Keith Hattig

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Keith W. Hattig

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Keith Hattig played one season in the minors. His nephew John Hattig was the first major leaguer from Guam and his brother Herbie Hattig joined Keith on the Guam national team that finished a surprising 4th in the 1987 Asian Championship. Another brother, John Hattig Sr., also played for Guam. Keith was Guam's playoff MVP in 1987.

Keith had been the first minor leaguer from Guam, signing with the California Angels. He split 1994 between the Boise Hawks (6 for 29, 6 BB) and AZL Angels (.241/.335/.321 in 41 G). He fielded .992 as the AZL Angels' main second baseman. He had 23 runs, 19 RBI, 25 walks and 5 steals in 7 tries in 50 games for the year. He later played for Guam in the 1999 Oceania Championship, hitting .350 to tie George Malauulu and Scott Talanoa for second (.035 behind Jim Reyes) as Guam won.

He hit .286 with no walks or extra-base hits when Guam played in the 2003 Oceania Championship. His two steals tied Rico Castro for the team lead, though, and he played error-free defense (20 TC). He would spend a lot of time in Guam's local league.