Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Hall of Fame Inductee
|Position:||Hall of Fame Inductee|
|Other Position:||2000 Inductee, Baseball (1967-68)|
Possibly the Ducks' greatest baseball player of all time, Larry remains as the only two-time baseball All-American in
Oregon history. He became the school's only player ever to win a Pac-8 Conference batting title with a phenomenal .454
average in 1967. During his final two seasons, he was selected All-Coast, Pac-8 all-conference, NCAA all-District 8 and All-America.
Hanson hit safely in 21 straight games to set a school record in 1967 before the slick fielding third baseman was selected
as the California Angels' top draft choice following the 1968 season. The former all-state prep in football, basketball and
baseball at Portland's Jefferson High School also was chosen state player of the year in the California summer leagues prior
to his final collegiate campaign.