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Encyclopedia > Brandon Webb
Brandon Webb
Arizona Diamondbacks — No. 17
Starting Pitcher
Born: May 9, 1979 (1979-05-09) (age 28)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Major League Baseball debut
April 22, 2003 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Selected MLB statistics
(through August 18, 2007)
Win-Loss     60-53
Earned Run Average     3.17
Strikeouts     847
Teams

Brandon Tyler Webb (born May 9, 1979 in Ashland, Kentucky), is a National Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks and was the 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner. Image File history File links Flag_of_Kentucky. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday 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. ... 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). ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Motto: A proud past. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ...


Webb was a 1997 graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland. Brandon and his wife, Alicia, make their home in Ashland as well. He decided to stick close to home for college, attending the University of Kentucky in Lexington. A devastating sinker is said to be his out pitch, leading to many ground-ball outs. Paul G. Blazer High School is a public high school located in Ashland, Kentucky. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ...


Webb was rewarded for a successful 2005 campaign, in which he posted a 14-12 record and an ERA of 3.55, with a four-year contract extension worth a guaranteed $19.5 million and a team option for the 2010 season. He was named the designated ace of the starting rotation.


Through his first 13 starts of the 2006 season, Webb had an unbroken 8-0 record. He suffered his first losing effort of the season on June 10, in a 5-0 loss to the New York Mets. An early contender to win the National League Cy Young Award, Webb pitched in the 2006 Major League All-Star Game, recording a hitless inning. The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ...


Webb struggled in the second half of the season in part due to elbow soreness. Webb did score a win in an emotional outing versus the San Diego Padres on August 28, pitching seven effective innings. The win came a day after close friend and former UK teammate Jon Hooker and his new bride were among the victims of the doomed Comair Flight 5191 leaving Lexington. Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames Pads, Friars Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Comair Flight 5191 was a domestic U.S. flight from Lexington, Kentucky, to Atlanta, Georgia, operated on behalf of Delta Connection by Comair. ... Blue Grass Airport (IATA: LEX, ICAO: KLEX, FAA LID: LEX) is a public airport located four miles (6 km) west of the central business district of Lexington, a city in Fayette County, Kentucky, United States. ...


Webb went on to finish the 2006 season with a record of 16-8 and an ERA of 3.10, and was recognized with the NL Cy Young Award. His 16 wins tied five other pitchers for the most victories in the National League. Webb's win total marked the lowest for a starting pitcher who won the Cy Young in a full season.[1]. His 3.10 ERA was the fourth best in the majors. In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ...


2007 Scoreless Innings Streak

As of the conclusion of his start on August 17, 2007 Webb had logged an Arizona Diamondbacks franchise record with 42 scoreless innings including three straight complete game shutouts. This is the twelfth longest such streak in major league history, and the fifth longest since 1940, surpassed only by Orel Hershiser (59), Don Drysdale (58), Bob Gibson (47) and Sal Maglie (45). His three consecutive complete game shutouts during the streak was the longest streak since Roger Clemens accomplished the same with Toronto in 1998. Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Orël Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is a former professional right-handed pitcher and is currently an analyst for Baseball Tonight on ESPN. In 1988, he won the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP and the World Series MVP with the L.A. Dodgers. ... Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Pack Robert Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ... Salvatore Anthony Maglie (April 26, 1917 - December 28, 1992) was a Major League Baseball player for the New York Giants, Cleveland Indians, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees, and St. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), nicknamed The Rocket is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent Major League baseball pitchers of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. ...


See also

  • List of Major League Baseball wins champions

Major League Baseball recognizes win champions among pitchers in the American League and National League each season. ...

External links

Preceded by
Chris Carpenter
National League Cy Young Award
2006
Succeeded by
incumbent

 
 

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