A two-time all star, Gubicza pitched for 14 seasons in the majors, mostly for the Kansas City Royals, from 1984-1997. He broke in with Kansas City and immediately made an impact, winning 10 years his first season and finishing seventh in the American League Rookie of the Year vote. Gubicza went on to post double-digit wins in his next five seasons and earned trips to the All Star Game in 1988 and 1989. His best season came in 1988 when he won 20 games and had a 2.70 ERA for the Royals. He finished third in the Cy Young vote that year. Gubicza’s fortunes turned in 1990 and he did not record another double-digit win season until 1995 when he won 12 games and led the AL in starts (33). He pitched his final year for the California Angels before retiring.
Gubicza was 14-10 for the 1985 Royals team that won the World Series. He pitched in two games of the ALCS against the Toronto Blue Jays and got the win in Game 6. However, he did not pitch in the World Series.
He is currently an announcer for the Los Angeles Angels.
Mark Gubicza – career stats