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Encyclopedia > Steve Trachsel
Steve Trachsel
Chicago Cubs — No. 52
Starting Pitcher
Born: October 31, 1970 (1970-10-31) (age 37)
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
September 191993 for the Chicago Cubs
Selected MLB statistics
(through September 11, 2007)
Win-Loss     140-153
Earned Run Average     4.31
Strikeouts     1567
Teams

Stephen Christopher Trachsel (born October 31, 1970 in Oxnard, California) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher with the Chicago Cubs. 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 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 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. ... For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... 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 (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... 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... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Ventura County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Ventura Government  - Mayor Dr. Thomas E. Holden Area  - City  36. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... 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 (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 (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ...


Trachsel graduated from Troy High School in Fullerton, California in 1988. He attended Fullerton College and Long Beach State University. In 1991, he led Long Beach to a spot in the College World Series. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1991 and made his major league debut in 1993. Troy High School is a combined public and magnet school located in Fullerton, California, USA, well-known for its Troy Tech and International Baccalaureate programs. ... Location of Fullerton within Orange County, California, U.S. Coordinates: , Country State County Orange Government  - Mayor Shawn Nelson Area  - City  22. ... Fullerton College, in Fullerton, California, is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California, having been established in 1913. ... California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach!) is the largest campus of the California State University system and the second largest university in the state of California. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... 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 (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ...


In 1996, he was named to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and posted a career-best 3.03 ERA. In 1999, his ERA rose to a career-worst 5.56, his 18 losses were two worse than any pitcher that season and the Cubs let him go. Spending 2000 in the American League, he posted another 15 losses and his start with the Mets in 2001 was so poor (including becoming the only pitcher in Mets history to allow four home runs in one inning), he was sent to the minor leagues. Upon returning to the Mets, his career was reborn. He finished 2001 well and continued to shine in 2002 when he had a 3.37 ERA. His success continued with 16 wins (including his 100th career win) in 2003. However, after starting well in 2004, he suffered a herniated disc in his back, the first major injury of his career, which also cost him much of the 2005 season. He underwent a discectomy in March 2005 and returned for the final six starts of the season, posting a league-average 4.14 ERA and going 1-4. The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 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 following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... This article is about the baseball concept. ... Minor leagues in the sense intended in this article are professional sports leagues which are not regarded as the premier leagues in those sports. ... 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 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 2004 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... A discectomy is a surgical procedure where an extravasated segment of the intervertebral disc, which is causing pain by stressing the spinal cord or radiating nerves, is dissected. ...


In 2006, Trachsel recovered to start 30 games and tied Tom Glavine for the team lead with 15 wins, despite an earned run average near five. On September 18, 2006, he had one of his best performances of the season as the Mets clinched the National League Eastern Division Championship. He also started the clincher of the NLDS but was shaky and removed in the 4th inning. In Game 3 of the NLCS, he gave up five runs in just one inning before being hit by a hard ground ball. The Mets lost the game 5-0. The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The 2006 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Sunday October 8, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... The 2006 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on October 12 and ended on October 19; it was scheduled to begin on October 11, but was postponed a day due to inclement weather. ...


Trachsel was signed by the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent on February 12, 2007 after Orioles starter, and fellow former Mets righthander, Kris Benson was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff and will miss all of the 2007 season. On August 31, 2007, Trachsel rejoined the Chicago Cubs by being traded for minor league players Rocky Cherry and Scott Moore. is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Kristin James Benson (born November 7, 1974 in Superior, Wisconsin) was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Baltimore Orioles in 2006. ... The rotator cuff (rotor cuff) is an anatomical term given to the group of muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... 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 (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Rocky Ty Cherry (born August 19, 1979 in Dallas, Texas) is a current pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... Scott Moore (born November 17, 1983 in Long Beach, California) is a current infielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ...


Trivia

  • Trachsel has a well-earned reputation, aided by more than one SportsCenter highlights package, for being one of the slowest-working pitchers in baseball, earning the nickname "The Human Rain Delay" (previously given to Mike Hargrove for his deliberately slow at-bats).[citation needed]
  • Trachsel gave up Mark McGwire's record-breaking 62nd home run in the now infamous 1998 home run chase. He also gave up McGwire's 65th and final home run of 1999.
  • Trachsel has also given up both of Brewers pitcher Jeff Suppan's career homers.
  • Trachsel led all Chicago Cubs pitchers in wins in the 1990s.
  • Trachsel led all New York Mets pitchers in wins in the 2000s.
  • After being designated for assignment by the Mets in May of 2001, Trachsel pitched a no-hitter for the Norfolk Tides of the International League. [1]
  • Chris Berman's nickname for him is Steve "Blood on the" Trachsel, a reference to the Blood on the Tracks album by Bob Dylan

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... Dudley Michael Hargrove (born October 26, 1949 in Perryton, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball player and was last manager of the Seattle Mariners. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... 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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... Jeffrey Scot Suppan (born January 2, 1975, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... League International League Division South Division Year founded 1961 Major League affiliation Baltimore Orioles Home ballpark Harbor Park Previous home ballparks Met Park City Norfolk, Virginia Current uniform colors blue, powder blue, navy blue, black, red Previous uniform colors Logo design The wordmark Tides in navy blue with powder blue... Christopher (Boomer) James Berman (born May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a sportscaster, who anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, U.S. Open golf, and other programming on ESPN. He joined ESPN a month after its founding and has been with the network since. ... Blood on the Tracks is a 1975 album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. ... This article is about the recording artist. ...

See also

  • Tampa Bay Devil Rays all-time roster

The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays franchise. ...

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Steve Trachsel at ESPN.com

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Steve Trachsel : USAToday.com - Steve Trachsel Biography from USAToday.com (375 words)
ET Steve Trachsel took the loss to the Marlins after giving up five runs in 4 1/3 innings today.
Trachsel, who was picked up on Aug. 31, went 1-3 with a 8.15 ERA in his four starts for the club.
Trachsel has been terrible since joining the Cubs and is a very risky option, even against the Marlins.
Fantasy Baseball Profile - Steve Trachsel (0 words)
Trachsel was forced to leave the first game of today's doubleheader in the third inning after being hit in the pitching hand by a line drive.
Steve Trachsel was bothered by a tight muscle in the back of his right shouder yesterday that limited his command and velocity, according to the New York Daily News.
Steve Trachsel said he thinks he will be able to pitch tomorrow, despite a spasm in his right shoulder and a blister on his right index finger.
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