|Born: August 15, 1935|
|Batted: Switch||Threw: Right|
|July 21, 1953|
for the Milwaukee Braves
|October 2, 1966|
for the Atlanta Braves
|ERA||3. In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers (4-2 All-Star Game Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Baltimore Orioles over Los Angeles Dodgers (4-0 Frank Robinson, In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched 77|
|Career highlights and awards|
Joseph Richard (Joey) Jay (born August 15, 1935 in Middletown, Connecticut ) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. 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 Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the south-central part of the state 16 miles (26 km In Baseball or Softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the Pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of From 1953 through 1966, Jay played for the Milwaukee Braves (1953-55, 1957-60), Cincinnati Reds (1961-66) and Atlanta Braves (1966). Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA He was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. In Baseball, a switch-hitter is a batter who is able to hit from both the right and left sides of the plate
In a 13-season career, Jay posted a 99-91 record with 999 strikeouts and a 3. In Baseball or Softball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by SO or K) occurs when a batter receives three strikes 77 ERA in 1546. In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched 1 innings. In Baseball, innings pitched (IP are the number of Innings a Pitcher has completed measured by the number of batters and Baserunners
In addition to being the first Little League player to advance to the major leagues, Jay was one of the first 'bonus baby' players in the major leagues. Little League Baseball is the name of a Non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local children's leagues of baseball and Softball For a list of Bonus Babies please see the List of baseball players who went directly to the major leagues. This resulted when he signed a significant contract ($20,000) with the Braves, which forced the Braves to keep Jay on their major league roster for two seasons because of the contract's amount. Following the end of his two years, he was sent to the minors to gain experience, but this failed to get him past the likes of Warren Spahn, Bob Buhl and Lew Burdette on the Braves' rotation. Warren Edward Spahn ( April 23, 1921 &ndash November 24, 2003) was an American left-handed Pitcher in Major League Robert Ray Buhl ( August 12 1928 - February 16 2001) was an American right-handed Starting pitcher in Major League Selva Lewis Burdette Jr ( November 22 1926 – February 6 2007) was an American right-handed Starting pitcher in He went 7-5 for the Braves in his best season (1958), but a broken finger kept him out of the World Series. He currently lives in Tampa, FL.
The Braves, feeling that Jay would never reach his "bonus baby" potential, traded him to the Cincinnati Reds after the 1960 season for infielder Roy McMillan. The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA Roy David McMillan ( July 17, 1929 - November 2, 1997) was a Shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball.
Jay took full advantage of the trade, as he became a key figure in the Reds' stunning revival in 1961. Jay won twenty-one games (the first Red to win twenty since Ewell Blackwell in 1947), tied for the league lead in wins and shutouts, and pitched a one-hitter as the Reds surged to their first National League pennant since 1940. Ewell Blackwell ( October 23, 1922 in Fresno California - October 29, 1996 in Hendersonville North Carolina) was a right-handed However, the Reds faced the legendary New York Yankees, with Roger Maris having just hit sixty-one home runs, and fell in five games (the only Red win was in Series game #2 with Jay on the mound in Yankee Stadium, a feat which Jay would claim was his greatest achievement in his career). The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. Roger Eugene Maris ( September 10 1934 &ndash December 14 1985) was an American Right fielder in Major League Baseball
Jay would also win twenty-one games in 1962, but his productivity slipped after that, finishing 7-18 in 1963. His sub-par 1964 season (11-11) proved disastrous as the Reds just missed claiming the National League title. He would finish his career by returning to the Braves for their initial season in Atlanta in 1966.
|Major League Player of the Month|
|Major League Player of the Month|
Ernie Broglio & Warren Spahn
|National League Wins Champion|
(with Warren Spahn)