12 Facts About Alan Embree


Alan Duane Embree was born on January 23,1970 and is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.

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Alan Embree batted and threw left-handed, and was used as a left-handed specialist.

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Alan Embree attended Prairie High School in Brush Prairie, Washington and was a letterman in football, basketball, baseball.

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Alan Embree won a state championship in baseball at Prairie High School.

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In 2004, Alan Embree recorded the final out against the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS, and shut down the Cardinals in the 8th inning of Game 4 of the 2004 World Series, and an inning later, the Red Sox won the World Series and Alan Embree received his World Series ring on Opening Day, 2005.

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On December 6,2006, it was announced that Alan Embree agreed to a two-year deal with the Oakland Athletics including an option for the 2009 season.

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Alan Embree spent the bulk of his time serving as the team's closer while Huston Street was injured for a prolonged period.

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On December 13,2008, it was announced that Alan Embree had agreed to a one-year deal with the Colorado Rockies for the 2009 season and an option for the 2010 season.

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On July 7,2009, Alan Embree became only the second pitcher since 1990 to be awarded a win without throwing a single pitch.

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Alan Embree refined his slider into an effective pitch, whereas before, he had relied almost exclusively on his blazing fastball.

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On November 8,2012, Alan Embree was named the pitching coach for the Bend Elks Baseball Club in Bend, Oregon.

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In 2022, Alan Embree was named the manager of the Cowlitz Black Bears, a West Coast League team.

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