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Dick Hall

Dick Hall

Position(s):
3B, OF, 2B, CF, LF, RF, P, 1B
Born:
September 27, 1930
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 6"
Weight:
200 lbs
Major League Debut:
4-15-1952 with PIT

Intro

A deceptive, whip-like motion helped make Dick Hall one of the most successful relief pitchers of the 1960s. Originally an outfielder, Hall found success as a pitcher thanks to his lanky 6'6" frame. He exhibited remarkable control, walking one batter every five innings or so, and twice he recorded as many wins as bases on balls.

Factoid 1

In his last seven major league seasons, reliever Dick Hall walked just 23 batters unintentionally, spanning more than 460 innings pitched.

Factoid 2

Dick Hall was deferred from military duty in Korea in the early 1950s because at 6'6 1/2 inches tall, he was a half-inch over service regulations.

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