September 20, 1981 |
|April 6, 2006, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 10, 2007, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||6.91|
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.
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. 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.
Tata was signed by the Grand Prairie AirHogs on April 15, 2009.
The Grand Prairie AirHogs released Tata on July 1.
He is now a head coach of select baseball teams in Texas.
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