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Eric Gagne MLB Career Stats

402 33-26 3.47 643.2 718 1.16

Eric Gagne Bio

  • Full Name: Eric Serge Gagne
  • Nickname: Game Over
  • Born: 1/7/1976 in Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Draft: 1994, Chicago White Sox, 30th rd. (845th overall)
  • High School: Polyvalente Edouard Montpetit, Longueuil, QC
  • Debut: 9/7/1999
  • Last Game: 9/25/2008
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MLB Career Stats 33 26 3.47 402 48 187 643.2 718 1.16


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Eric Gagne Stats

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Eric Gagne Advanced Stats

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Eric Gagne Statcast Events


Eric Gagne Awards

NL Cy Young

Year Team League
2003 Los Angeles NL

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2007 Boston AL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2002 Los Angeles NL
2003 Los Angeles NL
2004 Los Angeles NL

NL Relief Man Award

Year Team League
2003 Los Angeles NL
2004 Los Angeles NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/10/2003 Los Angeles NL

MLB Players Choice NL Outstanding Pitcher

Year Team League
2003 Los Angeles NL

MLBPAA Dodgers Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2006 LA Dodgers NL

Brewers Michael Harrison Award

Year Team League
2008 Milwaukee NL

TEX Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
1999 San Antonio TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
1999 San Antonio TEX

Eric Gagne Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2002 52 2nd in NL
2003 55 1st in NL
2004 45 3rd in NL
2005 8 23rd in NL
2007 16 13th in AL
2008 10 19th in NL


Season G Rank
2002 77 8th in NL
2003 77 9th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2001 24 23rd in NL

Eric Gagne Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 21, 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers released RHP Eric Gagne.
February 21, 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent RHP Eric Gagne to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Eric Serge Gagne Bio Info

