Drafted six times while in school, Hancock finally signed with Cleveland in 1976. After being traded to Boston, he won the International League batting championship for Pawtucket in 1979, but he never cracked the Red Sox all-star outfield of Jim Rice, Fred Lynn, and Dwight Evans. (RMu)
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»June 9, 1984:
Pete O'Brien's bizarre sacrifice fly gives Texas a 4–3, 12-inning win over Oakland. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 12th, A's left fielder Garry Hancock catches O'Brien's deep fly ball, then intentionally drops it when he realizes he is in foul territory. The umpires rule that the catch had been made, however, and Wayne Tolleson trots home from 3B with the winning run.