Kyle Hendricks ’12 Gets the Call to the Big Leagues

Read the full story, published by Dartmouth Athletics.  Kyle Hendricks ’12 is getting the call up from the minor leagues to join the 25-player roster of the Chicago Cubs. He is expected to make his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut as the Cubs’ starting pitcher on Thursday, July 10, in Cincinnati in the final game of a five-game series against the Reds, with the first pitch scheduled for 12:35 p.m. (EDT).

A right-hander out of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Hendricks helped Dartmouth win three Rolfe Division titles and a pair of Ivy League crowns in his three years playing for the Big Green. The Texas Rangers drafted him in the eighth round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

This season, Hendricks was pitching in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League (PCL) for the Iowa Cubs, the top farm club for Chicago. Hendricks, recently named to the PCL All-Star Team, was the Chicago Cubs’ 2013 Minor League Pitcher of the Year. In Hendricks’ four minor league seasons, he has a 31-19 record and a 2.69 ERA in over 450 innings on the mound.

Hendricks will be the 30th Big Green alumnus to play in the big leagues and second in the past two seasons, joining the Miami Marlins’ Ed Lucas ’04, who made his MLB debut on May 30, 2013. Other notable Dartmouth alums to the major leagues are current Detroit Tigers manager Brad Aumus ’91, Mark Johnson ’90, Mike Remlinger ’88, Jim Beattie ’76, Pete Broberg ’72 and former Dartmouth athletics director and New York Yankee four-time All-Star third baseman Red Rolfe ’31.

In the 2012 video below, Hendricks speaks with Jess Chen '12, a former Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs' Whitney Campbell intern, before leaving for spring training with the Texas Rangers.