Eric Serge Gagné...he and his wife, Valerie, have two daughters, Faye (11/11/00) and Bluu (12/5/05) and two sons, Maddox (1/5/04) and Harley (8/27/08)...graduated from Polyvalente Edouard Montpetit High School in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the same high school that Dodger catcher Russell Martin attended...pitched for Canadian National team in 1995...played baseball for one season at Seminole State Junior College (OK), during which time he learned the English language...grew up near Montreal's Olympic Stadium and attended Expos' games as a youngster...took part in the inaugural Dodger Caravan on Jan. 24, 2005 and again on Feb. 8, 2006... has helped raise $47,500 for the UCLA Children's Hospital Cancer Research Foundation, as Farmer John made a donation for each of his saves in 2003-04...participated in Dodgers' 'Dash' for National Hunger Awareness Day in 2004 and 2005, taking part in a shopping spree at a local Albertson's market, helping to raise $50,000 for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank...took part in the Dodgers Dream Foundation charity golf tournament in 2003, 2004 and 2005...visited the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club on Aug. 24, 2005 to kick off the "RAC" Room Program in which the Dodgers and Rent-A-Center refurbished the club...hosted the Eric Gagné Bowling Extravaganza in 2005 and 2006...given a Humanitarian Award at the 6th Annual L.A. Sports Fans Choice Awards in January 2006... was honored with the Youth Choice Award by Reviving Baseball in Innercities (RBI) during its annual dinner in February 2006... originally signed by Dodger scout Claude Pelletier. 2009 Did not pitch in the Major Leagues for the first time since 1998...Pitched for the Quebec Capitals of the independent Can-Am League, appearing exclusively as a starter...Acted a mentor and coach for the Capitals...Went 6-6 with a 4.65 ERA (53 ER/102.2 IP) in 17 starts...struck out 64 batters and fired two complete games and one shutout. 2007 One of the most dominant closers in the major leagues for the first half of the season, Gagne was acquired by the Red Sox from the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trade deadline...Went 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA and 16 saves in 34 appearances with the Rangers, converting 16 of 17 save opportunities for a 94.1% success rate that ranked as 4th best in the majors at the time of the trade...Had the 8th lowest ERA among A.L. relievers while holding opponents to a .192 batting average, 10th best in the league...However, went on to post a 6.75 ERA (14 ER/18.2 IP) in 20 appearances for the Red Sox, allowing runs in 7 of the 20 contests...Overall between the 2 clubs, compiled a 5.91 ERA (21 ER/32.0 IP) in his final 33 games beginning June 24 after posting a 0.45 ERA (1 ER/20.0 IP) in his first 21 games of the season...Worked 4.2 scoreless innings in his final 5 games and posted a 2.84 ERA (4 ER/12.2 IP) in his last 13 outings. 2006 Was listed on the Dodgers Opening Day roster, but did not pitch and was placed on the disabled list April 6 while still recovering from right elbow surgery he underwent in 2005...Threw a perfect inning with two strikeouts in a rehab appearance with Las Vegas on May 26...threw 1.0 scoreless inning with Las Vegas on May 29...Activated from the DL on May 30 and immediately began serving a two-game suspension stemming from 2005...Made his 2006 debut on June 2 vs. Philadelphia, tossing a scoreless inning with one strikeout...Picked up his first save in nearly one year by striking out two in a perfect inning against the Mets on June marked his 19th consecutive converted save since Aug. 28, 2004, a streak that remains intact...After just two outings, was placed back on the DL with right elbow inflammation on June 13...Underwent successful season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back on July 8...Was the Dodgers' nominee for MLB's Roberto Clemente Award...Hosted his second annual Bowling Extravaganza to benefit the Dodgers Dream Foundation on May 8. 2005 Was limited to just 14 games due to two stints on the disabled list (April 1-May 14 and June 13-end of the season) with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow ... Underwent season-ending surgery to repair the ligament on June 24...the procedure was performed by Dr. Frank Jobe and Dr. Ralph Gambardella ... Posted a 1-0 record, a 2.70 ERA and converted all eight of his save opportunities, giving him 160 saves in 166 career save chances (96.4 percent) ... Extended streak to 18 consecutive converted save opportunities, dating back to Aug. 28, 2004 ... In 13.1 innings of work, allowed 10 hits and three walks while striking out 22 batters...retired the last 14 ... consecutive batters faced and 16 of last 17 ... Began the season on the disabled list and had three dominating rehabilitation assignments at Triple-A Las Vegas in which he retired all 12 batters he faced...returned to active roster on May 14, having missed the season's first 35 games ... Held righties to a .185 average (5-for-27) with 11 strikeouts...went 1-0 with five saves and 2.45 ERA at home ... Made first appearance of campaign on May 14 vs. Atlanta, pitching 1.0 inning and allowing back-to-back home runs to Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones, the first two batters he faced ... Notched his first save on May 26 in a 6-4 win at San Francisco...came back the following night at Arizona and picked up the save by retiring the side in order ... In what would be his final appearance of the season, struck out two of three batters he faced on June 12 vs. Minnesota to collect his eighth save in a 4-3 Dodger victory, giving him a perfect 10 saves in 10 career save chances against American League Central Division teams ... Pitched in four Spring Training games, going 1-0 and allowing one hit and a walk with six strikeouts in 4.0 innings. 