Mike Henneman

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Michael Alan Henneman

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mike Henneman was signed as a 4th round pick in the 1984 amateur draft by the Detroit Tigers and scout Paul Robinson. He was named The Sporting News Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1987 after posting an 11-3 record with 7 saves and a 2.98 ERA. In Henneman's nine seasons with the Tigers he collected 154 saves, ranking second all-time in franchise history. On August 10, 1995 Henneman was traded from the Tigers to the Houston Astros for Phil Nevin. Henneman wrapped up his career with the Texas Rangers in 1996 with a career-high 31 saves.

He threw a sinking fastball, forkball and hard slider.

Henneman was the pitching coach of the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2013-2014 and Erie SeaWolves in 2015.

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

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL All-Star (1989)
  • AL Winning Percentage Leader (1987)
  • 30 Saves Seasons: 1 (1996)

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