Mike Oquist

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Mike Oquist
Pitcher
Born: (1968-05-30) May 30, 1968 (age 51)
La Junta, Colorado
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 14, 1993, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1999, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record25–31
Earned run average5.46
Strikeouts351
Teams

Michael Lee Oquist (born May 30, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1993-1999. He played for the Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, and Oakland Athletics.

Oquist played collegiate baseball at the University of Arkansas prior to turning professional.

On August 3, 1998, Oquist gave up 14 earned runs to the New York Yankees. Oquist allowed 14 runs on 16 hits, with the most being in the 2nd inning (7). He struck out three batters while walking three and allowing four home runs on 115 pitches. The four relievers that closed the game out for the Athletics allowed a combined total of one hit, one walk, and four strikeouts. Conversely, Orlando Hernandez, the pitcher for the Yankees, pitched a complete game while allowing a run on three hits with eight strikeouts. He threw 123 pitches while Oquist (five days removed from his previous pitching appearance) threw 115. His final game score was a -21, while his ERA ballooned from 5.87 to 6.61.[1]

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