Steve Olin

Steve Olin

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Steven Robert Olin (October 4, 1965 - March 22, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for four seasons in the American League with the Cleveland Indians. In 195 career games, Olin pitched 273 innings and posted a win–loss record of 16–19, with 48 saves, 118 games finished, and a 3.10 earned run average (ERA). He earned his final win on September 9, 1992 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Noteworthy, as that was the game in which Robin Yount recorded his 3,000th career hit, though fellow pitcher Jose Mesa actually gave up the hit earlier in the game. Olin won the game in relief when Cleveland scored two runs in the top of the ninth.

Olin was a right-handed submarining relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians from 1988 to 1992. He was killed in a boating accident during spring training of 1993 on Little Lake Nellie in Clermont, Florida. The boat he was in struck a pier, killing him and fellow reliever Tim Crews and seriously injuring Bob Ojeda. It was the first death of active major league players since Thurman Munson in 1979.

In response to the accident that took Olin and Crews in 1993, the Indians wore a patch on their sleeves of their jerseys. It consisted of a baseball with their numbers on it. Olin's #31 is on the left, with an arrow above. Crews' #52 is on the right, with a star above it.


Steve Olin was born on October 4, 1965 in Portland, Oregon and grew up in nearby Beaverton. He...
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