Tony Ferreira (baseball)

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Tony Ferreira
Born: (1962-10-04) October 4, 1962 (age 57)
Riverside, California
Batted: LeftThrew: Left
MLB debut
September 17, 1985, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1985, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 7.94
Strikeouts 5

Anthony Ross Ferreira (born October 4, 1962) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for one month - a September call up with the 1985 Kansas City Royals, logging in 38 days in the major leagues. He pitched only a total of two games and ended the season with 7.94 ERA during the 1985 Kansas City Royals season. Ferreira currently resides in Tarpon Springs, FL.

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Pitcher the player responsible for throwing ("pitching") the ball to the batters in a game of baseball or softball

In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the pitcher is assigned the number 1. The pitcher is often considered the most important player on the defensive side of the game, and as such is situated at the right end of the defensive spectrum. There are many different types of pitchers, such as the starting pitcher, relief pitcher, middle reliever, lefty specialist, setup man, and the closer.

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