Juan Guzmán (baseball)
Guzman in 1988
|Born: October 28, 1966|
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|June 7, 1991, for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 7, 2000, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Earned run average||4.08|
|Career highlights and awards|
Juan Andres Guzmán Correa (born October 28, 1966) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. Guzman spent much of his playing career with the Toronto Blue Jays and was part of their World Series winning teams in 1992 and 1993.
Guzmán was originally signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1985. He pitched for the Blue Jays from 1991 to 1998, then played briefly for the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, finishing with a career ERA of 4.08.
In his first three seasons with the Blue Jays, he went a combined 40–11 with a 3.28 ERA. The Jays made the playoffs all three years, winning the World Series in 1992 and 1993. Guzman won two games in both the 1992 and 1993 ALCS but was not able to secure a win in either World Series. His playoff record was 5–1 in eight starts with a 2.44 ERA.
Guzman had an ERA of 2.93 in 1996, the lowest in the American League among qualified pitchers.
Guzman had a very good fastball, striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings during his career. On the mound, his deliberate, slow approach earned him the nickname "Human Rain Delay" from Toronto fans. He led the American league in wild pitches in 1993 and 1994.
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| AL hits per nine innings