Mike was drafted by the Chicago Cubs after his junior year of competition at Cal Poly. Though his collegiate eligibility was cut short, he still holds the record for earned run average in a career with 1.94 and is tied for most shutouts in a season (5).
Mike made his major league debut in 1977 with Philadelphia and in 1982 was acquired by the San Francisco Giants. He was an All-Star performer in 1986. Krukow starred for the Giants in 1986, recording career bests in wins (20), ERA (3.05), and strikeouts (178) and finishing third in the National League Cy Young balloting. Krukow's 20 wins in 1986 were the most by a Giants pitcher since Ron Bryant won 24 in 1973. In 1987, he helped the Giants win their first pennant since 1971.
Mike is the radio and televison announcer for the San Francisco Giants. He resides in San Luis Obispo with his wife and 4 children.