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Encyclopedia > Kyle Farnsworth
Kyle Farnsworth

New York Yankees — No. 48
Relief Pitcher
Born: April 14, 1976 (1976-04-14) (age 32)
Wichita, Kansas
Bats: Switch Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
April 291999 for the Chicago Cubs
Selected MLB statistics
(through June 8, 2008)
Win-Loss     29-47
Earned Run Average     4.47
Strikeouts     702
Teams

Kyle Lynn Farnsworth (born April 14, 1976 in Wichita, Kansas) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher, for the New York Yankees. He is 6'4" and weighs 235 lbs. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Wichita (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... 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 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 National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... 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... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Wichita (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... 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...


Farnsworth graduated from Milton High School in Milton, Georgia in 1994. During high school, he played baseball, basketball, and football. He continued to play baseball in college at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, which is located in Tifton, Georgia. Milton High School is a 9th to 12th Grade High School located in Santa Rosa County, Milton, Fl. ... Milton (population approximately 20,000) is an area of Fulton County, Georgia which became incorporated as a city (the only type of municipality in the state) on December 1, 2006. ... Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a coeducational college specializing in agriculture, located in Tifton, Georgia. ... Tifton is a city in Tift County, Georgia, United States. ...


Farnsworth was drafted in the 47th round by the Chicago Cubs. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ...

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Major League career

Cubs, Tigers, and Braves

Prior to becoming a Yankee, Farnsworth played for the Chicago Cubs (1999-2004) and the Detroit Tigers (2005). The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ...


On July 31, 2005, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves for pitchers Zach Miner and Roman Colon. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Zachary Charles Miner (born March 12, 1982, in St. ... Ramon Benedicto Colon is a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. ...


In his last 58 appearances in the 2005 season Farnsworth posted a 1.62 ERA and held opponents to a .162 average. He converted 16 straight save opportunities after failing to convert his first 2.


New York Yankees

Following the season, Farnsworth signed with the New York Yankees, replacing Tom Gordon as the team's primary set-up man, joining a revamped Yankees bullpen that also included newcomers Octavio Dotel and Ron Villone to help bridge the gap to closer Mariano Rivera. The deal, worth $17 million over three years, was the second highest offer Farnsworth received. The Texas Rangers reportedly offered $25 million over four years and the closer job. However, he first learned of the Rangers' interest when he was taking his physical for the Yankees. Farnsworth also decided against re-signing with the Braves, whom he grew up rooting for, where he also would have been a closer rather than a setup man. He felt the Yankees would give him the best chance to win a championship and decided to sign with them. Thomas Gordon (born November 18, 1967 in Sebring, Florida), nicknamed Flash, is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Octavio Eduardo Dotel (born November 25, 1973 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a major league pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. ... Ronald Thomas Villone Jr. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969, in Panama City, Panama) is a professional baseball player. ... 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. ...


He struggled in the 2006 season, accumulating a 4.36 ERA. His struggles continued in the 2007 season. The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ...


When Farnsworth joined the Yankees, he began wearing glasses, which he'd never done before. He allegedly borrowed these glasses from a bartender in SoHo. This prompted sports announcers to nickname him Professor Farnsworth, a reference to a character from the animated series Futurama. The Professor Farnsworth nickname was also promoted on the MLB humor site The Dugout. Professor Hubert Farnsworth Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth is the extremely elderly proprietor of the Planet Express delivery service in the animated television series Futurama. ... This article is about the television series. ... The Dugout is a website, dedicated to the PC-game Football Manager and all versions of the game of Championship Manager made before the split between SI Games and Eidos. ...


Incidents

He is also somewhat infamous for a brawl that occurred in the 2003 season when his former team, the Chicago Cubs, were playing the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park. Reds pitcher Paul Wilson stepped out of the batter's box after an inside pitch, and started to yell at Farnsworth. Farnsworth then met Wilson a short distance from home plate and speared him to the ground. He was suspended 3 games for his actions. The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... For other uses, see Cincinnati Reds (disambiguation). ... Great American Ball Park is the home of the National Leagues Cincinnati Reds. ... Paul Anthony Wilson (born March 28, 1973 in Belleville, Illinois) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball currently a free agent. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ...


