Steve Dunning

Steven John Dunning (born May 15, 1949) is an American former professional baseball player.[1] He played in Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher between 1970 and 1977 for the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, California Angels, Montreal Expos and the Oakland Athletics. Dunning was the 1st round draft choice by the Cleveland Indians in the 1970 Major League Baseball Draft.[2]

Steve Dunning
Steve Dunning - Texas Rangers - 1974.jpg
Dunning in 1974
Born: (1949-05-15) May 15, 1949 (age 70)
Denver, Colorado
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 14, 1970, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1977, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record23–41
Earned run average4.56

Baseball careerEdit

Dunning was born in Denver, Colorado. He was the second player to go straight to the Major Leagues after being drafted without spending a day in the minors.

On May 11, 1971, Dunning had the distinction of hitting a grand slam home run off of Oakland Athletics pitcher Diego Seguí.[3] This remained the last grand slam hit by an American League pitcher until Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners accomplished the same feat June 23, 2008 in a game against the New York Mets.


  1. ^ "Steve Dunning at Baseball Reference". Baseball Reference. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "1970 First Round Draft". Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "This Date in Baseball: May 11". Sports Illustrated. 3 May 2006. Retrieved 9 June 2010.

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