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  Middle relief pitcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball, middle relief pitchers are relief pitchers who commonly pitch in the 6th or 7th innings or in situations where several innings worth of work is required (such as extra innings or when the starter is pulled early in the game).
The 8th and 9th innings are generally reserved for specialty pitchers (such a left-handed specialists, setup pitchers or closers) but middle relief pitchers may work these innings as well, especially if the game is not close.
In the Major Leagues, middle relief pitchers are often minor leaguers who are being auditioned for more important roles with the club.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Middle_relief_pitcher   (216 words)

 Encyclopedia: Relief pitcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a...
Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969), nicknamed Mo, is a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees, a surefire future Hall of Famer considered by many to be The Greatest Closer of All-Time.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Relief-pitcher   (1030 words)

 ABLonline.org | Pitching Rules
402.2 When a relief pitcher enters a game in the middle of an inning, his grade is raised one (1) letter against the first and only the first batter he faces, resetting to his normal grade for each batter he faces thereafter.
Pitchers may not be advanced beyond the A letter grade.
A pitcher's grade can continue to be reduced by one (1) letter grade for every five (5) earned runs allowed in a consecutive nine-out period.
www.ablonline.org /rules/pitch.html   (671 words)

 Baseball Closers | Relief Pitchers | Mariano Rivera | Facts | Records | Eric Gagne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The job of a closer in baseball is to finish off games and shutdown late inning rallies when his team has the lead.
A good closing relief pitcher has strong nerves and is able to get a lot of strikeouts and doesn't let batters get on base or put the ball in play.
Every time a relief pitcher "closes" a tight game, he is given credit for a save.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p5834.htm   (362 words)

 How do you read a Relief Pitcher's card ???????????????? - Topic Powered by Groupee Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
W (or N) specifies that the pitcher is W or N powered (as a hitter.) R (or L or S) specifies which side of the plate the pitcher hits from.
If a relief pitcher is rated "N" for closer endurance, he should not be used as a closer.
Your pitcher will be in a "closer situation" whenever you have the lead in the 9th inning or later and the tying run is on base or at bat.
forums.sportingnews.com /groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/729601564/m/577108122/r/335103322   (2341 words)

 Handicapping Tools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Relief pitcher Nelson Cruz (shoulder) is sidelined indefinitely.
Relief pitcher Kiko Calero (6/29, ruptured knee tendon) is on the 60-day disabled list and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Relief pitcher Robb Nen (3/30, shoulder) is on the 15-day disabled li st and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
www.nonstopsports.com /ktrs/bsball/injury.html   (972 words)

 Relief pitcher Article, Reliefpitcher Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A relief pitcher or reliever is a baseball or softball pitcher who enters the gameafter the starting pitcher is removed due to injury,ineffectiveness or fatigue.
In the early years of the sport, relief pitchers were generally former starting pitchers who no longer had the endurance tothrow for several innings.
Some of today's best known relief pitchers are John Smoltz, Eric Gagne, and MarianoRivera.
www.anoca.org /pitchers/pitch/relief_pitcher.html   (200 words)

 Rob Neyer
His 2.52 ERA is the lowest for any pitcher who pitched most of his career after 1920.
Since he was a relief pitcher during most of his career, he managed to qualify for the ERA title only twice.
Wilhelm was a tremendous pitcher when his knuckleball was working, which was basically always.
www.robneyer.com /book_03_BAL.html   (1216 words)

 ESPN.com: John Wetteland Career Notes
Finished third in the AL in games finished, lowest batting average allowed in relief and least baserunners allowed per nine innings in relief; fifth in saves; sixth in save opportunities and save percentage; seventh in blown saves; and eighth in relief ERA.
Became the first pitcher in major league history to follow up a zero save season (1991) with two 35+ save seasons...
Earned the Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Month award for July after recording 10 saves and two wins in 12 appearances for the Expos...
espn.go.com /mlb/profiles/notes/4164.html   (644 words)

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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Let's face it, relief pitchers sit around in the bullpen secluded from prying eyes for six or seven innings with nothing to do but talk to each other.
When a relief pitcher is waved in from the bullpen, it usually means the starting pitcher is in trouble.
Goose Gossage of the New York Yankees was an intimidating relief pitcher.
www.knoxstudio.com /shns/story.cfm?pk=BBO-RELIEVERS-04-21-05&cat=BA   (678 words)

