Born: December 5, 1958|
|April 13, 1980 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
Last MLB appearance
|May 4, 1980 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||4.50|
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Munninghoff was drafted by the Phillies in the first round of the 1977 Major League Baseball Draft (22 overall) out of Purcell Marian High School. His professional career started off poorly, as he went 0–5 with a 5.52 earned run average for the New York–Penn League's Auburn Phillies in
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He debuted with the Philadelphia Phillies on April 13, 1980, pitching two scoreless innings out of the bullpen against the Montreal Expos. On April 22, in his first and only plate appearance, Munninghoff hit a triple and scored a run against Tom Hausman of the New York Mets, joining Eduardo Rodríguez (
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These three players, along with Charlie Lindstrom, share the ML record of a 3.000 career slugging percentage.
After a poor outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in which he gave up a single, wild pitch and walked two (one of which occurred with the bases loaded) Munninghoff was reassigned to the triple A Oklahoma City 89ers. In four relief appearances, Munninghoff posted a 4.50 ERA and did not have a decision or save, giving up three earned runs on eight hits and five walks while striking out two in 6.0 innings of work.
Munninghoff spent the remainder of the 1980 season and all of
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- Smith, John W. (July 13, 1979). "Munninghoff Hurls 2-Hit Masterpiece". Reading, PA: Reading Eagle. p. 18. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
- "Apr 22, 1980, Mets at Phillies Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. April 22, 1980. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
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