Ryan Andrew Vogelsong (born July 22, 1977) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB for the Giants (2000–2001, 2011–present) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (2001–2006), and for the Nippon Professional Baseball League's Hanshin Tigers (2007–2008) and Orix Buffaloes (2009).
His career was revitalized as he established himself as a dominant force in the fifth spot in the Giants' 2011 rotation after Barry Zito was injured. He made the 2011 All-Star team, and in 2012 he posted a streak of 16 consecutive quality starts, allowing three earned runs or fewer in at least six innings each game. In four starts during the 2012 postseason, he recorded a 3–0 record with a 1.09 ERA, twice helping the Giants avoid elimination en route to their 2012 World Series title. In 2014, Vogelsong made a career-high 32 starts, helping the Giants win another title in the 2014 World Series.
By Dean Hanley
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