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Kevin Brown MLB Career Stats

211-144 3.28 3256.1 2397 1.22

Kevin Brown Bio

  • Full Name: James Kevin Brown
  • Born: 3/14/1965 in McIntyre, GA
  • Draft: 1986, Texas Rangers, 1st rd. (4th overall)
  • College: Georgia Tech
  • Debut: September 30, 1986
  • Ret., Final Game: 7/23/2005
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MLB Career Stats 211 144 3.28 486 476 0 3256.1 2397 1.22


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Kevin Brown Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
1997 Florida NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
1996 Florida NL
1997 Florida NL
1998 San Diego NL
2000 Los Angeles NL
2003 Los Angeles NL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
1992 Texas AL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/15/1997 Florida NL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/09/1993 Texas AL

Favorite New Padre Award

Year Team League
1998 San Diego NL

Padres Clyde McCullough Pitcher of the Year Award

Year Team League
1998 San Diego NL

Rangers Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
1992 Texas AL

Rangers Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
1989 Texas AL

Kevin Brown Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1989 3.35 15th in AL
1990 3.60 16th in AL
1992 3.32 11th in AL
1993 3.59 16th in AL
1995 3.60 7th in AL
1996 1.89 1st in NL
1997 2.69 5th in NL
1998 2.38 2nd in NL
1999 3.00 4th in NL
2000 2.58 1st in NL
2003 2.39 2nd in NL


Season W Rank
1989 12 24th in AL
1990 12 24th in AL
1992 21 1st in AL
1993 15 11th in AL
1995 10 24th in AL
1996 17 3rd in NL
1997 16 8th in NL
1998 18 4th in NL
1999 18 4th in NL
2000 13 15th in NL
2003 14 12th in NL


Season SO Rank
1992 173 7th in AL
1993 142 18th in AL
1994 123 11th in AL
1995 117 22nd in AL
1996 159 17th in NL
1997 205 5th in NL
1998 257 2nd in NL
1999 221 2nd in NL
2000 216 3rd in NL
2003 185 6th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
1989 1.24 15th in AL
1990 1.31 16th in AL
1992 1.27 19th in AL
1993 1.30 18th in AL
1995 1.18 4th in AL
1996 0.94 1st in NL
1997 1.18 10th in NL
1998 1.07 2nd in NL
1999 1.07 3rd in NL
2000 0.99 1st in NL
2003 1.14 5th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1989 .234 8th in AL
1990 .255 21st in AL
1992 .260 25th in AL
1993 .252 15th in AL
1995 .241 7th in AL
1996 .220 4th in NL
1997 .240 14th in NL
1998 .235 7th in NL
1999 .222 3rd in NL
2000 .213 1st in NL
2003 .236 12th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1991 33 15th in AL
1992 35 3rd in AL
1993 34 6th in AL
1994 25 1st in AL
1996 32 22nd in NL
1997 33 7th in NL
1998 35 1st in NL
1999 35 2nd in NL
2000 33 9th in NL
2003 32 15th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1989 7 9th in AL
1990 6 8th in AL
1992 11 2nd in AL
1993 12 2nd in AL
1994 3 19th in AL
1995 3 13th in AL
1996 5 3rd in NL
1997 6 6th in NL
1998 7 4th in NL
1999 5 4th in NL
2000 5 5th in NL
2001 1 24th in NL


Season SHO Rank
1990 2 6th in AL
1992 1 19th in AL
1993 3 2nd in AL
1995 1 9th in AL
1996 3 1st in NL
1997 2 5th in NL
1998 3 3rd in NL
1999 1 8th in NL
2000 1 9th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
1991 210.2 18th in AL
1992 265.2 1st in AL
1993 233.0 10th in AL
1994 170.0 12th in AL
1996 233.0 6th in NL
1997 237.1 6th in NL
1998 257.0 2nd in NL
1999 252.1 2nd in NL
2000 230.0 7th in NL
2003 211.0 11th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1989 4.90 15th in AL
1990 4.40 7th in AL
1991 4.10 6th in AL
1993 5.48 22nd in AL
1995 6.11 19th in AL
1996 6.14 20th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
1989 1.49 13th in AL
1990 1.47 7th in AL
1991 1.07 2nd in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
1989 70 18th in AL
1991 90 9th in AL
1992 76 13th in AL
1993 74 17th in AL
1997 66 25th in NL


