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OMAR DAAL AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Omar Jesús Daal Cordero(born March 1, 1972)is baseballpitcher, who played inMajor League Baseball(MLB) for 11 seasons, from1993through2003. He played for theLos Angeles Dodgers,Montreal Expos,Toronto Blue Jays,Arizona Diamondbacks,Philadelphia Phillies, andBaltimore Orioles.
Daal threw a deceptivefastballthat rarely exceeded 85 MPH, a goodchangeup, and a decentcurveball. When he had both control and command of his pitches, he could be difficult to hit.
Daal was somewhat of a two-career pitcher who began as arelieverfor the Dodgers, Expos, and Blue Jays, between 1993 and 1997, then became astarterwith the Diamondbacks in 1998.
In 2000, Daal led the big leagues inlosseswith 19.
On August 15, 2001, Daal combined with fellow Venezuelan pitchersGiovanni Carrara,Kelvim Escobar, andFreddy Garcíafor wins in their respective starts: Daal, in a Phillies victory over theBrewers, 8–6; Carrara, of the Dodgers, beating Montreal, 13–1; Escobar, of the Blue Jays, overOakland, 5–2, and García, ofSeattle, against theRed Sox, 6–2. This marked the first time in MLB history that four Venezuelan starting pitchers recorded awinon the same day.
Prior to the 2003 season, Daal signed a two-year contract with Baltimore; however, after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder in early 2004, he was out for that entire season — and would never appear in a major league game, again.
Daal’s career stat line includes awin–loss recordof 68–78, with 806strikeouts, and a 4.55earned run average(ERA), in 1,198innings pitched.
Daal currently coaches two club baseball teams a 12u team and a 13u team, called the East Valley Scrapper's inMesa, Arizona.
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