Jimmy Haynes, pitcherCareer recordIs in his first season...

Up close with the Orioles

September 29, 1995|By Jamison Hensley

Jimmy Haynes, pitcher

Career record

Is in his first season with the Orioles. His 191 strikeouts last season with Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Rochester were the most by an Oriole farmhand since Ken Dixon struck out 240 in 1984 for Double-A Charlotte. Named Oriole Minor League Pitcher of the Year last season. Has averaged a strikeout per inning in his five-year professional career. Selected by the Orioles in the seventh round in the June 1991 draft.

Personal record

Born, grew up and still lives in LaGrange, Ga. Turned 23 on Sept. 5. Played baseball and basketball at Troup County (Ga.) Comprehensive High School. His team went to the Dixie Youth World Series in 1989. Hit a grand slam in his final high school game.

Favorite food


Favorite television show

Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Favorite movie

Forrest Gump

Favorite music

"I don't really listen to anything in particular. It's whatever is on the radio at that time."

Favorite superstition

"Running out on the field, I jump over both lines. I don't ever step in the middle."

Best advice from a coach

"Whatever the situation, don't ever lose your composure."

How he passes time on road trips

Playing Sega, specifically baseball games

First job

"When I got drafted. I never really had a job through high school. I was always busy playing sports. So this is really my first job."

Best moment

"Getting called up. We (Rochester) just lost in the playoffs. I was ready to go back home. Then management called me in and said I was being called up."

Most embarrassing moment

"I've walked off the field when there were only two outs. It's happened to me more than once and probably will happen again."

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