Jake Peavy
American baseball player
Jake Peavy
Jacob Edward Peavy is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago White Sox. He bats and throws right-handed. Peavy stands 6'1" tall (1.85 m) and weighs 182 pounds (83 kg). Peavy won the 2007 NL Cy Young Award after winning the pitching triple crown that year.
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Jake Peavy and Mark Sanchez ripped off in $33 million scheme
CNN - 8 months
Jake Peavy and Mark Sanchez are just two of the pro athletes robbed in a $33 million Ponzi-like scheme.
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White Sox Give Manager Ventura Extension
Huffington Post - about 3 years
CHICAGO (AP) — As their win total plummeted last season, one thing remained steady for the Chicago White Sox — their faith in Robin Ventura. The White Sox rewarded their manager with a multi-year contract extension Friday, announcing the move hours before their annual fan convention opened. The terms were not disclosed. The extension comes after the White Sox dropped from second in the AL Central in Ventura's first season to last with 99 losses in his second year. "You lose 99 games, there are going to be questions like that, about where this organization's headed and why they think the people in charge are the right people to get them through their end goal," general manager Rick Hahn said. "I would say we saw in 2012 and 2013 two extremes in terms of being a first-place club and being a club that was a disappointed in terms of performance. Throughout each of those extremes, Robin's leadership was unwavering." Ventura's contract was set to expire after this year. He turned down ...
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David Ortiz nowhere close to being voted mayor of Boston - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 3 years
Philly.com David Ortiz nowhere close to being voted mayor of Boston Los Angeles Times You can't say David Ortiz fans didn't try. The Red Sox first baseman -- Señor Octubre, Cooperstown, Big Papi – flirted with adding a new name to his list: Mr. Mayor. It was initially reported that the longest-tenured Red Sox player officially came in third in the ... Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz finishes third in Boston's mayoral electionNew York Daily News Ortiz gets Boston mayor votes but didn't place 3rdSeattle Post Intelligencer Jake Peavy 'Wasn't Crazy About' Jonny Gomes Before Joining Red Sox, But ...NESN.com VOXXI -Fox News Latino all 174 news articles »
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Jake Peavy Bought Duck Boat After Red Sox Victory Parade Through Boston (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Jake Peavy loved his trip aboard a duck boat during the Red Sox "rolling rally" through Boston on Saturday that he bought himself one of the amphibious vehicles. The Red Sox official Twitter account first reported that the 32-year-old right-handed pitcher had purchased one of the WWII-style landing vehicles that the team used during its victory parade that traveled through the streets of Boston as well as in the Charles River. So @JakePeavy_44 is fired up because he bought this boat. Yup, the whole thing. This is our Ducking City! http://t.co/EQqhwpiDcE — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) November 2, 2013 A short while later, both Peavy and Boston Duck Tours confirmed the big purchase. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by Boston Duck Tours. ...
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World Series Umpires Should Be Applauded For Making The Right Obstruction Call In Game 3
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Let us get one thing straight: Intent does not matter in MLB obstruction. In the first ever playoff game in MLB history to be decided by obstruction, the umpires actually got the call correct. The Boston Red Sox complained after their 5-4 loss, but the truth was they deserved to lose Game 3. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia made a ridiculous decision to throw the ball down the line. That was one mistake. Another mistake? Red Sox manager John Farrell electing not to double-switch and take out Brandon Workman -- a reliever who had not only never had an at-bat, but who was already finished pitching. Let us also not forget about Farrell pitching to Jon Jay instead of walking him to create a force-out for the struggling Pete Kozma. Farrell, to be sure, has been brilliant during his one season in Boston, taking a sluggish team with seemingly aging stars to a pennant. And yet, these are all the little things that really add up. Maybe Farrell going to a National League stadium is an excuse, but ...
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Tough time to be a San Diego Padres fan
LATimes - over 3 years
San Diego couldn't afford Adrian Gonzalez and Jake Peavy, who have gone on to bigger things. 'You've got to leave San Diego to get a championship,' says Boston's Quintin Berry, another former Padre. ST. LOUIS — It has been 11 years since the World Series last visited Southern California.     
