James Norwood (baseball)

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James Norwood
Chicago Cubs – No. 57
Born: (1993-12-24) December 24, 1993 (age 25)
New York City, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 11, 2018, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
(through September 15, 2019)
Win–loss record0–1
Earned run average2.76

James K. Norwood (born December 24, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Norwood attended All Hallows High School in the South Bronx neighborhood of New York City. In 2011, the New York Post chose Norwood as their All-Bronx Baseball Player of the Year.[1] He enrolled at Saint Louis University and played college baseball for the Saint Louis Billikens. In 2014, he pitched to an 8–2 win–loss record and a 2.68 earned run average. He was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the seventh round of the 2014 MLB draft.[2]

Norwood signed with the Cubs and spent his first professional season with both the Arizona League Cubs and Boise Hawks, going a combined 0–2 with a 7.65 ERA in 20 innings pitched. In 2015, he played in the Arizona League and with the South Bend Cubs, pitching to a combined 2–6 record and 4.68 ERA in 17 total games (11 starts), and in 2016 he pitched with both South Bend and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, compiling a combined 4–1 record and 3.25 ERA in 30 total relief appearances pitched between both clubs. He spent 2017 with both Myrtle Beach and the Tennessee Smokies, pitching to a combined 4-3 record and 3.28 ERA in 57.2 innings pitched in relief.[3] He began 2018 with Tennessee and was promoted to the Iowa Cubs in June.

The Cubs promoted Norwood to the major leagues on July 8, 2018,[4] and he made his major league debut on July 11, giving up one run on three hits and one walk while striking out two in ​1 23 innings, receiving the loss.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Braziller, Zach (June 24, 2011). "The Post's All-Bronx baseball honors". Nypost.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Trezza, Joe (June 6, 2014). "SLU's Norwood drafted in 7th round by Cubs | St. Louis Cardinals". stltoday.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "James Norwood Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  4. ^ 26m26 minutes ago (January 29, 2013). "MLBRosterMoves on Twitter: ".@Cubs place RHP Anthony Bass (illness) on 10-day DL, retro to 7/5; select contract of James Norwood from Triple-A Iowa."". Twitter.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018.

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