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Ronald Lavern Hansen (born April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). There are 270 days remaining. Events 1242 - During a battle on the ice of Chudskoye Lake, Russian forces rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights. 1614 - In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries... April 5, 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-May January 3 - The March of Dimes is established by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. January 11 - Frances Moulton is the first woman to become president of a US national bank. January 20 - Wedding of King... 1938 in Oxford, Nebraska) is a former The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. It is also used to describe the player who plays the position (e.g., Ozzie... shortstop in Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. More specifically, Major League Baseball (MLB) refers to the entity that operates North Americas two top leagues, the National League and the American League, by means of a joint organizational structure which has... Major League Baseball who played for the Baltimore Orioles American League AAA Ottawa Lynx AA Bowie Baysox A Frederick Keys Delmarva Shorebirds Aberdeen IronBirds R Bluefield Orioles Sarasota Orioles The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They are in the Eastern Division of the American League. Founded: 1893, as the Milwaukee... Baltimore Orioles (1958-62), The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1893, as the Sioux City, Iowa franchise in the minor Western League. Moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, then again to Chicago in 1900 when that... Chicago White Sox (1963-67, 1968-69), Texas Rangers is also the name of a statewide law enforcement agency in the state of Texas in the United States. See Texas Rangers (law enforcement). The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. They are in... Washington Senators (1968), The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. They are in the Eastern Division of the American League. The Yankees have won 26 World Series in 39 appearances; the St. Louis Cardinals and the Oakland Athletics are tied for second with... New York Yankees (1970-71) and The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1969 (American League expansion) Home ballpark: Kauffman Stadium (part of the Truman Sports Complex) Uniform colors: Royal Blue, black, and white Logo design: Entwined... Kansas City Royals (1972). He batted and threw right-handed.


In a 15-season career, Hansen was a Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. Batting average in baseball In baseball, the batting average is defined as the ratio of hits to at bats. The Major League Baseball batting average championship is awarded to the... .234 hitter with 106 In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. Home runs are among the most popular aspects... home runs and 501 In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. There are certain exceptions: a player does not receive an RBI if he hits into a double play, if an error is charged on... RBI in 1384 In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). It does not matter in how much of the game the player was active. If player A plays the whole game until there are two out in... games.


Hansen was one of the best shortstops in the The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. It developed from a minor league, the Western League, that aspired to major league status, was formed on January... American League in the Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s - 1960s - 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s Years: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. Many of the trends of... 1960s, yet unfortunately, a player whose career was hampered throughout and was eventually cut short by chronic back ailments and other injuries which prevented him from ever really enjoying a great career. Despite being a tall shortstop at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, Hansen was fluid and smooth in the field. He was a competent hitter as well, in an era when shortstops barely hit their weight.


Hansen, who was supposed to be the starting shortstop for Baltimore in See also: 1956 in sports, 1958 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Buck Baker Indianapolis 500 - Sam Hanks USAC Racing - Jimmy Bryan won the season championship Formula One Championship - Argentina 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Ron Flockhart / Ivor Bueb won... 1957, missed the entire season with a Categories: Medicine stubs | Orthopedics ... slipped disc. He debuted in See also: 1957 in sports, 1959 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Lee Petty Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Bryan USAC Racing - Tony Bettenhausen won the season championship Formula One Championship - Great Britain February 23 - Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time F1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio... 1958, and went 0-for-19 in 12 games. In See also: 1958 in sports, 1960 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Lee Petty won the inaugural Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Lee Petty Indianapolis 500 — Rodger Ward USAC Racing — Rodger Ward Formula One Champion — Australia 24 hours of... 1959 he played in two games and ended 0-for-4.


In See also: 1959 in sports, 1961 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Junior Johnson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rex White Indianapolis 500 - Jim Rathmann USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Australia 24 hours of... 1960, Hansen surpassed all expectations by turning in a solid, injury-free season, filling the Orioles urgent need for a quality shortstop. He appeared in 153 games, and finished with 22 home runs, 86 RBI, 22 In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. Typically, a double... doubles, five In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. Because a hit... triples, a .255 Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. Batting average in baseball In baseball, the batting average is defined as the ratio of hits to at bats. The Major League Baseball batting average championship is awarded to the... batting average and a .342 In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. It may be calculated as: (H + BB + HBP) / (AB + BB... on base percentage, batting from the eight spot. He was selected for the The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. The All-Star Game usually occurs in mid-July and marks the middle of the Major League Baseball season. The venue is chosen by Major... All-Star Game and earned In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. Awarding began in 1947, coincidentally the year in which Jackie Robinson endured the toughest rookie year in baseball history. Fittingly, he won the award. The award... American League Rookie of the Year honors, getting 22 of 24 votes, as well as the The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award was established in 1946 by The Sporting News (TSN). In 1947-48, and again in 1950, a single award was given for all of Major League Baseball. In 1949 and since 1951, TSN has given an award to a player from each... TSN Rookie of the Year Award.


