Swings and misses

1982 Donruss

From 1979-1987, Randy Niemann pitched in parts of eight seasons in the majors, winning seven games and saving three more. He came up with the Houston Astros and pitched in 26 games as a rookie. He made seven starts that year for Houston and threw two shutouts while picking up three wins and a save. He was not as effective for the Astros in 1980 and he spent 1981 in the minors. Houston dealt him to the Pittsburgh Pirates at the end of the 1981 season. His two years in the Pirates’ organization were mostly spent in the minors. He pitched in five games for the Chicago Whites Sox in 1984 before joining the New York Mets in 1985. He pitched in 31 games for the Mets in 1986, earning two wins to go with a 3.79 ERA. Niemann signed with the Minnesota Twins as a free agent but pitched in just six games for the team in 1987 which would be his last year in the majors. Following his playing career Niemann was a coach in the Mets and Cardinals organizations.

Our letter to Rudy Law was returned with a bad address. Ron Hassey and Joel Youngblood declined our invitation to participate.

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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