Mike Sullivan (minors04)

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Michael Thomas Sullivan

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Mike Sullivan was drafted in the first round twice. Initially, he was taken by the Oakland Athletics as the 24th pick in the 1976 amateur draft, but he opted not to sign. He was then taken by the Cincinnati Reds 22nd overall in the 1979 amateur draft -- one pick after pitcher Atlee Hammaker -- and he signed a deal.

He played in the minors from 1979 to 1982. After going 2-2 with a 5.21 ERA in eight games (two starts) for the Billings Mustangs his first year, Sullivan went 6-6 with a 1.76 ERA in 16 starts for the Tampa Tarpons the next year. In 1981, he was 0-4 with a 4.65 ERA in eight games (six starts) for the Waterbury Reds and in 1982, he was 7-5 with a 3.05 ERA in 21 games (17 starts) for the Tarpons. Overall, Sullivan was 15-17 with a 2.89 ERA in 53 games (41 starts).