Season H Rank
1991 233 6th in AL
1992 262 1st in AL
1993 228 8th in AL
1994 218 1st in AL
1997 214 6th in NL
1998 225 13th in NL
1999 210 21st in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1994 18 23rd in AL

James Kevin Brown Bio Info

Signed by Andy Hancock of Texas...was a chemical engineering major at Georgia Tech University, where he pitched three seasons and was named First Team All-American by The Sporting News in 1986 after setting then-single-season school records with 11 wins and 122 strikeouts...was also named to the secondteam all-Atlantic Coast Conference in 1986...after walking on to the Yellow Jackets' baseball team as a freshman, left Tech with a then-school-record 28 victories and 249 strikeouts, though both marks were later surpassed by current big league pitcher Doug Creek...guided the Yellow Jackets to back-to-back ACC Championships in 1985-86...was inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 1991...graduated from Wilkinson County High School in Irwinton, GA in 1983...played baseball, football and tennis...participated in Little League and American Legion baseball programs...was the Dodgers' nomination for the annual Roberto Clemente "Man of the Year" award in month after signing with the Dodgers, he donated $1 million to the Los Angeles chapter of the Reviving Baseball in Innercities program (R.B.I.) to establish the Kevin Brown RBI Academy of Excellence...the academy helps inner-city youth with baseball skills instructions, SAT preparatory classes, time management seminars, human development courses, retreats, college tours and college scholarships. 2005 Was 4-7 with a 6.50 ERA in 13 games for the Yankees. ... After an 0-4 start, won four consecutive starts from 5/8 to 5/26. ... Made his final start of the season on 7/23 at Los Angeles, taking the loss against the Angels by allowing seven runs in 3 1/3 innings. ... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 7/28 with a lumbar strain, his third DL stint of the season. ... Was transferred to the 60-day DL later in the season and did not return. 2004 Was 10-6 with a 4.09 ERA in 22 starts...the Yankees were 13-9 in games he started...opponents batted .262 (132-for-504, 14HR)...left-handers batted .261 (73-for-280, 9HR), right-handers batted .263 (59-for- 224, 5HR)...on 4/14 vs. the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Yankee Stadium-in his third consecutive start to open the season vs. Tampa Bay-recorded his third straight victory in a 5-1 Yankees' win...with the win, he became the 101st pitcher and the 77th right-hander in Major League history to record 200 career victories...his win also marked the first time in Major League history that teammates have recorded their 200th career wins in consecutive games (in a 4/11 win vs. the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium, RHP Mike Mussina became the 100th pitcher in Major League history to record 200 career victories)...not only had teammates never recorded their 200th career victories in consecutive games, no pair of teammates had ever reached the milestone in the same season...was named the American League's "Pitcher of the Month" for April when he was tied for the league lead in wins (4) while recording a 2.70 earned run average over 40.0 innings pitched (36H, 8BB, 24K)...the honor was the third of his career (also August 1996 with Florida and May 2003 with Los Angeles)...opened the season 5-0 for the second time in his career (was also 5-0 with Texas in 1990) and became the first pitcher to win his first five decisions as a Yankee since Roger Clemens went 5-0 in 1999...on 5/29 at Tampa Bay, recorded the victory -his fourth vs. the Devil Rays this season-in a 5-3 Yankees' win...became the first pitcher to record four wins vs. a single opponent before June since Brooklyn's Hugh Casey (vs. the New York Giants) in 1941...also became the first Yankee to register four wins vs. a single opponent before June since Jack Quinn (vs. Washington) in 1910...on 6/9 vs. Colorado, left the game after 2.0IP with a strained lower back...was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/15 (retroactive to 6/10) and missed 44 games with a strained lower back and intestinal parasite...made three rehab starts (one each at Single-A Staten Island, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Columbus), going 0-2 with a 5.25 ERA (12.0IP, 18H, 7ER, 2BB, 9K)...was returned from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the 15-day disabled list on 7/30...on 7/30 vs. Baltimore- in his first start since 6/9-recorded the victory in a 2-1 Yankees' win (6.1IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 5K)...on 8/5 vs. Oakland-in his second start since being reinstated from the disabled list-recorded the victory, shutting out the A's on four hits over 8.0IP (2BB, 7K)...made seven starts after returning from the disabled list, going 3-3 with a 3.74 ERA (45.2IP, 42H, 19ER, 15BB, 32K) before breaking left hand following 9/3 loss vs. Baltimore...on 9/3 vs. Baltimore, recorded the loss in a 3-1 Orioles' win (6.0IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 7K)...after 6.0IP, suffered fractures of the fifth and third metacarpal bones of the left hand (punching wall in clubhouse)...on 9/5, surgery was performed at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center to pin the fractures...the surgery was performed by Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser and Yankees Team Physician Dr. Stuart Hershon...the pins were removed on 9/23...on 9/26 at Boston, retired only two batters and recorded the loss in an 11-4 Red Sox' win (0.2IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 1K, 1HR)...was his shortest outing since 5/26/02 (with Los Angeles) at Arizona when he was also removed after his final start of the season, allowed only one hit and one unearned run in 5.0IP but received the loss in a 6-0 Blue Jays' win...made three postseason starts, going 1-1 with a 8.68 his only Division Series start vs. Minnesota in Game Three, allowed only 1ER in 6.0IP to earn the two starts vs. Boston in the ALCS, was 0-1 with a 21.60 ERA...started the decisive Game Seven vs. Boston, allowing 4H and 5ER in 1.1IP...was the shortest start of his postseason career. 2003 The right-hander finished the year with a 2.39 ERA, second best in the National League and his personal best since posting a 2.38 mark with San Diego in 1998...posted 14 wins, his highest total since winning 18 games during his first season in Los Angeles in 1999...allowed two earned runs or less in 23 of his 32 starts and one earned run or less 18 times...the Dodgers scored 17 runs in his nine losses...was named as one of 12 finalists for Pitcher of the Year in both leagues by nine consecutive decisions from 4/29- 6/17, becoming the first Dodger starter to accomplish that feat since Ramon Martinez, who won 10 straight from 8/13/95-5/31/96...made 32 starts for the Dodgers, five less than his combined total from 2001 and 2002...named to NL All-Star Team, but did not play due to a strained rectus abdominus muscle which landed him on the DL from 7/4- 20...came into Spring Training coming off an injury-plagued 2002 season and demonstrated immediately that he was healthy again, going 2-1 with a 1.03 ERA in seven spring games...pitched 6.0-plus shutout innings in his first start of the season, a 5-0 win at Arizona on 4/2...struck out a season-high 11 batters in 7.0 innings on 4/24 at Cincinnati, but received a no-decision in the Dodgers' 3-2, 11-inning was his 25th career start with 10 or more strikeouts... won his next nine decisions and the Dodgers won his 10 starts from 4/29-6/17...during the streak, he was 9-0 with a 1.27 ERA (10 ER/71.0 IP), allowing 50 hits and fanning 59...held opponents to one earned run or less in nine of the 10 games...was named the NL Pitcher of the Month for May, as he went 5-0 with a 1.02 ERA in six starts...allowed one earned run or less in all six starts during May...was also NL Pitcher-of-the-Month in August of 1996 while with Florida...missed his last two starts before the All-Star break, as he went on the disabled list on 7/4 with a strained abductor muscle...lost 3-1 vs. Mark Prior and the Chicago Cubs on 8/10, as