Felipe Lira
Born: (1972-04-26) April 26, 1972 (age 50)
Santa Teresa, Venezuela
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 27, 1995, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
May 21, 2001, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Win–loss record26–46
Earned run average5.30

Felipe Antonio Lira (born April 26, 1972) is a Venezuelan former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Detroit Tigers (1995-1997), Seattle Mariners (1997-1998) and Montreal Expos (2000-2001). He batted and threw right-handed.


In a six-year career, Lira compiled a 26–46 record with 348 strikeouts and a 5.32 ERA in 577 innings. As a batter with the Expos, he hit .211 (4-for-19) with two home runs. On August 29, 1995, Lira notched his one and only MLB save. He recorded the final out of the game to preserve a 7-5 Tigers victory over the White Sox. He saved the game for starter Sean Bergman.[1] On September 6, 1996, Lira gave up Eddie Murray's 500th HR.

See also


  1. ^ "Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Box Score, August 29, 1995".