Like his brother Rick, Mickey first signed with Atlanta. He threw seven-inning no-hitters
for Savannah (Southern League) in 1974 and for Richmond (International League) in
1977. He was a Braves starter in 1978-79 but was released in 1980. With the Expos
on June 5, 1985 in his first ML start in six years, he one-hit the Giants; then he
went 0-4. The winningest American pitcher in Dominican Winter League history, he
compiled 41 victories through 1986.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 30, 1978: The Expos crush the Braves 19–0, collecting 28 hits and an National League-record-tying eight home runs. Andre Dawson, Larry Parrish, Dave Cash, and Dawson again homer in the 4th inning; Parrish has a single and three consecutive home runs in the game, only the 3rd major leaguer to do it. Not till Andres Galarraga in 1995 will a hitter bang homers in three consecutive innings. The 58 bases breaks an 85-year-old record held by the Reds. Woodie Fryman conducts the win over Mickey Mahler.
»June 5, 1985: Expos Mickey Mahler (1–0), making his first start in six years, yields one hit in whitewashing the Giants, 6–0. The only hit is a 3rd inning single by Dan Gladden.