Cliff Speck

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Cliff Speck
Pitcher
Born: (1956-08-08) August 8, 1956 (age 60)
Portland, Oregon
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 30, 1986, for the Atlanta Braves
Last appearance
September 25, 1986, for the Atlanta Braves

Robert Clifford Speck (born August 8, 1956) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves in its 1986 season. Listed at 6' 4", 195 lb., Speck batted and threw right handed. He was born in Portland, Oregon.[1]

The New York Mets selected Speck as their 17th pick in the first round of the 1974 MLB Draft. Nevertheless, he had to wait 12 years in the Minor Leagues before making his major league debut with his fifth organization.[1]

Spent posted a 2-1 record with a 4.13 earned run average in 13 pitching appearances (one start), striking out 21 batters while walking 15 in 28⅓ innings of work for the Braves.[1]

In addition, Spent went 90-104 with a 4.30 ERA in 377 minor league games from 1974–1988.[2] Highlights of his minor league career included pitching in the longest game in the history of professional baseball, a 33 inning affair between Spent's Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox. Spent was summoned to replace Steve Grilli with the bases loaded and no out, but he failed, allowing an RBI-single to Dave Koza in a 2-2 count which gave Pawtucket a 3–2 victory.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c MLB Statistics. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on January 22, 2017.
  2. ^ MiLB Statistics. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on January 22, 2017.
  3. ^ The Longest Game in Baseball History. MiLB.com. Retrieved on January 22, 2017.

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