|Cincinnati Reds — No. 34|
|Born: May 3, 1986 |
La Grange, Texas
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|Major League Baseball debut|
|June 8, 2007 for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Selected MLB statistics|
|Earned run average||5. In Baseball or Softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the Pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of Events 1491 - Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries adopting the baptismal name of João Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) La Grange is a city in Fayette County, Texas, United States, near the Colorado River. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. A win is a Statistic in Major League Baseball credited to the Pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when his team last took the lead In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched 76|
David Dewitt "Homer" Bailey, Jr. In Baseball or Softball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by SO or K) occurs when a batter receives three strikes The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Minor League Baseball (born May 3, 1986, in La Grange, Texas) is an American Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. Events 1491 - Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries adopting the baptismal name of João Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) La Grange is a city in Fayette County, Texas, United States, near the Colorado River. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In Baseball or Softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the Pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA
The Reds selected Bailey in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft. The 2004 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball 's annual amateur draft, was held on June 7 and 8 Prior to the 2007 season, both Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus named Bailey the top prospect in the Reds' farm system. Baseball America is a Magazine which covers Baseball at every level with a particular focus on up-and-coming players in High school, College Baseball Prospectus, sometimes abbreviated as BP, is a Think tank focusing on Sabermetrics, the statistical analysis of In sports a prospect is any player whose rights are owned by a professional team but who has yet to play a game for the team In sports a farm team, feeder team or nursery club, generally refers to a team or club whose role is to provide experience and training for young players with an Because of his success at the minor league level, Bailey's debut was highly anticipated when he was called up to the Major League level in June 2007.  He made his Major League debut on June 8, 2007 against the Cleveland Indians. The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. At the time of his debut, Bailey was the youngest player in the National League. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball
Bailey, nicknamed "Homer" after his great-grandfather, attended La Grange High School. La Grange High School is the high school of La Grange, Texas ( USA) During La Grange's 2004 baseball season, Bailey won 15 games and lost none. In an organised Sports league, a season is the portion of one Year in which regulated Games of the sport are in session A win is a Statistic in Major League Baseball credited to the Pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when his team last took the lead In Baseball, a loss (denoted L) is charged to the Pitcher of the losing team who allows the run that gives the opposing team the lead with which Additionally, he had a 0. 68 earned run average and 201 strikeouts in 92 2/3 innings pitched. In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched In Baseball or Softball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by SO or K) occurs when a batter receives three strikes An inning, or innings, is a fixed-length segment of a game in any of a variety of Sports &ndash most notably Cricket and Baseball during That year, USA Today, a national American newspaper, named Bailey as a member of that year's USA Today All-USA high school baseball team and their High School National Player of the Year. USA TODAY is a national American daily Newspaper published by the Gannett Company. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Each year USA Today, an American Newspaper, awards outstanding High School Baseball players with a place on its All-USA high  Bailey completed his high school career with 41 wins, 4 losses, a 0. 98 ERA, and 536 strikeouts in 298 innings pitched. In 2004, the Cincinnati Reds selected Bailey with the seventh pick in the Major League Baseball amateur draft.
In 2004, Bailey made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Reds, a Rookie Class franchise in the Gulf Coast League. The Gulf Coast Reds are the Rookie Level minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North The Gulf Coast League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in Florida. That season, Bailey appeared in six games, started three, and lost his only decision for the GCL Reds.
In 2005, the Reds promoted Bailey to the Dayton Dragons, the Reds' Class A franchise in the Midwest League. 2005 Major League Baseball season Headline events of the year Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros to win the World Series The Dayton Dragons are a Class A Minor league baseball team affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds. The Midwest League is a Class A Minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. Bailey appeared in 28 games that season and compiled a record of 8-4. After the season, Baseball America named Bailey as the second-best prospect in the Midwest League. Baseball America is a Magazine which covers Baseball at every level with a particular focus on up-and-coming players in High school, College 
In 2006, the Reds promoted Bailey to the Sarasota Reds, their Advanced Class-A franchise in the Florida State League. 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success The Sarasota Reds are a Minor league baseball team based in Sarasota Florida. The Florida State League is a Class A Advanced Minor League Baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. Although he won just three games and lost five, Baseball America named him as the best prospect in the Florida State League.  After he had appeared in 13 games, the Reds promoted Bailey to the Chattanooga Lookouts, their affiliate in the Class-AA Southern League. The Chattanooga Lookouts are a Minor league baseball team based in Chattanooga Tennessee, USA. The Southern League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States.
While at Chattanooga, Bailey put up the best statistics of his minor league career. He won seven games, lost just one, and had a 1. 59 ERA in 13 games. Additionally, in 68 innings, he struck out 77 batters. In Baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing Pitcher and trying to produce offense for one's team As a result, Bailey averaged in excess of 10 strikeouts per nine innings while with each of his last three minor league teams.
In 2007, Bailey appeared in three spring training games for the Reds. In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the Regular season. He lost his only decision and had a 19. 64 ERA when the Reds sent him to their minor league camp on March 16. He started the regular season with the Louisville Bats, the Reds' AAA affiliate in the International League. The Louisville Bats, which play in Louisville Kentucky, are the AAA Minor league baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The International League ( IL) is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States. Bailey was touted as the best prospect in the Reds' farm system, and one of the best pitching prospects in baseball. In early June 2007, the Reds called up Bailey to make his debut against the Cleveland Indians.
On June 8, 2007, Bailey made his Major League debut as the starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds in their home game at Great American Ball Park, an interleague game against the Cleveland Indians. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Great American Ball Park is the home of Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds. Interleague play is the term used to describe regular season Major League Baseball games played between teams in different leagues introduced in. In that game, Bailey pitched five innings, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks with three strikeouts, and qualifying for the win.
On July 8, 2007, the Reds sent Bailey down to Triple-A Louisville. Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000 Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. . On September 20, 2007, Bailey returned to the Reds to pitch 5. 2 innings against the Giants. Bailey gave up one run on three hits and a walk while striking out three for his third win of the season.
On March 26, 2008, the Reds optioned Bailey to Louisville to start the 2008 season. Events 1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
On June 5, 2008, Bailey was called up to join the Reds rotation. Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Calendar Major League Baseball See also 2008 Major League Baseball season Postseason October 1 – ALDS and
In 2008, Homer Bailey released a charity wine called "Homer Bailey's Chardonnay" with 100% of his proceeds supporting Outdoors Without Limits, an organization committed to help reduce the barriers that prevent disabled people from enjoying the great outdoors.