Russell Howard Swan
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Russ Swan, a pitcher who spent part of six seasons in the major leagues, died on April 26, 2006 in Las Vegas. He was 42.
Swan had been taken to the hospital on April 17 after being found unconscious at the bottom of a stairwell in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. He had been found without a wallet or any identification.
His career numbers include a 4.83 ERA in 266.2 innings and a 14-22 record.
Swan pitched for Texas A&M and had been drafted three times -- in January 1984 by the Astros, in June 1984 by the Mariners and in June 1986 by the Giants.
He made his major league debut with the Giants on Aug. 3, 1989. He pitched in four games for the Giants before he was traded on May 24, 1990 to the Mariners for Gary Eave. Eave never appeared again in the major leagues following the trade.
Swan pitched for Seattle from 1991 to 1993, compiling a 14-18 record. He was released in 1993. He appeared briefly with Cleveland in 1994.