Jaime Bluma was born on Thursday, May 18, 1972, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Bluma was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 9, 1996, with the Kansas City Royals. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jaime Bluma baseball stats page.
"Jaime Bluma: RHP drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the third round in 1994 . Short pitcher but had a good arm, got through the minors quickly and pitched well in Royals bullpen in 1996. Blew out his arm and missed all of 1997, and he was never the same after that, losing both velocity and command. Career ended at age 28. 3.60 ERA in 20 major league innings, 14/4 K/BB, five saves. Could have been a very good closer if he had stayed healthy." - Sportswriter John Sickels (05/17/2011, 'Wichita State Pitchers in Professional Baseball, 1990-2010', Source )
Jaime Bluma Autograph on a 1996 Topps (#431)
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Why is there a picture of a smiling
on Jaime Bluma's page? On
August 9, 1996
, Bluma made his Major League debut, entering the game as a relief pitcher in the bottom of the sixth inning, facing
in his first trip to a big league mound, no men on base, no outs. With the count 1-1, Bluma left one a bit too much over the plate and
crushed the ball deep to left-center field. Bluma joined the "
Home Run Allowed to First Batter Faced Club
" - the second Kansas City Royals pitcher in franchise history to join the "club".
Rex Hudler | 1995 Mothers Cookies Baseball Card (#26)
Jaime Bluma was inducted into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008, part of the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. His plaque reads as follows:
Bluma ended his WSU career in 1994 as the all-time leader in appearances and saves with 114 and 34. He was a two-time All-Missouri Valley pitcher and a member of four NCAA Tournament teams and three World Series teams. He was All-Midwest Region in 1994 and a 1993 All-Atlantic Regional star allowing only one earned run in 18 2/3 innings. He was drafted in the third round of the 1994 draft and played for the Kansas City Royals in 1996.
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