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Alan Duane Embree

Born: January 23, 1970; The Dalles, OR  Height: 6'2"  Weight: 190
Bats: Left  Throws: Left  Position: Pitcher  #43

Embree poses with my trophy

It became easy to be consistent out there, with the other guys in the bullpen we have. We really were able to keep one another in check. Those games were so crucial. You had to tell yourself, "Don't get too wrapped up in the moment.
Just do the job."
-- Alan Embree  

2004 Statistics

 Season 2-2 4.13 71 52.1 49 28 24 11 37 
 ALDS  0-0 0.00  1.0 
 ALCS  0-0 3.86  4.2 
 WS  0-0 0.00  1.2 

2004 Season Highlights

•  Embree made a career-high 71 appearances. He was much more than just a situational lefty, as 34 of the appearances were for one inning or more. He combined with Mike Timlin (76) and Keith Foulke (72) to form the first trio of relievers in Red Sox history to each have 70 or more appearances in the same year.

•  He made eight appearances against the Yankees, and did not allow a run in any of those games.

•  Alan had a strong second half, with a 3.09 ERA after July 1, and no walks in 22 games after July 22.

2004 Postseason Highlights

•  Embree appeared in 11 of the Red Sox' 14 postseason games, with a 2.46 ERA. He pitched in Game 1 and Game 3 of the Division Series, and didn't give up any runs.

•  He appeared in every ALCS game except Game 6. He pitched a scoreless inning in Game 1 and 2/3 of an inning - also scoreless - in Game 2. He kept the Yankees from scoring in the tenth and eleventh innings of Game 4 and again in the eleventh inning of Game 5.

•  Embree came into Game 7 with two outs in the ninth and two runners on base. He got Ruben Sierra to ground out to second to end the game and complete the Red Sox' historic comeback, sending them to the World Series.

•  He pitched in three World Series games, giving up only one unearned run during that span. He struck out the side in the seventh inning of Game 2.

Embree and friends on a duck boatBronson Arroyo and Keith Foulke join Embree on a duck boat during the World Series victory parade.

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