Will Ohman

Will Ohman

Infobox MLB player
name = Will Ohman

width = 250
caption = Ohman with the Braves in 2008
team = Atlanta Braves
number = 13
position = Relief pitcher
birthdate = birth date and age|1977|8|13
birthplace = Frankfurt, Germany
bats = Left
throws = Left
debutdate = September 19
debutyear = 2000
debutteam = Chicago Cubs
statyear = 2008 season
stat1label = Win-Loss
stat1value = 10-9
stat2label = Earned run average
stat2value = 4.16
stat3label = Strikeouts
stat3value = 219
teams =
*Chicago Cubs (by|2000-by|2001, by|2005-by|2007)
*Atlanta Braves (by|2008-present)

William McDaniel Ohman (born August 13, 1977 in Frankfurt, Germany) is a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves.

College career

He played for Pepperdine University in the late 1990s where he met his wife.

Professional career

Chicago Cubs

Ohman made his major league debut in by|2000 and also pitched in by|2001, but had elbow surgery in by|2002, and recovered from it in the 2002-by|2003 seasons. In by|2004, he pitched for the minor league Iowa Cubs and in the following off-season, he was added to the 40-man roster. On April 26, by|2005, he was called up from the minors and on the same day, made his major league first pitching appearance since 2001. Ohman also recorded the Opening Day win for the Cubs on April 2, by|2006.

On August 7, 2007, the Cubs optioned Will Ohman to Triple A-Iowa and called up Sean Gallagher to replace him.

Unknown to many, Ohman holds the longest streak since by|1957 (and possibly the longest in history) for most consecutive outings without allowing a double, with 65. The streak was snapped on April 29, 2006, when he gave one up to J. J. Hardy.

Atlanta Braves

On December 4, 2007, Ohman was traded along with Omar Infante to the Atlanta Braves for Jose Ascanio.

External links

* [http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/team/player.jsp?player_id=349193 MLB.com: Will Ohman]
* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/o/ohmanwi01.shtml Baseball Reference]

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