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Question 25 - Who Was I?

Who was this pitching sensation?I started pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1979 and pitched in 5 All-Star games during my first 7 seasons. In 1982, I pitched 19 complete games, threw 5 shutouts - both numbers tops in the AL.  In 1984, I fanned 198 batters and posted a 2.63 ERA, allowed the fewest hits per game of any AL hurler, and limited my opponents to a mere .221 batting average.

Listen Up Fans - Here's what I did in September of 1988: I pitched two (2) games through 8 2/3 innings before surrendering a hit. I am the only pitcher in baseball history to ever lose back-to-back near no-hitters.  And believe-it-or-not in August of 1989, I retired 26 straight batters before losing my perfect game to a double ( I must have been jinxed!) But finally in 1990, I did pitched a no-hitter!

In my career, I played in 7 All-Star games, won a career-best 18 games in 1990 (but I always won between 15-18 games for the expansion Blue Jays, who usually were near the bottom of the AL). My lifetime numbers - 175-135, 3.41 ERA.

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