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MLB – 1984 – World Series Padres Vs Tigers Game 2 – Interview With Padres Winning P Andy Hawkins


Melton Andrew Hawkins (born January 21, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher….who spent most of his career with the San Diego Padres….and also played for the New York Yankees…. and briefly for the Oakland Athletics.  He is known for being the first (and thus far, the only) San Diego Padres pitcher to win a World Series game….which was Game 2 of the 1986 World Series against the Detroit Tigers….as Hawkins earned a victory pitching in relief in Game 2 of the 1984 World Series….which the Padres ultimately lost to Detroit in five games. His best season was 1985….when he threw a career-high 228​23 innings….compiling an 18–8 record….while (winning his first 11 starts….and finished with a 3.15 ERA…..when Hawkins is the first pitcher to win his first ten starts since the advent of divisional play in Major League Baseball which started in 1969. His 18 no decisions in 1986 were the most among MLB starting pitchers for that season.

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