Shane Youman

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Shane Youman
Born: (1979-10-11) October 11, 1979 (age 43)
New Iberia, Louisiana
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Professional debut
MLB: September 10, 2006, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
CPBL: August 21, 2011, for the Lamigo Monkeys
KBO: April 11, 2012, for the Lotte Giants
Last appearance
MLB: September 30, 2007, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
CPBL: October 2, 2011, for the Lotte Giants
KBO: July 11, 2015, for the Hanwha Eagles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record3–7
Earned run average5.13
CPBL statistics
Win–loss record5–1
Earned run average2.15
KBO statistics
Win–loss record42–27
Earned run average3.99

Shane Demond Youman (born October 11, 1979) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Youman stands at 6' 4", and weighs 220 pounds. Youman is a classic "crafty" left-handed pitcher, with a fastball in the 84-88 MPH range and a hard slider, as well as a changeup.[citation needed]


He attended Louisiana State. He made his major league debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 10, 2006. He got his first career win on July 3, 2007 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Youman was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies on November 28, 2007. On March 19, 2008, he was sent outright to the minors, but was released in early June. Shortly thereafter, Youman signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League, where he made his debut on June 16, 2008.[1] He remained in the Atlantic League for parts of four seasons, pitching for five teams.

On August 10, 2011 after pitching 13 games that season for the Long Island Ducks, Youman's contract was purchased by the Lamigo Monkeys in Taiwan.[2] In January 2012, with the help of the Global Scouting Bureau,[3] Youman signed a one-year contract to pitch for the Lotte Giants of the Korea Professional Baseball League.[4]

New Iberia Senior High School held a ceremony to retire Youman's number on March 18, 2017.[5] In front of a crowd that included Youman's family, friends, and former coaches, the school presented him with a framed jersey.[5]


  1. ^ "Renault drives Barnstormers to win". 15 June 2008.
  2. ^ "The Official Website of the Long Island Ducks". Archived from the original on 2011-09-19. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  3. ^ "GSB Sports - YOUMAN INKS DEAL WITH LOTTE". Archived from the original on 2012-09-19.
  4. ^ "Local Briefs" from The Advertiser of Lafayette, LA (please scroll to bottom of article) [1]
  5. ^ a b Landry, Chris. "NISH baseball retires Youman’s jersey number", The Daily Iberian, March 19, 2017.

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