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St. Louis Cardinals Top Boston Red Sox 4-2 In World Series Game 2 (VIDEO/PHOTOS)
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — Michael Wacha won again in October and the St. Louis Cardinals got just enough help from Boston, beating the Red Sox 4-2 Thursday night to tie the World Series at 1-all. Down 2-1 after David Ortiz hit a two-run homer in the sixth, the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the seventh to end Boston's nine-game winning streak in the World Series that started with a sweep of St. Louis in 2004. Matt Carpenter's tying sacrifice fly set off a chain of Red Sox misplays. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia let the wide throw home skip off his glove, then pitcher Craig Breslow made a wild toss that wound up in the Fenway Park seats. Carlos Beltran followed with an RBI single. Wacha improved to 4-0 this month, pretty impressive for any pitcher, let alone a 22-year-old rookie. Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth for a save. John Lackey took the loss. Game 3 is Saturday night at Busch Stadium. Jake Peavy is set to start for Boston against Joe Kelly. Wacha had ...
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Confident, cohesive Red Sox, Cardinals are mirror images
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Peavy impressed with his new team's depth, assuredness since arriving in trade with White Sox BOSTON — Jake Peavy hasn't forgotten the first words Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes said to him on his first day in the Fenway Park home clubhouse after his trade from the White Sox.     
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American League Playoff Game Capsule
Fox News - over 3 years
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - One team's offense broke out in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series and the other's stayed dormant despite a slew of scoring opportunities. Detroit erupted for five runs in the second inning, knocked Jake Peavy out in the fourth and let Doug Fister and the bullpen do the rest as the Tigers evened the best-of-seven series against the Boston Red Sox with a convincing 7-3 victory at Comerica Park. Jim Leyland shuffled Detroit's lineup after his club combined for six runs over the first three games of the ALCS, and the moves paid dividends. Torii Hunter replaced Austin Jackson in the leadoff spot and contributed a two-run double, while Jackson, perhaps motivated by the demotion to the No. 8 spot in the order, went 2-for-2 with two walks, two RBI and a run scored. Miguel Cabrera, batting second instead of third, also had two hits, knocked in a pair and even ...
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Gomes finds place of strength with the Red Sox
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Gomes is the half-crazed, half-clutch spiritual leader of the Boston Red Sox as they take on the Tigers in the American League Championship Series. The A's loved his infectious energy and outrageous commentary last year, but he was locked in a strict platoon setup - and with the Tigers throwing all right-handed starters, Gomes got exactly one at-bat during the five-game 2012 ALDS: pinch-hitting against Justin Verlander in the eighth inning of the final game with the Tigers leading 6-0 (the final score). The Red Sox were in Cleveland that day, and as the players came together, it was Gomes' idea to design a jersey that read "Boston Strong 617" (the city's area code). Back in Boston four days later, during a tribute at Fenway Park, veteran David Ortiz took the microphone and shouted, "This is our f-ing city, and nobody is going to take away our freedom!" Fans in the ancient ballpark roared their approval - for once, an obscenity was fully tolerated. Facial hair has become a runaway t ...
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Jake Peavy's lucky charm, Yasiel Puig in the postseason and Don Zimmer's playoff zen
Fox News - over 3 years
When a tired Boston Red Sox team was on the West Coast in August, Jake Peavy was walking to the ballpark in San Francisco when something caught his eye.
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Brian Wilson didn't help himself with angry stunt
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Call up "Wilson Father's Day" on YouTube to watch a clean-shaven Wilson addressing the subject at length with Amy Gutierrez in 2008. Whatever persona he projected on the mound, Wilson was a beacon of good sense in the Giants' clubhouse in those days, always a source of perspective and well-meaning humor. The right wayThough the Giants had no idea how to properly handle a farewell start for Barry Zito, the Yankees honored Mariano Rivera's final home appearance in a manner beyond anyone's imagination. With one out to go in the ninth inning, nobody on, longtime teammates Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came out to make a pitching change, and a sobbing Rivera hugged both men. As he made his final walk to the dugout in tears, it became one of the most endearing moments in baseball history ... For decades now, MLB has made the idiotic mistake of rejecting an official award for relief pitchers. Naming it after Rivera, and forever eliminating the awkward possibility of a reliever stealing ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jake Peavy
  • 2016
    Age 34
    As of June 23, 2016, Peavy has the 12th lowest career WHIP of active Major Leaguer.
