Jeff Suppan (born January 2, 1975, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Suppan was drafted out of high school (Crespi Carmelite High School) by the Boston Red Sox in the second round of the 1993 amateur draft, and rapidly ascended to the major leagues, making his debut with the Red Sox July 17, 1995. He played with the Sox through the 1997 season and then was picked up by the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks for 1998. Late in the 1998 season, he moved to the Kansas City Royals, where he stayed through 2002. In 2003, he opened the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but was traded back to the Red Sox for their stretch run.
The Cardinals acquired Suppan as a free agent in 2004, and he embarked upon a career year, posting a 16-9 won-lost record and a 4.16 earned run average, with 110 strikeouts, 65 walks, and 192 hits allowed in 188 innings. Suppan helped lead the Cards to the 2004 World Series, where he started Game 3.
In 2005 improved on his previous year's performance, going 16-10 with a 3.57 ERA. He started Game 4 of the National League Championship series against the Houston Astros, allowing one run over 5 innings but came away with a no-decision after the Astros took the lead later in the game.
As of the end of the 2005 season, Suppan has a won-lost record of 94-94 over 11 Major League seasons. He has a career ERA of 4.66 with 15 complete games, five shutouts and 944 strikeouts in 285 games (269 starts).
Suppan is also a restauranteur. His restaurant, Soup's Grill, is jointly operated with his wife. It is located in Woodland Hills in Los Angeles, California on Ventura Blvd. The house specializes in Philly cuisine, including cheesesteaks and dressed fries.