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Former Oriole Grady Hatton Died


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Hatton was briefly an Oriole for part of the 1956 season. He immediately went to the majors upon being drafted out of the University of Texas in 1946, and stayed there for his entire career (1946-1956), although he continued to play AAA ball from 1957-1960, and briefly made it back up with the Cubs in 1960.

Hatton had over 1,000 career hits, was an All-Star in 1952, finished in the Top-25 in the M.V.P. voting in 1946 (his rookie season), and 1948, had a career O.B.P. that was 100 points higher than his career batting average (.254 BA, .354 OBP), and was the manager of the Houston Astros for 2 and-a-half years, from 1966-1968.

He also managed AAA-Oklahoma City to two Pacific Coast League Championships in three years (1963-1965) before being promoted to manager of the Astros in 1966.

Hatton was 90 years-old.


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