Kevin Gross
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Kevin Gross
Kevin Gross
Pitcher
Born: (1961-06-08) June 8, 1961 (age 59)
Downey, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 25, 1983, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
July 25, 1997, for the Anaheim Angels
MLB statistics
Win-loss record142-158
Earned run average4.11
Strikeouts1,727
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Kevin Frank Gross (born June 8, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1983 through 1997.

Gross played for five different teams during his career: the Philadelphia Phillies (1983-1988), Montreal Expos (1989-1990), Los Angeles Dodgers (1991-1994), Texas Rangers (1995-1996), and Anaheim Angels (1997). He made his Major League Baseball debut on June 25, 1983, pitching ​ innings, surrendering 2 earned runs to the New York Mets en route to a 4-2 victory.[1] He played his final game on July 25, 1997.

On August 10, 1987, Gross was caught pitching with an illegal substance, sandpaper, in his glove, and he was suspended for 10 games.[2] He was selected to the National League All-Star team in 1988. On August 17, 1992, as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Gross threw a no-hitter versus their rivals, the San Francisco Giants, in a 2-0 victory.

On September 9, 1986, Gross surrendered the first of Rafael Palmeiro's 569 career home runs.

On May 14, 1990, pitching for the Expos in Los Angeles, Gross and Dodgers starter Fernando Valenzuela accomplished the rare feat of hitting homers off each other in the same inning.[3]

As a hitter, Gross posted a .161 batting average (106-for-660) with 41 runs, 6 home runs, 36 RBI and 31 bases on balls.

In 2002, he was named to the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Jun 25, 1983, Phillies at Mets Play by Play and Box Score". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. June 25, 1983. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Biggest cheaters in baseball". espn.go.com. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Baseball-Reference.com". Expos 2-3 Dodgers, Monday, May 14, 1990, Dodger Stadium. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame Members / 2002 - Kevin Gross". Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on July 17, 2014. Retrieved 2014.

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Preceded by
Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers, & Alejandro Peña
No-hitter pitcher
August 17, 1992
Succeeded by
Chris Bosio



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