Born: September 13, 1968|
|July 27, 1991 for the Minnesota Twins|
Last MLB appearance
|July 20, 2003 for the Colorado Rockies|
|Earned run average||4.24|
Career highlights and awards
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Arundel Senior High School
Neagle attended Arundel Senior High School and played on the baseball team.
University of Minnesota
Neagle was drafted in the 3rd round of the
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Neagle was given the opportunity to start in Game 4 of the 1996 World Series, earning a no-decision.
Remaining with the Braves in
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Neagle's 16-11 record and 3.55 ERA in
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Injuries limited Neagle to 19 starts in
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New York Yankees
The playoff-bound New York Yankees traded prospects Drew Henson, Jackson Melián and Ed Yarnall to acquire Neagle on July 12, 2000. He only registered a 7-7 record over the rest of the season with the Yankees, and his playoff performance was shaky, but his team triumphed in the 2000 World Series and Neagle earned a World Series ring.
Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and legal troubles
In December 2000, the Colorado Rockies signed Neagle and fellow left-hander Mike Hampton to expensive contracts. Neagle's contract was for five years and $51 million, and his 17-19 record and 5.31 ERA over the
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Neagle missed the
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He signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays before the 2005 season, but did not play due to injury.
On January 24, 2006, Neagle pleaded guilty in Jefferson County, Colorado, on one charge of patronizing a prostitute in which he took part a year ago. Although the sentence can carry a maximum of a $500 fine and up to six months in prison, Neagle was only sentenced to 40 hours of community service.
On August 27, 2007, Neagle was arrested for and later pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.
In 2012 he sued his financial adviser, William S. Leavitt, for placing his investment of 80% without his consent.
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- Mormile, Anthony (December 9, 2000). "Opening day of winter meetings puts free agents in spotlight". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on August 24, 2009. Retrieved August 16, 2009.
- "Rockies terminate Neagle's contract". CBC Sports. December 6, 2004. Archived from the original on August 25, 2009. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
- "Neagle hasn't pitched in more than a year". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 3, 2004. Archived from the original on August 25, 2007. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- [https://web.archive.org/web/20080517050456/http://www.hometownannapolis.com/cgi-bin/read/2008/05_08-36/FOR Drinking & Driving - For the Record - (HometownAnnapolis.com)
- "Retired baseball star Denny Neagle sues Northbrook-based financial adviser". Chicago Sun-Times. January 10, 2012. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)