Danny Hayling

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Biographical Information[edit]

Danny Hayling was a successful, though wild, minor league pitcher.

Scouted by Al Campanis at the 1950 Amateur World Series (playing for the Costa Rican national team; he also was with them for the 1950 Central American and Caribbean Games), Hayling was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers, and began his career with a 21-4 record and 3.47 ERA for the Hazard Bombers in 1951, allowing just 196 hits in 236 innings, but walking 169 batters. He won his first 18 decisions. The next year, he allowed 130 walks in 159 innings and in 1954, he allowed 121 in 155 1/3 frames. He went 10-6 with a 3.24 ERA in 161 innings after dropping his walk total to 52.

After spending a few years in the Mexican League, he returned stateside and went 22-9 with a 2.00 ERA for the Hickory Rebels in the Western Carolina League in 1960; he was 22-10 overall, having spent a couple games with the Charlotte Hornets as well. He then returned to Mexico to play out the rest of his career.

He was elected to the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame in its first election, 1994.

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