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Texas Tech Pros: Dallas Braden

Dallas Braden Dallas Braden

Written By: Philip Casteel - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Born August 13th, 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona, Dallas Braden went from making a name for himself in Lubbock to making history in the Major Leagues.

Braden attended Texas Tech University and was drafted out of Texas Tech. Braden is a left handed pitcher, who features an 87 to 90 mph fast ball, slider, change up, and curve ball. He mostly relies on his change up.

Braden was drafted in 2004 by the Oakland Athletics in the 24th round in the amateur draft. He was signed June 23rd, 2004 and did not debut until April 24th, 2007. His 2010 salary is $420,000.

Braden is known for a feud with Alex Rodriguez with the New York Yankees. Rodriguez ran across the pitching mound and Braden yelled at him. Rodriguez later commented on the situation that he did not put much stalk into a guy with just a hand full of wins. After that comment, Braden would later pitch a perfect game to a tune of 109 pitches and 77 strikes. The perfect game was on May 9th, 2010 (Mothers Day) and it was the 19th perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball.

On May 21st the City of Oakland named that day Dallas Braden Day. On May 22, Braden received the key to the City of Stockton, California.

2010 Stats

ERA      W-L       SO    WHIP

3.56     9-12      99     1.15

Career Stats

ERA     W-L       SO     WHIP

4.27   23-33     276     1.33

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