|Chicago Cubs — No. 21|
|Born: August 21, 1978 |
Manhasset, New York
|Bats: Left||Throws: Right|
|Major League Baseball debut|
|June 6, 2000 for the Atlanta Braves|
|Selected MLB statistics|
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Jason Scott Marquis (pronounced /mɑrˈkiː/) (born August 21, 1978), is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. In Baseball or Softball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by SO or K) occurs when a batter receives three strikes Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: Headline event of the year The Florida Marlins become World Series champions holding off a dynastic New York Yankees team 4 games to The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St Headline events of the year The Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since, ending the Curse of the Bambino. 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Minor League Baseball Events 1192 - Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the De facto ruler of Japan. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois.
Marquis is one of only 7 ballplayers who pitched in the NL in 2007 who won at least 12 games in each year from 2004-07, the others being Carlos Zambrano, Greg Maddux, Roy Oswalt, Tim Hudson, Derek Lowe, and Jeff Suppan. Carlos Alberto Zambrano (born June 1 1981 in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela) popularly known as "Big Z" or "El Toro", is a right-handed Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966 in San Angelo Texas) is a Pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Roy Edward Oswalt (ˈoʊzwɑːlt (born August 29, 1977 in Weir Mississippi) is an American Major League Baseball player who debuted Timothy Adam Hudson (born July 14, 1975 in Columbus Georgia) is a Starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn Michigan) is a Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers Jeffrey Scot Suppan (ˈsuːpɑːn born January 2, 1975, in Oklahoma City Oklahoma) is a Major League Baseball pitcher
Through 2007, in games that were late and close Marquis held batters to a . 229 batting average. 
Marquis, who is Jewish, was born in Manhasset, New York. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Manhasset is a hamlet (and Census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. He grew up in Staten Island, New York's Arden Heights neighborhood, where he attended Paulo Intermediate School 75. Staten Island (ˌstætənˈaɪlənd is a borough of New York City situated primarily on the island of the same name Arden Heights is a name increasingly applied to the western part of Annadale, a neighborhood located on the South Shore of Staten Island New York, He played Little League Baseball on the South Shore Little League that finished third in the Little League World Series in 1991. Little League Baseball is the name of a Non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local children's leagues of baseball and Softball The Little League World Series is a Baseball Tournament for children aged 11 12 and 13 years old Artistic Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Men's all-around champion Grigory Misutin, USSR  He is one of 25 Little League World Series players to have reached the major leagues.
Marquis pitched the Tottenville High School Pirates to two consecutive New York City Public Schools Athletic League titles in 1995 and 1996, at Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium. Tottenville High School is located at 100 Luten Ave in Huguenot Staten Island, New York. The City of New York The Public Schools Athletic League, known by the Acronym PSAL, is an organization that promotes student athletics in the public schools of New York City Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) William A Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium or just Shea (ʃeɪ̪ is a Stadium located in the New York City borough The original Yankee Stadium is a Stadium located in The Bronx in New York City.  He also played basketball there and was a member of the National Honor Society. Started in 1921 the National Honor Society, or NHS, is an organization whose intent is to recognize middle and high school students who show achievement in scholarship
The right-hander originally signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Miami, but opted out after he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the first round of the 1996 free agent draft after having graduated from high school. A letter of intent or LOI is a document outlining an agreement between two or more parties before the agreement is finalized The University of Miami (also known as Miami of Florida, UM, or just The U) is a private non-sectarian University founded in 1925 Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) A draft is a process used in the United States, Canada, and Australia to allocate certain players to Sports teams He was the 35th selection overall.
