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Andy Van Hekken

Andy Van Hekken
Nexen Heroes – No. 22
Starting pitcher
Born: (1979-07-31) July 31, 1979 (age 36)
Holland, Michigan
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 3, 2002 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Win–loss record 1–3
Earned run average 3.00
Strikeouts 5
Andy Van Hekken
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Competitor for 23x15px United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2011 Guadalajara National team

Andrew William Van Hekken (born July 31, 1979) is an American professional baseball pitcher. He currently pitches for Nexen Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization.

Early years

He attended Lakeview Elementary School and later Holland High School in Michigan.

Professional career

Van Hekken was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the third round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft.

In 1999, he was traded to the Detroit Tigers along with Jerry Amador for Brian Hunter. He made his Major League debut in September 2002. In his first Major League appearance, he threw a complete game shutout for a victory against the Cleveland Indians. In 5 starts for the Tigers, he sported an ERA of 3.00 in 30 innings pitched, he had the same amount of strikeouts (5) as starts (5). He finished with a 1.5 K/9. He would never be called up to the Majors again in his career.

After becoming a free agent in 2004, Van Hekken has bounced around multiple organizations. From 2005-2011 he has pitched for Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, Kansas City Royals and the Houston Astros. With Houston, he remained with them from 2008-2011, pitching no higher than Triple-A.

Van Hekken signed a one-year contract for the 2014 season with the Nexen Heroes for his second season with the team in the KBO. [1]


  1. Holland native Andy Van Hekken honored to join Whitecaps Hall of Fame |
  2. Andy Van Hekken…3148 Days and Counting - Ultimate Astros

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