Mark King

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Mark Lee King

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Mark King was taken by the Cincinnati Reds 23rd overall in the 1976 amateur draft, one pick after pitcher Bruce Hurst.

He was 3-8 with a 5.26 ERA in 13 games (11 starts) with the Billings Mustangs in 1976 and went 3-10 with a 4.65 ERA in 20 starts for the Shelby Reds in 1977. Though he allowed only 85 hits in 91 innings, he surrendered 64 walks to only 48 strikeouts. The next year, he was 1-6 with a 8.04 ERA in 23 games (five starts) between the Eugene Emeralds, Tampa Tarpons and Shelby. In 47 innings, he allowed 63 hits and 40 walks, while striking out only 33 batters.

Overall, King was 7-24 with a 5.63 ERA in 56 games (36 starts).