Joe Magrane

Joe Magrane

Joe Magrane
Born: (1964-07-02) July 2, 1964
Des Moines, Iowa
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 25, 1987 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
June 21, 1996 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Win–loss record 57–67
Earned run average 3.81
Strikeouts 564

Joseph David Magrane (born July 2, 1964 in Des Moines, Iowa) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and is currently a color commentary broadcaster for the MLB Network. He was teamed with play-by-play announcer Dewayne Staats from 1998 to 2008 as part of the Tampa Bay Rays television team.

Magrane served as an analyst for NBC Sports' coverage of Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He teamed with play-by-play man Eric Collins of ESPN.[1]

Playing career

During his rookie season he helped the Cardinals win the 1987 NL Pennant. He also led the National League in Hit Batsmen (10).

He led the National League in ERA (2.18) in 1988, despite winning only five games (losing nine). He finished 4th in voting for the 1989 NL Cy Young with an 18-9 win-loss record, a 2.91 ERA and only 5 home runs surrendered in 23423 innings.

An injured elbow in 1990 cost him almost all of the next two seasons and most of his effectiveness, and Magrane never really regained his early form. He did win 11 games between the St. Louis and California ballclubs in 1993, but could not muster more than 2 wins or 74 innings pitched in any other season until his retirement in 1996 at the relatively early age of 32.

Personal life

Magrane is married to his wife Renee,[2] and have two daughters, Shannon and Sophia.[3] In 2012, Shannon was a finalist on the 11th season of American Idol .[4]

See also


  1. ^ Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup - A blog on sports media, news and networks -
  2. ^ Nightingale, Bob (1994-11-14). "Angels Find Crack in Their Plan to Deal Away Magrane : Baseball: Injuries the pitcher sustained in late October car accident lessen his value on the trade market.".  
  3. ^ Sherman, Joe (2012-01-25). "Daughter of Cape League Hall of Famer Magrane Heads to Hollywood as 'American Idol' Hopeful".  
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times, Magrane's daughter's American Idol audition

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference