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Encyclopedia > David Aardsma
David Aardsma

Boston Red Sox — No. 53
Relief pitcher
Born: December 27, 1981 (1981-12-27) (age 26)
Denver, Colorado
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
April 62004 for the San Francisco Giants
Selected MLB statistics
(through 2007)
Win-Loss     6-1
Earned run average     5.16
Strikeouts     90
Teams

David Allan Aardsma (born December 27, 1981 in Denver, Colorado) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Denver redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday 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. ... For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... 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... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The following are the baseball events of the year 2008 throughout the world. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Denver redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... This article is about the player in baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds...

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Early years

Aardsma attended Cherry Creek High School in Colorado, which was also the high school of Major Leaguers like Josh Bard, John Burke, Brad Lidge, Darnell McDonald, and Donzell McDonald. He graduated from Cherry Creek High School in 2000. Cherry Creek High School (CCHS) is one of six high schools in the Cherry Creek School District and sits on an eighty-acre campus that is home to four separate buildings. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Joshua David Bard (born March 30, 1978, in Ithaca, New York) is a catcher for the San Diego Padres. ... Bradley Thomas Lidge (born December 23, 1976 in Sacramento, California) is an American Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Houston Astros. ... Darnell T. McDonald (born November 17, 1978) is an American baseball player. ... Donzell McDonald was born on February 20, 1975 in Long Beach, California. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


He attended Penn State in his freshman year of college. He transferred to Rice University in 2001, where he remained for the rest of his college tenure. At Rice, Aardsma became a dominant closer, where he set school single-season and career saves records in 2002-03. In the 2003 College World Series, Aardsma earned two wins and a save as the Owls won their first national championship. He also retired 15 of the 16 batters he faced at the College World Series. This article is about the state-related university. ... Freshman redirects here. ... Lovett Hall William Marsh Rice University (commonly called Rice University and opened in 1912 as The William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science and Art) is a private, comprehensive research university located in Houston, Texas, USA, near the Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ...


San Francisco Giants

The right-hander was drafted in the 1st round (22nd overall) of the 2003 amateur draft by the San Francisco Giants. He went to the San Jose Giants (Class A), and played brilliantly. He posted a 1.96 ERA while striking out 28 in about 18 innings. He made the major-league roster in 2004, skipping AA and AAA, and made his debut in the season's second game. In his major league debut, in front of friends and family at Minute Maid Park, he pitched two innings, allowing three hits and walking one, to earn his first MLB win. In his first 6 appearances, he had a 1.80 ERA (this success did not carry over, as he finished the season with a 6.75 ERA in 11 games: After giving up two runs in one inning on April 20, he was sent down to Fresno, the Giants AAA team, the next day). The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... 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... Class-Level High Class-A Minor League affiliations California League Northern Division Major League affiliations San Francisco Giants (1988–present) Name San Jose Giants (1988–present) Ballpark San Jose Municipal Stadium Minor League titles League titles 1998, 2001(co-champion), 2005, 2007 Division titles 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Minute Maid Park (formerly Enron Field and Astros Field) is a baseball stadium in Houston, Texas, that opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Minor league baseball teams | California sports | Baseball stubs ...


Aardsma's route through professional baseball has been somewhat unique, given that after making the leap from A ball to the Giants, he was demoted to AAA and then subsequently started the 2005 season in AA with the Norwich Navigators. The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The Norwich Navigators are a minor league baseball team based in Norwich, Connecticut. ...


Chicago Cubs

Along with pitcher Jerome Williams, Aardsma was traded to the Chicago Cubs for veteran pitcher LaTroy Hawkins on May 28, 2005. He spent the season in the minor leagues before returning to the big leagues with the Cubs in 2006, posting a 3-0 record and 4.08 ERA in 45 relief appearances, finishing nine games. Aardsma was especially effective against left-handed hitters, holding them to a .190 (12-for-63) batting average against. He also did a fine job when brought into the ballgame with men on base, stranding 15 of 20 inherited runners. [1] Jerome Williams (born May 10, 1973 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA, who last played for the New York Knicks. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... LaTroy Hawkins (born December 21, 1972 in Gary, Indiana) is a current Major League relief pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. ... is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


