Joe Bonikowski

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Joe Bonikowski
Born: (1941-01-16) January 16, 1941 (age 78)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 1962, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1962, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record5–7
Earned run average3.88

Joseph Peter Bonikowski (born January 16, 1941) is an American former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Minnesota Twins during the 1962 season. Listed at 6 feet (1.8 m), 175 pounds (79 kg), Bonikowski batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bonikowski's professional baseball career lasted seven seasons (1959–1965). During his one MLB campaign, Bonikowski, then 21, posted a 5–7 record with a 3.88 ERA in 30 appearances, including 13 starts, three complete games and one save, giving up 47 runs (four unearned) on 95 hits and 38 walks while striking out 45 in 99⅔ innings of work. He pitched back-to-back complete-game victories on June 2 and June 7, defeating the Washington Senators and Kansas City Athletics.[1]

Bonikowski's minor league record was 40–55 (3.88) in 170 games and 793 innings.[2]


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