Note: This page discusses 1990s-2010s pitcher Miguel Batista. For the Brazilian national team player of the same name, click here.
Miguel Jerez Batista Decartes
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 160 lb.
Miguel Batista pitched professionally over four decades, logging time in MLB off and on between 1992 and 2012. His most prominent action came with the Arizona Diamondbacks, with whom he tossed a scoreless 7 2/3 innings in a World Series start, winning a ring when the D'Backs triumphed in seven games. He spent time as the closer with the Toronto Blue Jays in the mid-2000s and made his final big league appearance with the Atlanta Braves in 2012.
He published a book of poetry, Sentimientos en Negro y Blanco (Feelings In Black And White). He also published The Avenger of Blood, a serial killer thriller, in 2006.
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (2007)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (2006)
- 30 Saves Seasons: 1 (2005)
- Won a World Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001