Baseball Career

"This is what you live to do"

Jake has played baseball as long as he can remember. It is a love cemented in his competitive nature and thirst for challenge. Jake played high-school baseball at St. Paul's Episcopal School in his hometown, Mobile, Alabama. On the mound, Jake dominated his peers and early on showed how serious his talent was. He was scouted all through high-school, and  drafted in the 1999, 15th round of Major League Baseball. Jake played for various double A teams and in 2002 was called up to the big leagues to pitch for the San Diego Padres. Jake played for the Padres from 2002-2006, where he earned respect as a starting MLB pitcher by leading the NL League for most strikeouts in 2005. He was also chosen to play on the NL MLB All-Star team the same year. In 2007, Jake earned the highest award an MLB pitcher can earn: the NL CY Young Award. He was unanimously chosen with a 2.54 ERA. Since then, Peavy has played for the Chicago White Sox from 2009-2013, the Boston Red Sox from 2013-2014, where he became a World Series Champ, and currently the San Francisco Giants, where he became a World Series Champ for the second time. 

most satisfying win

2013 and 2014 World Series Championship games

favorite walkout song

Truckin' by Grateful Dead

habits on the mound

Wrapping my bubblegum in sunflower seeds

Awards:

  • World Series Champ, Giants, 2014
  • World Series Champ, Red Sox, 2013
  • Gold Glove Award, 2012
  • National League CY Young Award, 2007
  • National League pitching Triple Crown, 2007
  • National League wins leader, 2007
  • MLB ERA leader, 2004 and 2007
  • NL strikeout leader, 2004 and 2007
  • All-Star, 2005, 2007, and 2012