Friday, April 12, 2013

RIP - Grady Hatton

Former major-league 3rd baseman and manager Grady Hatton passed away on April 11, 2013 at age 90.

With no prior minor-league experience, Hatton became the the regular 3rd baseman for the Reds from 1946-50.  In 1954 he was traded twice, and finished his playing career in 1960 with the Cubs.

Hatton managed in the Astros' system from 1963-65, then took over the Astros' helm from 1966 to mid-1968. He later became a scout.

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