    More Details Hide Details Peavy's two-seam fastball acts primarily as a sinker and induces many ground balls. This can allow Peavy to induce many double plays when runners are on base. Peavy likes to run his fastballs in on lefties and make the pitch break back into the zone, similar to a power version of Greg Maddux's technique. The natural movement of Peavy's pitches creates a heavier ball which helps to limit the number of home runs Peavy gives up, as he allowed only 13 in over 220 innings in 2007. MLB Records San Diego Padres Records
  • 2015
    Age 33
    In 2015, Peavy admitted to being a smokeless tobacco user since he was in fifth grade.
    More Details Hide Details Peavy started playing guitar in 2002 when he and Tim Flannery were with the San Diego Padres. He has since performed at several benefit concerts.
  • 2014
    Age 32
    During a World Series Game 6 pre-game press conference, Peavy's son let the media know that his dad would purchase the family a cable car for the ranch if the Giants won the 2014 World Series, which they did.
    More Details Hide Details Once shipped to Alabama, it was planned to be converted into a bar. Peavy is also a passionate fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide football program and was invited to be a guest for ESPN's College Gameday on the campus of Alabama in 2013.
    On October 29, 2014, Peavy won his second consecutive World Series ring, despite losing both his starts, after the Giants defeated the Royals, 3-2, in Game 7.
    More Details Hide Details Peavy became the first starting pitcher in MLB history to win two consecutive World Series with two different teams in two different leagues. On December 19, Peavy agreed to a two-year deal worth $24 million to stay with the Giants. Peavy's repertoire includes six pitches, although he mostly uses a four-seam fastball at 88-92 mph and a slider in the low 80s. He also has a two-seam fastball, a curveball, a changeup, and a cutter. Peavy tends to throw the curve and change more against lefties, and he does not use his two-seamer or cutter often.
    He won the first game of the 2014 NLDS against the Washington Nationals on October 3, 2014.
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    On August 30, 2014, in a 3-1 home win against the Milwaukee Brewers, Peavy struck out Aramis Ramírez for his 2,000th career strikeout, three days after teammate Tim Hudson got his.
    More Details Hide Details He did not allow a hit until the eighth inning to Mark Reynolds.
    On August 13, 2014, in a 7-1 home win over his former team the Chicago White Sox, Peavy recorded his first career win as a Giant after switching numbers.
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    On July 26, 2014, the Boston Red Sox traded Peavy to the San Francisco Giants along with cash considerations for pitching prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree.
    More Details Hide Details This trade reunited Peavy with manager Bruce Bochy. Having worn number 44 throughout his career, Peavy wore jersey number 43, since number 44 is retired in honor of Giants' Hall of Famer Willie McCovey. After losing his first three quality starts as a Giant, including a perfect game through innings, Peavy switched his jersey number from 43 to 22 for good luck; number 22 was his jersey number from Mobile, Alabama.
  • 2013
    Age 31
    On October 30, 2013, Peavy and his fellow Boston Red Sox teammates won the World Series, the first of Peavy's career.
    More Details Hide Details After the victory parade, in which Red Sox players and coaches rode through the streets of Boston on duck boats, Peavy purchased the duck boat that carried he and teammate Jon Lester, to commemorate the season.
    On July 30, 2013, Peavy was traded to the Boston Red Sox along with Brayan Villarreal in a three-team trade, in which José Iglesias went to the Detroit Tigers and Avisail García, J. B. Wendelken, Francellis Montas and Cleuluis Rondon went to the White Sox.
    More Details Hide Details On August 3, Peavy had a winning debut as the Red Sox defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5–2.
    On June 4, 2013, Peavy came out of a game against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning with a left rib fracture he was placed on the disabled list.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to that he had registered a 4.30 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 66/15 K/BB ratio in 67 innings. He was activated from the DL and made his first start against the Atlanta Braves on July 20.
  • 2012
    Age 30
    On October 30, 2012, Peavy signed a two-year, $29 million extension with a vesting option for 2015, keeping him with the White Sox at least through the 2014 season.
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    Peavy was awarded the 2012 American League Gold Glove Award, sharing the award with Tampa Bay's Jeremy Hellickson.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first Gold Glove award of his career.
    On July 8, 2012, Peavy was selected to the All-Star Game as a replacement for C. J. Wilson.
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    Peavy was named the AL Pitcher of the Month for April 2012, pitching 3–1 with a 1.67 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 5 starts, all quality starts.
