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Mickey Lolich

Mickey Lolich

Position(s):
P
Born:
September 12, 1940
Bats:
Left
Throws:
Left
Height:
6' 1"
Weight:
170 lbs
Major League Debut:
5-12-1963 with DET
Allstar Selections:
1968 BR, 1968 WsMVP

Unform Number

#29 (1963-1976, 1978-1979)

Quotes From

"I was a beer-drinker's idol." — Mickey Lolich

"Once we got the lead [in Game Seven of the '68 World Series], I told Mayo, 'I'll finish it.' " — Mickey Lolich

"I've got to go to my mouth to keep my teeth from falling out." — Mickey Lolich, responding to increased enforcement of the spitball rule

Best Season

Lolich narrowly lost the Cy Young Award to Vida Blue. He went 25-14 with a 2.92 ERA and 308 K's in more than 376 innings. He completed 29 of his 45 starts and hurled four shutouts. in 1972 he lost the Cy Young again in a tight race, that time to Gaylord Perry.

Facts:

Mickey Lolich blasted a home run in his first World Series at-bat, and he hit .250 in the 1968 Series. Despite this he was a dreadful hitter. He batted .110 (90-for-821) with seven extra-base hits in his regular season career.

Mickey Lolich broke his left collarbone as a small child, when a motorcycle fell on him. With his left arm needing more work to strengthen from the injury, he became a natural southpaw.

Transactions

June 30, 1958: Signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent

December 12, 1975: Traded by the Detroit Tigers with Billy Baldwin to the New York Mets for Rusty Staub and Bill Laxton

January 5, 1978: Granted Free Agency

February 2, 1978: Signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres October 3, 1979: Released by the San Diego Padres.

Milestones

Lolich struck out Cookie Rojas on July 5, 1972, for his 2,000th career strikeout... On May 25, 1975, Lolich defeated the White Sox, 4-1, in a rain-shortened seven-inning game at Comiskey Park for his 200th career victory.

Most Career Strikeouts by LHP, American League

Mickey Lolich ... 2,679 Frank Tanana... 2,669 Chuck Finley... 2,527 Sam McDowell... 2,267 Lefty Grove... 2,266 Mark Langston... 2,233 Jim Kaat... 2,175 Randy Johnson... 2,162 Eddie Plank... 2,099 Rube Waddell... 1,965

World Series Aces

Pitchers who have hurled three complete game wins in one World Series:

Christy Mathewson, Giants (1905 vs. A's) 27 IP, 14 H, 18 K, 1 BB, 0.00 ERA

Babe Adams, Pirates (1909 vs. Tigers) 27 IP, 18 H, 11 K, 6 BB, 1.33 ERA

Stan Coveleski, Indians (1920 vs. Robins) 27 IP, 15 H, 8 K, 2 BB, 0.67 ERA

Lew Burdette, Braves (1957 vs. Braves) 27 IP, 21 H, 13 K, 4 BB, 0.67 ERA

Bob Gibson, Cardinals (1967 vs. Red Sox) 27 IP, 14 H, 26 K, 5 BB, 1.00 ERA

Mickey Lolich, Tigers (1968 vs. Cardinals) 27 IP, 20 H, 21 K, 6 BB, 1.67 ERA

Notes

Lolich suffered one of the worst stretches of offensive support in baseball history in the second-half of 1975. While the Tigers were on their way to their worst season in more than two decades, Lolich pitched effectively, but had little help. Over the course of 14 starts from July 11 through September 13, Mickey received a total of 14 runs from his offense! Not surprisingly, Lolich's record was 1-13 during the stretch, which included a 19-game losing streak by the Tigers. When Mickey toed the rubber on July 11, he was 10-5 with a 3.31 ERA. When he lost the last of the 13 games during the 14-game stretch, his ERA was just 3.88,but his record had ballooned to 11-18. He won his next start, on September 20th (his teammates scored five runs for him). It was his final game in a Detroit uniform.

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