Hank Aguirre

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Henry John Aguirre

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Biographical Information[edit]

Hank Aguirre played 16 years in the major leagues, splitting time between relieving and starting. He had his greatest success as a starter, winning the 1962 American League ERA championship with a 2.21 ERA and earning 75 lifetime victories; as a reliever he had 33 saves while finishing 124 games.

The similarity scores method shows the most similar player as contemporary starter-reliever Pete Richert. Though he had more lifetime wins and saves than Aguirre, Richert never reached the same level of peak performance.

Aguirre was considered one of baseball's worst hitters (he hit .085 and slugged .108, while striking out 236 times in 388 at-bats). After retiring as a player, he was a coach for the Chicago Cubs from 1972 to 1974, then worked to create jobs for Hispanic workers in the Detroit auto industry. He died of prostate cancer at age 62.

He primarily wore number 37 during his career.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL All-Star (1962)
  • AL ERA Leader (1962)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1962)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1962, 1963 & 1965)

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