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Encyclopedia > Paul LoDuca

Paul Anthony Lo Duca [Lah-Duke-uh] (born April 12, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Florida Marlins (2004-present). Previously, Lo Duca played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1994-2004). He bats and throws right handed. April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The Florida Marlins are a Major League Baseball team based in Miami, Florida, USA. They are in the Eastern Division of the National League. ... Brooklyn Dodgers redirects here. ...


Lo Duca broke onto the scene with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2001, with a great season, which lead many to compare him to former Dodger Mike Piazza. But since 2002, he disappointed those expectations, and developed into, in some critics' eyes, nothing more than an average every day catcher (even though he actually performs significantly better than average, when catchers are looked at as a group). Lo Duca was sent to the Florida Marlins at the 2004 trading deadline, a deal many speculated was a set up to a three-way trade involving the Marlins, the New York Yankees, and the Arizona Diamondbacks, with the centerpiece of the trading being left handed ace, Randy Johnson. However, the deal did not materialize (although the Diamondbacks did ultimately trade Johnson to the Yankees the subsequent offseason). This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 16 - Outfielders Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in their first year on the ballot. ... Mike Piazza in episode 3 of The Apprentice 2, promoting Crest toothpaste in NYC, with competitor Elizabeth. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... The Arizona Diamondbacks are a Major League Baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Johnson tossing out a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park Randall David Randy Johnson (born September 10, 1963 in Walnut Creek, California), also known as The Big Unit, is a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...


In an eight-year career, Lo Duca is a .286 hitter with 62 home runs and 326 RBI in 680 games. Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) 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 for each runner who was already on... 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. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...


At the start of each game, Paul writes the initials "LL" in the dirt behind home plate, in memory of his mother Luci.


Highlights

  • 3-time All-Star (2003-05)

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. ...

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Roto Times Fantasy Sports (246 words)
Paul Lo Duca was back in the lineup on Monday after missing two games with a hamstring injury, according to the AP.
Paul Lo Duca re-injured his right hamstring while running out a ground ball Wednesday and said it's unlikely he'll return to full strength by the end of the season, according to the Miami Herald.
Paul Lo Duca, who is nursing a hamstring injury, was not in the starting lineup Monday, according to the AP.
Serious Baseball: No Randy...No Problem (1453 words)
I'm sure Paul DePodesta, General Manager of the LA Dodgers, planned on trading newly acquired pitcher Brad Penny, and 1B Hee Seop Choi (both from the Florida Marlins), to Arizona for Steve Finley and The Big Unit-Randy Johnson.
Next, we go to Paul LoDuca, who was having a fabulous season for LA; and we discuss him replacing Mike Redmond out in Florida.
And since were discussing Paul LoDuca, lets look at who will be replacing him in LA. The new catcher in LA will be Brent Mayne (1.1, 255/333/340, 18/13).
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