Scott Hatteberg

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Scott Allen Hatteberg

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Biographical Information[edit]

Scott Hatteberg hit .292/.346/.417 for Team USA in the 1990 Baseball World Cup. He split catching duties for the team with Troy Tallman. He helped the US to a Bronze in the 1990 Goodwill Games.

He began his major league career as a catcher for the Boston Red Sox. His career was resurrected by the Oakland Athletics as an everyday first baseman without power. He is featured in the book Moneyball. He played a key role in the A's 20-game winning streak in the season memorialized in the book (2002), as he hit the walk-off homer that gave the A's win #20.

Injuries to his arm forced Hatteberg from the catcher position where he had a great deal of difficulty throwing out runners.

In 2011-2013, Hatteberg was a Special Assistant to Baseball Operations for the Oakland A's. In 2012, he replaced Ray Fosse for 20 games on A's television broadcasts.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Bob Nightengale: "As Indians aim for 20th straight win, 'Moneyball' hero Scott Hatteberg can't wait to watch", USA Today Sports, September 12, 2017. [1]

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