Originally written on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 2/1/12
Name: Edward Miguel Garcia Position: Starting Pitcher Nick Name: Big Bear Number: 25 Tribe Time: 1948-1959 DOB: 11/17/1923 Accolades: 3 Time All-Star (1952-1954), Top 20 MVP (1952,1954) Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP K/9 BAA Best Season (1952) 22 11 0.667 2.37 46 36 19 6 4 292.1 284 93 77 9 87 143 1.27 4.4 0.245 Career 142 96 0.597 3.24 397 281 111 27 21 2,138.0 2,102 865 770 119 696 1,095 1.31 4.6 0.247   Mike Garcia came on strong for the Indians in 1949, the year after their last championship, and took fourth place for the AL Rookie of the Year. He kept it going as well, staying in the starting rotation from then until 1957. Most impressively, from 1951 to 1954, he never had less than 18 wins or an ERA worse than 3.25. Over his career, he was one of only ten Indians to reach the 2,000 innings pitched mark. He i...
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