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Erik Kristian Hiljus
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 230 lb.
- High School Canyon High School (Santa Clarita)
- Debut September 10, 1999
- Final Game May 29, 2002
- Born December 25, 1972 in Panorama City, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Erik Hiljus pitched 12 seasons in the minor leagues and four in the major leagues. He was a starter from 1991 to 1996 with the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals organizations, and then a reliever with the Detroit Tigers organization from 1998-2000. When he joined the Oakland Athletics organization in 2001, he became a starter again.
He went 5-0 with the 2001 Oakland Athletics and appeared in post-season play with them.
He missed 1997 due to an injury.
In 1996 he spent time in Australia pitching for the Melbourne Monarchs.