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Tommy Hanson

American baseball player

Thomas J. "Tommy" Hanson Jr.[1] (August 28, 1986 – November 9, 2015) was an American professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.[2] Hanson made his MLB debut with Atlanta that season, and played with the Braves through 2012. He pitched his final season in 2013 with the Angels, who had acquired him in a trade.

Tommy Hanson
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Hanson with the Atlanta Braves in 2009
Personal information
Born(1986-08-28)August 28, 1986
Tulsa, Oklahoma
DiedNovember 9, 2015(2015-11-09) (aged 29)
Atlanta, Georgia
Sport
PositionStarting pitcher

On November 9, 2015, Hanson was reported to be in a coma with "catastrophic organ failure."[3][4] He died at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta later that night at the age of 29.[5][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Rasmussen, Patty (September 2, 2009). "ChopTalk: Talking with Tommy Hanson". braves.com. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
  2. Ballew, Bill (December 15, 2008). "BaseballAmerica.com: Prospects: Rankings: Organization Top 10 Prospects: Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects". Baseballamerica.com. Retrieved December 26, 2008.
  3. Cwik, Chris (November 9, 2015). "Report: Former Braves starter Tommy Hanson in coma at Atlanta hospital". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  4. Short, D.J. (November 9, 2015). "UPDATE: Tommy Hanson in a coma at Atlanta-area hospital". NBC Sports. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  5. Bowman, Mark (November 10, 2015). "Former pitcher Hanson passes away at 29". MLB.com. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  6. Healy, John (November 10, 2015). "Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson dead at 29: report". New York Daily News. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  7. O'Brien, David (November 10, 2015). "Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson dead at 29". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved November 10, 2015.