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James Anthony Shields
(Big Game James, Jamie)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 214 lb.
- High School William S. Hart High School
- Debut May 31, 2006
 Biographical Information
Shields was the first pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays to ever begin his career 4-0. On August 7, 2010, he tied an American League record by allowing 6 home runs in a 17-11 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, including the first major league homer by J.P. Arencibia. In June 2011, he pitched three consecutive complete games, the first Rays pitcher to accomplish such a feat.
 Notable Achievements
- AL All-Star (2011)
- AL Complete Games Leader (2011)
- 2-time AL Shutouts Leader (2008 & 2011)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (2011 & 2012)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 7 (2007-2013)
- 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 2 (2011 & 2012)