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Lance Daniel Broadway (born August 20, 1983 in Bryan, Texas) is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who plays for the Chicago White Sox. The 6 ft 3 inch, 210 lb. righty went to Grand Prairie High School, then to Dallas Baptist University and Texas Christian University. Broadway is regarded as one of the top prospects in the White Sox organization.
High school and collegeEdit
Broadway attended Grand Prairie High School, where he was an all-district performer all three of his years on the varsity team. He transferred from Grand Prairie after his junior year and attended Waxahachie High. He played with former high-school All-State player Ben Hudspeth, but the team lost in the first round of the playoffs that year.
Broadway then went on to pitch for Dallas Baptist University, and major in communications, where he earned all-conference honors both years he pitched for the Patriots. He threw two no-hitters as a freshman and as a sophomore went 10-2 with a 2.82 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 108 innings pitched.
After two seasons with Dallas Baptist, Broadway transferred to Texas Christian University. He went 15-1 with a 1.62 ERA and 151 strikeouts in 117 innings pitched. This remarkable season earned him both the Conference USA's pitcher of the year and male athlete of the year awards.
Major League Baseball Draft (2005)Edit
Broadway was selected 15th overall (the 4th pitcher taken in the 1st round) by the Chicago White Sox in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed for $1,570,000.
Going into the season, Broadway was considered the 8th best prospect in the White Sox system. He combined to go 8-8 with a 2.75 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 160.1 innings pitched between the Double-A Birmingham Barons and Triple-A Charlotte Knights.
Entering the season, Broadway went all the way up to the 3rd best prospect in the White Sox system. Broadway finished the 2007 season at 8-9 with a 4.65 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 155.0 innings pitched.