|Birth Day:||April 9, 1967|
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He first pitched in the major leagues for the Milwaukee Brewers and posted a 2.83 ERA in his rookie season.
Lloyd became the first Australian-born baseball player to win a World Series in 1996 while playing for the New York Yankees who defeated the Atlanta Braves in a six-game series. Lloyd was awarded the win for Game 4 of the series, replacing Mariano Rivera in the 9th inning and forcing the left-handed batsman Fred McGriff into a double play.
For much of his career, he was used as a left-handed specialist. This type of pitcher is used against an opposing team's star left-handed hitter(s) late in a game. Lloyd excelled in this role for the New York Yankees in 1998 when he posted a career-best 1.67 ERA. This effectiveness led to the Toronto Blue Jays demanding Lloyd be included in a package anchored by starting pitcher David Wells when the Yankees traded for Toronto starting pitcher Roger Clemens.
Lloyd became a two time World Series champion for the Yankees in 1998, defeating the San Diego Padres. Lloyd is still the only Australian-born baseball player to have won a World Series.
Lloyd's wife Cindy suffered from Crohn's disease, which she succumbed to in 2000 at the age of 26. In 2000 and 2001, Graeme acted as the spokesman for the Graeme Lloyd and Jon Mechanic Field of Dreams, a charity which was dedicated in the name of Cindy Lloyd.
Lloyd missed the entire 2000 season while recovering from arthroscopic surgery. In 2001, he received the Tony Conigliaro Award, a national recognition instituted in 1990 by the Boston Red Sox to honor the memory of the late Tony Conigliaro, given annually to a Major League Baseball (MLB) player who best "overcomes an obstacle and adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination, and courage that were trademarks of Conigliaro."
Lloyd represented his native Australia at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. His teammate Dave Nilsson had made history with him ten years earlier, when, on 13 April 1994, the men formed the first all-Australian battery in an MLB game.
Graeme's wife Cindy died from Crohn's disease in 2000.
Currently, Graeme Lloyd is 54 years, 0 months and 9 days old. Graeme Lloyd will celebrate 55th birthday on a Saturday 9th of April 2022. Below we countdown to Graeme Lloyd upcoming birthday.