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Russell Howard Swan
was a Major League Baseball
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pitcher from 1989 to 1994 for the San Francisco Giants
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, Seattle Mariners
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, and Cleveland Indians
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. Swan was a southpaw relief pitcher usually used in the setup role, although occasionally would be called upon to be the closer
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during the 1991 and 1992 campaigns.
He was drafted by three different teams: in January 1984 by the Astros, in June 1984 by the Mariners and in June 1986 by the Giants.
On June 9, 1990, he took a no hitter into the 8th inning while pitching for the Seattle Mariners against the Detroit Tigers.
On April 17, 2006, Swan was found unconscious after a fall in a stairwell in Lake Havasu City, Arizona
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 41,938 people, 17,911 households, and 12,716 families residing in the city. The population density was 974.4 people per square mile . There were 23,018 housing units at an average density of 534.8 per square mile...
. He died nine days later at the hospital. Swan was 42 years old.