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Daniel Thomas Plesac (born February 4, 1962 in Gary, Indianamarker) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher with an 18-year career from to . He played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Philadelphia Phillies.

A hard thrower with a mid-90 MPH fastball and a nasty slider, Plesac was originally a starting pitcher before becoming the closer of the Milwaukee Brewers. Plesac served primarily as a left-handed specialist from the mid-1990s until the end of his career, pitching for the Blue Jays twice, the Diamondbacks, and the Phillies.

He was elected to the American League All-Star team three times (1987, 1988 and 1989). He ended with a 65-71 record and a 3.64 ERA in 1,064 games and 1,072 innings pitched.

Plesac holds numerous all-time Milwaukee pitching records (minimum 500 innings pitched). He is the career leader in ERA, H/IP, games, saves and ERA+ (adjusted ERA). He is second in K/9 and WHIP (BB + H/IP), both times to Ben Sheets, and is fifth in K/BB ratio.

He was the last Phillies pitcher in the history of Veterans Stadiummarker, as he struck out the only batter he faced, Ryan Langerhans to record the third out in the top of the 9th inning on Sept. 28, 2003.

Plesac worked as a news telecaster for Comcast Sportsnet Chicago, cohosting as a highlighter for Chicago Cubs and pre and postgame shows until the end of the 2008 season. He is also a harness race horse trainer in Chicagomarker.

Plesac joined the MLB Network and became an analyst January .

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