|1996||Danville Braves||Rookie||7||4||0||0||23. The Danville Braves are a Minor league baseball team in Danville Virginia, USA. 1||30||18||12||0||7||24||1||1||4. 63|
|1997||Macon Braves||A||28||28||0||0||141. The Rome Braves are a Class-A minor league affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. 2||156||78||69||10||55||121||14||10||4. 38|
|1998||Danville Braves||A||22||22||1||0||114. The Danville Braves are a Minor league baseball team in Danville Virginia, USA. 2||120||65||62||3||41||135||2||12||4. 87|
|1999||Myrtle Beach Pelicans||A||6||6||0||0||32. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are a minor league baseball team in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. 0||22||2||1||0||17||41||3||0||0. 28|
|1999||Greenville Braves||AA||12||12||1||0||55. The Greenville Braves were an American Minor league baseball franchise based in Greenville South Carolina, that served as the Class AA farm 0||52||33||28||7||29||35||3||4||4. 58|
|2000||Greenville Braves||AA||11||11||0||0||68. The Greenville Braves were an American Minor league baseball franchise based in Greenville South Carolina, that served as the Class AA farm 0||68||35||27||10||23||49||4||2||3. 57|
|2000||Richmond Braves||AAA||6||6||0||0||20. The Richmond Braves were the AAA Minor league baseball affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and played in the International League. 0||26||21||20||2||13||18||0||3||9. 00|
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Marquis tied for most wins (14) in the South Atlantic League in 1997. The South Atlantic League or "Sally League" is a Minor league baseball League which operates mostly in the Southeastern United States, Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar
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|2007||Chicago Cubs||34||33||1||1||191. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. 2||190||111||98||22||76||109||12||9||4. 60|
|2008||Chicago Cubs||12||12||0||0||67. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. 1||77||37||34||6||28||36||4||3||4. 54|
Marquis made it to the majors with the Braves in September 2000 at the age of 21, the 10th youngest player in the league. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. He appeared strictly in relief, finishing 7 games in his 15 appearances, and winning 1.
He became a starting pitcher in 2001, joining a celebrated staff with Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Kevin Millwood. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966 in San Angelo Texas) is a Pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966 in Concord Massachusetts) is an American Left-handed Starting pitcher Kevin Austin Millwood (born December 24, 1974 in Gastonia North Carolina) is a Right-handed Starting pitcher who plays for the In his first year as a starter, Marquis held batters to a . 145 batting average when runners were in scoring position, with 2 out. He maintained a spot on the rotation again in 2002 as the fifth starter, behind Maddux, Glavine, Millwood, and Damian Moss. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Damian Joseph Moss (born November 24, 1976 in Darlinghurst, Australia) is a Major League Baseball player in the Atlanta
In 2003, the Braves revamped their starting rotation with the acquisitions of Mike Hampton, Russ Ortiz, Shane Reynolds, and the promotion of Horacio Ramírez from AA. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Michael William Hampton (born September 9, 1972 in Brooksville Florida) is a Major League Baseball Starting pitcher who plays Russell Reid Ortiz (born June 5, 1974 in Encino, California) is a Major League baseball Free agent Pitcher. Richard Shane Reynolds (born March 26, 1968 in Bastrop Louisiana) is a former Starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played Horacio Ramírez (born November 24 1979 in Carson, California) is a Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. Marquis was sent to the bullpen, making only 2 starts in 21 appearances. He was upset about being sent to the bullpen, and requested to be sent to the minors where he could be a starting pitcher, and observed by scouts from other organizations. On December 13, 2003, Marquis was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals along with relief pitcher Ray King and rookie prospect Adam Wainwright for outfielder J. D. Drew and catcher Eli Marrero. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St A relief pitcher or reliever is a Baseball or Softball Pitcher who enters the game after the Starting pitcher is removed due to injury Raymond Keith King (born January 15, 1974 in Chicago Illinois) is a Major League Baseball Relief pitcher currently in the Adam Parrish Wainwright, born August 30 1981 in Brunswick, Georgia) is a right-handed Pitcher in Major League Baseball Outfielder is a generic term applied to each of the people playing in the three defensive positions in Baseball farthest from the batter David Jonathan "J D" Drew (born November 20 1975 in Valdosta Georgia) is a Major League Baseball Right fielder for the Boston Red Sox Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in Cricket. Elieser Marrero (born November 17, 1973 in Havana, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player who is currently a Free agent
