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George Hendrick

Born: October 18, 1949 (1949-10-18) (age 60)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
June 4, 1971 for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1988 for the California Angels
Career statistics
Batting average     .278
Home runs     267
Runs batted in     1,111
Career highlights and awards

George Andrew Hendrick Jr. (born October 18, 1949 in Los Angeles, California) is a former outfielder for six major league teams, most notably, the St. Louis Cardinals from 1979–84. He is currently the first base and outfield coach for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Hendrick began his career on June 4, 1971 with the Oakland Athletics (where he was part of the 1972 World Series championship team), and ended it on October 2, 1988 with the California Angels. He also played with the Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, and Pittsburgh Pirates. Hendrick notably was a key player on the 1982 St. Louis Cardinals World Series team.

In an 18-season career, Hendrick posted a .278 batting average with 267 home runs and 1111 RBI. His career stats include 941 runs, 1980 hits, 343 doubles, 59 stolen bases, and a .329 on base percentage in 7129 at-bats.

  • On March 24, 1973, the Oakland A's traded him with catcher Dave Duncan to the Cleveland Indians for catcher Ray Fosse and shortstop Jack Heidemann.
  • On December 8, 1976, the Cleveland Indians traded him to the San Diego Padres for outfielder John Grubb, catcher Fred Kendall, and infielder Hector Torres.
  • On May 26, 1978, the San Diego Padres traded him to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Eric Rasmussen.
  • On December 12, 1984, the St. Louis Cardinals traded him with catcher Steve Barnard to the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitcher John Tudor and outfielder (later) catcher Brian Harper.
  • On August 2, 1985, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded him along with pitchers John Candelaria and Al Holland for infielder Mike Brown, pitcher Pat Clements, and a player to be named later (Bob Kipper) to the California Angels.
  • He was the first player to wear his pant legs down to his ankles.
  • Hendrick rarely signs autographs. When he does (at shows) he will only sign Cardinals memorabilia.

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Preceded by
Jack Clark
Los Angeles Dodgers Hitting Coach
Succeeded by
Tim Wallach

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