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Steve Comer

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Steven Michael Comer

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Biographical Information[edit]

“Comer, as the saying goes, couldn’t break a pane of glass with his fastball, but he knew how to pitch: He threw strikes and had a great changeup." - Don Zimmer, in his autobiography, Zim

Steve Comer was the definition of a "finesse" pitcher, often pitching entire games with quality outings without recording a single strikeout. He had a terrific 1979 season with the Texas Rangers, avoiding the sophomore slump in style by going 17-12 with a 3.68 ERA in 36 starts. He also established a career high in strikeouts, 86, in 242 1/3 innings. He had a solid 1981 as a reliever (8-2, 2.56, 6 saves in 77 1/3 innings) after a bloated 7.99 ERA in a brief 1980, finishing his career with three seasons of 5-plus ERAs in more limited duty.

Following his playing career, Comer was briefly a member of the Cleveland Indians coaching staff in 1987. He was also pitching coach of the Maine Guides in 1986, Kinston Indians in 1987, and Orlando Twins in 1988.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1979)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1979)

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