Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shea Hillenbrand

Shea Hillenbrand turns 36 years old today. Hillenbrand, a two-time all-star, hit 108 home runs over an 8-year period on 6 different teams. Drafted as a catcher, he eventually went on to play first and third base in the Major Leagues.

He is perhaps best known for his confrontation with manager Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons after some alleged comments Hillenbrand wrote on the clubhouse bulletin board. Gibbons apparently took exception to the comments and challenged Hillenbrand to a fight. Hillenbrand declined and was designated for assignment that same day.

We last heard from Hillenbrand as a Major Leaguer in 2007 but he tried an Independent League comeback in 2008 with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League.

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