Mark Gannon

Mark Gannon
usaUnited States
Past Teams
Hallie Eagles, Lafayette Lakers
Chippewa River Baseball League

Class of 2024

Pitcher- Lafayette Lakers 1990-95; Hallie Eagles 1996-2002


A left-handed thrower, Mark Gannon was one of the most durable and consistent pitchers of his era, providing his teams with a resilient arm and an ever-present competitiveness each time he took the mound.

Renowned for working the corners of the plate and making hitters get themselves out, Gannon began his CRBL career with the Lafayette Lakers in 1990.  After throwing a combined 121.1 innings in his first three seasons, Mark led the league with 93 innings in 1993.  He eclipsed that total with an incredible 100.1 innings pitched in 1994, leading the CRBL once again in that category for the Lakers while also tying for the circuit lead in wins with 9.  By eclipsing the 100-inning barrier in 1994, Lefty became the first CRBL pitcher since 1979 to accomplish the feat.  More impressively, as of 2023, no CRBL pitcher since Gannon in 1994 has been able to crack the elusive century number for innings pitched in one season – a span of 29 seasons and counting. Over his career, Gannon pitched 13 seasons in the CRBL, exceeding the 50-inning barrier nine times.

In 1996, Mark became a Hallie Eagle, and again led the CRBL in innings pitched with 52.2, while also going 5 and 2 with a 3.25 ERA and twirling one of the four shutouts in league play that year.  His big debut season for Hallie helped the Eagles win the South Division, on their way to defeating the Tilden Tigers 11-7 in the CRBL title bout.    

A participant in nine CRBL All-Star games, (1991 to 1997, 2000 to 2001), Gannon was named Honorable Mention All-CRBL as a pitcher in 1992.  Accordingly, for his Iron Man efforts in 1993 and 1994, he was also named All-CRBL as a pitcher in each of those campaigns.  

Upon induction, the Lefty’s all-time pitching rankings can be found in decisions (11th), innings pitched (11th), innings per season (13th), wins (tied for 27th), and strikeouts (34th).