Hansen led AL shortstops in After stepping on second base, the fielder throws to first to complete a double play In baseball, a double play (denoted on statistics sheets by DP) is the act of making two outs during the same continuous playing action. The most common type of double play occurs with a runner... double plays in See also: 1960 in sports, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One Championship - United States 24... 1961, hitting 12 home runs with 51 RBI in 155 games. In 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). Events January January 1 - Western Samoa becomes independent from New Zealand January 3 - Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro January 4 - New York City introduces a train that operates without a crew on-board January 5... 1962 he spent six months as a United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. The United States Coast Guard, part of the Department of Homeland Security, is... Marine due to the The Cuban Missile Crisis was a tense confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States over the Soviet deployment of nuclear missiles in Cuba. The crisis began on October 14, 1962 and lasted for 38 days until November 20, 1962. It is regarded by many as the moment when... Cuban Missile Crisis. During the service, Hansen reinjured his back. Before the See also: 1962 in sports, 1964 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Tiny Lund won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Joe Weatherly Indianapolis 500 - Parnelli Jones USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jimmy Clark of Great... 1963 season, he was sent to the White Sox along A knuckleball (or knuckler for short) is a baseball pitch thrown so as to minimize the spin of the ball in flight. The lack of spin creates a chaotic airflow over the stitched seams of the baseball and produces an erratic, unpredictable motion. This makes the pitch difficult for batters... knuckleballer James Hoyt Wilhelm (July 26, 1923 - August 23, 2002) was a pitcher in major league baseball. Born in Huntersville, North Carolina, he was best known for his knuckleball, which enabled him to have great longevity, occasionally as a starting pitcher but mainly as a specialist relief man (in which role... Hoyt Wilhelm in the same trade that brought Luis Aparicio (born April 29, 1934, Maracaibo, Venezuela) was a Venezuelan baseball shortstop for the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, and Boston Red Sox. Aparicio came from a baseball family. His father, Luis Sr. was a notable shorstop in Venezuela and owned a Winter League team with Aparicios uncle... Luis Aparicio to the Orioles.


With Chicago, Hansen led the AL twice more in double plays and four times in In baseball, an assist (denoted by A) is a defensive statistic, baseball being the rare sport in which the defensive team controls the ball. An assist is awarded to every defensive player who touches the ball (after it has been hit by the batter) prior to the recording of a... assists. During a doubleheader in See also: 1964 in sports, 1966 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fred Lorenzen wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Clark USAC Racing - Mario Andretti Formula One Champion - Jimmy Clark of Great Britain 24 hours of Le... 1965, he tied an AL record with 18 In baseball statistics, total chances (denoted by TC) represents the number of plays that a defensive player participated in. It is calculated as follows: Total Chances = assists + putouts + errors. Categories: Baseball statistics | Stub ... total chances in the first game and added 10 more in the second for a total of 28, to set a major league record for a doubleheader.


In See also: 1963 in sports, 1965 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Great Britain 24... 1964, Hansen posted career-highs in batting average (.261), runs (85), hits (160) and doubles (25), and belted 20 home runs with 68 RBI. In 1965 he led the league with 162 games played, but was out again with back problems in See also: 1965 in sports, 1967 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Graham Hill USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Australia 24 hours of Le... 1966, appearing in 23 games. He underwent surgery for a ruptured Intervertebral discs lie in between adjacent vertebrae in the spine. They are a cartilaginous joint, and allow movement of the vetebrae. They consist of an outer annulus fibrosus, which surrounds the inner nucleus pulposus. The nucleus pulposus is very fluid (like jelly), and acts like air in a pneumatic tyre... spinal disc and returned in See also: 1966 in sports, 1968 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Mario Andretti wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 — A.J. Foyt USAC Racing — A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Champion... 1967, playing in 157 games.


In See also: 1967 in sports, 1969 in sports and the list of years in sports. General sporting events 1968 Summer Olympics takes place in Mexico City, Mexico United States wins the most medals (107), and the most gold medals (45). 1968 Winter Olympics takes place in Grenoble, France Norway wins... 1968, Hansen was sent to the Senators at midseason in a deal for infielder Tim Cullen. With the Senators, Hansen turned the eigth In baseball, an unassisted triple play occurs when a defensive player makes three putouts by himself in one continuous play. It is one of the rarest individual feats in baseball, even more so than a perfect game. Triple plays are fairly rare in their own right. The circumstances must be... unassisted triple play in major league history and the first in 41 years. In a curious movement, he was then shipped back to the White Sox for Cullen, making them the only two players in MLB history to be traded for one another twice in the same season.


With Aparicio again in Chicago, Hansen served as a backup infielder. He finished his career as an utility for the Yankees and Kansas City, and later became a In the baseball game, the coach is a member of the team at bat stationed near first or third base to signal and direct the runners and batters. Also, each baseball team has a coach specialized in directing the pitcher. Categories: Baseball stubs | Baseball terminology ... coach and Part of the History of baseball series. A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor leagues are baseball leagues which are at a lower pay level and play in smaller cities and towns than do Major League Baseball. In North America, most but not all of... minor league In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. The manager sets the line-up and starting pitcher before each game as well as making substitutions throughout the game. How much control a manager... manager.


