Grady Hatton Dies; MLB Player Was 90


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Grady Hatton, a Major League Baseball player and a manager for the Houston Astros, has died at the age of 90. According to the Associated Press, Hatton died on Thursday, April 11 at his home in Warren, Texas.

Hatton made his major league debut for the Cincinnati Reds in 1946. He went on to play third and second base for a variety of teams during his 14-year career, including the Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, and Chicago Cubs. Hatton ended his playing career in 1960, with a .245 batting average. He also hit 91 home runs during his major league career.

Hatton became the manager of the Houston Astros in 1966. He coached the team to a 164-221 record during his two and a half years as manager, and was replaced mid-season in 1968. After stepping down he became a scout for the Astros and later scouted for other MLB teams.