Liam Hendriks, a reduction pitcher for the MLB’s Chicago White Sox, received the American League Comeback Participant of the Yr Award after returning to baseball following a most cancers prognosis, MLB.com reported.
Liam Hendriks has been named the recipient of the 2023 American League Comeback Participant of the Yr Award. Congratulations, Liam! pic.twitter.com/5tIt7h6k3h
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) November 28, 2023
Hendriks, who made his triumphant return to the mound in Could, was recognized with Stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in December 2022, per MLB.com.
The three-time all-star apparently threw bullpen classes in between rounds of chemotherapy and medical doctors proclaimed his most cancers was in remission by April. “He would basically have chemo on Monday and immunotherapy after which on Tuesday, he would have chemo solely. On Wednesday and Thursday, he would sleep the vast majority of the day after which on Friday, he would stand up and go to the sector,” his spouse Kristi informed MLB.com. “It was his motivating issue to stand up once more, to really feel actually good, to really feel like he’s doing one thing regular,” she famous.
His supercharged post-cancer debut was a spotlight of the 2023 season for the in any other case lackluster White Sox, although the 34-year-old appeared in solely 5 video games earlier than an elbow damage required him to get season ending Tommy John surgical procedure. (RELATED: Ichiro Suzuki Throws Shutout In opposition to Excessive Faculty Women
Nonetheless, the Australian-born hurler’s inspiring comeback reminds us all that with an iron will and uncooked willpower, there aren’t any challenges we can not face.
Hendriks contract ended following the 2023 season however he hopes to discover a new workforce and pitch once more in 2024. I do know I’ll be rooting for him.