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Freddy Antonio García (born June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. Events 1190 - Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the Saleph River while leading an army to Jerusalem. 1692 - Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill... June 10, 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-February January 12 - UN Security Council votes 11-1 to admit the Palestinian Liberation Organization January 15 - Would-be Gerald Ford presidential assassin Sara Jane Moore is sentenced to life in prison January 16... 1976 in Cerro Avila, Caracas. Caracas is the capital of Venezuela. It is located in the north of the country, close to the Caribbean Sea. As of 2004 the population of the city was 1.7 million and of the metropolitan area 3.6 million. The city was founded in 1567 as... Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. More specifically, Major League Baseball (MLB) refers to the entity that operates North Americas two top leagues, the National League and the American League, by means of a joint organizational structure which has... Major League Baseball right-handed 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. A pitcher who enters the game after the first pitch of the game is a relief pitcher. In professional baseball, starting pitchers are generally... starting pitcher who plays for the The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1893, as the Sioux City, Iowa franchise in the minor Western League. Moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, then again to Chicago in 1900 when that... Chicago White Sox. Previously, he played for the The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. They are in the Western Division of the American League. Founded: 1977 (American League expansion) Home ballpark: Safeco Field (1999-present), Kingdome (1977-1999). Uniform colors: Navy Blue, Emerald Green, Silver Logo design: A baseball on an... Seattle Mariners (1999-2004) and was traded to the White Sox in the 2004 midseason.

Signed by the The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. They are in the Central Division of the National League. Founded: 1962 (National League expansion) Formerly known as: Houston Colt .45s (1962-1964). The team changed its name to the Astros when the team began to play... Houston Astros as a non-draft amateur free agent in 1993, García was brought to Seattle in October 1998 in the same trade that sent This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back and fix it to point directly to the intended page. In the game of baseball the player... pitcher Randall David Randy Johnson (born September 10, 1963 in Walnut Creek, California) is a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He is most noted for his stature (at 610 (2.08 m), he is the tallest player to ever play in the Majors) and one of the meanest... Randy Johnson to the Astros. He made his debut in the See also: 1998 in sports, 2000 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Jeff Gordon won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Jarrett Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Kenny Brack CART Racing - Juan Pablo Montoya won the season championship Formula One Championship - Finland... 1999 season.

García exceeded expectations in his rookie season by handling one difficult role, namely that of the substitute for departed Johnson. He was a stable and effective performer, rolling up 201 In baseball, innings pitched (IP) are the number of innings a pitcher has completed, measured by the number of batters and baserunners that are put out while the pitcher is in the game. Three outs made is equal to one inning pitched. One out counts as one-third of an... innings and compiling 17-8, 170 In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. Strikeouts are associated with dominance on the part of the pitcher and incompetence on the part of the batter, although for power hitters it is recognized... strikeouts, and a 4.07 of In baseball statistics, earned run average (denoted by ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. It is determined by multiplying the number of earned runs allowed by nine and dividing by the number of innings pitched. Henry Chadwick is credited with... earned run average in 33 starts. After going for 9-5 in his sophomore year, he won 18, 16, 12 and 13 the next four seasons.

Basically, García is a hard thrower with a For the American band of the same name, see Fastball (band). The fastball is the most common type of pitch in baseball. Some power pitchers can throw it 95-100 mi/h (150-160 km/h), and rely on this speed to prevent the ball from being hit. Others throw... fastball that can get into the 90s and a hard A slider is a pitch in baseball, sort of halfway between a curveball and a fastball, with less break but more speed than the curve. It will tend to drop less and move toward or away from the batter more than a curve. The extra speed can fool the hitter... slider. He also throws a A two-seam fastball, sometimes called a two-seamer, is a pitch in baseball and a variant of the straight fastball. The two-seam fastball is designed to have more movement that a four-seam fastball, and is a pitch to be used while the pitcher is ahead in the... two-seamer, a The curveball is a type of pitch in baseball thrown with a grip and hand motion that induces extra rotation on the ball causing it to break, to fly in a more exaggerated curve than would be expected. The pitch is slower than a fastball, and this difference in velocity... curve and a A changeup is a type of pitch in baseball. Other names include change-of-pace and simply change. It is thrown with the same motion used for the fastball, but with less speed. The changeup is sometimes called an off-speed pitch, although that term can also be used simply... changeup. Sometimes, he uses his In baseball, a breaking ball is a pitch which does not travel straight like a fastball as it approaches the batter. A breaking ball will have some sideways or downward motion on it. Curveballs, sliders are both types of breaking balls. A breaking ball is more difficult than a fastball... breaking ball while neglecting to establish the fastball. García works hard to hold baserunners with a variety of pickoff moves and also helps himself defensively with good skills and instincts.

In a six-season career, García has a 85-54 record with 921 strikeouts and a 3.94 ERA in 1199.1 innings. In six post-season games he is 3-2, 32, 3.71, in 34 innings.


  • Twice The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. The All-Star Game usually occurs in mid-July and marks the middle of the Major League Baseball season. The venue is chosen by Major... All-Star (2001-02)
  • Led league in ERA (3.05, 2001)
  • Led league in innings pitched (238.2, 2001)

See also

  • Between 1939 and 2004, 171 baseball players from Venezuela had played in Major League Baseball. This list include number of arriving, name of player, position, starting team, and date of debut. Also included in the Appendix are the 75 Venezuelan baseball players who are selected on the 40-man roster... List of players from Venezuela in Major League Baseball

External links

  • Freddy García at:
    • Baseball Library (article) (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/G/Garcia_Freddy.stm)
    • ESPN (profile and daily stats) (http://baseball.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6168)
    • Baseball Reference (analysis and career stats) (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/garcifr03.shtml)



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