Marty Bystrom

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Marty Bystrom
Born: (1958-07-26) July 26, 1958 (age 58)
Coral Gables, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
September 7, 1980, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last appearance
September 9, 1985, for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Win–loss record 29–26
Earned run average 4.26
Strikeouts 258
Career highlights and awards

Martin Eugene Bystrom (born July 26, 1958, in Coral Gables, Florida), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues for the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees from 1980–1985.

Bystrom was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in December 1976.[1] As a September call-up at age 21,[2] he made his MLB debut on September 7, 1980, winning 5 games (including a complete-game shutout) during September[3] for the Phillies en route to their National League East Division championship.[4]

On June 30, 1984, Bystrom was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies along with Keith Hughes to the New York Yankees for pitcher Shane Rawley.[1]

Following the 1985 season, Bystrom was granted free agency and signed with the New York Yankees.[1] However, he would never again reach the Major Leagues as he finished his career pitching in the farm systems of the Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Phillies, and Cleveland Indians until his professional retirement in 1989.[5] Because of the 1994 MLB players' strike also affected 1995 spring training, he briefly attempted a comeback as a replacement player because "no matter what, there's nothing quite so special as putting on a major-league uniform and playing baseball. I cherish this. I always did."[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Marty Bystrom Statistics and History". Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "MLB Rotation: Phillies Most Memorable Call Up? Marty Bystrom in 1980.". August 26, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "1980 Pitching Gamelogs (Marty Bystrom)". Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Madden, Bill (March 6, 1995). "Blame Game, Not Bystrom". New York Daily News. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Marty Bystrom Minor League Statistics & History". Retrieved August 13, 2014. 

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