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C.J. Nitkowski

C.J. Nitkowski 35 P

Las Vegas 51s

  • Status: Inactive
  • Full Name: Christopher John Nitkowski
  • Age: 41 (March 9, 1973)
  • Birthplace: Suffern, NY
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 210
  • Draft: Round 1 (1994, CIN)
  • MLB Debut: 06/03/1995
  • School: St. John's
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C.J. Nitkowski Career Stats

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C.J. Nitkowski Awards and Honors

C.J. Nitkowski  35 P

  • Full Name: Christopher John Nitkowski
  • Born: March 9, 1973
  • Age: 41
  • Birthplace: Suffern, NY
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 210
  • Draft: Round 1 (1994, CIN)
  • School: St. John's
  • MLB Debut: 06/03/1995
Selected by Cincinnati the June 1994 First-Year Player Draft...acquired by Detroit from Cincinnati, 7/31/95, along with pitcher David Tuttle and a player to be named, in a deal for pitcher David Wells (Tigers received infielder Mark Lewis on 11/16/95)...acquired by Houston from Detroit, 12/10/96, along with catcher Brad Ausmus, pitchers Jose Lima and Trever Miller and infielder Daryle Ward, in a deal for outfielder Brian Hunter, infielder Orlando Miler, pitchers Doug Brocail and Todd Jones and cash...acquired by Detroit from Houston, 1/14/99, along with catcher Brad Ausmus, in a deal for catcher Paul Bako, pitchers Dean Crow, Mark Persails and Brian Powell and infielder Carlos Villalobos...acquired by New York (NL) from Detroit, 9/3/01, along with cash, in a deal for a player to be named (Tigers received pitcher Kyle Kessel on 12/13/01)...granted free agency on 10/15/01...signed by Houston as a Minor League free agent on 1/28/02...released by Houston on 6/1/02...signed by St. Louis as a Minor League free agent on 6/6/02...released by St. Louis on 7/21/02...signed by Texas as a Minor League free agent on 7/29/02...granted free agency on 9/29/03...signed by Atlanta as a Minor League free agent on 11/18/03...released by Atlanta on 6/29/04...signed by New York (AL) as a Minor League free agent on 6/29/04...granted free agency on 10/29/04...signed by Minnesota as a Minor League free agent on 1/24/05...released by Minnesota on 3/31/05...signed by Pittsburgh as a Minor League free agent on 4/6/05...released by Pittsburgh on 5/26/05...signed by Washington as a free agent on 5/27/05...granted free agency on 10/3/05...signed by Pittsburgh as a Minor League free agent on 12/7/05...1991 graduate of Don Bosco High School in Ramsey, NJ, where he lettered in baseball...pitched for three seasons at St. John's University in Jamaica, N.Y...made the jump from Double-A to the Majors in 1995 and tossed 1.0 inning of scoreless relief in big-league debut on 6/3/95 vs. St. Louis...picked up first Major League win on 6/28/95 with 7.0 shutout innings in a combined 1-0 shutout at Philadelphia...led the American Association in strikeouts in 1997...tied a Major League record by hitting three consecutive batters on 8/3/98 vs. Florida...has gone 2-for-15 with an RBI as a batter in the Majors...his team has posted a 5-0 record the five times he has pitched 7.0 innings in a big-league game...Christopher John (C.J.) Nitkowski...maintains his own self-designed website (cjbaseball.com), with content ranging from former teammates, teams he has played for and the best way to get his autograph...wife's name is Megan...have two children: son Matthew (11/14/99) and daughter Brooke (8/23/01) ...reside in Sugarland, Texas.