23 Facts About Aaron Harang


Aaron Michael Harang was born on May 9,1978 and is an American former professional baseball starting pitcher.

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Aaron Harang was first drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 22nd round of the 1996 amateur draft, but did not sign with the team.

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Aaron Harang was selected as the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Year and made the postseason all-star team.

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In 2000, Aaron Harang was traded with minor leaguer Ryan Cullen to the Oakland Athletics for Randy Velarde.

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Aaron Harang made his Major League debut for the Athletics on May 25,2002, against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

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Aaron Harang pitched seven shutout innings in his debut, with 10 strikeouts, to record the win.

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Aaron Harang started 15 games for the team that season, and made 1 relief appearance.

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Aaron Harang became the first Reds pitcher with 200 innings in a season since right-hander Elmer Dessens led the staff with 205 innings pitched in 2001.

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Aaron Harang was the most consistent pitcher on the 2006 Reds staff.

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Aaron Harang was only the ninth pitcher since 1960 to lead the National League in both wins and strikeouts.

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On July 23,2007, Aaron Harang threw ten innings for the Reds, becoming the first Reds pitcher to do so since 1989.

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Aaron Harang missed the end of the 2009 MLB season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.

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On July 9,2011, Aaron Harang had a no-hitter through six innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but was pulled after walking 3 and throwing 95 pitches.

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On December 8,2011, Aaron Harang signed a 2-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, with a mutual option for 2014.

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Aaron Harang finished one strikeout short of tying Tom Seaver's Major League record of 10 in a row set in 1970 and tied his career high with 13 total strikeouts in the game.

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Aaron Harang was designated for assignment on August 26,2013, and released on September 1.

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Aaron Harang joined the Mets for the last few weeks of the season and was surprisingly effective.

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On February 15,2014, Aaron Harang signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians.

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Aaron Harang then became the first pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 1997 to start a season with five starts of at least six-plus innings and one or fewer runs allowed.

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Aaron Harang threw a slider and changeup in the low 80s and a curveball in the low-to-mid 70s, as well as a small handful of cutters.

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Aaron Harang mostly used his four-seamer and slider against right-handed hitters, while using more variety with left-handed hitters.

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Aaron Harang's curve was typically used early in the count, often against lefties.

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