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Encyclopedia > Mark Mulder
Mark Mulder

St. Louis Cardinals — No. 30
Starting pitcher
Born: August 5, 1977 (1977-08-05) (age 30)
Bats: Left Throws: Left 
Major League Baseball debut
April 182000 for the Oakland Athletics
Selected MLB statistics
(through 2007)
Win-Loss     103-60
Earned Run Average     4.18
Strikeouts     832
Teams

Mark Alan Mulder (born August 5, 1977 in South Holland, Illinois) is a left-handed starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball. After playing for Michigan State University, Mulder was selected by the Oakland Athletics with the second overall pick in the 1998 MLB amateur draft. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... 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 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th 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 baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... South Holland is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... People who are left-handed are more dextrous with their left hand than with their right hand: they will probably also use their left hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ... 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 (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... 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. ... A (sports) draft is the process by which professional sports teams select players not contracted to any team, often from colleges or amateur ranks. ...


Mulder was quickly placed on the fast track to the major leagues and made his major-league debut on April 18, 2000; he was still only 22 years old and had less than two seasons of minor-league experience. He had a rocky start to his MLB career, going 9-10 with a 5.44 ERA. is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


In 2001, Mulder played his first full major-league season and quickly became a dominant pitcher. Leading the American League with 21 wins, he was in contention for a Cy Young Award, anchoring a powerful Oakland rotation along with Barry Zito and Tim Hudson, called the "Big Three". He continued to do well in 2002, winning 19 games and striking out a career-high 159 batters in 207.1 innings. Limited by injuries in 2003, he would only log 26 starts, he still won 15 games and had a career-best 3.13 earned run average. 2004 was a rough year for Mulder; he had a higher ERA and walked more batters. The A's traded him to the St. Louis Cardinals on December 18, 2004, for pitchers Danny Haren and Kiko Calero, and minor league catcher Daric Barton. The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... 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. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Timothy Adam Hudson (born July 14, 1975 in Columbus, Georgia) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves. ... 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. ... Barry Bonds batting Photo:Agência Brasil In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for ones team. ... 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 following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... For other uses, see Game (disambiguation). ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel John (Danny) Haren (born September 17, 1980 in Monterey Park, California) is a baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Oakland Athletics. ... Kiko Calero is a baseball relief pitcher who currently plays for the Oakland As. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Daric W. Barton (born August 16, 1985 in Springfield, Vermont) is a minor league baseball player currently in the Oakland Athletics organization. ...


Mulder, Hudson, and Zito were able to carry their team to the postseason four seasons in a row, from 2000 to 2003. Mulder competed in the playoffs in 2001 and 2002, logging two starts each against the New York Yankees (2001) and the Minnesota Twins (2002). He carried over his strong regular-season performance by pitching 24 innings in the four playoff starts, with an ERA of 2.25 and 19 strikeouts. A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion. ... 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 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... For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ...


On the mound, Mulder shows impressive durability and has logged at least 200 innings pitched in two of the last four seasons (2004, 2005), before his shoulder injury. Complementing his low-90s fastball with a slider, curveball, sinker, and changeup, he can pitch with both power and finesse. The pitcher moves forward off the rubber as the pitch is released. ... -1... 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 does not cite any references or sources. ... In baseball, a sinker is a type of fastball pitch similar to the two-seam fastball which has significant downward movement. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Mulder began the 2006 season strong, with a 5-1 record and 3.69 ERA through May 17. However, his next six starts were mediocre to awful, and his ERA ballooned to 6.09. He turned out to be suffering from rotator cuff and shoulder problems, and the Cardinals placed him on the disabled list June 23. In August he was taken off the disabled list and made several starts in the minors. On August 23, he made his first start ML start in two months and gave up 9 runs, all of which were earned, in 3 innings.


After undergoing rotator cuff surgery, and with a return for the opening of the 2007 season unlikely, Mulder's future with the Cardinals looked somewhat uncertain in the 2007 offseason. However, despite being offered comparable deals with the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers, Mulder re-signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on January 10, to a two-year $13 million contract, with performance-based incentives and a club option that could take the deal to three years at a possible $45 million. For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...


After being re-activated on September 5, 2007, he continued to struggle with his command, losing all three of his starts with an ERA of 12.27. In that time, he pitched only 11 innings, and gave up 22 hits and seven walks. This prompted an MRI scan, which led the team to the conclusion that Mulder needed additional clean-up rotator cuff surgery. He is expected to recover from surgery in time for Spring Training in 2008. Mark started the 2008 season on the disabled list. is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Trivia

  • Mark drives a black Cadillac Escalade.

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Accomplishments

  • Led American League in wins in 2001 (21)
  • Led American League pitchers in complete games in 2003 (9) and 2004 (5)
  • Led American League in shutouts in 2001 (4) and 2003 (2)
  • American League All-Star, 2003 and 2004

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See also

  • List of Major League Baseball wins champions

Major League Baseball recognizes win champions among pitchers in the American League and National League each season. ...

References

  1. ^ Boxscore of Mulder's 10-inning game.
  2. ^ Game recap with Mulder's first career Home run.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube
  • Mark Mulder page at stlcardinals.scout.com
Preceded by
Tim Hudson & David Wells
American League Wins Champion
2001
Succeeded by
Barry Zito
Preceded by
Esteban Loaiza
American League All-Star Game Starting Pitcher
2004
Succeeded by
Mark Buehrle

  Results from FactBites:
 
The Ballplayers - Mark Mulder | BaseballLibrary.com (4842 words)
Mulder sidelined by rotator cuff strain: Currently in the Minor Leagues on a rehab assignment, Mark Mulder was diagnosed with a mild rotator cuff strain of his left shoulder on Wednesday morning, and is now set to rest for the next week to 10 days before a re-evaluation.
Mulder is back on the sidelines: The Cardinals hesitate to call it another setback in the ongoing saga of Mark Mulder's two-year recovery from a shoulder injury, but Wednesday's decision to sideline the lefty for a week or more is at least a sidetrack.
Mulder suffers setback in rehab: While the Cardinals were staging a dramatic victory over the Rockies on Monday night, Mark Mulder toiled against the Rockies' Triple-A team, pitching for the Memphis Redbirds in a loss that may have set his rehabilitation back a bit.
Mark Mulder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (569 words)
Mark Alan Mulder (born August 5, 1977 in South Holland, Illinois) is a left-handed starting pitcher for the St.
Mulder was quickly placed on the fast track to the major leagues and made his major-league debut on April 18, 2000; he was still only 22 years old and had less than two seasons of minor-league experience.
Mulder, Hudson, and Zito were able to carry their team to the postseason four seasons in a row, from 2000 to 2003.
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