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Mike Torrez was a MLB pitcher, playing for 7 teams in 18 seasons. Torrez signed to the St. Louis Cardinals in September 1964. He made his debut at the age of 20 with the Cardinals. He had a breakthrough season in 1969, going 10–4. He was traded to the Expos mid-season on June 15, 1971. In 1972 Torrez went 16–12 with a 3.33 ERA in 240 innings. Torrez in the 1974 season had a 15–8 win-loss record in 186 innings. Torrez was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 1975. In 1975 he had his best season of his career with the Orioles, going 20-9 with a 3.06 ERA in 270.2 innings pitched. In 1976 Torrez was to the Oakland Athletics. Pitching with the Athletics, Torrez went 16–12 with a career low 2.50 ERA.
He was traded to Yankees in 1977 and won two games in the 1977 World Series for the World Champion Yankees. After the Yankees 1977 championship season, he signed as a free agent with the Boston Red Sox. He won 16 games during the 1978 season. In the 1978 American League East tie-breaker game, he allowed a three-run home run to light-hitting Yankee shortstop, Bucky Dent, in the late innings of the division-deciding 163rd game. In 1983 he was traded to the NY Mets.