The worst MLB pitching debut was a perfect storm of humiliation | SB Nation

  • Published on Sep 25, 2018
  • MLB history is full of notoriously bad pitching debuts -- ridiculous stories of mishap and desperation -- but only one pitcher's debut was broadcast on national television, took place with his whole family in the crowd, and included 9 earned runs in just over one inning. Mike Mayers of the St. Louis Cardinals had the worst MLB pitching debut ever.
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  • Torian W
    Torian W 9 hours ago

    The heckler didn't have hands? Isn't that part of the prerequisites to BE a heckler? To be able to fight if necessary?

  • PushSonyaDeville

    Mike Mayers performance was almost as career destroying as Mike Myers performance in the Love Guru lol! Sorry I had to!

  • FilthyCasual
    FilthyCasual 5 days ago

    5:33 2.2≠2 2/3

  • Blue387
    Blue387 17 days ago

    I would like to see a video covering the Vin Mazzaro game from 2011 for the Royals

  • Chris Fazio
    Chris Fazio 18 days ago

    Mayers threw a sugar cookie to Adrian Gonzalez and Howie Kendrick

  • Matthew Smith
    Matthew Smith 24 days ago

    His grandparents need to chill 😂

  • Will mckee
    Will mckee 26 days ago

    You can’t help but feel for this guy

  • jmarshall88
    jmarshall88 Month ago

    Speaking of Cardinals, now we need a "Worst MLB Playoff Elimination Game" after Game 5 in Atlanta.

  • 714Sluggo
    714Sluggo Month ago

    The article on Heitman said that he did record one out and had an era of 108. How did you miss that?

  • Brandon Wilson
    Brandon Wilson Month ago

    The worst batting slump in MLB history. The anti-Joe DiMaggio if you will.

  • Conner da Jackson
    Conner da Jackson Month ago

    What about

  • smittykins
    smittykins Month ago

    “Scott Kazmir, the GD pitcher...” 😂😂😂

  • Danny max
    Danny max Month ago

    I guarantee, after it was over, that his mom said
    "Don't worry, it's only a game"

  • Nick Robb
    Nick Robb Month ago

    Too many side bars my man

  • Josh Sullivan
    Josh Sullivan 2 months ago

    I feel like this video goes on way too many side tangents. Also the other cases sound way worse.

  • Peyton Heldt
    Peyton Heldt 2 months ago

    PLEASE do a Collapse on the Chicago Blackhawks!!!

  • Dominic64 TBLightning
    Dominic64 TBLightning 2 months ago

    bumpus jones goat

  • cooljammer00
    cooljammer00 2 months ago

    Does it bother anybody else that the video claims harry Heitmann didn't get any outs, but the article they use clearly says he got one out?

    edit: The video also says he had an infinite ERA, when the article clearly states he had a 108.00 ERA. I looked it up further and apparently his stats were disputed for a while between having faced 4 batters and gotten no outs, or 5 batters and having gotten 1 out. Baseball officially recognizes the 4 batters/no outs stat line, so he retired with the infinite ERA.

  • norman no
    norman no 2 months ago

    I just watched mike myers have a nightmare and its halloween

  • InsertNameHere
    InsertNameHere 2 months ago

    The Dad and Grandma was like "what yall clapping for"

  • Harold Mcliggans
    Harold Mcliggans 2 months ago

    You gotta feel bad for the guy😭

  • Blade1301
    Blade1301 2 months ago

    I prefer that one guy whose ERA isn't even a number. He failed to get a single out.

  • Cabbag E
    Cabbag E 2 months ago

    Yeah I feel bad for him but I don’t really blame him for everything it seemed like a good amount of plays were just not taken advantage of by his team just in the clips plus that has gotta be immense pressure

  • Brandon McGowan
    Brandon McGowan 3 months ago

    I'm from the future, Mayers ended up being a decent reliever

  • MrBcardinal35
    MrBcardinal35 3 months ago

    Worst Mike Mayers incident since the Love Guru

  • Durag Demigod
    Durag Demigod 3 months ago

    🤦🏾‍♂️ of course he played for St. Louis

  • Jackson Pix
    Jackson Pix 3 months ago

    The worst I’ve ever seen is Miguel ausencio for the royals...16 pitches, 16 straight balls. He was sent back down immediately

  • Emilio Villa
    Emilio Villa 3 months ago

    Not as bad as Tony Gonsolin's pitching debut

  • No Thankyou
    No Thankyou 3 months ago

    Lousy effing thing to do to someone with absolutely no major league experience.....

  • doglips1958
    doglips1958 3 months ago

    After this happened he went crazy on Halloween and killed some people

  • David Warren
    David Warren 3 months ago

    I saw Mayers play a couple times in Memphis with the Redbirds.

