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Kenneth Scott Rogers

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A great competitor, "The Gambler" won over 200 games in his first 18 big league seasons while losing only 139 - a winning percentage of almost .600.

Rogers was signed as a 38th round pick in the 1982 amateur draft by the Texas Rangers and scout Joe Marchese.

He threw a perfect game on July 28, 1994, three years to the day after Dennis Martinez had last accomplished the feat.

In 2005, he was charged with misdemeanor assault on a cameraman. He was suspended 20 games by Commissioner Bud Selig for the incident, but the suspension was later reduced to 13 games by an arbitrator. He appeared in 2005 All-Star Game giving up 2 runs in his inning of work.

In Game 2 of the 2006 World Series, Rogers, pitching for the Detroit Tigers against the St. Louis Cardinals, appeared to have a brown smudge on the palm of his pitching hand during the first inning of the game. Fox Sports broadcasters, Tim McCarver and Joe Buck commented that the smudge appeared to be pine tar. The smudge was not on his palm in subsequent innings. The Tigers went on to win the game, 3-1.

In his first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame in 2014, he received a single vote and dropped off the ballot.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 4-time AL All-Star (1995 & 2004-2006)
  • 5-time AL Gold Glove Winner (2000, 2002 & 2004-2006)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 5 (1993, 1995, 1998, 2004 & 2006)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 7 (1993, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 & 2006)
  • Won a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996

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