Jimmy Anderson (baseball)
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- For the baseball player born in 1957, see Jimmy Anderson (baseball).
January 22, 1976 |
|July 4, 1999 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
Last MLB appearance
|July 21, 2004 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||5.42|
Jimmy Anderson (born January 22, 1976) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched for five seasons in the Majors. Anderson made his major league debut in 1999, appearing in 13 games for the Pirates. In 2000, Anderson pitched in 27 games (26 starts), compiling a record of 5-11 in 144 innings. In 2001, Anderson had career highs in wins (9), games started (34), innings pitched (206.1) and strikeouts (89). He finished 9-17 with a 5.10 ERA.
In 2002, Anderson regressed and lost control, walking 63 batters while striking out just 47 in 140.2 innings for the Pirates. He was let go after the season and signed with the Cincinnati Reds. He was 1-5 in 8 games for the Reds and was later designated for assignment by the team, instead of choosing an outright assignment to AAA, Anderson refused and became a free agent. Anderson later signed a minor league deal with the Giants, for which he started 8 games, going 1-4 with a 6.44 ERA.
In 2004, Anderson signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs. Anderson pitched in 16 games at the AAA level before being called up by the Cubs. Anderson appeared in just 7 games for the Cubs, all relief appearances, he also notched his first career save.
In 2005, Anderson pitched for 4 minor league systems. He pitched in the Twins, Astros, Cubs and Devil Rays minor league systems. Between all four, Anderson compiled a 8-10 record in 27 games (25 starts). He had a 3.44 ERA despite having a WHIP of 1.50 due to his walks allowed (66) and hits allowed (150) in 144 innings.
He now works with Bobby McKinney in Western Branch Batting and Pitching Clinic. He is also coaching a team called the Mid-Atlantic Pirates Scout team.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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