Huismann pitched for parts of nine seasons in the majors. In 152 games he compiled a 13-11 mark with a 4.40 ERA and 11 saves. He broke in with the Kansas City Royals in 1983, then went on to play with the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates where he ended his big-league run in 1991. Huismann’s best year was 1986, which he spent with the Royals and Mariners. He pitched 97.1 innings that season and had a 3.79 ERA to go with three wins and five saves.
Huismann made his major league debut on Aug. 16, 1983 at Royals Stadium in relief of Mike Armstrong, who relieved starter Bud Black. Huismann pitched 1.1 innings and earned the win in a 18-7 Kansas City victory.
Huismann saved 33 games for the Omaha Royals in 1985 and was the American Association’s pitcher of the year.
Mark Huismann – career stats