Milchin, Mike : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Milchin, Mike

Michael Wayne Milchin

Sport:
baseball

Country Represented:
United States

Years Competed:
1988

Medals Received:
gold

Olympic Info:
Milchin, a pitcher, was a member of United States baseball team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics when baseball was a demonstration sport. In the preliminary round, the American team defeated South Korea (5-3), Australia (12-2), and lost to Canada (7-8), but won their pool and advanced to the semifinals. They then captured the gold medal by defeating Puerto Rico in the semifinals (7-2) and Japan in the final (5-3). Among Milchin's teammates at the Games were pitcher Ben McDonald and first baseman Tino Martinez.

Career Highlights:
Milchin, a star pitcher for Clemson University in the late 1980s, participated in the longest game in NCAA tournament history -- 19 innings! He played one season in the majors and pitched in 39 games in 1996 for the Baltimore Orioles and Minnesota Twins. Milchin had a 3-1 won-lost record, and struck out 29 hitters in 32.2 innings.

Click here for Milchin's baseball entry.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. Feb. 28, 1968

Origin:
Tennessee



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References:
Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, by Joseph Siegman (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2000)


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