Guy Hansen

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Guy Christopher Hansen

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.
  • School UCLA

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Guy Hansen played college ball at UCLA alongside future big leaguer Chris Chambliss. There he set an NCAA record with 11 consecutive strikeouts. After college, he was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 44th round of the 1969 amateur draft and played four seasons in their organization.

Following his pro career, Hansen was pitching coach at Pepperdine University in 1975 and 1976. He was with the Major League Scouting Bureau from 1976 to 1980 and then was an area scout for the Royals from 1981 to 1983, signing Bret Saberhagen, Kevin Appier and Cecil Fielder. Hansen also served as pitching coach of the Butte Copper Kings in 1983. He returned to his alma mater, UCLA, as their pitching coach in 1984 and 1985.

Hansen rejoined the Royals organization and was pitching coach for the Eugene Emeralds (1986-1988), the Memphis Chicks (1989-1990), and the Omaha Royals (1991). He was promoted the the team's big league pitching coach from 1991 to 1993 before serving as a national cross-checker for the club's scouting department in 1994 and 1995. He was then the team's bullpen coach in 1996 and 1997.

He joined the Atlanta Braves organization in 1998 and was pitching coach of the Richmond Braves from 2001 to 2004. He again served as the Royals pitching coach in 2005 and was an instructor in their organization the following year. He was pitching coach of the Richmond Braves in 2007 and Myrtle Beach Pelicans in 2009.

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