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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Andy Van Hekken is a Hall of Famer

Photo Courtesy of the Oklahoma City RedHawks.

Thanks to @5runrally for the heads up on this story.

Andy Van Hekken, who spent 2008-2011 in the Astros' farm system, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the West Michigan Whitecaps on January 23.   Van Hekken, 33, grew up in Holland, Michigan and played for West Michigan in 2000 going 16-6 with a 2.45 ERA. 

Since making his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers in September 2002, Van Hekken has played for various affiliated and independent minor league teams.  He spent 2012 with the Nexen Heroes of Seoul, Korea and is preparing to pitch for them again in 2013.

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