Terry Mulholland

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Terry Mulholland was signed as a 1st round pick (24th overall) in the 1984 amateur draft by the San Francisco Giants and scout Marty Miller.

As of the end of the 2013 season, Mulholland was one of only 17 players to have played for 11 or more teams in his career. Others significant players who have played for 11 teams include Kenny Lofton, Deacon McGuire, and Todd Zeile. At the time, Octavio Dotel held the record for most teams played with in a career at 13 (he has since been passed by Edwin Jackson).

As a rookie with the Giants in 1986, Mulholland once fielded a sharply-hit grounder, and unable to get the ball out of the webbing of his glove, threw his entire glove to first base for the out. Giants first baseman Bob Brenly said after the game "I wish I had thrown Terry's glove around the horn." He was a member of the starting rotation for the Philadelphia Phillies when they reached the 1993 World Series; he went 12-9, 3.25 that season and made the All-Star team for the only time of his career. He had had an even better season two years earlier, in 1991, when he went 16-13, 3.61 with 3 shutouts for the Phillies.

He pitched until the age of 43, and only began the truly nomadic phase of his career in 1994, when he was sent to the New York Yankees in a five-player trade. Until then, he had only played for the Giants and Phillies, but only once more would he play to full seasons with one team after that, when he was with the Minnesota Twins in 2004 and 2005. He returned to the World Series in 1999, as a member of the Atlanta Braves. In 20 major league seasons, he went 124-142 with an ERA of 4.41 in 685 games and 2,575 2/3 innings.

Mulholland was eligible for election to the Hall of Fame in 2012 but failed to receive a vote.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL All-Star (1993)
  • NL Complete Games Leader (1992)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1991)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1991, 1992 & 1996)

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