Happy Birthday – Clay Hensley
Here are some Giants Gems for Clay Hensley’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Clay!
- Graduated from Pearland High School (TX) and went on to attend Lamar College in nearby Beaumont, TX…set a single-season school record with 127 strikeouts in 100.0 innings for Lamar in 2002, going 8-6 with a 2.97 ERA.
- Established a school single-game record with 15 strike- outs against Nicholls State on May 11…during Southland Conference championship, set a new Lamar and SLC Tournament single-game record by striking out 17 Texas- Arlington batters…earned tournament MVP honors.
- Former Giants farmhand rejoins organization after signing one year deal in January…has had up and down career in Majors as he has gone 24-29 with 7 saves and 3.94 ERA (204er, 466.1ip) as starter (49 games) and reliever (162 games) for San Diego (2005-08) and Florida (2010-11).
- Surrendered Barry Bonds’ 755th home run to tie Hank Aaron’s all-time record on July 25, 2007.
- Was originally drafted by Giants in 8th round of 2002 First Year-Player Draft…was then traded to San Diego along with pitcher R.D. Spiehs in exchange for pitcher Matt Herges on July, 13, 2003.