LaTroy Hawkins graduated from Gary West Side (IN) High School where he played baseball, basketball and ran track...Supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation...Is a member of the Volunteers of America, joining the group's Hurricane Rita and Katrina recovery efforts in Alabama, Mississippi and New Orleans in 2005...LaTroy and the organization helped rebuild homes, serve meals and distribute other necessities following the hurricanes...Assists a non-profit organization in Fort Wayne, IN called "Lifeline", which is dedicated to helping at-risk youngsters and families...Works with Father's Initiative in Milwaukee, Wisconsin...His godson, Elijah Johnson, plays basketball at Kansas.
Served as the Rockies primary closer throughout the season, saving 23-of-26 opportunities while appearing in 57 games...went 4-3 with a 3.31 ERA (54.1 IP, 20 ER), 13 walks and 32 strikeouts...his 23 saves were the most since he had 25 saves (34 opportunities) in 2004 for Chicago-NL...23 saves were tied for 14th in the National League...Became 16th pitcher in MLB history to make 1,000 appearances Sept. 27 at Los Angeles-NL (0.1 IP, 0 ER)...only active pitcher with 1,000 appearances...Opened the season with 10 consecutive saves, going 1-0 with a 3.14 ERA (14.1 IP, 5 ER) in 16 games...tied for the third longest streak to open the season by a Rockies reliever...would later add a streak of 12 consecutive games from May 24-Aug. 30, going 0-2 with a 1.76 ERA (30.2 EP, 6 ER) over 30 games...his 12-game single-season save streak is the third longest of his career...His first save of the season came on April 2 at Miami, when he was 41 years old...he became the oldest NL pitcher (41) to earn a save since Trevor Hoffman in 2010 (42)...Blew his first save of the season on May 18 vs. San Diego snapping a streak of 20 consecutive converted save opportunities dating back to Aug. 16, 2013...during the 20-game successful save streak, he had a 1.83 ERA (19.2 IP, 4 ER)...the streak was the second-longest of his career (23 games, May 28, 2000-May 2, 2001)...In 15 games from May 24-July 11, he allowed just one earned run over 16.2 innings pitched (0.54 ERA) and just five hits (.091 opponent batting average)...seven-for-seven in save opportunities...Was one of two pitchers older than 40 with a win in 2014 (Bartolo Colon)...Hawkins' 23 saves were the 13th most in a single season for a Rockies pitcher and the most since Rafael Betancourt saved 31 in 2012...his 88.5 percent conversion rate is the fourth-best mark by a Rockies pitcher in a season.
Ended the year with 14.0 straight scoreless innings, tied with Jeremy Hefner for the team-high...Was unscored upon in 25 of his last 27 contests... His 13 saves were the most since he had 25 in 2004...Joined John Franco and Roberto Hernandez as Mets pitchers age 40 or older to notch a save...His 13 saves over the final two months were tied for the sixth-most in the National League... Recorded his 100th career save on September 22 at Philadelphia in a 4-3 win...Is one of 22 active relievers with 100 or more saves... Seven of his 13 saves perserved a one-run game and all of those came after August 1...Over the final two months was tied for the NL lead with his seven one-run saves with Jonathan Papelbon, Rex Brothers, Sergio Romo and Steve Cishek... Moved into sole possession of 20th place on the all-time games pitched list with his 932nd outing on September 2 at Atlanta...Finished with 943 games...Rollie Fingers is 19th on that list with 944 appearances...Began the year 33rd on the list, passed Don McMahon, Jeff Reardon, Alan Embree, Mike Myers, Paul Assenmacher, Tom Gordon, Jim Kaat, Sparky Lyle, Arthur Rhodes, Cy Young, Eddie Guardado and Gene Garber in 2013... Ranks second among active pitchers in games pitched, trailing only Mariano Rivera (1,115 games)... Completed his 19th major league season...Only other active major leaguers with 19 or more seasons (Darren Oliver-20, Alex Rodriguez-20, Derek Jeter-19, Mariano Rivera-19 and Jason Giambi-19)... Allowed one walk after the All-Star Game (30.1 innings)...Boston's Koji Uehara (32.0 innings, one walk) was the only other pitcher to pitch 30.0 or more innings in the second half and allow one or fewer walks...Issued 10 walks all season, the sixth-fewest in the majors among pitchers with 60.0 or more innings... His 72 appearances were the third-most in his career (74 games in 2003 and 77 contests in 2004) and the 70.2 innings were the most since he hurled 82.0 innings in 2004... Surrendered a season-high five runs in 0.1 inning of work on August 25 vs. Detroit... Righthanders hit .275 (44-160) off him while lefties batted .248 (27-109)... Held the opposition to a .227 (15-66) with runners in scoring position.
