February 12, 1965 |
|September 13, 1995, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 26, 2002, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Earned run average||5.18|
Dennis Leroy Springer (born February 12, 1965) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who was known for his use of the knuckleball. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Anaheim Angels, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
As a member of the Dodgers, Springer surrendered Barry Bonds' Major League record-setting 73rd home run on October 7, 2001. The homer came off a 3-2 pitch clocked at 43 miles per hour (a knuckleball) in the bottom of the first inning of Los Angeles' 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
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