Zak Shinall

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Zak Shinall
Zak Shinall - Bakersfield Dodgers - 1988.jpg
Shinall in 1988
Born: (1968-10-14) October 14, 1968 (age 50)
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 12, 1993, for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
May 12, 1993, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
Earned run average3.38

Zakary Sebastien Shinall (born October 14, 1968) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Seattle Mariners during their 1993 season. Listed at 6' 3" (1.90 m), 215 lb. (97 kg), Shinall batted and threw right-handed. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

Shinall was originally selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 29th round of the 1987 MLB Draft out of El Camino College in Torrance, California, where he played for the school's team. He was traded by the Dodgers to the Cleveland Indians at the end of 1992 and eventually elected off waivers by Seattle from the Indians.

Shinall hurled 2⅔ innings of relief in his 1993 debut against the Chicago White Sox, allowing one earned run on four hits and two walks and no strikeouts. He did not have a decision and never appeared in a major league game again.

He also pitched eight seasons in the Minor Leagues spanning 1987–1995, posting a 38-30 record with a 3.86 ERA and 331 strikeouts in 265 pitching appearances, including 49 starts and one shutout in 560 innings of work.

In between, Shinall played winter ball with the Leones del Caracas of the Venezuelan League during the 1991–1992 season.

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