Mastny signing autographs at Indians' Spring Training 2008 in Winter Haven, Florida. Winter Haven is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States.
|Cleveland Indians — No. 40|
|Born: February 4, 1981 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|Major League Baseball debut|
|July 30, 2006 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Selected MLB statistics|
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Thomas Raymond "Tom" Mastny (born February 4, 1981 in Bontang, Indonesia) is a Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. In Baseball or Softball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by SO or K) occurs when a batter receives three strikes The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Bontang is a city on the eastern coast of the island Borneo in Indonesia. The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia. A relief pitcher or reliever is a Baseball or Softball Pitcher who enters the game after the Starting pitcher is removed due to injury The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. He made his major league debut with the Indians on July 25, 2006. Events 285 - Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. He stands 6 feet, 6 inches in height and weighs 220 pounds. Mastny is the first Indonesian-born player in Major League history, although he was raised in Zionsville, Indiana, where he played for Zionsville High School. Zionsville is a town located in the extreme southeast area of Boone County Indiana, in Eagle Township. The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union He earned his first major league save on August 19, 2006. Events 43 BC - Octavian, later known as Augustus compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.
Mastny, nicknamed "Mr. Nasty," played collegiate baseball at Furman University, where he was primarily used as a starting pitcher. Furman University is a private, Coeducational non-sectarian University in Greenville, South Carolina, United States In Baseball or Softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the Pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of In 2003, he was named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year, but was not widely regarded as a top-tier prospect. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA 's Division I He was selected in the 11th round of the 2003 draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, and began his professional career with the Auburn Doubledays of the Class A New York-Penn League. The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Auburn Doubledays are a Minor league baseball team in Auburn New York, USA. The New York - Penn League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States.
In 2004, he played a full season with the Class A Charleston Alley Cats, before being sent to the Cleveland Indians in the offseason to complete an earlier trade in which Toronto acquired infielder John McDonald. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The West Virginia Power is a Minor league baseball team of the South Atlantic League, and is the Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. John McDonald may refer to John McDonald (1787-1860, businessman and political figure in Upper Canada and Canada West John McDonald (Australian
After beginning the 2005 season in the starting rotation of the Class A Kinston Indians, Mastny was converted into a relief role. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Kinston Indians are a minor league Baseball team in Kinston North Carolina. Later that year, he was promoted to the Class AA Akron Aeros, with whom he remained to begin the 2006 season, before being called up for a stint in the bullpen of the Class AAA Buffalo Bisons. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North The Akron Aeros are a Minor league baseball team based in Akron Ohio, USA. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North This article is about the minor league baseball franchise for other teams named Buffalo Bisons see Buffalo Bisons (disambiguation.
Although still mostly unheralded as a prospect, due partly to his age (then 25), Mastny's career quickly accelerated that summer as the unexpectedly non-contending Indians began shuffling a bullpen that often struggled, particularly after the trade of closer Bob Wickman. Robert Joe Wickman (born February 6, 1969 in Green Bay Wisconsin) is a former Major League Baseball Relief pitcher. The rookie pitcher—whose role with Akron and Buffalo was almost exclusively in middle relief, and who'd recorded only three saves in the minors—was given an opportunity to close essentially by default, earning his first with two scoreless innings against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays August 19. The Tampa Bay Rays are a Major League Baseball franchise based in St  That day, manager Eric Wedge announced that Mastny would be among those tried out in the role over the remainder of the season. Eric Michael Wedge (born January 27, 1968 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is the current manager of the Cleveland Indians
After a spring training roster battle with Jorge Julio, Mastny was slotted to begin the season with the AAA Buffalo Bisons. Jorge Dandys Julio Tapia (born March 3, 1979 in Caracas Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball Relief pitcher for the Atlanta This article is about the minor league baseball franchise for other teams named Buffalo Bisons see Buffalo Bisons (disambiguation. He was recalled on April 15, ] when Joe Borowski went on the 15 Day Disabled List. Events 1450 - Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years' War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English Joseph P (Joe Borowski ( December 12, 1933 - September 23, 1996) was a Canadian politician and activist
Mastny catapulted onto the national scene after earning a victory in game two of the 2007 American League Championship Series. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. He was brought in to face the heart of the Red Sox lineup in the bottom of the tenth inning, in which he retired David Ortiz, Manny Ramírez and Mike Lowell in order. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. David Américo Ortiz Arias (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball Designated Manuel "Manny" Aristides Ramírez Onelcida (born May 30 1972 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican-American professional Michael Averett Lowell (born February 24, 1974 in San Juan Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican Major League Baseball Third baseman The Indians would go on to score seven times in the top of the 11th, handing the victory to Mastny.
Mastny's birthplace was briefly the source of some confusion after the Philadelphia Daily News's Paul Hagen reported incorrectly on August 11, 2006, "it was discovered that the [Cleveland Indians] media guide lists Indiana-born reliever Tom Mastny as being from Indonesia". The Philadelphia Daily News is a Tabloid newspaper that began publishing on March 31, 1925, under founding editor Lee Ellmaker Events 2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation Hagen's quote was part of a brief that was syndicated on several Internet news sites and subsequently was repeated by other writers and bloggers. That same weekend, it was reported that members of the Society for American Baseball Research had contacted Mastny's father to confirm that, although the family hails from Indiana, the pitcher was indeed born on the Indonesian island of Borneo. The Society for American Baseball Research was established in Cooperstown New York, in August 1971
That the relatively unknown player's biographical trivia would be subject to scrutiny is in part due to historical implications, as Mastny is the first Indonesian-born individual to reach the major leagues, as reported by Scouts Inc. Trivia (singular trivium) are unimportant (or "trivial" items especially of information scribe Keith Law, in his July 9, 2006 column for ESPN Insider. Keith Law is a baseball writer for ESPN 's Scouts Inc He was formerly a writer for Baseball Prospectus and worked in the Front office for the Events 455 - Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. ESPNcom is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc
"Cleveland farmhand Tom Mastny was born in Indonesia," wrote Law, "although it was to American parents who wanted to travel the world. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The 6-5 [sic] Mastny has a fringe-average fastball but outstanding control, and with a good season so far between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Buffalo, he seems likely to become the first big leaguer born in Indonesia, which would become the 52nd country to produce a major league player. For the American band of the same name see Fastball (band. For the game also known as fast-pitch softball see Softball. "
Mastny will make his first career start on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 vs. the Texas Rangers.