Ziggy Hasbrook

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Robert Lyndon Hasbrook
born Robert Lyndon Hasbrouck

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Although he did not appear in a game in 1919, Ziggy Hasbrook may have been on the roster of the Chicago White Sox as he was apparently called to testify about Black Sox planning near the end of September, saying that he was aware of a meeting that was held that he wasn't invited to attend.

Ziggy played in 9 games for the White Sox in 1916 and 2 games in 1917. Since the 1917 team won the World Series, he was part of that team although he did not appear in the Series. Ziggy was mostly a first baseman in the majors.

In the minors, Hasbrook played eight seasons. His first four were with the Muscatine Wallopers of Muscatine, IA. Ziggy was from Iowa and spent most of his life there. His best year with the bat was with the 1919 Des Moines Boosters, for whom he hit .309 with 35 doubles. He also managed for part of the season for the 1928 Cedar Rapids Bunnies of Cedar Rapids, IA.

This site [1] states he played pro football in 1921.

This site [2] indicates Ziggy was born with the name Hasbrouck, and grew up in Iowa, residing at least part of the time in Palermo Township, IA. After baseball he again lived in Palermo, as well as in Cedar Rapids and Sioux City, IA. He died, however, in Texas and is buried there.

He is the only major leaguer remembered with the first name Ziggy, although Ken Sears had it as a nickname and a few minor leaguers have been named Ziggy. His last name, Hasbrook, is also unique among major leaguers.

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