18 Facts About Jeff Weaver


Jeffrey Charles Weaver was born on August 22,1976 and is a former right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher.

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Jeff Weaver is the older brother of fellow MLB pitcher Jered Weaver.

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Jeff Weaver played for the United States in the 1996 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal.

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Jeff Weaver was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the first round of the 1998 amateur draft, and made his Major League debut a year later.

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Jeff Weaver was the Detroit Tigers Opening Day starter in 2001 and 2002.

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Jeff Weaver debuted with the team as a pinch hitter in a 14-inning game between the Cardinals and Dodgers on July 13,2006, at Busch Stadium.

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Jered and Jeff both appeared in the September 11,2006, issue of Sports Illustrated that chronicled how Jeff Weaver's trade impacted Jeff and Jered both baseball-wise and in life away from the game.

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The younger Jeff Weaver was disappointed that his brother left without being around to see him make history by winning his first 9 career decisions.

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Jeff Weaver won important games for the Cardinals in the final weeks of the season, helping them win the National League Central Division, and he started and won Game 2 of the 2006 National League Division Series.

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Jeff Weaver started and was the losing pitcher for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the New York Mets on October 12,2006.

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In Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on October 17,2006, Jeff Weaver pitched 6 innings allowing 2 runs on 6 hits, winning his second game of the 2006 postseason.

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However, after pitching in just nine minor league games, Jeff Weaver requested and was granted a release from his contract.

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Jeff Weaver made his first start of 2009 vs the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 5 and allowed one run and struck out six in five innings.

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On June 20,2009, Jeff Weaver started for the Dodgers against the Los Angeles Angels.

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On October 7,2009, Jeff Weaver was the winning pitcher in Game One of the 2009 National League Division Series between the Dodgers and his former team, the St Louis Cardinals.

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Jeff Weaver returned to the Dodgers for the 2010 season on another minor league contract.

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On May 7,2010, Jeff Weaver picked up his 100th career victory in a relief outing against the Colorado Rockies.

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On September 28,2016, Jeff Weaver was hired as the pitching coach for the Oaks Christian School varsity baseball team to work alongside head coach Royce Clayton.

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