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Jack Burns McDowell (born January 16, 1966 in Van Nuys, California) is a former Major League Baseball player. A right-handed pitcher, Jack won the American League Cy Young Award in 1993. He was nicknamed "Black Jack". January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Van Nuys is a district within the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... 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, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


He is now a musician with a rock band called Stickfigure.

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Baseball Career

After attending Stanford University, Jack was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1987 amateur draft and made his Major League debut on September 15, 1987. Jump to: navigation, search For other meanings of Stanford, see Stanford (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search League National League Division Central Year founded 1901 Home ballpark U.S. Cellular Field City, State Chicago, Illinois Current team colors White, silver, and black Wild card titles None Division titles 4: 1983, 1993, 2000, 2005 Pennants 6: 1901, 1906, 1917, 1919, 1959, 2005 World Series... Jump to: navigation, search 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


By the early 1990s, he had established himself as one of the most dependable pitchers in the game, pitching effectively and recording over 250 innings each season from 1991 to 1993. Jack won 20 games in 1992 and 22 the next year, when he won the American League Cy Young Award and led the White Sox to the postseason (they lost in the American League Championship Series to the Toronto Blue Jays). From 1988 until 1995, his season ERA was consistently between 3.00 and 4.00, well below the league average. Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 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, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... Jump to: navigation, search In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) determines who wins the American League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, to face the winner of the National League Championship Series. ... 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 to win the World Series. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


Jack struggled over his final seasons, starting in 1996, and eventually retired in 1999. During this time he played for the Cleveland Indians and Anaheim Angels. Jump to: navigation, search 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ...


Music Career

Even during his baseball career, McDowell played guitar in various groups in the alternative rock genre, usually performing during the baseball off-season. Jump to: navigation, search The acoustic archtop guitar used in Jazz features steel strings The guitar is a stringed musical instrument. ... Jump to: navigation, search The terms alternative rock and alternative music were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ...


Jack's band, Stickfigure, was formed in 1992, following a tour with Jack's former band, V.I.E.W., as the opening act for The Smithereens. Jump to: navigation, search 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Smithereens are a rock group from Carteret, New Jersey. ...


Accomplishments

  • All-Star (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • American League Cy Young Award winner (1993)
  • Finished 2nd in American League Cy Young Award voting (1992)
  • Finished 9th in American League Cy Young Award voting (1991)
  • Finished 9th in American League MVP voting (1993)

In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ...

Teams

Jump to: navigation, search League National League Division Central Year founded 1901 Home ballpark U.S. Cellular Field City, State Chicago, Illinois Current team colors White, silver, and black Wild card titles None Division titles 4: 1983, 1993, 2000, 2005 Pennants 6: 1901, 1906, 1917, 1919, 1959, 2005 World Series... Jump to: navigation, search The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ...

External link

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis
  • The Baseball Cube - Major and Minor League Statistics
  • Official website for the band Stickfigure

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Jack McDowell - BR Bullpen (1009 words)
Jack was 13-5 in 1987, tied for 7th in NCAA Division I in wins with five others, including Mike Gardiner and Joe Slusarski.
McDowell was drafted 5th overall in the 1987 amateur draft, and made his major league debut later that season.
McDowell had decisions in his first 27 starts in 1993; as of July 2007, it was unmatched, though Tim Wakefield moved within one that August.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Jack McDowell (1374 words)
After attending Stanford University, Jack was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1987 amateur draft and made his Major League debut on September 15, 1987.
Jack won 20 games in 1992 and 22 the next year, when he won the American League Cy Young Award and led the White Sox to the postseason (they lost in the American League Championship Series to the Toronto Blue Jays).
Jack's band, Stickfigure, was formed in 1992, following a tour with Jack's former band, V.I.E.W., as the opening act for The Smithereens.
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