Robert Andrew Witt
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: May 11, 1964 in Arlington, VA
High Schools: Bergen Catholic HS (Oradell, NJ), Canton HS (Canton, MA) School: University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) by the Drafted Texas Rangers in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Signed June 7, 1985.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 10, 1986 (Age 21)
vs. TOR 3.1 IP, 5 H, 1 SO, 6 BB, 5 ER Teams (by GP): Rangers/Athletics/DevilRays/Marlins/Cardinals/... 1986-2001 Agents: Alan Nero [*] Final Game: October 7, 2001 (Age 37)
vs. MIL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- August 2013
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1/24 B-R Blog: 2010: Year of the Strikeout: (Thanks to reader Kahuna Tuna who pointed out the central stat used in this post.) Strikeouts are more prevalent now than at any ... News -- November 2010
11/16 B-R Blog: Most Cheap Wins Since 1920: Bill James says that it's a “Cheap Win” when a starting pitcher wins a game where his Game Score was under 50. So, what pitchers ... News -- July 2010
7/27 B-R Blog: Matt Garza’s no-hitter: Click through for a few tidbits about Garza's no-hitter.
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6/19 MLBTradeRumors: Remembering the 1992 Trade Deadline: Ah, who can forget 1992? The Boutros Boutros-Ghali Era begins at the United Nations. Lisa Simpson captivates a nation with her ... News -- May 2010
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