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Joe Magrane
Pitcher
Born: July 2, 1964 (1964-07-02) (age 45)
Des Moines, Iowa
Batted: Right Threw: Left 
MLB debut
April 25, 1987 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
June 21, 1996 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Win-loss Record     57-67
Earned run average     3.81
Strikeouts     564
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft.
  • Led the NL in ERA in 1988 with 2.18

Joseph David Magrane (born July 2, 1964 in Des Moines, Iowa) was a Major League Baseball pitcher and is currently color commentary broadcaster for the MLB Network. He was teamed with play-by-play announcer Dewayne Staats from 1998 to 2008 as part of the Tampa Bay Rays television team.

Magrane served as an analyst for NBC Sports' coverage of Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He teamed with play-by-play man Eric Collins of ESPN.[1]

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Playing career

During his rookie season he helped the Cardinals win the 1987 NL Pennant. He also led the National League in Hit Batsmen (10).

He led the National League in ERA (2.18) in 1988.

He finished 4th in voting for the 1989 NL Cy Young for having an 18-9 Win-Loss record, 34 Games, 33 Games Started, 9 Complete Games, 3 Shutouts, 234 2/3 Innings, 219 Hits Allowed, 81 Runs Allowed, 76 Earned Runs Allowed, 5 Home Runs Allowed, 72 Walks, 127 Strikeouts, 14 Wild Pitches, 971 Batters Faced, 7 Intentional Walks, 5 Balks and a 2.91 ERA.

An injured elbow in 1990 cost him almost all of the next two seasons and most of his effectiveness, and Magrane never really regained his early form. He did win 11 games between the St. Louis and California ballclubs in 1993, but could not muster more than 2 wins or 74 innings pitched in any other season until his retirement in 1996 at the relatively early age of 32.

See also

References

  1. ^ Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup - A blog on sports media, news and networks - baltimoresun.com

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Awards
Preceded by
Nolan Ryan
National League ERA Champion
1988
Succeeded by
Scott Garrelts
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