Notre Dame graduate Hannan's 254 strikeouts (in only 196 innings) in his first pro
season led the New York-Penn League in 1961, but he was always plagued by control
problems. Taken from the Red Sox organization by the Senators in the second expansion
draft, his best year was 1968, when he went 10-6 for the 65-96 Washington team. The
lifetime .091 hitter struck out in 13 consecutive at-bats in 1968, an AL record.
Hannan was a player representative, and his master's thesis on the Major League pension
plan was used by Marvin Miller
himself with baseball's benefit system.
Hannan became a stockbroker in the Washington area.