JOHN THADEUZ HALAMA...married to Christina...attended St. Francis (NY) College,
studying special education...was an All-Northeast Conference selection as a freshman
in 1992, going 6-1 for the regular-season conference champion Terriers...went 5-0 with
a conference-best 1.60 ERA as a sophomore in 1993...ranked 5th with a 2.81 ERA as a
junior in 1994. Graduated from Bishop Ford (NY) High School.
Pitching for his 3rd team in 3 years, went 7-6 with a 4.70 ERA in 34 games
(14 starts) for the Devil Rays in his 6th full major league campaign...worked 118.2
innings, his highest total since 2000 when he worked 166.2 innings as a full-time starter
for Seattle...went 5-5 with a 6.03 ERA (50 ER/74.2 IP) as a starter, but thrived in a relief
role, posting a 2-1 record and a 2.45 ERA (12 ER/44.0 IP)...his first 14 appearances
were out of the bullpen prior to joining the Rays rotation June 18...went on to make 12
starts in a row through August 21...appeared in 6 games out of the bullpen August 28-
September 22 before closing out the year with a pair of starts...had 5 quality starts, all of
which came against American League East foes, including 2 against the Red Sox.
I'M A RELIEVER: Held opponents to a .214 average (34-for-159) in 20 relief
appearances...tossed at least 40.0 innings of relief for the 3rd straight year, working
44.0 innings from the pen, his highest total since 2002 (50.2 innings)...10 of his 20
relief outings were 2.0 innings or more, including 7 games of 3.0 or more innings...allowed
6 runs in 34.1 innings in his 10 outings of 2.0 or more innings, for a 1.57 ERA...surrendered
6 runs in 9.2 innings in his other 10 games for a 5.59 ERA...went 5.1 innings on 2
occasions, his longest relief outings of the year...gave up 3 hits in 5.1 scoreless innings
in game 2 of a doubleheader April 29 at Boston, a 7-3 Red Sox win...surrendered 3 runs
on 3 hits in 5.1 innings to take the loss May 12 vs. Texas, a 9-8 Rangers victory.
NO FEARING THE MONSTER: Took the hill 3 times at Fenway Park, going 1-0 with a 3.00
ERA (4 ER/12.0 IP)...after appearing in both ends of a doubleheader April 29, returned to
Boston August 9 and handed Curt Schilling his lone Fenway loss of 2004 by tossing 6.0
innings of 3-run ball in an 8-3 Tampa Bay win.
MORE 2004 HIGHLIGHTS: Worked 2.0 shutout innings March 31 vs. the Yankees in the
Tokyo Dome, closing out a 12-1 Devil Rays setback and the 2-game stint with New York
in Japan...in his first start of the season June 18 at Arizona, outdueled Randy Johnson,
yielding 2 runs in 5.0 innings en route to a 6-2 triumph...in a 2-0 victory July 16 vs.
Baltimore, allowed just 3 hits in 8.0 shutout innings, his longest start of the year.
Signed with Oakland after four seasons in Seattle...began the year as the A's fifth starter and
made nine starts over the first two months of the season...then made just four starts and
pitched in relief 22 times over the final four months of the season...was 3-5 with a 4.84 ERA
(36 ER in 67.0 IP) in his 13 starting assignments and 0-0 with a 3.24 ERA (15 ER in 41.2 IP) in
his 22 relief appearances...The A's were 7-6 in his 13 starts...Has career numbers are 37-30 with a 4.93 ERA (301 ER in 549.1 IP) and .302 opponents batting
average in 100 career starting assignments and 8-7 with a 2.85 ERA (47 ER in 148.2 IP) and
.236 opponents batting average in 71 relief appearances...Allowed just 2 of 20 (10.0%) inherited runners to score and has allowed just 7 of 40 (17.5%)
inherited runners to score in his career....Held left-handed hitters 24-112)...had a .306 (192 for 627) career average against
lefthanders entering the season...His first start and win came on April 5 against Anaheim in the A's 4-2 victory (5.2 ip, 5 h, 1 r, 2
bb, 3 so)...has a career record of 8-2 with a 2.54 ERA in 19 career appearances, nine starts,
against the Angels...Was replaced in the starting rotation by Aaron Harang after dropping consecutive starts against
the Twins May 22 & 28 (10 ER in 10 IP, 9.00 ERA) - had won each of his first six career decisions
against Minnesota...Had a pair of 4.0 inning stints on Aug. 2 against New York (AL) and Aug. 15 against Toronto, his
longest relief outings of the season...Moved back into the rotation after the injury to Mark Mulder and went 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA (10
er in 15.0 ip) over a three-start stretch from Aug. 23 to Sept. 4...tossed a season high 6.2 innings
on Aug. 28 against Baltimore and picked up his third win of the season...his final start on Sept. 4
at Baltimore was the 100th start of his career and he took the loss, allowing six runs in 4.1 innings...Appeared in just five of the A's final 22 games, all in relief (2 er in 4.1 ip, 4.15 ERA)...did not
pitch in the Division Series vs. Boston.
