Monday, April 18, 2016

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 52 - Harvey Haddix

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,916 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2015 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Harvey "The Kitten" Haddix

Born: September 18, 1925, Medway, Ohio
Signed: 1947, by the Cardinals
Debut: 1952, with the Cardinals
Reds Stats: 29 games, 26 starts, in one season, 184 IP, 110 K's, 8-7 record, 3.52 ERA

Was an All Star with the Cardinals in his first three full seasons as a starting pitcher.
Received MVP and ROY votes in 1953, a 20-win season, finishing 2nd in ROY behind Jim Gilliam.
Notched 136 career wins and 1,575 carrer strikeouts.
Suited up for the Cardinals, Phillies, Reds, Pirates, and Orioles.
Three Gold Glove wins, 1958-1960.
Went 2-0 in the 1960 World Series win for the Pirates.
Pitched 12 perfect innings in a game he would eventually lose in the 13th, against the Hank Aaron-led Braves.
Finished his career as a pitching coach for the Mets, Reds, Red Sox, Indians, and Pirates.

Number of cards: 128
Number of cards as a Red: 9
Number of cards in my collection: 2 (22%)

 Go Reds.

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