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Don Heffner
Original name: Donald Heffner
Birth: Feb. 8, 1911
Rouzerville
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 1989
Pasadena
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Major League Baseball Player, Manager. The second baseman broke in with the New York Yankees in 1934 and was traded to the St. Louis Browns with $10,000 for shortstop Bill Knickerbocker on Feb. 15, 1938. He was sold to the Philadelphia Athletics on June 14, 1943 and then traded with catcher Bob Swift to the Detroit Tigers for outfielder Rip Radcliff on Oct. 13, 1943. He played only six games for the Tigers in 1944. The right-handed batter hit .241 in his 11-year career in 743 games. He managed in the minor leagues, including stops in Baltimore, San Antonio and San Diego. Heffner became the oldest ever to manage a big-league team for the first time when he was chosen Cincinnati Reds manager to replace Dick Sisler in 1966. He guided the team to a 37-46 record and was fired at the All-Star break and succeeded by Dave Bristol. He coached for the Kansas City Athletics in 1958-60, the Detroit Tigers in 1961, the New York Mets in 1964-65 and California Angels in 1967-68. After he left baseball, he worked for the Santa Anita racetrack. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
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  Dorothy Heffner (1914 - 1975)*
 
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Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum
Altadena
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Mountain Vineyard, Lot 3482, Grave 9-A
 
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Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Mar 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13531562
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