Erik Brian Hanson (born May 18, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. During an 11-year baseball career, he pitched for the Seattle Mariners (1988–1993), Cincinnati Reds (1994), Boston Red Sox (1995), and Toronto Blue Jays (1996–1998). He attended Wake Forest University and was known for possessing an excellent curveball.
Raised in Kinnelon, New Jersey, Hanson played high school baseball at the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey, where he played for coach Lew Watts.
Hanson won a career high 18 games for the Mariners in 1990 and was a 1995 American League All-Star selection for the Red Sox compiling a 15–5 record that year. Hanson pitched 8 innings in game 2 of the 1995 ALDS Game 2, receiving the loss in a 4–0 decision.