|Cincinnati Reds — No. 23|
|Born: August 13, 1979 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Right|
|Major League Baseball debut|
|September 18, 2000 for the Chicago Cubs|
|Selected MLB statistics|
(through April 20,2008)
|Batting average||. A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the Outfielder in Baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position Events 3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation the start of the Maya calendar. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 257|
|Runs batted in||338|
Donald Corey Patterson (born August 13, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball center fielder for the Cincinnati Reds. In Baseball, a stolen base occurs when a Baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the Pitcher is delivering the ball to Home plate The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: 2005 Major League Baseball season Headline events of the year Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros to win the World Series The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Minor League Baseball The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA Calendar Major League Baseball See also 2008 Major League Baseball season Postseason October 1 – ALDS and Events 3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation the start of the Maya calendar. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the Outfielder in Baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA He is the older brother of Chicago Cubs outfielder Eric Patterson. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. Eric Scott Patterson (born April 8, 1983 in Tallahassee Florida) is an Outfielder in Major League Baseball for the Oakland
Patterson attended Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia, and helped Harrison win the Georgia state championship as a senior in 1998. Carl Harrison High School is a grades 9 - 12 Public high school in Kennesaw Georgia. Kennesaw is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 21675 at the 2000 census Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) That year, he had a batting average of . Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 528 with 81 runs scored, 22 home runs, 61 RBI and 38 stolen bases in 38 games. In Baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around first second and third base and returns safely to Home plate, touching In Baseball, a stolen base occurs when a Baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the Pitcher is delivering the ball to Home plate Patterson was named to the Baseball America and USA Today first-team All-America teams, and was selected by USA Baseball as its Amateur Player of the Year and as the Baseball Coaches Association's co-national high school Player of the Year. Baseball America is a Magazine which covers Baseball at every level with a particular focus on up-and-coming players in High school, College USA TODAY is a national American daily Newspaper published by the Gannett Company. An All-American "team" is an honorary Sports team composed of outstanding Amateur players those considered the best players of a specific season for United States national baseball team USA Baseball was founded in 1978 and is the governing body for amateur Baseball in the United States of America. Patterson was also named a Baseball America second-team selection after his junior season.
Patterson was selected by the Chicago Cubs as the third overall pick in the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. Headline events of the year Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Ken Griffey Jr The First-Year Player Draft, also known as the Rule 4 Draft, is Major League Baseball 's primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players from high schools As a high draft pick, Patterson began his career with high expectations, and immediately began to fulfill those expectations with outstanding play in the minor leagues. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North He made his professional debut in 1999 with the Lansing Lugnuts of the class A Midwest League, and was selected as that league's "Prospect of the Year" after leading the league in slugging percentage (. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Atlanta Braves (4-0 Mariano Rivera, MVP The Midwest League is a Class A Minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. In Baseball statistics, slugging percentage (abbreviated SLG) is a popular measure of the power of a hitter. 592), extra base hits (72) and triples (17). In Baseball, an extra base hit ( EB, EBH or XBH) also known as a long hit, is any base hit on which the batter In Baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching Third base after hitting the ball with neither the benefit of a fielder's misplay (see He also batted . 320 with 20 homers and 79 RBI, and was named to the league's all-star team both at midseason and postseason. Baseball America named Patterson the league's top prospect. After the 1999 season, he played in the Arizona Fall League, and played well there even though he was that league's youngest player. The Arizona Fall League is a Minor league baseball league which operates during the fall in Arizona, United States at five Spring training He batted . 368 with 4 home runs, 24 RBI, and 8 stolen bases in 35 games, and was named to the league's all-star team.
In 2000, Patterson was promoted to class AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx of the Southern League. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: The West Tenn Diamond Jaxx are a Minor league baseball team of the Southern League and the Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The Southern League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. As in 1999, he was named to the league's midseason and postseason all-star teams, and was named the league's top prospect by Baseball America. Patterson batted . 268 with 22 home runs and 82 RBI, finishing second in the league in home runs.
After playing in the 2000 Southern League playoffs, Patterson was called up from the minors to play for the Cubs. He made his major league debut on September 18, 2000, against the Milwaukee Brewers. Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which plays in the Central Division of the National League The next day Patterson recorded his first major league hit, a home run off Juan Acevedo. In Baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H) sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when the batter safely reaches Juan Carlos Acevedo (born May 5, 1970 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League He finished the 2000 season with the Cubs with 7 hits in 42 at bats, and 2 home runs. In Baseball, an at bat ( AB) or time at bat is used to calculate certain statistics, including Batting average, On base
Corey didn't start playing a full season until 2002 when he finished with a . Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: 253 batting average. In 2003, he started to become the All-Star the Cubs were looking for, batting . Headline event of the year The Florida Marlins become World Series champions holding off a dynastic New York Yankees team 4 games to 298 with 55 RBI in only 83 games before injuring his knee while running to first on a base hit against the St. Louis Cardinals. The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St Since then, he has lost the consistency that he displayed in 2003.
