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Encyclopedia > Jim Deshaies

Jim Deshaies (born June 23, 1960) is a former left-handed starting pitcher. Deshaies made his Major League Baseball debut with the New York Yankees in 1984. In 1985, he was traded to the Houston Astros (along with other players) for Joe Niekro. June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 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 Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Houston Astros National League AAA Round Rock Express AA Corpus Christi Hooks A Salem Avalanche Lexington Legends Tri-City Valley Cats R Greeneville Astros The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Joseph Franklin Niekro (born November 7, 1944 in Martins Ferry, Ohio) was a Major League Baseball player and brother of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro. ...


His first full season was with the 1986 Houston Astros. Still considered a rookie that year, he posted 12 wins, good for the Astros rookie record. That record was later broken by Roy Oswalt in 2001. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roy Edward Oswalt [OWES-walt] (born August 29, 1977 in Weir, Mississippi) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Houston Astros (since 2001). ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On September 23, 1986, in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Deshaies set a record by striking out the first eight batters of the game. Los Angeles Dodgers National League AAA Las Vegas 51s AA Jacksonville Suns A Columbus Catfish Vero Beach Dodgers R Ogden Raptors Gulf Coast Dodgers Brooklyn Dodgers redirects here. ...


Deshaies was a mainstay on the Astros' rotation from 1986 to 1991, pitching in 26 or more starts in those years. His best season was 1989. That year, Deshaies was 15-10 with a 2.91 ERA and 153 strikeouts. 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ERA is an abbreviation for several different things, including: the Equal Rights Amendment, a proposed, but unratified, Constitutional amendment in United States Earned run average, a baseball statistic Engine Room Artificer Education Reform Act Engineering Research Associates, a pioneering computer firm from the 1950s Academy of European Law Trier Explosive... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ...


In 1992, Deshaies and the Astros parted ways as the pitcher signed with the Oakland Athletics. He played for brief stints with the San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants, and Philadelphia Phillies. He retired in 1995. 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oakland Athletics American League AAA Sacramento River Cats AA Midland RockHounds A Stockton Ports Kane County Cougars Vancouver Canadians R Phoenix Athletics The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. ... San Diego Padres National League AAA Portland Beavers AA Mobile BayBears A Lake Elsinore Storm Fort Wayne Wizards Eugene Emeralds R Peoria Padres The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego, California. ... Minnesota Twins American League AAA Rochester Red Wings AA New Britain Rock Cats A Fort Myers Miracle Beloit Snappers R Elizabethton Twins Gulf Coast League Twins The Minnesota Twins is a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... San Francisco Giants National League AAA Fresno Grizzlies AA Norwich Navigators A San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes R Scottsdale Giants The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... Philadelphia Phillies National League AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons AA Reading Phillies A Clearwater Threshers Lakewood BlueClaws Batavia Muckdogs R Gulf Coast League Phillies The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Jim Deshaies currently does TV commentary for the Astros along with Bill Brown. Deshaies has gained respect as an analyst and enjoys very high popularity with Astros fans. Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | Scottish footballers | 1931 births | 2004 deaths ...


Deshaies wore #43 with the Astros.


He is a native of Massena, New York in northern New York state. There are two places named Massena in St. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...


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Jim Deshaies | BaseballLibrary.com (667 words)
One of several promising young pitchers traded away by the impatient Yankees in the 1980s, Deshaies pitched a no-hitter for Nashville (Southern League) in 1984 before leading the International League in ERA at Columbus the same season.
Deshaies struggled in 1987, but still posted an 11-6 record, and in 1988 he lowered his ERA to 3.00, although his record slipped to 11-14.
Deshaies breaks the major-league record of 7, last tied by Joe Cowley on May 28th.
ESPN.com - Major League Baseball - Winfield, Puckett ... Deshaies? Hey, you never know (719 words)
Not that the superbly humored Deshaies is insulted in the least.
That may not be enough, even if you include the fact that Deshaies finished seventh in voting for the 1986 National League rookie of the year award.
Jim Caple is currently the national baseball writer for the Seattle Union Record.
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