|Born: June 21, 1974|
Fort Smith, Arkansas
|March 31, 1998, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 9, 2000, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||3.66|
Sean David Runyan (born June 21, 1974) is a former Major League Baseball player.
After attending Urbandale High School in Urbandale, Iowa, Runyan was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 5th round of the 1992 amateur draft. After several seasons in the minors with the Quad City River Bandits, the Astros traded him to the San Diego Padres in 1997 for Luis Lopez, but was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the Rule 5 draft that same year.
Runyan's major league debut came on March 31, 1998. He would be used as a left-handed specialist out of the Tigers bullpen, and would go on to lead the American League in appearances with 88. The 88 appearances were 2 short of the American League record, but were enough to set the record for rookies.
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