June 6, 1957 |
|September 6, 1981, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 14, 1992, for the Texas Rangers|
|Earned run average||3.39|
Stephen John Fireovid (born June 6, 1957 in Bryan, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Fireovid pitched in all or part of six seasons in the majors for five different teams between 1981 and 1992. In none of those seasons did Fireovid pitch more than 10 games in the majors. He played college baseball at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio from 1976 to 1978.
In 1990, while pitching for the Indianapolis Indians, Fireovid composed a journal of his experiences. The journal was turned into a book, The 26th Man: One Minor League Pitcher's Pursuit of a Dream, in 1991. The book was co-authored by Mark Winegardner. Fireovid's career is also profiled with a chapter in the book Journeymen: 24 Bittersweet Tales of Short Major League Sports Careers by Kurt Dusterberg.
He is married to Patty, with whom he has three children.