Rowland-Smith, Ryan

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Name
Rowland-Smith, Ryan Gender: M
Ryan Benjamin Rowland-Smith
born on 26 January 1983 at 23:55 (= 11:55 PM )
Place Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13
Timezone AEDT h11e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 06°00' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 02°08 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 00°12'



Ryan Rowland-Smith (with the Seattle Mariners, 2008)
photo: Mark Sobba, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

Australian professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has previously played in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks. He also played in the Australian Baseball League for the Sydney Blue Sox. Rowland-Smith pitched for Australia in the 2006 World Baseball Classic and in the 2004 Summer Olympics. He was rated the number eight prospect in the Mariners organization in 2008 by Baseball America.

He graduated from Newcastle High School in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, in December 2000. Rowland-Smith was the first player from Newcastle to be signed to a professional contract, signing as a non-drafted free agent on 19 November 2000 by Mariners scout Barry Holland. He was the Newcastle Baseball Player of the Year as a 16 and 18-year-old.

Rowland-Smith has played most of his career in the Mariners' organisation but he was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the Major League portion of the 2004 Rule 5 draft. He spent most of the 2004 spring training with the Twins before they returned him to Seattle.

He is the first player with a hyphenated last name ever to appear in a major league game. He maintains his own blog and Twitter account to keep up with fans.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him on Twitter: "born right before midnight on the 26th so haven't been born yet! It's usually a two crazy fiesta style celebration!!!" [1].

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertainment : Internet personality (social media personality)
  • Vocation : Sports : Baseball (Pitcher)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (MLB player)