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Jeff Montgomery

Inducted 2003
Pitcher 1989-1999

Breaking the traditional closer mold, Montgomery became one of most reliable relief aces in baseball. The three-time All-Star and 1998 Royals Pitcher of The Year led the club in saves for a decade with an unconventional four-pitch repertoire. In 1993, he was American League Fireman of the Year with a league-leading 45 saves, which also tied the Royals club record. Montgomery was Major League Baseball's 10th pitcher to reach the 300-plus saves mark, and the first to collect all of them with one club. He finished his career atop the Royals all-time list in appearances (686) and saves (304).

  • POSITION: Pitcher
  • BATS: Right
  • THROWS: Right
  • HEIGHT: 5'11
  • WEIGHT: 170
  • BORN: January 7, 1962 in Wellston, Ohio
  • HOW ACQUIRED: February 15, 1988: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Kansas City Royals for Van Snider.
  • SIGNED: June 8, 1983
  • DEBUT: August 1, 1987
  • FINAL GAME: October 2, 1999
Royals Career Statistics
W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO WHIP
44 50 3.20 686 0 0 0 304 849.1 760 332 302 287 720 1.233