Ryan Hancock

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Ryan Hancock
Relief pitcher
Born: (1971-11-11) November 11, 1971 (age 46)
Santa Clara, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 8, 1996, for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
July 18, 1996, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 4-1
Strikeouts 11
Earned run average 7.48

Ryan Lee Hancock (born November 11, 1971) is a retired professional baseball player who played 1 season for the California Angels of Major League Baseball. On June 9, 1996, he was one of two American League pitchers to get a hit during the 1996 season. The other AL pitcher to get a hit that year was Roger Clemens on May 23. He was drafted by the Angels right out of high school but turned it down so he could play both football and baseball for Brigham Young University. At BYU, he was a 3rd string quarterback who ended up getting his chance to play after the starter and 2nd string were injuries early on in the season. After he suffered a devastating ACL injury in the last game of the regular season, Ryan focused solely on baseball. After his sophomore year, he was drafted by the Anaheim Angels once again. Ryan played in the Minor leagues until his first Major League game on June 8, 1996. Ryan was offered to play in Japan with the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, so he took their offer and played in Japan for one season. After that he retired to spend more time with his wife, Cori, and his newly born daughter, Jordyn.