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Encyclopedia > Jason Isringhausen
Jason Isringhausen
St. Louis Cardinals — No. 44
Closer
Born: September 7, 1972 (1972-09-07) (age 34)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Major League Baseball debut
July 17, 1995 for the New York Mets
Selected MLB statistics
(through June 17, 2007)
Win-Loss     43-44
Saves     263
Earned Run Average     3.53
Strikeouts     678
Teams

Jason Derik Isringhausen (born September 7, 1972 in Brighton, Illinois) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball, and is currently the closer for the St. Louis Cardinals. Look up closer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 17 is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 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. ... Mariano Rivera, a closer for the New York Yankees, is currently fourth on the all-time save list. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... 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... The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... 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) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... The St. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brighton is a village located mostly in Macoupin County, Illinois and partly in Jersey County, Illinois. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Mariano Rivera is the closer for the New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...


Pro career

In the mid-1990s, he, along with pitchers Bill Pulsipher and Paul Wilson were all widely hyped as the next generation of New York Mets' superstars, despite all being in the minor leagues. Isringhausen played with the AAA Norfolk Tides. The group received considerable press attention and the nickname "Generation K". However, injuries took their toll and 1995 was the first year that all three started the season healthy. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... William Thomas Pulsipher (born October 9, 1973) is a pitcher who has pitched in Major League Baseball. ... Paul Wilson was born March 28, 1973 in Orlando Florida. ... 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... Minor leagues in the sense intended in this article are professional sports leagues which are not regarded as the premier leagues in those sports. ... League International League Division South Division Year founded 1961 Major League affiliation Baltimore Orioles Home ballpark Harbor Park Previous home ballparks Met Park City Norfolk, Virginia Current uniform colors blue, powder blue, navy blue, black, red Previous uniform colors Logo design The wordmark Tides in navy blue with powder blue... The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ...


Isringhausen began his career as a starter for the Mets near the end of the season, posting a 9-2 record in 14 starts. But a steady progression of serious injuries- tuberculosis, a broken wrist (sustained while punching a dugout trash can) and three major operations on his pitching arm derailed his progression into a major-league rotation.


Consequently, he was forced to miss most of the 1997 season, as well as the entire 1998 season. When he was finally healthy in 1999, he was moved to the bullpen after only five starts. After inconsistent play with the Mets, he was infamously traded to the Oakland Athletics at the trading deadline for reliever Billy Taylor. Mets manager Bobby Valentine was reluctant to use Isringhausen in relief, saying that it would be akin to "[using] an Indy car as a taxi." The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... 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) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... William (Billy) Howell Taylor (born October 16, 1961 in Monticello, Florida), was a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues primarily as a closer from 1994 and 1996-2001. ... Robert John Valentine (born May 13, 1950 in Stamford, Connecticut) is a former player and manager in Major League Baseball and current manager in Japan. ...


Isringhausen soon became the Athletics' closer and has prospered since his move to the bullpen. After the A's made the playoffs in 2000 and 2001, Isringhausen left the team to sign with the Cardinals as a free agent before the 2002 season. Since then, the Cardinals have won the Central Division in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006 with World Series appearances in 2004 and 2006, winning it all in 2006. He had a league-leading 47 saves in 2004 and had a career-best 2.14 ERA in 2005. This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 6 - Major League Baseball officials order Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker is to undergo psychological testing following derogatory remarks he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... 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. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


However, the 2006 season was a rough one for Isringhausen. He began the season with two losses and a blown save in his first five appearances. He endured control problems throughout the season which led to 38 walks (the most given up by Isringhausen in a season since he became a closer) and a 3.55 ERA, which was his highest ERA as a closer besides the 2000 season in which his ERA was 3.78. Isringhausen finished the season with a 4-8 record and 33 saves along with 10 blown saves. He missed the entire 2006 playoffs due to a hip injury, allowing rookie Adam Wainwright to become the Cardinals closer for the playoffs and led the Cardinals to their 10th World Series Championship. The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 6 - Major League Baseball officials order Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker is to undergo psychological testing following derogatory remarks he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...


During the 2006 offseason Isringhausen underwent his second hip surgery in two years. With Wainwright slotted into the rotation, Isringhausen was returned to the closer role to begin 2007.


For his career thru June 18, 2007 , Isringhausen is 43-44 with a 3.53 ERA and 26 3saves. In his brief career as a starter, he threw three complete games and one shutout. June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... In baseball, a complete game (denoted by CG) is the act of a pitcher pitching an entire game himself, without the benefit of a relief pitcher. ... In team sports, in American English, a shutout (a clean sheet in football) refers to a game in which one team prevents the opposing team from scoring. ...


Trivia

  • On April 13, 2002, Isringhausen struck out three batters on nine pitches in the ninth inning of a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros. Isringhausen became the 22nd National League pitcher and the 31st pitcher in Major League history to accomplish the nine-strike/three-strikeout half-inning. On another occasion, he performed this feat in 10 pitches, striking out slugger Barry Bonds swinging for the final out.
  • When, on May 29, 1996, Isringhausen started against William Van Landingham of the San Francisco Giants, they tied a record for the longest combined names of two starting pitchers.
  • On June 13, 2006, "Izzy" became the all time save leader for the St. Louis Cardinals.[1]
  • In 1997, he accidentally stabbed himself in the thigh while trying to open a box with a kitchen knife.

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