Mike Bacsik (right-handed pitcher)
April 1, 1952 |
|June 15, 1975, for the Texas Rangers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 9, 1980, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Earned run average||4.43|
In 1976, Bacsik was one of 30 pitchers who pitched to Hank Aaron while Aaron had accumulated 755 career home runs. Coincidentally, his son, Mike Bacsik, pitched to Barry Bonds when Bonds was on 755 home runs. Aaron went 1 for 2 against the elder Bacsik with a single; Bonds went 3 for 3 against the younger Bacsik with a double, a single and the record-breaking home run. The younger Bacsik would comment, in 2007, "If my dad had been gracious enough to let Hank Aaron hit a home run, we both would have given up 756."
- Pitcher's father faced Hank, Associated Press August 8, 2007, Lexington Herald-Leader p B5.