Steve Ontiveros (pitcher)

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Steve Ontiveros
Pitcher
Born: (1961-03-05) March 5, 1961 (age 54)
Tularosa, New Mexico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 14, 1985 for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2000 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win–loss record 34–31
Earned run average 3.67
Strikeouts 382
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Steven Ontiveros (born March 5, 1961 in Tularosa, New Mexico) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1985 through 2000, Ontiveros played for the Oakland Athletics (1985–88, 1994–95), Philadelphia Phillies (1989–90), Seattle Mariners (1993) and Boston Red Sox (2000). He batted and threw right-handed. He attended the University of Michigan where he gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education.

In a ten-season career, Ontiveros posted a 34-31 record with 19 saves and a 3.67 ERA in 207 games pitched (73 as a starter). He is best remembered for giving up Jeff Conine's game-winning home run at the 1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, a game in which Ontiveros was credited with the loss on behalf of starter Randy Johnson.

He now works at Spin Doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2008, he was the pitching coach for the Chinese National baseball team in the Beijing Olympics.

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