Sammy Hale Essentials

Positions: Thirdbase
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height 5-8 Weight: 160
Born: September 10, 1896 in Glen Rose, TX USA
Died: September 6, in Wheeler, TX USA
Buried: Wheeler Cemetery, Wheeler, TX
Debut: April 20, 1920  vs. CLE 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
Last Game: August 23, 1930 vs. WSH 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Full Name: Samuel Douglas Hale

As a Detroit Tiger rookie in 1920, Sammy Hale led the AL with 17 pinch hits in 52 at-bats, but he failed to stick, and the Philadelphia A’s bought him from Portland for $75,000 in 1923. At Philadelphia, he played third base whenever Jimmy Dykes was playing another position. Hale was a smart fielder reputed to have the smallest hands in the game