Eric Hacker Named to All-PCL Team
FRESNO, CA - The Pacific Coast League announced today that Grizzlies right-handed pitcher Eric Hacker has been named to the All-PCL team. Hacker was recognized by the managers and media as the top right-handed starter in the entire 16-team league for the 2010 season.
Hacker, 27, has been the anchor of Fresno's rotation all season, making a league-high 28 starts. The Duncanville, Texas native has also won a league-best 16 games, three more than his closest competitors. With the 16 victories, he broke the Grizzlies' previous franchise win record of 14, set by Bronswell Patrick back in 1999. Hacker opened the year on a five-game winning streak and had a career-best eight-game streak from July 4th-August 20th. His 123 strikeouts are also tops on the Grizzlies staff, and the fourth-highest total in the league.
Signed as a minor league free agent in the offseason, Hacker also broke a pair of offensive franchise records this year. In the fifth inning of his August 15th victory over Iowa, Hacker singled home a run to give him the Grizzlies' single-season marks in both hits (12) and RBI (7) for a pitcher.
The Grizzlies wrap-up their 2010 campaign with four games starting Friday, September 3rd when they welcome the Tacoma Rainiers to downtown Fresno. Tickets for the final homestand of the season, including Eric Hacker's last scheduled start on Saturday, September 4th, are on sale now at www.fresnogrizzlies.com, through the Grizzlies ticket office, or by phone at 559.320.TIXS.
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