Full name JEFF CHARLES D'AMICO...Wife's name is Rose...They have two children; daughter Jude (6/4/97) and son
Jeff Jr. (3/30/99)...Resides in Palm Harbor, FL...Is a 1993 graduate of Northeast High School in St. Petersburg, FL,
where he earned All-American honors from *Baseball America*...Was also named to the USA Today Super 25
Team...Despite pitching in six high school games as a senior due to a stress fracture in his shin, was rated by *Baseball
America* as having the best velocity...Participated in the U.S. Olympic Festival in San Antonio in 1993...Was also
selected to the 20-man USA Junior Olympic Team that participated in the World Junior Championships in Ontario,
Canada, but signed with Milwaukee that August.
Spent the entire 2003 season with the Pittsburgh Pirates where he made a career-high 29 starts, going 9-16 with
a 4.77 ERA in a major league career-high 175.1IP (204 H, 93 ER, 42 BB, 100 K)...He finished 2nd on the Pirates
pitching staff in innings, starts and strikeouts and was 1 win shy of equaling the 2003 team-high...Was 6-9 w/
a 3.97 ERA in 17 first half starts (104.1 IP, 110 H, 46 ER) and also tossed two complete games...In his career he
has just 1 error in 110 total chances (.991 fielding %).
Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee and was named the club's fifth starter prior to the season...Established
career highs in innings pitched and starts in first season with the Pirates...Also matched a career high in
appearances (had 29 with the Mets in 2002)...Led the National League in losses, the first Pittsburgh pitcher to
do so since Paul Wagner went 5-16 in 1995...His 16 losses were the most by a Pirate hurler since Jimmy Anderson
lost 17 in 2001.
Tied for eighth in the league with the fewest walks per 9.0 innings pitched (2.2)...Lost a 16-1 decision in his first
start with Pittsburgh on 4/5 @Philadelphia (surrendered two runs in the first inning and four in the fifth)...Tied
a career-high with 10 strikeouts and did not allow a run in 7.0 innings of work in win vs. Houston on 5/14...Surrendered three home runs while allowing a season-high seven runs in loss @Toronto on 6/11.
Tossed a 9.0 inning four-hitter on 7/6 vs. Houston, his fourth career complete game and first since 5/15/02 @Los
Angeles...Lost three straight decisions following the complete game, including a 1-0 defeat vs. Milwaukee on 7/19...Surrendered a season-high 12 hits and eight runs in loss vs. Colorado on 8/3...Snapped his three-game
losing streak with a victory on 8/9 @Colorado (6.2 IP/3 ER)...Tossed second complete game and hit second career
home run (off Garrett Stephenson) in Pittsburgh's 14-0 win on August 20 @St. Louis...Was scratched from his
start on 8/26 vs. Florida after becoming ill while warming up in the bullpen.
Went 1-3 in September and posted a 7.66 ERA (22.1 IP/19 ER)...ML hitters hit .291 (204-701) w/23 HR allowed...LHH
hit .295 (91-309) w/7 HR and RHH hit .288 (113-392) w/16 HR allowed...Was unconditionally released and granted
free agency on Oct. 2.
Spent entire year with the Mets, his first injury-free season...Began the season in the starting rotation before
being relegated to the bullpen on 8/11 after making 22 starts...Went 5-10 with a 5.30 ERA (129.0 IP/76 ER) as a
starter and 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA (16.2 IP/4 ER) in seven relief appearances...Earned his first victory on 4/12 vs.
Montreal, tossing 8.0 scoreless innings and whiffing eight...Went 2-1 with a 2.22 ERA (28.1 IP/7 ER) in his first four
starts...Hurled two-hit shutout on 5/15 @Los Angeles, his first since 7/19/00 vs. Pittsburgh; the two hits allowed
were the fewest surrendered in a complete-game effort (previous low was four on 6/23/97 vs. Baltimore)...Went
winless in 10 straight starts after defeating Florida on 6/1...Made his second career relief appearance on 8/11 @St.
Louis, his first since 10/2/99 @Cincinnati...Tossed career-high 4.0 innings of relief on 8/13 vs. San Diego...Picked
up first career win as a reliever on 9/9 @Philadelphia...Did not appear in a game after 9/11...Posted a 1.10 ERA
(41.0 IP/5 ER) in his six victories and an 8.08 ERA (52.1 IP/47 ER) in his 10 losses.
Spent injury-riddled season with Milwaukee...Went 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA (22.2 IP/12 ER) in his first four
starts...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/25 (retro to 4/23) with a compressed radial nerve in his upper
right arm...Made a rehab start with Beloit (Brewers' A) on 6/6 vs. West Michigan...Made second rehab appearance
on 6/11 with Huntsville (Brewers' AA)...Was transferred to the 60-day DL on 6/30...Had surgery performed on
7/2 to decompress the radial nerve in his right arm and remove tissue beneath the nerve (surgery performed by
Dr. Gordon Brody at the Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA)...Tossed 4.0 innings in final rehab
start with Beloit on 8/30 vs. Cedar Rapids...Was activated from the D.L. on 9/1...Allowed five runs in 3.2 innings
of work, but did not receive a decision on 9/3 @Pittsburgh (his first start since 4/22)...Was involved in a three
team trade involving the Brewers, Mets and Rockies after the season that ended his tenure with the Brewers.
