Chick Hafey

Charles James Hafey
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1971
Primary team: St. Louis Cardinals
Primary position: Out Fielder

Although shy and reserved, Chick Hafey spoke loudly with his bat, overcoming several beanings, weak eyes and severe sinus problems to become an outstanding line-drive hitter for the Cardinals and Reds. When failing vision threatened his career, he resorted to eyeglasses and continued to hit at a torrid level, leading the National League with a .349 average in 1931. He strung together six straight years in which he batted .329 or better and equaled a National League record with 10 straight hits during the 1929 season.

"If Hafey had good eyesight and good health, he might have been the finest right-handed hitter baseball has ever known. "
Branch Rickey

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1971
Primary Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Position Played: Out Fielder
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Birth place: Berkeley, California
Birth year: 1903
Played for:
St. Louis Cardinals (1924-1931)
Cincinnati Reds (1932-1935)
Cincinnati Reds (1937)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesG
1283
At BatsAB
4625
RunsR
777
HitsH
1466
Doubles2B
341
Triples3B
67
Home RunsHR
164
RBIRBI
833
Stolen BasesSB
833
WalksBB
372
Batting AverageBA
.317
OPSOPS
.898
On Base %OBP
.372
Slugging %SLG
.526