Shawn Hill (born April 28, 1981 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a Canadian baseball pitcher who plays for the Washington Nationals. He was part of Team Canada at the 2004 Summer Olympics who finished in fourth place.
Hill missed all of 2005 with Tommy John surgery and was on Canada's provisional roster for the 2006 World Baseball Classic, but he did not play. Hill returned to make a start for the Washington Nationals on May 27, 2006, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched seven innings, allowing one earned run and five hits, striking out three batters and walking two. Hill made his last start of 2006 on June 28 following an injury which cut short his season.
In 2007, Hill started the season as the #2 pitcher for the Nationals but emerged as the team's ace early on. In his first seven starts, he lasted six innings or more six times, and allowed two earned runs or less six times. On May 11, he threw five no-hit innings, then took himself out because of elbow soreness, ending up on the 15-day disabled list. He returned on August 14 in a start against the Phillies. He pitched 6 innings of one-hit ball, while striking out 7 and walking only one.
The Missing Ace; It Was Supposed to Be John Patterson. Then Shawn Hill. Then Patterson Again. but the Nationals Are Still Searching for a Top-of-the-Rotation Starter
Mar 27, 2008; Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jim Bowden stood behind the bullpen mounds at the Washington Nationals' training...