he allowed a two-run and a solo homer to Sammy Sosa...the homers were the first allowed by Brown since 5/20 vs. Colorado, a span of 12 homerless starts...pitched on three days rest as he defeated the Marlins 6-4 on 8/15 at Florida...allowed three runs on five hits in 7.0 IP. 2002 Struggled through an injury-plagued season, twice visiting the disabled list and ending up with a 3-4 record and 4.81 ERA in 17 games (10 starts)... was 2-4 with a 4.56 ERA (25 ER/49.1 IP) in his 10 starts and was 1-0 with a 5.65 ERA (9 ER/14.1 IP) in seven relief appearances... he is 44-23 with a 2.97 ERA (218 ER/661.2 IP) in 106 career appearances (98 starts) as a Dodger... pitched in the fewest games and had his fewest innings pitched (63.2 IP) since 1988 with Texas when he was called up in September... the Dodgers scored a total of five runs in his four losses this season and have scored a total of 17 runs in his 14 losses over the past three seasons... was 1-3 with a 4.38 ERA at Dodger Stadium this season, but is 22-10 with a 2.28 ERA in 54 career games pitched at Dodger Stadium... was the Dodgers' Opening Day starter on April 2 vs. San Francisco, his seventh career Opening Day assignment, and suffered a 9-2 loss... allowed a season-high seven runs on nine hits in 4.0 innings... won his next start (400th career start) on April 7 vs. Colorado, pitching 7.0 shutout innings in the Dodgers' 6-4 win... was also 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and hit his second career home run... injured in his next start, April 13 at San Diego, pitching just 1.1 scoreless innings before leaving with sore elbow... he was diagnosed with having a release of scar tissue (from his Sept. 27, 2001 surgery to repair the flexor muscle) and subsequent swelling... was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 14... reinstated on April 30 and started vs. Cincinnati on that day... Mark Bellhorn's solo home run in the fourth and two-out, two-run bloop single in the fifth accounted for both runs he allowed in 5.0 innings of work in the 3-1 loss... allowed three runs in 7.0 innings in his start on May 5 vs. Chicago, but the Dodgers were shut out 3-0... shutout the Marlins on three hits in 7.0 innings, while fanning a season-high 10 batters, in a 3-1 win at Florida on May 11... it was his 24th career start with 10 or more strikeouts... had no decision on May 16 vs. Montreal, allowing the Expos three runs in 6.0 innings in the Dodgers' 4-3 comeback win... experienced posterior elbow pain in his start on May 26 at Arizona and left after 0.2 innings, having allowed four runs, but had no decision in the Dodgers' subsequent 10-9, 10-inning loss... placed on the DL for the second time on May 27 with posterior medial sprain of his right elbow... began experiencing back pain and had surgery to repair a protruding disk on June 11... the surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins at the University of Southern California Medical Center... transferred to the 60-day DL on July 21... reinstated from the DL on Aug. 15 and pitched the next day in relief at New York... pitched 2.0 innings and allowed a run and was the winning pitcher in the Dodgers' 3-2 victory... it was Brown's fourth career relief outing... had no decision in his next outing, allowing three runs in 3.0 innings of relief on Aug. 20 vs. Florida... pitched a career-high 4.0 innings of relief and allowed two runs, while striking out nine Braves, in the Dodgers' 7-5 loss vs. Atlanta on Aug. 25... pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief over three appearances from Sept. 2-7, before making his last start of the season... started and lost 5-2 at San Francisco on Sept. 10, allowing five runs on six hits in 5.0 innings... received an epidural injection on Sept. 12 to treat residual soreness in the area of his lower back... was shut down for the rest of the season after the injection. 