Harvey Haddix Stats

Harvey Haddix was born on Friday, September 18, 1925, in Medway, Ohio. Haddix was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 20, 1952, with the St. Louis Cardinals. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Harvey Haddix baseball stats page.

"Every once in a while a little guy squeezes in among the giants and shows he can play baseball, too. Such was the case with the diminutive Harvey Haddix, a wee left-hander who stood just five-feet, nine-inches, weighed a mere 160 pounds and in his early days was often mistaken for being a batboy. Haddix, whose nickname was "The Kitten," was no pussycat on the mound. In his first full year in the majors, 1953, he won 20 games. He won 18 the following year, and was in double figures six other times." - Author Rich Westcott in No-Hitters (McFarland Publishing, 02/15/2000, 'Harvey Haddix', Pages 195)
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Harvey "The Kitten" Haddix Autograph on a 1982 Donruss (#651)

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Birth Name:
Harvey Haddix
Nickname:
The Kitten
Born On:
09-18-1925  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Medway, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-08-1994 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Springfield, Ohio
Cemetery:
Asbury Cemetery, North Hampton, Ohio
High School:
Catawba School #1 (Catawba, OH)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
08-20-1952 (Age 26)
Last Game:
08-28-1965
Draft:
Not Applicable
Harvey Haddix

Harvey Haddix Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1952 27 Cardinals 7 6 1 2 2 .500 2.79 3 0 0 42.0 167 31 13 18 4 10 0 31 0 2 0 -
1953 28 Cardinals 36 33 2 20 9 .690 3.06 19 6 1 253.0 1,031 220 86 97 24 69 13 163 9 4 0 -
1954 29 Cardinals 43 35 7 18 13 .581 3.57 13 3 4 259.2 1,087 247 103 114 26 77 14 184 7 3 0 -
1955 30 Cardinals 37 30 3 12 16 .429 4.46 9 2 1 208.0 888 216 103 111 27 62 7 150 2 5 1 -
1956 31 Cardinals 4 4 0 1 0 1.000 5.32 1 1 0 23.2 106 28 14 15 3 10 0 16 1 0 0 -
1956 31 Phillies 31 26 4 12 8 .600 3.48 11 2 2 206.2 870 196 80 98 23 55 9 154 3 6 0 -
1957 32 Phillies 27 25 2 10 13 .435 4.06 8 1 0 170.2 720 176 77 84 18 39 4 136 6 1 0 -
1958 33 Redlegs 29 26 2 8 7 .533 3.52 8 1 0 184.0 773 191 72 79 28 43 7 110 1 7 0 -
1959 34 Pirates 31 29 2 12 12 .500 3.13 14 2 0 224.1 897 189 78 88 26 49 12 149 4 2 0 -
1960 35 Pirates 29 28 1 11 10 .524 3.97 4 0 1 172.1 734 189 76 87 13 38 8 101 3 1 0 -
1961 36 Pirates 29 22 4 10 6 .625 4.10 5 2 0 156.0 646 159 71 72 15 41 6 99 4 2 0 -
1962 37 Pirates 28 20 3 9 6 .600 4.20 4 0 0 141.1 604 146 66 74 17 42 6 101 5 2 1 -
1963 38 Pirates 49 1 15 3 4 .429 3.34 0 0 1 70.0 298 67 26 27 7 20 4 70 8 4 1 -
1964 39 Orioles 49 0 28 5 5 .500 2.31 0 0 10 89.2 354 68 23 26 4 23 8 90 3 2 0 -
1965 40 Orioles 24 0 10 3 2 .600 3.48 0 0 1 33.2 155 31 13 22 5 23 6 21 2 2 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
14 Years 453 285 84 136 113 .546 3.63 99 20 21 2,235.0 9,330 2,154 901 1,012 240 601 104 1,575 58 43 3 -
Harvey Haddix

