Chicago White Sox pitcher Liam Hendricks (34) has returned from a battle with cancer.
On the 6th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, reported the news of Hendricks. Hendricks, who was cured of cancer, took the mound in the seventh inning against Triple-A Charlotte and finished pitching with three out counts. On this day, Hendricks’ highest speed of fastball was 93.2 miles (149.9 km).
Hendricks was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma last winter. He said on his SNS, “I was also shocked. But I accepted it as if I had overcome obstacles in life and decided to overcome them again. I will receive treatment and return to the mound as soon as possible.”
Hendricks, who underwent chemotherapy and bullpen pitching. He showed a rapid recovery, and on the 22nd of last month, the news of a complete recovery was announced. He has continued to train pitching, and has been pitching to the bullpen on good days. Hendricks, who burned his indomitable will, stood on the mound again like that.
After 214 days in the game, Hendricks said, “It’s really moving. I was happy to finish the inning with three outs. It’s not the number of pitches that’s hard for me. I think I know what to do now. Watch what happens with the White Sox.” I look forward to seeing you,” he said.안전놀이터
Born in Australia, Hendricks made his debut with the Minnesota Twins in 2011 and built a big league career with the Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics. He transferred to the White Sox in 2021, and went 8-3 with 38 saves and a 2.54 earned run average in 69 games that year. He established himself as the league’s leading finishing pitcher, ranking first in saves in the American League.
Hendricks recorded 31 wins, 34 losses, 42 holds, and 115 saves in 471 big league games, and has a splendid career, including three All-Star selections, two Mariano Rivera Awards, and one American League Save Champion. Hendricks aims to return to the big leagues after improving his condition in the minor leagues.