Tagged: a.j. burnett

Phillies’ Cliff Lee Is Arkansas' Top Dollar Athlete

by Chris Bahn 12/17/2012 12:00 am

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee in 2012 enjoyed the most lucrative of his nine-plus seasons in Major League Baseball. Lee earned $21.5 million — that’s nearly $3.6 million per win — and topped the list of highest-paid athletes with ties to the state of Arkansas.

A.J. Burnett

by Tre Baker 8/1/2012 9:45 am

So close to a no-hitter, AJB shows he's a winner anyway.

Cubs Nearly No-hit by A.J. Burnett, Lose 5-0 to Pirates

by Associated Press 8/1/2012 9:40 am

All the Chicago Cubs could do was give credit to A.J. Burnett. Considering he nearly pitched a no-hitter against them, what choice was there? Burnett threw a one-hitter, Neil Walker drove in five runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 5-0 on Tuesday night, hours after the Cubs traded ace Ryan Dempster.

Jim's Notebook: A.J. Burnett, Division-Leading Pirates Seem Right For Each Other

by Jim Harris 7/10/2012 3:16 pm

There's the baseball adage — not always true, but statistically more accurate than not — that a team leading its division by the All-Star break will win said division. Of course, we're talking here about the Pittsburgh Pirates leading the National League's Central Division, the same Pirates who haven't had a winner in 20 years and the same Pirates who have been the Central Division dregs for much of most people's lifetime. But after collapsing in the second half last year, the year-older Pirates may understand better what it will take in August and September to win a clearly winnable division for them. Who saw this coming in March? Who saw the trade of North Little Rock's A.J. Burnett from the New York Yankees to the Pirates in the off-season as being anything but a positive for New York? Naturally, it's become the complete opposite.

All-Star Roster Missing Arkansans, Not Arkansas Connections

by Todd Traub 7/9/2012 12:07 pm

Just a little digging reveals several members of this year's Major League All-Star squads have more than a passing acquaintance with the Natural State, including the son of a former quarterback Razorback fans might remember a little too well.

Burnett, McGehee Lead Pirates Over Phillies

by The Associated Press 6/28/2012 3:30 pm

A.J. Burnett threw 6 2-3 sharp innings to win his eighth straight start, Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday.

Pirates May Have Found A Treasure In Burnett

by Casey Hawkins 6/15/2012 2:10 pm

A.J. Burnett, with unsatisfying seasons with Toronto and the New York Yankees behind him, has been just what the Pittsburgh Pirates have needed to contend for a rare winning season. The North Little Rock native has brought a veteran influence and enough success on the mound to become an all-star candidate.

A.J. Burnett

by Tre Baker 5/14/2012 10:01 am

Pitching in Pittsburgh, this North Little Rock native making folks happy.

North Little Rock's A.J. Burnett Breaks Orbital Bone In Bunting Mishap

by Chris Bahn 3/1/2012 2:56 pm

A.J. Burnett hoped to rehabilitate his career by leaving the New York Yankees and joining the Pittsburgh Pirates. Instead, his first week with the club left him facing rehab for an injury. Burnett is set to undergo surgery Friday to repair a fracture to his right orbital bone. Burnett was injured after bunting a ball into his face during spring training.

A.J. Burnett Makes Pitch for Higher Education in Jersey Swap

by Todd Traub 2/28/2012 12:11 pm

The new Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher and North Little Rock native strikes an unusual deal with a teammate to get his hands on his favorite uniform number.

A.J. Burnett

by 2/27/2012 9:47 am

Back in the National League, NLR pitcher wants to be "unstoppable" with Pirates.

A.J. Burnett

by Tre Baker 2/13/2012 9:35 am

Yankees look to swap NLR pitcher with Pirates.

Back to the Bronx: Yankees, Burnett Top Tigers, Force Game 5

by Noah Trister, AP Sports 10/5/2011 9:04 am

With the help of a huge first-inning catch by Curtis Granderson, Burnett pitched effectively into the sixth, and the Yankees routed the Detroit Tigers 10-1 Tuesday night to send their AL playoff series back to the Bronx for a decisive fifth game.

Detroit Tigers

by Tre Baker 10/5/2011 8:46 am

A.J. Burnett pulls out a clutch victory for the Yankees.

A.J. Burnett

by Tre Baker 9/22/2011 9:15 am

The Yankees earn a spot in the playoffs, but will the roster include A.J.?

A.J. Burnett

by Tre Baker 8/29/2011 8:30 am

Yankees pitcher gets a dubious "Sixth Man" award.

A.J. Burnett

by Tre Baker 8/4/2011 8:25 am

Yankees pitcher can't build on 13-1 lead, get official win.

The Brewers

by Tre Baker 6/30/2011 9:08 am

Milwaukee goes down as A.J. Burnett has a very nice night.

Joe Johnson, Torii Hunter, A.J. Burnett Land on SI's 'Fortunate 50' List

by Chris Bahn 6/17/2011 10:45 am

There are again some familiar names on this year’s SI.com “Fortunate 50” list. The collection of the top earners in sports includes a trio of guys who grew up playing sports in Arkansas. Torii Hunter, A.J. Burnett and Joe Johnson all made the list thanks to huge salaries.

A.J. Burnett

by Tre Baker 6/9/2011 8:37 am

Red Sox rout the Yankee pitcher yet again.