17 Facts About Tim Belcher


Timothy Wayne Belcher was born on October 19,1961 and is an American former professional baseball pitcher.

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Tim Belcher played in Major League Baseball from 1987 to 2000 for seven different teams.

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Tim Belcher was named The Sporting News Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1988 for the National League.

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Tim Belcher played high school baseball at Highland High School and intercollegiate varsity baseball at Mount Vernon Nazarene College in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

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Tim Belcher was the first draft pick in the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft, selected by the Minnesota Twins.

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Tim Belcher was picked up by the Oakland Athletics in the compensation pool.

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Tim Belcher was a member of the 1988 Dodgers team that won the World Series, defeating the Oakland Athletics.

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Tim Belcher won one game in the World Series after winning twice in the National League Championship Series.

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Tim Belcher tied a career high with 15 wins for the Reds, but was dealt again, this time to the White Sox in the middle of the 1993 season at the trading deadline.

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Tim Belcher won Game Four of the American League Championship Series in relief against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Tim Belcher returned in 1995 to the Reds on a one-year minor-league contract, but was dealt by them a second time, this time in May to the Mariners.

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On June 5,1999, Tim Belcher was involved in an on-field brawl at Dodger Stadium.

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At the time a member of the Anaheim Angels, Belcher was involved in an altercation with then-Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chan Ho Park.

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Park claimed that Tim Belcher had tagged him too hard on the just-concluded play and asked him about the incident.

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Tim Belcher remarked with racist comments causing Park to kick him.

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Tim Belcher retired in spring training in 2001, his effectiveness gone following a series of injuries.

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Tim Belcher later served as a Special Assistant to Baseball Operations in the Cleveland Indians organization, and was the team's major-league pitching coach during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

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