Monty Montgomery (baseball)

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Monty Montgomery
Born: (1946-09-01) September 1, 1946 (age 72)
Albemarle, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1971, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1972, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record6–3
Earned run average2.78
Innings pitched77⅔

Monty Bryson Montgomery (born September 1, 1946 in Albemarle, North Carolina) is a retired American Major League Baseball pitcher from Albemarle, North Carolina who appeared in 12 games for the Kansas City Royals between 1971 and 1972.[1] A right-hander, he stood 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) atll and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg).

Montgomery was drafted by the Royals in the ninth round of the 1968 Major League Baseball draft out of Pfeiffer University. Recalled from the minor leagues by Kansas City in September 1971, he appeared in three games, two as a starting pitcher, in the season's final weeks — and won all three of them. In 1972, he started and finished the season in the Majors, while playing most of the campaign for the Triple-A Omaha Royals. However, on September 7, 1972, he threw his only MLB complete game and shutout, a four-hit, 6–0 blanking of the California Angels at Municipal Stadium.[2]

Altogether, Montgomery worked in 12 MLB games, ten as a starter, and won six of nine decisions, allowing 71 hits and 20 bases on balls, with 36 strikeouts, in 77⅔ innings pitched.


  1. ^ The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 1389. ISBN 1402747713.
  2. ^ 1972-9-7 box score from Retrosheet

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