Bob Milacki

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Template:Infobox baseball biography Robert Milacki (born July 28, 1964), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in Major League Baseball between 1988 and 1996, mostly with the Baltimore Orioles.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Milacki began his career with the Baltimore Orioles, pitching for them from 1988 to 1992. He started three games as a September call-up in 1988, allowing only 2 runs and 9 hits in 25 innings. In his rookie season of 1989, Milacki led the American League with 36 games started, posting a 14–12 record with a career-best 3.74 ERA.

On April 23, 1989, Milacki pitched a rare complete game shutout against the Minnesota Twins in which he faced the minimum 27 batters; he allowed 3 hits and 2 walks.[1]

On July 13, 1991, the Orioles defeated the Oakland A's 2-0 on a combined no-hitter. Milacki pitched the first six innings of the game, with no runs on no hits, three walks and three strikeouts.[2] He was pulled from the game after a line drive struck him on the arm, despite the batter being retired when the ball bounced towards first base. Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson, and Gregg Olson each followed up with a no-hit scoreless inning to complete the no-hitter.[3]

After posting a 6–8 record for the Orioles in 1992, Milacki became a free agent. He pitched a combined 22 games with the Indians, Royals, and Mariners through the 1996 season. In 1997, he pitched in six games for the Kintetsu Buffaloes in Japan.

Post-playing career[edit | edit source]

Since 2001, Milacki has been a minor league pitching coach in several organizations:[4]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Milacki was born in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He graduated from Lake Havasu High School in 1982 and attended Yavapai Community College.[4] Milacki and his wife Kim have two daughters, Brittany and Ashlee, and a son, Robert.[citation needed] Ashlee played college basketball for Glendale Community College.[citation needed] Robert was drafted as a pitcher in the 38th round (1151st pick) by the Washington Nationals in the 2018 baseball season.[citation needed]

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Preceded by
Tommy Greene
No-hit game
July 13, 1991
with Flanagan, Williamson & Olson
Succeeded by
Dennis Martínez

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