April 17, 1962 - Jim Hannan's major league debut

Jim Hannan Washington Senators 1965 CardIn a time when professional baseball players rarely went to college (fewer than 50% attended higher education), Notre Dame graduate Jim Hannan made his major league debut with the Washington Senators. The Senators claimed Hannan in 1962 from the Red Sox organization in the second expansion draft. The year prior in 1961, Hannan led the New York-Penn League with 254 strikeouts in 196 innings. He was initially a relief pitcher but then found his spot as a starter again. His best season was in 1968 when he posted a 10-6 record. 1971 would be his final season when he bounced around between the Tigers and Brewers to end his ten year career.

Jim Hannan also was a player representative and earned a Masters of Finance degree. He wrote his thesis on the Major League pension plan. Hannan currently is a member of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Board.

Jim Hannan

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Posted On: 2012-04-17 00:15:02 by IrishTrpt07
Edited On: 2012-06-07 14:45:27 by IrishTrpt07


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   Posted By: Tom Hannan at 2016-04-08 12:38:19[#1]
My family comes from New Brunswick, NJ. Just wondering if there ant connection? You seem to have the Hannan ears. Ha
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