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Encyclopedia > Neal Cotts
Neal Cotts
Chicago Cubs — No. 46
Relief Pitcher
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Major League Baseball debut
August 12, 2003 for the Chicago White Sox
Selected MLB statistics
(through August 14, 2006)
Wins     10
ERA     4.00
Strike Outs     162
Teams

    Neal James Cotts (born March 25, 1980 in Belleville, Illinois) is a left-handed pitcher currently with the Chicago Cubs. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... WINS can refer to: Windows Internet Naming Service. ... 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) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2,3,4,9,11,16,19,72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) White Stockings <no city in official name, but based in Chicago> (1901-1903) Ballpark U.S. Cellular Field (1991–present) Comiskey... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... See also:2006 in sports, 2008 in sports, list of years in sports. Scheduled Events For scheduled events of football (soccer), see: 2007 in football (soccer) January 17-January 27 - The 2007 Winter Universiade, also known as the World Student Games, will take place in Turin, Italy January 24: 2007... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Belleville is a city in St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ...

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    College Career

    Cotts attended Illinois State University, and won first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors and was named to the ACBA All-Midwest Region team. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2nd round of the 2001 draft, becoming the second highest player drafted in the history of Illinois State. Illinois State University (usually abbreviated as ISU) is a public university in Normal, Illinois. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9,27,34,43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


    Pro Career

    Cotts spent the 2002 season in Class A Modesto of the California League, winning 12 games in 28 starts. Over the offseason, Cotts was traded to the White Sox in a six-player deal involving relief pitchers Billy Koch and Keith Foulke. 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. ... The California League is a minor league baseball league which operates throughout the state of California. ... 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 and/or fatigue. ... Billy Koch (born December 14, 1974 in Rockville Centre, New York) was a reliever in the MLB. // Career Billy Koch played college baseball for Clemson University from 1994-1996. ... Keith Charles Foulke (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a right-handed closer who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ...


    Cotts began the 2003 season ranked as the number three prospect in the White Sox farm system. He started his year in Class AA Birmingham, of the Southern League, going 9-6 with a 2.12 ERA, and 131 strikeouts. In July of 2003, Cotts started for the United States in Major League Baseball's Futures Game. He debuted for Chicago on August 12, 2003, starting against the Anaheim Angels and pitched 2.1 innings, allowing two runs, two hits and six walks. He received a no-decision in the game. On August 22, Cotts won his first game against the Texas Rangers, pitching five innings and allowing five hits. Cotts ended the season with a record of 1-1 and an 8.10 ERA. The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The Southern League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. ... 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. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The term Los Angeles Angels refers to two professional baseball teams: 1. ... An innings, or inning, is a fixed-length segment of a game in any of a variety of sports – most notably baseball and cricket – during which one team attempts to score while the other team attempts to prevent the first from scoring. ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... 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) Ballpark Ameriquest Field in Arlington (1994–present) a. ...


    In 2004, new manager Ozzie Guillen inserted Cotts into the bullpen. Cotts finished April with a 0.90 ERA, but from May-July had an ERA of 8.28. He finished the season with 65.1 innings pitched, a 4-4 record, and an ERA of 5.65. On June 18, Cotts got his first major league hit, a double, off Luis Ayala of the Montreal Expos. The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Ballpark RFK Stadium (2005–present) Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977-2004) Jarry Park (Montreal) (1969-1976) [3] The Expos played twenty...


    In 2005 Cotts went 4-0 while appearing in 69 games, throwing 60.1 innings and compiling a 1.94 ERA, 58 strikeouts, and yielding just 1 home run. MLB.com awarded Cotts the "Setup Man of the Year Award", an award determined by fan voting. In the American League Championship Series, Cotts was the only person to pitch out of the bullpen in the Sox 4-1 series win, throwing 2/3 of an inning in Game 1. Cotts pitched in all four games of the World Series and was the winning pitcher Game 2. The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... 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 himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... The 2005 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 2005 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Chicago White Sox against the Western Division champion Los Angeles Angels. ... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ...


    On November 16, 2006 Cotts was traded to the Chicago Cubs for relief pitcher David Aardsmaand minor league pitcher Carlos Vasquez. A David Aardsma autographed baseball card. ...


    Trivia

    Originally wore number 38 for the White Sox, but switched to number 46.


    After the White Sox clinched the division Cotts was asked if he prefers beer or champagne; he answered, "Whiskey." Whisky (or whiskey) is an alcoholic beverage distilled from grain, often including malt, which has then been aged in wooden barrels. ...


    External Reference


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    Baseball America - Finding His Command (976 words)
    But while the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Cotts was able to pitch through occasional location lapses in Double-A, major league hitters were not as forgiving, and Cotts was sent to the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League to further hone his control while also getting innings after missing five starts because of midseason shoulder soreness.
    Cotts, 23, was 9-7, 2.16 with Birmingham in his first season in the White Sox organization after being obtained from Oakland in the Billy Koch-Keith Foulke deal on Dec. 3, 2002.
    Cotts struck out six in 5 2/3 innings in his second start, a 6-4 no-decision against the Rangers on Aug. 17, leaving after an Alex Rodriquez homer tied the game.
    Neal Cotts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (472 words)
    Neal James Cotts (born March 25, 1980 in Belleville, Illinois) is a left-handed pitcher currently with the Chicago Cubs.
    Cotts attended Illinois State University, and won first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors and was named to the ACBA All-Midwest Region team.
    On November 16, 2006 Cotts was traded to the Chicago Cubs for relief pitcher David Aardsma and minor league pitcher Carlos Vasquez.
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