Roger Mason (baseball)
September 18, 1957 |
|September 4, 1984, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 11, 1994, for the New York Mets|
|Earned run average||4.02|
Roger Le Roy Mason (born September 18, 1958 in Bellaire, Michigan) is a retired American professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues primarily in relief from 1984 to 1987, 1989, and 1991–1994. Mason excelled in the post season where his microscopic ERA of 0.49 over 18.1 innings is still among the best for relievers.
As a member of the Giants, he became involved in baseball notoriety on April 13, 1987, when he gave up three consecutive solo home runs to San Diego Padres Marvell Wynn, Tony Gwynn and John Kruk, the first three batters he faced in the game. Despite this, the Giants still won, 13-6.
In November 2008, Mason was hired as the pitching coach for the Traverse City Beach Bums of the independent Frontier League. In his initial season as coach, the Beach Bums posted the third lowest earned run average in the league.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube