Kevin Kristan

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Kevin Robert Kristan

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Kevin Kristan played five years of minor league ball.

Originally selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 1979 amateur draft, Kristan did not sign, choosing to attend Creighton University instead. He then was chosen by the White Sox in the 23rd round of the 1983 amateur draft. He made his pro debut that summer with the GCL White Sox, leading the Gulf Coast League with 9 wins while posting a 1.91 ERA. After going 6-5 with a 3.20 ERA and 13 saves for the Glens Falls White Sox in 1984, he was traded to the San Diego Padres along with LaMarr Hoyt and Todd Simmons in the deal that brought Ozzie Guillen to Chicago (along with Tim Lollar, Bill Long and Luis Salazar.

Kristan played two years in the Padres chain, appearing in only 13 games. He spent his final pro season of 1987 in the Montreal Expos organization. He finished his pro career with a record of 18-10, 2.93.

Following his baseball days, Kristan became the owner of a funeral home in Mundelein, Illinois. His son played college baseball for Bradley University.