27 Facts About Jeff Suppan


Jeff Suppan played for the Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, St Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres.

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Since 2015, Suppan has been the pitching coach for the Idaho Falls Chukars in the Kansas City Royals system.

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Jeff Suppan pitched at Crespi Carmelite High School in California's San Fernando Valley.

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Jeff Suppan pitched one no-hitter as a freshman and another as a senior against Harvard-Westlake School in the midst of a 42-inning scoreless streak.

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Jeff Suppan committed to play college baseball at UCLA over offers from USC, Nevada, Cal and Cal State Long Beach.

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Jeff Suppan was selected by the Boston Red Sox with the 49th pick of the 1993 Major League Baseball draft and signed for $190,000.

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Jeff Suppan was picked up by the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks in 1998.

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Jeff Suppan was a mainstay for the Royals rotation, averaging 33 starts and 10 wins through his 4 seasons with the team.

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Jeff Suppan was dealt at the trading deadline back to the Red Sox for their playoff stretch run.

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Jeff Suppan helped lead the Cards to the 2004 World Series, where he started Game 3.

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Jeff Suppan started Game 4 of the National League Championship series against the Houston Astros, allowing one run over five innings but came away with a no-decision after the Astros took the lead later in the game.

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Jeff Suppan has hit two career Major League home runs, both off Steve Trachsel of the New York Mets.

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Jeff Suppan hit his second in Game 3 of the 2006 National League Championship Series.

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Jeff Suppan started Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS against the New York Mets.

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Jeff Suppan is one of only 8 ballplayers who pitched in the NL in 2007 who won at least 12 games in each year from 2004 to 2007, the others being Carlos Zambrano, Greg Maddux, Roy Oswalt, Tim Hudson, Derek Lowe, Jason Marquis and Johan Santana.

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On June 7,2008, Jeff Suppan was placed on the 15-day disabled list, his first DL stint since 1996.

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Jeff Suppan signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres on February 8,2012.

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Jeff Suppan opted for free agency over a minor league assignment with the Padres on June 5,2012, according to the Padres' official website.

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Jeff Suppan announced his retirement as a player on January 2,2014, his 39th birthday.

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The announcement was timed for 2 pm PST, to honor his mother, Kathleen Jeff Suppan, who died six years earlier on the same day and at the same time.

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Since 2015, Jeff Suppan has been the pitching coach for the Idaho Falls Chukars of the Pioneer League.

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In 2019, Jeff Suppan left the Chukars to become a roving minor league co-ordinator for the Royals organization.

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Jeff Suppan is a finesse pitcher, using a variety of pitches with good movement to create weak contact for hitters.

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Jeff Suppan is a devout Roman Catholic, appearing in the DVD Champions Of Faith and in Rosary Stars Praying the Gospel.

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Jeff Suppan has spoken to the National Catholic Register about his faith.

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Jeff Suppan appeared in a political advertisement alongside Patricia Heaton, Jim Caviezel, Mike Sweeney, and Kurt Warner, among others, during the 2006 World Series.

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The Jeff Suppan advertisement did not explicitly mention the Senate race.

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