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Lance Painter

Lance Painter
Pitcher
Born: (1967-07-21) July 21, 1967
Bedford, England
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 19, 1993 for the Colorado Rockies
Last MLB appearance
September 9, 2003 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Win–loss record 25–18
Earned run average 5.24
Strikeouts 331
Teams

Lance Telford Painter (born July 21, 1967 in Bedford, England) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who played for the Colorado Rockies (1993-1996), St. Louis Cardinals (1997-1999, 2003), Toronto Blue Jays (2000-2001), and Milwaukee Brewers (2001). Although he started 28 games, Painter is most known as a reliever.

Contents

  • Professional career 1
  • Coaching career 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Professional career

Painter played college baseball at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Painter was drafted in the 25th round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres. While playing with the Rockies in the 1995 NLDS he pinch hit in the ninth inning of game one (striking out), then started the next day in a losing effort against the Atlanta Braves. During the 1998 season with the Cardinals, Painter appeared in 65 games, went 4-0, and posted a 3.99 ERA. Painter appeared in 314 major league games and posted a career ERA of 5.24. He retired after the 2003 season.

Coaching career

Lance was the pitching coach of the Great Britain national baseball team during the 2005 European Baseball Championships in the Czech Republic. GB placed 7th, just missing out on the qualification round for the World Championships.

From 2008, he was named the pitching coach for the Single-A High Desert Mavericks. On January 13, 2009, he was named the pitching coach of the Single-A Clinton LumberKings.[1] After the 2009 season he was named the pitching coach for the Double-A West Tenn Diamond Jaxx of the Southern League.[2]

References

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  2. ^ "Mariners announce Minor League coaching staff for 2010 season". Major League Baseball. seattle.mariners.mlb.com. December 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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