Craig Anderson (left-handed pitcher)
Craig Anderson (born 30 October 1980 in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia) is a left-handed pitcher who is played for the Sydney Blue Sox as well as the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles organisations.
Anderson first signed with the Seattle Mariners in 1999. Anderson featured in the 2000 All-Star Futures Game. He played in the Mariners system through 2004, posting 11 wins and a 3.56 ERA with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers that year.
He played for Australia in the 2006 World Baseball Classic, after which he joined the Baltimore Orioles. He began 2008 pitching middle relief for the Norfolk Tides of the Triple-A International League. It was his second season in Norfolk, and his fifth in Triple-A. He became a free agent at the end of the season. He played for Australia in the 2009 WBC, starting the team's first game of the tournament against Mexico.
Sydney Blue SoxEdit
Anderson played the first nine seasons in the Australian Baseball League, announcing his retirement at the conclusion of the 2018-19 Australian Baseball League season and currently holds the record for most games started as a pitcher (88), innings pitched (556.2), losses (32) and tied first for most wins (35) with Daniel Schmidt. He finished his career 35-32 with a 3.61 ERA in 99 games.
Craig was awarded the pitcher of the year during the 2012–13 ABL season.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- 2006 World Baseball Classic – Team Australia statistics
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