Dave Stieb

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David Andrew Stieb [STEEB] (born July 22, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.[1]


Playing career

Born in Santa Ana, California, Stieb played varsity baseball at Southern Illinois University[1]as an outfielder.[2] Scouted by Bobby Mattick and Al LaMacchia of the Blue Jays as an outfield prospect in a varsity game, Stieb's performance failed to impress until he was pressed into service as relief pitcher. His pitching surprised and convinced the Blue Jays to draft him.[2]

He played for the Blue Jays from 1979 to 1992 and again in 1998. On September 2, 1990, he pitched the first (and, to date, only) no-hitter in Blue Jays history, defeating the Cleveland Indians 3-0.[3] Previously, Stieb had no-hitters broken up with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the ninth inning in two consecutive 1988 starts.[4] In 1989 he had yet another no-hit bid broken up with two outs in the ninth; this was a potential perfect game.[5] After an excellent 1990 season, a string of shoulder and back injuries early in the 1991 season ended his effective pitching years, culminating in a 4-6 season in 1992 that resulted in his release.[6] In 1993, he played four games with the Chicago White Sox, before finally retiring due to lingering back problems.[6] In 1998, after a five-year hiatus from baseball, Stieb returned to the Blue Jays and pitched in 19 games.[1] He recorded one win and two saves, and started three games.

In 1985, Stieb signed with the Blue Jays what was then one of the richest contracts in baseball.[7] The contract, including options exercisable by the team, was for a term of ten years and specified a salary that increased to $1.9 million in 1993, $2 million in 1994, and $2.1 million in 1995.[8] While this was seen to be generous at the time the contract was signed, by the time the later years of the contract came around this was a bargain, considering that several players were receiving several times the amount per year. The Blue Jays voluntarily renegotiated the last three years of his contract to pay him a higher amount in recognition of his years of service.

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