Dennis Tankersley

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dennis Tankersley hit a home run in his first major league win - and proceeded to never win another game in The Show or hit another dinger. It would be 10 years until Jeremy Hefner became the next pitcher to hit his first homer in his first big league win.

Dennis appeared in 27 major league games over a three year period, all with the San Diego Padres. In his second major league season, in 2003, he made exactly one start, which came against the San Francisco Giants on April 9th and was the sort of start any pitcher would like to forget. Spotted a 4-0 lead, he proceded to allow all seven batters he faced to reach base, on 3 hits and 4 walks; Ray Durham also stole a base after his leadoff walk. All seven batters eventually came around to score, and since he did not retire anyone, his ERA for the year was infinite. He was also charged with his team's 15-11 loss. He also played ten seasons in the minors, winning 69 games. He was in AAA ball during eight of those seasons.

There have been two other Tankersleys in the majors (through 2019): Leo Tankersley and Taylor Tankersley.

In 2012, an article [1] stated he had signed a minor league contract with the Padres and was attempting a comeback. However, he doesn't seem to have appeared in the minors that year.

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