31 Facts About Aaron Sele


Aaron Helmer Sele was born on June 25,1970 and is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who is currently a special assignment scout for the Chicago Cubs.

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Aaron Sele's family moved to Poulsbo, Washington, a town on the Kitsap Peninsula, where he pitched for North Kitsap High School.

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Aaron Sele helped lead the North Kitsap Vikings to the 1988 state championship.

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Aaron Sele was named a third-team All-American by Baseball America.

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Aaron Sele was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the first-round of the 1991 Major League Baseball draft.

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Aaron Sele had a team-best 4 complete games at Winter Haven and pitched in the Florida Instructional League.

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Aaron Sele was a co-winner of the Tony Latham Memorial Award for player with the most enthusiasm.

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Aaron Sele struck out future Hall of Fame member Dave Winfield for his first major league strikeout.

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Aaron Sele was the third Red Sox rookie to ever win as many as his first 6 decisions.

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Aaron Sele finished 3rd in BBWAA AL Rookie of the Year voting and was named to Major League Rookie All-Star team by Baseball Digest and named International League Most Valuable Pitcher and the starting pitcher on the IL's post-season all-star team by Baseball America.

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On September 6,1993 while pitching against the White Sox in Chicago, Aaron Sele was involved in one of baseball's more memorable fights.

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Aaron Sele, seeming to have a plan, did not move until Bell was feet from him, about to throw a punch.

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At the last second, Aaron Sele ducked to his left as Bell threw the punch and the burly Mo Vaughn, having rushed to the mound from first base, ran into Bell.

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In 1994, Aaron Sele finished 2nd on the Red Sox staff in starts, complete games, innings, and strikeouts and tied for 2nd in wins.

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In 1996, Aaron Sele ranked fourth on the Boston staff in starts, innings, strikeouts, and wins.

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Aaron Sele led the Red Sox in 1997 in wins and starts while ranking third in innings and strikeouts.

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Aaron Sele was traded to the Texas Rangers with Mark Bradenburg and Bill Haselman on November 6,1997, for Damon Buford and Jim Leyritz.

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Aaron Sele tied for 4th in the AL with a career-high 19 wins in 1998, matching the 4th most in Rangers' history.

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Aaron Sele tied for 5th in the league with 2 shutouts, set career highs for complete games, shutouts and innings pitched and led the majors with 13 victories at home.

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Aaron Sele was the majors' first 8-game and 11-game winner, as well as the first pitcher in the AL with 9,10, and 12 victories.

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Aaron Sele agreed on January 7,2000 to a four-year, $29 million contract with the Baltimore Orioles pending the results of a physical.

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Aaron Sele became the first Mariners right-hander to make the All-Star team, earning his second All-Star appearance.

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Aaron Sele was among the AL leaders in wins, starts and innings pitched and won at least 17 games for the third consecutive season.

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Aaron Sele underwent surgery to repair partial tear of the supraspinatus muscle and labrum in his right rotator cuff.

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Aaron Sele set a career high in ERA and career lows in starts and strikeouts.

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Aaron Sele opened the 2004 season in the bullpen for the first time in his ML career.

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Aaron Sele pitched in 28 games, 15 of which were starts, while pitching a total of 103.

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On January 25,2007, Aaron Sele signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets, and received a non-roster invitation to spring training.

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Aaron Sele served as the long man from the bullpen for the team.

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Aaron Sele holds the record for the most postseason losses by a pitcher who never won a postseason game.

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Aaron Sele received only one vote in the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame voting and will no longer appear on the ballot.

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