Spent majority of season with Milwaukee...Established career highs in wins and innings...Finished third in
National League in ERA behind Los Angeles' Kevin Brown (2.58) and Arizona's Randy Johnson (2.64)...Posted
an eight-game winning streak from 7/1 thru 8/22; the National League's second-longest winning streak of the year
(Colorado's Julian Tavarez had a nine-game streak)...Began the season with Indianapolis (Brewers' AAA)...Allowed
one run in 8.0 innings of work in his lone win with Indianapolis on 4/30 vs. Toledo...Was recalled on 5/9 and started
that night @Chicago (NL), earning the win while allowing three unearned runs in 7.0 innings of work (his first big league
start since 9/27/97)...Went 2-3 with a 1.93 ERA (32.2 IP/7 ER) during the month of May...Was placed on
the 15-day D.L. on 6/7 with right rotator cuff tendonitis...Spent the remainder of June strengthening his shoulder before being activated on 6/30...Won his first four starts after returning to action on 7/1...Tossed his second
career shutout on 7/19 vs. Pittsburgh...Homered off Colorado's Masato Yoshii for first big-league hit on 7/30
@County Stadium...Earned National League Pitcher-of-the-Month honors in July after finishing the month with
a 5-0 record and 0.76 ERA (47.2 IP/4 ER)...Tossed at least 7.0 innings in each of his five starts during the month
of August...Whiffed a season-high 10 batters in his start on 9/13 @New York (NL)...Started the final game in
County Stadium's history and suffered a loss to Cincinnati on 9/28...Worked at least 7.0 innings in 15 of his 23
Spent injury-filled season with Milwaukee...Was placed on the 15-day D.L. with a torn labrum in his right
shoulder on 3/29...Made first appearance on 7/6 while on rehab with Beloit...Tossed 5.0 shutout innings in his
second rehab start with Beloit on 7/11...Allowed eight runs in 2.0 innings of work in rehab start with Huntsville
on 7/16...Also made a rehab start with Louisville (Brewers' AAA) on 8/12 before being activated from disabled
list on 9/25...Made lone big-league appearance on 10/2 vs. Cincinnati...Combined for 1.0 IP and 1 appearance in
the majors in 1998 & '99.
Missed entire season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on 1/14 (surgery
performed by Dr. Angelo Mattalino)...Had an arthroscopy on the open capsular shift in right shoulder performed
in August by Dr. James Andrews.
Spent majority of season with Milwaukee...Allowed a season-high eight runs in second start on 4/22 @New
York (AL). ...Tossed 6.0 shutout innings, but did not earn a decision in team's 1-0 shutout vs. Oakland on 5/7 (the
game lasted 3:20, the longest 1-0 game in major league history)...Won season-high four straight decisions from
6/13-28...Allowed four hits while recording first career shutout on 6/23 vs. Baltimore...Went 4-1 with a 2.68 ERA
(43.2 IP/13 ER) during the month of June...Was placed on the 15-day D.L. following his start on 7/18 with
tendonitis in his right biceps...Made one rehab appearance with Beloit on 8/29...Was activated from the D.L. on
9/2 and started that night @Houston (no-decision).
Split the season between El Paso (Brewers' AA) and Milwaukee...Began campaign with El Paso...Led the
Texas League with a 1.21 walks/innings ratio...Held opponents to a .241 average, the third-best mark in the
league...Also ranked third in league in strikeouts/9.0 innings (7.13)...Was on the disabled list from 4/15-
25...Whiffed 10 batters in 6.0 innings while earning the win on 5/12 vs. Tulsa...Struck out 10 batters on 5/24 vs.
Tulsa...Was named the Texas League Pitcher-of-the-Week for week of 6/17-23...Was recalled by Milwaukee on
6/28 and made major league debut that night, earning the win @Toronto (5.2 IP/2 H/0 R/4 BB/5 SO)...Got the win
despite allowing a career-high 5 HR on 9/21 vs. Detroit (6.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K).
Spent entire season with Beloit...Earned the Roy Scarborough Award as Milwaukee's Minor League Player-of-
the-Year...Was selected to the Baseball America Midwest League All-Star team while also being named
Comeback Player-of-the-Year by Howe Sports data...Also named to league All-Teen team...Finished second in the
league in ERA and tied for fourth in wins...Led Milwaukee organization in wins and was fifth in strikeouts...Was
placed on the disabled list on 5/20 with shoulder tendonitis...Was the starting pitcher for the East in the Midwest
League All-Star Game...Tossed a one-hit shutout vs. Rockford on 8/28 (game one)...Twirled a pair of shutouts
in the playoffs to lead Beloit to the Midwest League championship.
Did not play after having arthroscopic surgery performed on 6/23 to remove bone chips in his right elbow.