The worst MLB pitching debut was a perfect storm of humiliation | SB Nation

  • Published on Sep 25, 2018
  • MLB history is full of notoriously bad pitching debuts -- ridiculous stories of mishap and desperation -- but only one pitcher's debut was broadcast on national television, took place with his whole family in the crowd, and included 9 earned runs in just over one inning. Mike Mayers of the St. Louis Cardinals had the worst MLB pitching debut ever.
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  • DuhItzSprite YT
    DuhItzSprite YT 2 hours ago

    Harry Heitmann actually recorded 1 out so his ERA is 108.0

  • Lucas Scott
    Lucas Scott 2 days ago

    4:46-4:53 typo see that it was bosto nruns

  • Joe Schizoid
    Joe Schizoid 3 days ago

    But he went on to a successful acting career. At least until "The Love Guru."

  • BrackinCrackin 60
    BrackinCrackin 60 4 days ago

    My mother and brother went to the game I watched the tv I was in shock

  • National Association of Sociopathic Black Men

    He is pretty unlike his parents named him michael knowing his last name is myers...not cool, mom.

  • Nicholas Kraz
    Nicholas Kraz 6 days ago

    It says in the news paper the Heitmann recorded one out. U said he recorded no outs.

  • Your worst Nightmare

    So happy that he knows who marlins man is

  • Tim Purcell
    Tim Purcell 8 days ago

    We are still the best franchise in baseball

  • sophia b.
    sophia b. 8 days ago

    im a cubs fan and i still feel bad for the poor guy

  • Wade Greiner
    Wade Greiner 9 days ago

    Jeremy Guthrie of the Washington Nationals pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up 10 runs for an ERA of 135, on his birthday no less. Granted, not a debut, but worth mentioning here nonetheless. Fortunately we called up Fatt Albers after we DFA’d him and he was the sole shining ray of competence in the den of nincompoops that was our bullpen until we sign Madson, Kintzler, and Doolittle

  • Sektor LK-9T9
    Sektor LK-9T9 9 days ago +1

    Maeda vs cubs lol

  • Theo Farano
    Theo Farano 9 days ago

    Do worst start for a rookie goalies in the nhl .... Malcom subban anyone?

  • angmohahbeng
    angmohahbeng 10 days ago

    i remember watching this game.... amazing.

  • Toxi_kun
    Toxi_kun 10 days ago

    Spelt all this time making a video and we only see an inning and a half? This seems like quite the stretched video for what we actually watched

  • Garrett 88
    Garrett 88 11 days ago

    4:40 well his ERA would be 'Undefined' not infinite. Any non-zero Integer divided by 0 is 'undefined'.

    • Garrett 88
      Garrett 88 11 days ago

      6:55 should be 1.333 or 4/3 not 1.1
      math is hard.

  • Jon Hamm
    Jon Hamm 12 days ago +1

    "this family reunion sucks" LMFAO dead and done

  • Logan’s Highlights
    Logan’s Highlights 12 days ago

    Mitch Keller yet?

  • Trace Carter
    Trace Carter 12 days ago

    Only athlete from my hometown to ever go pro. Go Dawgs

    ROBERT KELLY 13 days ago

    Literally no movement on his pitches

    EITAN MANDELBAUM 13 days ago

    “Missorai” bruh

  • Brooks & Mountain Vlogs
    Brooks & Mountain Vlogs 13 days ago +2

    I was there at that game. It was horrendous

  • Jim Draven
    Jim Draven 14 days ago

    Question: i was wondering if you were going to do the best of anything?

  • Bee bee ramone
    Bee bee ramone 14 days ago

    Yoan Lopez had a HORRIBLE debut however he has turned out to be a reliable man in the bull pen for my diamondbacks.

