August 9, 1956 |
|October 1, 1978, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 25, 1982, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||3.31|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kevin Andrew Saucier (born August 9, 1956 in Pensacola, Florida) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1978 to 1982 for the Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers. Nicknamed "Hot Sauce", Saucier (whose name is pronounced "So-Shay"), was an energetic pitcher who would often display his emotions while on the mound. Saucier retired prior to the 1983 season due to his loss of control on the mound leading him to fear that he might kill someone with a pitch.
Since the 1980s, Saucier has been a scout for the Major League Scouting Bureau, evaluating amateur baseball prospects in Alabama, the Florida panhandle and a portion of Georgia. In this position he has scouted future MLB players such as Chipper Jones, Alex Rodriguez, and Bo Jackson.
- Dokoupil, Tony (July 4, 2014). "Major League Baseball's Open Tryouts: A Real Field of Dreams". nbcnews.com. NBC News. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
- UPI (1983-04-13). "PITCHER WHO RETIRED TELLS OF THE PRESSURE". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- Reeves, D. C. (May 9, 2014). "Mikey White becomes 'centerpiece' of Alabama baseball team". tuscaloosanews.com. Tuscaloosa, AL: Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
- Caree, Chuck (August 5, 2002). "Saucier no stranger to work stoppages". Wilmington, NC: Star-News. Morning Star. p. 3C. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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