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Sammy Stewart
Pitcher
Born: October 28, 1954 (1954-10-28) (age 55)
Asheville, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 1, 1978 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1987 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Pitching record     59-48
Earned run average     3.59
Strikeouts     586
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Samuel Lee "Sammy" Stewart (born October 28, 1954 in Asheville, North Carolina), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1978-1987. He attended Owen High School in Asheville and Montreat College, and signed his first pro contract with the Baltimore Orioles in 1975. He pitched in 359 major league games, finishing with a 59-48 record, 45 saves, and a 3.59 ERA.

On September 1, 1978, Stewart made his Major League debut for the Orioles, fanning seven consecutive batters en route to a 9–3 win over the Chicago White Sox. In 1981, Stewart led the American League in ERA. Stewart appeared in the 1979 World Series and 1983 World Series as a member of the Orioles.

In October 2006, Stewart began serving an eight-year sentence in a North Carolina prison on a felony drug charge, having been convicted as an "habitual felon". He has been charged 46 times with more than 60 offenses since 1988, and has spent 25 months in prison over six separate stints. He has admitted to being a "crack addict."[1]

Stewart has three children, one of whom has cystic fibrosis. He also lost a son to cystic fibrosis in 1991. Stewart and his wife are currently separated.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Boston Globe Article, Red Sox - Ex-Red Sox pitcher Stewart threw it all away, October 25, 2006.
  2. ^ Jarrett, Keith (October 15, 2006). "Throwing it all away: Drugs ruin life of ex-major leaguer Stewart". Asheville Citizen-Times. http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061015/NEWS01/61014032&SearchID=73259952247291. Retrieved 2006-10-15.  

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Preceded by
Rudy May
American League ERA Champion
1981
Succeeded by
Rick Sutcliffe
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