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Washington Nationals pitcher Shawn Hill pitches in the first inning against the Florida Marlins on May 11, 2007 at RFK Stadium in Washington. Hill had to leave the game with a sore elbow with a no-hitter through 5 innings. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)
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Shawn Richard Hill (born April 28, 1981 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a Canadian Major League Baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. He was part of Team Canada at the 2004 Summer Olympics, which finished in fourth place. He is married to the former Ashley Jenne of Melbourne, Florida. He and his wife reside in Viera, Florida in the off-season. Hill played high-school baseball at Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School in Milton, Ontario, Canada.

Hill was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 33rd round, 1,012nd overall, of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. He was drafted the next year by the Montreal Expos in the sixth round, 165th overall. In 82 minor league games, Hill has a 32-24 record. He has a 3.16 ERA in five minor league seasons, not including 2010. In 14 minor league at-bats, Hill has 4 hits, 1 double, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, and 4 runs. Hill participated in the 2003 All-Star Futures Game, playing for the World team.

Hill made his major-league debut on June 29, 2004 against the Philadelphia Phillies. Hill went 2⅔ innings, giving up 7 hits, 4 walks, and 8 earned runs in a 17-7 loss. On July 4, 2004, Hill was the winning pitcher in what was the final game between two Canadian Major League Baseball teams, as the Expos defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-4. Ironically, the game was played at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where 21 of Montreal's home games were played in 2004. His final start of 2004 came on July 9, in which he pitched only 1⅓ innings, giving up 7 hits and 7 earned runs in an 11-0 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Overall, Hill finished the season with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 16.00.

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