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Roy Oswalt

Roy Oswalt
Oswalt pitching for the Houston Astros in 2010
MLB Player information
NameRoy Oswalt
PositionStarting pitcher
MLB debutMay 6, 2001 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Win loss record157 91
Earned run average3.21
* Houston Astros (2001 2010) * Philadelphia Phillies (2010 present)
* 3× All-Star selection (2005, 2006, 2007) * NLCS MVP (2005)

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Roy Edward Oswalt (c-eniconˈoʊzwɑːlt; born August 29, 1977 in Weir, Mississippi) is an American Major League Baseball pitcher and Olympic gold medalist who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies. Oswalt, a slender six-foot right-handed starting pitcher, is currently in his eleventh major league season. He spent the first nine and a half years of his career in the Houston Astros organization.

Oswalt is currently considered to be among the elite pitchers in the National League. After completing nine years (2001 2009), Oswalt has compiled an 137 70 record with a 3.23 ERA and a 3.58 strikeout-to-walk ratio (1473 to 418) in 1803.1 innings pitched. He posted a 20 12 record in 2005 with a 2.94 ERA, repeating his 20-win performance of 2004. He was the ace of a Houston Astros staff that included Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte. He is also a three-time All-Star. On August 29, 2006, Oswalt's 29th birthday, he signed a five year extension with the Houston Astros totaling $73 million with an option for a 6th year.

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