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By Grant Gordon | August 1, 2009
BURBANK? After sustaining an ankle injury in July of 2007, Jason Hirsh?s baseball career has had its share of tumultuous times. On Wednesday, longtime Burbank resident and St. Francis High graduate?s career took a brand new direction, as the 26-year-old was traded from the Colorado Rockies organization to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later. ?This is a fresh start for Jason,? said Hirsh?s agent, Bill Hertz. ?It?s a great opportunity for him and one that he?
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By Grant Gordon | August 16, 2006
BURBANK â?” His first pitch was a strike and so was his last. But in between, the Major League Baseball debut of right-handed pitcher Jason Hirsh wasn't exactly a grand beginning. The 24-year-old St. Francis High graduate took the loss in the Houston Astros' 6-3 setback at the hands of the visiting San Diego Padres on Saturday night in front of 43,591 at Houston's Minute Maid Park. Hirsh, after pitching three scoreless innings to start, allowed three Padres home runs in the top of the fourth inning that spelled his doom right along with the Astros'.
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By Grant Gordon | December 16, 2006
BURBANK— It's been a whirlwind 2006 for Jason Hirsh, to say the least. And Tuesday might very well have been the most shocking day of the year, as the 2000 St. Francis graduate was dealt by the Houston Astros to the Colorado Rockies. "It's been quite a ride and it's not getting any slower," said Hirsh from his parents' Burbank home. Hirsh was part of a five-player deal that sent the 24-year-old right-handed pitcher to the Rockies along with pitcher Taylor Buchholz and center fielder Willy Taveres for right-handed pitchers Miguel Asencio and Jason Jennings, Colorado's all-time wins leader.
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By Grant Gordon | August 19, 2006
BURBANK â?” It was another scary start for pitcher Jason Hirsh, who allowed a lead-off home run to Corey Hart to begin his second Major League game. Hirsh, a former Burbank resident, settled down, however, and turned a bad beginning into his first Major League victory, as the Houston Astros defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-3, on Thursday night in Miller Park. The hard-throwing right-hander went 5 1/3 innings, allowing just three hits, but walked four, which led to three earned runs.
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July 5, 2003
Erik Boal Jason Hirsh knows he'll face more than his share of challenges in an attempt to pitch in the major leagues one day. But after being selected by the Houston Astros in the second round -- with the 59th overall pick -- of the June 3 first-year baseball player draft, the toughest obstacle for the 21-year-old hasn't been locating his 97 mph fastball, but rather, when the 6-foot-8, 250-pound right-hander would...
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By Grant Gordon | July 15, 2006
BURBANK ? Face time is coming in abundance for Major League Baseball prospect Jason Hirsh. The 2002 St. Francis High graduate and former Burbank resident played in his second all-star game in four days on Wednesday. Representing the Round Rock Express of the Pacific Coast League in its 6-0 loss to the International League at the Triple-A All-Star game, Hirsh, 24, got in one inning of work. The game, which was played at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio, was telecast live on ESPN 2. On Sunday night, Hirsh got the start in the All-Star Futures Game ?
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By Grant Gordon | August 12, 2006
BURBANK — At 4:05 p.m. PST today, Jason Hirsh will officially become a Major League Baseball player. The 2000 St. Francis High graduate and former Burbank resident, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound right-handed pitcher, is set to start for the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park against the visiting San Diego Padres. Hirsh's Major League debut will also come in the midst of a pennant race. Both teams are embroiled in the National League wild-card chase, while the Padres are still vying for the top spot in the National League West.
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By Jeff Tully and Charles Rich | March 31, 2007
BURBANK — There are definitely high expectations this season among the three area Major League Baseball players. Two of the athletes will be looking to again put up fine numbers, while the third hopes to make an impact after a trade. Leading the way is Burbank High graduate Freddy Sanchez, who won the National League batting crown and led the league in average at .344 and doubles with 53 in 2006. Providence High graduate Jeff Cirillo left the Milwaukee Brewers and has landed a job with the Minnesota Twins, a playoff contender.
