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Hal Peck

American baseball player

Died when: 77 years 358 days (935 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Hal Peck

Harold Arthur "Hal" Peck (April 20, 1917 – April 13, 1995) was an American professional baseball right fielder.He played seven seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1943 to 1949 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Athletics, and Cleveland Indians.

In 355 career games, Peck recorded a batting average of .279 and accumulated 15 home runs and 112 runs batted in (RBI).Born in Big Bend, Wisconsin, Peck began to play professional baseball in 1938.

He spent two years in the lower minor leagues, then spent the better part of five years with the Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association.

In 1942, Peck lost two toes in a shooting accident, but despite the injury was able to continue playing baseball.He made his major league debut in 1943 with the Brooklyn Dodgers, then joined the Philadelphia Athletics 1944.

He spent three seasons with them, and was an everyday player in 1945.Peck was then traded to the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians.

He achieved a career high in games played with 114 in 1947, and spent 1948 and 1949 as a pinch hitter.Peck also played a game in the 1948 World Series for the Indians.

After being traded from the Indians after the 1949 season, he retired from baseball, and died in 1995.

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