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Encyclopedia > Keith Foulke
Keith Foulke
Cleveland Indians — No. 29
Relief pitcher
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Major League Baseball debut
May 21, 1997 for the San Francisco Giants
Selected MLB statistics
(through August 2006)
Record     40-34
ERA     3.31
Saves     190
Former teams

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    Career

    After graduating from Hargrave High School in Texas in 1991, he attended Galveston College and Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho. He began his career in the minor-league system of the San Francisco Giants, but was traded to the Chicago White Sox in 1997 for starting pitchers Wilson Alvarez and Danny Darwin, along with top reliever Roberto Hernandez. Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Galveston College is a comprehensive community college located on Galveston Island in Galveston, Texas. ... Lewis-Clark State College is a public undergraduate college located in Lewiston, Idaho. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,4,11,24,27,30,36,44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Troy Union Cities / Trojans (1879-1882) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2,3,4,9,11,16,19,72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) White Stockings (1900-1903) St. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Wilson Eduardo Alvarez Fuenmayor (born March 24, 1970 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who played in 13 seasons for the Texas Rangers (1989), Chicago White Sox (1991–1997), San Francisco Giants (1997), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–2002) and Los Angeles... Daniel Wayne (Danny) Darwin (b. ... There are different people named Roberto Hernandez: Roberto Hernandez (1943- ), a Mexican billionaire. ...


    On December 3, 2002, Foulke, along with catcher Mark Johnson, minor league pitcher Joe Valentine and cash, was traded by the White Sox to the Oakland Athletics for closer Billy Koch and two minor leaguers. It would be in the following years with the Athletics that Foulke would distinguish himself as a closer, leading the league in saves and games finished, being named to the All-Star team and winning the American League Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award all in 2003. However, it was Foulke who also gave up the game-winning double to David Ortiz in Game 4 of the American League Division Series that year. December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Mark Johnson may refer to: Mark Johnson (professor), philosophy professor Mark Johnson (footballer) (born 1978), Australian rules footballer Mark Johnson (film producer) Mark Johnson (umpire), baseball umpire Mark Johnson (hockey player) (born 1957) Mark Johnson (rugby) Mark Johnson (baseball analyst) Mark Johnson (musician) Mark Johnson (football club director), director of... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Billy Koch (born December 14, 1974 in Rockville Centre, New York) was a reliever in the MLB. // Career Billy Koch played college baseball for Clemson University from 1994-1996. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award, first awarded in 1976, is a distinction given to the top relief pitcher in each league at the end of each season. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is an Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Division Series (ALDS) determines which two teams from the American League will advance to the American League Championship Series. ...


    Foulke was granted free agency on October 27, 2003.


    2004

    Foulke continued his dominance in his first year with the Red Sox, saving, 32 games in 39 opportunities while racking up 79 strikeouts and a 2.17 ERA across 83 innings. In the 2004 postseason, Foulke appeared in 11 of 14 games, throwing 257 pitches over 14 innings. He would rack up 19 strikeouts, and over the entire stretch, allow exactly one earned run. Many observers of this performance felt that he should have been named the World Series MVP over Manny Ramirez. 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. ... In baseball, innings pitched (IP) are the number of innings a pitcher has completed, measured by the number of batters and baserunners that are put out while the pitcher is in the game. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ...


    2005

    Despite being the hero of the previous postseason, Foulke struggled to keep his job as closer as he battled knee injuries throughout 2005. His ERA ballooned to over 5.00 and he eventually lost the role of closer to Mike Timlin. Michael August (Mike) Timlin (born March 10, 1966 in Midland, Texas) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox since 2003. ...


    "Johnny from Burger King"

    On June 28, 2005 after struggling with injuries and a 6.03 ERA to that point, Foulke lashed out at Red Sox fans, who were booing him. June 28, 2005 (Tuesday) Garda Siochána (Irish police) dig up a garden in a Dublin suburb to search for the remains of a baby murdered in the 1970s. ...


    They're not going to make it any harder than it is for me to go home and look in the mirror," Foulke said about the booing that rained down from the stands on a sticky night in the Fens. "Like I've told you guys plenty of times, I'm more embarrassed to walk into this locker room and look at the faces of my teammates than I am to walk out and see Johnny from Burger King booing me. I'm worried about these guys, not everybody else."[1].


    Foulke's perceived lack of respect for Red Sox fans has made him a target for both fans and the Boston media alike. His baseball heart was also questioned because he said he did not care if he was a closer, he was only playing for money, and really did not care about baseball. [2] The media also had a field day when they found out that Foulke demanded a new truck as compensation for his weekly interviews with Dale & Holley on WEEI.[3] WEEI is a sports radio station in Boston, Massachusetts that broadcasts on 850 kHz from a transmitter in Needham, Massachusetts. ...


