Fred Kuhaulua

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Fred Kuhaulua
Born: (1953-02-23) February 23, 1953 (age 64)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 2, 1977, for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1981, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Win-Loss Record 1-0
Strikeouts 19
ERA 4.79

Fred Mahele Kuhaulua (born February 23, 1953 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. On August 1, 1972 the left-hander was signed by the California Angels as an amateur free agent. He played for the Angels (1977) and San Diego Padres (1981).

Kuhaulua made his major league debut in relief on August 2, 1977 against the New York Yankees at Anaheim Stadium. He pitched 2.1 innings and gave up five hits (including a Chris Chambliss home run) and three earned runs. Kuhaulua struck out Willie Randolph to end the 6th. He appeared in three games for the Angels that month and had an ERA of 15.63, earning himself a trip back to the Salt Lake City Gulls of the Pacific Coast League.

He was released by the Angels during spring training of 1978 and signed with the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central League. After a season in Japan he was signed by the Padres on March 1, 1979.

He pitched in five games for San Diego in 1981, including four starts, and had an ERA of 2.45. His finest major league effort was in the last game of his career, on October 1, 1981 against Fernando Valenzuela and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kuhaulua pitched the first eight innings of a 1-0 shutout that night at Dodger Stadium, and Eric Show saved it for him with a scoreless 9th.

Career totals for 8 games pitched include a 1-0 record, 5 games started, and 2 games finished. He allowed 19 earned runs in 35.2 innings pitched, giving him a lifetime ERA of 4.79.


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