Jamey Carroll #7 2B
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As of 07/06/08
Jamey Blake Carroll (born February 18, 1974) is a Major League Baseball infielder for the Cleveland Indians.
Carroll was born in Evansville, Indiana. In 1992, he graduated from Castle High School in Newburgh, Indiana. His jersey is now on permanent display in his high school. He later attended and graduated from the University of Evansville.
He had his jersey No. 3 retired by the Ottawa Lynx of the Triple-A International League in August of 2003.
Drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 14th round of the 1996 Major League Baseball amateur draft, Carroll would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Montreal Expos on September 11, 2002.
On October 3, 2004, Carroll scored the last ever run for the Montreal Expos franchise, as they were later relocated to Washington, D.C. Carroll was also the on-deck batter when Endy Chávez made the final out in Expos history at Shea Stadium.
He finished the 2006 season with a .300 batting average, 5 home runs, 36 RBI, and 10 stolen bases. Carroll also hit particularly well at Coors Field, finishing with a .375 clip in Denver compared to the .220 mark he amassed on the road. He played third base, shortstop, and second base, seeing by far the most action at second, where he appeared 109 times and made 102 starts. He committed just three errors as a second baseman, five overall.
In August of 2007, Carroll hit his first career Grand Slam as a pinch hitter against Chicago Cubs' pitcher Rich Hill in the sixth inning. The Rockies won that game, 15-2, as Carroll finished the game 1-2 with 2 runs and 5 runs batted in.
Carroll won the 2007 Wild card for the Rockies on October 1, 2007 with a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Matt Holliday, to give the Rockies a 9-8 13 inning victory over the Padres.
In December of 2007, Carroll was traded to the Cleveland Indians for minor league pitcher, Sean Smith.
On February 28th, 2008, Carroll's wife Kim gave birth to fraternal twins. Cole Patrick weighed in at 6 lbs, 15 oz, while Mackenzie Joyce was 5 lbs 9 oz, when they were born in Viera, Florida.
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