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Dave Righetti

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
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Profession: MLB Pitcher and Coach

United States of America

Biography: Began his career as a starting pitcher before converting to a closer with the New York Yankees. Won the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year Award in 1981. As a starter, he threw a no-hitter, and as a closer, he was twice named the AL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year, the first player in history to both pitch a no-hitter and also lead the league in saves in his career.

Born: November 28, 1958
Birthplace: San Jose, California, USA
Age: 63 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Married Life

  • 1989-02-11 MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen

Historical Events

  • 1981-11-30 NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award
  • 1983-07-04 NY Yankee pitcher Dave Righetti no-hits the Boston Red Sox, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1986-10-04 NY Yankees closer Dave Righetti saves both doubleheader games at Fenway Park for 5-3 and 3-1 wins v Boston; Righetti's MLB record 46th save
  • 1990-06-12 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves
  • 1990-07-19 Dave Righetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee
  • 1990-09-03 White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen tops Dave Righetti's MLB record with 47th save in Chicago's 4-2 win v Royals; Thigpen finishes season with 57 saves

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