Robert Kevin Appier is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, and Anaheim Angels. Appier's solid pitching during his first full season in the majors earned him several rookie accolades in 1990. His fastball, tight slider and nasty forkball contributed to impressive pitching statistics, distinguishing himself as one of the American League's top right-handed starting pitchers throughout much of the 1990s. Appier enjoyed the most success with the Royals in the early to mid-1990s as one of the league's earned run average leaders, a Cy Young Award contender in 1993 and culminating in 1995 with a selection to the American League All-Star team. He was a starting pitcher on the World Series Champion Anaheim Angels in 2002 before retiring four seasons later.
About Kevin Appier
Sinker-slider starting pitcher who was an All-Star in 1995 with the Kansas City Royals and won a World Series in 2002 with the Anaheim Angels.
Kevin Appier Before Fame
He attended Antelope Valley High School in California.
Achievement of Kevin Appier
He rejoined the Royals in 1993 and finished his career where he began it.
Kevin Appier Family Life
He was born and raised in Lancaster, California.
Associations of Kevin Appier
Cy Young Award-winner David Cone was his teammate on the Royals.
Information related to Kevin Appier
- Baseball City Royals players
- Antelope Valley High School alumni
- American League ERA champions
- Gulf Coast Royals players
- Anaheim Angels players
- Memphis Chicks players
- Lansing Lugnuts players
- Wichita Wranglers players
- Eugene Emeralds players
- Omaha Royals players
- Tacoma Rainiers players