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Juan Guzmán
Born: October 28, 1966 (1966-10-28) (age 43)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
June 7, 1991 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
April 7, 2000 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     91-79
Earned run average     4.08
Strikeouts     1,243
Career highlights and awards

Juan Andres Guzmán Correa (born October 28, 1966 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. He was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1985. Guzman spent much of his playing career with the Toronto Blue Jays throughout the 90's.

Guzman pitched for the Blue Jays from 1991-98 and briefly played for the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. His career ERA was 4.08.

His first three seasons with the Blue Jays were excellent, as he went a combined 40-11 with a 3.28 ERA, and the team made the playoffs in all three years, including World Series wins in 1992 and 1993. Guzman won two games in both the 1992 and 1993 ALCS but was not able to secure a win in either World Series. His playoff record was 5-1 in 8 starts with a 2.44 ERA.

Guzman had an ERA of 2.93 in 1996, which was the lowest in the American League among qualified pitchers.

Guzman possessed a very good fastball and strikeout ability, striking out 7.5 batters per 9 innings during his career. On the mound, he worked very deliberately and was one of the slower working pitchers in the game, earning him the nickname "Human Rain Delay" from Toronto fans. He threw a lot of wild pitches, leading the league in that category in 1993 and 1994.

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Preceded by
Randy Johnson
American League ERA Champion
Succeeded by
Roger Clemens


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