Roger Mason (baseball)

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Roger Mason
Born: (1957-09-18) September 18, 1957 (age 62)
Bellaire, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 1984, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
August 11, 1994, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Win–loss record22–35
Earned run average4.02

Roger Le Roy Mason (born September 18, 1957) is a retired American professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues primarily in relief from 1984 to 1987, 1989, and 1991–1994. Mason excelled in the post season where his microscopic ERA of 0.49 over 18.1 innings is still among the best for relievers.

As a member of the Giants, he became involved in baseball notoriety on April 13, 1987, when he gave up three consecutive solo home runs to San Diego Padres Marvell Wynn, Tony Gwynn and John Kruk, the first three batters he faced in the game. Despite this, the Giants still won, 13-6.

Mason was a member of the 1984 World Series champion Detroit Tigers, and appeared in the 1993 World Series for the Philadelphia Phillies.

In November 2008, Mason was hired as the pitching coach for the Traverse City Beach Bums of the independent Frontier League. In his initial season as coach, the Beach Bums posted the third lowest earned run average in the league.

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