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Eric Plunk
Pitcher
Born: September 3, 1963 (1963-09-03) (age 46)
Wilmington, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
May 12, 1986 for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1999 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
Record     72-58
Strikeouts     1081
ERA     3.82
Teams

Eric Vaughn Plunk (born September 3, 1963 in Wilmington, California), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1986-1999.

Plunk was involved in two trades for Rickey Henderson. On December 5, 1984, as a minor leaguer, he was traded by the New York Yankees with Tim Birtsas, Jay Howell, Stan Javier, and Jose Rijo to the Oakland Athletics for Rickey Henderson, Bert Bradley, and cash. On June 21, 1989, he was traded by the Oakland Athletics with Greg Cadaret and Luis Polonia to the New York Yankees for Rickey Henderson. Plunk was part of the pennant-winning 1988 Athletics.

Plunk's career later took him to the Cleveland Indians, where he was the winning pitcher in the first ever game played at Jacobs Field on April 4, 1994. He was the losing pitcher for Game 3 of the 1997 World Series.

The inspiration behind the character Rick Vaughn from the Major League movies.

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