David Andrew Hansen ... resides in San Clemente, CA, with his wife Julie and three children: Samantha, Allison and Jacob...graduated from Rowland High School in Rowland Heights, CA...surfs and plays guitar as hobbies.
In his first season as the Mariners Major League hitting
coach, but his third season as a big league hitting coach, overall...was Los Angeles
Dodgers Major League hitting coach from July 20, 2011 through the end of the 2012
season...began the 2011 campaign as Dodgers big league hitting instructor before being
promoted in July...prior to joining the Dodgers, spent prevous four seasons in the Arizona
Diamondbacks minor league system...was Arizona's minor league hitting coordinator for
three years (2008-2010)...began pro coaching career as hitting coach with the DBacks
Mobile BayBears (AA) franchise in 2007.
Hansen played 15 seasons in the Major Leagues, including 2004-2005
with the Mariners...also played with Los Angeles (NL, 1990-96, 1999-2002), Chicago (NL,
1997), San Diego (2003-04)...was one of baseball's premier pinch-hitters, batting .260
wit 35 home runs and 222 RBI...set a MLB single-season record with 7 pinch-hit homers
in 2000 (since tied)...owns LA Dodgers record for most PH in a season (18 in 1993) and
a career (110).
Ranks among the best pinch-hitters of all-time in career pinch-hits (138) and pinch-hit home runs (15). Delivered go-ahead, two-run pinch-hit single against the Devil Rays on June 4. Spent 15 days on the DL with tendinitis in his left elbow. Always travels with guitar.
Acquired from Seattle on July 30 for right-handed minor league pitcher Jon Huber...started at third base on Sept. 16 at Los Angeles...started at third on Oct. 3 at Arizona.
Made 78 pinch hit appearances
and 17 starts...Had 129 at-bats against righthanded
pitchers, batting .233
(30x129) with one home run;
just six at-bats against lefties
(3x6/.500) with one home run...Batted .385 (13x41) with five
RBI during the month of May...Made his second career
appearance at 2B July 17 vs. AZ...Started all four games of a four
game series May 23-26 at
Arizona, batting .500 (7x14)
with three doubles and three
RBI in those contests...Started nine game at first base and eight games at third base...batted .333 (24x72) with
two home runs and 12 RBI in his starts.
Finished his 11th season with the Dodgers batting .292 (35-for-120) with six doubles, two homers
and 17 RBI in 96 games...batted .290 (31-for-107) with two home runs and 16 RBI vs. right-handed pitchers and
.338 (22-for-65) in 48 games away from Dodger Stadium...batted .364 (24-for-66) with nine RBI from June-Au gust,
including batting at a .409 clip (9-for-22) in July...hit .353 (12-for-34) with two homers and nine RBI during day
games...hit .185 (10-for-54) as a pinch-hitter with a homer, two doubles and four RBI...appeared in his 22nd game
of the season and 900th of his career May 13 vs. New York (NL)...posted a season-high three-game hitting streak
June 23-28 during which he batted .556 (5-for-9) with three runs scored and four RBI.
PRIMED AND READY: Batted .389 (21-for-54) with four doubles, 11 RBI, fi ve walks and 12 runs scored in 15
starts...went 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI during the Dodgers' 9-6 win June 23 vs. Boston and scored two
runs with a double on a 3-for-5 afternoon during Los Angeles' 12-6 loss July 7 at St. Louis.
SETTING THE MARK: Broke the Dodgers' franchise record for pinch-hits with his 107th on July 21, eclipsing
Manny Mota's mark...went 1-for-1 with his record-breaking pinch-hit in the club's 6-4 defeat vs. San
Francisco...completed his 11-year Dodger career with 110 pinch-hits.
TOUGH OFF THE BENCH: Among active players entering the 2003 season, ranks second with 120 career
pinch-hits behind Lenny Harris (173) and sixth with a career .263 pinch-hit average (86-for-307) and .371 on-base
percentage, (minimum 200 plate appearances)...ranked third among active pinch-hit leaders with 22 dou bles,
behind John Vander Wal (31) and Harris (28).
RECORD SETTER IN THE PINCH: Completed his Dodger career with 12 pinch-hit homers and comes into
2003 with 14 in his Major League career, which ranks tied for eighth all-time with George Crowe...Cliff Johnson
holds the Major League record with 20 career pinch-hit home runs...the only active player with more pinch-homers
than Hansen is John Vander Wal who has 17...holds the Dodgers' single-season record with 18 pinch-hits
in 1993 and the franchise record for career pinch-hits with 110...is the co-owner of the Major League mark for
pinch-hit home runs in one season with eight, ac com plished in 2000 with Los Angeles...Pittsburgh's Craig Wilson
tied the mark in 2001.
