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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  • Blake Grice
    Blake Grice 2 days ago

    maybe have few more history notes from the early 1900's

  • Chloe Brownstein
    Chloe Brownstein 2 days ago

    Pretty subpar fielding didn’t exactly help him out.

  • John M
    John M 3 days ago

    That newspaper says Harry heitman did record an out tho and lists his era as 108

  • Doug Vohs
    Doug Vohs 4 days ago

    If you ever want to get punched in the face and beat up keep pronouncing our city like that especially in Busch stadium. You will not last long

  • Joe Renteria
    Joe Renteria 4 days ago

    The dodgers got two videos about them in the same year lol

  • GiDD
    GiDD 4 days ago

    Thank god he’s a reliever! Felt so bad for him while watching this. It’s a nice redemption story.

  • paysonfox88
    paysonfox88 6 days ago

    Yu Darvish has a major league debut that was very strange. He gave up five runs in the first four out, then he settled down and pitched all the way through the end of the sixth inning giving up no more hits. It started out like what are we paying him 50 million dollars for? Then it became oh crap he's good !

  • quasi bully
    quasi bully 7 days ago

    I watched it live. Brutal.

  • Mark Bechard
    Mark Bechard 7 days ago

    Not sure what was worse, this video or this story. All I heard was blah, blah, blah

  • TheCymbalProject
    TheCymbalProject 7 days ago +1

    Debuts on a national telecast of the only game going and its 100 F and humid... Give the kid a break...

  • Randy Celaya
    Randy Celaya 8 days ago

    Horrible flashbacks bro

  • JY _ SportsCardGuy
    JY _ SportsCardGuy 8 days ago

    God's name is holy. He will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses His name.

  • San Francisco Professor

    This man should do a video about Michael Jordan being cut from his school basketball team. This video is the opposite of Michael Jordan's advice about winners being the people who can overcome the first failures, which we all have. As Mayers overcame. So the sequel would have to be called "best comeback." I'm sorry for Mayers that he and his family have to endure this irrational, odd, gloating video.

  • WGB 8210
    WGB 8210 11 days ago

    I don't see that he pitched that poorly.

  • LilBhole
    LilBhole 11 days ago

    He got DFA'd a few weeks ago but no one picked him up. Cards re-added him to the 40-man and he went 2 IP with 1 ER (solo homer) a few nights ago but his stuff looked pretty decent. Dude's had a tough career so far, hoping he is able to find his footing a bit as a reliever.

  • Jeremy Stephens
    Jeremy Stephens 12 days ago

    Why are you talking about a million other pitchers instead of the person you're supposed to be focused on. Terrible. Will never watch another one of your videos

  • Emerald Aly
    Emerald Aly 12 days ago

    Bumpus Jones' no-hitter was his first *start*, but it wasn't his debut.

  • Big Saber
    Big Saber 12 days ago +1

    Welcome to the Cardinals here’s some money. Now go mess up our already terrible team even more. 😂🤔

  • skinsboi
    skinsboi 13 days ago +1

    Maybe it's just me, but I get irritated when I hear people talk about an infinite ERA. It's not infinite. To calculate ERA you divide the number of earned runs conceded by the number of innings pitched (obviously, each out constitutes 0.bar3). If you fail to record an out, you would be dividing by 0. Dividing by zero is not infinite, it's undefined.

  • Danny Joyce
    Danny Joyce 14 days ago

    He is still on the team and pitched last night.

  • Tom The Cat
    Tom The Cat 15 days ago

    Saint Louieee, Missouraiii

  • The Crimson Knight
    The Crimson Knight 18 days ago

    Where the hell you from? Its "SAINT LOUIS"....

  • Robert Cullen
    Robert Cullen 19 days ago

    Remember Chase Wright for the Yankees? He was a big time prospect. He gave up back to back to back to back homers against the Red Sox, and was never seen again lol

  • Jorge Morales
    Jorge Morales 20 days ago

    San lui missyoureye??

  • Johnny Blaze
    Johnny Blaze 20 days ago

    That was brutal

  • Trey Cantrell
    Trey Cantrell 20 days ago

    Poor dude

  • NordicDartfrog
    NordicDartfrog 21 day ago

    So his start sucked, at least he got to the majors. A lot of people don't. And yeh, some people would prefer to not go to the majors to have a start like this.

  • Kevin Ryan
    Kevin Ryan 21 day ago

    “Saint Louie, Miz or I”

  • Dillon Jordan
    Dillon Jordan 22 days ago +1

    Absolute lies in this video, I googled him and he played in 4 games in 2016 and has played every year since 2016 in the MLB including 50 games in 2018 when this video was made you liar

  • Eric Van
    Eric Van 24 days ago

    Give me a video on which team produces the best pitchers for other teams. As a Detroiter I have a feeling it is the Tigers.

