Ryan Karp
Ryan Jason Karp was a major league
Major League Baseball
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Baseball career

Karp was born Jewish, to Harvey Karp, a Beverly Hills commodities broker.http://books.google.com/books?id=9ZzxydPInwgC&pg=PA93&dq=%22ryan+karp%22+baseball++jewish&hl=en&ei=3EpHTs6MC-jo0QGI_8HEBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA Out of high school Karp was drafted by the Houston Astros
Houston Astros
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 in the 73rd round of the 1989 amateur player draft
1989 Major League Baseball Draft
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. He did not sign with the team, and played college baseball
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 at the University of Miami
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Karp was drafted in the 9th round of the 1992 amateur draft
1992 Major League Baseball Draft
-First round selections:The following are the first round picks in the 1992 Major League Baseball draft.-Other notable players:*Raúl Ibáñez, 36th round, Seattle Mariners...

 by the New York Yankees
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 and signed. In 1993, pitching for three different minor league teams (the Greensboro Hornets, the Prince William Cannons, and the Albany-Colonie Yankees), Karp was 16-3 with a 2.11 ERA, and struck out 176 batters in 173 innings.

He was traded February 9, 1994, to the Philadelphia Phillies
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 with Kevin Jordan
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 and Bobby Munoz
Bobby Muñoz
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 for Terry Mulholland
Terry Mulholland
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 and a player to be named later
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 (Jeff Patterson
Jeff Patterson
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). He made his major league debut on June 23, 1995.

In November 1997, he was the 54th overall pick by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1997 MLB expansion draft
1997 MLB Expansion Draft
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. He pitched for the Triple-A Durham Bulls
Durham Bulls
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 in 1998, and split the 1999 season between the independent Bridgeport Bluefish
Bridgeport Bluefish
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 and the Oklahoma RedHawks
Oklahoma RedHawks
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 and Tulsa Drillers
Tulsa Drillers
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 of the Texas Rangers
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Post-playing career

Ryan is now working for Covidien
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, a Mansfield-based provider of health-care products, as the Director of Tax Technology.

External links

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