June 14, 1975 |
Flushing, New York
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 6, 1999 for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 2004 for the Houston Astros|
|Earned run average||4.88|
|Career highlights and awards|
Peter Daniel Munro (born June 14, 1975 in Flushing, New York) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. He has played for the Toronto Blue Jays (1999-2000) and Houston Astros (2002-2004). He bats and throws right-handed.
After being selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 6th round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft, Munro was sent by Boston to the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998 in the same transaction that brought Mike Stanley to the Red Sox.
Munro debuted with Toronto in 1999. After pitching in part of two seasons, he was traded to the Houston Astros. His career highlight came on June 11, 2003, when he combined with Houston pitchers Roy Oswalt, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel, and Billy Wagner to throw the first no-hitter against the New York Yankees in 45 years. The Astros sextet also set a major league record for the highest number of pitchers to throw a no-hitter.
In a five-season career, Munro has posted a 13-19 record with 189 strikeouts and a 4.88 ERA in 315-1/3 innings pitched. Another highlight in Munro's career was in the 2004 NLCS, when he got the ball in Game 2 and Game 6 (In Game 6, he was picked to start over 7-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens).
Munro started 2006 pitching for the Rochester Red Wings, the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. He signed with Uni-President Lions of Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League in March 2007, and was selected to the CPBL All-Star Game in July. Munro signed with the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League for the 2008 season, but was released after sustaining an injury.
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June 11, 2003
(with Oswalt, Saarloos, Lidge, Dotel, & Wagner)