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Shawn Patrick Hillegas

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 208 lb.

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He attended Forest Hills High School in Sidman, Pennsylvania and then Middle Georgia College.

Hillegas was drafted by the California Angels in the 26th round (657th overall) of the 1983 draft. He opted not to sign that year, but was signed after being drafted 4th overall in the first round of the January 1984 amateur draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers and scout Tommy Mixon.

He did well in the minors for the most part, having only one real bad stretch-in 1986 with the Albuquerque Isotopes, he had a 6.17 ERA in 9 games. His best season was 1984 with the Vero Beach Dodgers-he had a 1.83 ERA in 13 games.

He balked only once in his career.

The teammates Hillegas played the most time with were Jeff Hamilton, Tracy Woodson and Jose Gonzalez-he played five professional seasons with each.

He wore these numbers in his career:

  • 1987-'90, 1992-'93: 57
  • 1988: 45
  • 1991: 38
  • 1992: 36
  • Hillegas currently lives in South Fork, Pennsylvania.

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