Sam LeCure Biography
Sam LeCure is an American Analyst/Host and former professional baseball relief pitcher working as a co-host and analyst for the Cincinnati Reds’ pre-game and post-game shows, “Reds Live,” airing on Bally Sports Ohio. He is well-known for having played in MLB for the Cincinnati Reds.
Sam LeCure Age
LeCure was born on May 4, 1984, in Jefferson City, Missouri, United States. He is therefore 39 years old as of 2023. He celebrates his birthday on the 4th of May every year.
Sam LeCure Height
LeCure stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 8 inches.
Sam LeCure Family
LeCure was born to his loving parents, Marvin (father) and Ann (other). He was raised alongside his 7 siblings, whose identities are not known. He is the lastborn in his family.
Sam LeCure Wife
LeCure is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. Once he reveals any information about his dating, there will be an update.
Sam LeCure Ex-Wife
LeCure was married to Megan Willis, a softball player. They tied the knot in 2008 and divorced in 2010, due to unknown reasons. Megan is 38 years old as of 2023 having been born in 1985.
Sam LeCure Net Worth
LeCure has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Analyst/Host.
Sam LeCure Salary
LeCure earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Sam LeCure Education
LeCure is a proud alumnus of the University of Texas and Helias High School in Jefferson City, Missouri. More information about his education is under review.
Sam LeCure Career
Sam LeCure Broadcasting Career
As of the year 2023, LeCure is in his 6th season as an analyst and co-host for the Cincinnati Reds’ pre-game and post-game shows, “Reds Live,” which airs on Bally Sports Ohio. The show has received an Emmy Award for its outstanding content. In addition to his role on “Reds Live,” LeCure also serves as a part-time color analyst for select games on the Reds Radio Network, providing insights and commentary during the broadcasts.
LeCure began his baseball carer in college. In the year 2003, while playing for the University of Texas, LeCure had an impressive season. He appeared in 16 games, including six starts, and had a record of 5-0 with a 3.74 ERA. The Longhorns had a successful overall record of 50-20 and reached the College World Series, finishing in a tie for third place.
The following year, in 2004, LeCure continued to excel. He pitched in 24 games, with all but one of them as a starter, and had a record of 9-3 with an impressive 2.34 ERA. The Longhorns had an outstanding season with a record of 58-15 and once again advanced to the College World Series.
Unfortunately, they finished as the national runner-up, losing to Cal State Fullerton. LeCure’s performances during his college years showcased his talent and contributed to the success of the University of Texas baseball team in reaching the College World Series.
LeCure had the opportunity to be drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 45th round of the 2002 amateur draft. However, he chose not to sign with the Phillies and instead pursued college baseball.
After his successful collegiate career at the University of Texas, LeCure entered the 2005 amateur draft. This time, he was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the fourth round. Recognizing his talent and potential, the Reds signed him, and LeCure began his professional baseball journey with the Reds organization.
Minor Career | Stats
LeCure was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the year 2005 and began his minor league career with the Billings Mustangs. In his first season, he posted a record of 5-1 with a 3.27 ERA in 13 games, six of which were starts. He pitched a total of 41 and 1/3 innings and recorded 44 strikeouts.
In 2006, LeCure played for the Sarasota Reds and had a record of 7-12 with a 3.43 ERA in 27 starts. The following year, he started one game for Sarasota and spent the rest of the season with the Chattanooga Lookouts. Overall, he went 8-5 with a 4.07 ERA in 22 starts.
In 2008, LeCure returned to Chattanooga for another season in Double-A ball. He had a solid campaign, going 9-7 with a 3.42 ERA in 27 starts. The following year, he moved up to the Triple-A level, pitching for the Louisville Bats throughout the entire 2009 season. He recorded a 10-8 record with a 4.46 ERA in 25 starts. LeCure’s performance in the minor leagues demonstrated his progress and potential, setting the stage for his eventual call-up to the major leagues.
Major Career (Cincinnati Reds) | Stats
After being called up to the Cincinnati Reds on May 26, 2010, LeCure made his major league debut on May 28, 2010, as a starting pitcher against the Houston Astros. He pitched six innings, allowing two runs and six hits while striking out five batters, contributing to the Reds’ 15-6 victory. In his rookie season, LeCure finished with a 2-5 record, a 4.50 ERA, and 37 strikeouts in 48 innings.
In the year 2012, LeCure had a solid season, pitching 77.2 innings with a 2-1 record, a 3.71 ERA, and 73 strikeouts. The following year, he posted a 3-3 record, a 3.14 ERA, and 61 strikeouts in 48 games. During the postseason that year, LeCure performed exceptionally well, allowing only two hits and no runs in three games. Despite his efforts, the Reds fell to the San Francisco Giants, who went on to win the World Series.
LeCure continued his strong performance in 2013, achieving a career-best 2.66 ERA in 63 games and striking out 66 batters in 61 innings. However, in 2014, his performance slightly declined, as he recorded a 3.81 ERA and a 1-4 record, giving up 62 hits in 56.2 innings. The Reds finished the season with a record of 76-86 and missed the playoffs.
In the year 2015, LeCure did not make the Reds’ opening-day roster and was optioned to Triple-A Louisville after Spring Training. He elected free agency on November 6, 2015, ending his tenure with the Reds.
Sam LeCure Stats (Overall)
The following are LeCure’s MLB statistics;
- Strikeouts 300
- Earned run average 3.51
- Win-loss record 10–16
Sam LeCure Contract
LeCure signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 7, 2016, and played for their AAA affiliate, the Oklahoma City Dodgers. He appeared in 31 games, including 12 starts, and achieved a record of 5-5 with a 4.55 ERA. However, he became a free agent on November 7, 2016.
Before his stint with the Dodgers, LeCure had a history with the Cincinnati Reds. He signed a two-year contract extension with the Reds in 2014, worth $3.05 million. The deal included salaries of $1.2 million for the 2014 season and $1.85 million for the 2015 season. He had various transactions with the Reds, being sent outright to Triple-A and elected free agency at different points. LeCure also had previous one-year contracts with the Reds, starting from 2009 until 2013. He was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 2005, coming out of the University of Texas.
Sam LeCure Bally Sports | Cincinnati Reds
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Sam LeCure Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 2.3K followers on Instagram.