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May 28, 2008
Keeping up with local players in the big leagues:   FREDDY SANCHEZ (Pittsburgh Pirates; second baseman ) : After signing a new contract during the offseason, the former Burbank High standout struggled at the beginning of the season. However, although he’s had his problems the last few games, the 30-year-old has been slowly bringing up his batting average. Heading into Tuesday’s game with the Cincinnati Reds, Sanchez was hitting .245 (49 for 200)
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | June 21, 2006
BURBANK ? Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and actor Matthew McConaughey had front-row seats to watch Roger Clemens pitch in his third and final minor league start before joining the Houston Astros. Burbank resident and St. Francis High graduate Jason Hirsh had a better view ? from the dugout. Clemens ? who signed a one-year deal with the Astros on June 1 ? started Friday for the Round Rock Express, the same team that Hirsh stars on. Hirsh watched from the dugout as Clemens went 5 2/3 innings for the triple-A affiliate of the Astros.
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By Grant Gordon | August 1, 2009
BURBANK? After sustaining an ankle injury in July of 2007, Jason Hirsh?s baseball career has had its share of tumultuous times. On Wednesday, longtime Burbank resident and St. Francis High graduate?s career took a brand new direction, as the 26-year-old was traded from the Colorado Rockies organization to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later. ?This is a fresh start for Jason,? said Hirsh?s agent, Bill Hertz. ?It?s a great opportunity for him and one that he?
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By Jeff Tully and Charles Rich | March 31, 2007
BURBANK — There are definitely high expectations this season among the three area Major League Baseball players. Two of the athletes will be looking to again put up fine numbers, while the third hopes to make an impact after a trade. Leading the way is Burbank High graduate Freddy Sanchez, who won the National League batting crown and led the league in average at .344 and doubles with 53 in 2006. Providence High graduate Jeff Cirillo left the Milwaukee Brewers and has landed a job with the Minnesota Twins, a playoff contender.
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By Grant Gordon | December 16, 2006
BURBANK— It's been a whirlwind 2006 for Jason Hirsh, to say the least. And Tuesday might very well have been the most shocking day of the year, as the 2000 St. Francis graduate was dealt by the Houston Astros to the Colorado Rockies. "It's been quite a ride and it's not getting any slower," said Hirsh from his parents' Burbank home. Hirsh was part of a five-player deal that sent the 24-year-old right-handed pitcher to the Rockies along with pitcher Taylor Buchholz and center fielder Willy Taveres for right-handed pitchers Miguel Asencio and Jason Jennings, Colorado's all-time wins leader.
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By Grant Gordon | August 19, 2006
BURBANK â?” It was another scary start for pitcher Jason Hirsh, who allowed a lead-off home run to Corey Hart to begin his second Major League game. Hirsh, a former Burbank resident, settled down, however, and turned a bad beginning into his first Major League victory, as the Houston Astros defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-3, on Thursday night in Miller Park. The hard-throwing right-hander went 5 1/3 innings, allowing just three hits, but walked four, which led to three earned runs.
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By Grant Gordon | August 16, 2006
BURBANK â?” His first pitch was a strike and so was his last. But in between, the Major League Baseball debut of right-handed pitcher Jason Hirsh wasn't exactly a grand beginning. The 24-year-old St. Francis High graduate took the loss in the Houston Astros' 6-3 setback at the hands of the visiting San Diego Padres on Saturday night in front of 43,591 at Houston's Minute Maid Park. Hirsh, after pitching three scoreless innings to start, allowed three Padres home runs in the top of the fourth inning that spelled his doom right along with the Astros'.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon | August 12, 2006
BURBANK — At 4:05 p.m. PST today, Jason Hirsh will officially become a Major League Baseball player. The 2000 St. Francis High graduate and former Burbank resident, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound right-handed pitcher, is set to start for the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park against the visiting San Diego Padres. Hirsh's Major League debut will also come in the midst of a pennant race. Both teams are embroiled in the National League wild-card chase, while the Padres are still vying for the top spot in the National League West.
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By Grant Gordon | July 15, 2006
BURBANK ? Face time is coming in abundance for Major League Baseball prospect Jason Hirsh. The 2002 St. Francis High graduate and former Burbank resident played in his second all-star game in four days on Wednesday. Representing the Round Rock Express of the Pacific Coast League in its 6-0 loss to the International League at the Triple-A All-Star game, Hirsh, 24, got in one inning of work. The game, which was played at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio, was telecast live on ESPN 2. On Sunday night, Hirsh got the start in the All-Star Futures Game ?
NEWS
July 5, 2003
Erik Boal Jason Hirsh knows he'll face more than his share of challenges in an attempt to pitch in the major leagues one day. But after being selected by the Houston Astros in the second round -- with the 59th overall pick -- of the June 3 first-year baseball player draft, the toughest obstacle for the 21-year-old hasn't been locating his 97 mph fastball, but rather, when the 6-foot-8, 250-pound right-hander would...
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