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James Shields

by Jon Sumple | Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher James Shields leads the majors in complete games with 11. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher James Shields delivers to the Texas Rangers in the eighth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. Shields, 13-10, allowed four hits, walked one and struck out seven, giving him 1,001 for his career in the 4-1 Rays win.

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Stat sheet: Born with a baseball in hand ... threw ball to dad in delivery room ... left-handed. Played ball until elbow blowout in college ... no clue what to do next ... became a sports writer. Season-ticket holder with Florida Marlins from inaugural season until move to Seattle in 2009 ... learning to love the Mariners.



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