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Encyclopedia > Johan Santana
Johan Santana

New York Mets — No. 57
Starting pitcher
Born: March 13, 1979 (1979-03-13) (age 29)
Tovar, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left 
Major League Baseball debut
April 32000 for the Minnesota Twins
Selected MLB statistics
(through May 3, 2008)
Win-Loss     96-46
Earned run average     3.22
Strikeouts     1,420
Teams
Highlights and awards

Johan Alexander Santana Araque (pronounced [joʊɦən santʰənə] born March 13, 1979) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who plays for the New York Mets after being traded from the Minnesota Twins in February 2008. He has signed a six year contract that guarantees him $137.5 million through 2013 with a team option for 2014 that would bring the value of the contract to $150.75 million. This contract is the largest in baseball history for a pitcher.[1] 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. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 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. ... In Major League Baseball, a loss (denoted L) is charged to the pitcher of the losing team who allows the run that gives the opposing team the lead which the game is won with (the go-ahead run). ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World... The following are the baseball events of the year 2008 throughout the world. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... In baseball, the Triple Crown refers to: A batter who (at seasons end) leads the league in three major categories -- home runs, runs batted in, and batting average. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... 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 (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960...

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Personal life

Santana was born in Tovar, Mérida State, Venezuela and is the second of five children. As children, his brother Franklin, now a lawyer, was a more skilled player according to his father, Jesús. Johan attended Liceo Jose Nucete Sardi High School, where he played center field. He and his wife, Yasmile, whom he has known since he was 9 years old, have two daughters, Jasmily and Jasmine. Mérida State Anthem Location within Venezuela Created (given current status) 1864 State capital Mérida Area 11,300 km² Population (2001 est. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ...


In the offseason, Santana is an active member of his hometown community. In 2006 he started The Johan Santana Foundation to provide assistance to hospitals and bought new gloves and bats for children in surrounding areas. Also in 2006, Santana, as well as the Minnesota Twins, purchased a yellow firetruck for Tovar's fire department. Santana has held a party the past two offseasons called El Cy Youngazo (the Great Cy Young) which includes a toy drive, musical groups, and beer from Santana's sponsor, Regional. [2] Proceeds from Johan's charity wine, Santana's Select, also support his foundation in entirety.


Professional career

Santana was discovered in 1994 by Andrés Reiner, a scout who was working for the Houston Astros at the time. He signed Santana and sent him to his academy in Guacara in January of 1995. Santana did not like it and almost left but Reiner convinced him to stay. While originally a center fielder, Santana was converted to a pitcher at the academy due to his arm speed. In 1999 he was named the Tovar Mérida Athlete of the Year. After the 1999 major league season, he was left unprotected by the Houston Astros and eligible in the Rule 5 draft. The Twins had the first pick that year, the Marlins the second. The Twins made a deal with the Marlins: the Twins would draft Jared Camp with their first pick and the Marlins would draft Santana. The teams would exchange the two players with the Twins receiving $500,000 to cover their pick.[3][4] Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... The Rule 5 draft is a Major League Baseball player draft that occurs each year in December, at the annual Winter Meeting of general managers. ...


Santana made his Major League debut with the Twins on April 3, 2000, coming from the bullpen vs. Tampa Bay. He made his first MLB start on April 7, 2000, at Kansas City and recorded his first Major League win in a relief appearance at Houston on June 6. He put up a 6.49 ERA in 86 innings pitched in 2000, his rookie year. Major Leagues redirects here. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Rays, The Rays Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 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) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2002, the Twins sent Santana to the minors for 2 months to work almost exclusively on perfecting his changeup. He did this for 10 starts and came back up to the majors with a terrific changeup to complement his very good fastball. While in the minors, pitching coach Bobby Cuellar made Santana throw at least one changeup to every batter. According to Cuellar, Santana would sometimes throw 20 in a row during games.[5]


Santana is tough on both right-handed and left-handed hitters. He works quickly and throws a 91-95 mph fastball, a hard slider (which he has developed into a slurve), and a tailing changeup that is considered one of best changeups in baseball.[6] Some announcers refer to the changeup as a "Bugs Bunny" changeup.[7] His pitches are too close to take, but difficult to drive, causing batters to lunge after balls that are down and out of the strike zone.[citation needed] He consistently works to eliminate the difference in his throwing motions, making it very difficult for opposing batters to guess which pitch he's throwing. Santana also has very good control, as evidenced by his 52 walks in 219 innings in 2007.[8] Santana was used as a long reliever early in his career after finding little success as a starter. In 2003, Santana transitioned from relief to the Twins' starting rotation after spending the first four months of the season in the bullpen. He won his last eight decisions and pitched the ALDS opening game against the Yankees. Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... For the American band of the same name, see Fastball (band). ... A common grip of a slider a pitcher uses In baseball, a slider is a pitch halfway between a curveball and a fastball. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bugs Bunny is an animated rabbit/hare who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


