Found February 04, 2013 on
On The Way Home:
In news that was mostly overlooked because of that big football game everyone was paying attention to yesterday, long-time pitcher Kevin Millwood has decided to walk away from the game after his 16-year career. After going through the Braves farm system, Millwood became a bit of a journeyman, playing for seven different teams during his time as a professional. To give him a proper send-off, let’s take a look at what he accomplished in his career.
Millwood hailed from Gastonia, North Carolina, and decided to enter professional baseball straight out of Bessemer City High School instead of going to college. The Braves made that decision possible, as they selected Millwood in the 11th round of the 1993 amateur player draft. He spent time time in Atlanta’s minor league system until he turned 22, not ever having an incredibly dominant season, until he was promoted to Triple-A in the middle of the 1997 season; in nine starts, he went 7-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 0.89 WHIP with 46 strikeouts in...
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Kevin Millwood has retired from baseball. the 38-year-old starting pitcher pitched for 16 seasons at the major league level.
Millwood had hoped to latch onto a team who was located close to his Georiga home but never got a call.
“I feel like I can still throw it well and going out on a high note is a big deal,” Millwood said. “I just felt it was time to be closer to home and...
Kevin Millwood, who spent 2012 with the Seattle Mariners, is calling it a career after 16 seasons in the majors. Millwood reportedly only wanted to pitch near his home of Gainesville, Georgia, and the Braves (nor the Rays) showed any interest in him this offseason.
For his career, Millwood finishes with a 169-152 record with a 4.11 ERA as a member of seven different teams. After...
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