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Mike Fetters

Mike Fetters
Arizona Diamondbacks
Pitcher
Born: (1964-12-19) December 19, 1964
Van Nuys, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1989 for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
September 16, 2004 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
Win–loss record 31–41
Earned run average 3.86
Strikeouts 518
Saves 100
Teams

Michael Lee Fetters (born December 19, 1964 in Van Nuys, California) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for eight teams during his sixteen-year career from 1989 to 2004. Fetters started his playing career with the California Angels and also played with the Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Minnesota Twins. Fetters had his best season in 1996 when he finished fifth in the American League in saves with thirty-two with the Brewers. Fetters finished his career with one hundred career saves.

Fetters is of mixed ethnicity, being half-Caucasian and half-Samoan in ancestry.[1] Fetters is a graduate of Iolani School,[2] where he played high school baseball in the early 1980s, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Fetters is best known for his head movement while on the mound. Prior to pitching, he took a deep breath and moved his head quickly 90 degrees to the left. He claimed that he was stressed when pitching as the reason for his head movement. While with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2002, Mark Grace imitated the same move when invited to pitch for one inning. During one game in the 2004 season, Houston Astro Craig Biggio imitated Fetters' head movement and scowl while batting against him, drawing laughter from the Houston crowd. Fetters is the cousin of American baritone Stephen Totter. He currently works as a sports agent in Beverly Hills and does color commentary on the radio for the Arizona Diamondbacks

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References

  1. ^ Al Chase (3 December 2003). "Fetters: Mulling his options: Arizona leaves Mike Fetters free to deal".  
  2. ^ Al Chase (8 May 2005). "Iolani graduate called it quits after 16 years in the majors".  

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)


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