On today’s episode of a headline you thought you’d never see… former Twins Pitcher Scott Erickson has been charged in a fatal hit and run that took place in California on September 29th.
This is some crazy shit, Erickson was reportedly involved in a street race with friend and former film director Rebecca Grossman. That is when the unthinkable happened, Grossman unfortunately hit and killed two boys in the middle of the reckless debacle.
This is a heartbreaking story, but what is weird to me is that we are just finding out about this. Either I live under a rock and everyone else knew about this, or Erickson did and all parties involved did a great job keeping this on the down low.
Scott Erickson pitched for the Minnesota Twins, and was a very successful pitcher. Scott played 5.5 seasons for the Twins before being traded to Baltimore. Erickson had his best season as a Twin in 1991. Finishing the year with a a stat line that reads 20-8, 3.18 ERA, and 108 strikeouts. Erickson finished 2nd in Cy Young voting that year.
Obviously Grossman is fucked, rightfully so. Erickson however was charged with reckless driving, but I hope he learns his lesson and never does this shirt again.
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