Hanrahan’s high school jersey to be retired
According to Mark Hanrahan, Norwalk High School in Iowa will be retiring Pirates Joel Hanrahan’s number 3 jersey at their basketball game on December 17th.
Hanrahan, who was acquired by the Nationals in 2009, was nasty for the Pirates in 2010–he struck out 100 batters (a career high) in 69.2 innings. He finished with six saves, a 4-1 record with a 3.62 ERA. In four major league seasons, Hanrahan is 16-11 with a 4.45 ERA in 220 games (11 starts) and 20 has saves. He has struck out 308 batters in his career and averages 10.3 strike outs per nine innings (12.9 per nine in 2010).
“You know how they say hitters get the home runs, and chicks dig the home runs? Well, I like the strikeouts.”
I would say Pittsburgh, as well as Iowa love the strikeouts too.