Ranks second among active pitchers with 871 career games played, trailingonly Mariano Rivera (1,051)...Was 2-1 with a 1.35 ERA (three earned runs/20.0 innings) prior to the AllStar Break...It was his third season with a sub-2.00 ERA in the first half(also in 2002 and 2011)...Registered a save May 6 vs. Toronto...It was his first save since August 22,2009 (Houston vs. Arizona)...Finished the year by allowing just two earned runs over his last 11appearances (7.1 innings pitched, 2.46 ERA)...Missed 30 games from May 7-June 8 with a fractured fifth finger on hisright hand...Suffered the injury on May 6 vs. Toronto fielding a ground ball.
Finished season 3-1 with a 2.42 ERA (48.1 IP - 13 ER) in 52 appearances for Milwaukee...Allowed 50 hits (just 1HR) while walking 10 batters and striking out 28...Led club with 20 holds while allowing just one of seven inheritedrunners to score...Missed the first 18 games of the season while recovering from right shoulder surgery (8/27/10),was reinstated from the 15-day D.L., April 21...Held opponents scoreless in 22 consecutive outings (20 IP) fromApril 25-July 1...Brewers nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.
Missed most of the season with two stints on the disabled list ... Went 0-3 with an 8.44 ERA in 18 relief appearances during his first season with the Brewers ... Posted a 42.43 ERA in his 3 losses (2.1ip, 11er) and a 2.63 ERA in his other 15 appearances(13.2ip, 4er) ... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/9 with right shoulder weakness (retroactive to5/7).....was transferred to the 60-day DL on 6/8 ... Made rehab appearances at Rookie Arizona (2g) and Triple-A Nashville (4g) before beingreinstated on 7/29 ... Was ejected by home-plate umpire Tom Hallion after hitting Alfonso Soriano with a pitch on 8/4at Chicago-NL ... the hit by a pitch took place after a Geovany Soto 3-run homer ... Returned to the 15-day disabled list on 8/12 with right shoulder weakness (retroactive to8/11) ... had season-ending surgery on 8/27 in Los Angeles.
Went 1-4 with a 2.13 ERA and 11 saves in 65 reliefappearances with Houston...Ranked sixth among National League relief pitchers in ERA (minimum 50 IP)...did not allow a run in 30 of his last 34 appearances, posting a 1.39 ERA (32.1 IP, 5 ER)...Was 11-for-15 in save opportunities (73.3%)...Houston won all 4 games in which he had a blown save...Posted 10 of his 11 saves from 4/16-6/26...Was ejected by home plate umpire Mike Everitt after arguing balls and strikes on 7/27 at Chicago-NL...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 7/28-8/11 due to shingles in his back...Pitched for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, going 1-0 with a 7.36 ERA in 4 games (3.2 IP, 3 ER)...Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 12/16.
Finished the season 3-1 with one save and a 3.92 ERA (27ER/62IP) in 57 appearances with the Astros and Yankees...while withHouston, went 2-0 with one save and a 0.43 ERA (1ER/21IP) in 24 appearances...acquired along with cash considerations on July 30from the New York Yankees in exchange for minor league infielder Matt Cusick...had been designated for assignment by the Yankeeson July 26...did not allow an earned run in his first 22 games for Houston, which ties as the fourth-longest streak in club history...inthose 22 appearances, he pitched 19.0 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run...his scoreless inning streak lasted fromAug. 2-Sept. 15 and spanned 17 appearances (14.0 innings)...did not allow a run in 14 August outings (11.0 innings)...posted a 1.95 ERA(6ER/27.2IP) in 28 appearances vs. NL clubs...owned a 1.09 ERA (3ER/24.2IP) in 27 appearances after the All-Star Break...posted a 2.13ERA (9ER/38IP) from June 1 through the end of the season.
