Hanson in perspective

Already an ace:

Hanson has made five major league starts and gone 4-0 with an 0.78 ERA in the past four, after giving up six earned runs in his debut against Milwaukee.

He hasn’t allowed a run since the third inning of his second start at Baltimore on June 12, and has given up 9 hits in 17-1/3 scoreless innings in his past three starts — one at Cincinnati’s hitter-friendly park, and two against the American League East superpowers.

Looks like Tommy is on his way to joining Alvin Dark, Sam Jethroe, Earl Williams, Bob Horner, David Justice and Rafael Furcal as Braves named Rookie of the Year.

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4 Comments on Hanson in perspective

  1. Tokyokie // June 29, 2009 at 1:17 am //

    Which would make him the first Braves pitcher to win the award, but the second Okie. Hope he has a longer career than Jethroe, a better career than Williams, doesn’t gain his geatest acclaim as a manager like Dark, is healthier than Horner, isn’t traded away for junk like Justice or allowed to walk as a free agent like Furcal.

  2. PepeFreeUs // June 29, 2009 at 3:15 am //

    I just said the same thing, today. Like Horns and David J., he’ll do it despite missing signifigant time early in the season. (David was a part timer in ’90, only playing regularly after Dale’s departure, and Bob joined the club straight outta ASU after the June draft and promptly went nuts.)

    I agree with Joe: Chipper should be on this list, too.

    To be fair to Sam, he was in his early 30’s when he got to the team and wasn’t treated very well. His first two seasons were excellent by any measure, even more so when that pressure is taken into account.

  3. Tokyokie // June 29, 2009 at 8:30 am //

    Oh, I realize that Sam Jethroe reached the majors late because he was coming from the Negro League, but still, he only played in 442 games in his career, three seasons basically. I hope Tommy lasts a lot longer than that.

  4. PepeFreeUs // June 29, 2009 at 5:48 pm //

    I’m pretty confident that he will.

    Earl Williams is the real puzzler in that group, to me.

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