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Robert Kevin Appier (Ape)

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[edit] Biographical Information

Kevin Appier was signed as a 1st round pick in the 1987 amateur draft by the Kansas City Royals and scout Guy Hansen.

He set a Kansas City Royals record in 1993 for most consecutive scoreless innings (33). That year, he won six games in a row twice. With his motion being described as "herky-jerky", Appier had an 11-2 record by late June, 1995. He threw a fastball, splitter and slider.

On April 26, 1995, Kevin was pulled from a game by manager Bob Boone, despite the fact that he was throwing a no-hitter. After the game, Boone stated that since it was opening day, he had no interest in letting his pitcher throw too many pitches.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 1990 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
  • AL All-Star (1995)
  • AL ERA Leader (1993)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 5 (1992, 1993, 1995, 1999 & 2000)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 8 (1991-1993, 1995-1997, 1999 & 2001)
  • 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 (1996)
  • Won a World Series with the Anaheim Angels in 2002

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