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Encyclopedia > Lance Cormier
Lance Cormier
Atlanta Braves — No. 40
Starting Pitcher
Born: August 19, 1980 (1980-08-19) (age 26)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Major League Baseball debut
June 18, 2004 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Selected MLB statistics
(through August 17, 2007)
Win-Loss     12-14
Earned Run Average     6.18
Strikeouts     136
Teams

Lance Robert Cormier (born August 19, 1980 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a right-handed baseball pitcher who plays for the Atlanta Braves (2006-present). 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 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... 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... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Lafayette is a city on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lance went to Lafayette High School and graduated in 1998. He attended the University of Alabama, and in his pitching career there, he went 31-16 with a 3.98 ERA and 17 saves. Lance started his career as a closer and recorded a University of Alabama freshman record 11 saves. In his junior year, Lance switched to being a starting pitcher and went 20-8 in the last two seasons of his college career. Highlights of his college career include being a first team Academic All-American in his senior year. He graduated in 2002 with a degree in finance. Lafayette High School is a high school located in Lafayette, Louisiana. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Trevor Hoffman, a closer for the San Diego Padres, is currently the leader on the all-time save list. ... 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. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Twice Lance was drafted by a major league team but he didn't sign. On June 2, 1998, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 40th Round of the 1998 amateur draft, but he didn't sign. On June 5, 2001, he was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 10th Round of the 2001 amateur draft, but again he didn't sign. The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted him in the 4th Round of the 2002 draft on June 4, 2002. is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames None Ballpark Great American Ball Park... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


In 2002, Lance pitched for the Class A South Bend Silver Hawks and the Yakima Bears. With the Silver Hawks, he went 3-0 with 17 strikeouts and a 2.93 earned run average in 27.2 innings. With the Yakima team, he went 0-0 with 3 strikeouts and a 27.00 ERA in 1 inning. His combined statistics for the year were 3 wins and 0 losses, with 20 K's and a 3.83 ERA in 28.2 innings pitched. The South Bend Silver Hawks are a U.S. Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks, that plays in the Midwest League. ... League Northwest League Division Eastern Year founded 1990 Major League affiliation Arizona Diamondbacks Home ballpark Yakima County Stadium Previous home ballparks Parker Field City Yakima, Washington Current uniform colors black, white, red, blue Previous uniform colors dark blue and gold Logo design Bear wearing a Y ballcap holding a baseball... 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 baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Inning is a town in the district of Erding in Bavaria in Germany. ...


Lance played 15 games for the Lancaster JetHawks in 2003, going 6-5 with 59 strikeouts and a 3.82 ERA, before being moved up to the AA El Paso Diablos. He had 2 wins and 3 losses, 26 strikeouts, and a 6.10 ERA with the Diablos. His stats for the season were an 8-8 win-loss record, 85 strikeouts, and a 4.53 ERA in 135.2 innings. The Lancaster JetHawks are a minor league baseball team in Lancaster, California, USA. They are a high-A class team in the California League, and have been a farm team of the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2004. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The El Paso Diablos are a Independent Baseball team that began play in El Paso, Texas in 2005, but has roots going back to the late 19th Century. ...


Lance started 2004 with El Paso, going 2-3 with a 2.29 ERA in 10 games, including one of his best games on May 6, where he allowed 2 hits in 7 innings and struck out 10. In May, he was promoted to the AAA Tucson Sidewinders, where he had 1 win and 1 loss and a 1.77 ERA. On June 18, he was called up to the big leagues when pitcher Jose Valverde was placed on the disabled list. His first major league start was on June 19 against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He lost 11-4, and allowed 5 hits in 1 inning, and was sent back down to Tucson, where he was elected the Diamondbacks June minor league Pitcher of the Month. The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Minor League Baseball. ... League Pacific Coast League Division Pacific Conference Year founded 1969 Major League affiliation Arizona Diamondbacks Home ballpark Tucson Electric Park Previous home ballparks Hi Corbett Field City Tucson, Arizona Current uniform colors black, bronze, teal Previous uniform colors red, gold Logo design The wordmark Sidewinders in bronze outlined in black... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jose Rafael Valverde is a relief pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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...


After being brought back up to the majors on July 29, Lance beat the Houston Astros, 6-4 in 6.0 innings pitched. Lance struck out five, and recorded his first major league hit. He made a move to the bullpen after losing his next 2 games. From August 29 to September 11, batters only hit .136 off of Lance. He recorded his first big-league RBI on July 29. is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... 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. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2005, Lance appeared in 67 games for the D'backs. His 7 wins tied for fourth place among National League relief pitchers. Lance pitched 18.0 scoreless innings at the beginning, and on April 29, he recorded a career-high four strikeouts against the San Diego Padres. He compiled a 1.04 ERA in his last 9 games of the season. The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames Pads, Friars Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ...


On December 7, 2005, Lance was traded to the Atlanta Braves along with pitcher Óscar Villarreal for catcher Johnny Estrada. He made his first appearance for the Braves on April 3, 2006. After being demoted to the Richmond Braves on August 21, Cormier was called back up to the big league team four days later on August 25. is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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... Oscar Eduardo Villarreal (born November 22, 1981 in Nuevo León, Mexico) is a relief pitcher who currently plays for the Atlanta Braves (2006-present). ... Johnny Pulado Estrada III (born June 27, 1976 in Hayward, California), is a Major League Baseball player and a noted gay rights activist. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1966-Present) Minor League affiliations International League South Division Major League affiliation Atlanta Braves (1966-Present) Current uniform Name Richmond Braves (1966-Present) Ballpark The Diamond (1966-Present) Minor League titles League titles 1978, 1986, 1989, 1994 Division titles Owner(s)/Operated By: Atlanta Braves Manager... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cormier suffered an injury during spring training 2007 which kept him out for the season's first two months. In his season debut, he allowed 8 earned runs in only 4 innings against the Chicago Cubs. In his next start, he allowed 5 earned runs again against the Cubs. It was obvious that he needed more rehab, and was sent down to AAA Richmond. After pitching a complete game shutout in Richmond, Cormier was called up on August 2. He allowed 2 earned runs in relief against the Colorado Rockies on August 3. On August 11, his first start since June 3, Cormier allowed 4 runs in 4 innings and left with a no-decision. 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. ... 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 (1870-1889) (a. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1966-Present) Minor League affiliations International League South Division Major League affiliation Atlanta Braves (1966-Present) Current uniform Name Richmond Braves (1966-Present) Ballpark The Diamond (1966-Present) Minor League titles League titles 1978, 1986, 1989, 1994 Division titles Owner(s)/Operated By: Atlanta Braves Manager... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rocks, The Rox, Blake Street Bombers Ballpark Coors Field (1995–present) Mile High Stadium (1993-1994) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sources

  • Player page at MLB.com
  • Career Statistics at Baseball Reference.com

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