Ted Lilly

Baseball Player

Ted Lilly was born in Lomita, California, United States on January 4th, 1976 and is the Baseball Player. At the age of 48, Ted Lilly biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 4, 1976
United States
Place of Birth
Lomita, California, United States
48 years old
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$40 Million
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Ted Lilly Life

Theodore Roosevelt Lilly III (born January 4, 1976) is an American professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball.

Lilly attended Yosemite High School in Oakhurst, California, and Fresno City College.

He appeared in MLB for the Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Personal life

Natasha (Tasha), Lilly's wife, is a veterinarian. They are vocal campaigners for animal rights movements. On March 14, 2010, they had their son, Theodore Roosevelt Lilly IV, born.

Lilly was charged with three counts of vehicle insurance fraud in January 2015. He accepted a plea deal to pay a $2,500 fine, be on informal probation for two years, and complete 250 hours of community service.


Ted Lilly Career

Professional career

In the 23rd round of the 1996 MLB draft, Lilly was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was traded (along with Peter Bergeron, Wilton Guerrero, and Jonathan Tucker) to the Montreal Expos for Hiram Bocachica, Mark Grudzielanek and Carlos Pérez after two seasons in the Dodgers farm system.

Lilly made his MLB debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 14, 1999, pitching one inning in relief. On September 19, the Atlanta Braves made his first MLB appearance against the Atlanta Braves. He appeared in nine games for the Expos, with three of them starting.

Lilly was traded to the New York Yankees along with Christian Parker on March 17, 2000 as a player to be announced later in the 1999 trade that also sent Jake Westbrook to the Yankees in exchange for Hideki Irabu.

Lilly fought for more than two years for the Yankees before being traded to the Oakland Athletics in a three-team contract that also included pitcher Jeff Weaver and Jeremy Bonderman to the Detroit Tigers. Lilly was in the Oakland starting rotation and pitched in the American League Division Series in 2002 and 2003.

Bobby Kielty was traded from the Athletics to the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2004, he was the Jays' lone representative on the American League All-Star team.

The highlight of his career as a Blue Jay came on August 23, 2004, against the Boston Red Sox. In a three-hit 3–0 victory, he pitched a complete game shutout and struck out 13 batters.

Lilly was 15-13 with a 4.31 ERA and 160 strikeouts in 2006, the highest win total ever (161). He also tied for the most starts (32) in career history (22) and nearly tied for his career in strikeouts and innings pitched. He ranked first among the Jays' pitching staff in strikeouts and second only to Roy Halladay in wins this season (Halladay had a 16–5 record before a recurring elbow injury ended his season in late September).

Lilly was surrendering an early 8-0 lead in the 3rd inning when coach John Gibbons called him out of the game on August 21, 2006. Lilly refused to give him the ball with the score 8-5 and runners on 1st and 3rd. He finally left the mound and later clashed with Gibbons in the locker room, but Gibbons denied that no punches were fired.

Lilly departed from free agency at the end of the 2006 season, and alongside Barry Zito, Jason Schmidt, and Jeff Suppan, she was one of the most highly sought after free agent pitchers in the area, owing to the poor market for starting pitching. He told the Blue Jays on the morning of December 6, 2006 that he would not be returning to the club, thus ending a four-year, $40 million contract. As his reasoning, he cited a "change in scenery." Lilly decided to a four-year, $40 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, effectively ending his association with the Blue Jays.

Lilly defeated the Cincinnati Reds in a strong outing, turning a no hitter into the fifth inning and only yielding one earned run over seven innings in his first appearance for the Cubs. Lilly then was the starting pitcher for the Cubs' home opener at Wrigley Field on April 9, 2007. Lilly gave up three runs in six innings but did not factor in the decision. Lilly played well in April, winning at least six runs in each of his five starts while never giving up more than three runs in a game with a 2.18 ERA.

Lilly was a central figure in a tumultuous series in Atlanta between the Cubs and the Atlanta Braves. Alfonso Soriano's first three at-bats in game one of the series as part of a Cubs 9-1 victory. Tim Hudson pitched Soriano with a first-pitch fastball, prompting Tim Tschida, the home-plate umpire, to send warnings to both teams. Lilly scored Édgar Rentera in the first inning and Jim Wolf immediately kicked him out of the ballgame. Lilly was not suspended for his participation in the game. As the Cubs' lone representative, he was named to his second all-star game in 2009.

Lilly took the 9th place against the Chicago White Sox on June 13, 2010. He gave up a lead off single to Juan Pierre in the ninth inning, but the Cubs were boosted by relief pitcher Carlos Mármol, who made the save, and thrusted the team out of a bases packed jam for a 1-0 victory. Lilly's team had been shotless for the longest time. Milt Pappas had the first pitched at Wrigley Field since Milt Pappas in 1972.

In two games for Team USA in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Lilly was the starting pitcher.

He faced Venezuela in the first game but was suspended after 36 pitches. Starter Jeremy Guthrie and as many relievers as possible, according to boss Davey Johnson, who wanted to get work for him. Lilly was left 1-0 down in the United States after the homer showed his love for his Cubs backup, Henry Blanco. His second appearance came against Puerto Rico, a game in which Team USA would triumph with a David Wright two-run single in the ninth, which would be his second appearance. Lilly gave up two home runs, but there were only two hits in his 313 innings.

Blake DeWitt, Brett Wallach, and Kyle Smit traded Lilly and Ryan Theriot to the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 31, 2010. Lilly made his first five appearances as a Dodger, a 1.83 ERA. In 12 starts, he had a record of 7-4 and a 3.52 ERA, which included a complete game shutout against the Colorado Rockies on August 19. Lilly decided to a three-year, $33 million deal with the Dodgers on October 19, 2010. Lilly did a good job in the second half of the season, allowing only 9 homers in the second half after allowing 19 in the first half. In 33 starts, he was 12-14 with a 3.97 ERA.

Lilly started the 2012 season with a 5-1 record and a 3.14 ERA in 8 starts. However, Lilly felt some pain in his shoulder and was put on the disabled list after being struggler in his May 24 debut. In July, he made some rehabilitation appearances with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, but he was forced to cancel due to a setback and was shut down. He was still hopeful that he would return to the team and pitch out of the bullpen in September, but it was later found that he would not return to the mound until September 21.

Lilly returned to spring training in 2013, but he missed time due to sickness and rainouts, so he was unable to develop arm strength. He began the season on the disabled list and made several minor league appearances. Lilly was activated off the disabled list and returned to the rotation after suffering with starters Zack Greinke and Chris Capuano. He started two runs and then returned to the DL with a strained rib cage muscle on May 3rd. He returned to the hospital on May 20 and made 3 more starts before being knocked into by Kyle Blanks of the San Diego Padres in a game on June 4, which resulted in his return to the disabled list. Lilly, who had trouble recovering after starting and that he wanted to work out of the bullpen after returning from the DL, just got off to a few more rehab jobs. However, the Dodgers instead named him for service on July 25 and released him on August 2.

Lilly was signed by the San Francisco Giants to a minor league deal just a few days after being released by the Dodgers. However, the Giants called off the contract because the two teams were unable to decide on a specific call up date.

He had his nerve endings in his neck cauterized after the 2013 season to try to relieve the pain that had plagued him throughout the season and joined the Venezuela Winter League to see other MLB teams where he could still play. However, he had to announce his retirement on November 27, 2013 due to persistent health issues. In March 2014, the Cubs hired Lilly as a special assistant.

Lilly had been eligible to vote in the Hall of Fame in 2019, but she was disqualified for the 2020 race.