Signed as a free agent with Colorado on 1/16 ... Went 2-5 with a 3.42 ERA in 62 relief appearances for the NationalLeague Champion Rockies ... Became one of just five Major League pitchers with at least 60appearances from 2000-07, joining David Weathers as the onlyrighthanders.....the other pitchers on the list were lefties AlanEmbree, Steve Kline and Mike Myers ... Was on the 15-day disabled list from 4/24-5/21 with right elbowinflammation ... Appeared in 5 postseason games, allowing just 1 run in 5.0 innings ... Signed as a free agent with New York-AL on 12/27.
Acquired in a trade with San Francisco for LHP Steve Kline, Hawkins went 3-2, 4.48 (60.1 ip, 30 er) in 60 relief appearances in his lone season with Baltimore...returned to the American League for the first time since 2003, and ranked second among O's pitchers in appearances...club had a 36-24 record in games he pitched...went 0-for-4 in save chances and allowed just two of 12 inherited runners to score...first batters hit .276 (16-for-58) with two walks...tossed season-high 2.0 innings on eight occasions, all scoreless outings...allowed runs in 19 of his 60 appearances...allowed runs in just four of 12 outings in April, compiling a 2.92 ERA (12.1 ip, 4 er)...on April 14 vs. LA of Anaheim, struck out first two batters faced before allowing game-tying HR to Jeff Mathis, first of four blown saves...gave up multiple runs in two of his first three outings in May...gave up three-run HR to Troy Glaus for second blown save May 1 vs. Toronto...did not allow a home run over 33 games and 34.2 innings from May 3-Aug. 5...allowed runs in first three of four appearances against Minnesota in '06, his first career games versus his former team...suffered blown save in first of those outings, June 9 at the Metrodome...allowed two runs in 1.2 innings on July 26 at Kansas City, but with that outing reached 1000.0 innings for his career...spent five days on bereavement list, July 30-Aug. 3, following death of his grandmother...took loss in giving up two-run HR to Johnny Damon, Aug. 15 at New York-AL...earned victories in consecutive outings Aug. 27 vs. Tampa Bay and Aug. 30 at Texas...was sidelined for 16 days after sustaining strained right groin on Sept. 2 at Oakland...made four appearances after returning, three of which were scoreless.
Right-hander regained form after coming off DL July 3, forging 2.70 ERA (10er, 33.1ip) over his final 40 outings...was acquired May 28 with cash considerations from Chicago Cubs, in exchange for RHPs Jerome Williams and David Aardsma...however, landed on DL June 17 (retro to June 10) with right ulnar neuritis...posted good numbers at SBC Park, logging 3.05 ERA (7er, 20.2ip) in 23 games at new home yard...interestingly, fared better against left-handed batters (.228; 23-for-101) than righties (.297; 35-for-118)...enjoyed stellar Aug., posting 1.38 ERA (2er, 13.0ip) in 14 appearances...however, was 1-3 with 4.66 mark (5er, 9.2ip) in 13 outings during Sept.
Set career high by appearing in 77 games in 1st season with Chicago...compiled 25 saves, spending majority of season as team's closer after injury to Joe Borowski...ranked 10th in NL with 50 games finished...held opposition to .233 batting average, including .230 mark versus left-handers...yielded just 14 walks, accumulating strikeout-to-walk ratio of 5-to-1 (69so)...stranded 13 of 16 inherited runners (81.3%)...posted 2.63 ERA (24er, 82.0ip), including 1.99 (9er, 40.2ip) mark at Wrigley Field.
