From BR Bullpen
Michael Brooks Kieschnick
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 225 lb.
- School University of Texas at Austin
- Debut April 3, 1996
- Final Game October 3, 2004
- Born June 6, 1972 in Robstown, TX USA
 Biographical Information
A two-way throwback, known as "Toolshed" in Milwaukee, Brooks Kieschnick emerged as a pitcher and pinch hitter with the Milwaukee Brewers, after several cups of coffee as an outfielder with the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies. In 2003, Kieschnick hit an even .300 with 7 HR in 90 AB while logging 53 innings in relief and posting a 5.26 ERA. He is a third cousin of Roger Kieschnick.
In 2004, his last year in the majors, he hit .270 and had an ERA of 3.77. He continued in the minors in 2005, hitting over .300.
During twelve seasons of minor league play, he had a slugging percentage of .491.
- In 2003, Kieschnick became the first player in MLB history to hit home runs as a pitcher, designated hitter, and pinch hitter in the same season.
- Two time Dick Howser Trophy winner for College baseball player of the year (1992, 1993) at the University of Texas.