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Sean Doolittle


Sean Doolittle

This article is about the baseball player. For the author, see Sean Doolittle (author).
Sean Doolittle
Oakland Athletics – No. 62
Born: (1986-09-27) September 27, 1986 (age 27)
Rapid City, South Dakota
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 5, 2012 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 7–6
Earned run average 3.09
Strikeouts 120

Sean Doolittle
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Competitor for  United States
World University Championship
Gold 2006 Havana Team

Sean Robert Doolittle (born September 26, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. He was the 41st overall pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft, as a first baseman/outfielder.[1]

Early life

Doolittle grew up in Tabernacle Township, New Jersey, where he played Babe Ruth Baseball, and excelled as a pitcher.

He attended Shawnee High School, in Medford, New Jersey, where he was a stand-out pitcher and broke the state record for most strikeouts in a game. Sean was also a great hitter and led Shawnee to a state championship. Doolittle played for the University of Virginia Cavaliers baseball team as both a starting pitcher and first baseman. He formerly held the record for wins in a career for a Virginia pitcher — 22 — which has since been passed by Danny Hultzen.[2] In 2005 and 2006, Doolittle was named to the USA National (Collegiate) Baseball Team.[3][4][5]

Minor-league career

Sean made his professional debut on June 18, 2007 and at one point was considered a top prospect . His brother, Ryan Doolittle is also a part of the Athletics' farm system.

His teammates during his college days were Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Schwimer.[5]

Despite being injured for most of the 2009 season, Doolittle was ranked tenth in Oakland's farm system according to Baseball America.[6] Doolittle missed the entire 2010 season while rehabbing from 2 knee surgeries. In the 2011 offseason, he was place on Oakland's 40-man roster to be protected from the rule 5 draft. After missing more than 2 years, Doolittle converted back to pitching,[7] making his professional pitching debut in the instructional league in Arizona in 2011.

Major-league career

After just 26 professional innings, 25 of those at three minor league stops in 2012, Doolittle was called up to the majors on June 4, 2012.

He served as a relief pitcher for the A's, earning his first career save on July 21, 2012 against the New York Yankees



External links

Biography portal
Baseball portal
  • player profile
  • Sean Doolittle on Twitter
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

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