Bobby Witt

1989 Topps

Witt won 142 games over a 16-year career that spanned from 1986-2001. He broke in with the Texas Rangers and won 11 games as a rookie. This would be one of seven seasons where he posted at least 10 wins. Witt went 17-10 with a 3.36 ERA for Texas in 1990. He also struck out 221 hitters in 222 innings in what was arguably his best season. Witt went on to pitch for the Oakland A’s, Florida Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Witt made it to the World Series in the final year of his career. He pitched in Game 6 of the 2001 Fall Classic for the Diamondbacks, entering in relief of Randy Johnson in the eighth inning. He walked New York Yankee Bernie Williams then got Todd Greene to ground into a double play before striking out Shane Spencer to end the inning. Arizona won the game 15-2. They won the series the next day.

Bobby Witt – career stats

1989 Donruss

Published by Chris

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

2 thoughts on “Bobby Witt

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: