Eric Ralph Rasmussen
Born Harold Ralph Rasmussen
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 205 lb.
- School Indian Hills Community College, Louisiana State University, New Orleans
- High School Jerome I. Case High School
- Debut July 21, 1975
- Final Game October 2, 1983
- Born March 22, 1952 in Racine, WI USA
Pitcher Eric Rasmussen pitched a shutout in his first National League game (July 21, 1975 with the St. Louis Cardinals) and in his first American League game (August 6, 1983 with the Kansas City Royals). He spent all of 1981 and part of the 1982 season in the Mexican League.
He was known as Harry Rasmussen when he started out. He made his final appearance in 1983 a couple of weeks after Dennis Rasmussen had made his debut with the San Diego Padres. The two were not related, but both had some success with the Padres and finished their careers with the Royals.
In 1989, he played for the Fort Myers Sun Sox of the Senior Professional Baseball Association and went 1-3 with a 4.04 ERA for the club. Returning to Fort Myers in 1990, Rasmussen had a 0-1, 3.07 line in five games before the league folded.
On May 26, 2016, he was name pitching coach of the Minnesota Twins on an interim basis after Neil Allen was suspended from his duties after an arrest for DWI. He had been working for many years as a pitching coach in the minor leagues at the time.
- 1988 Pitching coach Waterloo Indians
- 1989 Pitching coach Canton-Akron Indians
- 1991-1995 Pitching coach GCL Twins
- 1996-1997 Pitching coach Fort Myers Miracle
- 1998 Pitching coach New Britain Rock Cats
- 1999-2008 Pitching coach Fort Myers Miracle
- 2009-2016 Minor League Pitching Coordinator Minnesota Twins
- 2016 Interim pitching coach, Minnesota Twins
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1977 & 1978)