Sep 07, 2021

Former MLB Pitcher & Lorain County Native Ryan Feierabend Retires

(September 6th, 2021:  Avon Ohio)  The Lake Erie Crushers, who are presented by Akron Children’s Hospital, announced today that former Major League Pitcher and Grafton, Ohio native Ryan Feierabend is retiring.  

The Midview High School alumni was drafted in the 3rd round by the Seattle Mariners back in 1985.  He spent 18 years as a professional Pitcher including stops in the big leagues with the Mariners, Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays.  Feierabend also pitched professionally in the Korean Baseball and Chinese Baseball leagues.  He has appeared in more than four-hundred games, logging more than two-thousand innings, and striking out more than 16-hundred hitters.

“It’s time to take the next step in my career,” Feierabend said.  “My plan is to get into coaching next year, hopefully. I’d love to pitch until I was 50, but I’ve got to be a realist and understand that the game is getting younger and that’s just how it is”

Feierabend returned home to Lorain County to finish his career with his hometown Lake Erie Crushers in 2021. He posted an 8-5 record with a sparkling two-point-eight-zero earned run average. 

The Lake Erie Crushers are located in Avon, Ohio and play in the Frontier League an Official Partner League of Major League Baseball. For more information, you can contact the Crushers at 440-934-3636, visit our website at www.lakeeriecrushers.com, or email info@lakeeriecrushers.com

The Frontier League of Professional Baseball is an official Partner League of Major League Baseball and the largest of its kind in professional baseball.  The Frontier League features 16 teams and has moved over 1,000 players to MLB Teams in its 29-year history.  Please visit www.frontierleague.com.

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