Kevin Tapani
Position: Hall of Fame Class of 1999
Other Position: Baseball; 1983-86
Kevin Tapani
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 09/28/2007
The most successful Chippewa pitcher on the professional level, Kevin was an outstanding right-hander for the Chicago Cubs who posted a record of 19-9 with a 4.85 ERA in 1998... drafted by Oakland in 1986, Tapani also played for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox... was a key starter on the Twins' 1991 World Series championship team, compiling a 16-9 record and a 2.99 ERA... had a career record of 23-8 at CMU and helped the Chippewas to three Mid-American Conference titles... tossed a no-hitter at Eastern Michigan in 1986...a product of Escanaba High School.