  • Hot Scuba
    Hot Scuba 14 days ago +1

    “Saint loo-eee, Mizor-eye”? Are you serious

  • enzoo
    enzoo 14 days ago

    "Saint Louis Missouri"

  • Sam Cooper
    Sam Cooper 15 days ago +1 this video a f*cking joke?
    A few historical cut backs are fine, but this story has so many that it simply isn’t fluid

  • Sam Cooper
    Sam Cooper 15 days ago +17

    Way too many historical cuts.
    Tell the f*cking story already

    • Jon Hamm
      Jon Hamm 12 days ago +1

      jumps around way to much stick with one thing ....i agree with you

  • Troubled Sole
    Troubled Sole 15 days ago

    The moral of the story is stick to it if you really want it.

  • Colin Brown
    Colin Brown 15 days ago +1

    I was at that game and my dad was like who the heck is Myers and why is he pitching

  • ian lynch
    ian lynch 20 days ago

    I don’t need a history lesson I just want to watch the video and definitely not hear your voice. Not sorry

  • Tab Liechty
    Tab Liechty 20 days ago

    Foul mouth brother, get a clue !

  • Studa Baker
    Studa Baker 21 day ago

    Zach Efflin gave up 9 runs in his Phillies debut. Sadly, he's still pitching and he hasn't gotten any better.

    • Mantis Toboggan
      Mantis Toboggan 20 days ago

      At least Eflin is decent this year, with a 3.08 era in 11 starts. Eflin's career era is also much better (4.68 vs 6.94.) Hell, Mayers makes Eflin look like Tom Seaver in comparison

  • Cameron Padron
    Cameron Padron 21 day ago

    How is this the worst MLB Debut? Matt Boyd gave up 7 and didn't record an out before being pulled in the 1st for Toronto. That is the literal worst start ever.

  • ME Productions
    ME Productions 22 days ago

    I watched the game live

  • Jose Vega
    Jose Vega 22 days ago

    Great story. One suggestion...There's no need for the profanity in your video and it would be viewable by a much larger audience without it. Good luck!

  • Tree
    Tree 23 days ago

    You should go work for CNN...

  • Derrick Fritter
    Derrick Fritter 23 days ago

    1k coment

  • HonduDan
    HonduDan 23 days ago +2

    Haaaaa, just watched Keller give up a grand slam against the Reds while WATCHING THIS VIDEO. Keller is debuting for the Pirates and the Reds rang his damn bell in the first, he have up 6. He may be a contender. Date 5-17-19.

  • Owen Fryns
    Owen Fryns 23 days ago

    B U M P U S J O N E S

  • SFC Turner
    SFC Turner 23 days ago

    lets be honest,none of us could pitch better than Mayers

    • SFC Turner
      SFC Turner 18 days ago

      @mastersnake42 you to

    • mastersnake42
      mastersnake42 18 days ago

      @SFC Turner Good luck in your future endeavors.

    • SFC Turner
      SFC Turner 18 days ago

      @mastersnake42 same, i'm glad we got to talk.

    • mastersnake42
      mastersnake42 18 days ago

      @SFC Turner What a fun interaction this has been. Definitely glad I commented.

    • SFC Turner
      SFC Turner 20 days ago

      @mastersnake42 ok

  • pikachuisawesome4310
    pikachuisawesome4310 24 days ago +7

    I met mike mayers and he seemed pretty nice got a ball signed by him

  • Nick Trelow
    Nick Trelow 24 days ago

    I was at this game...

  • Mal Cowie
    Mal Cowie 26 days ago

    0:40 *MiZooRai*

  • Johnny Depth
    Johnny Depth 26 days ago

    "Heitmann did manage to record one out." Why does it say that?

  • Olivia Kase
    Olivia Kase 26 days ago +1

    That was a really good quality video nice job

  • Connor Sayre
    Connor Sayre 27 days ago

    Mike Mayer’s is from the same city I live in and he talked at our school

  • 420FISHERMAN 420
    420FISHERMAN 420 28 days ago


  • Ryan Monke
    Ryan Monke 28 days ago

    Talk about Trevor roosenthal

  • Quetron
    Quetron 28 days ago

    I actually take pitching lessons from mike.... after I saw this happen I went to catching, never to return again

  • Robby Atwood
    Robby Atwood 29 days ago

    That’s just rotten luck mostly. Couple ground balls that barely snuck through and some big hits on balls mostly out of the zone

  • Ramon Leclerc
    Ramon Leclerc 29 days ago

    What about Rick Ankil

  • SugaristSnake0
    SugaristSnake0 Month ago

    Frank worm

  • Desekrated
    Desekrated Month ago

    I remember watching this on vacation in Florida lol. I felt so bad for this guy

  • Drew Hawkins
    Drew Hawkins Month ago +1

    The cardinals recently had a guy go in for his debut against Christian yelich with two runners on base and yelich homered off him. What a debut

  • bLaCjAcK Daniels
    bLaCjAcK Daniels Month ago

    i mean not for nothing, but the centerfielder didn’t exactly break his ass trying to get that first hit before dropping, that second hit was a joke little trickler down the third-base line. It was more embarrassing for the hitter than the pitcher. Plenty of people have given up a homerun to Adrian Gonzalez. It was a six run inning but it was really just bad luck and a couple of hits. If my amateur career meant anything, I would have blown this guy away with the worst inning, unfortunately LOL

  • YaBoiDOESsnipesYT
    YaBoiDOESsnipesYT Month ago

    The way he pronounces Missouri 0:40

  • Legendz Gaming
    Legendz Gaming Month ago

    His dad looks pissed lmao

  • MarsSZN
    MarsSZN Month ago

    His fielders didnt do that well tho sad

  • Andrew Esterline
    Andrew Esterline Month ago

    Played football with Mike in high school. I remember our freshman year he broke his collarbone in the middle of the season.

  • Chicken 33
    Chicken 33 Month ago

    You said Saint Louis so fricking wrong

  • Collin McKinley
    Collin McKinley Month ago

    How in the hell are you gonna tell me that you pronounce that crap like that

  • Bobby Trill
    Bobby Trill Month ago

    Feel bad for the guy. Feel good that it happened to a Cardinal

  • 15 DurangoRT
    15 DurangoRT Month ago

    You yak waaaay too much!!!!

    The TOXICHUNTER Month ago

    That was pretty cringe

  • Brodie Carrico
    Brodie Carrico Month ago

    Did he say Saint lewee misseray

  • Cory Day W
    Cory Day W Month ago

    how were all of those earned with that 2 base throwing error? I guess it was assumed the home run would have knocked em in anyway or something? Even so, the dude pitched alriiiight.. just had some really bad luck and one or two bad defensive plays.

  • Mark Woldin
    Mark Woldin Month ago

    What about W. Bush's New York debut? Man starts two wars, institutes torture and the murder of innocents, and he lionized at Yankee Stadium? That's a terrible debut.

    • Mark Woldin
      Mark Woldin Month ago +1

      Zach Spencer True. It was a reach, but I could think of any other comment. You guys know too much.

    • Zach Spencer
      Zach Spencer Month ago +1

      Mark Woldin Bruh moment

  • Richard Griffith
    Richard Griffith Month ago +1

    The worst video ever.
    1. Taking the name of God in vain--blasphemy.
    2. Interrupting the flow of the story with side comparisons. So annoying, and disjointed.
    Thumbs down. Your video sucks!

  • Colin MacNeil
    Colin MacNeil Month ago

    They only lost that game 9 6

  • Kayleigh Lehrman
    Kayleigh Lehrman Month ago

    Rip Bumpus

  • Andy Rouse
    Andy Rouse Month ago

    The Heitman article you use says he recorded an out and his ERA was 108.00

  • Bruce Terhune
    Bruce Terhune Month ago +1

    Get to the point already!

  • GorillaRadio88
    GorillaRadio88 Month ago +2

    You need to do some sort of video on the Fail Mary and events leading up to and following it.

  • Paul Campbell
    Paul Campbell Month ago

    You know you’re doing bad when the opposing pitcher is batting before he has even taken the mound

  • Matthew Michel
    Matthew Michel Month ago +2

    I went to one of the worst pitching debuts for the cubs against the Mariners he played only that one game. He gave up 3 home runs.