2004 Completed his third season as the Dodger closer with another dominating campaign, finishing seventh in National League Cy Young Award voting...was named the top closer in baseball by USA Today Sports Weekly...appeared in 70 games and was 7-3 with a 2.19 ERA, converting 45 of 47 save 82.1 innings, gave up just 53 hits and 22 walks while striking out 114 batters...entered the season having converted a Major League-record 63 consecutive saves and extended that mark to 84 before suffering first blown save in nearly two years...during the streak, had a 0.82 ERA, allowing eight earned runs, 43 hits and 19 walks with 141 strikeouts in 87.2 innings...brought career saves total to 152 (in 158 chances), becoming the franchise's all-time leader...the 152 saves are most ever by a pitcher from Canada...set big league record for saves over a three-year period, eclipsing mark of 142, set by Dennis Eckersley (1990-92)...became third MLB pitcher to notch 45 or more saves in three seasons and the only one to do it in consecutive campaigns... won NL's Rolaids Relief Man competition for the second consecutive seasons with 142 points...was the MLB Rolaids leader in September with 31 points as he went 2-0 and 9-for-9 in save chances...also led MLB in the competition in July by earning 35 points after going 1-0 with 11 saves...his seven wins were a career high...topped big league relievers with a .957 save percentage...his career .962 save percentage is a MLB record...ranked third in NL in saves...opponents batted .181 (53-for-293), the third-lowest mark among NL relievers... his 2.19 ERA was sixth among NL relievers...stranded all 18 inherited runners...of his 45 saves, 21 came against NL West, including seven vs. the Giants...was 23-for-23 in save chances on the road...over final 15 outings of season, was 3-0 with 10 saves...until surrendering a two-run homer to the Giants' Barry Bonds on April 16, had pitched 22.2 consecutive scoreless innings, dating back to the 2003 season... closed out 2003 by hurling 18.1 consecutive scoreless innings...struck out the side on May 1 vs. Montreal for his 70th consecutive converted save...notched saves in four consecutive games from June 15-18 and saved five of six games during the June 15-20 homestand...tossed a scoreless ninth on June 18 vs. New York Yankees for his 80th consecutive converted save...entered June 20 game vs.Yankees with 5-3 lead, one on and two outs and struck out Alex Rodriguez swinging to end inning and proceeded to earn save No. 125 of career...from June 24-July 26, faced 55 consecutive batters without issuing a walk...on June 29 vs. San Francisco, pitched scoreless ninth to get 19th save of campaign and 126th career save, which set a new mark for a pitcher from Canada (John Hiller had the previous record)...pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning on July 3 at Anaheim to record 21st save of season and 84th consecutive save...saw his MLB-record saves streak come to an end on July 5 vs. Arizona when the Diamondbacks put together three straight one-out hits to tally a pair of runs and tie the game at 5-5...Chad Tracy's single through the hole on the right side scored Luis Gonzalez with the tying and streak-breaking run...came back the next night vs. Arizona to pitch a scoreless ninth and save the Dodgers' 4-1 was save No. 129 of his career, which tied Jeff Shaw's all-time franchise record...pitched 15.0 consecutive scoreless innings over 11 outings from July 6-Aug. 1, allowing six hits and two walks with 24 13 appearances from July 6-Aug. 4, was 2-0 with 11 saves and a 1.06 ERA (2 ER/17.0 IP)...struck out 10 of 11 batters faced, including the first eight in a row, during one stretch over three outings July 10, 15 and 17...became club's all-time saves leader in next appearance, on July 10 vs. Houston, as he retired all six batters faced, including final three on strikeouts...recorded 24th save on July 15 at Arizona after entering with one on and two outs in eighth and proceeded to strike out all four batters faced, extending strikeout streak to seven consecutive batters...hurled 3.0 shutout innings on Aug. 1 at San Diego and picked up fourth win when Robin Ventura hit gamewinning homer in top of was longest relief outing since career-high 3.1 innings on May 14, 2000 at St. Louis...suffered second blown save of season and sixth of career on Aug. 18 vs. Florida when he entered ninth with 4- 2 lead and surrendered four runs...picked up 40th save and third save in three days on Sept. 11 vs. St. Louis as he retired side in order to preserve 6-5 win...on Sept. 17 at Colorado, hurled 2.0 shutout innings and had six strikeouts, his career high as a reliever, to collect career-high seventh win in Dodgers' 8-6 10-inning victory...on Sept. 26 at San Francisco, collected save No. 45 by pitching 2.0 shutout innings, striking out was the fifth 2.0-inning save of his career and fourth of season...appeared in two games in the National League Division Series against St. Louis, pitching 3.0 innings and allowing just one hit and no runs while striking out three. 