Marquis became a full-time starter in 2004 with the Cardinals, and posted a career-best 15-9 record, with a 3. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " 71 earned run average and a career-high 138 strikeouts, for the National League champions. In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched In Baseball or Softball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by SO or K) occurs when a batter receives three strikes The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball The National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 13 to 21 to determine the champion of the National His 15 wins and . 682 won-lost percentage were both 9th in the league. He held batters to a . 198 Batting Average with Runners in Scoring Position. Batting Average with Runners in Scoring Position (abbreviated BA/RISP or BA/RSP) is a Baseball statistic derived by dividing a players hits with runners He stole a base against the Chicago Cubs off teammate and former mentor Greg Maddux, who also stole a base in the same game. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966 in San Angelo Texas) is a Pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. It marked the first time since 1950 that opposing pitchers stole a base in the same game. Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Manager Tony La Russa tabbed Marquis to start Game 4 of the 2004 World Series. Anthony "Tony" La Russa Jr (ləˈɹuːsə born October 4 1944, in Tampa, Florida) is a manager in Major League The 2004 World Series was the championship series of the 2004 Major League Baseball (MLB season He turned in the best performance of any Cardinals starter in the series, pitching 6 innings and giving up 3 runs. He was bested, however, by Boston pitcher Derek Lowe, who threw shutout ball for 7 innings to win the series for the Red Sox. Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn Michigan) is a Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers 
Marquis had an up and down season in 2005. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Although he started the season strong, he slid into a personal 7-game losing streak. It ended on August 27, 2005, when Marquis pitched a 2-hit shutout at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC against the Washington Nationals, for his first career shutout. Events 479 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Robert F Kennedy Memorial Stadium, better known as RFK Stadium or RFK, is a professional sports Stadium in Washington D Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D The Washington Nationals is an American professional baseball team based in Washington D Overall Marquis posted a 13-14 record, with an 4. 13 earned run average in 207 innings pitched. In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched In Baseball, innings pitched (IP are the number of Innings a Pitcher has completed measured by the number of batters and Baserunners He appeared in 33 games, starting 32, and completing 3 (6th in the NL). He gave up the second lowest percentage of line drives in the NL (17. 3%). 
Uncharacteristically for a pitcher, Marquis is a very good hitter. He constantly hits off the tee in batting cages. In 2005 he had 27 hits, posting a . In Baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H) sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when the batter safely reaches 310 batting average with 1 home run and 10 RBIs in 87 at-bats. Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively In Baseball, an at bat ( AB) or time at bat is used to calculate certain statistics, including Batting average, On base He was the first pitcher to bat over . 300 since Mike Hampton batted . Michael William Hampton (born September 9, 1972 in Brooksville Florida) is a Major League Baseball Starting pitcher who plays 344 in 2002 (minimum of 50 at-bats). See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. For his excellent work at the plate, Marquis won the Silver Slugger Award. The following is a list of NL Silver Slugger winners at pitcher. His hitting ability along with his athleticism makes him a valuable player, in that he is sometimes called on to pinch-hit or pinch-run.
In January 2006, Marquis and the Cardinals agreed to a 1-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration, for $5. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Arbitration, a form of Alternative dispute resolution (ADR is a legal technique for the resolution of Disputes outside the Courts wherein the 15 million dollars.  Marquis, however, followed by having the worst season of his career, and one of the worst in Cardinals history. Pitching in the starting rotation all year, Marquis finished with a 6. 02 ERA, the 2nd-worst in baseball among players who qualified for the ERA title (Joel Piñeiro, of the Seattle Mariners, finished last with a 6. Joel Alberto Piñeiro (born September 25, 1978 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the St The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington, United States. 36). He led the majors in runs allowed (136), and led the NL in losses (16) and home runs allowed (35). He also had the two worst game scores in the NL, a game against the White Sox on June 21st in which he gave up 13 earned runs in 5 innings, and one against the Atlanta Braves 3 weeks later in which he gave up 12 earned runs in 5 innings. On the other hand, in games that were late and close, he held batters to a . 188 batting average. 
