Jay Witasick

Though he was briefly asked to be a starter by the Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres early in his career, Jay Witasick was almost exclusively a middle reliever in the major leagues. The tall right-hander pitched for seven teams, reaching the World Series in consecutive seasons with the New York Yankees in 2001 and the San Francisco Giants in 2002. His 15.58 ERA is one of the highest in World Series history for a hurler who pitched at least five innings. Witasick surrendered 15 earned runs in 8 2/3 innings in the Fall Classic. Much of that carnage occurred in Game Six of the ’01 Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when Witasick allowed 10 hits and eight earned runs while only getting four outs.