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Steve Renko, Jr. (born December 10, 1944) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the Montreal Expos (1969–1976), Chicago Cubs (1976–1977), Chicago White Sox (1977), Oakland Athletics (1978), Boston Red Sox (1979–1980), California Angels (1981–1982) and Kansas City Royals (1983).

Steve Renko
Pitcher
Born: (1944-12-10)December 10, 1944 (age 77)
Kansas City, Kansas
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 27, 1969, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
August 23, 1983, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record134–146
Earned run average3.99
Strikeouts1,455
Teams

Renko attended the University of Kansas where he played baseball, basketball and American football.

He helped the Angels win the 1982 American League Western Division, with a win/loss of 11-6.

He was a 15-game winner in 1971 and 1973.

He led the National League in earned runs allowed (115) in 1971.

He led the National League in wild pitches (19) in 1974.

He ranks 99th on the career home runs allowed List (248).

In 15 seasons he had a 134-146 win-loss record, 451 games, 365 games started, 57 complete games, 9 shutouts, 36 games finished, 6 saves, 2,494 innings pitched, 2,438 hits allowed, 1,233 runs allowed, 1,107 earned runs allowed, 248 home runs allowed, 1,010 walks allowed, 1,455 strikeouts, 22 hit batsmen, 73 wild pitches, 10,704 batters faced, 86 intentional walks, 4 balks and a 3.99 earned run average. In 1979, he carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Oakland A's in Oakland, only to be broken up by a Rickey Henderson double with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Renko pitched 3 career one-hitters.

As a hitter, Renko was above average for a pitcher, posting a .215 batting average (114-for-531) with 44 runs, 6 home runs, 42 RBI, 3 stolen bases and 25 bases on balls.

Steve Renko Article Talk Language Watch Edit Steve Renko Jr born December 10 1944 is a former right handed pitcher in Major League Baseball He played for the Montreal Expos 1969 1976 Chicago Cubs 1976 1977 Chicago White Sox 1977 Oakland Athletics 1978 Boston Red Sox 1979 1980 California Angels 1981 1982 and Kansas City Royals 1983 Steve RenkoPitcherBorn 1944 12 10 December 10 1944 age 77 Kansas City KansasBatted RightThrew RightMLB debutJune 27 1969 for the Montreal ExposLast MLB appearanceAugust 23 1983 for the Kansas City RoyalsMLB statisticsWin loss record134 146Earned run average3 99Strikeouts1 455TeamsMontreal Expos 1969 1976 Chicago Cubs 1976 1977 Chicago White Sox 1977 Oakland Athletics 1978 Boston Red Sox 1979 1980 California Angels 1981 1982 Kansas City Royals 1983 Career EditRenko attended the University of Kansas where he played baseball basketball and American football 1 He helped the Angels win the 1982 American League Western Division with a win loss of 11 6 He was a 15 game winner in 1971 and 1973 He led the National League in earned runs allowed 115 in 1971 He led the National League in wild pitches 19 in 1974 He ranks 99th on the career home runs allowed List 248 In 15 seasons he had a 134 146 win loss record 451 games 365 games started 57 complete games 9 shutouts 36 games finished 6 saves 2 494 innings pitched 2 438 hits allowed 1 233 runs allowed 1 107 earned runs allowed 248 home runs allowed 1 010 walks allowed 1 455 strikeouts 22 hit batsmen 73 wild pitches 10 704 batters faced 86 intentional walks 4 balks and a 3 99 earned run average In 1979 he carried a no hitter into the ninth inning against the Oakland A s in Oakland only to be broken up by a Rickey Henderson double with one out in the bottom of the ninth Renko pitched 3 career one hitters As a hitter Renko was above average for a pitcher posting a 215 batting average 114 for 531 with 44 runs 6 home runs 42 RBI 3 stolen bases and 25 bases on balls References Edit Kansas Sports Hall of FameExternal links EditCareer statistics and player information from Baseball Reference Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Steve Renko amp oldid 1078434187, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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