2001 Fleer Tradition #333 Pat Hentgen
Patrick George Hentgen was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 13, 1968. The Cardinals acquired Pat along with Paul Spoljaric from the Toronto Blue Jays on November 11, 1999 in exchange for Alberto Castillo, Lance Painter, and Matt DeWitt. The one-time Cy Young Award winner (1996 with the Blue Jays) pitched the 2000 season for the Cardinals before signing with the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent after the season. During 2000, Hentgen won fifteen games while losing twelve and posting a 4.72 ERA. Hentgen's performance in the 2000 NLCS was appalling. He gave up six runs in three and two-thirds inning while posting an enormous 14.73 ERA and getting tagged with the loss. It seems that losing him to free agency wasn't that big of a loss.