Eric Skoglund

Eric L. Skoglund (born October 26, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Eric Skoglund
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Born: October 26, 1992 (age 26)
Sarasota, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
May 30, 2017, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through September 25, 2018)
Win-loss record2–7
Earned run average6.29


Skoglund attended Sarasota High School in Sarasota, Florida. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 16th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft but did not sign and attended the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he played college baseball.[1][2] After his junior season, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the third round of the 2014 MLB Draft.[3]

Skoglund made his professional debut with the Idaho Falls Chukars in 2014 and spent the whole season there, going 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA in nine games (eight starts). He pitched 2015 with the Wilmington Blue Rocks where he compiled a 6-3 record and 3.52 ERA in 15 starts and 2016 with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals[4] where he pitched to a 7-10 record and 3.45 ERA in 27 games started. He started 2017 with the Naturals, but was promoted to the Omaha Storm Chasers after only one start with the Naturals. On May 30, he was called up by the Royals, making his major league debut the same day.[5]

In his major league debut, Skoglund pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings with five strikeouts, allowing only two hits and one walk in a 1–0 win over the Detroit Tigers.[6] Skoglund was sent back down to Omaha on June 19, and he spent the remainder of the 2017 season going back and forth between Omaha and Kansas City. In 19 starts for Omaha, he was 4-5 with a 4.11 ERA and in seven games (five starts) for Kansas City, he posted a 1-2 record and 9.50 ERA.[7]

Skoglund began 2018 in Kansas City's opening rotation.[8] He was 1-5 in 9 starts before being placed on the disabled list.

On January 16, 2019, Skoglund was suspended 80 games after testing postive for Ostarine and Ligandrol.


  1. ^ Maffezzoli, Dennis; Herald-Tribune (3 June 2014). "Ex-Sailor Skoglund is prepared to give pro baseball a try ... but where?". HT Preps.
  2. ^ "UCF pitcher Eric Skoglund emerges as leader for Knights on mound, in locker room".
  3. ^ Boylan, Rob. "Olympia High's Nick Gordon goes 5th, UCF's Eric Skoglund 92nd at the MLB Draft".
  4. ^ Report, Staff; Herald-Tribune (11 June 2015). "BASEBALL: Skoglund named to Carolina League All-Star team". HT Preps.
  5. ^ "Royals pitcher Eric Skoglund will make major-league debut on Tuesday". kansascity. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  6. ^ "Royals' Eric Skoglund outduels Justin Verlander and wins 1–0 in major-league debut". kansascity. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  7. ^ "Eric Skoglund Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Kansas City Royals need to stick with Eric Skoglund in rotation". Retrieved May 20, 2018.

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1992 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world.

2012 UCF Knights baseball team

The 2012 UCF Knights baseball team represented the University of Central Florida in the 2012 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Knights played their home games at Jay Bergman Field in Orlando, Florida. The Knights were led by head coach Terry Rooney, who was in his fourth season with the team.

The 2012 season marked the second consecutive season that the Knights made the NCAA Tournament. Their 2011 tournament appearance was the program's first since 2004.

2013 UCF Knights baseball team

The 2013 UCF Knights baseball team represented the University of Central Florida in the 2013 college baseball season. The Knights competed in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Conference USA (C-USA). The team played their home games at Jay Bergman Field (also known as the UCF Baseball Complex), located on UCF's main campus in Orlando, Florida. The Knights were led by head coach Terry Rooney, who was in his fifth season with the team.

In the 2013 season, the Knights looked to build upon their appearance in the 2012 tournament, in which they came within one game of advancing to the programs first super regional. UCF had advanced to the NCAA tournament in each of the two previous seasons. The 2013 season also marked UCF's last as a member of Conference USA, as the Knights became members of the American Athletic Conference (The American) in July 2013.

2014 Houston Cougars baseball team

The 2014 Houston Cougars baseball team represented the University of Houston in the 2014 intercollegiate baseball season. Houston competed in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in its inaugural season as a member of the American Athletic Conference. The Cougars played home games at Cougar Field on the university's campus in Houston, Texas. Fourth-year head coach Todd Whitting, a former second baseman for the team during the 1992, 1994, and 1995 seasons and an assistant coach with the Cougars from 1996 through 2003, led the Cougars.