    Some, however, also question whether or not it is Foulke himself who has been treated with disrespect and shortchanged in Boston, whether it's credit where credit is due for the victory in 2004 or the general overreaction to his comments in the press. Some fans (among them the editors of Barstool Sports) have even chosen to interpret Foulke's flippancy to a misunderstood attempt at humor, rather than a serious attack on Boston fans in print.


    2006

    The Red Sox had high expectations for Foulke in 2006, after two knee surgies in the offseason. Manager Terry Francona was hoping to put Foulke back in the closer role, but after an inconsistent spring and early regular season games, Francona was quick to go to Jonathan Papelbon as the closer. Foulke pitched mainly as one of the team's middle relievers, along with Mike Timlin, Julian Tavarez, and Rudy Seanez. Foulke continued to struggle, with an ERA of 5.63. On June 12, 2006, Foulke was put on the disabled list with right elbow tendonitis. Foulke was activated from the 15-day DL on August 18. In November of 2006 Keith Foulke opted for free agency.[4] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Terry Jon T Francona (born April 22, 1959, in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is a Major League Baseball manager. ... Jonathan Robert Papelbon (born November 23, 1980 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Julian Tavarez (born May 22, 1973 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a right-handed middle reliever for the St. ... Rudy Caballero Seanez (born October 20, 1968 in Brawley, California) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... In baseball, the disabled list (a. ... Tendonitis (also tenonitis or tendinitis) is an inflammation of a tendon. ... August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


    2007

    Foulke signed a one year deal (with an option for a second year) with the Cleveland Indians for the 2007 season after passing a physical in January. However, Foulke announced his retirement on February 16, 2007, before ever putting on an Indians uniform [5]. He cited pains in his elbow and injuries from the previous two seasons as the primary reason for ending his ten year career. Pitchers and catchers reported one day earlier and the first spring workout was not scheduled until February 17. The announcement came as a shock to most people, as Foulke was slated to compete with Joe Borowski to fill the vacant closer's role. In ten seasons, Foulke held a win-loss record of 41-34, with 190 saves and a 3.30 ERA. Joeseph Thomas Borowski (born May 4, 1971 in Bayonne, NJ, where he currently resides with his wife Tatum and his son Blaze) is a right handed relief pitcher who currently plays on the Florida Marlins. ...


    Scouting report and career totals

    Foulke had been one of the top closers in baseball. At the peak of his career, he had an effective 90 MPH fastball and what many people considered to be one of the best circle changeups in the sport. While he is solid against right-handed hitters, he is particularly lethal against lefties. His strikeout pitch is usually an inside circle changeup. The fastball is the most common type of pitch in baseball. ... In baseball, a circle changeup is a pitch thrown with a grip that includes a circle formation, hence the name. ...


    Foulke has had good control, as his career 4.01 strikeout-to-walk ratio reveals (625-156). While he doesn't hold runners on base particularly well, he covers his position adequately and throws accurately to the bases. In 2004, he completed a fifth straight season without committing an error (71 total chances in 307 games). In baseball statistics, strikeout-to-walk ratio (SO/BB) is a measure of a pitchers ability to control pitches; calculated as: strikeouts / bases on balls. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... In baseball, an error is the act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or runner to reach one or more additional bases, on a play that would normally be completed successfully with ordinary effort. ... In baseball statistics, total chances (denoted by TC) represents the number of plays that a defensive player participated in. ...


    In an eight-year career, Foulke has compiled a 41-34 record, with 692 strikeouts, 190 saves, 3.32 ERA 344 games finished, and 725 1/2 innings pitched in 501 games. Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ...


    Accomplishments

    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 manager (the managers from the previous years... In Major League Baseball, the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award, first awarded in 1976, is a distinction given to the top relief pitcher in each league at the end of each season. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ...

    Trivia

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    External links

    • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis
    • 2005 daily statistics at ESPN
    • SoSH Wiki

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    Keith Foulke : USAToday.com - Keith Foulke Biography from USAToday.com (681 words)
    Keith Foulke, who signed as a free agent with the Indians this offseason, surprised his new team by telling them Friday that he plans to retire.
    Foulke publicly discussed retiring last season, telling the Boston Globe, "I'm not going to be a middle bullpen, 5.00 ERA guy." Joe Borowski, who was expected to compete with Foulke for save opportunities, is now the stand-alone favorite to close.
    Keith Foulke is expected to be guaranteed between $3 million and $4 million under the terms of his deal with the Indians.
    Boston Red Sox - Closing time for Foulke - The Boston Globe (837 words)
    Red Sox reliever Keith Foulke, vital in the club's run to a World Series title last season, is not expected to pitch again this season because of ongoing concerns with his left knee, his agent said yesterday.
    Foulke flew to Boston to be reevaluated by team physician Thomas Gill yesterday afternoon but also plans to see other doctors, his Beverly Hills-based agent, Dan Horwits, said.
    Foulke felt so bothered by fan and media attention this year he told a San Francisco Chronicle reporter a week ago he intends to move out of the city of Boston before next season.
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