Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Player Profile: Khalid Ballouli

I have one card of Khalid Ballouli, from 2004 Topps.

Playing career: Khalid Ballouli pitched in the Brewers organization from 2002 to 2006, going 21-29 with 5 saves and a 4.96 ERA.

Where he is now: After injuries ended his baseball career, he went back to school, and earned a Ph.D. in sports marketing from Texas A&M. He is now an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina Department of Sports & Entertainment Management. He is also a coach at the Twelve Baseball Academy in Texas.

Interesting facts: His grandfather Dick Fowler (who died before Ballouli was born) pitched ten seasons for the Philadelphia A’s, and is the only Canadian to throw a no-hitter.
His wedding in 2009 was photographed by Studio 563 in Austin, which uses photos from their wedding as samples of their work on their website. Looks like a fancy affair. (Some of you might like the photo of Mrs. Ballouli with her wedding dress half off from behind.)

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is third when you type Khalid Bal, between Khalid Balooshi Bio and Khalid Balooshi, both of which refer to a professional drag racer. There do not appear to be any other prominent Khalid Balloulis.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Chris Bando.

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