Jordan Tata

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Jordan Tata
Starting pitcher
Born: (1981-09-20) September 20, 1981 (age 35)
Plano, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 6, 2006, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
August 10, 2007, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1-1
Earned run average 6.91
Strikeouts 14

Jordan Arthur Tata (TAY-ta) (born September 20, 1981) is a retired major league pitcher. Tata made his major league debut on April 6, 2006 against the Texas Rangers in a 10-6 win. For college he attended Sam Houston State. He is 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. Tata bats and throws right-handed.

While pitching for the Lakeland Tigers in 2005, Tata made the Florida State League All-Star team as a starting pitcher, and at the season's end he was named the league's Pitcher of the Year.[1]

Tata picked up his first big league win on July 30, 2007 while pitching in place of the injured Kenny Rogers. The Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics by a score of 5-2. Tata struck out 5, walked 2 and allowed 6 hits and 2 earned runs. Todd Jones gave Tata the customary shaving cream-pie to the face during a post game interview.[2] Jordan's second start at Comerica Park August 3 resulted in a 3-1 loss. Tata gave up all three runs in 5 innings pitched.

Tata spent the 2008 baseball season pitching for the Lakeland Flying Tigers of the Florida State League and the Gulf Coast Tigers of the Rookie League.

After a rough spring, the Tigers released Tata on April 1, 2009.[3]

Tata was signed by the Grand Prairie AirHogs on April 15, 2009.[4]

The Grand Prairie AirHogs released Tata on July 1.[5]

He is now a head coach of select baseball teams in Texas.


  1. ^ Yates, David (September 18, 2005). "Regardless of ending, it was a magical season; analysis: Lakeland Tigers". Lakeland Ledger. p. C3. 
  2. ^ "Tigers maintain one-game lead in AL Central". Retrieved 2007-07-30. 
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