2021 WHITE SOX PLAYER REVIEW: LIAM HENDRIKS

My alphabetical review of the 2021 White Sox continues with a look at LIAM HENDRIKS:

*His 38 saves in 2021 are tied for sixth on the Sox single-season list and the most ever by a pitcher in his first year with the club

*Hendriks averaged 14.32 strikeouts per nine innings in 2021, which was the highest output by any pitcher in Sox history with at least 70 innings and the 14th highest mark overall

*Hendriks led the American League with 38 saves for the 2021 Sox. He became the first Sox pitcher to do that since Bobby Thigpen posted an MLB-record 57 saves in 1990.

*The only other Sox to lead the A.L. in saves in the save era (since 1969) are Terry Forster (1974) and Goose Gossage (1975).

*White Sox relievers to poll Cy Yoing votes: Hendriks 8th in 2021; Keith Foulke 10th in 1999; Roberto Hernandez 6th in 1996; Thigpen 4th in 1990; Gossage 6th in 1975

*Hendriks was named American League Reliever of the Month for Sept./Oct. He is the only Sox pitcher to win the award (he also won it in May)

*Hendriks was the first Sox pitcher to earn an All-Star Game save since Virgil Trucks in 1954 (1st since the save became an official stat since 1969)

*NEXT: Cesar Hernandez

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