Michael Wayne Milchin
Milchin, who has a Jewish father, was a southpaw who pitched in 39 games in 1996 for the Orioles and Twins and was a star player at Clemson University in the late 1980s. In 1988, he participated in the longest game in NCAA tournament history -- 19 innings. That year, Mike also played on the U.S. Olympic baseball team that captured the gold medal.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. February 28, 1968
A football and baseball player in high school, Milchin attended the University of Clemson and played on the baseball team as a pitcher, outfielder, and first baseman. After playing on the U.S. Olympic team in 1988, he was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the free agent draft in 1989.
Milchin spent the next seven seasons in the minors, during which time he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1994 and then signed with the Minnesota Twins as a free agent in 1996. That year, appeared in 26 games for the Twins before being placed on waivers in the middle of the year. Picked up by the Baltimore Orioles, Milchin appeared in 13 more games. For the entire season, Mike had a 3-1 won-lost record, and struck out 29 hitters in 32.2 innings -- almost a batter an inning.
Milchin pitched for the Baltimore Orioles and Minnesota Twins in 1996.
6'3", 190 pounds
Winning pct.: .750
Games Started: 0
Complete Games: 0
Innings Pitched: 33.2
Hits Allowed: 44
Strike Outs: 29
Total Chances per Game:
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