Hal Haid

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Harold Augustine Haid

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Hal Haid had two major league careers. He came up at age 21 for one game with the 1919 St. Louis Browns. Then, many years later he came up at age 30 to start five more seasons in the majors (1928-1931 and 1933).

He outlasted George Sisler, who had been a teammate on the 1919 Browns. Sisler's last major league season was with the 1930 Boston Braves, and so he missed Hal Haid's 27 games with the 1931 Braves.

Haid, the only major leaguer (through 2009) to come out of Belmont Abbey College, was there from 1912 to 1915. He pitched in the minors for many years, and had four years with St. Joseph (winning 20 in 1925), two with Syracuse (winning 15 in 1927), two with Seattle (winning 20 in 1932), and four with Oakland (winning 13 in 1934 at age 36). Willie Ludolph was a teammate during all four of Hal's years in Oakland. As a major league pitcher, he was principally a reliever, making 119 career appearances with only 14 starts.

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