Charles James “Chick” Hafey was a rifle-armed outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals during their famous “Gas House Gang” period (1924-31). He also played for the Cincinnati Reds (1932-37). During his 13-year career he hit over .300 nine times, totaled 1466 hits and had a .317 batting average. He was the NL batting champ in 1931 with a .349 mark. In the inaugural All-Star Game in 1933, he collected the first hit in the Midsummer Classic’s history. He was an important member of the Redbirds’ NL pennant winning teams in 1928 and 1930, and Championship teams of 1926 and 1931. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971 via Veteran’s Committee.
April 28, 2015
St. Helena, CA