Gary Pifer

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Gary Stephen Pifer

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Gary Pifer played in the minor leagues from 1985 to 1988.

He was originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 23rd round of the 1984 amateur draft, one pick after outfielder Jerald Clark, but opted not to sign. He did sign after being taken by the Tigers in the first round, eighth overall, of the 1985 January Secondary Draft, a few picks after pitcher Chuck Finley, one pick ahead of third baseman Craig Worthington and ahead of outfielder Greg Vaughn.

He struggled his first two campaigns, posting respective ERAs of 5.97 and 5.02. In 1987, between the Charleston Wheelers and Fayetteville Generals, he went 11-8 with just 44 walks in 158 1/3 innings. He pitched in the Tigers and Seattle Mariners system in 1988, going 3-10 with a 5.33 mark. He never played above Single A. Overall, he was 17-25 with a 4.77 ERA in 83 games (46 starts).