Chicago White Sox

After a solid 2006 season with the Cubs, Aardsma, along with minor leaguer Carlos Vasquez, was sent across town to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for reliever Neal Cotts. Aardsma started the 2007 season strong. In April, he posted a 1.72 ERA while pitching 23 strikeouts in only 15.2 innings pitched; he struck out at least one batter in each of his first 13 appearances of the season.[2] On April 4, Aardsma matched a career high with five strikeouts against the Cleveland Indians. On April 11, as the White Sox visited the Oakland Athletics, he recorded his first American League win. In May, however, troubles mounted and Aardsma finished the month with an ERA of 4.73 and an ERA of 9.00 for the month. The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Carlos Augusto Vasquez (born: December 6, 1982 in Sucre, Venezuela) is a minor league pitcher currently in the Chicago White Sox organization. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... Neal James Cotts (born March 25, 1980 in Belleville, Illinois) is a left-handed pitcher currently with the Chicago Cubs. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... 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. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


Following June 2, Aardsma was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte. He was recalled on June 19, and has continued to struggle in his last few starts with the team. is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1993-Present) Double-A (1976-1992) Minor League affiliations International League South Division Southern League (1976-1992) Major League affiliation Chicago White Sox (1998-Present) Florida Marlins (1996-1997) Cleveland Indians (1993-1995) Chicago Cubs (1989-1992) Baltimore Orioles (1976-1988) Name Charlotte Knights (1989-Present... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Boston Red Sox

On January 28, 2008, the Boston Red Sox acquired Aardsma from the White Sox for pitching prospects Willy Mota and Miguel Socolovich. In spring training, he and Craig Breslow are in the mix for what appears to be one spot in the bullpen.[1] Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Craig Breslow (born August 8, 1980 in New Haven, Connecticut) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox. ...


Personal life

Aardsma currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his fiancee, Andrea Roth. Aardsma's sister Amanda was Miss Colorado Teen USA 1997, and Miss Teenage California 1994, and is currently an actress. For other uses, see Scottsdale . ... The Miss Colorado Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Colorado in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


He is friends with actress Kirsten Dunst. Kirsten[1] Caroline Dunst (born April 30, 1982) is an American actress, known for her roles in Interview with the Vampire (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, and Bring It On, as well as for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in the...


Career, Achievements and Trivia

  • In 2002, Aardsma was a Summer League First-Team All-American.
  • Traded with Jerome Williams to the Chicago Cubs for LaTroy Hawkins on May 28, 2005.
  • Traded with Carlos Vasquez to the Chicago White Sox for pitcher Neal Cotts on November 16, 2006.
  • Traded to the Boston Red Sox for RHP Willy Mota and RHP Miguel Socolovich on January 28, 2008
  • In his career, Aardsma has spent more time as teammates with minor leaguers Chris Begg and James Garcia and catcher Trey Lunsford, than any other teammate.
  • Of all baseball players in history, 'Aardsma' ranks first alphabetically. When he came into the league, he succeeded Hank Aaron for this position. His first appearance took place in his home town of Houston.
  • Aardsma earned the nick name "Crazy Eyes" during the 2007 season.

Jerome Lee Williams (born December 4, 1981 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... LaTroy Hawkins (born December 21, 1972 in Gary, Indiana) is a current Major League relief pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. ... is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... Neal James Cotts (born March 25, 1980 in Belleville, Illinois) is a left-handed pitcher currently with the Chicago Cubs. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Chris Begg (born September 12, 1979 in Uxbridge, Ontario) is a Canadian baseball pitcher. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ...

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References


  Results from FactBites:
 
David Aardsma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (371 words)
David A. Aardsma (December 27, 1981–)attended Cherry Creek High School, which was also the high school of major leaguers like Josh Bard, Brad Lidge, Darnell McDonald and Donzell McDonald.
The righthander was drafted in the 1st round (22nd overall) of the 2003 amateur draft by the San Francisco Giants.
Aardsma's route through professional baseball has been somewhat unique, given that after making the leap from A ball to the Giants, he was demoted to AAA and then subsequently started the 2005 season in AA.
Baseball America - Minor League Notebook: David Aardsma (1465 words)
Aardsma was drafted on the strength of his plus fastball, which ranges from 93-98 mph and has explosive late life.
Aardsma, who still throws the occasional slider on the side to help him establish his proper arm action, returned to dominance in the 2003 postseason as the Owls won the school's first national championship.
Aardsma says he struggled with his fastball command in the spring, walking six in nine innings, so he knows he has room for improvement.
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