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Tom Glavine is a 10-time National League All-Star pitcher who is considered one of the best lefthanders of this era. A current member of the New York Mets, this future Hall of Famer has won at least 20 games in a season five times and twice captured the National League Cy Young Award.

The 41-year old Glavine was one of the main reasons the Mets were the winningest team in the National League in 2006. He finished the year with a 15-7 record, 3.82 earned run average (ERA) and became the first Mets lefthander in nearly 30 years to start at least 30 games in four consecutive seasons. Glavine made his first postseason start as part of the Mets in game two of the divisional series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitching six shutout innings and surrendering only four hits to pick up a victory. New York went on to sweep the series from the Dodgers and faced the St. Louis Cardinals in National League Championship Series (NLCS). In game one of the NLCS, Glavine tossed seven shutout innings in posting another win. He re-signed with the Mets on Dec. 1, 2006.
 
Glavine made his Major League debut with the Atlanta Braves and is just 10 victories shy of reaching the coveted 300-win plateau. Going into 2007, he has a lifetime record of 290-191 with a 3.46 ERA and 2,481 strikeouts. Glavine is also known as an excellent fielding and hitting pitcher.

In 1991, Glavine won 20 games for the Braves and recorded a sparkling 2.55 ERA. It was his first of three consecutive seasons of winning 20 or more games and the first time he earned the Cy Young Award. In 1995, Atlanta defeated the Cleveland Indians in six games to claim the world championship and Glavine was named the World Series Most Valuable Player. In the Series, he won two games, including hurling a one-hit shutout over eight innings in the deciding game six. In 2003, to the disappointment of many Braves fans, Glavine left Atlanta to play for the divisional-rival Mets.

Glavine says his Catholic faith is his foundation in life that helps him keep baseball in perspective.




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Proper Name: Thomas Michael Glavine
Born: March 25, 1966
Concord, MA
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185 lbs.
Age: 40
Pronounced: GLAV-in
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Pos: SP
Experience: 19 years
Tom Glavine is a 10-time National League All-Star pitcher who is considered one of the best lefthanders of this era. A current member of the New York Mets, this future Hall of Famer has won at least 20 games in a season five times and twice captured the National League Cy Young Award.

 

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