29 Facts About Kyle Farnsworth


Kyle Lynn Farnsworth was born on April 14,1976 and is a former professional baseball pitcher.

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Kyle Farnsworth has played for the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, Houston Astros in Major League Baseball, and for the Pericos de Puebla and the Broncos de Reynosa of the Mexican League.

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In 2017, Farnsworth was the pitching coach for the Brookhaven Bucks of the Sunbelt Baseball League.

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Kyle Farnsworth graduated from Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia, in 1994.

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Kyle Farnsworth continued to play baseball in college at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia.

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Kyle Farnsworth is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Kyle Farnsworth was inducted into the ABAC Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Kyle Farnsworth was drafted in the 47th round by the Chicago Cubs in 1994.

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Kyle Farnsworth did not sign until May 12,1995 after playing briefly at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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Kyle Farnsworth was the winning pitcher in the final baseball game played at Three Rivers Stadium on October 1,2000.

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Kyle Farnsworth was involved in a brawl in the 2003 season, against the Cincinnati Reds.

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Kyle Farnsworth then met Wilson a short distance from home plate, and speared him to the ground.

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Kyle Farnsworth was suspended three games for his actions, but MLB reduced the suspension to two games.

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Kyle Farnsworth ended up severely bruising and spraining his knee in the process, and was placed on the disabled list as a result.

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Kyle Farnsworth was involved in a bench-clearing fight in the 2005 season while playing for the Detroit Tigers, against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park.

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Kyle Farnsworth's struggles continued into the 2007 season, as he recorded a 4.

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On July 30,2008, Kyle Farnsworth returned to the Tigers in a trade for Ivan Rodriguez.

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On June 17,2009, Kyle Farnsworth's left, non-pitching hand was bitten while he was breaking up a fight between two of his American bulldogs—Strike and Rambo.

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Kyle Farnsworth later taped his finger, tucked it into his glove, and went to practice telling manager Trey Hillman that he could pitch.

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On July 31,2010, Kyle Farnsworth was re-acquired by the Braves along with Rick Ankiel for Gregor Blanco, Jesse Chavez and Tim Collins.

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Kyle Farnsworth was designated for assignment on August 9,2013 and released the next day.

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Kyle Farnsworth signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 16,2013, and recorded his first Pirates save against the Texas Rangers on September 11,2013.

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Kyle Farnsworth signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets on February 3,2014.

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However, after the game, Mets manager Terry Collins stated that Kyle Farnsworth was still the closer and that the Matsuzaka was the back up option.

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On May 17,2014, Kyle Farnsworth signed a major league deal with the Houston Astros.

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At Reynosa, Kyle Farnsworth started games for the first time since 2000 with the Chicago Cubs.

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Kyle Farnsworth had not played football since he was a freshman in high school in 1992.

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Kyle Farnsworth made the Phantoms and played defensive end in the 2015 season.

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Kyle Farnsworth claimed to have received an offer to play professionally in a football league in Australia before the league canceled its inaugural season.

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