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Mahtomedi's Baumann gets the call to the majors with the Orioles

The former Zephyr earned his first major league victory in his debut.
Mike Baumann

Mahtomedi native Mike Baumann made his major league debut for the Baltimore Orioles on Sept. 7, picking up his first career victory in a 7-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Baumann starred for the Zephyrs in 2014, leading them to a 19-1 record on the way to the state tournament. Mahtomedi baseball coach Robert Garry recalls Baumann not only was a standout on the field but also a great person off it.

"Mike is an impressive human which I do believe has had a major impact on his success," Garry said. "He is humble to the core and his greatest concern seems to be what is going on in the life of the person he is talking to. Mike also has the tangible things that make a professional athlete and accompany a professional work ethic."

Baumann's drive helped him get drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 34th round of the 2014 MLB June Entry Draft but opted to fulfill his commitment to Jacksonville University.

After going 16-8 with a 3.17 ERA in three seasons with the Dolphins, Baumann was drafted by the Orioles in the third round of the 2017 MLB Draft.

The right-hander spent four seasons in the minors, going 28-16 with a 2.94 ERA and was the Orioles' Co-Pitcher of the Year in 2019. The 10th ranked prospect in the Baltimore system according to MLB Pipeline, Baumann got the call to the majors on Tuesday and made his debut hours later.

Baumann threw 3.2 innings against the Royals and retired the first eight batters he faced. Overall, he allowed an unearned run, two hits and a walk before closing the game out and earning his first major league victory.

“I didn’t really know what the moment would be like,” Baumann told's Ian Quillen. “There was a lot of adrenaline. Looking back, I don’t even know if I remember much of what happened on the mound. But just the feeling, walking off the field after hearing the fans, that was a cool moment.”

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