September 16, 1972 |
|June 20, 2000, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 10, 2003, for the San Diego Padres|
|Earned run average||4.48|
Tollberg began his career with Chillicothe in the independent Frontier League before signing with Milwaukee in 1995. He was the first player to make it to the Major Leagues from the Frontier League and the league's version of the Cy Young Award is named after him. He made it to the majors in June 2000 with San Diego and finished with a 4–5 record with a 3.58 ERA. He earned National League Player of the Week honors his first week in the Major Leagues. The following season he won 10 games with a 4.30 ERA before being injured. He played two more seasons for the club.
He is active in youth baseball and has served as Director of Player Development for Palma Ceia Little League in Tampa, Florida.
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