Mike Loynd
Mike Loynd
Full Name:  Michael Wallace Loynd
   School:  Millburn High School in Millburn, New Jersey


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FSU Career
Baseball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1983  44  P       6-2  170  R  R  Fr       Short Hills, NJ       
1984  44  P       6-2  170  R  R  So   *   Short Hills, NJ       
1985  44  P       6-4  193  R  R  Jr   *   Short Hills, NJ       
1986  44  P       6-5  215  R  R  Jr-R *   Short Hills, NJ       


Awards
Baseball
Year  Award
1986  American Baseball Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
      Baseball America - 1st Team All-American
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1993
An imposing 6-5, 215 pound right hander from Short Hills, N.J., Loynd was blessed with an illusive curveball and a very lethal slider. Most will remember Loynd as a fiery, self-assured hurler for the Seminoles. A day at the park for Loynd usually meant stalking around the mound, gritting his teach, fists clinched and giving opposing batters glowering stares.

As a freshman, Loynd led all Seminole pitchers in victories with 12 while striking out 79 batters. Showing the poise to excel at the collegiate level, Loynd possessed ferocious intensity and concentration on the mound.

After a 13-4 sophomore season and 113 strikeouts, the young Loynd was selected as an alternate on the U.S. Olympic baseball team.

During his junior season with the 'Noles, Loynd went on a school record tear. By the time the season's final out was completed, Loynd had set school records for wins in a season (20) and career (42), and for strike outs in a season (183) and career (377). His 20 wins tied an NCAA record and made him the winningest pitcher in all of college baseball for 1986.

Loynd became the 10th recipient of the Golden Spikes Award considered the "Heisman trophy" of college baseball. He was named "Pitcher of the Year" by Baseball America for 1986 and won MVP honors in the Metro Conference Tournament. He was named to the all-tournament and All-South II Region teams en route to the College World Series where his FSU team finished #2 in the nation.

He left FSU after his junior year with a career record of 45-10 (.880 avg.) and 377 strike outs in less than 396 innings of work. He is remembered as the pitcher who, after striking out his 16th batter in one game, yelled to the team's dugout, "Next!"

It took Loynd only six weeks once he departed Tallahassee to continue his winning ways for the Texas Rangers. In his first major league game, Loynd ended a Rangers seven-game losing streak by beating the Cleveland Indians and future Hall of Famer, Phil Nekro.



