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Mike Bacsik (right-handed pitcher)

Michael James Bacsik (/ˈbæsɪk/; born April 1, 1952), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played with the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins.

Mike Bacsik
Pitcher
Born: (1952-04-01) April 1, 1952 (age 67)
Dallas, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 15, 1975, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
August 9, 1980, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record8–6
Earned run average4.43
Strikeouts77
Teams

In 1976, Bacsik was one of 30 pitchers who pitched to Hank Aaron while Aaron had accumulated 755 career home runs. His son, Mike Bacsik, pitched to Barry Bonds when Bonds was on 755 home runs. Aaron went 1 for 2 against the elder Bacsik with a single; Bonds went 3-for-3 against the younger Bacsik with a double, a single and the record-breaking home run. The younger Bacsik would comment, in 2007, "If my dad had been gracious enough to let Hank Aaron hit a home run, we both would have given up 756."[1]

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