MLB players who have turned unassisted triple plays

  • In major league baseball history, only twelve players have achieved the feat of single-handedly recording three outs on one play. They are (with date of occurrance):
    • Neal Ball, The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. It is also used to describe the player who plays the position (e.g., Ozzie... shortstop, The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1901 (charter American League member) Formerly known as: the Cleveland Blues (1901), Broncos or possibly Bronchos (1902) and Naps (1903-1914). They were called the Blues... Cleveland Indians (July 19, 1909)
    • George Burns, The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. A first baseman is the player on the team... first baseman, The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. They are in the American League East Division. They are the defending World Series champions. Founded: 1893, as the Toledo, Ohio franchise in the minor Western League. Moved to Boston when that league became the American... Boston Red Sox (September 14, 1923)
    • Ernie Padgett, SS, The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They are in the Eastern Division of the National League. They are most recently known for their ongoing record of 13 consecutive division championships (1991-2004, except for the strike shortened 1994 season), the most in any... Boston Braves (October 6, 1923)
    • Glenn Wright, SS, This article is on the baseball team. For the National Hockey League team ( 1925 - 1930), see Philadelphia Quakers. Also, the National Football Leagues Pittsburgh Steelers were named the Pirates from 1933 to 1940. Pittsburgh Pirates National League AAA Indianapolis Indians AA Altoona Curve A Lynchburg Hillcats Hickory Crawdads Williamsport... Pittsburgh Pirates (May 7, 1925)
    • Jimmy Cooney, SS, Chicago Cubs National League AAA Iowa Cubs AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx A Daytona Cubs Peoria Chiefs Boise Hawks R Mesa Cubs The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago. They are in the Central Division of the National League. Founded: 1870, as an independent professional... Chicago Cubs (May 30, 1927)
    • Johnny Neun, 1B, The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1893, in the minor Western League. In 1900 that league became the American League. Home ballpark: Comerica Park Uniform colors: Navy blue, White, and Orange Logo... Detroit Tigers (May 31, 1927)
    • Ron Hansen, SS, Texas Rangers is also the name of a statewide law enforcement agency in the state of Texas in the United States. See Texas Rangers (law enforcement). The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. They are in... Washington Senators (July 30, 1968)
    • Mickey Morandini, The position of the second baseman A second baseman often ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. Also called 2B, or second bagger, the second baseman often possesses quick hands and feet, needs the ability to get... second baseman, The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They play in the Eastern Division of the National League. Founded: 1883 The teams name is the longest continuous name in all professional sports. Newspaper writers tried to change the name to Quakers or Live Wires... Philadelphia Phillies (September 20, 1992)
    • John Valentin, SS, Boston Red Sox (July 8, 1994)
    • Randy Velarde, 2B, The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. They are in the Western Division of the American League. The team is often called the As. Founded: 1893, as the Indianapolis, Indiana franchise in the minor Western League. Moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1900 when... Oakland Athletics (May 29, 2000)
    • Rafael Antoni Furcal (born August 24, 1978) is a baseball player for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2004). Called up from minor leagues to replace Walt Weiss for 15 days, he went on to take the MLB Rookie of the Year Award. Furcal was hurt in 2001 in a game... Rafael Furcal, SS, The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They are in the Eastern Division of the National League. They are most recently known for their ongoing record of 13 consecutive division championships (1991-2004, except for the strike shortened 1994 season), the most in any... Atlanta Braves (August 10, 2003)
  • In addition to the eleven mentioned above, Cleveland Indians second baseman Bill Wambsganss turned the only unassisted triple play in In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. The Series winner is determined through a best... World Series history on October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). There are 82 days remaining. Events 600-1899 680 - Battle of Karbala: Shia Imam Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I. This is commemorated by Shia... October 10, The Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Robins in 7 games. The series score was 5-2. External links 1920 World Series at Baseball-Reference.com Categories: World Series | 1920 in sports | Stub ... 1920, in Game Five against the The text below is generated by a template, which has been proposed for deletion. Please see its entry on Wikipedia:Templates for deletion for comments and voting. For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football). The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles... Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Ron Hansen - Tall Cool One! (2977 words)
Hansen was traded on Feb. 13, 1968, to the Washington Senators along with pitchers Dennis Higgins and Steve Jones for second baseman Tim Cullen and pitchers Buster Narum and Bob Priddy.
Hansen was a coach for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1980-83 and for the Montreal Expos from 1985-89.
Ron Hansen in a Washington Senators uniform in 1968.
Ron Hansen (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (734 words)
Ronald Lavern Hansen (born April 5, 1938 in Oxford, Nebraska) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Baltimore Orioles (1958-62), Chicago White Sox (1963-67, 1968-69), Washington Senators (1968), New York Yankees (1970-71) and Kansas City Royals (1972).
Hansen was one of the best shortstops in the American League in the 1960s, yet unfortunately, a player whose career was hampered throughout and was eventually cut short by chronic back ailments and other injuries which prevented him from ever really enjoying a great career.
Hansen, who was supposed to be the starting shortstop for Baltimore in 1957, missed the entire season with a slipped disc.
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