Ryan Anthony Klesko
Positions: Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 lb.
Born: June 12, 1971 in Westminster, CA
High School: Westminster HS (Westminster, CA) by the Drafted Atlanta Braves in the 5th round of the 1989 amateur draft. Signed June 18, 1989.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 12, 1992 (Age 21)
vs. HOU 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Padres/Braves/Giants 1992-2007 Agents: Joe Sambito,Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*] Final Game: September 25, 2007 (Age 36)
vs. SDP 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
About biographical information
News -- March 2014
3/8 Tomahawk Take: Testing Your Atlanta Braves Knowledge:
No one likes to be stumped on a knowledge question, especially when it comes to your favorite sports team. While this may ...
3/8 Marlin Maniac: Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #23 A.J.'s No-No:
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. 282. What does that number mean to you? Could it be how many players ... News -- February 2014
2/11 The Ballclub: 30 Days In October?: A most interesting question was posed today by Greg over at Faith and Fear in Flushing, asking Mets fans which, of the seasons ... News -- January 2014
1/29 Crashburn Alley: Finding A Glimmer of Hope for the 2014 Phillies: The Phillies are old. It’s a narrative that both is true and has been repeated ad nauseam for the third straight year. The ... News -- October 2013
10/28 Padres Public: Ruining Boot World’s Picnic? Thazzzzright!
10/15 Chicken Friars: Will the Padres Find Another Big Bopper at First Base?: The question stings, but should be answered with a resounding Yes! Since the Padres joined Major League Baseball in 1969, the ... News -- September 2013
9/26 My Pinstripes: Mariano's Last Yankee Stadium Goodbye:
One more time.
There will be a strange aura tonight in the Stadium of
mystique and aura. At some point, around 9:45 ...
9/22 Baseball de World: #Blogathon Guest Post from Author Nicholas Henning: Our next guest post comes to us from a great friend of the site, author Nicholas Henning. This memory comes from a special extract ...
9/16 Padres Public: Why Not Kotsay?: On Saturday, Mark Kotsay announced to the media that he would be retiring from Major League Baseball at the end of this season. ... News -- August 2013
8/9 Padres Public: While You Were Dreaming: Game 114 (Padres vs Phillies): The last time August 8th fell on a Thursday was 2002. Had Padres Public existed back then, here’s how the game summary ... News -- July 2013
7/22 James Smyth Broadcast: Walk-off Homers in Scoreless Extra-Inning Games: Milwaukee's Caleb Gindl hit his first major league home run yesterday, and it just happened to be a bottom of the 13th ... News -- June 2013
6/14 Braves Journal: ENTER HOTSPUR, June 14 Game Thread: Note from Alex: on the strength of their poetical contributions, I asked hotspur and blazon to help us out on Thursdays and Friday’s. ... News -- April 2013
4/30 Tomahawk Take: Morning Chop: Braves News 4/30: Bleacher Report Atlanta Braves: Fredi Gonzalez Gets Decisions Right inWin over Nationals The Atlanta Braves did not have ...
4/25 Atlanta Bullpen: Justin Upton Chasing All-Time Record: Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton is only 3 home runs away from tying the all-time April record for home runs. Upton now ... News -- March 2013
3/19 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Tribe Defeats Greg Maddux: The 2013 season will mark the 20th year of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although ...
3/7 Chicken Friars: A Fan Perspective: Padres Fan Willie Price Talks Bobble Heads: Chicken Friars is starting a new series where we interview random Padres fans and get their perspective on why they love the Friars. ...
3/4 For Baseball Junkies: Padres All-Time Team v.2012: Today we're taking a look at the Padres All-Time Team, version 2012. Last year's selections can be seen here.The Padres haven't been ... News -- January 2013
1/29 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Cleveland Wins First World Series Game in 47 Years: The 2013 season will mark the 20th year of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although ...
1/22 Kevin Slowey Was Framed: 2013 Hall of Fame Results Analysis: The 2013 Hall of Fame results are in and the winner is sanctimony. The BBWAA decided as a group that there isn't a worthy ...
1/9 Bronx Baseball Daily: My hypothetical Hall of Fame ballot…2013 edition:
They announce the Hall of Fame winners today so I thought I would share my thoughts on the ballot and tell you whom I thought ...
1/9 Baseball Reality Tour: 2013 Hall of Fame "Ballot", Part II: Most baseball fans above the age of 10 have been waiting a long time for this year's Hall of Fame ballot. Later today, the Baseball ...
1/8 Baseballhotcorner.com: Fan Fuel on MLB Hall of Fame Ballot: Bagwell and Biggio in?: BY CLAYTON RICHER – FAN FUEL BLOGGER The BBWAA will announce the newest member(s) to be enshrined in baseball’s holy ...
1/8 Buhner Dot Com: The 2013 Obligatory Baseball Hall Of Fame Ballot Post: You know the deal. Pretty much every person who writes about baseball on their blog has to do a post on "their ballot" for the ...
1/8 Full Spectrum Baseball: Huh?! Really?! That Guy?!...sometimes it IS an honor just to be nominated. ...
1/5 Tomahawk Take: My Hall of Fame Vote and Dale Murphy: Next Wednesday at 2 PM EST we’ll hear the results of the 2013 voting ballot. For fans with a Braves only outlook, Dale Murphy’s ...
1/5 Redlegs Review: Official Redlegs Review Hall of Fame Ballot for Readers:
On Friday, we unveiled our staff ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Former Houston Astros second basemen Craig ... News -- December 2012
12/1 Call to the Pen: Expect Wild Hall Of Fame Voting: It has begun. The ballot for the 2013 Hall of Fame class is being distributed and the members of the Baseball Writers Association ... News -- November 2012
11/29 AroundTheFoghorn: 2013 Giants Hall of Fame Nominees: Yesterday, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America formally announced the 2013 nominees for the Hall of Fame. Among ...
