Wednesday, March 23, 2016

1949 Bowman #144: Mickey Haefner, Washington Senators, P

Mickey Haefner spent five seasons in the minors before the Senators picked him up at the age of 30-31 in 1943.  He finished 11-5 with a 2.29 ERA his rookie year, and would become a regular in the Washington rotation the next few years, pitching an average of over 230 innings in 1944-1946.  Haefner ranked among the league top 5 in hit batters every year between 1945-1949.  In the summer of 1949, the Senators sold Haefner to the Chicago White Sox, who then sold him to the Braves in 1950.  Haefner spent all of 1951 in the minors before retiring from baseball.    ...

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