2001 Made 20 appearances and 19 starts, going 10-4 with a 2.65 ERA... allowed one earned run or less in 12 of 19 starts... was 4-1 with a 2.06 ERA (10 ER/43.2 IP) in his last eight starts of the season... underwent successful surgery by Dr. Frank Jobe to repair a torn flexor muscle on his right elbow on Sept. 27... his last start of the season came on Sept. 22 vs. Arizona... he went 5.0 innings and gave up just one run on four hits, but did not figure in the decision in the club's 11 inning, 6-5 victory... had no decision in the Dodgers' 6-4 loss vs. San Diego on Sept. 17 despite striking out a season-high 11 batters and allowing one run in 6.0 innings before leaving for a pinch-hitter... pitched 5.0 shutout innings in his first start since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 28 vs. Colorado, but had no decision in the Dodgers' 4-3 loss... surrendered two hits, while walking two and striking out two... defeated the Pirates 4-2 at Pittsburgh on July 15, allowing one run on three hits while striking out four in 5.0 innings... the strikeout of Jack Wilson in the fourth inning was the 2,000th of his career... left the game after five innings and flew back to Los Angeles that night... examined by Dr. Frank Jobe the next day and was diagnosed with a severe sprain of the flexor muscle in his right elbow... on July 6 vs. Seattle, he tossed 5.1 innings and gave up four runs on eight hits in a 13-0 losing effort... it was Brown's fourth loss of the season (Dodgers were shut out in three of those games and scored just two runs in the other loss)... on June 24 he was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game and made just his third career relief appearance (his previous relief outings were July 4, 1998 vs Colorado and May 10, 1994 vs California)... had a 19.0 scoreless inning streak from May 2 (seventh inning) through May 18 (second inning)... batters hit .098 (6-for-61)... had a five-game winning streak from April 14-May 7... posted a 1.35 ERA (5 ER/33.1 IP) in those games... it was his longest winning streak since winning seven-straight July 20-Sept. 4, 1999... his career best winning streak is 11 games from May 26-Aug. 10, 1998 while with San Diego... defeated the Reds 7-3 in Cincinnati on May 2... allowed three runs in 7.0 innings and hit a solo homer in the second inning for his first career home run in 384 career at-bats... placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 31 (retroactive to March 24) with a right Achilles tendon strain... reinstated from the disabled list on April 10... also on the disabled list from June 4 (retro to May 30) to June 23 with cervical radiculopothy... on the disabled list from July 18 (retroactive to July 16) to Aug. 27 with a severe sprain of the flexor muscle of his right elbow... has fanned 10 or more batters in a game 23 times in his career, including May 7 vs. Florida and Sept. 17 vs. San Diego... had a career-high 13 strikeouts in a 2-1 victory vs. S.D. on Sept. 23, 2000... has just five losses in his last 25 outings (12-5) dating back to Aug. 18, 2000... teamed up in 2001 with Dodger sponsor Farmer John to raise over $25,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation... Farmer John donated $100 in Brown's name for every strikeout he recorded in 2001 ($10,400) and Kevin and his wife Candace added an extra $15,000... was 4-2 with a 2.34 ERA (16 ER/61.2 IP) in 10 starts at home this season... had the lowest home ERA in the league in 2000 (7-1, 1.79 ERA) and his 2.00 home ERA (141 ER/635.1 IP) the previous five seasons is the lowest among any Major League pitcher with at least 250.0 innings pitched... 2000 Led the National League with a 2.58 ERA...posted a 13-6 record with five complete games and one shutout in 33 starts...held the opposition to three earned runs or less in 28 of his 33 starts and one run or less in 14 of his starts...struck out a career high 13 batters in a 2-1 complete game victory vs. San Diego on September 23 for his 71st career complete game...pitched three straight complete games June 5-15, posting 2-1 record and a 1.29 ERA (4 ER/26.0 IP) in those was the most consecutive complete games by a Dodger pitcher since Carlos Perez had four from September 2-20, 1998... the Dodgers were shut out in three of his six losses and scored a total of 10 runs in the six