    More Details Hide Details Peavy threw 2 consecutive complete games and one shutout.
  • 2011
    Age 29
    Due to various injuries and fatigue, Peavy was limited to only pitching in 19 games in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Peavy started 18 games and came out of the bullpen once for the first time ever in his MLB career. Peavy finished the season posting a win-loss record of 7–7 with an ERA of 4.92 and 95 strikeouts.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    He underwent surgery on July 14, 2010 at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and was knocked out for the remainder of the season.
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    In 2010, Peavy started 2–5 with a 6.05 ERA.
    More Details Hide Details Peavy then won five consecutive starts with a 1.99 ERA. On July 6, while pitching in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Peavy injured his right arm and immediately walked off the field. He was diagnosed with a detached latissimus dorsi muscle in his back.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    In his 2009 stint with the White Sox he shut out the Detroit Tigers on two occasions.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    In November 2008, the Padres were working with the Braves on a Peavy trade, in which Peavy would be traded to Atlanta for SS Yunel Escobar, OF Gorkys Hernández, P Blaine Boyer and one of P Charlie Morton or P Jo-Jo Reyes.
    More Details Hide Details The Padres wanted the two top prospects in the organization as well, pitcher Tommy Hanson and outfielder Jordan Schafer, but after a few weeks, the Braves decided to move on to bring in a few free agents. In spring training, Peavy pitched 14 total innings with no runs allowed, 10 strikeouts and no walks. He rejected a trade to the Chicago White Sox, which included Aaron Poreda and Clayton Richard, saying that remaining in San Diego was best for him and his family. On May 22, Peavy hurt his ankle rounding third base against the Chicago Cubs in a start where he earned the win with 6 scoreless innings and 10 strikeouts a day after rejecting a trade to the White Sox. On June 12, Peavy learned he had a strained tendon in the back of his ankle, suffered in the May 22 start. He was placed on the DL the same day. At the time of his injury, Peavy was 6–6 with 3.96 ERA and 92 strikeouts.
    In November 2008, Peavy added the New York Yankees to the list of teams he would accept a trade to.
    More Details Hide Details The list included several teams from the NL including the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Houston Astros. Peavy preferred to be in the NL, so the Yankees would not be involved. The Astros and Cardinals decided they would not pursue Peavy after talking with GM Kevin Towers on what they would have to give up.
    Peavy had been the subject of numerous trade rumors during the 2008 offseason, amidst reports that the Padres were looking to reduce salaries and build on young players for the future.
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    He ended 2008 with only a 10–11 record, but had one of the lowest run support per start of any pitcher in the league, and finished the season with a 2.85 ERA.
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    On April 5, 2008, Peavy pitched a two-hit complete game over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
    More Details Hide Details The following day, still-images from FOX sports video feed from the game showed a dirty, brown substance on the index and middle fingers, along with his thumb. Manager Bud Black defended Peavy saying that "it was a mixture of dirt and rosin". In the two games immediately following the report, Peavy posted a 1–0 record with a 1.92 ERA. In May, he went on the DL with a sore throwing elbow. He returned on June 12 and pitched six shutout innings with four strikeouts.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    On December 12, 2007, he signed a 4 year extension, worth $52 million with the Padres.
    More Details Hide Details At the time the contract was the largest in Padres history. The contract includes a $22 million option for 2013.
    The completion of the 2007 campaign represented Peavy's sixth year in the league.
    More Details Hide Details Over that six-year period Peavy collected two strikeout champion awards, two major league ERA titles, and a unanimous, triple-crown Cy Young Award.
    Peavy won the pitching Triple Crown in 2007, leading the National League with 19 wins, 240 strikeouts, and a 2.54 ERA.
    More Details Hide Details Since the divisional play era started in 1969, Peavy is only the eighth player to accomplish this feat. On October 23, Peavy won the Players Choice Award for Outstanding NL Pitcher. He added the NL Cy Young—as a unanimous choice—on November 15, becoming just the 10th National League player in history to win the Cy Young Award in a unanimous vote (Sandy Koufax was unanimously selected three times).
    On July 1, 2007, for the second time in his career, Peavy was named to the 2007 NL All-Star Team.
    More Details Hide Details On July 9, he was named as the starting pitcher for the NL. On August 2, Peavy struck out Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jeff DaVanon, for his 1000th career strikeout.