Split the season between the Mariner's bullpen and starting rotation...was 4-1 with a 4.83 ERA
in 10 starts (27 ER in 50.1 IP) and 2-4 with a 2.31 ERA in 21 relief appearances (13 ER in 50.2 IP)...Earned the win in his first start on April 9 at Anaheim, tossing 73 pitches in 6.0 innings and allowing
a run on four hits in the 5-1 victory...in his first four starts, the Mariners were 4-0 and he
gave up seven earned runs in 22.0 innings (2.86 ERA)...was 1-1 in six games in May with a 0.47
ERA (1 ER in 19.1 IP)...Was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on August 18 following a 9-3 loss vs. New York (AL) on Aug.
16...made a pair of starts for AAA Tacoma and was recalled on Sept. 1.
Valuable swing man pitched well as starter and reliever...was 6-6 with a 5.78 ERA in 17 starts and 4-1, 1.84 ERA in 14 relief appearances...allowed one run (in the 1st) in 7.0 innings, beating Anaheim 4-1 April 20...hurled seven scoreless innings in a 8-1 victory June 10 vs. San Diego, giving Seattle a 2-1 series win...after 17 starts was optioned to Tacoma June 28...in his first start for Tacoma (July 2) he allowed 1 run in 7.0 innings on 4 hits at Oklahoma...pitched first nine inning perfect game (fifth of any duration) in the 99-year history of the Pacific Coast League on July 7 leading the Rainiers to a 6-0 victory over Calgary; was second AAA outing, first at Cheney Stadium...had nine strikeouts, seven fly ball outs, and eleven ground ball outs in perfecto...recalled from Tacoma July 16...pitched shutout 7th inning vs. Arizona in his first relief appearance that day...notched win in relief at Minnesota July 21, allowing one run in 4.1 innings...retired all 6 batters faced August 17 at New York, his first game in 10 days...picked up his 10th win Sept. 5 vs. Tampa Bay with 2.1 shutout innings...allowed one earned run in final 11 appearances from Aug. 7- Oct. 4 (23.1 IP, 0.39 ERA).
Continued to be one of Seattle's most consistent starters, recording 14 wins...was 9-4 with a 4.33 ERA in 16 home starts (97.2 IP, 47 ER) and 5-5, 6.10 in 14 road starts (69.1 IP, 47 ER)...earned win #1 April 7 vs. New York going six innings with two earned runs...tallied win #2 April 25 vs. Cleveland in a game that he allowed four runs in the 1st inning, then retired nine of the next 11 batters...tossed a four-hit complete game shutout vs. Minnesota May 17...was 6-0 in his first nine starts, joining Randy Johnson (1995) and Rick Honeycutt (1980) as the only Mariners to start the season 6-0...snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over Baltimore June 24...pitched nine innings, but got a ND in a 5-4, 19-inning win over Boston, Aug. 1...took home win number 11 vs. Chicago Aug. 11, retiring 18 of the first 19 batters faced...surpassed his career-high with win #13 in a crucial division contest vs. the Athletics Sept. 11, snapping the Mariners three-game losing streak...earned his 14th win Sept. 30 in Anaheim, 21-9 going five innings with five hits and two earned runs.
Crafty southpaw was solid in the rotation after begining the season in the bullpen during his first full season in the Majors...made 13 appearances in relief posting a 2-2 record with a 4.50 ERA in 26 innings...named left-handed pitcher on the TOPPS Rookie All-Star team.
began the 1998 season on Houston's Major League roster, making six startsb& started 0-1, 9.45 in first three starts (13.1 IP, 14 ER), but posted a 1-0, 3.32 mark (19.0 IP, 7 ER) in final three startsb& lost ML debut vs. San Francisco April 2, allowing six earned runs in 4.0 IPb& collected first big league win April 17 vs. Montreal by a 5-3 score (7.0 IP, 2 ER)b& was optioned to triple-A New Orleans May 6 and helped lead the Zephyrs to AAA World Series titleb& won 12 games in 17 starts with New Orleansb& posted identical 4-1 marks in May, June and Aug./Sept. (missed July with a left elbow strain)b& did not lose back-to-back games all seasonb& was 7-1, 2.72 in eight home starts (59.2 IP, 18 ER)b& had a strikeouts to walk ratio of over 5 to 1b& won final three starts while compiling a 1.98 ERA (22.2 IP, 5 ER)b& started game #1 of AAA World Series and tossed a CG four-hitter (9.0,4,2,2,0,9) vs. Buffalob& was named left-handed pitcher on the post-season Topps/NAPBL AAA All-Star team for second straight yearb& struck out 442 while walking just 152 in minor league career.
led all American Association pitchers in wins and ERA in 1997b& was second in strikeouts and third in innings pitchedb& was 4-0, 1.99 in seven starts from April 25-May 27b& winning streak eventually reached seven games boosting him to an 8-2, 2.50 mark at the All-Star Breakb& was named left-handed pitcher on the post-season Topps/NAPBL AAA All-Star teamb&
his 3.21 ERA in 1996 was third-best in the Texas League and 10th best in all of double-Ab& led club in starts and innings pitched; starts total was third in Texas Leagueb& opposing hitters managed just a .248 batting average against, foruth-best in the Texas Leagueb&
posted a 2.02 ERA in 55 games, all in relief, with Quad City in 1995b&
Began pro career with Auburn in 1994 and ripped off a 4-1, 1.29 mark with 1 save in six games before being promoted to Quad Cityb&