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Pete Mikkelsen

Peter James Mikkelsen
Born: Oct. 25, 1939 in Staten Island, N.Y.
Died: Nov. 29, 2006 in Mabton, Wash.
Debut: 1964 | Pos: P
H: 6'2" | W: 220 | B: R | T: R

YR

W

L

G

SV

IP

SO

ERA

9

45

40

364

49

653.1

436

3.38

>> Visit the Pete Mikkelsen biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.


Pete Mikkelsen, who pitched in the 1964 World Series, died on Nov. 29, 2006 in Mabton, Wash. He was 67.

He pitched for nine seasons in the major leagues, posting a 45-40 record with 49 saves in 364 games. He finished with a 3.38 ERA and 436 strikeouts in 653.1 innings pitched. His career included stops with the Yankees (1964-1965), Pittsburgh (1966-1967), Chicago NL (1967-1968), St. Louis (1968) and Los Angeles NL (1969-1972).

Mikkelsen made his debut with the Yankees in 1964 and posted a 7-4 record and a 3.56 ERA in 86 innings pitched. He pitched 4.2 innings in four games of the World Series loss to the Cardinals. He allowed three runs and recorded two strikeouts.

The Yankees traded him to Pittsburgh in December 1965 for Bob Friend. He was traded in April 1968 by the Cubs, along with Dave Dowling, to the Cardinals for Jack Lamabe and Ron Piche. He was traded again in October 1968 by the Cardinals to the Dodgers for Jim Ellis.

According to his obituary, he became a farmer following his baseball career.