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Mark Hutton

Mark Hutton - RHP
Hometown: South Adelaide, SA
Debut: 23 July 1993
Final Game: 21 May 1998
Teams played for: New York Yankees, Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies, Cincinnati Reds

The first South Australian to play in the Majors, Mark Hutton was also the fourth Aussie and third pitcher to make his MLB debut between 1992 and 1993.

Hutton's first appearance came for the New York Yankees on 23 July 1993, making history as the first Aussie to start an MLB game. He dominated in his debut, earning his first career victory that day by pitching eight innings and giving up two runs while striking out five batters.

The Yankees traded him to the Florida Marlins on 31 July 1996 for another pitcher. In mid-August, the Yankees also acquired Graeme Lloyd, meaning that Hutton missed being teammates with a fellow Aussie by a few weeks. Hutton made nine starts for the Marlins, going 5-1 with a 3.67 ERA in 1996 and 3-1 with a 3.78 ERA in the first half of 1997.

Despite his strong numbers with them, the Marlins traded Hutton to the Colorado Rockies midway through the 1997 season. He pitched in eight games for the Rockies, making one start and going 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA. Hutton was traded again that offseason to the Cincinnati Reds and split time between the Reds and their Triple-A team in 1998.

Hutton spent the next few seasons in the Minor Leagues with several different teams, and made his final professional appearance in 2000 for the New Orleans Zephyrs, then the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.

Hutton also pitched for Australia in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, on a team that placed seventh. He was one of many Aussie MLB alumni on hand for a special ceremony honoring them before the 2014 MLB Opening Series at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

View Mark Hutton's career statistics from Baseball Reference