11/8 The Greatest 21 Days: Ryan Klesko, Delivering for Mom - 826: Originally published May 18, 2010 Practicing in his backyard as a teenager, Ryan Klesko honed his skills delivering 90 mph baseballs ...
11/5 Through The Fence Baseball: Alonso’s impressive rookie season solidifies Padres at first base: Going into the 2013 season, first base is the most obvious position etched in stone for the Padres. During last offseason, the ...
11/4 Chicken Friars: My “Fences Moved In” Predictions!: Now that they’ve OK’d the fences to be moved in, 2013 looks to be an overwhelming step forward for the swingin’ Friars! ... News -- October 2012
10/12 High Heat Stats: Champ Summers 1946-2012: As the Tigers celebrate their ALDS victory, news comes (thanks to HHS reader Steven for this alert) of the passing of a former ... News -- September 2012
9/6 Lasorda's Lair: Blue Bios: Adrián González: Adrián González 23 Born: 5/8/1982 in San Diego, CA Bats: Left Throws: Left 6’2″ 225 lbs. Career ... News -- August 2012
8/17 High Heat Stats: Quiz – full of sound and fury, signifying nothing: Much has been written this season about the exploits of Adam Dunn. But, until now (and with apologies to William Shakespeare), ... News -- July 2012
7/12 Bus League Baseball: Too Soon To Give Up On Domonic Brown: Since an internet snafu prevented an Express post from going up this morning, I’ll make up for it by posting this. It was ... News -- June 2012
6/28 Halos Heaven: Halos On Film: All Dogs Go To Anaheim:
Hollywood: a town that has had a long tradition of taking the stars and landmarks of our national pastime and ... News -- May 2012
5/20 High Heat Stats: The Mount Rushmore of the San Diego Padres: Here’s a bit of history about the Padres. In their first season in 1969, they lost a whopping 110 games. They finished last ... News -- April 2012
4/23 James Smyth Broadcast: The Wetteland - Giving up Runs in a Save: In Sunday's Blue Jays-Royals game, Toronto led 5-2 in the bottom of the ninth. Jays closer Francisco Cordero gave up a run and ... News -- March 2012
3/30 Mets360.com: Mets Card of the Week: 1998 Carl Everett: 1998 FLEER ULTRA CARL EVERETT Here we find Carl Everett on his 1998 Fleer Ultra card, saddled with the horns. Everett underachieved ...
3/22 The Captain's Blog: Remembering a Not So Chipper Start to Future Hall of Famer’s Career: Chipper Jones’ induction year for the Hall of Fame has officially been set. In January 2018, the long-time Atlanta Braves’ ... News -- December 2011
12/13 B-R Blog: B-R: HoF Candidate – Jeromy Burnitz: Jeromy Burnitz Jeromy Neal Burnitz Position: Rightfielder Bats: Left, Throws: Right Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb. Born: April ... News -- November 2011
11/3 Bay City Ball: Infographic: 2001 vs. 2007: Graph note: I’m scaling these a little differently than I did in the first version. Because of that, you can’t compare ... News -- October 2011
10/6 PaulLebowitz.com: GMs The Second Time Around: With two big general managing jobs open—the Angels and the Cubs—let’s take a look at recognizable title-winning ... News -- September 2011
9/12 Bay City Ball: Splash Hits: Ever since the Giants opened their gorgeous home in 2000, they’ve been counting balls that reach McCovey Cove on the fly ...
9/9 Phillies Nation: Dr. Strangeglove: On Historical Greatness: The overriding emotion I get from watching the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies is not excitement or happiness so much as slack-jawed ...
9/8 Through The Fence Baseball: What’s the deal with Arizona GM Kevin Towers?: After 14 roller-coaster years as general manager of the San Diego Padres, Kevin Towers certainly kept local baseball fans on the ... News -- July 2011
7/5 B-R Blog: 22+ HR In Team’s First 81 Games Since 1969: Since 1969, how many players have hit at least 22 HR in his team's first 81 games of the season? Here is the list - Rk Player ... News -- June 2011
6/30 Through The Fence Baseball: Expos fan learns team picks you: Ever since the Montreal Expos left for Washington, D.C, for the 2005 season, I have been a baseball fan without a team. I am desperately ... News -- March 2011
3/7 Bus League Baseball: Rating The Royals: A Semi-Educated Guess At What The Future Holds For Kansas City’s Top Prospects: There’s a page on Baseball America’s web site where they have listed the preseason Top 100s for every year dating back to ... News -- February 2011
2/20 Chicken Friars: The Morning Friar – 2/20/11: Clipped from: sandiego.padres.mlb.com (share this clip) It was evident to anyone who watched the Padres last season that Mat Latos ... News -- December 2010
12/22 D'Backs Venom: A Look at the Trade Record of New GM Kevin Towers: After evaluating Interim GM Jerry DiPoto, Dodgers' Assistant GM Logan White, and the Angels' Scouting Director Eddie Bane, the ... News -- October 2010
10/12 PaulLebowitz.com: The Bobby Cox Legacy: Going out the way he came in: There's no question that Bobby Cox is deserving of going to the Hall of Fame as a baseball ... News -- September 2010
9/23 D'Backs Venom: A Look at the Trade Record of New GM Kevin Towers: After evaluating Interim GM Jerry DiPoto, Dodgers’ Assistant GM Logan White, and the Angels’ Scouting Director Eddie ...