Mike Anderson (pitcher)
July 30, 1966 |
|September 7, 1993, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 17, 1993, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Earned run average||18.56|
Michael James Anderson (born July 30, 1966) is a former Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Cincinnati Reds in 1993. He made his major league debut on September 7 against the St. Louis Cardinals. He pitched 1 2⁄3 of an inning, allowed 6 hits, 7 earned runs, and gave up 2 of 4 home runs in a single game hit by Mark Whiten. He only appeared in two more games after that. On December 10, 1993 he was traded with Darron Cox and Larry Luebbers to the Chicago Cubs for Chuck McElroy but he never made it to the majors with the Cubs. He continued to pitch in the minors until 1997, when he headed to Korea. In 1998, Anderson recorded a save in Game 3 of the 1998 Korean Series for the LG Twins, becoming the first American-born hurler to accomplish this feat.
After serving as a pitching coach in the Chicago Cubs' farm system from 2000–2006, he became a scout at the pro level for the Texas Rangers. His younger brother is current Milwaukee Brewers TV play-by-play announcer Brian Anderson.
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- Career statistics and player information from Korea Baseball Organization
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