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Roy Duane Ward (born May 28, 1964 in Park View, New Mexico) was a Major League Baseball reliever during the late 1980s and early 1990s. May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article needs cleanup. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... A relief pitcher warms up in the bullpen as the game goes on A relief pitcher or reliever is a baseball or softball pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness or fatigue. ... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM...


A hard-throwing pitcher, Ward was drafted in the 1st round of the 1982 amateur draft by the Atlanta Braves. He made his debut on April 12, 1986 but after limited success was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on July 6. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... See also: 1981 in sports, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Finland 24 hours of Le... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... See also: 1985 in sports, 1987 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Geoff Bodine won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Rahal Formula One Championship - France 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of... Toronto Blue Jays American League AAA Syracuse SkyChiefs AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats A Dunedin Blue Jays Lansing Lugnuts Auburn Doubledays R Pulaski Blue Jays The Toronto Blue Jays are a Major League Baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, notable for being the first team from outside the United States... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ...


Ward became one of the Jays' most dependable middle relievers in 1988, and remained in the role through the 1992 season, when the Blue Jays won their first World Series championship. After years of being in Tom Henke's shadow, Ward took over the closer's role in 1993. The Blue Jays again won the World Series, and Ward posted a league-best 45 saves. See also: 1987 in sports, 1989 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bill Elliott CART Racing - Danny Sullivan won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Brazil 24 hours of Le... See also: 1991 in sports, 1993 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Davey Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Alan Kulwicki CART Racing - season championship won by Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Jr. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... Thomas Anthony (Tom) Henke (born December 21, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Closer is the name of: An album by Joy Division; A song and remix album by Nine Inch Nails; An album by Josh Groban; A 2004 movie directed by Mike Nichols and written by Patrick Marber based on Marbers 1997 play. ... See also: 1992 in sports, 1994 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Two top NASCAR drivers--Alan Kulwicki, the 1992 series champion, and Davey Allison, were killed in aviation accidents. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ...


The rest of Ward's career was beset by injuries. After missing the entire 1994 season, he retired after pitching four games during the 1995 season. He finished with a 3.28 ERA and 121 saves. See also: 1993 in sports, 1995 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - season championship won by Al Unser, Jr Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Jr. ... See also: 1994 in sports, 1996 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon CART racing - season championship won by Jacques Villeneuve Indianapolis 500 - Jacques Villeneuve. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (denoted by ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


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Duane Ward Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac (297 words)
Duane Ward was born on Thursday, May 28, 1964, in Park View, New Mexico.
Ward was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 12, 1986, with the Atlanta Braves.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Duane Ward baseball stats page.
Duane Ward - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (203 words)
Roy Duane Ward (born May 28, 1964 in Park View, New Mexico) was a Major League Baseball reliever during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
A hard-throwing pitcher, Ward was drafted in the 1st round of the 1982 amateur draft by the Atlanta Braves.
Ward became one of the Jays' most dependable middle relievers in 1988, and remained in the role through the 1992 season, when the Blue Jays won their first World Series championship.
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