Continued to excel in setup role for Minnesota, going 9-3 with 2 saves and career-best 1.86 ERA (16er, 77.1ip) in 74 games...recorded 28 holds, tied for 3rd-most in majors...held opponents to .239 average, including .205 mark against left-handers...had 1.21 ERA at home, surrendering just 6 earned runs in 44.2 innings over 40 Metrodome outings...had personal 10-game winning streak snapped on June 8 at San Diego (dating back to April 6, 2002)...enjoyed 20-game, 20.2-inning scoreless stretch July 31-September 14.
Compiled perfect 6-0 record and 2.13 ERA (19er, 80.1ip) in 65 games out of Minnesota bullpen...held batters to .217 average, surrendering just 5 home runs in 80.1 innings...hurled 17.0-scoreless innings June 22-July 26 (13 games), going 3-0 with 16 strikeouts...struck out 63 batters while issuing just 15 walks...won Charles O. Johnson Award as most improved Twins player.
Established career-high with 28 saves in 62 relief appearances, going 1-5 with 5.96 ERA (34er, 51.1ip)...set Major League record for consecutive saves to start career when he saved 23rd straight contest May 2nd vs. Yankees...surrendered just 3 home runs in 51.1 frames of work.
Made successful move from starting rotation to bullpen, going 2-5 with 14 saves and 3.39 ERA (33er, 87.2ip)...earned first career save May 28 versus Texas, throwing perfect frame...did not allow run over 15-game, 13.0-inning span July 8-August 7.
Had first double-digit win season in majors in final year as starter, finishing season 10-14 with 6.66 ERA (129er, 174.1ip)...enjoyed 5-game winning streak June 27-August 8...pitched 6.0 or more innings in 17 of 33 starts.
Spent 1st full season at big league level, going 7-14 with 5.25 ERA (111er, 190.1ip)...set career marks in starts (33) and strikeouts (105)...walked 2 or fewer batters in 25 of 33 starts.
Pitched in 34 total games for Minnesota and triple-A Salt Lake, going combined 15-16 in career-high 179.1 innings...began year at Salt Lake, notching 9-4 record over 14 games...made 20 starts for Twins, going 6-12 with 5.84 ERA (67er, 103.1ip).
Opened year with Minnesota, forging 1-1 mark and 8.20 ERA (24er, 26.1ip)...struck out career-high 10 batters April 25 at Detroit...made first big league relief appearance May 10 at Oakland...optioned to Salt Lake after 7 games with big club...went 9-8 in 20 PCL starts, including 4 complete games.
Saw big league action for first time, earning spot on Twins' Opening Day roster...went 2-3 in 6 starts for Minnesota, logging 8.67 ERA (26er, 27.0ip) over 2 stints with club...made Major League debut April 29 at Baltimore, taking loss in starting nod...picked up first big league win at Kansas City September 18...had 9-7 record over 22 starts at Salt Lake before being called up in September...pitched in Arizona Fall League after season, going 3-2 in 9 starts.
Spent time at three levels in Twins' system, opening year at single-A Fort Myers before being promoted to double-A Nashville and finally Salt Lake...went 4-0 with 2.33 ERA at Fort Myers, striking out 36 while walking just 6...moved up to double-A, going 9-2 with 2.33 ERA in 11 starts...finished season at triple-A, posting 5-4 mark with 4.08 ERA...named Southern League's best pitching prospect and 2nd-best overall prospect by Baseball America
...also named to Baseball America's
minor league All-Star team..
Made 23 starts in first full professional season, going 15-5 with 2.06 ERA for Fort Wayne (A)...named to Baseball America's
Midwest League all-star team after leading league in wins (15), ERA (2.06), strikeouts (179) and shutouts (3)...publication ranked him as league's 5th-best prospect...set league record with 15-strikeout game June 25 versus Cedar Rapids...also tied league record for consecutive strikeouts (8) in single game.
Split season between rookie-level Gulf Coast and Elizabethton clubs, going 3-3 in 11 starts...held opponents to .202 average while compiling 71 strikeouts in 63.0 innings.
Made professional debut with Twins' rookie Gulf Coast team, going 4-3 with 4.75 ERA.