Gary Knotts

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Gary Knotts
Born: (1977-02-12) February 12, 1977 (age 40)
Decatur, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 28, 2001, for the Florida Marlins
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 2004, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 13–16
Earned run average 5.45
Strikeouts 162

Gary Everett Knotts (born February 12, 1977) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He attended Northwest Shoals Community College and was selected by the Florida Marlins in the eleventh round of the 1995 amateur draft.[1]

He made his major league debut for the Marlins in 2001 and was also with the club in 2002. On January 11, 2003, he was traded to the Detroit Tigers with pitchers Nate Robertson and Rob Henkel for pitchers Mark Redman and Jerrod Fuell.[2] He pitched for the Tigers in 2003 and 2004, but was released in October 2005 after spending all of 2005 on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.[3][4]

On July 31, 2007, Knotts was on the roster of the Newark Bears of the independent Atlantic League with a league best 2.65 ERA when he signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies' assigned him to their Double-A Eastern League affiliate, Reading Phillies.[5] He was traded to the Baltimore Orioles organization on August 22, 2008, for a player to be named later.

Knotts spent the 2009 season with the independent Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League. Knotts pitched in 26 games for the Bluefish, starting 24 of them, finishing with a 5-11 record and a 4.52 ERA. In 15313 innings pitched, he gave up 168 hits, 58 walks, and struck out 118 batters.

Since his retirement after the 2009 season, Knotts is currently enrolled as a student at Calhoun Community College to pursue a degree in criminal justice. He also enters his first year as the Warhawks' pitching coach.[6]

Knotts resides in Decatur, Alabama with his wife Amanda and daughter Sophie.


  1. ^ "Events of Thursday, June 1, 1995". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  2. ^ Frisaro, Joe; Beck, Jason (2003-01-11). "Tigers deal Redman to Marlins". Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  3. ^ Beck, Jason (2005-04-08). "Notes: Ordonez recovers well". Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  4. ^ Beck, Jason (2005-06-14). "Notes: Guillen placed on DL". Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  5. ^ "Phillies acquired minor league pitcher Gary Knotts". Associated Press. 2007-07-31. Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  6. ^ "Calhoun Community College Assistant Baseball Coaches". 

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