June 8, 1961 |
|June 25, 1983 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
Last MLB appearance
|July 25, 1997 for the Anaheim Angels|
|Earned run average||4.11|
Career highlights and awards
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 1⁄3 innings, surrendering 2 earned runs to the New York Mets en route to a 4–2 victory. 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. 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.
In 2002 he was named to the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame.
- "Jun 25, 1983, Phillies at Mets Play by Play and Box Score". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. June 25, 1983. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
- "Biggest cheaters in baseball". espn.go.com. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
- "Hall of Fame Members / 2002 – Kevin Gross". Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers, & Alejandro Peña
August 17, 1992
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