Sep 17, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals mascot Sluggerrr entertains the crowd before the game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Mark Redman pitched one season for the Kansas City Royals and managed to make the All-Star team. With that being the case, one would have expected that his brief tenure with the Royals would have been a success. That was not the case.
During that year, Redman won eleven games, which may have been a part of why he was an All-Star. However, his 5.71 ERA and 1.587 WHiP speak more to the type of pitcher that he was. Redman, in his 167 innings, allowed 63 walks while striking out 76 batters.
That 2006 season would also be a bit of a last hurrah for Redman. While he pitched two more years, he only made a total of 21 more appearances, posting a brutal 7.58 ERA and a 1.765 WHiP. After a final start where he gave up five runs in 3.1 innings, Redman was sent to the minors, and was out of baseball following the 2008 season.
Yes, Mark Redman can say he was an All-Star during his only season with the Kansas City Royals. If anything, that status only underscores how miserable the Royals were during that time.
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