**APPOINTED:** Appointed to the position of Bullpen Coach by Manager John Gibbons on December 10, 2012... Had previously been Toronto's
Bullpen Coach in 2011... Served as a Club Ambassador from 2007-2010 and the 2012 season.
**PERSONAL:** Patrick George Hentgen... Married with three children... Graduated in 1986 from Fraser High School where he played varsity
baseball for three years and varsity football for two years... Drafted in the 5th round of the 1986 June draft by the Toronto Blue
**PROFESSIONAL CAREER:** In 14 seasons, appeared in 344 games posting a 131-112 record and an ERA of 4.32... Spent 10 seasons in a Blue Jays
uniform... Made 183 consecutive starts from April 17, 1993-August 24, 1998... Holds the Blue Jays record for wins on the
road with Roy Halladay at 12... Appeared in the post season on two occasions (1993-Toronto/2000 St. Louis)... Started one
World Series game in 1993 at PHI, picking up the win with six innings of one run ball... Was selected as an All-Star on three
occasions (1993, 1994 & 1997)... Tossed 40 consecutive scoreless innings from April 29-May 25, 1997...In 1996 won the AL Cy Young Award, posting a 20-10 with a 3.22 ERA and 177 strikeouts, becoming the first Blue Jay to
win the award... Is one of only five Blue Jays to win 20+ games in a season, along with Jack Morris, Roger Clemens, David
Wells and Roy Halladay...Spent one season in St. Louis and three in Baltimore before returning to the Blue Jays for his final season in 2004... Among
all-time leaders in club history, ranks 4th in winning pct. (.557), complete games (31), 5th in wins (107) and innings pitched
**COACHING CAREER:** Began his coaching career as a Bullpen Coach with the Blue Jays in 2011...Returns to the role in 2013 after a one year absence.
Enjoyed his first injury free season since
2000... Began the year in the O's bullpen before joining the
rotation in early May... IN THE BULLPEN: First four appearances
came in relief... Did not record a decision while posting
a 3.52 ERA (15.1IP)... Apr. 4 vs. BOS made first relief
appearance since Apr. 14, 1993, 265 starts between relief
appearances... Worked an Orioles season high 5.2 innings
of relief on May 1 at DET... Did not make another relief
appearance until back-to-back outings on June 19 and 22,
allowing one run in 6.2 innings... June 22 at ATL record his
first career Major League save (3.2IP)... Was 2nd career
professional save, other was first pro season with St. Catharines
in 1986... Overall posted a 2.86 ERA in 22.0 innings of
relief work... AS A STARTER: Joined the starting rotation on
May 6 vs. DET (ND, 4.0IP)... Earned first win of the season
(2-0) on May 17 vs. TB with 7.0 innings of 2-hit shutout ball...
Was his first win since May 16, 2001 vs. DET... Lost five
straight starts from May 23-June 28, a career high, posting
an 8.29 ERA (26ER, 28.2IP) during the streak... Won three
consecutive starts from July 21-Aug. 1... Recorded first career
win (7-2) vs. TOR on July 26 at SkyDome... In his final 13
starts worked 6.0 or more innings 12 times... Worked a season
high 8.0 innings on four occasions and was 2-1 in those
starts... Worked a 5.0 inning complete game on Sept. 18 vs.
NYM (1-1 tie)... STRONG FINISH: Following the All-Star
break was 6-3 with a 3.10 ERA in 13 starts... Six wins after
the break were a team high... His 3.10 ERA ranked 4th in the
AL after the ASB... Allowed just 69 hits in 87.0 innings in the
2nd half... Held opponents to a .216 mark after the ASB...
WHAT THE HITTERS THOUGHT: Held opponents to a
.247 average... Left-handed hitters batted .237...
Right-handed hitters batted .258... In July, August and September
opponents hit a combined .209 (72-344)... In the first
three months of the season opponents hit .295 (78-264).
Spent most of the season on the 60-day disabled list after undergoing ligament replacement ("Tommy
John") surgery on his right elbow on August 9, 2001.
Was activated on September 8 and made 4 starts for the Orioles after making 6 minor league rehab
starts in August.
Lost all 4 starts, and batters hit .337 (31-92) off him.
Spent most of the year rehabbing at the Orioles' minor league facility in Sarasota, FL.
Made his first rehab start on August 5 for the Orioles' Gulf Coast League team before coming north and
starting for each of the Orioles' Maryland-based farm teams, Aberdeen (twice), Delmarva, Frederick and
In his 6 rehab starts, he went 2-2 with a 2.21 ERA (32.2 IP, 32 H, 13 R/8 ER, 5 BB, 25 K)...Allowed 2
runs or less in 5 of his 6 starts.
