September 15, 1919|
|Died: December 2, 1999
|April 18, 1946, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 22, 1947, for the New York Giants|
|Earned run average||4.04|
Michael Joe Budnick (September 15, 1919 – December 2, 1999) was an American professional baseball player, a right-handed pitcher who appeared in 42 games, eight as a starter, in the Major Leagues from 1946–1947 for the New York Giants. The native of Astoria, Oregon, grew up in Seattle, Washington, where he attended Queen Anne High School. He stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg).
He spent the entire 1946 campaign on the Giants' roster, compiling a 2–3 record and a creditable 3.16 earned run average in 35 games. On August 4, 1946, he started against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Polo Grounds and hurled his only MLB complete game and shutout, winning 6–0.
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