Paul Foytack

1959 Topps

Foytack won 86 games in an 11-year major league career. He came up with the Tigers in 1953 and stayed with Detroit for the next 10 years. In 1963, he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels where he pitched his final two seasons. Foytack enjoyed a four-year run as one of the top pitchers in the American League. From 1956-1959, he won at least 14 games a season with 1958 standing out as the high-water mark of his career. Foytack went 15-13 that season with a 3.44 ERA. He pitched 16 complete games and even managed to earn a save. Foytack holds the dubious distinction of being the first player in MLB history to give up four consecutive home runs to four consecutive hitters. The home run barrage came courtesy of the Cleveland Indians during a game in 1963. The mark was not equaled until 2007.


Paul Foytack –career stats

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