  • Sports Fanatics
    Sports Fanatics 3 months ago

    4:27 it says "Heitmann did manage to record one out"

  • Youeatdick
    Youeatdick 3 months ago +1

    At 4:00 dad is sitting crossed legged scowling as he claps the first out. Pathetic and funny to watch.....

  • Broz Gilson
    Broz Gilson 4 months ago

    I remember this game lol

  • Veleda Johnson
    Veleda Johnson 4 months ago

    So,..did that bum Puig flex around the bases in this one ,.??

  • Blake Grice
    Blake Grice 4 months ago

    maybe have few more history notes from the early 1900's

  • Chloe Brownstein
    Chloe Brownstein 4 months ago +1

    Pretty subpar fielding didn’t exactly help him out.

  • John M
    John M 4 months ago

    That newspaper says Harry heitman did record an out tho and lists his era as 108

  • Doug Vohs
    Doug Vohs 4 months ago

    If you ever want to get punched in the face and beat up keep pronouncing our city like that especially in Busch stadium. You will not last long

  • Joe Renteria
    Joe Renteria 4 months ago

    The dodgers got two videos about them in the same year lol

  • GiDD
    GiDD 4 months ago

    Thank god he’s a reliever! Felt so bad for him while watching this. It’s a nice redemption story.

  • paysonfox88
    paysonfox88 4 months ago

    Yu Darvish has a major league debut that was very strange. He gave up five runs in the first four out, then he settled down and pitched all the way through the end of the sixth inning giving up no more hits. It started out like what are we paying him 50 million dollars for? Then it became oh crap he's good !

    • Veleda Johnson
      Veleda Johnson 4 months ago

      Then ,..he sucked on the dodgers ,..and was awful ,..

  • quasi bully
    quasi bully 4 months ago

    I watched it live. Brutal.

  • Mark Bechard
    Mark Bechard 4 months ago

    Not sure what was worse, this video or this story. All I heard was blah, blah, blah

  • TheCymbalProject
    TheCymbalProject 4 months ago +1

    Debuts on a national telecast of the only game going and its 100 F and humid... Give the kid a break...

  • Randy Celaya
    Randy Celaya 4 months ago

    Horrible flashbacks bro

  • JY _ SportsCardGuy
    JY _ SportsCardGuy 4 months ago

    God's name is holy. He will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses His name.

  • San Francisco Professor

    This man should do a video about Michael Jordan being cut from his school basketball team. This video is the opposite of Michael Jordan's advice about winners being the people who can overcome the first failures, which we all have. As Mayers overcame. So the sequel would have to be called "best comeback." I'm sorry for Mayers that he and his family have to endure this irrational, odd, gloating video.

  • Bill 8210
    Bill 8210 4 months ago

    I don't see that he pitched that poorly.

  • LilBhole
    LilBhole 4 months ago

    He got DFA'd a few weeks ago but no one picked him up. Cards re-added him to the 40-man and he went 2 IP with 1 ER (solo homer) a few nights ago but his stuff looked pretty decent. Dude's had a tough career so far, hoping he is able to find his footing a bit as a reliever.

  • Jeremy Stephens
    Jeremy Stephens 4 months ago

    Why are you talking about a million other pitchers instead of the person you're supposed to be focused on. Terrible. Will never watch another one of your videos

  • Emerald Aly
    Emerald Aly 4 months ago

    Bumpus Jones' no-hitter was his first *start*, but it wasn't his debut.

  • Big Saber
    Big Saber 4 months ago +1

    Welcome to the Cardinals here’s some money. Now go mess up our already terrible team even more. 😂🤔

  • skinsboi
    skinsboi 4 months ago +1

    Maybe it's just me, but I get irritated when I hear people talk about an infinite ERA. It's not infinite. To calculate ERA you divide the number of earned runs conceded by the number of innings pitched (obviously, each out constitutes 0.bar3). If you fail to record an out, you would be dividing by 0. Dividing by zero is not infinite, it's undefined.

  • Danny Joyce
    Danny Joyce 4 months ago

    He is still on the team and pitched last night.

  • Tom The Cat
    Tom The Cat 4 months ago

    Saint Louieee, Missouraiii

  • The Crimson Knight
    The Crimson Knight 4 months ago

    Where the hell you from? Its "SAINT LOUIS"....

  • Robert Cullen
    Robert Cullen 4 months ago

    Remember Chase Wright for the Yankees? He was a big time prospect. He gave up back to back to back to back homers against the Red Sox, and was never seen again lol

  • Jorge Morales
    Jorge Morales 4 months ago

    San lui missyoureye??

  • Johnny Blaze
    Johnny Blaze 4 months ago

    That was brutal