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Dustin Michael Hermanson

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Dustin Hermanson pitched 12 seasons in the major leagues, appearing both as a starter and as a reliever. As a starter, he was seventh in ERA in the National League with the Montreal Expos in 1998, while as a reliever he had 34 saves for the Chicago White Sox in 2005, a team that went on to win the 2005 World Series. In his major league career, Hermanson had 73 victories to go along with 56 saves.

In 1994, he was the first Kent State University player selected in the 1st round of the amateur draft the since Thurman Munson in 1968. Dustin won more games than any other member of that draft's first round, a class whose members included Scott Elarton, Jaret Wright and Paul Wilson.

He was a member of Team USA in the 1993 Intercontinental Cup. As the US closer, he had two saves in four games, allowing one hit and two walks in 3 2/3 shutout innings while fanning three. He led the tournament in saves. The US won a Silver Medal though Hermanson did not pitch in either the semifinal or Gold Medal Game.

Through 2008, there has been no other major league player with the last name Hermanson, although contemporary Chad Hermansen had a very similar last name.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1999)
  • 30 Saves Seasons: 1 (2005)
  • Won a World Series with the Chicago White Sox in 2005

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