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Erik Brian Hanson

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[edit] Biographical Information

Erik Hanson was signed as a 2nd round pick in the 1986 amateur draft by the Seattle Mariners and scout S.E. "Rip" Tutor. He pitched for Team USA in the 1985 Intercontinental Cup; despite a staff featuring Hanson, Jack McDowell and Kevin Brown, the USA only went 2-5.

Hanson was the first righthander in Mariners' history to strike out 200 or more batters in a season (left-hander Mark Langston had reached that plateau before him).

He threw a fastball, curveball and change-up.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • AL All-Star (1995)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1990 & 1995)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1990, 1993 & 1996)
  • 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 (1990)

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