Chris Haughey

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Christopher Francis Haughey
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Chris Haughey was one of only two teenagers ever to make his major league debut on his birthday (Larry Dierker was the other).

His debut came on the last day of the 1943 season. Soon after that, he joined the Army and served as a communications instructor, training radio operators. His commanding officer prevented him from playing baseball for the base team with other pro baseball players.

He returned to the minor leagues in 1946, but never to the majors. He was drafted by the St. Joseph Cardinals from the Cambridge Dodgers in the class-C phase of the 1946 Rule V Draft.

He was one of only three known players to be born on the same day as their debut date and final game date (October 3 for Haughey). The others in this small group are George Ross and J.B. Young.

He is the last surviving major league player to have played in the majors during the 1943 season.

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