FSU Statistics
Baseball
Pitching Statistics
Year   ERA  W  L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV  IP    H   R   ER  BB  SO  2B  3B  HR  AB  B/AVG  WP HBP BK SFA SHA
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1983  9.00  0  0   3  0  0   0      0   4.0   3   5   4   7   2   1   0   1              0   0  0        
1984  4.68 12  3  26 15  2   1      0 107.2 106  73  56  46  79  23   1  12              4   3  1        
1985  3.47 13  4  20 19  1   0      1 119.1 103  56  46  63 113  21   1   8              2   4  3        
1986  2.46 20  3  25 24  5   1   1  1 164.2 136  63  45  57 223  22   3  11             20               
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Tot   3.43 45 10  74 58  8   2   1  2 395.2 348 197 151 173 417  67   5  32    0  .000  26   7  4   0   0
Batting Statistics
YEAR   AVG  GP  GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR RBI  TB   SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB% SF SH  SB ATT
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1984  .000  25  14    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0  .000   0   0   0            0  0   0   0
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Tot   .000  25  14    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000  0  0   0   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1983
Date  Opponent              W  L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV   IP    H   R  ER  BB  SO
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Mar 29 LOUISIANA STATE             1                    0.2   1   4   4   4   0
Apr 19 GEORGIA SOUTHERN            1                    2.0   2   1   0   0   1
Apr 22 MERCER                      1                    1.1   0   0   0   3   1
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Tot                         0  0   3  0  0   0   0  0   4.0   3   5   4   7   2
1984
Date  Opponent              W  L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV   IP    H   R  ER  BB  SO
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Feb  4 MIAMI                       1                    1.0   1   0   0   0   0
Feb 16 TAMPA                1      1  Y                 6.0   4   2   1   4   3
Feb 22 JACKSONVILLE         1      1  Y                 5.0   3   2   2   3   7
Mar  4 BALL STATE                  1  Y                 5.0   7   6   5   4   5
Mar  8 NEVADA-LAS VEGAS        1   1  Y                 4.2   4   5   1   3   4
Mar 13 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI        1  Y                 4.2   5   5   3   1   3
Mar 17 SOUTH FLORIDA               1  Y                 4.0   6   3   3   1   2
Mar 21 PITTSBURGH           1      1  Y  1   1          9.0   3   0   0   0   3
Mar 23 ALABAMA              1      1                    1.2   2   2   2   1   1
Mar 29 CLEMSON                 1   1  Y                 1.1   2   5   5   3   2
Mar 30 CLEMSON                     1                    2.0   3   5   5   2   2
Apr  1 GEORGIA STATE        1      1                    3.0   6   5   2   1   1
Apr  4 FLORIDA              1      1                    3.0   3   3   3   1   4
Apr  7 GEORGIA SOUTHERN     1      1  Y                 7.1   9   2   1   4   4
Apr 11 MERCER                      1                    1.0   0   0   0   0   2
Apr 14 MIAMI                       1                    5.2   2   0   0   0   9
Apr 17 FLORIDA                     1                    3.1   6   4   4   4   2
Apr 19 SOUTH ALABAMA               1                    1.1   3   2   2   1   1
Apr 21 FL INTERNATIONAL            1                    1.2   0   0   0   0   2
Apr 29 TULANE                      1  Y                 4.0   4   3   3   4   3
May  1 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 1      1                    3.0   0   0   0   2   3
May  4 MEMPHIS STATE        1      1  Y                 5.0   8   4   4   1   4
May 11 MEMPHIS STATE        1      1  Y  1              9.0   9   3   3   1   1
May 20 NEW ORLEANS          1      1  Y                 7.0   8   3   3   3   5
May 25 EAST CAROLINA           1   1  Y                 2.1   4   6   2   0   2
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Tot                        11  3  25 14  2   1   0  0 101.0 102  70  54  44  75
1986
Date  Opponent              W  L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV   IP    H   R  ER  BB  SO
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Feb 23 GEORGIA TECH         1      1  Y                 8.0   9   4   3   2  12
Apr  6 TULANE               1      1  Y  1              9.0   5   2   2   3  14
Apr 11 MIAMI                1      1  Y  1              9.0   7   1   1   1  13
May  9 CINCINNATI           1      1  Y                 6.0   4   0   0   0   5
May 11 SOUTH CAROLINA       1      1  Y  1   1          9.0   4   0   0   2  16
May 22 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1      1  Y                 5.0   5   3   0   2   6
May 24 SOUTH FLORIDA        1      1  Y                 8.2  12   7   7   3  11
May 31 INDIANA STATE        1      1  Y                 8.2   8   3   1   1  10
Jun  6 ARIZONA                 1   1  Y                 5.1   9   7   7   4   4
Jun  9 ARIZONA                 1   1  Y                 5.0   3   3   1   1   6
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Tot                         8  2  10 10  3   1   0  0  73.2  66  30  22  19  97
1983
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 29 LOUISIANA STATE        *e .000  1                               0                      0   0    0   
Apr 19 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       *b .000  1                               0                      0   0    1   
Apr 22 MERCER                 1a .000  1      1   0   0            0   0  0      1            0            
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                                 .000  3  0   1   0   0  0  0  0   0   0  0   0  1  0  0  0   0    0   1  0
1984
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Feb  4 MIAMI                  *d .000  1                               0                      0            
Feb 16 TAMPA                  *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   0    2   
Feb 22 JACKSONVILLE           *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   1    1   
Mar  4 BALL STATE             *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   0    2  1
Mar  8 NEVADA-LAS VEGAS       *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   1    1   
Mar 13 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI   *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   0    2   
Mar 17 SOUTH FLORIDA          *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   1    1   
Mar 21 PITTSBURGH             *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   0    1   
Mar 23 ALABAMA                *e .000  1                               0                      0   0    1   
Mar 29 CLEMSON                *  .000  1 P                             0                      0            
Mar 30 CLEMSON                *a .000  1                               0                      0            
Apr  1 GEORGIA STATE          *b .000  1                               0                      0   0    2   
Apr  4 FLORIDA                *a .000  1                               0                      0   0    0   
Apr  7 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   2    4   
Apr 11 MERCER                 *a .000  1                               0                      0   0    0   
Apr 14 MIAMI                  *a .000  1                               0                      0   2    2  1
Apr 17 FLORIDA                *a .000  1                               0                      0   0    0   
Apr 19 SOUTH ALABAMA          *a .000  1                               0                      0   0    0   
Apr 21 FL INTERNATIONAL       *a .000  1                               0                      0   0    0   
Apr 29 TULANE                 *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   1    1   
May  1 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI   *a .000  1                               0                      0   0    1   
May  4 MEMPHIS STATE          *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   0    0   
May 11 MEMPHIS STATE          *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   1    1   
May 20 NEW ORLEANS            *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   1    0  1
May 25 EAST CAROLINA          *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   0    1   
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                                 .000 25 14   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0  0   0  0  0  0  0   0   10  23  3
1986
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Feb 23 GEORGIA TECH           *  .000  1 P                             0                      0            
Apr  6 TULANE                 *  .000  1 P                             0                      0            
Apr 11 MIAMI                  *  .000  1 P                             0                      0            
May  9 CINCINNATI             *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   1    1   
May 11 SOUTH CAROLINA         *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   1    0   
May 22 NORTH CAROLINA STATE   *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   0    1   
May 24 SOUTH FLORIDA          *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   0    1   
May 31 INDIANA STATE          *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   2    0  1
Jun  6 ARIZONA                *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   1    0   
Jun  9 ARIZONA                *  .000  1 P                             0                      0   0    0   
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                                 .000 10 10   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0  0   0  0  0  0  0   0    5   3  1


