Wednesday, December 19, 2012

1951 Topps Red Back #34 - Grady Hatton

Grady Hatton (b. 1922) played in the majors from 1946 to 1956 and 1960 for the Reds, White Sox, Red Sox, Cardinals, Orioles and Cubs.  Over his career he had 1,068 hits, 91 home runs and a .254 batting average.  He was an All Star in 1952 and finished as high as 18th in the 1946 NL MVP voting.  He appeared on two Hall of Fame ballots (1966 and 1967) and received as much as 1.3% of the vote.  He was a manager for the Houston Astros from 1966 to 1968 garnering a 164-221 record (.426 win percentage) over 386 games.

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