Originally written on Taking Bad Schotz  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Kansas_city_royals_2594

Jarrod Washburn was a left-handed pitcher for the Anaheim Angels, Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers between 1998-2009. His best year came in 2002, where he went 18-6 and had a career best 3.15 ERA for the Angels. However, Washburn experienced from postseason struggles that season. Washburn won his only ALDS start against the New York Yankees, and pitched extremely well in the ALCS against the Minnesota Twins (7.0 innings, 1 run, 6 hits, no decision), but the World Series against the San Francisco Giants was not too kind to him. In his two World Series starts, Washburn was 0-2 with a 9.31 ERA. However, the Angels were still able to hold on to win the series, and Washburn won his first and only World Series title. 2005 photo by Anne Ryan/USA TODAY The rest of his career did not turn out as well. Washburn had a 107-109 record for his career (89-103 if you take away his great 2002), and had an ERA of 4.10. Also, after 2002, Washburn only made two more postseason starts, where he went a combined 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA. After a brutal 2009, with the Mariners and the Tigers, Washburn retired. He now lives with his family in Webster, Wisconsin. Washburn will always hold a special place in my heart, because his card was in the first pack of baseball cards I ever received. So thank you Jarrod for (completely unintentionally) being a major part of my childhood. -Hollenberg

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Mayweather visited Pacquiao’s hotel room for private meeting

Seahawks GM: Russell Wilson's contract 'presents challenges'

JR Smith: Lack of partying in Cleveland is better than NY

Tom Brady admits he has a cold

Paul Pierce: Computers to blame for lack of NBA trash talk

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Darrelle Revis: I don’t feel sorry for Jets fans

A recent history of Super Bowl injury hullabaloo

DeflateGate football could fetch $50K at auction

Father and son allegedly attack coach over playing time

The AFC North will regress in 2015

Doug Baldwin bringing 'sunblock' to Revis Island

Top five free agent quarterbacks

Report: NFL investigators to consult physicist on Deflategate

5 X-factors for Super Bowl XLIX

Best prop bets about the Super Bowl broadcast

Ten worst teams to ever play in a Super Bowl

Marshawn's new stiff arm to media: You know why I'm here

Six MLB teams going all-in on 2015

Keys to victory for the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX

Keys to victory for the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX

Grandpa: Marshawn would retire rather than deal with media

Ten best teams that didn't make the Super Bowl

Ranking the NBA’s Coach of the Year candidates

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

5 X-factors for Super Bowl XLIX

Ten worst teams to ever play in a SB

Six MLB teams going all-in on 2015

Patriots' keys to Super Bowl victory

Seahawks' keys to Super Bowl victory

DeflateGate ball could fetch $50K

Doug Baldwin ready for Revis Island

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

Barnes unhappy with NBA over fine

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Re-ranking the Top 25: exposing the biggest flaws

Putting the Cavs’ pieces together

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.