games...pitched his 17th career shutout on June 15 vs. Arizona, defeating the Diamondbacks 4-0 on four hits while striking out 10...fanned 10 or more batters four times in 2000 and has done so 21 times in his career...went 7-1 with a 1.79 ERA (23 ER/115.2 IP) in 16 starts at Dodger Stadium and is now 16-5 with a 1.93 ERA (53 ER/246.2 IP) in 33 career starts at Dodger Stadium...was 2-0 with a 2.20 ERA in May and 3-1 with a 2.06 ERA in June...had a 1.98 ERA (9 ER/41.0 IP) in September/October...was selected to his fifth All-Star game and pitched one inning, allowing one run in the game won by the A.L., 6-3 on July 11 in Atlanta...he became just the fifth player in history to represent four different teams in an All-Star Game (Rangers, 1992, Marlins, 1996-97 and Padres, 1998)...joins Roberto Alomar, Walker Cooper, Goose Gossage and Lee Smith as the only players to represent four different teams in the Mid-Summer Classic (no one has ever worn five different uniforms in the history of the game) ...tied for second in the National League with 14 sacrifice bunts...was on the disabled list from April 9-25 with a fractured right pinky finger suffered while attempting to bunt in the game on April 8 at New York. 1999 Went 18-9 with a 3.00 ERA in 35 starts in his first season with Los Angeles...the 35 starts tied a career high for the 3rd time in his career (1992 and '98)...led the Dodgers in most pitching categories, including victories, innings (252.1) and strikeouts (221)...among N.L. pitchers, ranked 4th in ERA, tied for 4th in victories, tied for first in starts, 2nd in innings and strikeouts, 3rd in opponents batting average (.222) and 4th in complete games (5)...also ranked 7th in fewest walks per 9 innings (2.1) and 8th in strikeouts per 9 innings (7.9)...tied for 6th in N.L. Cy Young Award voting...his 18 wins were the most by a Dodger starter since Ramon Martinez went 20-6 in 1990...also posted most victories by a Dodger starting pitcher acquired via free agency...other Dodger free-agent pitchers in their first year in Los Angeles include Hideo Nomo (13-6 in 1995), Tom Candiotti (11-15 in 1992), Kevin Gross (10-11 in 1991) and Dave Goltz (7-11 in 1980)...lost final start of the season on September 29 at San Francisco, allowing 4 runs in 6 innings...the 5-1 defeat was the first loss in his career at Candlestick/3Com Park...entered the game with a 0.63 ERA (3 ER/43.0 IP), which was the lowest by the opposing pitcher in the 40-year history of the ballpark...loss to Giants also snapped 7-game road winning streak...became Dodgers' 4th Opening Day pitcher in the 1990s, joining Orel Hershiser (1990, 1993-94), Tim Belcher (1991) and Ramon Martinez (1992, 1995-98)...received no-decision in Dodger debut on April 5 vs. Arizona...allowed 5 earned runs on 10 hits in 5.2 innings vs. Arizona, including home runs by Bernard Gilkey and Jay was the only time he allowed 10 or more hits in a home start...was 9-3 with a 1.95 ERA in 16 starts at Dodger Stadium...won first 5 decisions at home...7-game winning streak from July 20-September 4 tied Chan Ho Park for team lead...held opponents to 2 or fewer earned runs in 20 of his last 29 starts and one run in 13 of 29 starts...was 11-4 with a 2.44 ERA (30 ER/110.2 IP) following a Dodger loss...retired 17 consecutive batters between 2nd and 8th innings en route to 3-2 victory over Phillies on June 20...pitched only shutout of season September 4 at Chicago...allowed 2 hits, one walk and struck out 8 against Cubs...7 hit batsmen were the lowest since he hit 6 batters in strike-shortened 1994 season...committed only one balk...struck out regular season career-high 12 batters in 3-2 loss at Cincinnati May 25...went 9-3 with 2.41 ERA in 16 starts after All-Star break...since 1996, has made 14,290 pitches en route to 69-35 record and 2.50 ERA (272 ER/979.2 IP)... 