Jack Lazorko

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Jack Lazorko
Pitcher
Born: (1956-03-30) March 30, 1956 (age 59)
Hoboken, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 4, 1984 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1988 for the California Angels
Career statistics
Win-Loss 5-8
Earned run average 4.22
Strikeouts 108
Teams

Jack Thomas Lazorko (born March 30, 1956 in Hoboken, New Jersey) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He played during five seasons at the major league level for the Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers and California Angels. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 11th round of the 1978 amateur draft. Lazorko played his first professional season with their Rookie league Gulf Coast Astros and Class A-Advanced Daytona Beach Astros in 1978, and his last with the New York Mets' Triple-A Norfolk Tides in 1993. He played 20 seasons in national and international baseball, including two years in Milan, Italy, and in the Florida Senior League until 1995.

Born in Hoboken, Lazorko grew up in River Edge, New Jersey.[1]

Lazorko, a former amateur hockey goalie, is probably best known for a highlight reel of his fielding which featured on This Week in Baseball for many years.

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  1. ^ Berkow, Ira. "BASEBALL'S KING OF THE ROAD; Jack Lazorko Doesn't Pitch Here Anymore", The New York Times, July 11, 1993. Accessed February 6, 2013. "Few baseball careers have been anything like Jack Lazorko's, who was born in Hoboken, N.J., and grew up in River Edge to the north, and who has called so many places home since then that, he says, he has single-handedly kept map makers in business."

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