Danny Graves

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Daniel Peter Graves
(Baby-faced Assassin)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Danny Graves is the only major league player born in Vietnam. He was the Cincinnati Reds closer off and on from 1999 to 2004, saving 41 games in 2004.

Graves ranked third on the all-time University of Miami list of most appearances with 59 appearances by the end of his sophomore year. Graves was credited with a save in the 1992 College World Series.

Graves was a member of Team USA in 1993, going 2-0 with 2 saves and a 2.29 ERA in 21 outings. Only Dustin Hermanson made more appearances over the course of the summer or saved more games for the US. Graves pitched very well in the 1993 Intercontinental Cup, going 1-0 in the first round with no earned runs allowed in 10 innings, though he walked six. In the Gold Medal game, though, he allowed 3 runs in 3 innings in a 9-4 loss to Cuba; he relieved Paul Wilson and was replaced in turn by Bret Wagner.

He was signed by the Colorado Rockies in 2006, from the Cleveland Indians. In 2007, he pitched in the independent Atlantic League. In 2008, he pitched for the Rochester Red Wings. He went through a bout of severe depression around that time and contemplated suicide, but then made it back.

In 2013, Graves announced CWS Regional tournament games for ESPNU. He later worked as a part-time announcer on Cincinnati Reds broadcasts.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 2-time NL All-Star (2000 & 2004)
  • 30 Saves Seasons: 4 (2000-2002 & 2004)
  • 40 Saves Seasons: 1 (2004)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Bobby Nightengale: "'I was OK with not living': What happens when an All-Star pitcher suffers from depression", USA Today, September 29, 2019. [1]

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