John Alan Means (born April 24, 1993) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Baltimore Orioles. In 2018, he made his Major League Baseball debut, and in 2019, he was named to the All-Star team.
On May 5, 2021, Means threw the eleventh no-hitter in Orioles history. He also became the first and only pitcher in big league history to pitch a near-perfect game in which the sole blemish was a baserunner reaching on a wild pitch strike three.
Gardner Edgerton High School in Gardner, Kansas was where Means went to high school. He was a member of the baseball team at his high school, but he was not recruited by any NCAA Division I collegiate baseball institution.
He was drafted in the 46th round of the 2011 MLB draft by the Atlanta Braves. He wanted to sign with the Braves, but he got hurt when a scout from the team came to see him, and the scout advised him to go to college instead.
Means began his baseball career at Fort Scott Community College, where he played for one year before transferring to West Virginia University to play for the West Virginia Mountaineers.
He played collegiate summer baseball with the Cape Cod Baseball League’s Falmouth Commodores in 2013. He finished 6–2 with a 3.13 ERA in 12 starts as a junior at West Virginia in 2014.
John Means Nationality
John Means is an American pitcher. He has American nationality.
Where is John Means From?
John Means is from Olathe, Kansas, United States. He was born and raised there. He is an American national.