Matt Skrmetta

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Matt Skrmetta
Pitcher
Born: (1972-11-06) November 6, 1972 (age 44)
Biloxi, Mississippi
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 6, 2000, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 2000, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 2–2
Earned run average 11.66
Strikeouts 11
Teams

Matthew Leland Skrmetta (born November 6, 1972) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He played during one season at the major league level for the Montreal Expos and Pittsburgh Pirates in 2000. He also played two seasons in Japan, 2003 for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks and 2005 for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. He holds the record for playing for the most professional teams, with 25.

Amateur career[edit]

He graduated from Satellite High School in 1990. He led Satellite to the 1990 Class 3A State Championship baseball game where they lost to Pace High School 13-3.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Skrmetta was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 26th round of the 1993 amateur draft. Skrmetta played his first professional season with their rookie league Bristol Tigers in 1993.

In 2002, Skrmetta was 8-0 with one save, 58 strikeouts in 61 innings pitched for a 2.51 ERA while pitching for the Omaha Royals, the Kansas City Royals' Triple-A affiliate.[2]

Skrmetta broke former major league baseball pitcher Mike Morgan's record when he played for the Chicago White Sox Triple-A affiliate Charlotte Knights in 2006. Skrmetta has played for a record 24 professional teams and 13 organizations.[3] In 2007, he played for his 25th and last professional team, the Road Warriors of the independent Atlantic League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ FHSAA Baseball Records
  2. ^ – Skrmetta 2002 Las Vegas Journal-Review
  3. ^ – Soxtalk.com forum June 4, 2006 Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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