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Tommy Hanson
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Hanson with the Atlanta Braves in 2009
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Born (1986-08-28)August 28, 1986
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Died November 9, 2015(2015-11-09) (aged 29)
Atlanta, Georgia
Position Starting pitcher

Thomas J. "Tommy" Hanson Jr. (August 28, 1986 – November 9, 2015) was an American professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Hanson made his MLB debut with Atlanta that season, and played with the Braves through 2012. He pitched his final season in 2013 with the Angels, who had acquired him in a trade.

On November 9, 2015, Hanson was reported to be in a coma with "catastrophic organ failure." He died at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta later that night at the age of 29.

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