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Mike Krukow on his Embarrassing MLB Debut at Wrigley Field

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SF Giants Pitcher Mike Krukow shares a memorable story from 1976 about his first day in the big leagues with the Chicago Cubs

Pitcher Mike Krukow had a solid, if unspectacular career in the major leagues. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 8th round of the 1973 draft and Krukow played Major League baseball for the Chicago Cubs (1976–1981), the Philadelphia Phillies (1982) and the San Francisco Giants (1983–1989).

Krukow’s best season was in 1986, posting a record of 20-9 with a 3.05 ERA pitching for the San Francisco Giants. Giants fans can not argue Krukow should have won the Cy Young Award in 1986 as he finished third behind Mike Scott and Fernando Valenzuela, each of whom had better statistics on the season. Krukow was selected to the National League All-Star team that season. He was awarded the Willie Mac Award in both 1985 and 1986 honoring his spirit and leadership. In 1987, Krukow helped lead the Giants to their first division championship in 16 years. His final game was June 4, 1989.

Krukow is currently a broadcaster for the San Francisco Giants. He is a five-time Emmy award winner. “Kruk,” who was named as the starting right-handed pitcher to the 1980s Giants All- Decade Team in a vote by Bay Area media in 1999, is noted for his deep knowledge of the game and tremendous sense of humor

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Mike Krukow
Mike Krukow at 2012 Giants victory parade.jpg

Mike Krukow at the 2012 San Francisco GiantsWorld Series victory parade
Born: January 21, 1952 (age 65)
Long Beach, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 6, 1976, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
June 4, 1989, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 124–117
Earned run average 3.90
Strikeouts 1,478
Career highlights and awards

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