  • Cas Amezcua
    Cas Amezcua Month ago

    2.2 isn’t 2 2/3, and 1.1 isn’t 1 1/3.

  • crowtservo
    crowtservo Month ago

    Strasburgh was pitching against the 57-105 2010 Pirates.

    • Samuel Moulds
      Samuel Moulds Month ago

      aaaaaah.....actually, Strasburg's first start was on opening day to a full house to see him pitch!! he never left the bullpen!!! said he couldn't get loose and took HIMSELF OUTTA THE GAME!!! I will never forgive him for dat!!!

  • Daniel Spinosa
    Daniel Spinosa Month ago

    God love his girlfriend or sister cause she was a lot more supportive then anyone else

  • Joshua Bacher
    Joshua Bacher Month ago

    "Scott Kazmir, the goddamned pitcher" lol

  • RagingRyno
    RagingRyno Month ago

    How many extra stats needed to be added to get the video over 2 minutes.. goddamn

  • Trey Cranson
    Trey Cranson Month ago

    1.1 is not one and one third. That would be 1.33333.. same with 2.2 not being 2.66666..

    • odouroushouseant
      odouroushouseant Month ago

      The "." is a separate but it's not a decimal point. The number to the left of the separator represents full innings, and the number to the right represents the number of outs beyond the full innings.

  • Crash Davis
    Crash Davis Month ago

    at least he can say he made it to The Show, which is more than 99% of those who play baseball

  • Nick Cucchi
    Nick Cucchi Month ago +2

    Its so annoying how he keeps comparing to other people instad of just getting on with the actual start

  • Chad Ballard
    Chad Ballard Month ago

    Still a better pitcher than the narrator.

  • Baseball Pro
    Baseball Pro Month ago

    This poor guy

  • Gibbs 456
    Gibbs 456 Month ago

    Mizori? It is pronounced, Mis-sor-ee

  • alex davidson
    alex davidson Month ago

    Shame... They weren't terrible pitches.. No batters hit... And some weird knocks well outside the zone... Pure bad luck I'd say

  • Tom Brunetti
    Tom Brunetti Month ago

    Steven Matz this year for the Mets gave up 8 runs in the first without getting a single out.

  • Kurgosh1
    Kurgosh1 Month ago

    Wait, this Travers story sounds amazing. Do you have a video on that?

  • Connor Sauer
    Connor Sauer Month ago

    On Thursday 4/25/19 Taylor Hearn from the Texas Rangers (vs Seattle Mariners), claimed the throne for this title. Plz look into it and follow up @ SB Nation.

  • SonicBooom96
    SonicBooom96 Month ago

    Can't be 9 earned runs. With that throwing error into the dugout.

    • odouroushouseant
      odouroushouseant Month ago

      That was a gorgeous throw from right field, not an error. Mayer factually earned 9 runs, baseball records are very clear, why would you dispute that?

  • justmetal227
    justmetal227 Month ago

    Felt even bad for the dude cause must of it was bad luck and also that pitch could’ve been an strike... sometimes you take all at once :(

  • Alberto Quezada
    Alberto Quezada Month ago

    This happens to the Dodgers with Maeda pitching. Jaja

  • ExOtic_Voke
    ExOtic_Voke Month ago

    Ty Cobb is from my county

  • Julio Lopez
    Julio Lopez Month ago +2

    Does this narrator have ADD? Get to the point already!

  • David Cho
    David Cho Month ago

    Eh, was actually expecting a lot worse.

  • Jose Ron
    Jose Ron Month ago

    Bro digress wayyyy to much stfu

  • FunnyTheWorld
    FunnyTheWorld Month ago

    I remember watching this game at b-dubs. I’m a cardinals fan and I was embarrassed

  • lovelessissimo
    lovelessissimo Month ago

    Wouldn't one and a third innings be 1.3ish?

  • Harrison Lang
    Harrison Lang Month ago

    He didn’t do as bad as the line score makes it seem. A fair amount of those hits where weak dribblers.