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MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Pirates P Jose DeLeon Has 2 Wins + 20 Ks To Start Career

José DeLeón is a Dominican former professional baseball right-handed pitcher….who played in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos….over all or part of thirteen seasons from 1983 to 1995….during which time he was the National League strikeout leader in 1989….while with the Cardinals.

In this video herewith…..Mel Allen of This Week In Baseball fame….showcases the start of Pirates rookie pitcher’s career with 2 wins and 20 strikeouts.  For his career, he compiled a win–loss record of 86–119 in 415 appearances….with a 3.76 earned run average  (ERA)….and 1,594 strikeouts.

DeLeón and Kerry Wood are the only pitchers in MLB history to record fewer than 100 wins….yet still strike out 1,500 or more batters.

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