Pro Career
Baseball
Height: 6-4   Weight: 210  Throws: Right  Bats: Right
Drafted: 1985, June Regular Draft, 11th Round  #281, Baltimore Orioles, P     
         1986, June Regular Draft, 7th Round  #163, Texas Rangers, P     
Debut: July 24, 1986

Year  Abbr   Team                                No      Pos
1986  Tex    Texas Rangers                       46      P
1987  Tex    Texas Rangers                       46      P


Pro Statistics
Baseball
Pitching Statistics
Year Team   ERA   W   L SV APP  GS CG SHO     IP   R  ER    H  2B  3B  HR   BB   SO   AB   Avg  WP HBP BK SF SH
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1986 Tex   5.36   2   2  1   9   8  0   0   42.0  30  25   49           4   19   33  193  .285   2   2  0      
1987 Tex   6.10   1   5  1  26   8  0   0   69.1  53  47   82          14   38   48  328  .284   4   1  0      
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2 Years    5.82   3   7  2  35  16  0   0  111.1  83  72  131   0   0  18   57   81  521  .284   6   3  0  0  0
Batting Statistics
Year Team   AVG   GP   GS   AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB ATT
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1986 Tex   .000    9    8    0    0    0   0   0   0   0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0   0
1987 Tex   .000   26    8    0    0    0   0   0   0   0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0   0
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2 Years    .000   35   16    0    0    0   0   0   0   0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0   0
Fielding Statistics
Year Team Pos   GP   PO  Ast   E  DP  Fld%
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1986 Tex  P      9    5    5   1   0  .909
1987 Tex  P     26    5    6   3   0  .786
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2 Years         35   10   11   4   0  .840