  • Jay Dean
    Jay Dean 25 days ago

    After the game his father beat him with his belt.

  • whatsthebigfndeal
    whatsthebigfndeal 25 days ago

    There was a relief pitcher for the Braves several years ago that gave up grand slams in his first 2 appearances. I guess that pretty much wound him up because I never saw him again. Can't even remember his name.

  • Scott Crabtree
    Scott Crabtree 25 days ago

    I just watched a Nat's game that was 11 - 0 in the top of the 4th...!!!! Nat's are on fire, atm!

  • J.C. Landscaping
    J.C. Landscaping 26 days ago

    Do you have adhd can u just tell the story without telling 18 stories throughout it

  • YourBoyDylan BoyDylan
    YourBoyDylan BoyDylan 26 days ago

    Mike Mayers 🤦🏼‍♂️

  • Kasin
    Kasin 27 days ago

    i mean the poor guy faced the best team in the league

  • Johnny Veiga
    Johnny Veiga 28 days ago

    I wish I could say my first MLB appearance stunk, was brutal, etc.

    • Johnny Veiga
      Johnny Veiga 26 days ago

      @Ryan Hanselman But no matter what, he pitched in the majors (and is still pitching). Nobody can ever take that from him. It reminds me of Moonlight Graham, he just wished for that one at bat.. just once, stare down the pitcher and have his moment (and I realize he is fiction) but all these guys in this video had their moment and that in itself is beautiful. But I get your point, nobody wants to have a bad anything in life.

    • Ryan Hanselman
      Ryan Hanselman 26 days ago

      If you worked your entire life to get to that point, had your future riding on your performance, you would be pretty upset if it went this poorly. Just sayin

  • omar 2
    omar 2 29 days ago

    Really? I've seen worse..

  • brotherBvideos
    brotherBvideos 29 days ago

    Great editing bro

  • Sam Menegat
    Sam Menegat 29 days ago +2

    “Saint Louie Missourye”

  • Timothy Hays
    Timothy Hays 29 days ago

    Don't go camping at Crystal Lake if Mike's around.

  • Bolly Blob
    Bolly Blob Month ago

    I think this is opinionated 🤔

  • max rockatansky
    max rockatansky Month ago

    Of course Grandal struck out. Smh

  • Who Dat Dude?
    Who Dat Dude? Month ago

    Why didn't he just not suck?

  • BenSnipes _
    BenSnipes _ Month ago

    Bro he got DFA’d 😢

  • Laa0fa
    Laa0fa Month ago

    That's a big ole hat

  • Mando Joe
    Mando Joe Month ago

    You talk too much

  • Call me shi
    Call me shi Month ago

    I watched that game and always talk about it

  • The Irishpanic
    The Irishpanic Month ago +1

    His dad looked pretty upset. Didn't even clap at the end. He probably felt like his son was put in a bad situation completely unprepared

  • Cationificationable

    Haha yes! That reminds me of this time tally-ho johnson pitched 2000 innings in the 1804 sillyball league and had an ERA of π, here’s the box score! I even highlighted it!!

  • zach bear
    zach bear Month ago

    Dude the Tigers Cobb fact. The guy he jumped in the stands and beat had no arms

  • Freeze Rh1n0
    Freeze Rh1n0 Month ago


  • michaeladam caira
    michaeladam caira Month ago

    Mayers was DFA'D today thank guy,he sucked

  • MLB Tap sports
    MLB Tap sports Month ago

    Sain loui misouri

  • Joshua Grooms
    Joshua Grooms Month ago

    Vicente Padilla had a terrible debut in 1999 against the Reds. Got a loss, a blown save, did not record an out, and gave up three runs on four hits. He went on To have a pretty good career.

  • Erikk Friberg
    Erikk Friberg Month ago

    I’m not directly against profanity, but the way you do it is just bad placement and wrong usage. It’s like you are trying to show you’re an adult? I don’t know.w. It’s just awkward.

  • Blue Lives Matter
    Blue Lives Matter Month ago

    Is GD really necessary when he talks about the pitcher getting a hit?? Come on...

  • ry4321 jk
    ry4321 jk Month ago +1

    He's in the game against the Cubs rn lol

  • Justin Pruett
    Justin Pruett Month ago

    As soon as I saw the title I knew it would be Mayers.

  • Andrew Prokawski
    Andrew Prokawski Month ago

    I don't like this