2004 season

In 2004, Santana enjoyed one of the great second halves of modern times. He became the first pitcher since 1961 to give up four or fewer hits in ten straight starts, and his 13-0 record broke the old Major League second-half mark shared between Burt Hooton and Rick Sutcliffe. The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... See also: 1960 in sports, other events of 1961, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... Burt Carlton Hooton (born February 7, 1950 in Greenville, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Chicago Cubs (1971_75), Los Angeles Dodgers (1975-84) and Texas Rangers (1985). ... Richard Lee Sutcliffe (born June 21, 1956 in Independence, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher and current television sportscaster. ...


Santana's other second-half numbers were equally impressive: 11.13 strikeouts per nine innings, 1.21 ERA, 4.74 hits per nine innings, and 6.73 baserunners per nine innings. In addition, Santana set a team season record with 265 strikeouts, surpassing the old 258 mark registered by Bert Blyleven in 1973. In baseball statistics, strikeouts per nine innings  (denoted by SO/9) is a measure of the strikeout ability of a pitcher; calculated as the number of strikeouts obtained for every nine innings pitched: (9 x number of strikeouts) / (innings pitched). ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... In baseball statistics, hits per nine innings (denoted by H/9) is the average number of hits allowed by a pitcher in a nine inning period; calculated as: (hits allowed x 9) / innings pitched. ... In baseball, baserunning is the act of running around the bases performed by members of the team at bat. ... Rik Aalbert Bert Blyleven (born April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Netherlands), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1970 - 1992, and was best known for his curveball. ...


Santana finished in good form with a 20-6 record and led the American League in strikeouts (265), ERA (2.61), strikeouts per nine innings pitched (10.46), WHIP (0.92), batting average allowed (.192), OBP (.249), SLG (.315), and OPS (.564) and walked only 54 batters in 228 innings. Opponents stole just six bases in seven attempts against him, and his 20 victories ranked him second behind only Curt Schilling, who won 21 games for the Red Sox. He easily won the AL Cy Young Award over Schilling with all 28 first-place votes. 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, walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) is a sabermetric measurement of how many baserunners a pitcher is responsible for allowing per inning pitched. ... In baseball statistics, opponents batting average (denoted by AVG) is a statistic that measures a pitchers ability to prevent hits; calculated from players at bats against a particular pitcher and adjusted for base runners put out while stealing or attempting extra bases; calculated as: (base hits by opponents) / [(innings... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) incorporates on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ... Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ...


2005 season

Santana struggled in his first outing of 2005, giving up four runs in the first inning, but quickly regained his composure and returned to Cy Young-winning form in an 8-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners. In his second game, he rocked the Chicago White Sox with 11 strikeouts as the Twins won 5-2. Following a brief slump in May 2005, Santana worked on improving his pitching form and was immediately rewarded with a seven-inning, two-run outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, which the Twins won 7-2. Santana finished with an ERA of 2.87, second lowest in the American League behind Indians pitcher Kevin Millwood (2.86). However, the weak Twins club of the 2005 season cost him several otherwise-winnable games, and his winning percentage fell considerably in his second full year as a starter. He threw 238 strikeouts during the season, leading the majors. He finished third in the Cy Young voting, finishing behind winner Bartolo Colón of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera. Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... Kevin Austin Millwood (born December 24, 1974 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Texas Rangers . ... Bartolo Colón (born May 24, 1973 in Altamira, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) is a Cy Young Award-winning starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969, in Panama City, Panama) is a professional baseball player. ...


2006 season

Santana won the Major League Pitching Triple Crown, the first player to do so since Dwight Gooden in 1985. He completed the season leading the majors in ERA (2.77) and strikeouts (245), and tied Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang in wins (19). He is the first pitcher to win the triple crown with fewer than 20 wins, and the first to win the MLB triple crown with an ERA above 2.60. In baseball, the Triple Crown refers to: A batter who (at seasons end) leads the league in three major categories -- home runs, runs batted in, and batting average. ... Dwight Eugene Gooden (born November 16, 1964 in Tampa, Florida), also known as Doc Gooden or Dr. K, is a former major league baseball player. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Chien-Ming Wang (traditional Chinese: , pinyin: Wáng Jiànmín; born March 31, 1980 in Tainan City, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese starting pitcher for the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball. ...