Marquis was on the Cardinals roster for their 1st-round playoff matchup against the San Diego Padres, but did not make an appearance in the Series and was not included on the roster for the NLCS against the Mets, or for the 2006 World Series against Detroit, which the Cardinals won. The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego California since their founding in 1969 The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseball 's championship series, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and
In December 2006 Marquis signed a 3-year contract with the Chicago Cubs worth $21 million. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois.  With the Cubs, he wears # 21, the same number as former Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa, who in fact hit his 600th home run against Marquis. Samuel Peralta Sosa (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a Right fielder who is currently This has caused some concern, due to Sosa's accomplishments with the Cubs -- he is the Cubs' all-time home run leader. 
On May 9th, Marquis completed a three-hit shutout against the Pittsburgh Pirates, defeating them 1-0. In team sports in American English a shutout (a clean sheet in Soccer) refers to a game in which one team prevents the opposing team from scoring The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He had a perfect game going into the 6th inning, retiring the first 16 batters he faced, but Pirates shortstop Don Kelly broke it up with a single. A perfect game is defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a Pitcher (or combination of pitchers pitches a victory that lasts a minimum Donald Joseph Kelly (born July 2, 1922) was an English professional footballer The game only took 2 hours and 6 minutes. Marquis struck out 5, and needed only 109 pitches to complete the game. The win improved Marquis' record to 5-1, and dropped his ERA to 1. An era is a commonly used word for long period of time When used in science for example geology eras denote clearly defined periods of time of arbitrary but well defined 70, 3rd best in the NL. After the game, Marquis highlighted his consistency as being the key to his turnaround. "My delivery is as consistent as it's ever been. I feel like I'm repeating the same delivery over and over again and that's the reason, I really believe, for the success. "
Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, was September 21st, and Marquis was glad to be slated to pitch the day prior in a day game, as he expected to be done before sundown. Yom Kippur (יוֹם כִּפּוּר ˈjɔm kiˈpur also known in English as the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn and important of the Jewish holidays Its Yom Kippur (יוֹם כִּפּוּר ˈjɔm kiˈpur also known in English as the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn and important of the Jewish holidays Its "I look at it that religion is an important part of my life, but so is family and baseball," Marquis said. "To me, family takes precedent over all aspects of my life. Baseball and religion fall into place, and I try not to make one more important than the other. " Marquis did have to pitch on the holiday when he was with the Braves. It was his turn, and he didn't want to throw the rotation out of order. "I pitched, went to temple the next morning," Marquis said. "It was a day game. Bobby [Cox, Atlanta manager] allowed me to show up late. It turned out well. "Even though, he got tagged with 7 earned runs in 2. 2 inning while striking out 1, and walking 1 batter.
In 2007 Marquis had the 5th-lowest batting average in the NL of balls hit into play against him (. 280), and the 8th-highest ground ball percentage (49. 5%).  He was 12-9, with a 4. 60 ERA. He was tied for second in the league in shutouts (1), and was 5th in the league in hit batsmen (13). He kept batters to a . 229 batting average in games that were late and close.
On March 24, 2008, it was announced he would be the Cubs fifth starter for the 2008 season. Events 1401 - Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus. 1603 - James VI of Scotland 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
One of the best hitting pitchers in the game, in 382 at bats through 2007 Marquis had a . 207 lifetime batting average, with 22 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 42 runs scored, 30 RBIs, and 19 sacrifice hits. He had a . 292 career batting average, in 49 plate appearances, with 2 outs and runners in scoring position. In 24 at bats as a pinch hitter, he had a . 250 batting average.
During the 2007 season, in a game on May 19 against the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field, Marquis connected on a 3-2 pitch from Javier Vazquez for a two-run home run, his first as a Cub, and his third career homer. The Chicago White Sox are a professional Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. Wrigley Field is a Baseball Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, United States that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Javier Carlos Vázquez (born July 25, 1976 in Ponce Puerto Rico) is a Right-handed Starting pitcher who has played for the 
Marquis has exhibited a better range factor at pitcher than the league average every year of his career, through 2007. Range Factor (commonly abbreviated RF) is a baseball statistic developed by Bill James.