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Rich Hill Game 3 2016 NLCS

Tonight former Cub Rich Hill faces his old team in the National League playoffs. Everyone is like, “Rich Hill? THAT guy who used to be a Cub? HIM? #CracksKnuckles #BringIt”

What can I tell you about Rich Hill?

1) Fun autograph

He has a snappy autograph. He uses the bridge in the H to dot the i.

Rich Hill autograph

2) A weird 2007 year for the Cubs

He was a Cub from 2005 to 2008. In his third year with the club, he had a very odd statisical year.

  • 6th in the NL for most Hits per 9 IP
  • 8th for most Strikeouts per 9 IP
  • Weird. players either got hits off him, or struck out. Or got hit by a pitch from him.

  • 9th for most Hit by Pitch

What a freaking weird year for him.

3. Released 14 times

From 2005 to 2016, teams let him go 14 times.

  1. February 2, 2009: Purchased by the Baltimore Orioles from the Chicago Cubs.
  2. November 3, 2009: Granted Free Agency from the Cubs.
  3. June 30, 2010: Granted Free Agency from the St. Louis Cardinals.
  4. November 6, 2010: Granted Free Agency from the Boston Red Sox.
  5. December 12, 2011: Granted Free Agency from the Boston Red Sox.
  6. November 30, 2012: Granted Free Agency from the Boston Red Sox.
  7. October 31, 2013: Granted Free Agency from the Cleveland Indians.
  8. March 24, 2014: Released by the Boston Red Sox.
  9. July 1, 2014: Purchased by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from the Boston Red Sox.
  10. July 9, 2014: Released by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
  11. October 30, 2014: Granted Free Agency from the New York Yankees.
  12. June 24, 2015: Released by the Washington Nationals.
  13. November 2, 2015: Granted Free Agency from the Boston Red Sox.
  14. August 1, 2016: Traded by the Oakland Athletics with Josh Reddick to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Grant Holmes (minors), Jharel Cotton and Frankie Montas.

Only one of those 14 involved a trade. The rest was released to free agency or simply released.

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He’s also had a pretty good 2016… so far.

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