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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Former Astros manager, Beaumont-native Hatton dead at 90

RIP, Grady Hatton…or as we used to call him The Creeper.

Grady Hatton Jr., a Beaumont-native, major league baseball player and manager of the Houston Astros, died Thursday morning from causes relating to cancer, his daughter-in-law said.

Hatton was born in Beaumont and played in the majors from 1946-60 after attending the University of Texas-Austin. He made his major league debut on April 16, 1946 as a 23-year-old second baseman with the Cincinnati Reds. In 1952, he was named a National League All-Star.

In 1966, Hatton began a three-year career managing the Astros, which concluded with a 164-221 record.

Repoz Posted: April 11, 2013 at 09:34 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: April 12, 2013 at 12:22 AM (#4411405)
The Creeper


bad link...

RIP, Grady Hatton.
   2. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: April 12, 2013 at 09:57 AM (#4411578)
Beaumont is not a nice place.
   3. BDC Posted: April 12, 2013 at 02:44 PM (#4412012)
Beaumont's OK; it's like Secaucus, NJ except with palm trees.

Hatton had an interesting career, one of very few players (I'd imagine) to have all his minor-league playing time concentrated at the end of his career. He was a star ballplayer for the University of Texas in the early 40s, went on to be a star armed-services ballplayer during the war, and walked straight into the Reds' dugout in 1946. But then (as often happened in those days) he hung on in the high minors for several years after his major-league career, in the late 1950s.
   4. Steve Treder Posted: April 12, 2013 at 04:19 PM (#4412125)
Hatton had an interesting career, one of very few players (I'd imagine) to have all his minor-league playing time concentrated at the end of his career. He was a star ballplayer for the University of Texas in the early 40s, went on to be a star armed-services ballplayer during the war, and walked straight into the Reds' dugout in 1946. But then (as often happened in those days) he hung on in the high minors for several years after his major-league career, in the late 1950s.

Indeed, and it looked for all the world as though he was going to be a real star. But he would never again hit as well as he did at ages 23/24, failing to develop and fading to utility status by the age of 30.
   5. NattyBoh Posted: April 13, 2013 at 11:14 AM (#4412960)
Beaumont's OK; it's like Secaucus, NJ except with palm trees.


Beaumont, Texas had pig farms? And the county asylum?
   6. Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC) Posted: April 13, 2013 at 12:32 PM (#4412996)
And a chili cookoff that Milhouse Van Houten's grandfather once won.

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