Mike Budnick

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Mike Budnick
Born: (1919-09-15)September 15, 1919
Astoria, Oregon
Died: December 2, 1999(1999-12-02) (aged 80)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1946, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 22, 1947, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 2–3
Earned run average 4.04
Strikeouts 42

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 19461947 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).

Budnick's professional career lasted for nine seasons (1939–1942; 1946–1950), interrupted by service in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.[1]

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.

Altogether, Budnick allowed 91 hits and 58 bases on balls in 10013 MLB innings pitched, with 42 strikeouts.


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