 The Official Forum - Winning Pitcher - Starter/Relief
A relief pitcher comes on and holds that 1 run lead until the end of the game.
Is the relief pitcher the "pitcher of record" when we take the lead?
Rich is right, you are the pitcher of record and the relief pitcher gets a save.
www.officialforum.com /showthread.php?postid=53254   (164 words)

 BIOPROJ.SABR.ORG :: The Baseball Biography Project.
Fred Marberry, one of the best pitchers in baseball for a decade, was the first great hurler to be used primarily as a relief pitcher.
One of the more interesting stories on the 1923 Senators was Allan Russell, previously a pitcher for several years with the Red Sox and Yankees, and one of the few pitchers still allowed to throw a spitball.
This time he was used exclusively as a relief pitcher, setting records with 55 relief appearances and 39 games finished.
bioproj.sabr.org /bioproj.cfm?a=v&v=l&bid=369&pid=8804   (2032 words)

 BTF's Baseball Primer Newsblog Discussion :: At Home Plate: Bundy: What Makes a Good Relief Pitcher?
For example, if a pitcher comes into a game with runners on first and second and two outs and allows a bases clearing doublem, he was not very "effective." If he comes in with 2 outs and no one on and allows a double, no problem.
Again, VORP for batters or for pitchers or an ERC turned into a VOPR-like stat is strictly a context neutral "theoretical value" type of stat and nothing necessarily to do with actual value produced (although it will obviously correlate well with actual value produced, especially as you increase sample size).
Except if there is reason to believe that the first pitcher in question is more likely to give up the double with the runners on than he is with the bases empty (or is more likely to give up that double than the second pitcher).
www.baseballthinkfactory.org /files/newsstand/discussion/32910   (2651 words)

 Marshfield News Herald - Relief pitcher clutch as Medford ousts Witt-Birn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
WITTENBERG - Relief pitcher Casey Fitzgerald gets stressed at the plate, but is calm on the mound.
Losing pitcher Katie Betry lined out to the third baseman, who promptly threw to first base for the double play to end the inning.
Relief pitcher Casey Fitzgerald went 42Ú3 innings to pick up the win.
www.wisinfo.com /newsherald/mnhsports/286506771340141.shtml   (832 words)

 Relief Pitcher
Now the frontman in the crusade for third-world debt relief, the guy from U2 explains his transformation from international pop star to world-class wonk.
I'm aware that it's a lot more glamorous to be on the barricade with a handkerchief around your nose than it is to be at the meeting with a briefcase and a bowler hat, but I think that we're getting more done this way.
At one point Jim, who started an early initiative calling for relief on a smaller scale, got out of the headlock and turned to me and said, "So, you were knighted." And I'm going: "No, no, I'm the good cop.
partners.nytimes.com /library/magazine/home/20001008mag-qa-bono.html   (895 words)

 Jerry Dipoto, Relief Pitcher for the Colorado Rockies
Jerry Dipoto, Relief Pitcher for the Colorado Rockies
Jerry Dipoto, to date, is the only athlete reported to have hurt a disk at the neck level of his spinal column.
Mark Mulder, pitcher of the Oakland As, has had a season-ending disk injury in his back.
www.webmd.com /content/article/36/1676_52575.htm   (959 words)

 ESPN.com: Jose Mesa Career Notes
Finished fourth in the AL Rolaids Relief pitcher standings...
Second in lowest batting average allowed in relief with runners in scoring position...
Ranked second in the AL with 51 appearances and 73.0 relief innings and third with seven relief wins...
espn.go.com /mlb/profiles/notes/4143.html   (498 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Relief pitcher Urbina charged with attempted murder
CARACAS, Venezuela – Free agent relief pitcher Ugueth Urbina was formally charged Wednesday with attempted murder and will remain in prison while he is tried, his lawyer said.
His lawyer, Jose Luis Tamayo, has called the arrest "inexplicable" and says the pitcher was sleeping at the time of the attack.
Tamayo said the pitcher surprised the workers by showing up at the ranch that night while they were bathing in the pool without permission.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/baseball/20051109-2037-bbo-urbinacharged.html   (291 words)

 KTXL Scoreboard
Relief pitcher Everett Stull (right eye) will miss the remainder of the season.
Relief pitcher Kerry Ligtenberg (3/28, elbow) and first baseman Andres Galarraga (2/15, cancer) will miss the entire season.
Relief pitcher Darrell Einertson (3/26, right shoulder tendinitis) is on the 15-day disabled list.
www.tms.tribune.com /sports/ktxl/mlb_injuries.html   (299 words)

