Fred Haney

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Fred Haney
Fred Girard Haney
"Pudge"
Bat/Throw: R/R
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 170
Born: 1896-4-25 at Albuquerque, NM (US)
Died: 1977-11-9 at Beverly Hills, CA (US)
Interred: Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum in Culver City, CA (US)
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Fred Haney was a professional player and manager.

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Profile

Personal

  • Resided in Los Angeles, California in 1952.

Pre-professional career

  • Attended Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles, California.
  • Won four letters each in baseball, football, basketball, track and swimming in high school.
  • As a youngster he won a Los Angeles Time award for winning a track event and was given a trip to Catalina Island.

Achievements

  • Made three errors in his pro debut with the Portland Buckaroos of the Pacific Coast International League in 1918.
  • Was named "The Minor League Manager of the year" in 1949 by the Sporting News for his job in piloting the Hollywood Stars to their first Pacific Coast League title.
  • Won the National Sports Award of the Los Angeles Times in 1949.
  • Was a member of the 1928 Indianapolis club that captured the American Association flag and then won the Little World Series from Rochester and that was the only pennant winner Fred played on until 1949.
  • Told a story about being intentionally walked so the pitcher could get at Ty Cobb! "It was an exhibition game" Haney explains "and there were two outs and I was the batter, with Cobb following me in the order. The fans wanted to see Ty hit again so I was walked so they could get another look at him."

Career notes

  • Resigned as manager of the Saint Louis Browns on June 3, 1941.

Outside of baseball

  • Was a radio and television announcer during the off-season.
  • Between managerial stints at Toledo and Hollywood, Haney was play-by-play announcer for Hollywood and Los Angeles games over a local radio station.
  • Was in the U.S. Navy in World War I and there he met another Pacific Coast League manager, Frank O'Doul of San Francisco.
  • Broadcaster for NBC Television Game of the Week in 1960.[1]

Sources

  • 1952 Pacific Coast League Thumbnail Sketches.

Footnotes

  1. "Tuning In", pg 39. The Sporting News, 1960-08-31.
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