Dennis Springer

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Dennis Springer
Pitcher
Born: (1965-02-12) February 12, 1965 (age 50)
Fresno, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1995 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
May 26, 2002 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Win–Loss Record 24–48
Earned run average 5.18
Strikeouts 296
Teams

Dennis Leroy Springer (born February 12, 1965 in Fresno, California) 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.

In an 8-season career, he had a 24-48 record, with a 5.18 ERA in 655 and 1/3 innings pitched. He had four career shutouts, including two with the Marlins in 1999.

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