*Kenneth Scott Rogers’ was born on November 10, 1964 in Savannah, Georgia. He is a left-handed pitcher for the Detroit Tigers.High SchoolBorn in Georgia, Kenny grew up in Dover, Florida. He graduated from Plant City High School in 1982. There, he played baseball only during his senior year, as a position player.*Minor Leagues’Kenny was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 39th round of the 1982 draft, and assigned to their farm team.
Kenny was converted into a pitcher, because of his arm strength, (and because he was left handed) and spent seven years in the minor leagues.
Major LeaguesKenny made his debut in 1989 for the Texas Rangers as a reliever. He became a starting pitcher for the club in 1993.
Kenny has traveled widely in his career. He played for the Texas Rangers from 1989–95, 2000–02, 2004–05, the New York Yankees from 1996–97, the Oakland Athletics in 1998–99, the New York Mets in 1999, the Minnesota Twins in 2003, and the Detroit Tigers from 2006 to date.
Career Highlights5x Gold Glove Award winner: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 4x All-Star selection: 1995, 2004, 2005, 2006 World Series champion: 1996All-time pickoff leader: 93
PersonalHe, his wife Rebecca Lewis, and children Jessie and Trevor Rogers live in Westlake, Texas during the off-season.