|Jack Flaherty Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||October 15, 1995|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Jack Flaherty is an American professional baseball pitcher who has played for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017.
Jack Rafe Flaherty
Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Jack Flaherty studied at Harvard-Westlake School located in Los Angeles, California. During all four of his years there, he pitched and played shortstop and third base as a member of the varsity baseball team.
Professional Baseball Player
- Mother – Eileen Flaherty (Adoptive Mother)
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
102 kg or 225 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Jack Flaherty has done endorsement work for brands such as BODYARMOR.
Jack Flaherty Facts
- He was 3 weeks old when he was adopted by his mother Eileen Flaherty.
- As a junior in 2013, he pitched a 13–0 record with a 0.63 ERA, striking out 112 batters in 89 innings while only walking 10.
- While at Harvard-Westlake School during his senior season, Harvard-Westlake became the consensus #1 team in the nation in the MaxPreps website’s “XCellent 50” for much of the beginning of the season but later dropped out of the rankings altogether.
- In a game against Bishop Alemany High School on April 29, 2014, Jack Flaherty pitched a complete game which concluded in a 2–1 victory, to bring a two-year win–loss record to 20–0.
- He concluded the 2014 regular season with an 0.63 ERA and a 10–0 record and was named “Southern Section Division I Player of the Year” as well as the “Los Angeles Times Player of the Year”.
- Jack Flaherty was named the “2014 Gatorade Player of the Year” in baseball for the state of California as well as became the Los Angeles Times‘ baseball player of the year.
- In 2014, he signed a letter of intent to attend the University of North Carolina.
- In the 2014 MLB draft, he was drafted by the Cardinals in the first round with the 34th overall selection and he subsequently began his professional career.
- His career as a minor league player started with the Cardinals of the Gulf Coast League and he posted a 1.59 ERA in 22.2 innings pitched.
- Jack Flaherty was ranked as the third-best prospect in the Cardinals’ system by Baseball America before the 2016 season.
- He was promoted to MLB on September 1, 2017, and went on make his MLB debut with St. Louis Cardinals in a game against the San Francisco Giants, in an eventual 11–6 win. He went on to pitch four innings, gave up five runs, and struck out six while not receiving a decision.
- On May 20, 2018, Jack Flaherty recorded his first MLB win with St. Louis Cardinals in a 5–1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium.
- He was named the National League Pitcher of the Month for August in 2019.
- In 2019, he set the record as the third-youngest pitcher in baseball history to strike out at least 230 and walk 55 or fewer with a 2.75 ERA or lower.
- He was named to the second All-MLB Team in 2019.
- Before the commencement of the 2021 season, Jack Flaherty won his salary arbitration case against the Cardinals and made $3.9 million as opposed to the Cardinals‘ submitted salary of $3 million.
- After he suffered an oblique strain while batting, he was placed on the injured list for the first time in his MLB career on May 31, 2021.
- Jack Flaherty has been a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and many other social justice movements.
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