 Balls, Sticks, & Stuff: Deciding on a Relief Pitcher
Left vs. right is not a consideration as the pitcher's slot is up, and Jack McKeon, if he hasn't crystallized on the bench, is sure to pinch hit.
Which pitcher would you choose to bring in, A or B? Obviously, this rally needs to be snuffed out, and based on the numbers above, Relief Pitcher A seems to be the best choice.
Pitchers have labels such as closer, and set-up man, and therefore, they are to be used in those roles.
www.ballssticksstuff.com /2005/03/you_be_aka_oni.html   (1856 words)

 Weekly Standard, The: Relief pitcher: meet the U.N. official who called us "stingy."   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A NORWEGIAN DIPLOMAT, Jan Egeland, is the United Nations' undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs and chief emergency relief coordinator.
"We are the greatest contributor to international relief efforts in the world." A reporter read Egeland's quotes from the Washington Times story to President Bush and asked for his reaction.
Look at the transcript, and one sees that Egeland refers to "we," or to the "rich countries," or to the "populations" of the United States and European Union.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0RMQ/is_17_10/ai_n11836138   (1440 words)

 KAC 2004 FANTASY BASEBALL - RELIEF PITCHER RANKINGS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There is a good reason why many fantasy publications devote entire chapters to relief pitchers, and who will close, who is next in line, and who is waiting in the wings.
Art was one of the better 7th/8th inning pitchers for two years running in Seattle, with years of 1.72/.85 and 2.34/.84 in 2001-02, averaging well over a strikeout per inning each time.
A power pitcher who relies on fastballs and sliders, Kolb is spending this spring adding a change-up to his arsenal.
www.geocities.com /kac1999/relievers04.html   (4073 words)

 TB editions - stats
Beginning with TB4, the overall rating of pitchers is governed partly by a decision factor (my term) that is relatively high for pitchers with more wins, losses, and saves and low for pitchers with fewer such decisions.
The rationale is that a high or low rate of officially scored wins, losses, and saves indicates a pitcher who worked when each run was more or less valuable than league-average; that is, a pitcher whose work was more or less important than league-average.
TB rates those 37 Adjusted Relief Runs equivalent to 65 average runs because Hiller's work in 1973 is rated that much more important than average.
world.std.com /~pgw/tb.registers.html   (1757 words)

 Ron Kline -- Was star relief pitcher with Pirates
Ron Kline, a relief pitcher, spent 17 seasons over 19 years in Major League Baseball, compiling a 114-144 record and 108 saves.
From 1952 to 1961, he was used mainly as a starting pitcher.
He had just 5 starts over the remainder of his career, becoming a top relief pitcher in baseball.
www.historicbaseball.com /players/k/kline_ron.html   (246 words)

 Twins relief pitcher Juan Rincon will have to wait to clear his name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Twins Venezuelan relief pitcher Juan Rincon will have to wait to clear his name hoped to unload a heavy burden Wednesday...
Setlik said he made the request to have the hearing pushed back because his Chicago-based office has not received all the information it is seeking from Rincon's native Venezuela to build the pitcher's case.
That ties an American League record for most consecutive victories to start a career by a relief pitcher.
www.vheadline.com /printer_news.asp?id=37849   (559 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - relief pitcher
Save (baseball) : relief pitchers known for saves
Fingers, Rollie, born in 1946, American baseball player, who was the top relief pitcher for the powerful Oakland Athletics teams of the 1970s.
Wilhelm, Hoyt (1923-2002), American baseball player, the first relief pitcher inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
ca.encarta.msn.com /relief_pitcher.html   (151 words)

 Former starter McDowell comfortable in relief pitcher’s role - August 29, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ERIE — For former Bucknell Bison pitcher Kevin McDowell, his approach to a professional baseball career has been simple.
He finished with a 4-1 mark that was accompanied by an outstanding ERA of 1.91 in conference games.
As some pitchers move up, they feel they have to change something to continue to be successful.
www.dailyitem.com /archive/2004/0829/sports/stories/01sports.htm   (898 words)

 Coin-Op Museum: Relief Pitcher
The three-button control allows each pitch to be a fastball, curveball, or special pitch and the joystick controls the location and movement.
The player can choose to play a normal baseball game from start to finish or play as a relief pitcher, and finish up computer generated games starting in the 8th or 9th inning of each.
Curiously, when creating your pitcher, one of the special pitches you can choose from is a "Rising Fastball".
www.klov.com /R/Relief_Pitcher.html   (543 words)

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