Harvey Haddix Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1952 27 Cardinals 9 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 .214 .267 .214
1953 28 Cardinals 48 97 21 28 3 3 1 0 11 5 0 19 3 0 2 2 .289 .337 .412
1954 29 Cardinals 61 93 16 18 4 2 0 0 4 5 0 11 0 1 0 1 .194 .232 .280
1955 30 Cardinals 37 73 10 12 2 2 1 0 7 4 0 15 1 0 0 3 .164 .208 .288
1956 31 Cardinals 5 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 .222 .364 .333
1956 31 Phillies 46 93 6 22 4 0 0 0 10 5 0 10 0 0 0 2 .237 .276 .280
1957 32 Phillies 41 68 6 21 3 1 0 0 6 3 0 12 2 1 0 2 .309 .333 .382
1958 33 Redlegs 42 61 11 11 4 0 1 0 1 8 0 18 6 0 0 0 .180 .275 .295
1959 34 Pirates 31 83 3 12 4 0 0 0 5 3 0 17 1 0 0 2 .145 .174 .193
1960 35 Pirates 29 67 7 17 4 0 0 0 7 3 0 15 0 1 0 1 .254 .282 .313
1961 36 Pirates 31 56 2 8 3 0 0 0 3 6 0 14 5 0 0 0 .143 .226 .196
1962 37 Pirates 28 52 9 13 3 1 1 0 5 1 0 11 0 1 0 1 .250 .259 .404
1963 38 Pirates 50 11 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .182 .167 .364
1964 39 Orioles 49 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1965 40 Orioles 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
14 Years 531 798 95 169 37 9 4 0 64 46 0 162 20 5 2 15 .212 .255 .296
Harvey Haddix

Harvey Haddix Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1952 Cardinals P 7 6 126 6 0.9 5 0 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 1.07
1952 Cardinals RF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1953 Cardinals P 36 33 759 60 1.7 58 15 43 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.06
1954 Cardinals P 43 35 779 56 1.3 53 14 39 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .946 1.84
1955 Cardinals P 37 30 624 56 1.5 52 14 38 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .929 2.25
1956 Cardinals P 4 4 71 4 1.0 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.52
1956 Phillies P 31 26 620 38 1.2 37 7 30 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.61
1957 Phillies P 27 25 512 27 1.0 25 10 15 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .926 1.32
1958 Redlegs P 29 26 552 37 1.3 36 10 26 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.76
1959 Pirates P 31 29 673 43 1.4 43 8 35 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.73
1960 Pirates P 29 28 517 56 1.9 55 9 46 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.87
1961 Pirates P 29 22 468 36 1.2 34 5 29 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.96
1962 Pirates P 28 20 424 31 1.1 29 10 19 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .935 1.85
1963 Pirates P 49 1 210 16 0.3 15 5 10 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.93
1964 Orioles P 49 0 269 20 0.4 20 4 16 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.01
1965 Orioles P 24 0 101 8 0.3 7 1 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 1.87
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 453 285 6,705 494 1.1 473 115 358 21 24 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.90
RF Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
14 Years 454 285 6,705 494 1.1 473 115 358 21 24 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.90
Harvey Haddix

Harvey Haddix Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1952 Cardinals 1 0 1.000 0 2 n/a 0.0 2.8 7.0 3.10 6.64 2.14
1953 Cardinals 0 0 .000 2 10 n/a 97.0 5.1 8.8 2.36 5.80 2.45
1954 Cardinals 2 0 1.000 0 18 n/a 0.0 8.5 23.3 2.39 6.38 2.67
1955 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 73.0 4.9 10.4 2.42 6.49 2.68
1956 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.0 9.0 1.60 6.08 3.80
1956 Phillies 0 0 .000 15 1 n/a 0.0 9.3 9.3 2.80 6.71 2.40
1957 Phillies 1 0 1.000 8 6 n/a 0.0 5.7 11.3 3.49 7.17 2.06
1958 Redlegs 0 0 .000 2 11 n/a 61.0 3.4 61.0 2.56 5.38 2.10
1959 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.9 16.6 3.04 5.98 1.97
1960 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.5 9.6 2.66 5.27 1.98
1961 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 4.0 18.7 2.41 5.71 2.37
1962 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 52.0 4.7 10.4 2.40 6.43 2.67
1963 Pirates 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 11.0 5.5 3.50 9.00 2.57
1964 Orioles 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 0.0 3.91 9.03 2.31
1965 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.91 5.61 6.15
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
14 Years 4 0 1.000 29 51 n/a 199.5 4.9 12.5 2.62 6.34 2.42
Harvey Haddix