2003 In addition to capturing his first National League Cy Young Award, was named National League Pitcher of the Year by USA Today Sports Weekly and finished fifth in the MVP voting done by that publication...also earned National League Pitcher of the Year and Reliever of the Year honors from The Sporting News...earned the Hilton Smith Legacy Award by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which honors the National League's Best Relief Pitcher...took home the award for Most Outstanding Pitcher in the National League in the Players Choice Awards, a poll conducted by the Major League Baseball Players Association...was also one of three finalists for Player of the Year, which included both leagues...was named as one of 12 finalists for Pitcher of the Year in both leagues by named as the Top Canadian Male Athlete in all of professional sports by the Toronto Globe and Mail...earned the Tip O'Neill Award for the second straight season, presented annually by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to baseball's highest ideals...named Co-MVP in the National League in the Los Angeles Sports Fans Choice 77 appearances, was 2-3 with a 1.20 ERA, which was second to Smoltz (1.12) among NL relievers...his 1.20 ERA was the lowest ever among Major League pitchers with 75 or more appearances in a single season...allowed just 37 hits and 20 walks while striking out 137 in 82.1 innings...appeared in second consecutive All-Star Game...led the Major Leagues with 55 saves, which tied the single-season National League record, set by Atlanta's John Smoltz in 2002, and ranked second only to Bobby Thigpen's 57 for the Chicago White Sox in 1990...converted all 55 save opportunities and set an MLB mark for consecutive saves with 63, dating back to Aug. 28, 2002, breaking the previous record of 54 set by Boston's Tom Gordon (1998-99)...the 55 consecutive converted saves are a Major League mark for consecutive saves to start a season and consecutive saves during a season...broke the Major League record by averaging 14.98 strikeouts per 9.0 innings, eclipsing the previous mark set by Billy Wagner in 1999 (14.95)...tied Rolaids points record for August with 35 (one win, MLB-best 11 saves)...also won monthly Rolaids award in May when he had 11 saves to tie Wagner for most in Majors...was second in Majors with 10 saves in his 55 save situations, had a 0.32 ERA, giving up only two runs, 21 hits and 10 walks with 98 strikeouts in 57.0 innings...entered in save situations with a one-run lead 24 times, a two-run lead 11 times, a three-run lead 18 times and a four-run lead twice...recorded saves in six successive games from May 16-22, joining Rod Beck (1998 Cubs) as the only Major League pitchers to accomplish that feat...during the stretch, struck out the side three games in a row, retired the side in order five times and allowed just an infield hit while striking out 14 of 19 batters faced...topped MLB relievers with 137 strikeouts over 82.1 innings and they are the second-most ever by a Dodger reliever (Mike Marshall had 143 in 1974)...struck out at least one batter in 71 of 77 appearances...fanned two or more 51 times, three or more 14 times and four batters once...opponents hit .133 (37-for- 279), lowest mark in the Majors...held opponents to a .121 batting average with runners on base, also the lowest mark in the big leagues...on 40 occasions, he retired all the batters he faced and in 13 of those appearances, he struck out each of the hitters...averaged just 6.6 baserunners per nine innings, also the lowest mark in the big leagues...posted the best ratio of batters faced per inning pitched (3.72) since 1950, surpassing the previous best (3.74) held by Baltimore's Dick Hall in 1964...struck out 100 more batters (137) than hits allowed (37), the largest differential for a relief pitcher in baseball history...had the ninth-lowest opponent batting average with runners in scoring position (.118) in Major League Baseball...tied for ninth in the National League with 77 appearances...stranded all 10 runners he inherited...from July 4 through the end of the season, gave up just one run in 40.1 innings over 37 appearances (0.22 ERA)...did not allow a run in first 15.1 innings of the season and gave up just one run in first 18.2 innings...retired 15 straight batters from April 6-13...struck out 10 straight batters from May 17-21...retired side in order to notch saves in three successive games vs. Florida on May 16-18...earned save in MLB-record-tying sixth successive game on May 22 when he retired side in order vs. Colorado...retired 24 straight batters, 13 on strikeouts, from May 31-June 13...retired side in order in seven straight outings June 1-12...posted saves in 10 straight appearances from June 5-21 including four straight games June 10-13...over 19 outings from July 4-Aug. 17 hurled 21.0 consecutive scoreless innings, a season high for a Dodger reliever... during the stretch, collected 12 saves and allowed just four hits and five walks with 34 strikeouts...posted 30th save with 1.0 scoreless inning on July 5 (game 85) vs. Arizona...accomplished the feat in the Dodgers' 82nd game of the season, tying the Major League record he set in 2002...the record was also tied by Atlanta's John Smoltz in 2003...did