Hal Erickson (baseball)
July 17, 1919|
|Died: February 14, 2008
|April 14, 1953, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 10, 1953, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||4.73|
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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