Bob Hazle

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Robert Sidney Hazle

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bob Hazle was a brief shining star with the Milwaukee Braves in 1957. After an injury to Bill Bruton, the Braves recalled Hazle who began by hitting .545 in his first ten games. He continued to stay hot for the rest of the season, finishing the year at .403 in 41 major league games. That led all major leaguers with 100+ AB for the season. Since Ted Williams hit over .400 in 1941, Hazle is the only player to have a season where he hit .400+ in at least 100 at-bats, or with at least 40 hits. (He was 54 for 134.)

In the 1957 World Series, he hit just 2 for 13. It was a sign of things to come. By the following May, he was on his way to the Detroit Tigers. The next season, he was out of baseball. He is thus forever remembered as a one-hit wonder.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Nancy Snell Griffith: "Bob Hazle", in Gregory H. Wolf, ed.: Thar's Joy in Braveland: The 1957 Milwaukee Braves, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 81-84. ISBN 978-1933599717

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