Today in Tribe History: May 5, 1967

1967 – Longtime Indians pitching staff member Charles Nagy is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

A star in the making after a solid effort in the 1988 Baseball World Cup, he was drafted by Cleveland in the first round of that season’s draft with the 17th pick overall. He debuted on June 29th, 1990 against the California Angels and became a staple of the rotation, not missing a start from October 3rd, 1993 (the final game at Cleveland Stadium) through May 16th, 2000. He made the All-Star team in 1992, 1996, and 1999 and was the starting pitcher of the game in 1996.

Nagy was a member of the Indians roster from 1990 to 2002, winning 129 games. He posted winning records in 1992 and in a six-year span from 1994 to 1999. After becoming a free agent following the 2002 season, he signed with the San Diego Padres, pitching a half season with the club. After his playing career, he worked as a minor league pitching coach and held the same position with the Arizona Diamondbacks for three years from 2011 to 2013. He is back with the Indians now, on their staff as a Special Assistant to Player Development.

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