Saturday, January 26, 2008

Profile Spotlight on Adrain Price

Adrian Price emerged on the scene immediately in '01 with an incredible rookie season for the San Diego Salty Dogs. He won the ROY and Cy young award while going 19-5 in 250+ innings with a 2.62 in the most offensive season in Edmonds History. He followed that up the next two seasons with winning the Cy Young. Also in '03 he led the Salty Dogs to their first championships and put a well deserved ring on his finger.

The following off season would bring some change to his future. As the N.O. made an offer SD could not refuse for there young star. Napoleon Burroghs,Fritz James and,Tori Douglas were shipped out west. The move paid dividends for the Card Sharks immediately.
Leading them to the division title. Unfortunately in the first game played in the playoffs would give the entire Cajun fanbase a scare. Price heard something snap in the fifth inning. He refused to tell the coaches and went back out to pitch 2 more innings before finally taking the loss and leaving the game for the final time for the season. The N.O. rallied behind the bravery shown by Price to get to the WS where it was apparent Price was needed and were consequently swept by Philly.
The '05 season is also known as the comeback. Price trained twice as hard and was back throwing off a mound in only 55 days after the broken arm. He was ready to go by spring training and seemed stronger then ever. He went on that season to win his 4th Cy Young award. Posting a 25-8 record with a 2.58 era while leading The N.O. to the best record in the AL. Once again though the team would fall in the WS. Now in season 7 Price looks as strong as ever and is hoping to bring the great fans of the N.O. there well deserved championship. Some of his career milestones include first to 100 wins (currently has 140) and first to 1000 Ks (currently has 1428).

1 comment:

mfkidd said...

Ricardo Maduro...

... at the tender age of 25 is a threat to eventually pass Price for Wins in a career. He has 70 or so right now and is 5 years younger than Price.