Batted .236 (33-for-140) with two home runs and 20 RBI in 92 games...ended the season batting .225 (9-for-40) as a pinch-hitter...batted .240 (24-for-100) with five doubles, 23 walks, two homers and 16 RBI in 29 starts (15 at first base, 13 at third base and one as designated hitter)...tied for second with Colorado's Greg Norton among National League pinch-hitters with five doubles (Tony Gwynn had six)...tied four others in the NL with nine pinch-hit walks...led all NL pinch-hitters with four intentional walks...ranked sixth among NL pinch-hitters with a .360 OBP (minimum 40 at-bats)...among active pinch-hitters, his 35 runs rank fourth behind John Vander Wal (61), Lenny Harris (53) and Mark Sweeney (37)...is third among active pinch-hitters with 110 hits, behind Harris (151) and Vander Wal (117)...is third with 20 pinch-hit doubles behind VanderWal (30) and Harris (24)...his 13 pinch-hit homers are second only to to Vander Wal's 17...his 64 pinch-hit RBI are second to Vander Wal's 91...his career .382 OBP is tied for the lead with Dave Magadan (minimum 200 at-bats)...ranks 10th on the all-time pinch-hit list with 110 and his .274 (110-for-402) average is good for 12th all-time...his RBI pinch-hit double in the seventh inning in the Dodgers 9-5 victory over San Francisco on Sept. 25 gave him 100 career pinch-hits as a Dodger and 110 overall...he is second on the Dodger all-time list behind Dodger coach Manny Mota who has 106...Was 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBI (third time) in the club's 6-2 win at Florida on Aug. 23...
Batted .289 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 102 games during his record-breaking season for the Dodgers...placed his name in the record books when he slugged a pinch-hit three-run homer on September 12 at Arizona off Curt Schilling to tie the score 4-4 in the seventh inning...the pinch-hit homer was his seventh of the season which set a Major League record for most pinch-hit home runs in one season...the old mark of six pinch-hit homers was set by Johnny Frederick of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1932...Hansen finished the season with a .273 average (15-for-55) as a pinch-hitter with seven home runs and 14 RBI...now has hit 12 pinch-hit homers as a Dodger and 13 in his Major League career which rank eighth all-time...Cliff Johnson holds the Major League record with 20 career pinch-hit home runs and the only active player with more pinch-homers than Hansen is John Vander Wal who has 16...has 91 career pinch hits as a Dodger, second in franchise history to Manny Mota who has 106...hit a pinch-hit solo homer in the eighth inning on August 9 vs. Chicago to tie the score 4-4 and establish a Dodger franchise record with 10 career pinch-hit homers...hit .310 (35-for-113) vs. right-handed pitching and went 0-for-8 vs. left-handers...batted .313 (21-for-67) with four home runs and 18 RBI in games on the road...hit .286 (6-for-21) with a double, triple, three home runs and 13 RBI when batting with a runner in scoring position and two outs...also had 26 walks and a .415 on-base percentage...started for the Dodgers at first base (3 games), third base (9 games), left field (1 game) and designated hitter (5 games)...signed a contract on October 19 for the 2001 season with a club option for 2002.
Returned to the Dodgers after playing in 1997 with Chicago Cubs and 1998 with Japan's Hanshin Tigers ... became first Dodger since Hideo Nomo in 1995 to play in United States after appearing the previous season in Japan ... batted.252 in 100 games with 2 home runs and 17 RBI ... went 13-for-48 (.27 1) with one homerun and 8 RBI coming off the bench ... collected pinch-hit double in 8th inning of Dodgers' 3-2 victory over Cubs May 12 ... through May 12, was 7-for-10 as pinch-hitter and reached base 10 times in 14 pinch-hit at-bats ...hit 6th career pinch-hit home run April 8 with 2 outs in 9th inning vs. Colorado's Dave Veres ... hit other home run April 19 vs. Atlanta ... snapped 0-for- I I skid with RBI single September 15 ... broke 0-for-12 slump as a pinch-hitter with 2run single at Houston on October 3 ... reached base 29 times in 66 pinch-hit appearances (13 hits, 16 walks, hit by pitch) ... started 3 games at first base, 7 games at third base and 2 games as a designated hitter ..
Batted .253 with 13 doubles, one triple, I I home runs and 55 RBI in 121 games for the last-place Hanshin Tigers in the Japanese Central League ... among league leaders, he tied for 4th with 6 sacrifice flies ...