Pitched into the 5th inning in each of his 4 major league starts, twice going 6.0 innings.
wOn September 8 vs. Anaheim, he made his first major league start since May 16, 2001...Allowed one
run through 5.0 innings before giving up 4 R/3 ER in the 6th.
Allowed one run over the first 4 innings in his September 20 start vs. Boston before giving up 3 runs in
his final 2 innings on the mound.
Made his last start of the season on September 26 at Toronto, his first appearance ever against his for-
On October 30, signed new one-year contract with an option for 2004.
- Underwent ligament replacement ("Tommy John") surgery on his right elbow on August 9, ending his season...Made 9 starts before being sidelined in mid-May for the remainder of the season.
- Surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, AL...He is expected to miss most of the 2002 season.
- Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 25, retroactive to May 17, with a sprained right elbow, and was transferred to the 60-day DL on September 1 so the Orioles could add Rick Bauer to the 40-man roster.
- Won only 2 starts despite posting a 3.47 ERA and having 7 "Quality Starts" (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in his 9 outings...Left two starts while ahead but failed to get the win when the bullpen failed to hold the lead.
- Orioles scored a total of 33 runs in his 9 starts, and only 24 runs while he was in the game...O's scored 3 runs or less in 5 of his starts and he had the 5th lowest run support in the AL (3.47 runs/9.0IP) at the time he went on the DL.
- Pitched at least 8.0 innings in each of his first 3 starts and was 10th in the AL with 62.1 innings when he went on the DL...Also ranked among the league leaders in baserunners/9.0IP (5th, 10.1) and opponents batting average (5th, .221) at the time he was sidelined.
- Left-handed batters hit only .178 (23-129) off him, the 3rd-lowest average among AL pitchers.
- Was the Orioles' Opening Day starter on April 2 and held Boston to one run through 8.2 innings, outpitching Pedro Martinez in a game the Orioles went on to win 2-1 in 11 innings...It was his 3rd career
Opening Day start, the others coming in 1997 and 1999 with Toronto.
- Both of his wins came against Detroit, giving him 12 career wins against his hometown team...It's the second most wins he has against any opponent (Minnesota, 13).
- Struck out 10 Tampa Bay Devil Rays on April 13, the 7th time in his career he has reached double-figures in strikeouts...It was his highest strikeout total since fanning 10 on 5/4/97 vs. Minnesota.
- Owns a lifetime road record of 68-40 (.630 win pct.)...According to Elias Sports Bureau, his is the 7th best road winning percentage among pitchers with at least 100 road decisions who began their careers in 1900 or later, behind Whitey Ford (.695, 116-51), Christy Mathewson (.665, 183-92), Jimmy Key (.660, 97-50), Mordecai Brown (.6543, 106-56), Roger Clemens (.6538, 136-72) and Sandy Koufax (.652, 86-46).
- Along with Boston's Pedro Martinez, had string of 8 consecutive 10-win seasons ended...Was one of just 5 active pitchers entering 2001 with streaks that long, a list that now is down to Greg Maddux (14), Tom Glavine (13) and Mike Mussina (10).
Traded to St. Louis following the 1999 season, Pat notched 15 wins for the 4th time in his career and first time since he won 20 games in 1996...
Is one of just 5 active pitchers with 8 consecutive 10-win seasons in the big leagues (Greg Maddux-13, Tom Glavine-12, Mike Mussina-9 and Pedro Martinez-8)...
Went 9-6 on the road and owns a lifetime road record of 67-39 (.632 win pct.)...According to Elias Sports Bureau, his is the 8th best road winning percentage among pitchers with at least 100 road decisions who began their careers in 1900 or later, behind Whitey Ford (.695, 116-51), Christy Mathewson (.665, 183-92), Jimmy Key (.660, 97-50), Mordecai Brown (.654, 106-56), Sandy Koufax (.652, 86-46), Roger Clemens (.643, 126-70) and Mike Mussina (.637, 72-41)...
Beginning August 8, won 5 of his last 8 decisions...Lost his last regular season start on September 30 vs. Cincinnati for a chance at 16 wins...
Left with a lead on 4 occasions but did not get the win when the Cardinals bullpen failed to hold the lead...Got no decision twice in September despite leaving with a lead after 7 innings...
Tossed his 10th career shutout and first since 1997 with a 4-0 three-hitter over the Cubs on September 14...Struck out a season-high 9 batters and walked none, allowing only one runner to reach second base...
Blanked Montreal over 7 innings on September 4, allowing 7 hits...
Won a season-high 5 straight decisions, June 11-July 17...Posted a 4.20 ERA over that stretch (40.2 IP, 19 ER)...
