Tom Candiotti was born on August 31, 1957 in Walnut Creek California. He was a right handed pitcher who stands 6’2”. The Candy Man or Candy as he was nicknamed was known for his knuckleball a pitch that was difficult for batters to hit and for umpires to check if it was a ball or a strike. Candiotti debut was with the Milwaukee Brewers
in August 1983. He was drafted by Kansas City but was transferred to Milwaukee through the Rule 5 Draft. He had a quiet season with the Brewers which led him to sign with the Cleveland Indians. He stood out in Cleveland with a 72-65 record and only lost one season. In 1988, he posted 14-8, with 137 strike-outs and an earned run average of a 3.28. He helped the Toronto Blue Jays in their 1991 play-offs after he was transferred from Cleveland. After a year in Toronto, he saw action with the LA Dodgers and Oakland Athletics before he returned to Cleveland for his final MLB run in 1999. He is currently a TV and radio analyst for the Arizona Diamond Backs
. He made 1735 strike-outs in his entire MLB career.
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