Matt Thornton
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 15, 1976 in Three Rivers, MI USA
  • Weight: 235 lbs.
  • Height: 6'6"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: June 27, 2004
  • Final Game: August 02, 2016
Matt Thornton played almost all of his career in a set up role and was good enough at it that he would be named an All Star in 2010.  Throughout his tenure he predominantly relied on his fastball, a tool that made him effective in his role and he pitched more than 700 Games in the Majors.  He notably at one point was the all time leader of the American League in Holds.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Three Rivers, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Saturday, 01 January 2022
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All Star (2010)

    World Series Rings (1) (St. Louis Cardinals, 2011)
  • Other Points of Note:

    2 Top Ten Finishes (Games Pitched)

    2 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 71. Games Pitched: 748

Should Matt Thornton be in the Hall of Fame?

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