not allow a hit in 10 straight appearances from July 27-Aug. 14, a span of 11.1 innings...retired 25 batters in a row, 13 on strikeouts, from July 27-Aug. 12...hurled 1.1 shutout innings on July 27 at Arizona for save No. 35...the save on Aug. 8 was his 39th which broke Jose Mesa's record of consecutive saves to start a season...earned saves in four straight games from Aug. 5- 8, retiring the side in order each time, to garner NL Pepsi Player of the Week honors for Aug. 4-10...struck out side on Aug. 14 at Florida to notch 40th save...he accomplished that feat in the team's 120th game, tying the franchise mark he set in 2002, which was the fifthfastest in big league that game, recorded his 100th strikeout of the season...struck out season-high four batters, gave up three hits and one run in 2.0 innings to record the win on Aug. 20 vs. it turned out that would be the last run he would give up in 2003...on Aug. 28 at Houston, recorded save No. 44 by retiring all four batters faced, but needed a big boost from center fielder Dave Roberts, who made a spectacular leaping catch to rob Lance Berkman of a go-ahead, two-run homer...retired all four batters faced on Sept. 2 vs. Houston to get his 47th save and 55th consecutive over two seasons to break Tom Gordon's all-time record...on Sept. 5 at Colorado, collected the 100th save of his career...recorded his 50th save at Arizona on Sept. 9 in team's 143rd game to tie Smoltz (2002) for the record of quickest to reach 50...on Sept. 18 vs. Arizona, notched only two-inning save of his career as he matched his franchise-record 52 saves...was aided by a great relay throw from Shawn Green to Alex Cora to Paul Lo Duca, which cut down potential tying run at the plate...set new franchise mark with 53rd save on Sept. 21 vs. San Francisco as he retired all four batters faced, three on strikeouts...recorded saves 54 and 55 in back-to-back nights at San Diego on Sept. 23 and 24...closed out campaign by pitching 18.1 consecutive scoreless innings over 16 outings, collecting 14 saves. 2002 Enjoyed record-breaking performance in first season as the Dodger closer...had 52 saves, which ranked second in the Major Leagues to Atlanta's John Smoltz (55) and also shattered the franchise single-season mark of 44 set by Todd Worrell in 1996...converted 52 of 56 save opportunities (93 percent) and was 26-for-27 in save chances at Dodger Stadium...had saves in back-to-back games 16 times and in three straight games four times...was runner- up to Smoltz (164 points) in Rolaids Relief Man competition with 159 points...pitched 1.0 inning in 2002 MLB All-Star Game in Milwaukee...became quickest pitcher in MLB history to reach both 20 saves (in team's 56th game) and 30 saves (in team's 82nd game)...his 114 whiffs were second among MLB relief pitchers (Houston's Octavio Dotel had 118 in 97.1 innings) and rank third alltime among Dodger relievers...led NL and ranked second in Majors by allowing just 8.0 baserunners per 9.0 innings (73 runners in 82.1 innings)...named as co-recipient, along with Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker, of the Tip O'Neill Award, presented by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame...among NL relievers, was third in lowest batting average against (.189) and fourth in ERA (1.97) a 28-inning stretch from May 4-July 3, did not issue a walk, a span of 99 batters...honored as the NL Pitcher of the Month for June when he was 11-for-11 in save opportunities, allowing one earned run (0.63 ERA), seven hits and no walks with 24 strikeouts in 14.1 innings over 13 outings...led NL relievers in September with 26 Rolaids Relief Man points (two wins, seven saves, one tough save)...after beginning season by pitching in three non-save situations, hurled a scoreless inning on April 7 vs. Colorado to notch first save of his professional a save on April 11 at San Francisco, escaping own one-out, two-on jam in the ninth by striking out Jeff Kent and retiring Reggie Sanders on a fly out...after the game, Manager Jim Tracy named him as the team's sole closer...suffered his first blown save when Atlanta's Gary Sheffield hit a game-tying ninth-inning homer on May 7 at Atlanta...converted 20 straight save chances from May 8-July 1...entered the June 21 contest vs. Boston with two outs in the eighth and a onerun lead and struck out all four batters he faced...on July 1 at Arizona, retired the side in order to record his 30th save...on July 23 at San Diego, struck out the side to get his 35th save...Aug. 3 at Philadelphia, hurled 2.0 hitless and scoreless innings to earn his first win since Sept. 20, 2001...recorded 40th save by pitching a 1-2-3 inning on Aug. 14 at Montreal...on Aug. 24 vs. Atlanta, tossed scoreless ninth to record his 44th save and tie the franchise single-season record...broke the then-franchise single-season saves mark, recording No. 45 by striking out the side on Aug. 28 vs. Atlanta...earned saves No. 50 and 51 with scoreless ninths in back-to-back games on Sept. 21 and 22 at San Diego...struck out the side for the eighth time to get his third win on Sept. 25 vs. San Diego...tossed a scoreless ninth on Sept. 26 vs. San Diego for save No. 52...had a great spring, compiling a 0.47 ERA in nine exhibition games, allowing eight hits and three walks with 19 strikeouts in 19.0 innings. 