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Bret Saberhagen

Inducted 2005
Pitcher 1984-1991

Mixing incredible skill and mound presence with precise command, Saberhagen become the Royals ultimate big-game pitcher. The four-time Royals Pitcher of the Year won two American League Cy Young Awards: the first in 1985 after going 20-6 (2.87 ERA) and again when he posted a club record in wins (23) and led the league in ERA (2.16) in 1989. That same year Saberhagen also won a Gold Glove. In 1985, his nearly perfect postseason performance helped the Royals capture their first World Championship. Named World Series MVP, Saberhagen went 2-0 (0.50 ERA) with two complete games, including an 11-0 Game Seven shutout.

  • POSITION: Pitcher
  • BATS: Right
  • THROWS: Right
  • HEIGHT: 6'1
  • WEIGHT: 160
  • BORN: April 11, 1964 in Chicago, Heights, Ill.
  • HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 19th round of the 1982 amateur draft.
  • SIGNED: July 26, 1982
  • DEBUT: April 4, 1984
  • FINAL GAME: August 7, 2001
Royals Career Statistics
W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO WHIP
110 78 3.21 252 226 64 14 1 1660.1 1551 650 593 331 1093 1.134