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Brad Lidge

MLB Player information
NameBrad Lidge
PositionRelief pitcher
Place of birthSacramento, California
MLB debutApril 26, 2002 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Win-loss record26 30
Earned run average3.46
*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

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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.

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