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Paul Maholm

A photo of Paul Maholm.

Paul Gurner Maholm [Mah-HALL-uhm][1] (born June 25, 1982 in Greenwood, Mississippi) is a left-handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

High school and college career[]

Maholm is a graduate of Germantown High School in Germantown, Tennessee. He was a three-year letterman while pitching at Mississippi State.

Professional career[]

Maholm was selected by the Pirates in the first round (8th overall) of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft.

He made his major league debut, as a starter, on August 30, 2005 against the Milwaukee Brewers and pitched 8.0 shutout innings, earning his first career win. He finished the 2005 season, providing the Pirates with a 3-1 record in 6 games, with a 2.18 ERA.

Maholm pitched his first complete game shutout, while giving up only 3 hits in a 3-0 victory over the Houston Astros on April 24, 2007

In a 2008 spring training game against the New York Yankees, Maholm struck out actor/comedian Billy Crystal, who had signed a one-day contract with the Yankees. Crystal did, however, manage to foul a ball off before striking out.

After the 2008 season, Maholm signed a three year contract extension worth a guaranteed $14.5 million and a team option for 2012. [2]


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