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matt magnante, 1995 topps #415, royals

Player: Magnante, Mike

Card: 1995 Topps #415

Position: LHP

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Michael Anthony Magnante (born June 17, 1965 in Glendale, CA) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He played twelve seasons in Major League Baseball as a left-handed relief pitcher for four teams.

On August 22, 1997, Mike pitched an immaculate inning by striking out three batters on nine pitches in the ninth inning of a 6–3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. He became the 20th National League pitcher and the 29th pitcher in major league history to accomplish the feat.

In 2002, the Oakland Athletics released him days before vesting his pension because of the acquisition of Ricardo Rincón. This moment is depicted in the film Moneyball. After retiring he became a a math teacher.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


1993 Upper Deck #180
1996 Leaf Extended #NA (autographed)


Mike is part of the Topps Card Tour – 1995 Topps – Go to the Next Stop

Mike is also part of the Athletics Player Tour – Go To the Next Stop

See all of Mike’s baseball cards at TCDB

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