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Pete Schourek

Pete Schourek
Born: (1969-05-10) May 10, 1969
Austin, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 9, 1991, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
July 25, 2001, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 66–77
Earned run average 4.59
Strikeouts 813

Peter Alan Schourek (born May 10, 1969 in Austin, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who played for the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1991 to 2001. He was the runnerup for the National League's Cy Young Award in 1995.

Schourek grew up in Falls Church, Virginia in the Washington Metropolitan Area and attended George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church (Fairfax County). While at Marshall the Statesmen finished as runners up in the Virginia High School League State Championship.

Pete lives in the Northern Virginia area with his wife and daughter. He still displays his skills as a baseball player in semi-pro leagues in the area.

His best season came in 1995, as he posted an 18-7 record with a 3.22 ERA. He gave up 2 runs in 1413 IP in the postseason (1.26 ERA), but took an 0-1 record in 2 starts behind an untimely offensive slump. He was the runner-up for the NL Cy Young Award, losing to Greg Maddux.

As Opening Day starter on April 1, 1996, he witnessed the death of umpire John McSherry, only seven pitches into the top of the 1st inning. He won the makeup game the next day, but struggled the rest of the way before his season ended due to injury in July with a 4-5 record and 6.01 ERA. He was consistently plagued by various injuries in subsequent seasons. This limited his effectiveness and moved around to various teams until his retirement after the 2001 season.

His father, Joe, is a respected teacher and successful baseball coach at Gonzaga College High School.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

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