Cory Vance
Born: (1979-06-20) June 20, 1979 (age 39)
Dayton, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 21, 2002, for the Colorado Rockies
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 2003, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record1-3
Earned run average5.74

Cory Wade Vance (born June 20, 1979) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Colorado Rockies from 2002 to 2003.

Vance attended George Tech and went 13-3 with a 3.40 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 2000. This performance earned him an Atlantic Coast Conference All-Star selection, and he was also named a 3rd team College All-American.

He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 4th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. He had a 1.12 ERA in 24 innings with Low-A Portland to finish the 2000 season. In 2001, he went 10-8 with a 3.10 ERA for High-A Salem and 10-8 with a 3.78 ERA for Double-A Carolina in 2002. Vance also appeared in 2 games for the major league team after a September call up. After posting his first losing record (9-11) with the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 2003, though he did play 9 games in the majors, he was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers on April 8, 2004. He played 8 games with the Rangers' Triple-A team in Oklahoma in 2004 before his career ended.

Personal life

Today Cory serves the City of Casa Grande (AZ) Fire Department and holds the rank of Engineer. He has been a firefighter with the City of Casa Grande Fire Department since March 2008. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the Phoenix Metro area.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube