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C.J. Nitkowski

C.J. Nitkowski 35 P

Las Vegas 51s

  • Status: Inactive
  • Full Name: Christopher John Nitkowski
  • Age: 42 (March 9, 1973)
  • Birthplace: Suffern, NY
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 210
  • Draft: Round 1 (1994, CIN)
  • MLB Debut: 06/03/1995
  • School: St. John's
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C.J. Nitkowski Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
December 26, 2012 LHP C.J. Nitkowski transferred to Toros del Este from Gigantes del Cibao.
December 1, 2012 C.J. Nitkowski assigned to Gigantes del Cibao.
November 2, 2012 LHP C.J. Nitkowski elected free agency.
August 6, 2012 LHP C.J. Nitkowski assigned to Buffalo Bisons from Binghamton Mets.
July 20, 2012 C.J. Nitkowski assigned to Binghamton Mets.
July 15, 2012 New York Mets signed free agent LHP C.J. Nitkowski to a minor league contract.
January 3, 2012 LHP C.J. Nitkowski assigned to Gigantes del Cibao.
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C.J. Nitkowski Awards and Honors

C.J. Nitkowski  35 P

C.J. Nitkowski
  • Full Name: Christopher John Nitkowski
  • Born: March 9, 1973
  • Age: 42
  • Birthplace: Suffern, NY
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 210
  • Draft: Round 1 (1994, CIN)
  • School: St. John's
  • MLB Debut: 06/03/1995
Selected by Cincinnati the June 1994 First-Year Player Draft...acquired by Detroit from Cincinnati, 7/31/95, along with pitcher David Tuttle and a player to be named, in a deal for pitcher David Wells (Tigers received infielder Mark Lewis on 11/16/95)...acquired by Houston from Detroit, 12/10/96, along with catcher Brad Ausmus, pitchers Jose Lima and Trever Miller and infielder Daryle Ward, in a deal for outfielder Brian Hunter, infielder Orlando Miler, pitchers Doug Brocail and Todd Jones and cash...acquired by Detroit from Houston, 1/14/99, along with catcher Brad Ausmus, in a deal for catcher Paul Bako, pitchers Dean Crow, Mark Persails and Brian Powell and infielder Carlos Villalobos...acquired by New York (NL) from Detroit, 9/3/01, along with cash, in a deal for a player to be named (Tigers received pitcher Kyle Kessel on 12/13/01)...granted free agency on 10/15/01...signed by Houston as a Minor League free agent on 1/28/02...released by Houston on 6/1/02...signed by St. Louis as a Minor League free agent on 6/6/02...released by St. Louis on 7/21/02...signed by Texas as a Minor League free agent on 7/29/02...granted free agency on 9/29/03...signed by Atlanta as a Minor League free agent on 11/18/03...released by Atlanta on 6/29/04...signed by New York (AL) as a Minor League free agent on 6/29/04...granted free agency on 10/29/04...signed by Minnesota as a Minor League free agent on 1/24/05...released by Minnesota on 3/31/05...signed by Pittsburgh as a Minor League free agent on 4/6/05...released by Pittsburgh on 5/26/05...signed by Washington as a free agent on 5/27/05...granted free agency on 10/3/05...signed by Pittsburgh as a Minor League free agent on 12/7/05...1991 graduate of Don Bosco High School in Ramsey, NJ, where he lettered in baseball...pitched for three seasons at St. John's University in Jamaica, N.Y...made the jump from Double-A to the Majors in 1995 and tossed 1.0 inning of scoreless relief in big-league debut on 6/3/95 vs. St. Louis...picked up first Major League win on 6/28/95 with 7.0 shutout innings in a combined 1-0 shutout at Philadelphia...led the American Association in strikeouts in 1997...tied a Major League record by hitting three consecutive batters on 8/3/98 vs. Florida...has gone 2-for-15 with an RBI as a batter in the Majors...his team has posted a 5-0 record the five times he has pitched 7.0 innings in a big-league game...Christopher John (C.J.) Nitkowski...maintains his own self-designed website (cjbaseball.com), with content ranging from former teammates, teams he has played for and the best way to get his autograph...wife's name is Megan...have two children: son Matthew (11/14/99) and daughter Brooke (8/23/01) ...reside in Sugarland, Texas.