Former UCLA left-handed pitcher David Huff complete his rookie season with an 11-8 record for the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first former UCLA pitcher to record at least 11 wins in a major-league season since 2000, when left-hander Jim Parque went 13-6 for the Chicago White Sox.
Huff became the first rookie in the Cleveland Indians' organization to lead the pitching staff in wins since 2001, when CC Sabathia went 17-5 during his rookie campaign.
Huff, who starred in UCLA's rotation in 2006, led Cleveland with 11 wins and registered a 5.61 ERA in 23 starts after having been promoted from the Columbus Clippers (AAA) in May. The native of Huntington Beach, Calif., finished second on Cleveland in starts (23), third in innings pitched (128.1) and fourth in strikeouts (65).
Huff becomes just the fifth former UCLA pitcher to record 11 wins or more in a season. Huff's 11-8 campaign in 2009 marks the seventh time a former UCLA pitcher has logged 11 victories or more in a major-league season.