Mike Kinnunen

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Mike Kinnunen
Born: (1958-04-01) April 1, 1958 (age 59)
Seattle, Washington
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 12, 1980, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1987, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0-0
Earned run average 5.23
Strikeouts 23
Mike Kinnunen
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Amateur World Series
Silver medal – second place 1978 Italy Team

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 attended Washington State University, where he played college baseball for the Cougars from 1977 to 1979.[1]

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.

As of 2008, Kinnunen was living in Carolina, Puerto Rico, where he worked at Roberto Clemente Stadium.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "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. 

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