Started on 3 days rest for the 3rd time in his career, pitching 5 shutout innings of 2-hit ball to earn an 8-7 win over SF on July 9...
Won his first 3 starts for Cardinals, but fell to 3-4 after 7 starts through May 11...Lost 2 of 3 decisions over his next 5 starts and was only 4-6 through June 5...
On June 11 at Detroit, he held the Tigers hitless for 6 1/3 innings...Earned 7-3 win, allowing 4 hits and a walk through 7 innings...
From June 11 through the end of the season, he went 11-6 in his last 21 starts with a 4.05 ERA (124.1 IP, 56 ER)
Won 3 straight starts, August 13-24, allowing 5 ER over 17.2 IP to beat Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Atlanta...
While posting an 8-7 win at Houston on April 10, he notched his 1,000th career strikeout, fanning Mitch Meluskey in the 5th inning...
Made one appearance with the Cardinals in the postseason, starting Game 5 of the NLCS at New York...Took the loss, allowing 6 runs in 3.2 innings...Was his first appearance since September 30, a span of 16 days.
Posted his 7th consecutive season with a double-digit victory total but had his first losing campaign since 1995 (10-14)...Finished season ranked 4th in Blue Jays franchise history in wins (105), starts (222) and strikeouts (995) and 10th in games pitched (252)...Notched 2nd-best road ERA in American League (3.13) despite 6-6 road mark...Was 5-6 with a 6.83 ERA at SkyDome...35 of his 106 earned runs (33%) were scored in the first inning, as first-inning opponents batted .385 (60-for-156) against him with 15 home runsb&His ERA after the All-Star break was 3.79, nearly two points lower than his 5.75 mark from the season's first half...Made his 2nd career Opening Day start on 4/6 at Minnesota and took the loss...Did not lose again until 5/23...Went 4-0 with a 2.78 ERA in a 5-start span from 4/27 to 5/18, then lost 4 straight starts from 5/23 to 6/8...Collected his first major league base hit in a loss to the New York Mets at Shea Stadium on 6/8...Captured his 100th career win on 7/4 with a 6-3 victory vs. TB...Became just the 4th pitcher in Blue Jays history to post 100 wins, after Dave Stieb (174), Jim Clancy (128) and Jimmy Key (116)...Notched a season-high 9 strikeouts vs. Detroit on 8/1...Pitched his only complete game of the year on 8/12 at Minnesota, losing 3-0...Had "Quality Starts" (6 or more IP with 3 or fewer ER) in 6 of his last 8 starts.
Posted his 6th consecutive winning season, going 12-11...Struggled through shoulder tendinitis in the 2nd half of the year and did not pitch after 9/13...Was 9-5 with a 4.76 ERA before the All-Star break but just 3-6 with a 5.86 ERA in 11 starts after the break...Opened the season with 7 shutout innings and a no-decision vs. Minnesota...Won 4 consecutive starts, 5/9 to 5/25, to move to 7-3 and lower his ERA to 4.52...Pitched 14.0 scoreless innings over 3 starts from 5/4 to 5/15...Pitched 6.0 shutout innings to win 5/9 at Seattle and recorded his 800th career strikeout against Ken Griffey Jr...Won 9-1 and had a perfect game through 5.1 innings 5/15 vs. Anaheim...Struck out a season-high 7 batters twice, 5/20 vs. Tampa Bay and 6/21 at Atlanta...Was 2-0 in 5 June starts and finished the month at 9-4 with a 4.30 ERA, a season-high 5 games above .500 and a low for ERA...Allowed a season-high 9 earned runs on 7/15 at Chicago and matched a career high that day by allowing 13 hits...Went a season-high 8.1 innings in his next start, a 6-3 loss at home to White Sox...Missed his first start due to a sore right shoulder on 8/29, which snapped a string of 183 consecutive starts made dating back to 4/17/93.
