August 20, 1983 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 7, 2007 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 26, 2009 for the New York Mets|
|Earned run average||5.24|
High school and college
Broadway was born in Bryan, Texas, and attended Grand Prairie High School, where he was an all-district performer all three of his years on the varsity team. He transferred from Grand Prairie after his junior year and attended Waxahachie High. He played with former high-school All-State player Ben Hudspeth.
Broadway then went on to pitch for Dallas Baptist University, and major in communications, where he earned all-conference honors both years he pitched for the Patriots. He threw two no-hitters as a freshman and as a sophomore went 10-2 with a 2.82 Earned run average and 102 strikeouts in 108 innings pitched.
After two seasons with Dallas Baptist, Broadway transferred to Texas Christian University. He went 15-1 with a 1.62 ERA and 151 strikeouts in 117 innings pitched. He was named to the All-Tournament Team of the 2005 Conference USA Tournament and also the conference's Pitcher of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year
Broadway was selected fifteenth overall (the fourth pitcher taken in the first round) by the Chicago White Sox in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed for $1,570,000. After being selected, Broadway went 1-3 with the Winston-Salem Warthogs of the Carolina League. He went into the 2006 season considered the eighth best prospect in the White Sox system, and combined to go 8-8 with a 2.75 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 160.1 innings pitched between the Double-A Birmingham Barons and Triple-A Charlotte Knights.
Entering 2007, Broadway went all the way up to the 3rd best prospect in the White Sox system. Broadway finished the season at 8-9 with a 4.65 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 155.0 innings pitched.
New York Mets
The White Sox, with a surplus of starting pitching, and realizing that Broadway was unlikely to crack the team's rotation saw an opportunity to acquire a veteran backup catcher. The Sox traded Lance to the Mets for Ramón Castro in May 2009. Broadway, who was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA for the season, was assigned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons of the International League and was added to the starting rotation.
On August 26, 2009, Broadway was called up to the New York Mets when LHP Oliver Perez was placed on the disabled list.
On December 13, 2009, Broadway was non-tendered by the New York Mets, making him a free agent.
Toronto Blue Jays
On December 16, 2009, Broadway was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a minor league deal.
Legal and personal problems
- "2012 Conference USA Baseball Media Guide". p. 93. Archived from the original on 2012-06-21. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- Bisons and Mets Agree to Partnership
- Costa, Brian (2009-08-27). "Reliever Lance Broadway delighted by call-up to NY Mets, but promotion highlights sorry state of team". Newark Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
- Malisow, Craig (21 January 2010). "Courts Woodlands Man Sues After Former Major-Leaguer (Allegedly) Assaults Him". Houston Press. Retrieved 10 March 2010.
- Taylor, Mike. "Woodlands man still recuperating from alleged assault on New Year's," The Woodlands (TX) Villager, Wednesday, March 10, 2010.
- "Lance Broadway Goes from Major League Baseball to OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN".
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Minor League Baseball Stats
- Broadway strikes out seven, improves to 15-1
- Lance Broadway at the Internet Movie Database