April 1, 1958 |
|June 12, 1980, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 1987, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Earned run average||5.23|
|Representing the United States|
|Amateur World Series|
Michael John Kinnunen is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched in parts of three seasons between 1980 and 1987. He holds the major league record for most pitching appearances without a decision of any kind (win, loss or save) with 48.
Kinnunen was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 10th round of the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft, and was quickly promoted to the majors in 1980. Although he pitched reasonably well, he spent 1981 in the minors before being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. He finally made it back to the majors in 1986 after bouncing around the minors for several years.
- "Washington State University Baseball Players Who Made It to the Major Leagues". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012.