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Ken Holtzman

Ken Holtzman

MLB (retired)
Full Name Kenneth Dale Holtzman
Date of Birth 11/03/1945
BirthplaceSt. Louis, MO
Religion Jewish
Height 6'2
Weight 175
Bats/Throws R/L
Drafted Cubs
Draft Round4
Overall Pick61
MLB Debut 09/04/1965
Final MLB Game: 09/19/1979

Career highlights

  • Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 4th round of the 1965 amateur draft
  • Debuted with the Cubs the very same year, at age 19, in a relief role (9/4/1969)
  • Pitched three consecutive complete-game shutouts in 1968 (July 24-August 2) and 1969 (May 11-20). He is one of only 13 pitchers in MLB history to accomplish the same feat two or more times

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