Random Retro Baseball Player: Steve Bedrosian | Sharapova's Thigh

Next up in our "Random Retro Baseball Player" series, we look at pitcher Steve Bedrosian...

Years Played: 1981-1991, 1993-1995.

Teams Played For: Atlanta Braves(81-85, 93-95), Philadelphia Phillies(86-89), San Francisco Giants(89-90), Minnesota Twins(91).

Positions: Pitcher(732 Games, 46 Games Started).

Bats/Throws: Right/Right.

Career Line: 76-79, 184 Saves, 3.38 ERA, 1.296 WHIP, 114 ERA+, 921 K, 1191 IP.

Best Season:

1987- 5-3, 40 Saves, 2.83 ERA, 1.202 WHIP, 150 ERA+, 74 K, 65 G, 89 IP.

Awards/Leaderboard: NL Cy Young Award(1987)

NL Rolaids Relief Award(1987)

NL All-Star(1987)

Led NL In Saves(1987)

Top 10 In NL In Saves 6 Times(83, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90)

48th All-Time In Saves With 184

Fun Facts: Bedrosian's nickname is "Bedrock".

He won the Willie Mac Award in 1990. The award is named in honor of Hall of Famer Willie McCovey and is given each year to a player on the San Francisco Giants who best displays the spirit and leadership that McCovey did.

1985 was the only season Bedrosian was only a starter and started 37 games. He didn't throw a complete game, and set the record for most starts in a season without a complete game.

He won a World Series with the Minnesota Twins in 1991.

He pitched in 13 postseason series, and had a 3.86 ERA with 6 saves.

He is now on the Coweta board of education in Georgia, and is an assistant coach for the East Coweta high school baseball team.

Bedrock also has one of the best beards in baseball history.

Steve Bedrosian's page on Baseball Reference


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