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 Eric George “The Swatting Swede” Erickson

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Eric George “The Swatting Swede” Erickson

Birth
Vårgårda, Vårgårda kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Death 19 May 1965 (aged 73)
Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Burial Lakewood, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
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Memorial ID 5170570 View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound right-hander was born in Goteborg, Sweden and made his big-league debut with the New York Giants in 1914, going 0-1 in his lone appearance. He was 0-0 in eight games for the Detroit Tigers in 1916 before winning 31 games and striking out 307 batters for San Francisco of the Pacific Cast League in 1917. He returned to the Tigers to 1918 and was with them until July 5, 1919, when he was dealt to Washington for pitcher Doc Ayers. He was 12-16 with a 3.84 earned run average for 239 innings for the Senators in 1920. He followed with 8-10 in 1921 and 4-12 in 1922. He had a 34-57 lifetime record, a 3.85 ERA and 42 complete games in 94 starts. He died in Jamestown, NY.

Bio by: Ron Coons

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5170570/eric-george-erickson : accessed ), memorial page for Eric George “The Swatting Swede” Erickson (13 Mar 1892–19 May 1965), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5170570, citing Sunset Hill Cemetery, Lakewood, Chautauqua County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .