Dennis Lee Rasmussen (born April 18, 1959) is a former starting pitcher for Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres (1983 and 1988–91), New York Yankees (1984–87), Cincinnati Reds (1987–88), Chicago Cubs (1992) and Kansas City Royals (1992–93 and 1995). He batted and threw left-handed.

Dennis Rasmussen
Pitcher
Born: (1959-04-18) April 18, 1959 (age 60)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 16, 1983, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
July 1, 1995, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record91–77
Earned run average4.15
Strikeouts835
Teams

In 1986, pitching for the New York Yankees, had his best season finishing 18-6 with a batting average against of .217 which was 2nd best in the AL.

In 1988, his 14-4 record with the Padres tied him with Gaylord Perry for the team single season Won-Loss record (.778).

In 1990, he led the National League in Home Runs Allowed with 28.

In a 12-season career, Rasmussen posted a 91-77 record with 835 strikeouts and a 4.15 ERA in 1460-2/3 innings pitched.

In a San Diego Padres telecast on April 30, 2007, color commentator Mark Grant mentioned that former player and scout Pat Dobson nicknamed Rasmussen "Count Full Count" due to him frequently getting opposing batters into full counts.

Personal lifeEdit

Married to the former Renee Hayden, son Hayden and make their home in Trenton, MI and Charlevoix, MI in the summer working the seasonal family Ice Cream/Burger business, Charlevoix Dairy Grille. Rasmussen's grandfather was former player Bill Brubaker. He played collegiate basketball and baseball for Creighton University.

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