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Craig Lefferts
Relief pitcher
Born: September 29, 1957 (1957-09-29) (age 52)
Munich, West Germany
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
April 7, 1983 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
July 3, 1994 for the California Angels
Career statistics
Pitching record     58-72
Games pitched     696
Earned run average     3.43
Saves     101
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Craig Lindsay Lefferts (born September 29, 1957 in Munich, West Germany) was a relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs (1983), San Diego Padres (1984-87 and 1990-92), San Francisco Giants (1987-89), Baltimore Orioles (1992), Texas Rangers (1993) and California Angels (1994). He is currently the pitching coach for the Vancouver Canadians.

Craig graduated from the University of Arizona and was the winning pitcher in the 1980 College World Series title game, defeating the University of Hawaii 5-3 at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb. He was named to the 1980 College World Series all-tournament team. He was then drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 9th round of the 1980 amateur draft.

He helped the Padres win the 1984 NL Pennant and the Giants win the 1987 NL Western Division and 1989 NL Pennant.

In the winter of 1985 he was offered to the New York Mets in exchange for outfielder Lenny Dykstra. Frank Cashen, then Mets GM at the time, declined the offer. The Mets later acquired Bobby Ojeda instead.

The 86 games he pitched in during 1986 not only led the National League but remains a Padres single season record.

As of the end of the 2008 season he ranked tied with Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland Alexander for 88th on the MLB All-Time Games Pitched List (696).

In 12 seasons he had a win-loss record of 58-72, 45 games started, 1 complete game, 286 games finished, 101 saves, 1,145 2/3 innings, 1,108 hits allowed, 490 runs allowed, 436 earned runs allowed, 120 home runs allowed, 322 walks allowed, 719 strikeouts, 31 wild pitches, 4,754 batters faced, 55 intentional walks, 10 balks and a 3.43 ERA.

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