The Heartbreaking Story of Dontrelle Willis

Posted: 4th July 2010 by Gabriel Smith in MLB
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From the moment I watched my first game of baseball, I was mesmerized by the importance of the pitcher. To win games you need to have a consistent pitcher, something that Dontrelle Willis wasn't for the Detroit Tigers or the Arizona Diamondbacks. Dontrelle Willis was the most exciting lefty pitcher to watch from 2003 to 2007, when he played for the Florida Marlins. With the Florida Marlins he played magnificently, winning the Rookie of the Year and leading the Marlins to their second World Series title in 2003. During his five-year tenure with the Marlins, he was by far one of the best pitchers in the game. In 2005 he posted 22 wins, a 2.68 ERA, and completed seven games with five shutouts. He came second in the NL Cy Young race, losing to Chris Carpenter. In his five year career with the ...

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