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Kyle Hendricks

Pitcher | Chicago Cubs

Undergraduate Degree: Dartmouth College, '12

Fun fact: He throws and bats right-handed.

Kyle Hendricks grew up in San Juan Capistrano, California, and later attended Capistrano Valley High School. His father, John, is a golf pro; his mother, Ann Marie, is a medical-management consultant. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from Dartmouth College in 2012. Hendricks is nicknamed "The Professor" by his teammates and fans. The nickname is not only a reference to Hendricks' Ivy League education, but also an homage to Greg Maddux, who also sported the same nickname. 

Hendricks began his baseball career with the Texas Rangers in 2011 and made his Major League Baseball debut with the Chicago Cubs on July 10, 2014 against the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs won the 2016 World Series over the Cleveland Indians, with Hendricks as the starting pitcher in Games 3 and 7, giving them their first title in 108 years.