Jay Powell (baseball)

James Willard "Jay" Powell (born January 9, 1972) is an American former baseball pitcher who last played for the Atlanta Braves.

Jay Powell
Born: (1972-01-09) January 9, 1972 (age 51)
Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 1995, for the Florida Marlins
Last MLB appearance
July 29, 2005, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record36–23
Earned run average4.17
Career highlights and awards

He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in 1990, but did not sign. Following his junior year at Mississippi State, he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round (19th pick overall) in 1993 and signed. He played for the Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies, and Texas Rangers before signing with the Atlanta Braves in January of 2005.[1] His last game was on July 29, 2005, when he fractured his humerus.

Powell was the winning pitcher of Game 7 of the 1997 World Series for the Florida Marlins. He also has the most consecutive seasons pitched without a losing record among pitchers who primarily pitched in relief.[1]


  1. ^ "The anomalous Jay Powell".

External linksEdit

  • Career statistics and player information from ESPN, or Baseball Reference
  • ^ Transactions