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William Blake Stein (born August 3, 1973) is an American former
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pitcher
. He played in
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(MLB) for the
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Kansas City Royals
from -.


Career

On June 2, 1994, he was drafted by the
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in the 6th round of the 1994 amateur draft. On July 31, , he was traded by the Cardinals with
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. On July 31, , he was traded by the Athletics with Jeff D'Amico and Brad Rigby to the Kansas City Royals for Kevin Appier. On June 17, , Stein Strikeout, fanned eight straight Milwaukee Brewers, Brewers for the Royals, and 11 in five 2/3 innings, but Milwaukee defeated Kansas City, 5-2. Only Nolan Ryan (twice), Ron Davis (pitcher), Ron Davis, and Roger Clemens had struck out eight in a row in the American League. Detroit Tigers, Tigers pitcher Doug Fister would break this record on September 27, , striking out nine Royals, but receiving a no-decision in a 5-4 Detroit victory. When starting for the Athletics against the Cleveland Indians on 31 August 1998, Stein was unable to get out any of the first eight Indian batters out - the inning started walk-hit batsman-walk-single-single-walk-single-single, giving the Indians a 6-0 lead. Stein was pulled from the game by manager Art Howe, and became the first starting pitcher in Major League history to fail to get out any of the first eight batters of the game. After retiring from baseball, Stein attended Spring Hill College and graduated in 2005. He is now Assistant Principal for Discipline and Attendance at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School.


See also

* List of Major League Baseball single-inning strikeout leaders


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External links


Baseball Reference
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