About the Author
James Shields was born and raised in the Los Angeles area of California. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays drafted him in the sixteenth round of the 2000 June draft, and he reached the major leagues in 2006. Since then, Shields has been one of the main cogs in Tampa Bay’s pitching rotation and has been an American League All-Star. He had pitched eleven complete-game victories as of September 12, 2011, the first pitcher to throw 11 complete games in more than a decade. He resides in Clearwater, Florida.