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Jeff Ballard (baseball)

Jeff Ballard
Pitcher
Born: (1963-08-03) August 3, 1963
Billings, Montana
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 9, 1987, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
July 8, 1994, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 41–53
Earned run average 4.71
Strikeouts 244
Teams
Medal record
Men's baseball
Competitor for the  United States
Amateur World Series
1984 Cuba Team

Jeffrey Scott Ballard (born August 13, 1963) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher, playing from 1987 to 1994 for the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Ballard earned a degree in geophysics from Stanford University and worked as a geophysicist in Montana.[1]

Following his career, Ballard returned to his hometown of Billings, where he has become an instrumental part of local American Legion Baseball programs. He served for three years as the pitching coach for the Laurel Dodgers, and has served since 2002 as the Board Chairman for the Billings program.

In 2004 Baltimore Orioles fans voted Jeff Ballard one of their 50 best loved Orioles.[2] Jeff was one of the "Comeback Kids" of the 1989 Baltimore Orioles season, pitching for the Pennant race and finishing second in the American League East. In 1998 he was initiated into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame as one of Stanford University's top pitchers, holding the all-time record in wins, strikeouts, and innings pitched for more than 20 years, as well as earning First Team All-Pac-10 twice.[3]

References

  1. ^ 1990 Topps baseball card # 296
  2. ^ "Catching up with Orioles pitcher Jeff Ballard". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  3. ^ "Stanford Sports News : New to the Hall of Fame 1998". Stanford University. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)


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