Lyle Overbay

Baseball Player

Lyle Overbay was born in Centralia, Washington, United States on January 28th, 1977 and is the Baseball Player. At the age of 47, Lyle Overbay biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 28, 1977
United States
Place of Birth
Centralia, Washington, United States
47 years old
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Baseball Player
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Lyle Overbay Life

Lyle Stefan Overbay (born January 28, 1977) is an American former professional baseball first baseman.

He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, and Milwaukee Brewers from 2001 through 2014.

Personal life

Overbay and his wife Sarah have six children. Overbay is a Christian.


Lyle Overbay Career

College career

Overbay played college baseball for the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Professional career

In the 18th round of the 1999 MLB draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Overbay. In 2001, he was named as the year's best minor league player of the year while playing in the farm system.

Overbay made his Major League debut on September 19, 2001. Overbay played in two games, with one of them being knocked out of two plate appearances during his brief stint in the majors in 2001. He was also on the Diamondbacks' postseason roster to serve as a back-up first baseman and then win the World Series over the Yankees.

Overbay played mostly in the minors and only appeared in ten games in the majors during the 2002 season.

Overbay was the full-time first baseman with the Diamondbacks in 2003. He played in 86 games, batting.276 with four home runs and 28 RBI. In June, he was sent down to Triple-A Tucson in June, but he was called up in September to be part of the 40-man roster expansion. During the offseason, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Milwaukee Brewers acquired Overbay on December 1, 2003, a trade that took Richie Sexson and Shane Nance to Arizona for Overbay, Craig Counsell, Junior Spivey, Chad Moeller, and Jorge de la Rosa. Overbay hit.301 with 16 home runs, 87 RBI, and a major league-leading 53 doubles during the 2004 season.

Overbay registered 19 home runs in 2005, the highest number since 1996. He had a career high 6 RBI against the Cincinnati Reds on July 23, winning two home runs, including a grand slam, on July 23. This was also the most in a season by a Brewer. He did a good job against the Reds, batting.431 with six home runs and 18 RBI. In the off-season, he was traded to the Blue Jays. In Milwaukee, he was a fan favorite. Fans would perform the "O chant" as Overbay stepped up to its game. Fans will wave their hands over their heads in a "O" symbol – some people used cardboard cutouts of the letter "O" – and then chant a long "O" sound to honor Overbay. "The "O" chant didn't break my concentration," Overbay explained of the chant. Often, it makes me too excited because I want to come through and give the fans something to cheer about rather than just screaming. But overall, I think it's cool that I get this treatment from Brewers fans."

Overbay was traded from the Brewers and pitching prospect Ty Taubenheim to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for outfielder Gabe Gross and pitcher Zach Jackson on December 7, 2005. Despite being deemed a necessary buy for the Blue Jays, Overbay did not have the desired effect on the Blue Jays, at least until 2006. Overbay ranked Bush in the sabermetric categories, winning over substitute player and value over replacement player from 2007 to 2008.

Overbay was named American League Player of the Week on July 5, 2006, after hitting.423 and hitting four home runs in the week from June 26 to July 2, 2006. With 22 home runs, 92 RBI, and 181 hits, he had a career batting.312 with 22 home runs, 92 RBI, and 181 hits, which were all career-highs. He had 46 doubles, ranking tenth in the major leagues.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Overbay to a four-year deal on January 15, 2007, extending his remaining two arbitration-eligible years and his first two years of free agency with a $24 million deal. In the sixth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox, Overbay was struck by a pitch on June 4, 2007. The pitch was a fastball that came in and struck him in the hand, resulting in a fracture that was expected to keep him sidelined for four to six weeks. He was on the disabled list before returning to the Blue Jays on July 12, 2007. He had a rough goof it at the plate after his return, particularly when he was fighting for control.

After walking on a full count in the second inning, Overbay set a new team record by reaching base in his 12th plate appearance in his 12th consecutive plate appearance. Tony Fernández, the previous record holder, played base 11 times in a row. Fans had mocked him for his penchant to ground into double plays earlier this season. He finished 2008 in eighth place in this class, with 24 points. Overbay is also one of the few 15 players to play unassisted triple play, assassinated assassinated as a result of the Cleveland Indians' Asdril Cabrera.

Overbay was named American League Player of the Week again on June 8, 2009, after leading the Major League in both batting average and slugging. He was also named the 2009 American Legion Graduate of the Year.

Overbay has signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates on December 14, 2010. He was drafted for assignment on August 1, 2011 and released on August 5 after batting.227 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs in 103 games.

Overbay re-signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 13, after replacing injured Xavier Nady. Overbay and Paul Goldschmidt, the Diamondbacks' mentor, partnered Overbay.

Overbay signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks on December 8, 2011. He was mainly used as a pinch hitter. Overbay was assigned to Overbay on July 30, Arizona. He was then released on August 6.

The Atlanta Braves announced on August 20, 2012, that Overbay had signed him to a minor league deal. On September 1, 2012, he was called up as the rosters increased.

Overbay had signed to a minor league deal, gaining access to major league spring training, according to the Boston Red Sox on January 13, 2013. He was released by the Red Sox on March 26, 2013 and the New York Yankees signed him to a minor league contract later that day. The Yankees announced Overbay to their 25-man active roster on March 31.

In an 11–6 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 10, 2013, Overbay went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a two-run home run, 5 RBI, and two runs scored. On June 3, he made his first appearance in the right field in his career. Mark Teixeira was set to recover from season-ending wrist surgery on June 26, allowing Overbay to be the designated first baseman for the remainder of the season. Overbay and Reynolds platooned at first base for the remainder of the season after the team's release of Mark Reynolds by the Cleveland Indians a few days earlier on August 15, with the left-handed hitting Overbay often starting against right-handed pitchers.

Overbay has signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers that includes an invitation to spring training.

Overbay made the Brewers' regular season roster on March 23, and she will play first base for the Brewers alongside Mark Reynolds, the team's second baseman. Coincidentally, these two players were together in the Yankees for the first time in the previous season. In making his decision, Overbay's strong defense skills at first base as well as his veteran status. Overbay made his first appearance against his old team, the Atlanta Braves, on May 19, 2014. He was commanded to get the final out with two outs in the eighth inning of a 9-3 game. On a popup to shortstop Jean Segura, he faced only one batter (Ryan Doumit). Overbay finished the 2014 season with a.233 average in 121 games, with four home runs and 35 RBI. He told MLB Radio Network that he was "98.9% positive" he would leave on October 1.

Overbay had a.266 batting average (1,355-for-5,102), 648 home runs, 677 bases on balls,.429 on-base percentage, and a.429 slugging percentage in 1587 games over the past 14 seasons. He played many games at right field and finished his career with a.995 fielding percentage as a first baseman.