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Ben M. Sheets
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.
- School Northeast Louisiana University
- High School St. Amant High School
- Debut April 5, 2001
- Final Game October 3, 2012
- Born July 18, 1978 in St. Amant, LA USA
 Biographical Information
In 2008, Sheets became the all-time Milwaukee Brewers strikeout leader, surpassing Teddy Higuera. He became a free agent after the season, but missed all of 2009 because of an elbow injury that forced him to undergo Tommy John surgery. The Oakland Athletics signed him for 2010, but once again, his season was cut short by arm woes, ending up at 4-9, 4.53 in 20 starts. He then missed all of 2011 as an unsigned free agent, before hooking up with the Atlanta Braves before the 2012 season. After a couple of rehabilitation starts in the minors, he made a successful return to the majors on July 15th, pitching 6 scoreless innings in a 6-1 win over the New York Mets. He then won his next two starts as well, his comeback coming at a key time for the Braves, who were on the trade market for a starter before Sheets' unexpected resurgence. He had a rare failure in a span of four pitches during the 2nd inning of the annual Civil Rights Game on August 18th, when he gave up consecutive solo homers to Hanley Ramirez, James Loney and Luis Cruz of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The only other hit he allowed in 6 innings that day was another long ball, a three-run shot by Ramirez in the 6th, but he was charged with the 6-2 loss to move his record to 4-3.
 Notable Achievements
- 4-time NL All-Star (2001, 2004, 2007 & 2008)
- NL Shutouts Leader (2008)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (2002-2004)
- 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 (2004)