Bob Milacki

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Bob Milacki
Pitcher
Born: (1964-07-28) July 28, 1964 (age 55)
Trenton, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1988, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1996, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
Win–loss record39–47
Earned run average4.38
Strikeouts387
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Pitched a combined no-hitter on July 13, 1991

Robert Milacki (born July 28, 1964), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in Major League Baseball between 1988 and 1996, mostly with the Baltimore Orioles.

Playing career[edit]

Milacki began his career with the Baltimore Orioles, pitching for them from 1988 to 1992. He started three games as a September call-up in 1988, allowing only 2 runs and 9 hits in 25 innings. In his rookie season of 1989, Milacki led the American League with 36 games started, posting a 14-12 record with a career-best 3.74 ERA.

On April 23, 1989, Milacki pitched a rare complete game shutout against the Minnesota Twins in which he faced the minimum 27 batters; he allowed 3 hits and 2 walks.[1]

On July 13, 1991, the Orioles defeated the Oakland A's 2-0 on a combined no-hitter. Milacki pitched the first six innings of the game, with no runs on no hits, three walks and three strikeouts.[2] He was pulled from the game after a line drive struck him on the arm, despite the batter being retired when the ball bounced towards first base. Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson, and Gregg Olson each followed up with a no-hit scoreless inning to complete the no-hitter.[3]

After posting a 6-8 record for the Orioles in 1992, Milacki became a free agent. He pitched a combined 22 games with the Indians, Royals, and Mariners through the 1996 season. In 1997, he pitched in six games for the Kintetsu Buffaloes in Japan.

Post-playing career[edit]

Since 2001, Milacki has been a minor league pitching coach in several organizations:[4]

Personal life[edit]

Milacki was born in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He graduated from Lake Havasu High School in 1982 and attended Yavapai Community College.[4] Milacki and his wife Kim have two daughters, Brittany and Ashlee, and a son, Robert.[citation needed] Ashlee played college basketball for Glendale Community College.[citation needed] Robert was drafted as a pitcher in the 38th round (1151st pick) by the Washington Nationals in the 2018 baseball season.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box Score of Game played on Sunday, April 23, 1989 at Memorial Stadium". Baseball Almanac. Baseball-Almanac, Inc.
  2. ^ "July 13, 1991 Baltimore Orioles at Oakland Athletics Box Score and Play by Play". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  3. ^ Smith, Claire (14 July 1991). "Baseball; 1 Game / 4 Arms = Orioles No-Hitter". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Bob Milacki - BR Bullpen". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  5. ^ McCalvy, Adam (January 31, 2018). "Brewers announce 2018 Minor League staffs". MLB.com. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "2019 Shuckers Coaching Staff Announced". MiLB.com. Retrieved 2019-08-14.

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Preceded by
Tommy Greene
No-hit game
July 13, 1991
with Flanagan, Williamson & Olson
Succeeded by
Dennis Martínez