- Bob Welch (baseball)
Infobox MLB retired
birthdate=birth date and age|1956|11|3
Los Angeles Dodgers
Earned run average
Los Angeles Dodgers(by|1978-by|1987)
* 2x All-Star selection (1980, 1990)
World Serieschampion (1981, 1989)
AL Cy Young Award
AL TSN Pitcher of the Year
Robert Lynn "Bob" Welch (born
November 3, 1956in Detroit, Michigan), is a former starting pitcherin Major League Baseballwho played for the Los Angeles Dodgers(1978-87) and Oakland Athletics(1988-94). He played in college for Eastern Michigan. He batted and threw right-handed.
triking out Reggie Jackson in the 1978 World Series
Welch gained national fame in by|1978 when he struck out
Reggie Jacksonwith the bases loaded and two out in the top of the ninth inning of Game 2 of the 1978 World Series.
1990 Cy Young Award winning season
A two-time All-Star, Welch won 14 or more games in eight years, with a career-high 27 in by|1990. In that season he received the
Cy Young Awardand was considered in the MVP vote. The 27 win total was the most by any pitcher since Steve Carltonalso won 27 in by|1972 and currently stands as the last time a pitcher has won 25 or more games in a season. No pitcher has surpassed the total since Denny McLainwon 31 in 1968.
His book "" was co-written with
New York Timessports columnist George Vecseyand chronicles Welch's battle with alcoholism.
2006 World Baseball Classic, Welch served as the pitching coach for The Netherlands.
*American League Cy Young Award (1990)
*Twice All-Star (1980, 1990)
*Top 10 American League MVP (9th, 1990)
*Led league in wins (27, 1990)
*Led league in
shutouts (4, 1987)
*Led league in
games started(35, 1991)
*Tied at #84 on the all-time wins leaderboard
May 29, by|1980, Welch pitched a 3–0 one-hitter against the Atlanta Braves, facing the minimum 27 batters. The only Atlanta base runner was Larvell Blanks, who singled in the 4th inning and was retired on a double play.
List of Major League Baseball leaders in career wins
List of Major League Baseball wins champions
Top 100 strikeout pitchers of all time
* [http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/W/Welch_Bob.stm Baseball Library (profile)]
* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/welchbo01.shtml Baseball Reference (statistics)]
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