August 13, 1959 |
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|August 15, 1981 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 20, 1990 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||3.29|
|Career highlights and awards|
Thomas Edward Niedenfuer (born August 13, 1959), is a retired American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He attended high school in Redmond, Washington and was a standout pitcher in college for the Washington State Cougars under coach Bobo Brayton. He left school before completing his senior season. He is a native of St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Niedenfuer played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Baltimore Orioles, the Seattle Mariners and the St. Louis Cardinals and was primarily used as a reliever during his ten-year career, which began in the strike-shortened 1981 season and ended after the 1990 season. He is best remembered for giving up Ozzie Smith's game-winning home run during Game 5 of the 1985 National League Championship Series prompting broadcaster Jack Buck's "Go crazy, folks!" play-by-play call and Jack Clark's winning home run in Game 6 of that same NLCS.
- "Washington State University Baseball Players Who Made It to the Major Leagues". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
Bell, Christopher - Scapegoats: Baseballers Whose Careers Are Marked By One Fateful Play. (c) 2002 McFarland and Company.
Bell, Christopher, Scapegoats: Baseballers Whose Careers Are Marked By One Fateful Play (c) 2002 McFarland and Company