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Mark Langston
Pitcher
Born: August 20, 1960 (1960-08-20) (age 49)
San Diego, California
Batted: Right Threw: Left 
MLB debut
April 7, 1984 for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1999 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     179-158
Earned run average     3.97
Strikeouts     2,464
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Mark Edward Langston (born August 20, 1960 in San Diego, California) is an American left-handed former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Seattle Mariners (19841989), Montreal Expos (1989), California and Anaheim Angels (19901997), San Diego Padres (1998), and Cleveland Indians (1999).

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Baseball career

In 1989, Langston was in a trade which sent him to Montreal and Randy Johnson to the Mariners.

In 1990, he pitched the first seven innings for a 2–0 combined no-hitter with Mike Witt. Witt, who had pitched a perfect game back in 1984, tossed the final two frames. This combined no-hitter remains the last one in Angels history.[1]

In the 1998 World Series, Langston's 2–2 pitch to Tino Martinez appeared to be over the plate, but was called ball 3; Langston's next pitch was hit for a grand slam in the seventh inning of Game 1 to give the New York Yankees a 9–5 lead. The Yankees went on to sweep the San Diego Padres in four games.

Langston compiled a career 179–158 record with 2,464 strikeouts and a 3.97 ERA in 2962⅔ innings.

Noted for his pickoff move to first base, his 91 career pickoffs are third most in ML history behind only Kenny Rogers and Andy Pettitte.

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