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Bret Saberhagen

Bret William Saberhagen (born April 11, 1964 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball player. Bret, a right-handed pitcher, won the American League Cy Young Award in 1985 and 1989 for the Kansas City Royals.

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2 Accomplishments
3 Teams
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Bret was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 19th round of the 1982 amateur draft and made his Major League debut on April 4, 1984.

Bret made an immediate impact with the team, compiling a 10-11 record and 3.48 ERA in his first season. The Royals made the postseason but lost to the Detroit Tigers. Bret pitched well in his only postseason start, giving up 2 runs in 8 innings.

In 1985, Bret established himself as the ace of the staff, going 20-6 with a 2.87 ERA and leading the Royals to a World Series championship. He won the American League Cy Young Award that year, a reward he would earn again in 1989, a season in which he went 23-6 with a 2.16 ERA.

Bret enjoyed mixed success during the rest of his career, including the years in between his Cy Young awards. In fact, he had losing records in 1986, 1988 and 1990, during a span generally considered his most productive years. On the other hand, he posted several solid seasons otherwise, winning 14 games for the New York Mets in the strike shortened 1994 and winning 15 games for the Boston Red Sox in 1998.

After missing the entire 2000 season, Bret made a comeback in 2001 but pitched in only three games. He then retired.



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