Russ Swan

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Russ Swan
Born: (1964-01-03)January 3, 1964
Fremont, California
Died: April 26, 2006(2006-04-26) (aged 42)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 3, 1989, for the San Francisco Giants
Last appearance
April 30, 1994, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 14–22
Earned run average 4.83
Strikeouts 108
Walks 124
Saves 11
Games pitched 168

Russell Howard Swan (January 3, 1964 – April 26, 2006) was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1989 through 1994 for the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians.[1]

Listed at 6' 4", 210 lb., Swan was a southpaw reliever usually used in the set-up role, although occasionally would be called upon to work as a closer during the 1991 and 1992 campaigns. He was selected by the Giants in the ninth round of the 1986 MLB draft.[1]

On June 9, 1990, Swan took a no-hitter into the eighth inning while starting a game for Seattle against the Detroit Tigers.[2]

Following his playing retirement, Swan worked as a pitching coach at Washington State University and for the Colorado Rockies organization.[3]

On April 17, 2006, Swan was found unconscious after a fall in a stairwell in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He had been found without a wallet or any identification. Swan died nine days later at a hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 42.[4]


  1. ^ a b Player profile. Historic Baseball. Retrieved on May 26, 2016.
  2. ^ 1990 Game Logs. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on May 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Coaching career. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on May 26, 2016.
  4. ^ Former MLB pitcher Swan dies at 42 after fall

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