George Stanley Halas
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 164 lb.
- School University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- High School Crane Tech High School
- Debut May 6, 1919
- Final Game July 5, 1919
- Born February 2, 1895 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died October 31, 1983 in Chicago, IL USA
George Halas, better known as a legendary football coach and owner, played one season in the major leagues. He had been a three-sport athlete at the University of Illinois, and after playing minor league ball, came to the majors as an outfielder with the New York Yankees in 1919. It was the year before Babe Ruth came to the Yankees, and the outfield consisted of Ping Bodie, Sammy Vick, and Duffy Lewis. In 22 at-bats, Halas' batting average was .091.
He spent World War I at Great Lakes Naval Training Station; he earned a military discharge by leading the football team to championship.
Halas didn't waste any time moving to football. In 1920 he coached the Decatur Staleys, for whom future major leaguer Chuck Dressen played quarterback. The following year the team became the Chicago Bears.
He was a charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, and won 324 games as an NFL coach.