Kerry Ligtenberg pitched in 68 Major League games during the 2003 regular season. The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Ligtenberg pitched in, specifically relating to his 2003 pitching statistics. Notes: The Date / Box field has a link to the box score from the game being described. If the Date is followed by an asterisk (*), Ligtenberg started that game. Cumulative monthly totals are provided where applicable.
"Twelve dozen baseballs and two dozen bats (signing bonus). Orioles reliever Kerry Ligtenberg thought about it for a second, smiled and shook his head, with his shaggy mop of hair bouncing from side to side. He has a surgical scar on his right elbow and faint memories from his time as a major-league replacement player in 1995. He has a father who wanted him to forget baseball and follow in the family footsteps as an engineer. He has an entry in the baseball register ( Baseball Almanac ) that lists time in the independent leagues and nearly six years in the major leagues. He has a new role as a right-handed setup man for the Orioles. He has a story he could probably sell to Disney. Twelve dozen baseballs and two dozen bats. 'I still feel lucky,' Ligtenberg said. 'It's hard for me to imagine ... I didn't want to look back someday and say, I really wish I would have gotten to see how far I could go. I was going to keep playing until they said I couldn't.'" - Staff Writer Joe Christensen in The Baltimore Sun (03/13/2003, Once acquired for bats and balls, Ligtenberg looks to fit like a glove , Page 14)
In Chronological Order / Kerry Ligtenberg Stats
Did you know that Kerry Ligtenberg pitched 37 games at home, had an ERA of 3.60, pitched 35 innings, allowed 32 hits, had 14 earned runs, 14 runs, and 6 home runs, walked 5 batters (1 intentionally), threw 0 wild pitches, hit batters 1 times, and balked 0 times?
On the road, Kerry Ligtenberg pitched 31 games, had an ERA of 2.99, pitched 24.1 innings, allowed 28 hits, had 8 earned runs, 9 runs, and 3 home runs, walked 9 batters (2 intentionally), threw 0 wild pitches, hit batters 1 times, and balked 0 times.
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