Hank Mason was born on Friday, June 19, 1931, in Marshall, Missouri. Mason was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 12, 1958, with the Philadelphia Phillies. 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 Hank Mason baseball stats page.
" A PISTOL OF A PLAYER . Henry 'Bo' Mason, of Marshall, MO, came to the Monarchs in 1951. He pitched a no-hitter on June 27, 1954, against the Indy Clowns in Cincinnati. His contract was sold to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1955, with an option to Schenectady (NY). There he won 14 games and threw a one-hitter. The next season, 1956, he won 15 games and led the Eastern League with 7 shutouts." - Author Larry Lester in Black Baseball in Kansas City (Arcadia Publishing. 12/12/2000. Page 87)
Hank 'Pistol' Mason Autograph on a 1960 Topps Baseball Card (#331 | Checklist )
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Henry Mason was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies ( 1958 , 1960 ). Hank, his nickname, made his big league debut on September 12, 1958 , in Connie Mack Stadium, and the first batter he faced was Willie Mays , a moment he shared with Baseball Almanac:
" Semp had a rough start and got yanked early, Jim did a little better. I didn't expect to be called in that early, and wasn't really ready. Then who did I see waiting for me? Willie Mays . I was not nervous that day, until that moment. I think I threw him four straight balls. Jimmie ( Coker ) came out and asked if I was going to be okay. I said I would be fine, it was just ... Willie Mays . He told me stop pitching to the person you see, just throw the ball to me."
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