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Eric Milton

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Eric Robert Milton (born August 4, 1975 in State College, Pennsylvania) is an American left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees organization. Milton attended the University of Maryland, College Park.

Major league careerEdit

Milton was selected by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft, and was among four players traded to the Minnesota Twins two years later in exchange for Chuck Knoblauch. On September 11, 1999, he pitched a 7-0 no-hitter against the Anaheim Angels, the fifth no-hitter in Twins history and the last to date. [1] He is the only person to pitch a no-hitter in Major League Baseball and also for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

With Minnesota, Milton had a record of 57-51, with 715 strikeouts and a 4.76 earned run average, and was selected to the 2001 AL All-Star team. He went 1-0 with a 1.65 ERA with the Twins in the 2002 and 2003 playoffs, and was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Carlos Silva and infielder Nick Punto following the 2003 season.

Milton led the Phillies in wins, starts and strikeouts in 2004, going 14-6 with a 4.75 ERA and 171 strikeouts in 34 starts.

At the end of the 2004 season, he signed as a free agent with Cincinnati. The big contract and lack of performance has been regarded by many fans as one of the biggest blunders in Reds history.

Milton hit the disabled list with an elbow injury on May 9, 2007, which ended his career with the Reds. Milton filed for free agency on October 9, 2007, and remained a free agent until signing a minor league deal with the New York Yankees on July 11, 2008.[2]

In a nine-season career, Milton has compiled an 86-79 record with 1,067 strikeouts and a 5.01 ERA in 1,489.0 innings pitched.

Career StatsEdit

Yr   Ag Tm  Lg G   GS  W  L  S ERA  CG SHO  IP     H   R   ER  HR  BB   K    AVG IBB H BS
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1998 23 MIN AL 32  32  8  14 0 5.64 1   0  172.1  195  113 108 25  70  107  .282  0  0 0
1999 24 MIN AL 34  34  7  11 0 4.49 5   2  206.1  190  111 103 28  63  163  .243  2  0 0
2000 25 MIN AL 33  33  13 10 0 4.86 0   0  200.0  205  123 108 35  44  160  .260  0  0 0
2001 26 MIN AL 35  34  15 7  0 4.32 2   1  220.2  222  109 106 35  61  157  .257  0  0 0
2002 27 MIN AL 29  29  13 9  0 4.84 2   1  171.0  173  96  92  24  30  121  .258  0  0 0
2003 28 MIN AL 3   3   1  0  0 2.65 0   0  17.0   15   5   5   2   1   7    .234  0  0 0
2004 29 PHI NL 34  34  14 6  0 4.75 0   0  201.0  196  110 106 43  75  161  .255  6  0 0
2005 30 CIN NL 34  34  8  15 0 6.47 0   0  186.1  237  141 134 40  52  123  .302  2  0 0
2006 31 CIN NL 26  26  8  8  0 5.20 0   0  114.1  113  68  66  20  30  68   .269  3  0 0
2007 32 CIN NL 6   6   0  4  0 5.17 0   0  31.1   39   21  18  4   9   18   .298  0  0 0
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TOTALS         266 265 87 84 0 5.01 9  4  1558.2  1635 923 868 265 447 1107 .266  14 0 0
10 Seasons

Stats as of June 22, 2007

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