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Dave Stieb

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Dave Stieb was a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. Born on July 22, 1957 in Santa Ana, California, he played for the Blue Jays from 1979 to 1992 and again in 1998. On September 2, 1990, he pitched the first (and so far only) no-hitter in Blue Jays history, defeating the Cleveland Indians 3-0. Stieb also had no-hitters broken up with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in two consecutive 1988 starts; one of them was a potential perfect game. In 1993 he played with the Chicago White Sox.

During his career Stieb won 176 games while losing 137. He holds career records for Toronto pitchers in wins, games started, shutouts, strikeouts, and a variety of other marks. Stieb appeared in seven All-Star games, also a Blue Jays team record. He is frequently cited as one of the finest pitchers of the 1980s.

In 2005, Stieb was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

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