Santana also led the American League in WHIP (1.0), opposing batting average (.216), and innings pitched (233.6). He continued to add to his reputation as a great second-half pitcher, losing only one game after the All-Star break while winning 10 and posting a 2.54 ERA. A brief slump cost him the opportunity to make his 20th win of the season. No pitcher in Major League Baseball won 20 games in the 2006 season, the first time in modern major league history this occurred. In baseball, walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) is a sabermetric measurement of how many baserunners a pitcher is responsible for allowing per inning pitched. ...


Santana won his second Cy Young Award in 2006, becoming the 14th player in MLB history to win the award multiple times. He is the fifth pitcher to win the award by a unanimous vote twice, joining Roger Clemens, Pedro Martínez, and Greg Maddux; Sandy Koufax accomplished the feat three times. The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ...


From 2004-2006, Santana has led the league in strikeouts all three years, in ERA twice, and has also led in several other key statistical areas. In that three-year span, he has compiled a 55-19 record with an ERA of 2.75 and WHIP of 0.96, while striking out 748 batters.


2007 season

After a slow start, with his record falling to 6-6 at one point, Johan jump-started his season with a four-hit shutout, followed by two wins. On July 1, 2007, Santana was named as a member of the 2007 MLB All-Star Game, his third straight appearance. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... Date July 10, 2007 Venue AT&T Park City San Francisco, California Managers American League - Jim Leyland (DET) National League - Tony La Russa (STL) MVP Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) Television FOX, Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal (on-field reporter) Attendance 43,965 First pitch Willie Mays The 2007 Major League...


On June 19, 2007, on the team bus to a game at Shea Stadium, Bert Blyleven said he would have his head shaved if that night's starting pitcher, Johan, threw a complete-game shutout. The Twins won, 9-0, and Santana went the distance. Santana shaved Blyleven's head the following day. This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ...


The worst career night for Santana came on July 23, 2007 in Toronto against the Blue Jays as he allowed four home runs in four innings. is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL...


Santana had perhaps his best career game on August 19th against the Texas Rangers in which he struck out 17 batters over eight innings. He walked none and allowed only two hits, both to Sammy Sosa. His 17 strikeouts set a Twins club record for strikeouts in a game. is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... Samuel Sosa Peralta (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter for the Texas Rangers of the American League. ...


While Santana did not have a bad season, he led the major leagues in home runs allowed (33) and had the most losses of his career (13). Santana finished the season with only 15 wins, his lowest total since 2003, though he led the American League in WHIP, was 2nd in strikeouts with 235, and 7th in ERA. On the last game of the season, a rain delay in Detroit that lasted over an hour caused Santana to pitch only three innings, ending a 123-start streak where he pitched five innings or more, which was the third longest in the past half century.


In November, it was announced that Johan Santana was awarded the American League Gold Glove Award for pitcher. This was the first time he was selected for this award.[9] In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each...


2007-2008 Offseason

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Major League Baseball: Twins trade Cy Young winning pitcher Johan Santana to Mets

During the offseason the Twins wanted to trade Santana due to only a year remaining on his contract. The favorites to snag Santana were the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, with the New York Mets being longshots of getting him. The Red Sox were offering Jacoby Ellsbury and Jon Lester, but not in a package together, while the Yankees on the other hand were offering Philip Hughes and Melky Cabrera and/or possibly Ian Kennedy. Despite many rumors of the Red Sox being favorites a deal never happened. The Yankees also were close to a deal but Hank Steinbrenner had said the Yankees pulled out. A deal finally happened on January 29, 2008 when the Twins agreed to trade Santana to the less likely out of the three, the New York Mets, for OF Carlos Gomez and pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey, who are all Mets minor league prospects. [10] After agreeing to the trade the Mets were given a 72 hour negotiating window in which to work out a contract extension with Santana. On February 1, 2008, after negotiations that took the entire 72 hour window plus an additional two hours, the Mets gave Santana a new six year, $137.5 million contract, with an option for 2014. [11] The trade became official when Santana passed his physical with the Mets on February 2, 2008. [12] It is the largest contract for a pitcher, fourth largest contract, and second highest salary per year among multi-year contracts.[13] Image File history File links WikiNews-Logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World... Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury (born September 11, 1983, in Madras, Oregon) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Boston Red Sox. ... Not to be confused with John Lester or Jon Leicester. ... Philip J. Hughes (born June 24, 1986) is a professional baseball right-handed starting pitcher, who was the first-round pick of the New York Yankees in the 2004 MLB Draft. ... Melky Cabrera (born August 11, 1984 in Santo Domingo Oeste, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees. ... For the British academic, lawyer and bioethicist, see Sir Ian Kennedy. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World... Carlos A. Gomez (born December 4, 1985 in Santiago, Dominican Republic) is an outfielder for the New York Mets. ...

