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Encyclopedia > Bobby Jenks
Bobby Jenks
Chicago White Sox — No. 45
Relief Pitcher
Born: March 14, 1981 (1981-03-14) (age 26)
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
July 62005 for the Chicago White Sox
Selected MLB statistics
(through August 12, 2007)
Win-Loss     7-9
Saves     80
Earned Run Average     3.35
Strikeouts     177
Teams

Robert "Bobby" Scott Jenks (born March 14, 1981 in Mission Hills, California) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox who made his debut in 2005. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In Major League Baseball, a win (denoted W) is generally credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when they last took the lead. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2005 MLB season was the 102nd season of Major League Baseball. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... For the community in Los Angeles, see Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ...


Jenks is one of the hardest-throwing pitchers in baseball, with a fastball that routinely hits 98 to 100 mph. According to the Baseball Almanac, his fastest pitch was clocked at 102 mph on August 27, 2005 at Safeco Field. He also has a slider and a hard, sharp-breaking curveball. For the American band of the same name, see Fastball (band). ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Safeco Field, sometimes simply referred to as Safeco, is the home of the Seattle Mariners baseball club. ... A common grip of a slider a pitcher uses In baseball, a slider is a pitch halfway between a curveball and a fastball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Minor League career

Jenks never played on his high school team at Timberlake High School, in Spirit Lake, Idaho or Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Washington, because his grades were too low.[1] Jenks did play his sophomore year of high school for Lakeland High School before Timberlake High School was opened in 1998. Since Jenks was ineligible to play the remaining years of his high school career due to grades, he played in the Prairie Cardinals American Legion program where he dominated as both a pitcher and hitter. During his final season for the Prairie Cardinals, Jenks had 123 strikeouts in 92 innings pitched. This article is about a high school in Idaho. ... Spirit Lake is a city located in Kootenai County, Idaho. ... Inglemoor High School is a public high school located in Kenmore, Washington. ... Nickname: Location of Kenmore in King County and Washington Coordinates: , Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated August 31 1998 Government  - Mayor Randy Eastwood Area  - City  6. ...


Drafted by the Anaheim Angels in 2000, in one minor league game, the radar gun clocked his fastball at 103 mph.[1] During his time with the Angels organization Jenks spent much of his time on the disabled list because of elbow trouble. Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Jenks also had issues off the field. He showed up for more than one game with a hang-over, and was once suspended for a bar fight. In May 2002, according to published reports, he was suspended for repeatedly bringing beer on the Double A Arkansas team's bus, and was demoted to Single A.[2] A hangover (veisalgia) is the sum of unpleasant physical effects following heavy consumption of alcohol. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Jenks' career with the Angels ended when he was designated for assignment by the team in December 2004. Designated for assignment is a contractual term used in Major League Baseball. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Major League career

Jenks was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox for $20,000, and was sent to the club's minor league AA affiliate Birmingham Barons. Jenks was called up to the major leagues by the White Sox on July 5, 2005, and has remained with the team ever since.[3] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... League Southern League Division South Division Year founded 1885 Major League affiliation Chicago White Sox Home ballpark Regions Park Previous home ballparks Rickwood Field City Hoover, Alabama Current uniform colors black, white, silver Previous uniform colors Logo design The wordmark Barons in black outlined in white and silver with the... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ...


Jenks appeared in each game of the 2005 World Series, pitching a total of five innings, and making the series' final pitch. He recorded saves in Games 1 and 4, had a blown save in Game 2, and pitched scoreless 11th and 12th innings in the 14-inning Game 3. Jenks and Adam Wainright of the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals are the only rookie closers to earn a save in the clinching game of a World Series. The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... Adam Parrish Wainwright, born August 30, 1981 in Brunswick, Georgia) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...


Jenks continued his success in 2006. He was selected to the American League All-Star team, and for the season converted 41 out of 45 save opportunities. American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...


Jenks was again selected to the American League All-Star team in 2007. American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...


Weight

Jenks is known affectionately as 'Big Bobby' or 'Big Bad Bobby Jenks' due to his 6 foot 3 inch, 275 pound frame. In all of baseball only C. C. Sabathia, Jonathan Broxton and Walter Young are listed at heavier weights. Carsten Charles Sabathia (born July 21, 1980 in Vallejo, California) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Cleveland Indians (since 2001). ... Jonathan Roy Broxton (born June 16, 1984 in Augusta, Georgia), nicknamed The Ox, is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Walter Earnest Young, Jr. ...


During the 2005 World Series, in a much-replayed clip, Sox manager Ozzie Guillen signaled for Jenks to come in from the bullpen to pitch. Instead of the usual baseball tradition of the manager touching one arm or the other to signal whether to bring in a righthanded or lefthanded relief pitcher, Guillen opened his arms wide both vertically and horizontally, basically miming to send in the "tall and wide" guy.


Records

In 2007, Jenks pursued a record steak of retiring consecutive batters. On 2007-08-10 Jenks retired his 38th consecutive hitter, Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners, to tie the American League record for most consecutive batters retired in a row, set by David Wells between 1998-05-12 and 1998-05-23 then with the New York Yankees. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ichiro Suzuki ), often known simply as Ichiro ), is a Japanese outfielder for the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... David Lee Boomer Wells (born May 20, 1963 in Torrance, California) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


On 2007-08-12, in a game against the Seattle Mariners, Jenks retired his 41st consecutive batter,[4] the Mariner's Yuniesky Betancourt, [5] tying the Major League record held by San Francisco Giants pitcher Jim Barr, set over two games on 1972-08-23 and 1972-08-29. On 2007-08-20, Jenks allowed a base hit by Kansas City Royals outfielder Joey Gathright, ending his streak of consecutive batters retired. However, Jenks was still able to get a save during the game.[6] Jenks' record is unique in that the previous record holders were starting pitchers. Wells' achievement bookended a perfect game that he pitched on 1998-05-17. Barr's achievement was spread across two games, neither of which was a no-hitter. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Jim Barr autograph on a 1976 Topps baseball card - 1976 Series, #308 For the computer pioneer, see Anthony James Barr. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Joseph Renard Joey Gathright (born April 27, 1981 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Royals. ... Pitcher David Cone (left) of the New York Yankees reacting to the completion of his perfect game with catcher Joe Girardi on July 18, 1999. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the...


See also

  • Chicago White Sox all-time roster

The following is a list of players and managers (* ), both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Chicago White Sox franchise as listed on MLB.com. ...

References

  1. ^ a b The Joy of Baseball. theweekbehind.com.
  2. ^ Fast times for Jenks. boston.com.
  3. ^ "Jenks earns second All-Star bid". MLB.com (2007-07-01). Retrieved on 2007-08-20.
  4. ^ Sox muzzled by Weaver. MLB.com (2007-08-12). Retrieved on 2007-08-12.
  5. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playbyplay?gameId=270812104
  6. ^ [http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070821&content_id=2161199&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws Chicago White Sox News-Jenks' amazing run comes to an end]

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External link

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

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