Friday, September 08, 2006

Ryan O'Malley with the Chicago Cubs

Ryan O'Malley in the news...

From the SJ-R on Sept 04, 2008...

O’Malley on disabled list as postseason starts for AA Barons

The Cub's Mailbag feature wrote on 08/18/2008 ...

There was a guy who got called up to the Cubs to pitch in 2006 or maybe early '07. I think the Cubs were playing Houston. The guy pitched really well, but got hurt and I have not heard of him since. Could you shed some light on that guy?
-- Cody T., Elgin, Iowa

It was O'Malley, and the game was Aug. 16, 2006, at Minute Maid Park. The Cubs won, 1-0, and O'Malley, called up from Triple-A Iowa that morning, threw eight shutout innings. He made one more start that season, but had to leave early because of problems with his shoulder. O'Malley was invited to Spring Training this year, but then released. This season, he was 4-3 in 20 games, including six starts, with the Birmingham Barons, but was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 13.

White Sox, O'Malley strike deal
Southpaw assigned to team in Birmingham

Published Wednesday, May 07, 2008

also see:

So far Michael Jordan is the most famous Chicago athlete to play for the Barons...

A question about Ryan is answered at

Ryan O'Malley receives a pie in his face from Carlos Zambrano during a tv interview after he won his first MLB game for the Chicago Cubs.
View photo here:

O’Malley’s Wrigley dream hits brick wall

Published Friday, April 18, 2008

Springfield native Ryan O’Malley has been released by the Chicago Cubs organization for the second time in less than a year.

“My last six innings I gave up one run, and in my last start I actually pitched three scoreless innings against the Angels (Triple-A club), had a couple strikeouts and allowed no hits."

Read more at:

Cubs Minor League Camp Rosters - Updated 3/21/08

O’Malley heads to Cubs’ camp


Published Monday, March 03, 2008

Ryan O’Malley is back with the Chicago Cubs organization.

Ryan O'Malley Baseball card

More Than a Very Minor Matter

Somewhere upwards of around 150 Cubs minor leaguers report to Fitch Park at the beginning of March each year, as the "big league" club moves a half-mile up Center Street to HoHoKam Park and begins Cactus League play.

O'Malley signs with team in Northern League


Published Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sacred Heart-Griffin High School and Lincoln Land Community College
graduate Ryan O'Malley has signed a contract to pitch for the
Schaumburg Flyers of the independent Northern League.\

Flyers fans show early signs of baseball fever

Schaumburg Flyers Professional Baseball
Official site of the Schaumburg, Illinois Flyers minor league baseball

Ryan O'Malley visits fan in the hospital

Updated January 24, 2008

Ryan's photo was on the Fit Club billboard on S. Sixth street.

You can click on a photo for a larger view.

"The Call" video interviews with Ryan O'Malley, Bob Brenly and more.

Get to know Ryan O'Malley

(Iowa Cubs feature)

Photos of Ryan and others at the '07 Iowa Cubs Fan Fest

Photos of Ryan and others from the '06 Iowa Cubs season

'04 Iowa Cubs action photos including Ryan O'Malley

Ryan O'Malley's Iowa Cubs statistics

Ryan's Rookie baseball card

Ryan is the cover story of the July/August 2007 issue of Springfield's Own Magazine. I found this copy at the
Lincoln Library Sangamon Valley Collection.
I haven't been able to find this publication online. I imagine that the SJ-R could sell you a copy if you really wanted on.

Ryan is mentioned in this 09/06/2007 article at

Quote from article:

Soto arrived in Spring Training about 20 pounds lighter, having followed some nutrition advice from Cubs Minor League pitcher Ryan O'Malley and sticking to the same program Kerry Wood used.

O'Malley Always the Battling Type
By: Steve Holley Date: Jun 25, 2006

Ryan O'Malley, Rock Star

Ryan O'Malley's page at

Knoedler, O’Malley, Hulett play in Triple-A
Published Friday, April 13, 2007

Three former city high school baseball players have made it to the Triple-A level in the professional ranks after Major League Baseball teams distributed their players throughout the minor leagues.

A Ryan O'Malley Myspace page

Ryan O'Malley in the news
(Note: this is a common name)

Ryan's name mentioned in Blogs

Updated December 14, 2006...

Ron Riggle, the head baseball coach at LincolnLand Community College
and Ryan O' Malley, pitcher for the Chicago Cubs join Bob Murray on
The Morning NewsWatch to talk about the upcoming Winter Baseball Camp
at LLCC.


If you missed the interview, hear it here!

See original page here:

Updated December 6 2006...

Cubs re-sign lefty following release

The SJR ran a huge photo of Ryan on the front page of today's sports section.


Ryan was mentioned this summer in Len and Bob's baseball blog.

Page includes a video of Ryan being interviewed after winning a 1-0 game vs the Houston Astros. Yep, he receives a shaving cream pie.

Ryan was featured in a Mike Nadal column on Thursday, March 1, 2007.

More about Ryan and Springfield at

The above is from the September 9, 2006
State Journal Register's editorial page section (page 8) from the O'Malley Family.

