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189. Mark Langston
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 20, 1960 in San Diego, CA USA
  • Weight: 177 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: April 07, 1984
  • Final Game: September 24, 1999
  • Gold Glove - 1987
  • Gold Glove - 1988
  • Gold Glove - 1991
  • Gold Glove - 1992
  • Gold Glove - 1993
  • Gold Glove - 1994
  • Gold Glove - 1995
 
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Mark Langston was one of the most underrated flamethrowers in baseball history, and let’s give him a bit of due here.

The San Diego native led the American League as a Seattle Mariner in Strikeouts (204) as a rookie in 1994, and he was the runner-up as the Rookie of the Year.  Langston led the AL in Strikeouts in 1986 and 1987, going to the All-Star Game in the latter year.  

After a brief stint in Montreal, Langston came to the California Angels, where he was a three-time All-Star.  As an Angel, Langston has four 13-Win years and four campaigns where he had over 174 Strikeouts.  He would finish his career with a brief run in San Diego and Cleveland with 2,464 career Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: San Diego, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Saturday, 01 January 2005
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Anaheim Angels, California Angels, Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (4) (1987, 1991, 1992 & 1993)
    Gold Glove (7) (1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 & 1995)
    Highest SO/9 (4) (AL) (1984, 1986 & 1987) (NL) (1989)
    Most Strikeouts (3) (AL) (1984, 1986 & 1987)
    World Series Rings (None) 

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Cy Young Finishes:
    (AL: 1987, 5th) & (AL: 1991, 6th)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (ERA)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    1 Top Ten Finish (BB/9)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts) 
    2 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    41. Strikeouts: 2,464

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    2005: 0.0% 

  • Should be Inducted As A: California Angel

Should Mark Langston be in the Hall of Fame?

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