Hal Erickson (baseball)

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Hal Erickson
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
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 4.73
Innings pitched 32⅓

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.

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