Born: July 2, 1964|
Des Moines, Iowa
|April 25, 1987, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 21, 1996, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Earned run average||3.81|
|Career highlights and awards|
Joseph David Magrane (born July 2, 1964) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and is currently a color commentary broadcaster for the MLB Network. He was teamed with play-by-play announcer Dewayne Staats from 1998 to 2008 as part of the Tampa Bay Rays television team.
During his rookie season he helped the Cardinals win the 1987 NL Pennant. He also led the National League in Hit Batsmen (10).
He led the National League in ERA (2.18) in 1988, despite winning only five games (losing nine). He finished 4th in voting for the 1989 NL Cy Young with an 18-9 win-loss record, a 2.91 ERA and only 5 home runs surrendered in 234 2⁄3 innings.
An injured elbow in 1990 cost him almost all of the next two seasons and most of his effectiveness, and Magrane never really regained his early form. He did win 11 games between the St. Louis and California ballclubs in 1993, but could not muster more than 2 wins or 74 innings pitched in any other season until his retirement in 1996 at the relatively early age of 32.
- Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup – A blog on sports media, news and networks – baltimoresun.com
- Nightingale, Bob (1994-11-14). "Angels Find Crack in Their Plan to Deal Away Magrane : Baseball: Injuries the pitcher sustained in late October car accident lessen his value on the trade market.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
- Sherman, Joe (2012-01-25). "Daughter of Cape League Hall of Famer Magrane Heads to Hollywood as 'American Idol' Hopeful". Cape Cod Baseball League. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
- Los Angeles Times, Magrane's daughter's American Idol audition
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference