Pat Hentgen

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Patrick George Hentgen

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pat Hentgen was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays and scout Don Welke as a 5th round pick in the 1986 amateur draft.

Hentgen won six straight games for the Blue Jays in 1997 and was named the July Pitcher of the Month in the American League. At one point in 1996, he threw five complete games in a row.

He mainly threw a rising fastball and a curveball.

Hentgen returned to the Jays as a member of the coaching staff, serving as the Bullpen Coach, for the 2011 season and again in 2013. He decided not to return for 2014, as he requested less onerous duties within the organization in order to be able to spend time with his seriously ill father.

He was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame as part of its 2016 class.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 3-time AL All-Star (1993, 1994 & 1997)
  • AL Cy Young Award Winner (1996)
  • 2-time AL Innings Pitched Leader (1996 & 1997)
  • 2-time AL Complete Games Leader (1996 & 1997)
  • 2-time AL Shutouts Leader (1996 & 1997)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1993, 1996, 1997 & 2000)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1996)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1993& 1995-1997)
  • Won two World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays (1992 & 1993; he did not play in the 1992 World Series)

AL Cy Young Award
1995 1996 1997
Randy Johnson Pat Hentgen Roger Clemens

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