A tireless worker Jeff Fassero won 121 games, started 242 games and pitched in relief in 478 games for nine MLB teams during his 16 seasons and retired at age 44 in February 2007. Jeff Fassero pitched 7 seasons in the minors and was the top closer in Triple A with Indianapolis before getting a MLB contract in 1991 with the Montreal Expos at age 28.
The oldest rookie in MLB in 1991, Jeff Fassero had an impressive rookie season by anyone’s standards. Pitching for the last place Expos, he relieved in 51 games, had 8 saves, a 2.44 ERA and strung together 9 and 1/3 innings of no-hit ball during June. And, he yielded just one homer in 55 1/3 innings, the second lowest Hr/ratio in the NL, and he yielded the lowest batting average to right-handed batters, .171, by a left-handed pitcher. In 1992 with Montreal, Jeff Fassero took over the Expos main role of reliever, working in 70 relief games, compiling a 8-7 record, a 2.84 ERA and allowed just 1 homer in 85.7 innings. Jeff Fassero moved into the Expos staring rotation in early 1993 and responded with an outstanding 12-5 w/l record, with a stingy 2.29 ERA, allowing only 119 hits thru 149 2/3 innings and worked 56 games, started 15. From then on Jeff Fassero was used mainly as a starter during the next 10 or so seasons and moved to different teams as a free agent. Jeff Fassero career stats: 212-124 record, 4.11 ERA, 242 GS, 478 relief appearances. Born: Springfield Illinois