Hal Weafer

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Harold Leon Weafer

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 215 lb.
  • School Burdett College

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Biographical Information[edit]

Hal Weafer was a minor league first baseman from 1918 to 1933. In 1920 he was on the Chicago Cubs roster, but didn't play and was released in May. He probably had his most success in the class B Virginia League where he played from 1921 to 1927. In 1925 he led the league with a .391 average and in 1926 he hit .354 with 14 HR and 33 2B, both seasons with the Richmond Colts. He also served as player/manager for various clubs from 1928 to 1933. Weafer was a scout for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1933, and, much later, for the New York Mets in 1961-1962.

Weafer began his umpiring career in the Bi-State League in 1935. He worked the International League in 1936-1937, the American Association in 1938-1942, and was an American League umpire from 1943 to 1947.

Weafer entered the Navy in November 1942, and was medically discharged in February 1943 due to a broken arm.

Weafer's brother was major leaguer Ken Weafer

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1928 Wilmington Pirates Eastern Carolina League 68-46 1st none Lost League Finals
1929 Wilmington Pirates Eastern Carolina League 67-52 3rd none Lost League Finals
1930 Winston-Salem Twins Piedmont League none replaced by Claude Joyner
1932 Wilmington Pirates Piedmont League Boston Red Sox replaced by Peahead Walker
1933 Quincy Shipbuilders/Nashua Millionaires New England League Detroit Tigers Quincy moved to Nashua June 6
replaced by Billy Flynn

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