August 3, 1959 |
|April 9, 1982, for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 3, 1995, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Earned run average||3.87|
James William Gott (born August 3, 1959), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the major leagues from 1982 to 1995.
Jim Gott was a fourth round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in June 1977. He was later the first pick in the Rule 5 draft by the Toronto Blue Jays in December 1981. Gott's first major league win was against Hall-of-Famer Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles in May 1982. On May 12, 1985, he hit two home runs against the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1988 Gott broke Kent Tekulve's Pirate single-season save record with 34 saves. Gott was a setup pitcher and closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1990 to 1994.
Gott was once quoted saying, "My earned run average is so high it looks like an AM radio station." 
He auditioned for ESPN's Baseball Tonight.
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