Steve Fireovid

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Steve Fireovid
Born: (1957-06-06) June 6, 1957 (age 59)
Bryan, Ohio
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 6, 1981, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
April 14, 1992, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 3–1
Earned run average 3.39
Strikeouts 27

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.[1]


  1. ^ Edes, Gordon (March 10, 1992). "Fireovid Not Giving Up - Just In Case". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 

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