Career statistics

SEASON AGE TM LG W L G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP BAA ERA
2000 21 MIN AL 2 3 30 5 0 0 9 0 86.0 102 64 62 11 54 64 2 5 .302 6.49
2001 22 MIN AL 1 0 15 4 0 0 5 0 43.2 50 25 23 6 16 28 3 3 .292 4.74
2002 23 MIN AL 8 6 27 14 0 0 2 1 108.1 84 41 36 7 49 137 1 15 .212 2.99
2003 24 MIN AL 12 3 45 18 0 0 7 0 158.1 127 56 54 17 47 169 3 6 .216 3.07
2004 25 MIN AL 20 6 34 34 1 1 0 0 228.0 156 70 66 24 54 265 9 7 .192 2.61
2005 26 MIN AL 16 7 33 33 3 2 0 0 231.2 180 77 74 22 45 238 1 8 .210 2.87
2006 27 MIN AL 19 6 34 34 1 0 0 0 233.2 186 79 72 24 47 245 4 4 .216 2.77
2007 28 MIN AL 15 13 33 33 1 1 0 0 219.0 183 88 81 33 52 235 4 7 .226 3.33
2008 29 NYM NL 3 2 5 5 - - - - 34.7 27 13 12 5 5 32 - 3 .125 3.12
TOTAL (8 seasons) AL/NL 95 46 255 179 6 4 23 1 1,336.3 1,088 511 478 149 368 1,409 27 58 .219 3.22

Legend

Abbrev Explanation
SEASON Year Season was played
AGE Player's Age during season
TM Team played for
LG League team played in
W Pitching Wins
L Pitching Losses
G Games pitched in
GS Games Started
CG Complete Games
SHO Shutouts
GF Games Finished as relief pitcher
SV Saves
IP Innings Pitched
H Hits allowed
R Runs allowed
ER Earned Runs allowed
HR Home Runs allowed
BB Bases on Balls (Walks)
K Strikeouts
HBP Batters Hit
WP Wild Pitches
BAA Batting Average Against
ERA Earned Run Average (Formula: 9 * ER / IP)

Highlights

  • All-Star (2005-2007)
  • American League Cy Young Award winner (2004 and 2006, both unanimous selections)
  • American League Gold Glove Award winner (2007)
  • Led American League in winning percentage in 2003, finishing the season at 12-3 (.800)
  • Top 10 Cy Young Award (7th, 2003; Winner, 2004; 3rd, 2005; Winner, 2006; 5th, 2007)
  • Top 10 MVP Award (7th, 2006)
  • Won the Triple Crown as the leader in wins (19), strikeouts (245), and ERA (2.77) in 2006
  • Fanned former teammate David Ortiz for his 1,000th career strikeout (June 13, 2006).
  • Set a Minnesota Twins record with 17 strikeouts over eight innings against the Rangers.(August 19, 2007)

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  1. ^ The Official Site of The New York Mets: News: New York Mets News
  2. ^ Santana’s Hometown Awaits His Next Move - New York Times
  3. ^ Scout Listens to His Instincts, Not to His Boss, and Uncovers a Star - New York Times
  4. ^ Many Twists & Turns In Johan'S Journey - New York Post
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  6. ^ Rittenberg, Adam. "Santana's Over-the-Top Delivery", Washingtonpost.com, September 4, 2004. 
  7. ^ New York Mets @ Florida Marlins, Sun Sports telecast, 2008-03-31
  8. ^ ESPN - Johan Santana Stats, News, Photos - New York Mets - MLB Baseball
  9. ^ Jordan Bastian. "AL Gold Gloves show changing of guard", MLB.com, November 6, 2007. 
  10. ^ Talks start as Mets try to nail down Santana - USATODAY.com
  11. ^ The Official Site of Major League Baseball: News: Major League Baseball News
  12. ^ The Official Site of The New York Mets: News: New York Mets News
  13. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/m?id=3226412

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Johan spent the firs half of year annoyed by what he considered to be the team’s lack of confidence in him as a starter.
Johan's focus was on his slider, as he worked to release the ball out in front.
Johan's diminished numbers—along with the fact that he was entering the walk year of his contract—fueled rumors that the Twins might put him on the postseason trading block.
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Santana was signed by the Houston Astros as a non-draft free agent in 1995 but remained in Venezuela, where he was named the Tovar Merida Athlete of the Year in 1999.
Santana finished in good form with a 20-6 record and led the American League in strikeouts (265), ERA (2.61), strikeouts per nine innings pitched (10.46), WHIP (0.92), batting average allowed (.192), OBP (.249), SLG (.315), and OPS (.564) and walked only 54 batters in 228 innings.
Johan is in good position to become the first pitcher to win the pitching Triple Crown since Randy Johnson in 2002, and the first to win the award in both leagues since Dwight Gooden in 1985.
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