Neal Heaton
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Born: (1960-03-03) March 3, 1960 (age 62)
Jamaica, New York
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 3, 1982, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
June 26, 1993, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Win–loss record80–96
Earned run average4.37
Career highlights and awards

Neal Heaton (born March 3, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Montreal Expos, Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, and New York Yankees from 1982 to 1993.

Heaton was drafted by the Indians in the 2nd round of the 1981 amateur draft from the University of Miami. He was selected to the National League All-Star team in 1990 with the Pirates.[1] On March 10, 1992, the Pirates traded Heaton to the Kansas City Royals for Kirk Gibson. In his 12-season career, he posted an 80-96 record with 699 strikeouts and a 4.37 ERA in 1507.0 innings pitched.

Heaton was inducted into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame on Long Island in the Baseball Category with the Class of 1997.


  1. ^ "Neal Heaton recalls his one shot as an All-Star in 1990". Newsday. Retrieved 18 July 2021.