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Not to be confused with Tampa Bay Rays pitcher José De León

José DeLeón
Pitcher
Born: (1960-12-20) December 20, 1960 (age 58)
La Vega, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 23, 1983, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 1995, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Win–loss record86–119
Earned run average3.76
Strikeouts1,594
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Career highlights and awards

José DeLeón Chestaro (born December 20, 1960), is a Dominican former professional baseball right-handed pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, and Montreal Expos, over all or part of thirteen seasons (19831995). DeLeón was the National League (NL) strikeout leader, in 1989, while with the Cardinals. For his career, he compiled a win–loss record of 86–119, in 415 appearances, with a 3.76 earned run average (ERA), and 1,594 strikeouts.

DeLeón was a 3rd round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1979 amateur draft.

DeLeón twice led the NL in losses, posting a record of 2–19 in 1985, for the Pirates, and 7–19 in 1990 with the Cardinals.

DeLeón and Kerry Wood are the only pitchers in MLB history to record fewer than 100 wins, yet still strike out 1,500 or more batters.

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Preceded by
Sid Fernandez
NL hits per nine innings
1989
Succeeded by
Sid Fernandez