2001 Went 6-7 with a 4.75 ERA (80 ER/151.2 IP) in 33 games (24 starts) during three stints with the Dodgers...was second on the team in starts and third in innings pitched...went 5-6 with a 4.92 ERA (75 ER/137.1 IP) in 24 starts and 1-1 with a 3.14 ERA (5 ER/14.1 IP) in nine relief outings...was on the Opening Day roster and started the Dodgers' second game of the season, a 3-2 loss vs. Randy Johnson and the Arizona Diamondbacks...won his first game of the season on April 19 at San Francisco, 10-1, allowing one run on six hits in a career-high 8.0 innings...struck out a career-high nine batters in a 6-5 Dodger win on April 25 vs. Pittsburgh, but had no decision...lost 3-1 on May 17 in his hometown of Montreal, allowing solo home runs to Orlando Cabrera and Lee Stevens in the first inning and then shutting out the Expos the next five innings...slugged his first career home run, but matched a career-high with eight earned runs allowed, in 2.2 innings and had no decision in the Dodgers' 9-8, 10-inning win on June 3 at Houston...optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on June 12 and recalled on July 4...optioned back to Las Vegas on July 5 and recalled on July 15...matched a season and career-high by pitching 8.0 innings (3 ER) and picking up a win in the Dodgers' 6-4 victory in his next start on July 16 at Pittsburgh...was the starter and winner in the Dodgers' record-setting 22-7 victory at Colorado on July 21, allowing seven runs in 6.0 innings...was 3-0 with a 1.52 ERA in four starts for Las Vegas, striking out 31 batters and allowing just 15 hits in 23.2 innings while limiting opposing batters to a .195 batting average. 2000 Was 4-6 with a 5.15 ERA (58 ER/101.1 IP) in 20 games with the Dodgers...allowed three earned runs or less in 15 of his 20 appearances...had contract purchased from Triple-A Albuquerque on April 15...made his first career relief appearance on May 14 at St. Louis...had no decision as he allowed two runs in 3.1 innings in the Dodgers' 12-10 loss...picked up his first win of the season on June 6 at Texas as he pitched 6.1 scoreless innings in the Dodgers' 7-1 win...optioned to Albuquerque on June 13 and recalled again on June 27...optioned to Triple-A on July 28, recalled on Sept. 11 and arrived at Bank One Ballpark in Arizona two hours prior to game time only to find out he would be starting that night...allowed just one hit in 6.0 shutout innings to pick up the win in the Dodgers' 6-3 win against Arizona...was 3-0 with a 2.53 ERA (6 ER/21.1 IP) in his final four starts of the season...won his only start for the Dukes in the semifinals, defeating Memphis 5-2 on Sept. 7...Baseball America ranked him as the top new impact pitcher prior to the 2000 season. 1999 Went 1-1 with a 2.10 ERA in five games following Sept. 7 recall from Double-A San Antonio, where he won Texas League Pitcher of the Year honors after going 12-4 with a 2.63 ERA in 26 starts with 185 strikeouts in 167.2 innings for the Missions...was also selected as the Dodger organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year.....pitched 6.0 scoreless innings in Major League debut at Florida on Sept. 7...struck out eight, the most by a Dodger pitcher making his big league debut since Pedro Astacio fanned 10 in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Philadelphia on July 3, 1992...collected first Major League hit, a single, in the third inning...faced Marlins pitcher Ryan Dempster in rare matchup of two hurlers from Canada...marked first time two Canadian-born pitchers faced each other in a NL game since Reggie Cleveland (St. Louis) and Ferguson Jenkins (Chicago) met on July 28, 1973...Gagne and Dempster were roommates when they played for Team Canada in the 1993 Junior World Championships in Windsor, Ontario...held the Padres to one run on two hits in 7.0 innings on Sept. 22...faced 22 batters, one over the minimum...picked up first Major League victory on Oct. 1 in club's 5-1 win at Houston...held opposing batters to a .175 (18-for-103) average with Dodgers...led the Texas League in strikeouts, ranked second in ERA and third in victories while holding opposing batters to a .201 average...pitched 2.0 perfect innings in Double-A All-Star Game on July 14 in Mobile, AL. 1998 Went 9-7 with a 3.74 ERA in 25 starts for Single-A Vero Beach...struck out 144 batters in 139.2 innings and walked only 48...led Vero Beach in strikeouts and innings pitched and tied for the team lead in wins and games started...among Florida State League leaders, was third in opponents' batting average (.225), fourth in strikeouts, strikeouts per 9.0 innings (9.28) and runners per 9.0 innings (10.96) and tied for fourth in complete games (3)...among Dodger minor leaguers, ranked third in strikeouts, tied for fourth in wins and starts and seventh in innings his final seven starts of the season, he was 5-1 with a 1.63 ERA and fanned 65 batters in 49.0 innings, including 13 whiffs in his final start of the year. 1997 Missed the entire season recovering from "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow in April. 1996 Went 7-6 with a 3.28 ERA in 23 games, including 21 starts, for Single-A Savannah in his first professional campaign... struck out 131 batters in 115.1 innings...averaged 10.22 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...struck out 11 in a 3-0 win at Charleston on April 16...also whiffed a career-best 14 batters in a no-decision at Charleston on June 7...was 3-0 with a 1.31 ERA and 49 strikeouts in last nine starts.