Kevin Appier

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Robert Kevin Appier

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Biographical Information[edit]

Kevin Appier was signed as a 1st round pick in the 1987 amateur draft by the Kansas City Royals and scout Guy Hansen.

He set a Kansas City Royals record in 1993 for most consecutive scoreless innings (33). That year, he won six games in a row twice. With his motion being described as "herky-jerky", Appier had an 11-2 record by late June 1995. He threw a fastball, splitter and slider. On April 26, 1995, Kevin was pulled from a game by manager Bob Boone, despite the fact that he was throwing a no-hitter. After the game, Boone stated that since it was Opening Day, he had no interest in letting his pitcher throw too many pitches.

In 2011, Kevin was inducted into the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame. In 13 seasons with the Royals (two stints comprising his first 11 seasons and parts of his final 2 seasons), he was 115-92 with a 3.49 ERA and 1,458 strikeouts in 287 games (275 starts); good for 47.1 bWAR.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 1990 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
  • AL All-Star (1995)
  • AL ERA Leader (1993)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 5 (1992, 1993, 1995, 1999 & 2000)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 8 (1991-1993, 1995-1997, 1999 & 2001)
  • 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 (1996)
  • Won a World Series with the Anaheim Angels in 2002

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