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Mike McCormick
Born: September 29, 1938 (1938-09-29) (age 71)
Pasadena, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
September 3, 1956 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
May 22, 1971 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     134-128
Earned run average     3.73
Strikeouts     1,321
Career highlights and awards

Michael Francis McCormick (born on September 29, 1938 in Pasadena, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the New York Giants from 1956 to 1958, then the San Francisco Giants from 1958 to 1970. He played for the New York Yankees in 1970 and then the Kansas City Royals in 1971.

In 1956 he became one of the most hyped rookies in history after posting a 49-4 American Legion record at age 17, including four no hitters and a 26 strikeout game. Though he struggled with his control for the first few years of his career, he later became one of the best pitchers in baseball. He led the league in ERA in 1960 and won the Cy Young Award and The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year in 1967 with the San Francisco Giants. He also hit the 500th home run by a pitcher in baseball history (and also gave up Hank Aaron's 500th career home run in 1968). McCormick was a member of the National League All Star Team in 1960 and 1961.

McCormick currently conducts fantasy camps for the San Francisco Giants, with other former Giants. He married Carolyn Koehler in 1956. They have four children, Susan, Michael Jr., Matthew and Stacy. He married Dierdre Hodge in January 1986. They have one daughter, Tara.

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Preceded by
Sam Jones
National League ERA Champion
Succeeded by
Warren Spahn
Preceded by
Sandy Koufax
National League Wins Champion
Succeeded by
Juan Marichal
Preceded by
Sandy Koufax
National League Cy Young Award
Succeeded by
Bob Gibson
Preceded by
Phil Regan
NL Comeback Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Alex Johnson


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