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Jon Henry got on pro roll, made AAA: Baseball Profiles

Jon Henry 1990 Elizabethton Twins card

Elizabethton Twins starter Jon Henry went on a hot streak in July 1990, The Johnson City Press wrote.

Henry went 20-straight innings without giving up a run, The Press wrote.

"I'm starting to feel like I did in college," Henry told The Press then. "I'm getting on a roll and I don't want it to end."

Henry went on from there to see time in seven pro seasons. He topped out at AAA.

Henry's career began that year in 1990, taken by the Twins in the 15th round of the draft out of the University of Central Florida.

Henry started with the Twins at rookie Elizabethton. He saw 14 outings, 13 starts. He went 7-2, with an overall 3.61 ERA.

In another July 1990 game, Henry took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and picked up the three-hit win, The Press wrote.

"I lost (the no-hitter), but I still finished strong," Henry told The Press. "Mainly tonight I was trying to throw inside a lot, and I relied on my fastball."

Henry moved to high-A Visalia for 1991. He went 8-13, with a 4.48 ERA. He then moved to AA Orlando for 1992, where he went 10-9, with a 4.12 ERA.

Henry played 1993 between AA Nashville and AAA Portland. He went 6-5, with a 5.70 ERA over 26 outings, 13 starts at Portland

He split 1994 again between AA and AAA, Nashville and Salt Lake. In on July outing for Nashville, Henry went seven innings, giving up one run.

"I didn't try to mess around," Henry told The Orlando Sentinel. "I went after guys and used a sinking fastball and let my defense take care of the rest."

Henry returned to Salt Lake for three outings in 1995, then saw 10 final outings with independent Aberdeen in 1996 to end his career.

Jon Henry 1990 Elizabethton Twins card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,394
Made the Majors:1,415-32.2
Never Made Majors:2,979-67.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:576
10+ Seasons in the Minors:354

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