Ken Hill (baseball)
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Born: December 14, 1965|
|September 3, 1988 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
Last MLB appearance
|April 18, 2001 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Earned run average||4.06|
Career highlights and awards
Kenneth Wade Hill (born December 14, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. During a 14-year career, he pitched from 1988-2001 for seven different teams. He pitched in the 1995 World Series as a member of the Cleveland Indians. He also appeared in the 1994 All-Star Game in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium.
Hill was called up by the injury-plagued St. Louis Cardinals in
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He filed for free agency in the 1995 postseason and was signed by the Texas Rangers, tying for the team lead (along with Bobby Witt) with 16 wins and leading the Rangers to the postseason for the first time. In
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He accepted a non-roster invitation from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in
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- List of Major League Baseball leaders in career wins
- List of Major League Baseball wins champions
- List of Texas Rangers Opening Day starting pitchers
- 1992 Topps baseball card # 664
- Anderson, Chris (20 April 2001). "D-Rays make history". Herald-Tribune. p. 6C. Retrieved 20 July 2010.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube