Kevin Gross

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Kevin Gross
Born: (1961-06-08) June 8, 1961 (age 58)
Downey, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 25, 1983, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
July 25, 1997, for the Anaheim Angels
MLB statistics
Win–loss record142–158
Earned run average4.11
Career highlights and awards

Kevin Frank Gross (born June 8, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1983 through 1997.

Gross played for five different teams during his career: the Philadelphia Phillies (1983–1988), Montreal Expos (1989–1990), Los Angeles Dodgers (1991–1994), Texas Rangers (1995–1996), and Anaheim Angels (1997). He made his Major League Baseball debut on June 25, 1983, pitching 6 ​13 innings, surrendering 2 earned runs to the New York Mets en route to a 4–2 victory.[1] He played his final game on July 25, 1997.

On August 10, 1987, Gross was caught pitching with an illegal substance, sandpaper, in his glove, and he was suspended for 10 games.[2] He was selected to the National League All-Star team in 1988. On August 17, 1992, as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Gross threw a no-hitter versus their rivals, the San Francisco Giants, in a 2-0 victory.

On September 9, 1986, Gross surrendered the first of Rafael Palmeiro's 569 career home runs.

On May 14, 1990, pitching for the Expos in Los Angeles, Gross and Dodgers starter Fernando Valenzuela accomplished the rare feat of hitting homers off each other in the same inning.[3]

In 2002, he was named to the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jun 25, 1983, Phillies at Mets Play by Play and Box Score". June 25, 1983. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "Biggest cheaters in baseball". Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  3. ^ "". Expos 2-3 Dodgers, Monday, May 14, 1990, Dodger Stadium. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame Members / 2002 – Kevin Gross". Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on July 17, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014.

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Preceded by
Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers, & Alejandro Peña
No-hitter pitcher
August 17, 1992
Succeeded by
Chris Bosio