Not to be confused with Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher José De León
December 20, 1960 |
La Vega, Dominican Republic
|July 23, 1983, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 18, 1995, for the Montreal Expos|
|Earned run average||3.76|
|Career highlights and awards|
José DeLeón Chestaro (born December 20, 1960) is a former professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of thirteen seasons (1983–1995) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, and Montreal Expos. He was the National League strikeout champion in 1989 with the St. Louis Cardinals. For his career, he compiled an 86–119 record in 415 appearances, with a 3.76 ERA and 1594 strikeouts.
He twice led the National League in losses, posting a record of 2–19 in 1985 for the Pirates, and 7–19 in 1990 with the Cardinals.
DeLeon and Kerry Wood are the only pitchers in major league history to record fewer than 100 wins and still get 1500 or more strikeouts.
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