Martin Eugene Bystrom (born July 26, 1958), is an American former professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball, who played for the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees, from 1980–1985.
|Born: July 26, 1958|
Coral Gables, Florida
|September 7, 1980, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|September 9, 1985, for the New York Yankees|
|Earned run average||4.26|
|Career highlights and awards|
Bystrom was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in December 1976. At age 22, as a September call-up, he made his MLB debut on September 7, 1980; Bystrom went on to win 5 games (including a complete-game shutout) that September, en route to Philadelphia’s National League East Division championship.
Following the 1985 season, Bystrom was granted free agency and was re-signed by the Yankees. However, he would never again reach the big leagues, as he finished his career pitching in the farm systems of the Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Phillies, and Cleveland Indians, eventually retiring as an active player in 1989. Because the 1994 MLB players' strike also affected 1995 spring training, he briefly attempted a comeback as a replacement player because, "No matter what, there's nothing quite so special as putting on a major-league uniform and playing baseball. I cherish this. I always did."
- "Marty Bystrom Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
- "MLB Rotation: Phillies Most Memorable Call Up? Marty Bystrom in 1980". thegoodphight.com. August 26, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
- "1980 Pitching Gamelogs (Marty Bystrom)". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
- Madden, Bill (March 6, 1995). "Blame Game, Not Bystrom". nydailynews.com. New York Daily News. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
- "Marty Bystrom Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
- Marty Bystrom at Baseball Almanac
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