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Encyclopedia > Mike MacDougal

Robert Meiklejohn MacDougal (born March 5, 1977 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Kansas City Royals (since 2001). He bats and throws right-handed. March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign just to the south of the Las Vegas Strip welcoming visitors to the city City nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World Location of Las Vegas in Nevada County Clark Mayor Oscar B. Goodman Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 293. ... A relief pitcher warms up in the bullpen as the game goes on A relief pitcher or reliever is a baseball or softball pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness or fatigue. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Kansas City Royals American League AAA Omaha Royals AA Wichita Wranglers A High Desert Mavericks Burlington Bees R Arizona Royals Idaho Falls Chukars The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ...

A former star pitcher for Wake Forest University, MacDougal began his career as a starting pitcher but suffered a fractured skull late in the 2001 season when he was struck in the head by a bat that had escaped from the hand of Carlos Beltr├ín. He lost feeling in his right arm and was unable to pitch for three months. In 2003 the Royals turned him into a closer. He recorded 24 saves by midseason and made the American League All-Star team. Wake Forest University is a private university that is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is known for its programs in the liberal arts. ... 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. ... See also: 2000 in sports, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... Carlos Ivan Beltrán (born April 24, 1977) is a Major League Baseball player for the New York Mets. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June April 4 - Sammy Sosa hits his 500th career home run off Cincinnati Reds pitcher Scott Sullivan in the seventh inning at Great American Ball Park, becoming only the 18th player in Major League Baseball history to... Closer is the name of: An album by Joy Division; A song and remix album by Nine Inch Nails; An album by Josh Groban; A 2004 movie directed by Mike Nichols and written by Patrick Marber based on Marbers 1997 play. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ...

MacDougald struggled with flu-like symptoms in spring training in 2004, causing him to lose weight and, as a result, to lose velocity off his fastball, which had been clocked as high as 103 miles per hour. He lost his job as the Royals' closer to Jeremy Affeldt and spent much of the 2004 season in the minor leagues. However, early in 2005, he was reinstalled as the closer after Affeldt himself was injured. Negatively stained flu virions. ... See also: 2003 in sports, other events of 2004, 2005 in sports, list of years in sports. // Events On January 28, International Olympic Committee Vice-President Kim Un-yong is arrested on charges of corruption in Seoul. ... The fastball is the most common type of pitch in baseball. ... Jeremy David Affeldt (born June 6, 1979) is a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor leagues are baseball leagues which are at a lower pay level and generally play in smaller cities and towns than Major League Baseball. ... See also: 2004 in sports, 2005 in baseball, other events of 2005, 2006 in sports, list of years in sports. // Athletics Mens 100 metres - Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new world record of 9. ... Jeremy David Affeldt (born June 6, 1979) is a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. ...

In a four-season career, MacDougal has a 5-8 record with 28 saves and a 4.42 ERA. In baseball statistics, earned run average (denoted by ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...

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Mike MacDougal has his own way of dealing with the situation, though it had never really come to the forefront as much as it did on March 12.
MacDougal was a good enough prospect as a high-school pitcher that the Baltimore Orioles drafted him in the 20th round.
MacDougal still has a few more scores to settle before he moves on to the pros, whether that be this year or next.
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