Kevin Ritz

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Kevin D. Ritz

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Kevin Ritz was signed by the Detroit Tigers and scout George Bradley (scout) as a pick in the secondary phase of the 1985 amateur draft. After four seasons with the Tigers in which he failed to establish himself, he was selected by the Colorado Rockies with the 42nd pick of the 1992 expansion draft.

Ritz set a Rockies franchise record with 17 wins in 1996, against 11 losses. He set the mark in spite of leading the National League in earned runs allowed, walking as many batters as he struck out (105), and having an ERA over 5.00. Still, the mark lasted until 2010, when Ubaldo Jimenez notched 19 wins. Both Pedro Astacio and Jeff Francis had tied the mark as well, in 1999 and 2007, respectively. For his part Ritz fell back to 6-8, 5.87 in 1997, and was out of baseball because of arm trouble early in the 1998 season.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1996)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1996)

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