Tied for the AL lead with 3 shutouts, 9 complete games and 264.0 innings pitched...Ranked 9th in strikeouts (160) and 10th in ERA and opponents batting average (.254)...Tied for 2nd in hits allowed (253), tied for 5th in HRs allowed (31) and tied for 8th in fewest walks per 9.0 innings...Led the AL in batters faced (1085), was 2nd in pitches thrown (3914), 8th in baserunners per 9.0 innings (11.3) and 9th in fewest hits per inning pitched (0.96)...Had only 4 starts under 7.0 innings...Picked off 7 batters to tie for 4th in the AL, but was tops among righthanded pitchers...Only 44.4% (12-27) of stolen base attempts were successful, the 4th best percentage in the league...Held lefthanders to a .241 batting average, 5th lowest in the AL...Averaged 111.83 pitches per start, 2nd highest in AL...Of his 30 starts, 20 were "Quality Starts"...Did not miss a start to run his consecutive start streak to 156...Was the Opening Day starter, receiving a no decision in a 6-5, 10-inning loss vs. Chicago on 4/1...Lasted 6.2 innings in a 6-5 win at Texas on 4/18, but snapped a streak of 19 straight starts in which he had pitched at least 7 innings...Won 4 consecutive starts from 5/4 to 5/20, pitching 35.0 innings without an earned run...Streak was highlighted by a 4-hit shutout vs. Minnesota on 5/4, when he struck out a season-high 10 batters, and a 5-hit shutout on 5/20 at NY...Pitched a total of 40.0 consecutive innings without an earned run from 4/29 to 5/25...Finished May with a 4-1 record and a 1.50 ERA...Lost his first start of June and then had 3 straight complete game victories, including his 9th career shutout on 6/20 vs. Orioles...Matched club and career highs by allowing 13 hits and 5 home runs on 6/25 vs. Bos...Was selected to his 3rd All-Star game and pitched one scoreless inning in Cleveland in the AL win...Was 8-6 with a 3.27 ERA at the break...From the All-Star game in 1996 to the game in 1997 he recorded 20 wins, tying Roger Clemens for tops in the majors...Was 4-1 in August with a 4.00 ERA.
Selected as American League Cy Young Award winner...Went 20-10 with a 3.22 ERA, becoming just the 2nd Blue Jay to post a 20-win season (Jack Morris, 1992)... Was named The Sporting News 1996 Pitcher of the Year...Led the majors in complete games (10) and innings pitched (265.2)...Finished 2nd in the AL in wins and ERA...Allowed AL lows in home runs per 9 innings pitched (0.68) and slugging percentage (.355)...His ERA at home was an AL-best 3.19, on the road was 3.26, 4th in the league...Matched his career best and tied for the AL lead with 3 shutouts...Posted a .241 opponents batting average, 3rd in the circuit...Lefties hit .249 (6th in the AL) while righties hit just .233 (2nd)...Tied for 2nd in league in starts (35), 3rd in hits per IP (.90) and pitches thrown (4058), 5th in baserunners per nine IP (11.4) and 7th in strikeouts (177)...Allowed only 43.8 percent of stolen base attempts (7 SB, 9 CS), 6th best in AL...Set career highs in starts, wins, complete games, innings pitched and strikeouts...Was 8-6 with a 3.86 ERA in season's first half...Pitched at least 6.0 innings in 34 of 35 starts, at least 7.0 innings 26 times, 8.0 innings 19 times and 9.0 innings 8 times...In 5 no-decisions, he left with the lead twice, trailing twice and tied once...Tossed a 5-hit (all singles) shutout in the home opener vs. California on 4/9...Earned his 50th career win on 4/19 at Seattle...Notched his 500th career strikeout on 6/5 at NYY (Derek Jeter)...Pitched a 3-hit shutout at Detroit in his final start of the first half...After the All-Star break he led the AL in wins (12-4) and ERA (2.58)...No other AL pitcher posted double-digit wins...Won 6 straight starts with 2 shutouts from 7/6 to 8/6...Was named AL Pitcher of the Month in July after going 5-1 with 2 shutouts and a 2.76 ERA...Tossed a 3-hit, 1-0 shutout, his 3rd shutout of the season, 7/28 vs. Oakland...Captured AL Pitcher of the Month honors again in August, going 5-1 with a 2.60 ERA while pitching five consecutive complete games from 8/7 to 8/28...Was the first pitcher to win back-to-back monthly awards in the same season since Bret Saberhagen in August and September of his 1989 Cy Young season...Went 9-1 from 7/6 to 8/28...Lost 3 straight games from 9/3 to 9/14, then won final 3 starts to reach 20 wins...Allowed just one run in each of his final 3 starts (23.2 IP)...Toured Japan with Major League All-Stars in November.
Was the only Blue Jays starter not to miss his turn in the rotation...Averaged 113 pitches per start...Led the AL in runs allowed (129), ER allowed (114) and hits allowed (236)...Tied for 5th in walks (90) and 8th in home runs allowed (24)...Posted the 4th season highest home ERA (5.69) among AL hurlers...Threw 3,396 pitches, 7th most in league...Began season 3-0 after his first 5 starts, but fell to 4-6 by 6/25...Set Blue Jays club record by allowing 5 HR vs. Cleveland in a 7-4 loss on 5/26...Issued a team-record 9 bases on balls at Seattle on July 15...Tied a team record by allowing 13 hits 7/20 vs. California...Posted a 3.00 ERA in his last 7 starts but went 1-3.
