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Randolph Ruhland Veres

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Originally drafted in the 32nd round (740th overall) of the 1984 draft by the New York Mets, he opted for college. He signed as the second overall pick in the January 1985 amateur draft with the Milwaukee Brewers and scouts Earl Silverthorn and Harry Smith.

He was a consistent pitcher in the minors, with his perhaps his best season being 1987 with the Beloit Brewers-he went 10 and 6 that year with an ERA of 3.12.

  • He wore multiple numbers in his career: 43 (1989-1990), 45 (1994), 52 (1995-1996), 42 (1996), 51 (1997).
  • He earned his first save on July 20, 1990 against the Seattle Mariners.
  • The first home run he gave up was to Craig Worthington.
  • The first hit he gave up was to Luis Polonia.
  • He spent 5 professional seasons with teammate Doug Henry, longer than any other teammate.
  • Compares statistically to Jeremy Fikac, according to Baseball Reference.
  • At last check, Veres lives in Peoria, AZ.
  • In 1995, "Florida’s Randy Veres had to go on the disabled list with an injured hand, which he hurt pounding on his hotel-room wall trying to get the people in the next room to be quiet." [1]

Despite putting up the best numbers of his career in 1997 and compiling a perfect 4-0 record for the Kansas City Royals, Veres was released mid-season, never to pitch professionally again.

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