Patterson played 157 games in 2004, with a . Headline events of the year The Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since, ending the Curse of the Bambino. 266 batting average, 24 home runs, and 72 RBI in 631 at bats. He had the lowest range factor (2. Range Factor (commonly abbreviated RF) is a baseball statistic developed by Bill James. 18) among all starting major league center fielders in 2004.
He throws right-handed and bats left-handed. Someone who is right-handed will prefer to use this hand for everyday activities such as writing, maintaining personal hygiene, Cooking and so forth His brother Eric was drafted by the Cubs in the 8th round in 2004, and made his major league debut for the Cubs on August 7, 2007. Eric Scott Patterson (born April 8, 1983 in Tallahassee Florida) is an Outfielder in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Events 322 BC - Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Minor League Baseball His father, Don Patterson, played in the NFL for two years. Don Patterson may refer to Don Patterson (football coach, current head college football coach for the Western Illinois University Leathernecks The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league.
Corey Patterson is a player gifted with many tools which made him a prized prospect in the Cubs organization. Patterson has superb speed and is an above average base-stealer. Many say Patterson was robbed of the 2004 Gold Glove Award in center field, the award given to best defensive player at each position. For the award given to amateur boxers see Golden Gloves. In American Baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to Whether leading off or hitting in the middle of the order, he shows excellent power, but also a tendency to overswing and go after bad pitches. Due to his high strike-out rate, many fans began spelling Patterson's first name as "Korey" (the letter "K" is used to designate strikeouts on baseball scorecards).
The 2005 season began slow for Patterson and only got worse. 2005 Major League Baseball season Headline events of the year Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros to win the World Series On July 7, he was sent down to the AAA Iowa Cubs during a season in which he struggled from the plate. Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death The Iowa Cubs are a Triple-A Minor league baseball team affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, that plays in the Pacific Coast League. The demotion came after the Cubs had lost a season-high eight games in a row, and reflected his precarious standing with the team. Published reports indicated that center fielder Felix Pie, the Cubs' top prospect, was slated to be called up from AA West Tenn in July when Patterson was sent down. Félix Pie (ˈpiːeɪ PEE-ay) (born February 8, 1985 in) is a Major League Center fielder for the Chicago Cubs. However, an ankle injury sidelined Pie and the Cubs called up Adam Greenberg instead.
Patterson was back up with the major league team on August 9, after his one-month stint in AAA Iowa. Events 48 BC - Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus During the time in AAA, center fielder Jerry Hairston, Jr. injured his elbow diving for a fly ball. Jerry Wayne Hairston Jr (born May 29, 1976 in Naperville Illinois) nicknamed "Pork Rind" is a Major League Baseball Instead of calling up Patterson to regain his role as starting center fielder, the Cubs activated three disabled players and started Jose Macias in center. José Prado Macías Salazar (born January 25, 1972 in Panama City Panama) is a Major League Baseball player who is currently a Free agent Patterson was apparently angered by the snub, even though that decision came while he was mired in a slump in Iowa. Following his return, Patterson's hitting worsened. He also earned the derision of his peers for saying "It's just a game. " after a game in Colorado where he stranded baserunners in key situations. The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. He insists that he said "It's just the game," implying that struggles are a part of baseball.
Patterson was traded by the Cubs to the Orioles on January 9, 2006, for A-level minor league prospects Nate Spears and Carlos Perez. Events 475 - Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople. 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success In his first year with the Orioles, he batted . 276 with 16 home runs and 53 RBI. He also stole 45 bases, which ranked third in the American League. The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League ( AL) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in Patterson's contract was not renewed concluding the 2007 season.
On March 3, 2008, the Cincinnati Reds signed Patterson to a minor league contract. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Calendar Major League Baseball See also 2008 Major League Baseball season Postseason October 1 – ALDS and The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA At the end of Spring Training, he was added to the 40-man roster.
Patterson was Reds manager Dusty Baker's personal invitee to the Reds' training camp, and he started the season in center field for Cincinnati. Platooning with utility man Ryan Freel, Patterson's numbers at the plate were impressive at the beginning of the 2008 season. Gradually his average deteriorated, culminating in an 0-8 performance during Cincinnati's 18-inning loss to San Diego on May 25. The following day top outfielding prospect Jay Bruce was called up from AAA Lousiville to start in center field, demoting Patterson to the Reds' bench. Patterson did not collect a hit the following day either, stretching his slump to 0-9. On May 28, Patterson accepted a reassignment to AAA Louisville. Events 585 BC - A Solar eclipse occurs as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling 
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