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Mike Henneman

Mike Henneman

Position(s):
P
Born:
December 11, 1961
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 4"
Weight:
205 lbs
Major League Debut:
5-11-1987 with DET

Michael Alan Henneman (born December 11, 1961 in St. Charles, Missouri) was a pitcher with a 10-year career from 1987 to 1996. He played for the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers, both of the American League, and the Houston Astros of the National League.

He graduated from St. Pius X High School in Festus, Missouri and attended Jefferson College in nearby Hillsboro. Mike Henneman was signed as a 3rd round pick in the 1984 amateur draft by the Detroit Tigers and scout Paul Robinson. Henneman was named The Sporting News Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1987, and led Tiger relief pitchers in Wins and Earned Run Average in both 1987 and 1988. Henneman was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1989.

He threw a sinking fastball, forkball and hard slider.

Henneman has the second most saves (154) in Detroit Tigers history, behind only Todd Jones.


Quotes

"He's tough. The more he works, the better his sinker gets."-Sparky Anderson

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