Dustin Nippert

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Dustin Nippert
Doosan Bears – No. 40
Starting pitcher
Born: (1981-05-06) May 6, 1981 (age 33)
Wheeling, West Virginia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 8, 2005 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
KBO: April 2, 2011 for the Doosan Bears
MLB statistics
(through 2010 season)
Win–loss record 14–16
Earned run average 5.31
Strikeouts 214
KBO statistics
(through July 18, 2013)
Win-Loss 36-20
Earned run average 2.99
Strikeouts 367
Teams

Dustin David Nippert (born May 6, 1981, in Wheeling, West Virginia) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Doosan Bears of the Korea Baseball Organization. He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball.

Early career[edit]

Nippert grew up in the small Ohio town of Beallsville, where he played baseball for Beallsville High School. He attended West Virginia University, where he played college baseball for the Mountaineers in 2002. [1]

Professional career[edit]

Major League Baseball[edit]

Nippert was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft in the 15th round and made his major league debut on September 8, 2005. On March 28, 2008, he was traded to the Texas Rangers for Jose Marte.

On June 29, 2008, Nippert threw a seven-inning no-hitter for Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks against the Omaha Royals.

Dustin Nippert was able to shake off a scary incident on July 19, 2010 when he was hit on the side of the head by a line drive hit by Austin Jackson against the Detroit Tigers. The ball was hit so hard that it ricocheted off of his head and past third base into left field. Nippert walked off the field smiling to a standing ovation in Detroit but was placed on the 15-day DL after the game.

Korea Baseball Organization[edit]

On March 3, 2011, Nippert signed with the Doosan Bears in the Korea Baseball Organization.[2] Due to his solid performances in a Doosan uniform, Doosan fans have christened him "the Jesus of Seoul," a nickname he shares with Ben Jukich of LG Twins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Virginia University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Axisa, Mike. "Dustin Nippert Signed With Team In Korea". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

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