Upon winning the inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament, Houston entered the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament for the nineteenth time in school history. In the Baton Rouge Regional, they defeated LSU to advance to the super regional round for the first time since 2003, and the fourth time in school history.

2014 Major League Baseball draft

The 2014 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft was held from June 5 through June 7, 2014, to assign amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The first two rounds were conducted on June 5, followed by rounds three through ten on June 6, and the last 30 rounds on June 7. It was broadcast from Studio 42 of the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The draft order was the reverse order of the 2013 MLB regular season standings. As the Astros finished the 2013 season with the worst record, they had the first overall selection for the third consecutive year. In addition, the Toronto Blue Jays got the 11th pick, as compensation for failing to sign Phil Bickford, the 10th overall selection of the 2013 MLB Draft. The St. Louis Cardinals got bumped from #30 to #31 because although tied with the Boston Red Sox for most wins in the 2013 regular season, the Red Sox had fewer wins in 2012.

Kansas City Royals first round draft pick Brandon Finnegan made his Major League debut on September 6, 2014, the first player to reach the majors from the 2014 draft class, with Carlos Rodon the second. Rodon first appeared for the Chicago White Sox on April 21, 2015. Finnegan became the first player to play in both the College World Series, for TCU, and the MLB World Series, for Kansas City, in the same year. Kyle Schwarber was the first position player to reach the majors from the 2014 draft class doing so June 16, 2015.

2014 UCF Knights baseball team

The 2014 UCF Knights baseball team represented the University of Central Florida in the 2014 college baseball season. The Knights competed in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the American Athletic Conference (The American). The team played their home games at Jay Bergman Field (also known as the UCF Baseball Complex), located on UCF's main campus in Orlando, Florida. The Knights were led by head coach Terry Rooney, who was in his sixth season with the team.

2017 Kansas City Royals season

The 2017 Kansas City Royals season was the 49th season for the franchise, and their 45th at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals opened the season at the Minnesota Twins on April 3, 2017 and finished the season at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks on October 1. They failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

2018 Kansas City Royals season

The 2018 Kansas City Royals season was their 50th season for the franchise, and their 46th at Kauffman Stadium. They significantly failed to improve upon their 80-82 record the previous year, reaching 100+ losses for the first time since 2006 and finishing 58-104, the second-worst record in the 2018 MLB season, ahead of only the Baltimore Orioles, who finished 47-115.

2019 Kansas City Royals season

The 2019 Kansas City Royals season will be their 51st season for the franchise, and their 47th at Kauffman Stadium.

American Athletic Conference baseball awards

At the end of each regular season, the American Athletic Conference names major award winners in baseball. Currently, it names a Coach, Pitcher, Player, and Freshman of the Year. The selections are determined by a vote of the conference's coaches at the end of each regular season. The awards were first given out in 2014, the conference's first season of competition.

Cats Falck

Maureen Cathryn Harriet "Cats" Falck (11 July 1953 – date of death uncertain between November 1984 and May 1985) was a Swedish television journalist who, together with her friend Lena Gräns, disappeared in Stockholm in 1984 while she was investigating a scandal comprising the smuggling of weapons from Sweden to communist states in Eastern Europe. The dead bodies of Falck and Gräns were later found at the bottom of the Hammarby Canal in Stockholm. The deaths remain unsolved but later reports claim that they were assassinated in a state-sponsored operation by agents from East Germany.

Cats Falck was born in Enskede in Stockholm, Sweden.

At the time of her disappearance, Falck, who was employed as a reporter for the Swedish public service television news program Rapport.Prior to her disappearance, Falck had told her work-mates and her fiancé (the author Lasse Strömstedt) that she was about to reveal "something big".

She also claimed that when the story broke, she would get Stora Journalistpriset, "The Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism". In retrospect, several fellow journalists have claimed it would be very strange for a journalist to not inform her superiors that she was onto something big. If she had informed them, she would have been given more time and resources to pursue the story.

Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals are an American professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member team of the American League (AL) Central division. The team was founded as an expansion franchise in 1969, and has participated in four World Series, winning in 1985 and 2015, and losing in 1980 and 2014.