1998 Led his club to the World Series for the 2nd-consecutive year after posting one of the greatest seasons in Padres history, winning 18 games and setting a franchise record with a career-best 257 strikeouts...finished 3rd behind Atlanta's Tom Glavine (99) and Padre teammate Trevor Hoffman (88) in Cy Young Award voting with 76 votes, including 8 first-place votes, eight 2nd-place votes and 12 third-place votes...his 46 strikeouts in 39.1 innings during the postseason set a major league record in the playoffs, surpassing Baltimore's Mike Mussina with 41 K's during the playoffs in 1997...his 16 strikeouts in Game 1 of the Division Series September 29 at Houston was the 2nd-best total in a postseason game in major league history...St. Louis' Bob Gibson struck out 17 Tigers in Game 1 of the World Series Oct. 2, 1968...was named to his 4th All-Star team and 3rd in a row...retired the only 2 batters he faced at the Mid-Summer Classic at Coors Field...ranked among league leaders in every major pitching category, leading the league in starts, 2nd in ERA, strikeouts and innings (257.0), tied for 3rd in shutouts (3), 4th in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (9.0), tied for 4th in wins and complete games (7), 5th in fewest walks per 9.0 innings (1.7) and 7th in opponents batting average (.235)...he surrendered 3 earned runs or less in 31 of 35 starts...29 of his 35 starts (83%) were quality starts...did not suffer a loss between May 26 and August 5, posting a N.L. season-best 11 consecutive wins...working on 3 days rest for the first time since 1994 and the only time during the regular season in 1998, he tossed 6.1 shutout innings to earn a 2-0 win in Atlanta on August 4-4 with a 2.60 ERA (20 ER/69.1 IP) in 10 career starts on 3 days rest...made the 2nd relief appearance of his career July 4 vs. Colorado, striking out the side in a perfect pre-All-Star break 7th inning...his first relief outing came May 10, 1994 with Texas vs. California...made 127 consecutive starts between the 2 relief stints... 1997 Helped the Marlins to their first World Series championship, posting a 16-8 record and a 2.69 ERA in 33 starts...was named to his 2nd-consecutive N.L. All-Star team, making his 3rd appearance in the Mid-Summer Classic at Jacobs Field...ranked among N.L. leaders in ERA (5th), strikeouts (6th with 205), innings pitched (6th with 237.1), complete games (tied for 6th with 6), starts (tied for 7th), victories (8th), winning percentage (tied for 8th at .667) and strikeouts per 9.0 innings (tied for 8th with 7.8)...tossed his first career no-hitter, the 2nd in Marlins history, in a 9-0 win at San Francisco...walked none and struck out 7...allowed only one baserunner, hitting Marvin Benard with a pitch with 2 outs in the 8th inning...became the 3rd pitcher in major league history (George "Hooks" Wiltse for the New York Giants on July 4, 1908 and Lew Burdette for the Milwaukee Braves on Aug. 18, 1960) to fall short of a perfect game by allowing only a hit batsman...named the N.L. Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 9 after the no-hitter...also threw a one-hitter in a 5-1 win on July 16 vs. Los Angeles to become the first major leaguer to throw a no-hitter and a one-hitter in a single season since Nolan Ryan turned the trick for Texas in 1990...tied Greg Maddux for the major league lead with an 81.8 percent quality start percentage, completing 6.0 or more innings and allowing 3 earned runs or less in 27 of his 33 starting assignments...allowed only one hit in 7.0 shutout innings to earn the win in his 3rd career Opening Day start April 1 vs. Chicago...fanned 8 while walking 2... 1996 Signed as a free agent with the Marlins and, in his first N.L. season, finished 2nd to Atlanta's John Smoltz in Cy Young Award voting...was named first or 2nd on every ballot cast after leading the majors with a 1.89 ERA, the lowest by a N.L. pitcher in a non-strike shortened season since Dwight Gooden posted a 1.53 mark for the 1985 Mets...set Marlins club records with 17 victories, 233.0 innings pitched, 5 complete games and a major-league high 3 shutouts...placed on the 15-day disabled list May 20 (retroactive to May 13) with a bruised fibula...activated May 28, and was 15-7 with a 1.76 ERA in 23 starts after his return...threw a scoreless inning at the All-Star Game July 9 in Philadelphia...recognized as the N.L. Pitcher of the Month for August, going 5-1 with a 1.71 ERA...notched his 100th career victory August 19 at Chicago...named the 3rd-best pitcher in the N.L. in Baseball America's annual survey of major league managers...donated $50 per strikeout ($7,950) to the Children's Cancer Caring Center. 