From BR Bullpen
Kirk Richard Dressendorfer
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 190 lb.
- School University of Texas at Austin
- High School Pearland High School
- Debut April 13, 1991
- Final Game May 21, 1991
- Born April 8, 1969 in Houston, TX USA
 Biographical Information
Kirk Dressendorfer was a first round draft pick but played only 7 games in the majors, largely due to injuries.
Originally selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 34th round of the 1987 amateur draft, Dressendorfer did not sign and opted to attend the University of Texas. As a freshman, he went 15-2 with a 2.26 ERA and 134 strikeouts. The next season, he was 18-2 with a 2.35 ERA and 176 strikeouts as the Longhorns were runners-up in the 1989 College World Series. After going 12-4 with a 3.16 ERA and 152 strikeouts in his junior year, he was selected by the Oakland A's in the first round of the 1990 amateur draft.
Dressendorfer made his pro debut with the Southern Oregon A's in 1990, going 0-1 with a 2.33 ERA in 7 outings. Despite his limited pro experience, he made Oakland's Opening Day rotation in 1991. Facing the Seattle Mariners on April 13th, he made his big league debut, giving up 2 earned runs over 5 2/3 innings to earn the win. Overall, in 7 starts, he was 3-3 with a 5.45 ERA, but he ended the summer back in the minors with the AAA Tacoma Tigers. However, due to injuries, he pitched in only 14 games over the next three seasons. He remained in the Oakland chain through 1996 and pitched in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in 1997 but never returned to the major leagues.