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DETROIT TIGERS VS CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Detroit Tigers' Carlos Guillen, (R) holds back Ivan Rodriguez (front) after Rodriguez charged home plate umpire Jeff Nelson when Nelson ejected Rodriguez during the eighth inning on August 13, 2006, in Chicago. The White Sox won 7-3. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Jeffrey Allan Nelson (born November 17, 1966 in Baltimore, Maryland), was a middle relief pitcher. His nickname in High School was "Patty". He batted and threw right-handed. Nelson retired on January 12, 2007, the same day he signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees.

Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 22nd round of the 1984 amateur draft; he signed June 21, 1984.

In his Major League career Nelson pitched in 798 games with a 48-45 record, and with runners in scoring position and two out he held batters to a .191 batting average. In 55 post-season games (second all-time behind former teammate Mariano Rivera), he compiled a 2-3 mark with 62 strikeouts and a 2.65 ERA in 54.1 innings. Among hitters whom he dominated most were Troy Glaus, who in 14 at bats was hitless with 11 strikeouts.

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