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Grady Edgerbert Hatton, Jr
Birth: Oct. 7, 1922
Beaumont
Jefferson County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 2013
Warren
Tyler County
Texas, USA

Major League Baseball Player, Manager, Coach. For twelve seasons (1946 to 1958 and 1960), he played at the third-baseman and second-baseman positions with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs. Hatton made his initial mark on the baseball diamond as a standout player while he attended the University of Texas while attaining a degree in Physical Education. Following service with the United States Army during World War II, he was signed as an amateur free agent by Cincinnati in 1946 and marked his Major League debut on April 16th of that year. Immediately assigned starting duties at third-base, he recorded 118 hits (for which included 14 home runs) with a .271 batting average in 116 games during his rookie season (1946). The following year (1947), he produced career-highs in hits with 147, home runs with 16, RBIs with 77 and a .281 batting average. In 1952, he achieved All-Star status and during the course of his career Hatton earned the reputation as a fine defensive player in both leagues. After a stint with the Orioles in 1956, he served as a Minor League manager (1957 to 1959) and returned to the Major League level with the Cubs in 1960. During that year he served as a coach and briefly came out of retirement as a player; he appeared in 28 games. In 1961 he resumed his managerial career in the minors and in 1966, Hatton manager of the Houston Astros (1966 to 1968) however during his tenure, the team failed to yield a winning record. Additionally, he served in the Astros' front office and returned to the field for a stint as coach (1973 to 1974). He died from the affects of advanced age. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Grady Edgerbert Hatton (1897 - 1975)
  Ada Anne Goolsbee Hatton (1897 - 1971)
 
Burial:
Mount Pisgah Community Cemetery
Woodville
Tyler County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Apr 11, 2013
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Grady Edgerbert Hatton, Jr
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Grady Edgerbert Hatton, Jr
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Thanks for the autograph you sent me. Remembering your years managing the Houston Astros. Rest in Peace, Grady.
- Astros2005
 Added: Feb. 11, 2015

- Bettie
 Added: Sep. 9, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Nov. 24, 2013
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