Don Heinkel
Heinkel with the Nashville Sounds in 1986
Born: (1959-10-20) October 20, 1959 (age 64)
Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 7, 1988, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
May 18, 1989, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record1–1
Earned run average4.74

Donald Elliott Heinkel (born October 20, 1959) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He played during two seasons at the Major League level for the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. Heinkel notched his lone major league save on April 29, 1988. He went 2 scoreless innings to preserve a 9–6 victory over the Mariners.[1] He was drafted by the Tigers in the 30th round of the 1982 amateur draft. Heinkel played his first professional season with their Rookie league Bristol Tigers, Class A-Advanced Lakeland Tigers, and Double-A Birmingham Barons in 1982, and his last with the San Diego Padres' Double-A Wichita Wranglers in 1993.

Heinkel now[when?] resides in Alabama with his wife and 11 children. He practices medicine in the Muscle Shoals, Alabama area.[citation needed][2]


  1. ^ "Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Box Score, April 29, 1988".
  2. ^ "Healthgrades". Healthgrades.