May 11, 1958 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|September 18, 1982 for the New York Mets|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1992 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||4.22|
Charles Walter Terrell (born May 11, 1958 in Jeffersonville, Indiana) is a retired Major League Baseball player. A starting pitcher, Terrell pitched from 1982 to 1992 for the New York Mets (1982–1984), Detroit Tigers (1985–1988), San Diego Padres (1989), New York Yankees (1989), Pittsburgh Pirates (1990), and the Tigers (1990–1992).
On 1983-08-06, pitcher Terrell shocked opposing pitcher Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins of the Chicago Cubs by hitting a two-run home run off him in the third inning and then hitting another two-run home run the very next inning. Jenkins shut down the rest of the offense, besides Terrell, but lost the game 4-1. Later that same month, Terrell had another three hits, including a three-run home run. In five years as a hitter, Terrell logged only three home runs and ten runs batted in but all three home runs and seven of the ten RBI came in a seventeen-day span.
Against the California Angels at Tiger Stadium on August 20, 1986, Terrell had a no-hitter broken up with two out in the ninth by a Wally Joyner double. It was the only hit he would allow in a 3-0 Tiger victory.
He also surrendered the first of Mark McGwire's 583 home runs on August 25, 1986.