In August 2004, after blowing a save, he kicked an air conditioning unit in the tunnel to the clubhouse, causing him to sprain his knee and land on the disabled list.


Farnsworth also was involved in a bench-clearing fight in the 2005 season while playing for the Detroit Tigers, against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. After three batters on both teams had been hit by pitches, triggering stern warnings to both teams from the umpires, Tigers shortstop Carlos Guillén approached the mound after he was hit in the head by a pitch thrown by the Royals' Runelvys Hernandez. Both benches and bullpens cleared. After order appeared to have been restored, Farnsworth charged Royals pitcher Jeremy Affeldt and tackled him to the ground in a similar fashion as he did with Paul Wilson. He was ejected from the game.[1] Beginning on August 9, 2005, Farnsworth served a 5-game suspension for his role in the altercation. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... 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. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Carlos Alfonso Guillén [ghee-YEN] (born September 30, 1975) is a Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitter who plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... Runelvys Antonio Hernandez (born April 27, 1978 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals. ... Jeremy David Affeldt (born June 6, 1979) is a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. ...


On July 29, 2007, Farnsworth had a falling out with his catcher, Jorge Posada. On a previous pitch, Posada asked for a slider. Instead of throwing a slider, Farnsworth threw a blazing fastball that struck Posada on the wrist. When Posada approached the mound to ask why he threw the fastball, Farnsworth turned away. The two began arguing, causing third baseman Alex Rodriguez to come in and break it up. Manager Joe Torre then pulled Farnsworth, and was forced to bring in closer Mariano Rivera to come into the game in a non-save opportunity.[2] Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta (born August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a switch-hitting catcher and 6-time All Star who plays for the New York Yankees. ... Alexander Emmanuel Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975, in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican-American baseball infielder. ... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969, in Panama City, Panama) is a professional baseball player. ...


On April 17, 2008, Farnsworth threw behind Boston Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez. Ramirez had hit home runs earlier in the 2nd and 3rd innings of the game. In the top of the 7th inning, Farnsworth's first pitch was a 97 mph fastball that sailed directly behind Ramirez's neck, nearly beaning the Red Sox outfielder. While Farnsworth claimed that the ball slipped out of his hand as a result of trying to throw the ball as hard as possible, Ramirez was skeptical and surmised that the pitch was retaliation for Alex Rodriguez being plunked the prior night after hitting a home run in the game. Following Farnsworth's pitch, the umpire issued warnings to both dugouts that any ill-intentions from that point forward would result in ejections.[3] Farnsworth has appealed the three-game suspension handed down by the MLB. The suspension was reduced to one game. 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... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... Alexander Emmanuel Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975, in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican-American baseball infielder. ...


References

  1. ^ Beck, Jason (July 17, 2005). "Seven ejected in bench-clearing melee. Guillen, Bonderman, Farnsworth tossed from game.". mlb.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-29.
  2. ^ Kepner, Tyler (July 29, 2007). "Now Pitching in Scranton, Some Relief for Yankees". New York Times. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. “As the pitch bounced away, Posada glared at Farnsworth and later stalked to the mound for a curt conversation. Farnsworth walked off in the other direction after Posada’s message. Alex Rodriguez was there to officiate, patting Posada on the chest protector.”
  3. ^ The Official Site of The Boston Red Sox: News: Farnsworth pitch to Manny causes stir

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External links

Kyle Blames Torre - http://www.nypost.com/seven/03072008/sports/yankees/kyle_s_bile_100792.htm

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Kyle Lynn Farnsworth (born April 14, 1976 in Wichita, Kansas) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the New York Yankees.
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