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Encyclopedia > Glendon Rusch

Glendon James Rusch (born November 7, 1974, in Seattle, Washington) is a left handed starting pitcher who last played for the Chicago Cubs. He has previously played for the Kansas City Royals ('97-'99), the New York Mets ('99-'01), and the Milwaukee Brewers ('02-'03). He is now a free agent. November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Nickname: Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area  - City  142. ... 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 (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 (1870-1889) (a. ... 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) Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... 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) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44 Name Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present) Seattle Pilots (1969) Ballpark Miller Park (2001–present) County Stadium (1970-2000) Sicks Stadium (Seattle) (1969) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None...


Glendon has not enjoyed the success of an ace pitcher, he has, however been able to contribute both in a starting role, and out of the bullpen. He throws a fastball that ranges between 87-92 MPH, an average curveball and an above-average changeup. He has decent command of his pitches and usually fares better against right-handed hitters. While the game goes on, a relief pitcher warms up in the bullpen, beyond the outfield fence In baseball, the bullpen is the area where pitchers warm-up before entering a game. ... The fastball is the most common type of pitch in baseball. ... Curveball grip The curveball is a type of breaking ball in baseball thrown with a grip and hand movement that imparts top spin to the ball. ... A changeup is a type of pitch in baseball. ...


Glendon played baseball and basketball in high school at Shorecrest High School, where he pitched a no-hitter his senior year. Shorecrest High School is a public high school in Shoreline, Washington (grades 9 through 12). ...


In September of 2006, Rusch was diagnosed with a life-threatening blood clot in his lung and missed the rest of the 2006 season. [1]. On January 25, 2007 the Chicago Cubs released the left-hander. He had one year left on his contract.[2] 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 (1870-1889) (a. ...


External links

  • MLB.com: Glendon Rusch
  • Baseball-Reference.com - Major league career statistics and analysis

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Glendon Rusch : USAToday.com - Glendon Rusch Biography from USAToday.com (326 words)
Glendon Rusch's career might be over due to the blood clots discovered in his lungs in early August.
Rusch will need to take blood thinners for at least the next year and he won't be able to pitch while he is taking them.
ET Glendon Rusch was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung and will miss the rest of the season.
KFFL - Glendon Rusch, P, Chicago Cubs (1988 words)
Chicago Cubs P Glendon Rusch (blood clot), who was released from the hospital Tuesday, Sept. 19, will rejoin the team when they return from their road trip, according to Carrie Muskat of Chicago.Cubs.MLB.com.
The Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Cubs SP Glendon Rusch was clobbered for seven runs in two-plus innings as the Cubs were blanked 7-0 by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 31.
The Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Cubs SP Glendon Rusch allowed two runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings Saturday, May 7 in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, but he is expected to remain in the rotation.
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