Chris Haughey

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Christopher Francis Haughey (Bud)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chris Haughey was one of only 2 teenagers ever to make his ML debut on his birthday (Larry Dierker was the other).

His debut came on the last day of the 1943 season. Soon after, he joined the Army and served as a communications instructor, training radio operators. His commanding officer prevented him from playing baseball for the base team with other pro baseball players.

He returned to the minor leagues in 1946, but never to the majors.

He was one of only three known players to be born on the same day as their debut date and final game date (October 3 for Haughey). The others to accomplish this feat are George Ross and J.B. Young.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Richard Tellis: Once Around The Bases, Triumph Books, Chicago, 1998, pp. 72-80.

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