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Encyclopedia > Kevin Orie

Kevin Leonard Orie (born September 1, 1972 in West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a Major League Baseball third baseman. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, where he was a standout for the Hoosiers baseball team. September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... Town center of West Chester. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The position of the third baseman Third base redirects here. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ...

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Chicago Cubs

Orie made his Major League Baseball debut on April 1, 1997, as a member of the Chicago Cubs. It was in his rookie year of 1997 that Orie would put up his best career statistics, thus far. In 114 games played, Orie compiled a .275 batting average with 8 homeruns and 44 runs batted in. Orie was a finalist in the 1997 Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award balloting, losing out to the eventual winner, Scott Rolen. Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) National Association (1871,1874-1875) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1908 â€¢ 1907 NL Pennants (10) 1945 â€¢ 1938 â€¢ 1935 â€¢ 1932 1929 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1910 â€¢ 1908 1907 â€¢ 1906 Central Division titles (1) 2003 East Division titles... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American baseball player, who currently plays at third base for the St. ...


Florida Marlins

Through the first 64 games of the 1998 season, Orie got off to a dismal start, compiling only a .181 batting average in over 200 at-bats. Subsequently, on the last day before the July 31 trading deadline the Cubs sent Orie and minor leaguer Todd Noel to the Florida Marlins for Felix Heredia and minor leaguer Steve Hoff. Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993-present) East Division (1993-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 NL Pennants (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 East Division titles (0) None Wild card berths (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 Major league nicknames Florida Marlins (1993-present) Major league home ballparks Dolphin Stadium (1993... Félix Heredia Perez is a Major League Baseball pitcher who was born on June 18, 1975 in Santa Cruz de Barahona, Dominican Republic. ...


After concluding the 1998 season with the Marlins, Orie would remain with Florida for the entire 1999 season, tallying a .254 batting average with 6 homeruns and 29 runs batted in while appearing in 77 games. Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ...


Free Agency

After the 1999, the Marlins needed to make room for their future third baseman, Mike Lowell. This made Orie expendable. On November 12, 1999, the Marlins sent Orie to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal. Although Orie put together an impressive spring training with the Dodgers prior to the 2000 season, the club already had two established third basemen on their roster: Adrian Beltre & Dave Hansen. Thus, the Dodgers released Orie on March 29, 2000, days before the season would begin. Mike Lowell (born February 24, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, of Cuban parents)[1] is a Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed batter who is now a member of the Boston Red Sox. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Dodger Stadium (1962-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 â€¢ 1941... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... Adri n Beltr [ah-dree-AN bell-TRAY] (born April 7, 1979 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball third baseman who plays for the Seattle Mariners. ... David Andrew Hansen (Born November 24, 1968) in Long Beach, California, is a Major League Baseball player, specializing as a pinch hitter. ...


Two months later, on June 15, 2000, Orie signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals, only to be released two months later. The next suitor for Orie turned out to be the New York Yankees, who signed Orie two days after his Royals release. He would remain in the Yankees minor league system the entire 2000 season, not making a single appearance at the Major League level. Established 1969 League American League Division Central Division Ballpark Kauffman Stadium Capacity 40,625 Current uniform The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000...


After the 2000 season, Orie would once again be released. He would sign another free agent contract prior to the 2001 season with the Philadelphia Phillies, and once again spend the length of the season in the minor leagues. He would then be released. Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1980 NL Pennants (5) 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1950 1915 East Division titles (6) [1] 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In 1981, a players strike in...


On November 19, 2001, Orie would be signed by one of his old teams, the Chicago Cubs. He would appear in 13 games with the Cubs in 2002, serving as a backup to starting third baseman Bill Mueller. On March 12, 2003, Orie's second stint with the Cubs would end. Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) National Association (1871,1874-1875) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1908 â€¢ 1907 NL Pennants (10) 1945 â€¢ 1938 â€¢ 1935 â€¢ 1932 1929 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1910 â€¢ 1908 1907 â€¢ 1906 Central Division titles (1) 2003 East Division titles... William Richard Mueller [MILL-er] (born March 17, 1971) is a Major League Baseball third baseman who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...


Over the next three years, Orie would be signed by three more teams: the Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Milwaukee Brewers. He would not appear at the Major League level with any of the teams. Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (1) 2005 Central Division titles (4) 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 West Division titles (2) [1][2] 1986 â€¢ 1980 Wild card berths (2) 2005 â€¢ 2004 [1... Major league affiliations National League (1998-present) Central Division (1998-present) American League (1969-1997) Central Division (1994-1997) East Division (1972-1993) West Division (1969-1971) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (0) None AL Pennants (1) 1982 Central Division titles (0) None AL East...


2006

Spring training in preparation for the 2006 season would find Orie once again in camp with the Houston Astros. Although Orie has played in only 13 major league games since the 1999 season concluded, he has compiled impressive numbers every year in the minor leagues. Many believe that Orie still has the potential to stick in the Major Leagues and serve as a valuable backup third baseman for a number of teams. Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (1) 2005 Central Division titles (4) 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 West Division titles (2) [1][2] 1986 â€¢ 1980 Wild card berths (2) 2005 â€¢ 2004 [1...


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