When Someone Does Something Special About Your Favorite Player At His Position, You’ve Simply GOTTA Reblog It!
And So, Here It Is!!!
Thursday October 18th, 2012
Alex Mednick (Baseball Analyst and Writer):
The legend of Chris Carpenter started as a 19-year-old pitching for the Medicine Hat Blue Jays in 1994. He was the 15th overall pick by the World Series Champion Toronto Blue Jays in the 1993 draft. He was a physical specimen built to stand atop a 9.5” hill and stare down at hitters as they stared back at his 6 foot, 6 inch frame. Drafted out of Manchester, New Hampshire, the 19-year-old already had a plus fastball and a nice curveball. By 1997, at the age of 22, Chris Carpenter had broken into the Toronto Blue Jays rotation and was pitching against the best hitters in the world.
As a mid-season call up in 1997, Carpenter struggled in Toronto, hosting an ERA above 5.00 and a record of 3-7 over 13 games. His role in Toronto was mostly to…
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I’m glad Carpenter was highlighted. You know, the Cardinals have a very serious responsibility in ensuring that the Giants do not go to the World Series in 2012.
I’m Glad He Was, Also.
My Two Favorite Pitchers EVER EVER: Bret Saberhagen AND Chris Carpenter 🙂
And YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT! If The Giants Go, I’ll Be Rooting For DETROIT! hahaha