Phil Norton

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Phil Norton MLB Career Stats

92 2-6 5.07 92.1 61 1.60

Phil Norton Bio

  • Full Name: Phillip Douglas Norton
  • Born: 2/1/1976 in Texarkana, TX
  • Draft: 1996, Chicago Cubs, 10th rd. (292nd overall)
  • College: Texarkana College
  • Debut: 8/3/2000
  • Last Game: 10/2/2004
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MLB Career Stats 2 6 5.07 92 2 0 92.1 61 1.60


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In 1994 graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana, TX, where he participated in baseball, basketball, football and cross country...attended Texarkana (TX) Junior College. 2004 Spent his first full season in the Major Leagues...set a career high with 69 appearances...finished the season without allowing an earned run in seven consecutive appearances. 2003 Combined to go 0-0, 3.00 in 21 relief apps for the Cubs and Reds...was one of Cin's most effective relievers the last month of the season...spent most of the year at Class AAA Iowa...appeared in 48g there, including 1 start, before he was traded to the Reds on 8/25...the next night vs Mil made his Reds debut and allowed 3 earned runs without retiring a batter (2h, 1bb), but in his last 16 apps of the season posted a 0.61era (14.2ip, 1er) 14 apps for the Reds from 8/27-9/21 threw 12.0 scoreless innings...stranded all 15 inherited baserunners, including the bases loaded twice...retired the first batter 14-17 times (82%)...from 5/18-5/27 appeared in 4g for the Cubs.

Career highlights: Missed the 2002 season following left elbow surgery...was a mid-season All-Star in the Midwest League in 1997, Florida State League in 1998 and Southern League in 1999...received mid-year promotions all 3 seasons. 2002 Missed the 2002 season following left elbow surgery. 2001 Phil spent most of the season as a reliever at Iowa (AAA), going 6-3 with 2 saves and a 2.69 ERA in 46 games (3 starts)... entered the year having made only 8 professional relief appearances...struck out 75 batters in 73.2 innings of work while holding opponents to a .251 average (65-259) and 3 homers...allowed just 1 home run to the 209 right-handed batters he faced...worked at least 2.0 innings in 13 of his relief appearances, including a 3.0-inning stint June 9 vs. Portland in which he fanned 7 batters...recorded his first 2 professional saves April 23 at New Orleans and June 19 vs. Calgary...during a 17-game span June 16-August 2, he allowed only 2 earned runs and 18 hits in 22.2 3 late-season starts from August 12- August 26, he went 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA (3 ER/14.0 IP). 2000 Pitched in his first 2 big league contests during a two-week stint on the Cubs' roster July 31-August 13...spent most of the campaign at Iowa (AAA), where he went 8-13 with a 4.96 ERA...made his major league debut August 3 at San Diego and was not involved in the decision in a 6-5 loss ... allowed 4 runs (3 earned) in 5.0 innings...picked up his first big league hit in the contest, a single off Brian Tollberg...took the loss in a 7-5 decision August 8 at Los Angeles, as he allowed 4 homers in the 4th inning...was the first Cubs pitcher -- and the 18th hurler in big league history --to allow 4 roundtrippers in an Iowa, he worked at least 6.0 innings in 17 of his 26 starts and went the distance twice -- including a complete-game 2- hitter in a 7-0 win over Albuquerque September 3...fanned a season-high 10 batters June 10 in a 9-3 victory at Omaha. 1999 Split the campaign between West Tenn (AA) and Iowa (AAA), going 12-10 with a 4.44 ERA in a combined 28 games...ranked 4th among Cubs minor leaguers in victories and 3rd in strikeouts (142)...was a midseason Southern League all-star at West Tenn, where he went 7-4 with a 2.39 ERA in 14 games (13 starts)...fanned 81 batters in 86.2 innings...struggled in his first Triple-A action after being promoted to Iowa June 26, going 5-6 with a 6.67 ERA in 14 starts. 1998 Made 29 total starts for Daytona (A) and West Tenn (AA) and went 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA...opened the year at Daytona and, despite a May 29 promotion to Double-A, was a Florida State League midseason all-star ... was 4-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 10 19 starts for West Tenn, he was 6-6 with a 3.52 ERA ... fanned 119 batters in 120.1 his June 29 start against Huntsville, he worked 8.1 innings and allowed only 1 hit while fanning 13. 1997 Combined to go 13-5 with 6 complete games and a 2.96 ERA for three teams -- Rockford (A), Daytona (A) and Orlando (AA) ... led the Cubs' farm system in wins and complete games...opened the year at Rockford, earning midseason and postseason Midwest League all-star honors...went 9-3 with a 3.22 ERA in 18 starts, striking out 114 batters in 109.0 innings...was promoted to Daytona July 7 games (6 starts), he was 3-2 with 3 complete games and a 2.34 ERA...received an August 28 promotion to Orlando and went 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in 2 games (1 start). 1996 Pitched for both Ft. Myers (Rookie) and Williamsport (A) during his first professional campaign, going 7-4 with a 2.45 ERA in 16 games (13 starts)...struck out 83 batters in 88.0 innings.