June 20, 1979 |
|September 21, 2002, for the Colorado Rockies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 26, 2003, for the Colorado Rockies|
|Earned run average||5.74|
Vance attended George Tech and went 13-3 with a 3.40 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 2000. This performance earned him an Atlantic Coast Conference All-Star selection, and he was also named a 3rd team College All-American.
He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 4th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. He had a 1.12 ERA in 24 innings with Low-A Portland to finish the 2000 season. In 2001, he went 10-8 with a 3.10 ERA for High-A Salem and 10-8 with a 3.78 ERA for Double-A Carolina in 2002. Vance also appeared in 2 games for the major league team after a September call up. After posting his first losing record (9-11) with the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 2003, though he did play 9 games in the majors, he was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers on April 8, 2004. He played 8 games with the Rangers' Triple-A team in Oklahoma in 2004 before his career ended.
Today Cory serves the City of Casa Grande (AZ) Fire Department and holds the rank of Engineer. He has been a firefighter with the City of Casa Grande Fire Department since March 2008.
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