20 Facts About Kyle Hendricks


Kyle Christian Hendricks was born on December 7,1989, and nicknamed "The Professor", is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball.

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Kyle Hendricks made his MLB debut in 2014, and led MLB in earned run average for the 2016 season.

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Kyle Hendricks was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 39th round of the 2008 MLB draft, but did not sign and instead chose to attend Dartmouth College.

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Kyle Hendricks played college baseball for the Dartmouth Big Green under head coach Bob Whalen.

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Kyle Hendricks signed with the Rangers, and began his professional career with the Spokane Indians of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League.

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Kyle Hendricks earned his first win in front of a home crowd against the San Diego Padres on July 22,2014.

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Kyle Hendricks tied for seventh place with Travis d'Arnaud and Jeurys Familia in the NL Rookie of the Year Award voting.

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Kyle Hendricks began the 2015 season as a member of the Cubs' starting rotation, led by the newly signed Jon Lester.

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Kyle Hendricks was the starter for game two of the 2015 National League Division Series with St Louis and game three in the 2015 National League Championship Series against the New York Mets.

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Kyle Hendricks was the first Cub to lead the National League in the stat since 1945 and the first to lead the majors since 1938.

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On June 8,2017, Kyle Hendricks was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to middle finger tendon inflammation in his right hand.

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Kyle Hendricks tied for the major league lead in pickoffs, with seven, while allowing 13 stolen bases and having four caught stealing.

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Kyle Hendricks pitched Games 1 and 5 of the NLDS, and Game 3 of the NLCS.

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Kyle Hendricks was the losing pitcher in the NL Wild Card Game, giving up three straight hits and one run in the 13th inning against the Colorado Rockies.

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On July 24,2020, Kyle Hendricks pitched a complete game shutout in the Cubs' season opener versus the Brewers, only throwing 103 pitches with three hits allowed, nine strikeouts, and no walks.

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Kyle Hendricks finished ninth in Cy Young voting, tying Zac Gallen and Clayton Kershaw in the process.

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Kyle Hendricks's father, John, is a golf pro; his mother, Ann Marie, is a medical management consultant.

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Kyle Hendricks earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Dartmouth College in December 2013, after completing his coursework in the winter of 2012 and fall of 2013.

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Kyle Hendricks is nicknamed "The Professor" by his teammates and fans.

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Kyle Hendricks chose "Hendo" as his nickname for the Players Weekend during the 2017 season.

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