Craig Dingman

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Craig Dingman
Relief pitcher
Born: (1974-03-12) March 12, 1974 (age 44)
Wichita, Kansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 30, 2000, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2005, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record4–5
Earned run average6.10
Strikeouts50
Teams

Craig Allen Dingman (born March 12, 1974) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. He batted and threw right-handed.[1]

College career[edit]

Dingman attended Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.[1]

Professional career[edit]

He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 36th round of the 1993 Major League Baseball draft and made his debut on June 30, 2000. On March 30, 2001, he was traded to the Colorado Rockies for Jorge DePaula. From 2002-2003, Dingman played in the Reds, Yankees, and Cubs organizations, and in Mexico.

Dingman signed with the Detroit Tigers organization as a minor league free agent before the start of the 2004 season. He earned a place in their bullpen that year, then took a large step forward in 2005, finishing with a 2-3 record and a 3.66 Earned run average.

While playing catch with a teammate on February 4, 2006, however, his throwing hand spontaneously became pale and his arm lost all circulation from the elbow down. After being placed on blood-thinning medication, he was diagnosed with a torn artery in his right shoulder, which led to arterial bypass surgery later that month. The operation removed an artery from his right and transplanted it into the injured shoulder, re-routing blood around the damaged vessel. It was the first procedure of its kind in the history of Major League Baseball.[2]

He returned to the Detroit Tigers in early 2007 for testing on his throwing arm but suffered a blood clot and fatigue in his shoulder. He was released by the Tigers [3] resulting in his final game being prior to his injury on 28 September 2005.[1]

Private life[edit]

Dingman was born in Wichita and in the off season lived there with wife Teresa and their two children.[4]

Career after baseball[edit]

Dingman had worked in the construction and roofing industry prior to his baseball career. He returned to working in the construction industry and in 2014 he joined with a partner in Wichita Kansas to start up a roofing construction company, Dingers Roofing & Construction.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Craig Dingman". Baseball - Reference.com. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Notes: Six contenders for fifth spot", Jason Beck, MLB.com, published March 13, 2006, accessed September 24, 2006.
  3. ^ "Craig Dingman news, rumors and stats 17 Nov 2006-23 May 2007". USA Today Sports. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Craig Dingman Bio Info". MLB.com. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Dingers Roofing & Construction". Dingers. Retrieved 3 September 2016.

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