Tied for 5th in the AL in wins (13) and finished 7th in ERA (3.40) while tying for 4th in complete games (6) and 2nd in shutouts (3)...His 2.05 ERA at home led the league...Held righthanded hitters to a .212 batting average, the 4th-best mark in the AL...Also ranked 4th in the circuit in strikeouts (147), 3rd in strikeout to walk ratio (2.49) and 10th in opponents batting average (.240)...Set then-career high for strikeouts with 10 on 4/16 at California in a complete game, 5-4 win...Pitched back-to-back complete games 4/16 (at California) and 4/22 (Minnesota)...Fanned a Blue Jays record 14 batters en route to a two-hit, 1-0 shutout 5/3 vs. KC...Was named Co-AL Player of the Week for week ending 5/7 (2-0, 0.51 ERA, 2 G, 17.2 IP, 8 H, 5 BB, 23 K)...Notched second ML shutout 5/20 vs. Cleveland on a 4-hitter...His third shutout on 6/29 at Milwaukee ended the team's 10-game losing streak...His 11 wins at the All-Star break tied a club and his own record (also had 11 wins in 1993)...Made his second straight All-Star Game and his first appearance, tossing one inning in relief and allowing one hit.
Won 19 games in his first full big league season, 2nd highest total in Blue Jays history at that time (Jack Morris had 21 in 1992)...Was tied for second in AL in wins and was 10th in winning pct. (.679)...His 12 road victories was a Blue Jays record and second in AL to Jack McDowell (13)...Was chosen for AL All-Star team but didn't pitch...Finished 6th in Cy Young balloting...Yielded team-high 27 home runs...His run support of 6.1 per nine innings was the most of any Toronto starter...Toronto went 22-12 when he pitched...Began season in the bullpen and made 2 relief appearances before moving into starting rotation...First start was an 8-1 win over Cleveland on 4/17...Had a 7-game winning streak over 9 starts, 5/17 to 6/29... Was named Labatt "Blue" Pitcher of the Month for June (5-0, 3.44 ERA)...Pitched first complete game on 7/5 vs. Chicago...His 19th win came in the Eastern Division clincher on 9/27 as Toronto won 2-0 at Milwaukee...Lost to Chicago in ALCS Game 3, lasting just 3.0 innings in his first post-season appearance...Beat Philadelphia, 10-3, in World Series Game 3, pitching 6.0 innings and surrendering just one run.
Began season with Toronto but had two stints at AAA Syracuse...Notched his first Major League win in Blue Jays' home opener vs. Orioles on 4/10, (2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K)...Led Blue Jays relievers in wins through 6/9 with a 4-0 record...Was optioned to AAA Syracuse on 6/12 in order to make room for Mike Timlin...Was recalled 6/29 and collected his 5th win vs. Texas...Was optioned to Syracuse 7/31 only to be recalled 8/6...Was placed on the 15-day DL on 8/18 (right elbow) and was sidelined the rest of the regular and post-season...In relief he went 5-1 with a 5.31 ERA...Pitched 70.2 innings combined on the year, the fewest since his first professional season.
Led the AAA International League in strikeouts (155) and was 5th in innings pitched (171.0)...Pitched a complete game 3-hitter vs. Richmond on 5/5...Fanned season-high 10 Buffalo Bisons on 6/10...Was called up to Toronto on 9/1 and made his major league debut in relief on 9/3 vs. the Orioles (2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K)...Started the last game of the regular season on 10/6 vs. Minnesota (5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 K).
Led AA Knoxville starters and finished 6th in Southern League with a 3.05 ERA...Was 2nd in the league with 142 strikeouts...Opponents hit just .218 against him.
Finished 2nd in the Florida State League in starts (28) and strikeouts (148)...Was 8th in the FSL in ERA (2.68)...Struck out 8.73 batters per 9 IP as a starter, 3rd best in the league...Opponents batted only .219 off him...Went 8-4 wih a 2.14 ERA after 5/15.
Led the Florida State League in starts (30) with Class A Dunedin...Ranked 4th in FSL in strikeouts (125)...Was the starter in a combined no-hitter (with Willie Blair and Enrique Burgos) at Osceola on 5/10...Had 10 Ks in 5.0 IP on 8/13 vs. Tampa.
Led the South Atlantic League in starts (31) and innings pitched (188)...Ranked 4th in opponents BA (.214) and fewest runners allowed per 9 innings (10.16).
Was used primarily as a starter with Rookie-level St. Catharines and helped team to New York-Penn League championship.