Andy Van Hekken
|Andy Van Hekken|
Nexen Heroes – No. 22
Born: July 31, 1979|
|September 3, 2002 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||3.00|
|Competitor for 23x15px United States|
|Pan American Games|
|Silver medal – second place||2011 Guadalajara||National team|
He attended Lakeview Elementary School and later Holland High School in Michigan.
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.
- Holland native Andy Van Hekken honored to join Whitecaps Hall of Fame | MLive.com
- Andy Van Hekken…3148 Days and Counting - Ultimate Astros
- Career statistics and player information from ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Career statistics and player information from Korea Baseball Organization
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