Dave Geisel

Dave Geisel
Born: (1955-01-18) January 18, 1955
Windber, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 13, 1978, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
May 18, 1985, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 5-5
Earned run average 4.01
Strikeouts 144

John David Geisel (born January 18, 1955 in Windber, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the majors with the Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners.


Geisel graduated from Tonawanda High School in Tonawanda, New York in 1973, and was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 5th round of the 1973 Major League Baseball Draft.

He made his major league debut with the Cubs on June 13, 1978, at Riverfront Stadium, pitching one relief inning against the Reds without allowing a baserunner. In March 1982, the Cubs traded Geisel to the Toronto Blue Jays to complete an earlier deal in which the Cubs sent a player to be named later to the Blue Jays for pitcher Paul Mirabella.

In the 1983 offseason, Geisel was selected by the Seattle Mariners from Toronto in the 1983 rule 5 draft. He pitched his final major league game on May 18, 1985, at Seattle's Kingdome in a victory over the visiting Baltimore Orioles.

Geisel pitched in all or part of seven seasons between 1978 and 1985. He appeared in 131 games, all but 8 in relief.

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