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Juan Andres Guzmán Correa

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 195 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Juan Guzmán was overlooked to make the All-Star lineup in 1993 despite finishing the season 14-3 with 194 strikeouts (3rd in the American League). On the other hand, he had a 4.74 ERA in the first half of the season, making the exclusion a reasonable one. He also finished the 1993 season with 26 wild pitches, only the second pitcher since 1905 to throw more than 25 (Tony Cloninger threw 27 wild pitches in 1966.) He was one of only four pitchers since 1876 to have at least 40 wins and less than 15 losses within his first three seasons, with the others being Sal Maglie, Whitey Ford and Roger Clemens.

Guzman again was not selected as an All-Star in 1996. He had gone 7-6 with a league-leading 3.25 ERA in the first half before again improving in the second half. What's more, he would up with the ERA crown that season.

During the beginning of his career, he wore an unusually high uniform number, 66.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • AL All-Star (1992)
  • AL ERA Leader (1996)
  • AL Winning Percentage Leader (1993)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1992)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1993, 1998 & 1999)
  • Won two World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays (1992 & 1993)

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