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Eric Ludwick
Eric David Ludwick (born December 14, 1971) is a retired Major League Baseball player who played pitcher from -. He played for the Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Florida Marlins, and Toronto Blue Jays. He also played two seasons in Japan for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in and . In the middle of the 1997 season, Ludwick was part of a trade with between the cash-strapped Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals that sent Mark McGwire to the Cardinals in exchange for Ludwick, T.J. Matthews, and Blake Stein. Ludwick attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and in 1992 he played collegiate summer baseball with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He was selected by the New York Mets in the second round of the 1993 MLB Draft. Ludwick is the brother of retired major league outfielder Ryan Ludwick. References External links

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In baseball, the pitcher is the player who pitches the Baseball (ball), baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of out (baseball), retiring a batter (baseball), batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitch (baseball), pitched ball or draw a base on balls, walk. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the pitcher is assigned the number 1. The pitcher is often considered the most important player on the defensive side of the game, and as such is situated at the right end of the defensive spectrum. There are many different types of pitchers, such as the starting pitcher, relief pitcher, middle reliever, lefty specialist, setup man, and the closer. Traditionally, the pitcher also bats. Starting in 1973 with the American League and spreading to further leagues throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the hitting duties of the pitcher have generally been given over to the position of designated hitter, a cause of some ...
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