Matt Skrmetta
Pitcher
Born: (1972-11-06) November 6, 1972 (age 48)
Biloxi, Mississippi
Batted: Switch
Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: June 6, 2000, for the Montreal Expos
NPB: March 29, 2003, for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Last appearance
MLB: September 27, 2000, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
NPB: April 23, 2005, for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record2–2
Earned run average11.66
Strikeouts11
NPB statistics
Win–loss record2–1
Earned run average4.56
Strikeouts18
Teams

Matthew Leland Skrmetta (born November 6, 1972) is a former American professional baseball pitcher. He played during one season in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Montreal Expos and Pittsburgh Pirates in 2000. He also played two seasons in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), 2003 for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks and 2005 for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. He holds the record for playing for the most professional teams, with 25.

Amateur career

He graduated from Satellite High School in 1990. He led Satellite to the 1990 Class 3A State Championship baseball game where they lost to Pace High School 13-3.[1]

Professional career

Skrmetta was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 26th round of the 1993 amateur draft. Skrmetta played his first professional season with their rookie league Bristol Tigers in 1993.

In 2002, Skrmetta was 8-0 with one save, 58 strikeouts in 61 innings pitched for a 2.51 ERA while pitching for the Omaha Royals, the Kansas City Royals' Triple-A affiliate.[2]

Skrmetta broke former major league baseball pitcher Mike Morgan's record when he played with the Chicago White Sox Triple-A affiliate Charlotte Knights in 2006. Skrmetta played for a record 25 professional teams and in 13 organizations.[3] In 2007, he played for his 25th and last professional team, the Road Warriors of the independent Atlantic League.

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