30 Facts About Derek Lowe


Derek Christopher Lowe was born on June 1,1973 and is an American former professional baseball pitcher.

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Derek Lowe was an All-League honoree in all four sports, and was a first-team all-state pick in basketball.

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Derek Lowe committed to attend Eastern Michigan University on a basketball scholarship.

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Derek Lowe signed with the Mariners on June 7,1991, forgoing his college scholarship.

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Derek Lowe made his major league debut on April 26,1997, working.

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Derek Lowe had his best season as a closer in 2000 when he led the American League with 42 saves and recorded a 2.

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Derek Lowe was left in limbo, forced to take various setup jobs in the bullpen.

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Derek Lowe asked manager Joe Kerrigan to return him to the starting rotation, and he pitched 16 innings as a starter before the end of the season.

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Derek Lowe faced just one over the minimum in the game; only a third inning walk to Brent Abernathy separated Derek Lowe from a perfect game.

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Additionally, Derek Lowe was the starting pitcher for the American League in the All-Star Game that year.

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Derek Lowe recorded an improbable save in deciding Game 5 of the 2003 American League Division Series, helped by two clutch strikeouts.

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Derek Lowe was the winner in the final game of all three postseason series—American League Division Series against the Anaheim Angels, American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees, and World Series against the St Louis Cardinals — as the Red Sox won their first World Series in 86 years.

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Derek Lowe later said that the team would no longer have to hear "1918", a derisive chant mocking the Red Sox's previously most recent title win, at Yankee Stadium.

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Derek Lowe was chosen by manager Joe Torre to start Game 1 of the National League Championship series against the Philadelphia Phillies on October 9,2008.

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Derek Lowe indicated that Maddux helped him considerably, and Maddux was often seen sitting next to him in the dugout.

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Manager Bobby Cox announced that Derek Lowe would start both Opening Day and the Braves home opener for the 2009 season.

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In 2010, Derek Lowe was one of only two active players, along with Livan Hernandez, to have played 12 or more seasons without going on the disabled list.

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Derek Lowe did not record a strikeout in the shutout, becoming the first pitcher to do so since 2002.

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Derek Lowe made his Yankees debut on August 13 pitching four scoreless innings of relief and got his first regular season save since 2001.

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On March 6,2013, Derek Lowe signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.

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Derek Lowe made the team's major league roster, and was with the Rangers on opening day.

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Himself a survivor of squamous cell carcinoma, Derek Lowe has worked with the Melanoma Foundation of New England, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, and The Prostate Cancer Foundation.

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Derek Lowe was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and received permission to treat it with Adderall, a substance banned by Major League Baseball.

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Derek Lowe was charged with fourth-degree domestic violence by King County police in 1997 after his girlfriend claimed that he struck her.

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Derek Lowe was released on $1,000 bond the next day, and he allegedly violated a no-contact order by returning to her home shortly after his release.

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Shortly thereafter, Derek Lowe filed for divorce from Trinka Derek Lowe, his wife of seven years, with whom he fathered three children.

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Derek Lowe declined to take a breath test before he was released after posting bail.

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On May 26,2011, both the DUI charge and the reckless driving charge were dismissed by City of Atlanta Solicitor-General Raines Carter, and Derek Lowe entered a nolo contendere plea to violating basic motor vehicle rules.

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Derek Lowe finished second to Mark Mulder in the July 2017 American Century Championships celebrity golf tournament.

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Derek Lowe won the January 2022 LPGA Tournament of Champions Celebrity Division tournament, defeating Annika Sorenstam in a playoff after both scored 138 points.

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