Richard Dotson

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Richard Dotson
Born: (1959-01-10) January 10, 1959 (age 56)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 1979 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 5, 1990 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Win–Loss record 111–113
Earned run average 4.23
Strikeouts 973
Career highlights and awards

Richard Elliott Dotson (born January 10, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball in the 1980s. He is best noted for his 22-7 performance of 1983,[1][2] helping the Chicago White Sox win the American League West Division championship that season. Dotson finished fourth in the American League Cy Young Award voting, behind teammate LaMarr Hoyt. Arm injuries came to limit, however, what was a promising baseball career.[1]

In a 12-season career, he recorded a record of 111-113 with a 4.23 ERA in 305 games, 295 of them starts. He pitched 55 complete games and 11 shutouts in his career. Dotson gave up 872 earned runs and struck out 973 in 1857 and 1/3 innings pitched.

Dotson is currently the pitching coach for the Charlotte Knights.

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  1. ^ a b Baseball : the biographical encyclopedia. Kingston, NY [u.a.]: Total/Sports Illustrated. 2000. ISBN 1-892129-34-5.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ "Richard Dotson Player Page". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 

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