September 13, 1964 |
New Orleans, Louisiana
|May 31, 1989, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 23, 1994, for the Seattle Mariners|
|Earned run average||4.05|
James Gregory Hibbard (born September 13, 1964) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the major leagues from 1989-1994. Currently, he is the pitching coach for the Class-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers in the Cleveland Indians organization.
Hibbard was originally drafted by the Astros out of high school in the 8th round of the 1984 draft. He decided, instead, to attend the University of Alabama and did not sign with the team.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals drafted Hibbard out of the University of Alabama in the 16th round of the 1986 draft. They later traded him with Chuck Mount, John Davis, and Melido Perez to the White Sox for Floyd Banister and Dave Cochrane.
Chicago White Sox
From 1989-1992, he compiled a 41-34 record with the club. His best season came in 1990, when he went 14-9 with a 3.16 ERA. Impressively, despite winning all those games and throwing 211 innings, he struck out just 92 batters.
In 1992, the Marlins selected Hibbard with the 12th pick in the expansion draft. He did not last long in Florida, as they traded him that same day to the Cubs for Alex Arias and Gary Scott.
Hibbard went on to pitch for the Cubs. In his lone season with the club, he finished with a 15-11 record, which earned him a 3-year deal with the Seattle Mariners.
Hibbard received a 3-year deal with the Mariners. His first season with the club was cut short due to a shoulder issue. He finished that season 1-5 and a whopping 6.69 ERA. Hibbard would go on to never pitch for the M's again as the chronic shoulder issues kept him from ever being the same. He officially retired from baseball in 1997.
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