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Jason Ryan Jennings

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Jason Jennings was a pitcher for nine major league season.

He was a first team college All-American at both pitcher and designated hitter at Baylor University. In the 1997 Intercontinental Cup, Jennings pitched one scoreless inning as the least-used US hurler. He was a two-way player for Team USA in the 1998 Baseball World Cup. He had a 1-0, 1.17 record in the qualifying tournament. In the Cup itself, he was 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA, getting roughed up by Nicaragua in his only start. He played one game at DH, striking out in both at-bats.

He is the only pitcher in major league history to pitch a shutout and hit a home run in his major league debut. In Jennings' first 12 days as a major leaguer he picked up three wins on the road on his way to a 4-1 record in 2001.

Jennings underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow on August 30, 2007. Barring any setbacks, he is expected to return to action by sometime near the beginning of the 2008 season. [1] He did appear in six games in 2008 and is also pitching in 2009.

[edit] Notable Achievements

NL Rookie of the Year
2001 2002 2003
Albert Pujols Jason Jennings Dontrelle Willis

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