Mitchell pitched in 125 major league games from 1975-1980. He came up with the Baltimore Orioles, appearing in 11 games for them in his rookie season. He joined the Oakland A’s in 1976 and had the best year of his career, going 9-7 in 26 starts. The A’s sent him to the Seattle Mariners in 1977 where he stayed until he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers midway through the 1979 season. He concluded his big-league run with the Brewers.
Mitchell finished his career with a 32-39 record and a 4.45 ERA. His first big-league victory came for Baltimore against the Oakland A’s on July 19, 1975. He pitched the complete game, giving up five hits and two runs in a 3-2 Orioles’ win. Mitchell is notable for not ever making an error in his big league career.
Paul Mitchell – career stats