Mike Witt

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Mike Witt tossing a perfect game in 1984

Mike Witt is a starting pitcher for California on the NES version of RBI. Witt is one of the most solid pitchers in the game. He doesn't do anything great, but he does everything well. Playing curve pitch style, you should be able to get 5 to 6 solid innings out of Witt. This is a must, because the rest of the pitching staff isn't going to give you much help.

RBI Stats


  • Born July 20, 1960 in Fullerton, CA
  • Attended Cypress Junior College
  • Drafted by the California Angels in the 4th round of the 1978 amateur draft
  • Played in the Big Leagues from with California (1981-1990) and the New York Yankees (1991-1992, 1994)
  • An All-Star in 1986 and 1987
  • Third in voting for the 1986 AL Cy Young Award
  • Threw the 13th ever perfect game in Major League history, a 1-0 win at Texas in 1984
  • On April 11, 1990, worked the final two innings of a combined no-hitter with Mark Langston (in Langston's first start with the Angels) versus Seattle
  • He and Dean Chance are the only two pitchers to lead the Angels in wins four straight seasons
  • Made major league debut on April 11, 1981, two days after fellow RBIers George Bell, Dave Henderson and Tom Brunansky, and one day after Chili Davis

Career Stats

117 116 3.83 2108.3 1373 713 55 73 299 72 11 6 1.318

Hall of Shame Entries

  • Used hypnotism to try to help him gain focus in an attempt to win 20 games in 1984. He didn't win 20 games that or any season in his career.
  • During his career, he finished in the AL's Top Ten in the following categories:
         * HRs allowed - 2 times
         * Walks allowed - 2 times
         * Hits allowed - 3 times
         * Losses - 4 times
         * Earned runs allowed - 3 times (led league with 111 in 1989)
         * Wild pitches - 3 times
         * Hit batsmen - 2 times (led league with 11 in 1981)
  • Was out of baseball by 1993, when he was 32. Nothing wrong with that, but his slump started in 1989. I guess his hypnotism really didn't work in the end...

RBI Baseball Cards

Mike Witt's 1987 Topps card
Mike Witt's 1987 Fleer card
Brian Downing 1987 Topps Mini Leaders card
Brian Downing 1987 Fleer Award Winner card

Other Pics

Mike Witt on the cover of the July 1987 issue of Baseball Digest Magazine

External Links

Witt's stats on Baseball Reference Witt's Baseball Library page Witt's Baseball Page entry