30 Facts About Colby Lewis


Colby Preston Lewis was born on August 2,1979, and popularly nicknamed "Cobra", is a former American professional baseball pitcher.

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Colby Lewis played in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics, and Texas Rangers and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.

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Colby Lewis played for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Central League from 2008 to 2009, during which he won two awards for most strikeouts.

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Colby Lewis is a graduate of North High School in Bakersfield, California.

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Colby Lewis was the 38th overall player selected in the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft.

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Colby Lewis was a highly regarded prospect coming up in the Rangers' system and in three seasons with them had a career ERA of 6.

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Colby Lewis suffered an injury early in the 2004 season and missed most of the year after undergoing rotator cuff surgery.

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Colby Lewis was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers after the 2004 season.

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Colby Lewis made only 2 appearances in 2006 with an ERA of exactly 3.

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Colby Lewis would be eligible to participate in the postseason despite his short tenured 2006 season.

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In 2007, Colby Lewis signed a minor league deal for the Washington Nationals.

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About 4 days after his release from the Nationals, Colby Lewis signed a minor league deal for the Oakland Athletics.

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Colby Lewis started the game that day against the Chicago White Sox.

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Colby Lewis's A's debut was a disaster as he pitched 3.

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Colby Lewis was immediately sent to the bullpen after that start.

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Colby Lewis is renowned for home runs, which is unusual for a pitcher.

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On January 14,2010, Colby Lewis agreed to a two-year contract with the Texas Rangers.

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On October 16, Colby Lewis started Game 2 of the 2010 American League Championship Series at home against the New York Yankees.

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On October 30, Colby Lewis started game 3 of the 2010 World Series, at home against the San Francisco Giants.

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Colby Lewis took one start off before returning to pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

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Colby Lewis gave up a league-leading 35 home runs, the 7th-most in Rangers history.

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Colby Lewis began the 2013 season on the 60-day disabled list as he was still recovering from the elbow surgery he previously had.

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Colby Lewis was expected to return after the All-Star break, but was announced to be out for the rest of the season due to bone spurs in his right hip.

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Colby Lewis's elbow has recovered post surgery and rehab with a AA Frisco Rough Riders rehab assignment.

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Colby Lewis pitched for the Rangers in 2014 spring training, include a shutout start versus the Seattle Mariners.

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On January 18,2016, Colby Lewis re-signed with the Rangers on a 1-year, $6 million contract.

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On June 16,2016, Colby Lewis again flirted with perfection against the Oakland, not allowing a baserunner until the 8th inning, when he walked Yonder Alonso.

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Colby Lewis was hired by the Rangers on November 6,2017, to be a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels.

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Colby Lewis threw two fastballs: a four-seamer at 90 miles per hour and a sinker at 89 miles per hour.

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Colby Lewis skipped a start with the Rangers to be present for his daughter's birth.

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