Junior right-hander Brett Muron (Winnipeg, Manitoba) pitched just four innings for the Bemidji State University baseball team in 2012 due to a illness that kept him out of the line-up for the rest of the season. Friday, July 13, Muron set a Manitoba Junior Baseball League (MJBL) single-season strikeout record, while pitching for his hometown team.
Taking the mound for the first time since being diagnosed with Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (condition of having an abnormally low platelet count of unknown cause) in March, Muron totaled 14 complete games in 15 starts during the regular season for the Elmwood Giants. In 106 innings, the junior transfer from Iowa Lakes Community College fanned 117 batters to establish a new league record for strikeouts.
Follow this link to read an article by Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun about Muron, the strikeout record and his return to the bump after learning of the condition last spring - http://www.winnipegsun.com/2012/07/18/elmwood-ace-new-strikeout-leader