16 Facts About Chris Tillman


Christopher Steven Tillman was born on April 15,1988 and is an American former professional baseball pitcher.

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Chris Tillman made his Major League Baseball debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 2009, and played with them until 2018.

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Chris Tillman committed to play college baseball for Cal State Fullerton.

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Chris Tillman was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the second round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.

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Chris Tillman was optioned between the majors throughout 2010 and Chris Tillman started for the O's during the 2010 campaign.

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Chris Tillman was lifted by manager Buck Showalter after the sixth inning as Tillman's pitch count was already up to 101 pitches.

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Chris Tillman assumed the role of ace of the rotation and compiled the most wins of any pitcher on the staff.

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Chris Tillman ended the season with 16 wins, the most of any Orioles pitcher since Mike Mussina had 18 in 1999.

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On March 17,2014, manager Buck Showalter announced that Chris Tillman would be the Orioles' Opening Day starter, for the first time in his career, on March 31, against the Boston Red Sox.

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Chris Tillman received a no-decision, going 5 innings, allowing one run, and striking out 4.

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Chris Tillman made his first career postseason start during Game 1 of the American League Division Series, against the Detroit Tigers.

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On May 7,2015, Chris Tillman surrendered a home run to Alex Rodriguez, which moved Rodriguez into sole possession of fourth place on the all time home run list, surpassing Willie Mays.

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Chris Tillman was named the Orioles Opening Day starter for the third consecutive year in 2016.

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Chris Tillman became the first Oriole pitcher since 2003 to win 14 decisions in their first 21 starts.

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Chris Tillman left the game with runners on the corners, and teammate Mychal Givens came in and induced a double play.

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Chris Tillman moved in to 20th place on the Orioles All-time win list.

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