Graham Godfrey

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Graham Godfrey
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Godfrey warms up prior to his first MLB win vs. the San Francisco Giants, 6/17/11
Free agent
Pitcher
Born: (1984-08-09) August 9, 1984 (age 29)
Tampa, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 10, 2011 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
(through 2012 Season)
Win–loss record 1–6
Earned run average 5.09
Strikeouts 23
Teams

Graham H. Godfrey (born August 9, 1984) is a professional baseball player. He has played for the Oakland Athletics in Major League Baseball.

Career[edit]

Godfrey attended Memorial High School in Houston, Texas and College of Charleston.

Godfrey was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 34th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft. He played for the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts in 2007.

Following the 2007 season, Godfrey was traded to the Oakland Athletics with Kristian Bell for Marco Scutaro.[1]

Godfrey was promoted to the major leagues to make his major league debut on June 10, 2011 against the Chicago White Sox.[2]

In his debut, Godfrey pitched 4.1 innings giving up nine hits and five runs, walking two and striking out two, earning the no-decision in the eventual 7-5 win. Godfrey's first major league strikeout was of Gordon Beckham. The game was also interim manager Bob Melvin's first win with the Oakland Athletics[3]

Godfrey fared much better in his second major league start on June 17. Facing the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants in front of a sold out crowd in Oakland, Godfrey picked up his first Major League win, going 7 innings, allowing six hits and two runs (one earned) while striking out three and walking none.

On December 7, 2012, Godfrey was traded to the Red Sox as the player to be named later in a previous deal.[4]

On May 31, 2013, Godfrey was once again traded, this time to the Pittsburgh Pirates.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ESPN - Oakland trades Scutaro to Toronto to free up playing time for Murphy - MLB
  2. ^ The San Francisco Chronicle. June 1, 2008 http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/athletics/detail?entry_id=90607 |url= missing title (help). 
  3. ^ Slusser, Susan (2011-06-11). "Graham Godfrey makes major-league debut for A's". San Francisco Gate. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Sox acquire Graham Godfrey as PTBNL from A's". Comcast Sportsnet - New England. Comcast SportsNet New England L.P. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.bucsdugout.com/2013/5/31/4383970/pirates-acquire-graham-godfrey

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