Was a valuable utility player and pinch-hitter with the Cubs, batting .3 11 in 90 games with 3 homers and 21 RBI ... had 18 hits in his final 44 at-bats (.409) ... saw action in 51 games at third base (35 starts), 4 games at first base (3 starts) and one game at second base ... when he appeared at second base on July 30 at Atlanta, it was the first time he played the position in the majors ... in his 38 starts, he batted .308 (33-for-107) with 23 walks ... went 10-for-35 as a pinch hitter (.286) with 2 doubles, one triple, one home run and 2 walks ... hit his 5th career pinch-hit home run on August 11 off Chan Ho Park at Dodger Stadium ... had 2 sacrifice bunts, both suicide squeezes, on July 19 vs. Colorado and September 28 at St. Louis ... recorded his 2nd major league stolen base on May 26 at Pittsburgh ... his only other steal took place in 1991 ... legged out his first career big league triple on August 9 vs. San Diego in his 556th major league contest ... in a June 5 start at Philadelphia, he went 3-for-3 with a homer and a career-best 4 RBI ... broke up Alex Fernandez's no-hit bid with a one-out infield single in the bottom of the 9th inning on April 10 vs. Florida at Wrigley Field ...
Was utilized mostly as a pinch-hitter with the Dodgers, seeing action in 80 games, including 58 in a pinch-hitting capacity ... hit .256 (11-for-43) with 4 RBI as a pinch-hitter ... overall, he batted .221 ... made 10 starts at third base and 7 at first base ... his start at first base on April 24 vs. Houston was the first of his career at that position ... saw action in 2 games of the Division Series vs. Atlanta, going 0-for2 ...
Appeared in 100 games for the Dodgers and batted.287 with 10 doubles, one home run and 14 RBI ... as a pinch-hitter, he hit .314 (11 -for-35) ... opened the season as the starting third baseman, subbing for the injured Tim Wallach ... started 15 of the Dodgers' first 22 games ... made 43 total starts at third ... batted .314 (38-for-121) in his final 28 starting assignments ... went 2-for-3 in the Division Series against Cincinnati ...
Saw action in 40 games and went 15-for-44 (.341) ... was 8-for-31 (.258) as a pinch-bitter and 7-for- 11 (.636) in his 4 starts ... was on the disabled list from May 9-28 with a strained right side abdominal muscle ...
Batted .362 in 84 games with 4 home runs and 30 RBI ... set the Dodgers' franchise record for most pinch hits in a season with 18, the 3rd highest total in the NI ... was 18-for-55 as a pinch hitter (.327) with 2 homers and a league-best 18 RBI ... slugged a 9th-inning game-winning pinch-hit grand slam off Mike Jackson on June 28 vs. San Francisco ... also hit a pinch-hit home run off Florida's Charlie Hough on September 5 ... reached base in 8 consecutive pinch-hit appearances from June 7-28, going 5-for-5 with 3 walks ... had his first career 4-hit contest on October I vs. San Francisco ...
Appeared in 132 games in his first full major league season ... batted .214 with 6 homers and 22 RBI ... saw action in 108 games at third base, including 98 starts, and led all N.L. third basemen with a .968 fielding percentage ... made just one error in his last 54 starts ... had a career-high 7-game hitting streak from July 7-11, going I 0-for-21 (.476) with 3 RBI ... had a pinch-hit homer off Atlanta's Juan Berenguer on June 8 ...
Played in 53 games in 2 stints with. the Dodgers, hitting .268 ... was on Dodgers' roster from June 18-July 3 and July 10 through the end of the season ... had 10 pinch hits, including his first career home run on July 20 off New York's Wally Whitehurst ... batted .303 in 68 games at Triple-A Albuquerque ... was selected as the top defensive third baseman in the Pacific Coast League by -Baseball America ...
Saw his first major league action in September and went 1-for-7 in 5 games ... made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter on September 16 VS. Cincinnati ... collected his first hit on October 3 off San Diego's Eric Show ... was a PCL All-Star at Albuquerque, batting .316 with 11 homers and 92 RBI ... led league third baseman in fielding percentage (.926), assists (254), total chances (349) and double plays (25) ...
Spent most of the campaign at Double-A San Antonio, batting .297 in 121 games ... received a late-season promotion to Albuquerque ... 1988: Led the Florida State League in hits (149) and RBI (8 1) at Single-A Vero Beach ... tied for the league lead in doubles (28) and batted .291, the 7th best average in the league ... led league third basemen in total chances (383) and double plays (24) ... was named to the Topps Single-A All-Star team ... 1986: Made his professional debut at Rookie Great Falls, batting .299 in 61 games.