If you check the Cubs active roster for today at:
you'll note that Ryan O'Malley is now on the active roster and off the disabled list.
Woo Hoo!
(Players on the DL show up with an icon next to their name on the 40 man roster.)

Above is an ad from the Illinois Times promoting Lincoln Land Community College.

Earlier this summer I was wondering who that fellow in the Cubs jersey was in this billboard.

He looked a little like Mark Prior, but that wasn't a match.

Now we know it is Cubs pitcher Ryan O'Malley.

This billboard is near some of the more drastic damage from the March tornados.

Also visit this page regarding Ryan O'Malley


Ryan O'Malley and Ron Santo visit Springfield, IL.

Ryan O'Malley / Chicago Cubs update 08/31/2007

More Springfield photos linked below...

Aladdin's Castle
Kicks Entertainment

North Dirksen Parkway weather photo

The SwimSpa display at the convention center

Chipotles (new burrito place outside White Oaks Mall)

Noodles and Co near White Oaks Mall

Bees ! (okay, really just one bee photographed...)

Meet the Japanese Beetles

Erin’s Pavilion Groundbreaking Event at Edwin Watts Southwind Park

Road construction in front of Lincoln Library (photos)

Rock the Dock and New restaurant at Lake Springfield

Old Capitol Art Fair 2008 photos
The Livery
Name that restaurant...part 28

Senate vs House softball game 2008 Part 1 of 4
Senate vs House softball game 2008 Part 2
Senate vs House softball game 2008 Part 3
Senate vs House softball game 2008 Part 4

Nelson Center Pool
Weekend wheels as seen in Springfield
APL Upscale resale event photos 2008
First snake of the year...and more deer

Name that restaurant...part 27
Weekend Birds...can you name this bird?
Weekend wildlife photos, etc.
Bike trail and I-72 Recreation Drive interchange construction
Bye Bye Hazel Dell, Hello Walmart
Tea Thyme Tea Room
El Presidente Burritos and Baja Grill
Lake Pointe Grill
Centrum Cafe on Toronto Road

Weekend photos - April 2008

Getting to Wrigley Field
The Heritage House you see it......
Lake Springfield Deer
Photos from a drive down S. Sixth Street

Vito’s Italian Pizzera, Chatham, IL
Which one of these is not like the others ?
The Apple Barn in Chatham is now OPEN!
A drive around Lake Springfield (photos)

Red Hat Society Ladies
Ginger Asian Bistro
Blueberry waffled eggs, Naked Fruit Drinks, Dr. Oz
Photos of the upcoming Walmart at S. 6th and Hazel Dell
Fried Sushi

Name that restaurant...part 26
Road Trip: dining at the Ikea store...part 1
The Veggie Burger at Memorial's Cafeteria

Halloween at the local beauty school
Open Dome in Riverton, IL
Humphrey's Pizzeria is now open!

What kind of bird is this? (From Lake Springfield...
Scenes from the Downtown Fireworks
Local Fireworks Displays July 4, 2007

Springfield and the Simpsons
When the Rain comes down..downtown
Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Party Photos
Goodwill organized by clothing size!
Wood sculptures on Dirksen Parkway
APL Animal Protective League / Butterflies
Cross country bicyclist pedals to Springfield and beyond

Friends of Lincoln Library Book sale / TV 20 news
Lincoln Library ready for book sale
Wood docks at Lake Springfield Marina
Chasing Rainbows / Lake Springfield sunset
I-72 Recreation Drive interchange construction
East Lake Drive bicycle and walking path

Leo's Italian Pizzeria

Old Capitol Art Fair 2007 photos
Uncle Chuck's Greenhouse
Edwin Watts Southwind Park Update May 20, 2007

Fire at former Branch Facility on Recreation Drive...
Westbound I-72 traffic / construction zone
Another alternative energy car !
Name that Springfield location...part 2
Suttill's Gardens
Habitat for Humanity store

Name that farm equipment
Monical's Pizza near Meijers
Sugar Angel
Baskin Robbins 31 cent scoop night!
Future home of the Holy Land Diner ?
2003 Cingular High Dive Show at Illinois State Fair...
Humphrey's Market - the flowers are in !!!

Sushi Beautiful Sushi
The dog water fountains at Washington Park
Springfield Clinic Building Project tree removal
The Apple Barn is OPEN !!!!
Lincoln Library renovations
Cute puppies
Name that restaurant...part 15
Pizza Machine

Scenes from various local parks this weekend...
Greater Springfield Home and Builders Show
Super Home Expo Building and Remodeling show photo...
llinois Products Expo photos
As the deer...
Old Capitol Plaza
Wendy's Chicken Chainsaw Toddy

Smoker's lungs
Lincoln Land catcher signed by Seattle Mariners
The Cub's Ryan O'Malley and Ron Santo visit
Ryan O'Malley with the Chicago Cubs
Former Cardinal and Cubs pitcher Lee Smith
Chatham's cow chip throwing contest 2006
Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Dinner at Little Saigon
Springfield Dog Park
EMI Manufacturing Jacksonville Illinois
Illinois State Fair photos
Powerlight Fest photos
My first Illinois State Fair Parade (see photos!)
My trip to Decatur

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