Tyler Duffey is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). In 2020, Duffey threw 22 innings of relief for the Twins during the pandemic-shortened season, with an ERA of 1.88 and 31 strikeouts.
He had a record of one win and one loss. When the Minnesota Twins were swept by the Houston Astros in the Wild Card Series, he was back in the postseason and did slightly better than he had the year before, allowing just one run in two innings of work.
Following a historically poor start in May of 2021 for the Twins’ bullpen (including 10 walks in 14 1/3 innings), he determined that he was the one to administer divine punishment to those who had transgressed baseball’s unwritten laws.
On May 17th, Chicago White Sox hitter Yermán Mercedes smashed a home run off an eephus pitch from Willians Astudillo in a 16-4 rout.
He chose to throw a pitch behind him in the seventh inning of the game on May 18th to send some sort of message to Mercedes for swinging at the ludicrous offering while down by three runs in the count.
Tyler Duffey Parents: Meet Tim and Shanna
Professional baseball pitcher Tyler Duffey was born to his parents Tim Duffey (father) and Shanna Duffey (mother). Shanna, Duffey’s mother, passed away in 2012 from complications related to breast cancer, which ultimately resulted in a blood clot.