AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Brad Lidge

MLB Player information
NameBrad Lidge
PositionRelief pitcher
Place of birthSacramento, California
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutApril 26, 2002 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Win-loss record26 30
Earned run average3.46
Strikeouts784
Saves223
Teams
*Houston Astros (2002 2007) *Philadelphia Phillies (2008 present)
* 2× All-Star (2005, 2008) * World Series champion (2008) * 2008 NL Comeback Player of the Year * 2008 NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year * 2008 DHL Delivery Man of the Year

     Home | Baseball | Brad Lidge





Bradley Thomas "Brad" Lidge (born December 23, 1976 in Sacramento, California) is a closer for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. Nicknamed "Lights Out", he is the all-time leader in strikeouts per nine innings (12.2 K/9) among pitchers with at least 200 appearances in their career. Lidge throws a four-seam fastball that consistently reaches 91 or 92 miles per hour, as well as a hard, sharp breaking slider that ranges from 85 to 87 mph. He sealed the Phillies' 2008 World Series Championship with the final out, a strikeout of Eric Hinske in Game 5.


Warning: simplexml_load_file(http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Brad/Lidge?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10) [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Brad/Lidge?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260