Kevin Elster

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Kevin Elster
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Born: (1964-08-03) August 3, 1964 (age 55)
San Pedro, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 1986, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2000, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average.228
Home runs88
Runs batted in376
Career highlights and awards

Kevin Daniel Elster (born August 3, 1964) is an American former professional baseball shortstop. He played 13 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1986 to 2000 for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

In the 1988-89 seasons, Elster set the major league record for consecutive games without an error for a shortstop at 88 games, breaking a record set in 1947 by Buddy Kerr.[1][2] Baltimore great Cal Ripken Jr. would later break Elster's record, playing in his 95th errorless game in 1990. In 1996, playing for the Texas Rangers, Elster set the Major League record for the most runs batted in during a season for a 9th batter with 99.

On April 11, 2000, Elster hit three home runs on Opening Day against the San Francisco Giants in the first game played at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco.

In 1987 (2/7), he married Jennifer Pizzata and later divorced. In 1996 (2/10), he married Kimberlee Drake and also later divorced. In 2003 (6/7) he married Jennifer Black and later divorced.

He played the part of Pat Corning in the 1994 movie Little Big League.


  1. ^ "Elster Errorless in 73 Games, a Record". Los Angeles Times. April 20, 1989. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "Buddy Kerr; Braves' shortstop set record for errorless games". Boston Globe. November 16, 2006. Retrieved January 4, 2018.

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