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Ken Holtzman

Ken Holtzman

MLB (deceased)
Full Name Kenneth Dale Holtzman
Date of Birth 11/03/1945
BirthplaceSt. Louis, MO
Died 04/14/2024
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
  • Tossed complete-game win over Baltimore Orioles in Game 3 of A.L. Championship Series, allowing only 3 hits and one walk over 11 innings. Through 2023, Holtzman was one of only 14 pitchers in major-league history to throw 11 or more innings in postseason game, and only one to allow 6 or fewer baserunners

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