Phil Stockman

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Phil Stockman
Relief pitcher
Born: (1980-01-25) 25 January 1980 (age 34)
Oldham, Greater Manchester, England
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
15 June, 2006 for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
11 June, 2008 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
(through 2008 season)
Win-Loss 0-0
Earned run average 0.79
Strikeouts 13
Teams
Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Silver 2004 Athens Team Competition

Phillip Matthew Stockman (born 25 January 1980 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball.

Amateur career[edit]

Although Stockman was born in England, he grew up in Australia[1] and is a graduate of Beenleigh State High School in Brisbane, Australia, and he has represented that country as a member of Australia's national baseball team. While with the team, Stockman won a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and he was also a participant in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.

Professional career[edit]

Originally signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, Stockman was a Texas League All-Star in 2003, while working as a starting pitcher for the El Paso Diablos. He signed with the Braves as a six-year minor league free agent in 2006, and earned a midseason promotion to the majors. His contract was purchased from the Richmond Braves on 14 June 2008 in place of RHP Chris Reitsma, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He made his debut the next day. On 16 May 2008 Stockman was called up to the major leagues and pitched 1 scoreless inning of relief against Oakland on 17 May, which included his first two career strikeouts (which were Mark Loretta and Josh Beckett.)

He was released on 15 March 2009 due to injuries.[2] He has not played baseball since, and has retired.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dick Kaegel (28 November 2008). "Australians out to surprise in Classic". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  2. ^ Roster cuts begin with Stockman
  3. ^ [1]

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