Mike Fetters

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Mike Fetters
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 43
Pitcher/ Coach
Born: (1964-12-19) December 19, 1964 (age 53)
Van Nuys, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1989, for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
September 16, 2004, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 31–41
Earned run average 3.86
Strikeouts 518
Saves 100
Teams

As player

As coach

Michael Lee Fetters (born December 19, 1964) is an American professional baseball pitcher and coach. He is currently the bullpen coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He played in Major League Baseball for eight teams during his sixteen-year career from 1989 to 2004. Fetters started his playing career with the California Angels and also played with the Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Minnesota Twins. Fetters had his best season in 1996 when he finished fifth in the American League in saves with thirty-two with the Brewers. Fetters finished his career with one hundred career saves.

Fetters is of mixed ethnicity, being half-Caucasian and half-Samoan in ancestry.[1]

Career[edit]

Fetters is a graduate of Iolani School,[2] where he played high school baseball in the early 1980s, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Fetters played baseball at Pepperdine University and was drafted in the first round of the 1986 Major League Draft by the California Angels.[3] Fetters is best known for his head movement while on the mound. Prior to pitching, he took a deep breath and moved his head quickly 90 degrees to the left. He claimed that he was stressed when pitching as the reason for his head movement. While with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2002, Mark Grace imitated the same move when invited to pitch for one inning. During one game in the 2004 season, Houston Astro Craig Biggio imitated Fetters' head movement and scowl while batting against him, drawing laughter from the Houston crowd. Fetters is the cousin of American baritone Stephen Totter. He currently works as the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen coach after 4 years as a quality control coach.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Al Chase (3 December 2003). "Fetters: Mulling his options: Arizona leaves Mike Fetters free to deal". Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
  2. ^ Al Chase (8 May 2005). "Iolani graduate called it quits after 16 years in the majors". Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
  3. ^ Bloom, Earl (June 16, 2013). "Ex-reliever Fetters still enjoying life in baseball". Orange County Register.

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