1995 In his lone season with the Orioles, finished 7th in the A.L. with a 3.60 ERA and a .241 opponents batting average...surrendered only 0.52 homers per 9.0 innings, the 2nd-best ratio in the league...was 5-2 with a 2.63 ERA through June 2, but did not win again until August 26...went 0-6 in 12 starts during the skid...sustained a dislocated right index finger on June 22 vs. Boston while attempting to knock down a line drive off the bat of Troy O'Leary...was on the 15-day disabled list from June 23-July 17... 1994 Worked at least 7.0 innings in 16 of 25 starts in his final season with the Rangers...allowed 3 earned runs or less in 16 of his final 20 starts...after 169 starts, made the first relief appearance of his major league career May 10 vs. California and suffered the loss...allowed 3 earned runs on 3 hits and a walk in 2.0 innings...matched his then career high with 10 strikeouts in a complete-game 4-3 win vs. Cleveland July 5... 1993 Threw a career-best 12 complete games, 2nd best in the majors...tied for 2nd in the A.L. with 3 shutouts...ranked 10th in the league with 233.0 innings pitched, the 3rd consecutive season in which he topped 200 innings...allowed only 14 home runs (0.54 per 9 innings), the 2nd-best ratio among A.L. starters...struck out a then career-high 10 hitters in a game twice: April 28 vs. Detroit and July 20 vs. Milwaukee...shared A.L. Player of the Week honors with Oakland's Mark McGwire for the week of May 3. 1992 Tied Toronto's Jack Morris for the A.L. lead with a career-high 21 victories...became only the 2nd 20-game winner in Rangers club history (Ferguson Jenkins won 25 games in 1974)...led the league with a career-high 265.2 innings pitched...also ranked among league leaders in complete games (tied for 2nd with 11), starts (tied for 3rd with 35), winning percentage (6th at .656), strikeouts (7th with 173) and ERA (11th at 3.32)...was the first Texas hurler to start an All-Star Game...worked a perfect first inning and earned the victory for the A.L. at San Diego's Jack Murphy Stadium... 1991 Established then-career highs with 33 starts and 210.2 innings pitched, both team highs...tied for the A.L. lead with 13 hit batsmen... 1990 Became the first Texas pitcher to open a season with victories in each of his first 5 starts...tied for 6th in the A.L. with 2 shutouts and tied for 8th with 6 complete games...was retired in his only career pinch-hitting appearance... 1989 Finished 5th in A.L. Rookie of the Year voting, was the Rangers Rookie of the Year and was named to Baseball Digest's major league All-Rookie Team...went 12-9 with a 3.35 ERA...led all major league rookies and tied for 9th in the A.L. with 7 complete games and tied for 15th in ERA...his 12 victories tied a Rangers' rookie record (Edwin Correa, 1986). 1988 After winning 12 games at Double-A Tulsa, was promoted to Texas September 12...authored a 6-hit complete game victory at Oakland in his first start on September 14, carrying a shutout into the 9th inning... 1987 In his only full minor league season, went 1-11 with a 6.49 ERA in 17 starts for Single-A Charlotte, Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City...his lone win came on April 8 for Tulsa vs. Jackson...lost his final 11 decisions in a row... 1986 At the age of 21, after making only 2 professional starts (6 appearances), was promoted to Texas and allowed 2 runs over 5.0 innings to beat Oakland in his big league debut September 5...joined the Rangers' Bobby Witt and the Angels' Jim Abbott as one of only 3 pitchers in the 1980s to earn his first professional victory in the major leagues...made 3 appearances at Rookie Sarasota after being selected in the first round (4th overall) by the Rangers...promoted to Tulsa on August 21, before being purchased by Texas at the conclusion of the Texas League season