Monday, January 5, 2009

TTM - Xavier Hernandez

"The X Man" Xavier Hernandez is the latest acquisition to my autograph collection. He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 4th round of the 1986 amateur draft. He made his Major League debut on June 4, 1989 as a starter. He pitch 6 2/3 innings giving up 2 runs on 8 hits, 3 walks, with 2 strike outs. Xavier has pitched for many teams throughout his career. He has pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds and the Texas Rangers before his career came to an end in 1998. He was a reliever for most of his career who finished with a record of 40-35 with 35 saves and a 3.90 ERA. He is currently the pitching coach for the Durham Bulls. They are the Triple A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Gary Gaetti is their hitting coach.

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