Harvey Haddix Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1952 St. Louis Cardinals 42 Undetermined - -
1953 St. Louis Cardinals 42 Undetermined Stats -
1954 St. Louis Cardinals 42 Undetermined Stats -
1955 St. Louis Cardinals 42 $20,000.00 Stats -
1956 St. Louis Cardinals 42 Undetermined - -
1956 Philadelphia Phillies 20 Undetermined - -
1957 Philadelphia Phillies 20 Undetermined - -
1958 Cincinnati Redlegs 32 Undetermined - -
1959 Pittsburgh Pirates 31 Undetermined - -
1960 Pittsburgh Pirates 31 $25,000.00 - Stats
1961 Pittsburgh Pirates 31 Undetermined - -
1962 Pittsburgh Pirates 31 Undetermined - -
1963 Pittsburgh Pirates 31 Undetermined - -
1964 Baltimore Orioles 30 Undetermined - -
1965 Baltimore Orioles 30 Undetermined - -


Harvey Haddix was the starting (and winning) pitcher in Game 5 of the 1960 World Series as well as the winning pitcher in Game 7 of that same Fall Classic -- an incredibly memorable Pittsburgh Pirates World Championship over the New York Yankees , recorded in the Baseball Almanac after Bill Mazeroski hit a walk-off home run (off Ralph Terry ) in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Harvey Haddix, Perfect Game
Harvey Haddix (Perfect Game) | The Daily Capital News | May 27, 1959 | Page 6
Did you know that Harvey Haddix, along with Hank Aaron , won a Player of the Month Award in May 1959? Harvey earned his hardware that month by winning three games, striking out forty hitters, and losing one of the most famous games ever pitched in baseball history:

Harvey Haddix " Perfect Game " ( Traditional Box Score / Enhanced Box Score )

One of the two greatest games ever pitched (the other was by Don Larsen ) was hurled by Pittsburgh's little Harvey Haddix on Tuesday, May 26 , at Milwaukee County Stadium. Haddix had joined the Pirates that winter in a blockbuster trade with the Reds .

The 33-year-old Haddix carried a 2-3 record to the mound for the third place Bucs . His opponent for the first place Milwaukee Braves was Lew Burdette , who would pitch a no-hitter himself in 1960. Some 19,194 were in attendance to see Haddix make baseball history.

He did it by pitching 12 perfect innings, the longest hitless game ever hurled. Unfortunately, Haddix lost not only the no-hitter, but the game itself in the 13th inning on a controversial home run by Joe Adcock that turned out not to be a home run.

The little lefty, suffering from a bad cold, mixed a baffling assortment of fastballs and sliders to set down the hard-hitting Braves . Haddix, who struck out eight, had retired 36 batters in a row entering the 13th, an all-time record.

He began the game by getting Johnny O'Brien on a ground out to short, Eddie Mathews on a liner to first, and Hank Aaron on a fly to center. The Braves hit five more balls over the next four innings, but none came close to being a safety.

Haddix didn't strike out two men in the same inning until the ninth, when he fanned Andy Pafko and Burdette for the third time, around a fly to left by Johnny Logan . Burdette was Haddix's final strikeout victim of the game.

In the fatal 13th, Felix Mantilla , batting for the first time, led off the inning, and hit a bouncer to third where Don Hoak fielded it, but threw wildly to first. That broke up the perfect game . But Haddix still had his no-hitter as Mathews bunted Mantilla to second. Aaron was then intentionally walked.

Now, Haddix faced Adcock , and the powerful first baseman slammed the second pitch over the right field fence for an apparent three run home run. But Aaron , thinking the ball had not cleared the fence, touched second and then began to trot back to the dugout. Meanwhile, Adcock raced to third. At the urging of their teammates, Aaron and Adcock returned to their bases and then scored.

No one knew the final score. It took until the next day for the National League President Warren Giles to declare the Braves the winners by a 1-0 count, ruling that Adcock was automatically out for passing Aaron and was credited with only a double, and that Mantilla's run was the only one that counted.

It was a heartbreaking loss for Haddix. His Bucs had managed 12 hits off Burdette , but only two of them had gotten as far as third, once when they loaded the bases with two outs in the third and once on a first-and-third situation with two outs in the ninth.

Source: Researched and written by author Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland, 02/15/2000, 'Harvey Haddix', Pages 195-196).

Havery Haddix Perfect Game
Harvery Haddix (Perfect Game) | The News-Herald (Franklin, PA) | May 27, 1959 | Page 15
In 1959, Harvey Haddix not only lost a perfect game , but he also won a Gold Glove - historical because it also happened to be the first Gold Glove ever awarded to a National League pitcher, the first ever won by a Pittsburgh Pirate , oh, and The Kitty went on to win three consecutive (1958, 1959, 1960)!

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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