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Mike Torrez
Born: August 28, 1946 (1946-08-28) (age 63)
Topeka, Kansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 10, 1967 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
July 27, 1984 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     185-160
Earned run average     3.96
Strikeouts     1,404
Career highlights and awards

Michael Augustine Torrez (born August 28, 1946 in Topeka, Kansas) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball.



Torrez had an 18-year career from 1967 to 1984. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Montreal Expos and New York Mets, all of the National League, and Baltimore Orioles, Oakland A's, New York Yankees, and Boston Red Sox, all of the American League.

Torrez won 2 games in the 1977 World Series for the World Champion Yankees and won 15 or more games in 6 consecutive seasons. After the Yankees 1977 championship season, he signed as a free agent with Boston. His 16-win 1978 season was forgotten with 1 pitch when he gave up a 3-run home run to light-hitting Yankee shortstop, Bucky Dent, in the late innings of the division-deciding 163rd game.

He is also known for beaning Houston Astros infielder Dickie Thon in 1984.

Post playing career

Torrez is currently the pitching coach for the Newark Bears of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[1]

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