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Thomas Anthony (Tom) Henke (born December 21, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He was one of the most dominant closers during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Jump to: navigation, search December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kansas City is a city covering parts of Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties in Missouri. ... Jump to: navigation, search MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search In baseball, a closer is a relief pitcher who specializes in closing games, i. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ...


On the mound, Henke was easily recognizable because of the large glasses he wore at a time when many players began to prefering using contact lenses. At a height of 6' 5", he cast an imposing figure and dominated batters with his fastball and forkball. Henke struck out 9.8 batters per 9 innings pitched over his career, an exceptional rate. Glasses, spectacles, or eyeglasses are frames bearing lenses worn in front of the eyes, sometimes for purely aesthetic reasons but normally for vision correction or eye protection. ... A contact lens (also known as a contact) is a corrective, cosmetic, or sometimes protective lens placed on the cornea of the eye. ...


Over his career, he played for the Texas Rangers (1982-1984, 1993-1994), Toronto Blue Jays (1985-1992), and St. Louis Cardinals (1995). He was a large factor in the Toronto Blue Jays' successful run in the mid 80s and early 90s, which culminated in their first World Series championships in 1992. Jump to: navigation, search The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... The Toronto Blue Jays are a Major League Baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, notable for being the first team from outside the United States to win the World Series. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Eastern Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1891) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968 â€¢ 1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946... Jump to: navigation, search The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sports postseason each October. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Tom Henke was named to the All-star team twice: 1987, when he led the American League with 34 Saves and 62 games finished, and 1995, his last season, and only season in the National League, in which he also won the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award. The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... In baseball statistics, a relief pitcher is credited with a game finished (denoted by GF) if he is the last pitcher to pitch for his team in a game. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article refers to the American baseball league. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award, first awarded in 1976, is a distinction given to the top relief pitcher in each league at the end of each season. ...


As of 2003, his 311 career saves were ranked 12th all-time on the career saves list. Jump to: navigation, search 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Career statistics

W L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HBP
41 42 .494 2.67 642 0 0 0 311 789.2 607 234 252 64 255 29 861 30 9

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Tom Henke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (230 words)
Thomas Anthony (Tom) Henke (born December 21, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri) was a Major League Baseball pitcher.
On the mound, Henke was easily recognizable because of the large glasses he wore at a time when many players were beginning to use contact lenses instead.
Tom Henke was named to the All-star team twice: 1987, when he led the American League with 34 Saves and 62 games finished, and 1995, his last season, and only season in the National League, in which he also won the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award.
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