Jim Hannan

Notre Dame graduate Hannan’s 254 strikeouts (in only 196 innings) in his first pro season led the New York-Penn League in 1961, but he was always plagued by control problems. Taken from the Red Sox organization by the Senators in the second expansion draft, his best year was 1968, when he went 10-6 for the 65-96 Washington team. The lifetime .091 hitter struck out in 13 consecutive at-bats in 1968, an AL record. Hannan was a player representative, and his master’s thesis on the Major League pension plan was used by Marvin Miller to acquaint himself with baseball’s benefit system. Hannan became a stockbroker in the Washington area.