By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former MLB pitcher Mike McCormick has passed away. He was 81.
McCormick passed away this past weekend in North Carolina. An official cause of death has not been released at this time.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Mike McCormick, a true gentleman and forever Giant,” Giants President and CEO Larry Baer said in a statement. “Like many Giants fans, I have many found childhood memories of watching Mike pitch at Candlestick Park and then was blessed to call him my friend these past 30 years. As a member of the inaugural San Francisco Giants team in 1958, Mike helped establish baseball on the West Coast and then went on to play a major role in the legendary Giants teams of the 1960s, becoming San Francisco’s first pitcher to win a Cy Young Award.”
During his MLB career, he spent the majority of his career with the Giants franchise, where he played nearly 11 seasons. He began his career with the New York Giants in 1956 and 1957, before playing for the San Francisco Giants in 1958.
He also played for the New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles, and the Washington Senators. McCormick played in the MLB from 1956 through the 1971 season.
As a pitcher, he went 134-128 with a 3.73 ERA in 484 games, including 333 starts. He also had 69 games finished, 91 complete games, 23 shutouts, and 12 saves.
McCormick has allowed 1,100 runs, including 986 earned runs and 256 home runs, in 2,380 1/3 innings. He struck out 1,321 batters and walked 795.
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