The name Royals pays homage to the American Royal, a livestock show, horse show, rodeo, and championship barbeque competition held annually in Kansas City since 1899 as well as the identical names of two former negro league baseball teams that played in the first half of the 20th century (one a semi-pro team based in Kansas City in the 1910s and 1920s that toured the Midwest and a California Winter League team based in Los Angeles in the 1940s that was managed by Chet Brewer and included Satchel Paige and Jackie Robinson on its roster). The Los Angeles team had personnel connections to the Monarchs but could not use the Monarchs name. The name also fits into something of a theme for other professional sports franchises in the city, including the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL, the former Kansas City Kings of the NBA, and the former Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro National League.

In 1968, the team held a name-the-team contest that received more than 17,000 entries. Sanford Porte, a bridge engineer from the suburb of Overland Park, Kansas was named the winner for his “Royals” entry. His reason had nothing to do with royalty. “Kansas City’s new baseball team should be called the Royals because of Missouri’s billion-dollar livestock income, Kansas City’s position as the nation’s leading stocker and feeder market and the nationally known American Royal parade and pageant,” Porte wrote. The team's board voted 6-1 on the name, with the only opposition coming from team owner Ewing Kauffman, who eventually changed his vote and said the name had grown on him.Entering the American League in 1969 along with the Seattle Pilots, the club was founded by Kansas City businessman Ewing Kauffman. The franchise was established following the actions of Stuart Symington, then-United States Senator from Missouri, who demanded a new franchise for the city after the Athletics (Kansas City's previous major league team that played from 1955 to 1967) moved to Oakland, California in 1968. Since April 10, 1973, the Royals have played at Kauffman Stadium, formerly known as Royals Stadium.

The new team quickly became a powerhouse, appearing in the playoffs seven times from 1976 to 1985, winning one World Series championship and another AL pennant, led by stars such as Amos Otis, Hal McRae, John Mayberry, George Brett, Frank White, Willie Wilson, and Bret Saberhagen. The team remained competitive throughout the early 1990s, but then had only one winning season from 1995 to 2012. For 28 consecutive seasons (1986–2013), the Royals did not qualify to play in the MLB postseason, one of the longest postseason droughts during baseball's current wild-card era. The team broke this streak in 2014 by securing the franchise's first wild card berth and advancing to the World Series. The Royals followed this up by winning the team's first Central Division title in 2015 and defeating the New York Mets for their first World Series title in 30 years.

Kansas City Royals all-time roster

This is the all-time roster for Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals.

List of Major League Baseball team rosters

Below are the full rosters, including the coaching staffs, of all 30 Major League Baseball teams. All teams are allowed up to 40 players on their roster, which doesn't include players on the 60-day injury list.

List of current Major League Baseball players by nationality

Major League Baseball players by nationality are listed below:

Players in BOLD have represented their national team at senior international baseball competitions, (World Baseball Classic, WBC Qualifiers, Premier 12, Olympic Games).

Players born outside their declared nation will have their birth nation listed next to them (e.g. Francisco Cervelli represents Italy internationally but was born in Venezuela).

Sarasota High School

Sarasota High School is a public high school of the Sarasota County Public Schools in Sarasota, Florida, a city on the Gulf of Mexico coast south of Tampa. The school colors are black and orange and the mascot is a sailor.


Skoglund is a surname which originated in Norway and Sweden. Skoglund may refer to:

Ann-Louise Skoglund, Swedish retired track and field hurdler

Bob Skoglund (1925–1949), American football defensive end

Carl Skoglund (1884–1960), Swedish-American socialist

Eric Skoglund (born 1992), American baseball player

John Anders Skoglund, Norwegian retired football striker

Klara Amalie Skoglund (1891–1978), Norwegian politician for the Labour Party

Lennart Skoglund (1929–1975), Swedish football player

Nils Skoglund (1906–1980), Swedish diver who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics

Pete Skoglund, New Zealand lawn bowls competitor & brother of Philip Skoglund

Philip Skoglund (1899–1975), New Zealand politician of the Labour Party and a cabinet minister

Phil Skoglund, New Zealand lawn bowls competitor & son of Philip Skoglund

Pontus Skoglund, Swedish population geneticist

Sandy Skoglund, American photographer and installation artist

Thomas Skoglund, Norwegian handball player

Neil Skoglund, English Web Hosting Entrepreneur

UCF Knights baseball

The UCF Knights baseball team represents The University of Central Florida in National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I. The Knights compete in the American Athletic Conference (The American). The Knights play their home games on UCF's main campus in Orlando, Florida at John Euliano Park, and are currently coached by head coach Greg Lovelady.

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