Warren Hacker

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Warren Hacker
Warren Hacker 1953.jpg
Hacker in about 1953.
Pitcher
Born: (1924-11-21)November 21, 1924
Marissa, Illinois
Died: May 22, 2002(2002-05-22) (aged 77)
Lenzburg, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 24, 1948, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1961, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record62–89
Earned run average4.21
Strikeouts557
Teams

Warren Louis Hacker (November 21, 1924 – May 22, 2002) was an American professional baseball player, a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs (1948–56), Cincinnati Redlegs (1957), Philadelphia Phillies (1957–58) and Chicago White Sox (1961).[1] He was also the uncle of former Major League shortstop Rich Hacker.

Hacker's best season was in 1952, when he finished 23rd in voting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award for leading the league in WHIP (.946) and hits allowed/9ip (7.01) and having a 15–9 win–loss record, 33 games pitched (20 started), 12 complete games, 5 shutouts, 5 games finished, 1 save, 185 innings pitched, 144 hits allowed, 56 runs allowed, 53 earned runs allowed, 17 home runs allowed, 31 walks allowed, 84 strikeouts, 1 hit batsmen, 1 wild pitch, 721 batters faced, 1 balk and a 2.58 ERA.

In 12 seasons Hacker had a 62–89 win loss record,[2] 306 games pitched (157 started), 47 complete games, 6 shutouts, 76 games finished, 17 saves, 1,283​13 innings pitched, 1,297 hits allowed, 680 runs allowed, 601 earned runs allowed, 181 home runs allowed, 320 walks allowed, 557 strikeouts,[2] 21 hit batsmen, 10 wild pitches, 5,438 batters faced, 1 balk, a 4.21 ERA[2] and a 1.26 WHIP.

After leaving the major leagues in 1961, Hacker played for the Indianapolis Indians from 1962 to 1965, which he recalled as "maybe the best days I ever had in baseball."[2] He then served as a minor-league pitching coach for the Oakland As from 1967 to 1971, and for much of the 1970s he was a pitching coach in the San Diego Padres' organization.[2]

The native of Marissa, Illinois, died in 2002 in Lenzburg, Illinois, at the age of 77.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Michael Gershman (2004). The Baseball Encyclopedia. p. 926. ISBN 0760753490.
  2. ^ a b c d e John C. Skipper (2000). "Warren Louis Hacker". Take Me Out to the Cubs Game: 35 Former Ballplayers Speak of Losing at Wrigley. pp. 51–56. ISBN 0786462620.

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