  • 2005
    Age 23
    As the game one starter, Peavy had a much stronger outing than his 2005 playoff game, but the Padres again lost to the Cardinals.
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    Although Peavy would go only 11–14 with a 4.09 ERA, he still managed to finish second in the National League in strikeouts with 215, one shy of both his 2005 league-leading total and of the 2006 NL strikeout leader, Aaron Harang who logged 32 more innings than Peavy.
    More Details Hide Details In the playoffs, the Padres again faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round.
    After the Padres won the National League West in 2005, Peavy was widely considered the key to upsetting the St. Louis Cardinals, whom they faced in the National League Division Series.
    More Details Hide Details Peavy gave up eight runs in the first game, and afterwards it was announced that he would miss the rest of the season with a broken rib, which he apparently suffered while celebrating the Padres clinching the NL West Championship. Peavy was the captain of Team USA in the 2006 World Baseball Classic, held in San Diego. He started the opening game for the U.S., a 2–0 win over Mexico, giving up just one hit and no runs over three innings. He did not factor in the decision in the second round game against Japan, as he gave up three runs in five innings in a game that the U.S. won, 4–3. In 2006, Peavy got off to a rocky start, in part due to mechanical adjustments brought on by various off-season injuries.
    During the 2005 season, Peavy was selected for the National League All-Star team and ended the regular season leading the National League in strikeouts with 216 (in 203 innings).
    More Details Hide Details He was second in the majors to Minnesota's Johan Santana who had 238 strikeouts. In addition he finished the season with a 13–7 record, 2.88 ERA, a strikeout-to-walk ratio of over 4:1 and WHIP of 1.044.
    On March 5, 2005 he signed a four-year 14.5 million contract and held a club option for 2009 extension with the Padres.
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    On September 17, 2004, Peavy allowed Barry Bonds' 700th career home run.
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    During his third year of major league experience in 2004, Peavy emerged as the Padres' ace starting pitcher and one of the best pitchers in baseball.
    More Details Hide Details He compiled a 15–6 record, struck out 173 in 166 innings, and led Major League Baseball with a 2.27 ERA. He became the youngest pitcher to win an ERA title since Dwight Gooden in 1985.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    Peavy was called up from Double-A to make his major league debut on June 22, 2002 against the New York Yankees at Qualcomm Stadium.
    More Details Hide Details He lost the game, allowing one run on 3 hits in 6 innings while striking out 4. In total, Peavy had 6 wins and 7 losses with a 4.52 earned run average (ERA) and 90 strikeouts. The Padres won just 66 games and were in the cellar of the NL West. In his sophomore season, Peavy started 32 games (194.2 IP), with a 4.11 earned run average, a 12–11 record, and 156 strikeouts. The Padres finished last in their division again at a 64–98 record.
    He split the 2002 season between the BayBears and the San Diego Padres.
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  • 2001
    Age 19
    In 2001, Peavy played with the Lake Elsinore Storm and the Mobile BayBears.
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  • 2000
    Age 18
    Peavy married his childhood friend Katie Alford in 2000, when he was 19 years old.
    More Details Hide Details As of August 2013, Jake and Katie and their four sons live in his hometown of Semmes, Alabama in the off-season. Peavy is legally blind without corrective lenses. He is an outspoken Christian, and has been interviewed about his religion. Peavy has a tattoo on his forearm with the word "Outsider" on it. In 2008, Peavy bought a ranch in Wilcox County, Alabama called Southern Falls Plantation. The property includes a bowling alley, saloon, hunting lodge, and replica of Fenway Park. In 2013, Peavy bought a World War II duck boat formerly used by Boston Duck Tours for tourist purposes, and special events like the 2013 World Series Parade for the plantation. He hopes it will become a family heirloom.
  • 1999
    Age 17
    Peavy pitched for the Arizona League Padres and the Idaho Falls Braves in 1999 and the Fort Wayne Wizards in 2000.
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    Peavy was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 15th round (472nd overall) of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft out of high school (St. Paul's Episcopal School).
    More Details Hide Details He was named the high school player of the year in the state of Alabama. Peavy declined an offer to pitch for Auburn University in order to accept the Padres' contract offer.
  • 1981
    Born on May 31, 1981.
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