Brian Shouse

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Brian Shouse
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Born: (1968-09-26) September 26, 1968 (age 45)
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 31, 1993 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2009 for the Tampa Bay Rays
Career statistics
Win–loss record 13–10
Earned run average 3.72
Strikeouts 233
Teams

Brian Douglas Shouse (born September 26, 1968) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher. Starting in 2001, Shouse pitched with a distinctive sidearm delivery, which replaced his earlier, more traditional, overhand delivery.

Career[edit]

He grew up in Effingham, Illinois. Shouse played college baseball at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois from 1987 until 1990, when he signed with the Pirates after being drafted in the 13th round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft. He is in the Bradley Braves Hall of Fame.

Shouse made his Major League debut in 1993, appearing in 6 games that season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He would then spend several years in the minor leagues of the Pirates and Baltimore Orioles organizations and would not appear in the major leagues again until 1998, with the Boston Red Sox. Again, Shouse would experience a long drought from the major leagues after 1998 bouncing around the minor league organizations of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets and Houston Astros. His next MLB appearance would be in 2002 with the Kansas City Royals.

Shouse finally broke into the Majors to stay with the Texas Rangers, where he played from 2003-2006. During that time, he was effective as a reliever, earning 34 holds in 3+ years. As he began his fourth year with the Rangers, Shouse was traded in May to the Brewers for minor league prospect Enrique Cruz.

From 2006 through 2008, Shouse was a reliable member of the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen. He was usually used as a left-handed specialist along with his teammate Mitch Stetter. On February 10, 2009, Shouse signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays with an option for 2010. On November 18, 2009 Shouse's option was declined by the Tampa Bay Rays.[1] On January 13, 2010, Shouse agreed to a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox.[2] He was released on March 26. On July 5, 2010, Shouse agreed to a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.[3]

Shouse retired on December 1, 2010.[4]

Shouse used the Tears for Fears song "Shout" as his entrance music.

Personal[edit]

He and his wife Trish have 3 daughters, Haleigh, Emmy, and Daisy

Has a brother that works at State Farm named Mark Shouse.

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