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Allen Watson
Born: November 18, 1970 (1970-11-18) (age 38)
Jamaica, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
July 8, 1993 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
August 10, 2000 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Win-Loss     51-55
Strikeouts     589
Earned run average     5.03

Allen Kenneth Watson (born November 18, 1970 in Jamaica, New York) is a high school baseball coach and former left-handed starting pitcher in professional baseball. He is a graduate of Christ The King Regional High School in Flushing, New York and attended New York Institute of Technology



[edit] Baseball career

Allen Watson was picked by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1st Round of 1991 amateur entry draft. He spent the next two years in the Cardinals minor league system, making his professional pitching debut on July 8, 1993.

In 1995, he was traded along with Doug Creek and Rich DeLucia to the San Francisco Giants for Chris Wimmer and Royce Clayton. At the end of the 1996 season, he and Fausto Macey were traded by the Giants to the Anaheim Angels for J. T. Snow. He stayed with the Angels for the 1997-1998 seasons obtaining a career high 12 wins as a starting pitcher in 1997. On June 14, 1997, Watson gave up the first-ever grand slam in interleague play to Rich Aurilia of the San Francisco Giants

Over the next 3 years, he played for the Seattle Mariners, New York Mets and New York Yankees, mostly in a relief role or as a spot starter. He retired after the 2000 season.

[edit] Post baseball career

Watson is currently working as a personal pitching coach for prospective athletes in the Queens area. He works primarily out of The Cage located on Metropolitan Avenue in Ridgewood. [1]

[edit] Grimsley affidavit

On December 20, 2007, Watson was named in Jason Grimsley's sworn affidavit as having used performance-enhancing drugs.[2] Watson and Grimsley were teammates on the 1999-2000 New York Yankees. In a statement released by his agent, Watson denied these accusations by stating:

"I at no time over my professional baseball career used steroids or any performance-enhancing drugs. Not then, not now, not ever."[3]

[edit] References

  1. ^ Ken Davidoff (2007-12-22). Watson denies steroid allegations. Newsday. 
  2. ^ "Jason Grimsley's federal sworn statement unsealed". Detroit Free Press. 2007-12-20. Retrieved on 2007-12-22. 
  3. ^ "Former pitcher Watson denies using performance-enhancing drugs". ESPN. 2007-12-21. Retrieved on 2007-12-22. 

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