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Hal Erickson (baseball)

Hal Erickson
Pitcher
Born: (1919-07-17)July 17, 1919
Portland, Oregon
Died: February 14, 2008(2008-02-14) (aged 88)
Ogden, Utah
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1953 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
July 10, 1953 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 0–1
Earned run average 4.73
Innings pitched 32⅓
Teams

Harold James Erickson (July 17, 1919 – February 14, 2008) was a relief pitcher who played briefly for the Detroit Tigers during the 1953 season. Listed at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), 230 lb., he batted and threw right-handed.

A native of Portland, Oregon, Erickson was a star pitcher with the 1950 Quebec Braves of the Can-Am League, posting a 20–4 record and leading the league in earned run average, strikeouts, and complete games.

Erickson was a 33-year-old rookie when he entered the majors with Detroit in 1953. In 18 relief appearances, he posted a 0–1 record with a 4.73 ERA and one save, giving up 23 runs (17 unearned) on 43 hits and 10 walks while striking out 19 in 32 ⅓ innings of work.

Erickson died in Ogden, Utah, at the age of 88.

See also

External links

  • Baseball Reference
  • BR Bullpen
  • Retrosheet



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