Albert Hall (baseball)

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Albert Hall
Outfielder
Born: (1958-03-07) March 7, 1958 (age 56)
Birmingham, Alabama
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 12, 1981 for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1989 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting average .251
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 53
Hits 202
Teams

Albert Hall (born March 7, 1958, in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American former professional baseball player who played the majority of his Major League career for the Atlanta Braves. Hall appeared in a total of 375 games played in the National League between 1981–1989, and 355 of those were as a member of the Braves. He added twenty games to his MLB résumé at the end of his career with the 1989 Pittsburgh Pirates.

Hall was a switch hitter who threw right-handed; he stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighed 155 pounds (70 kg). He was selected by the Braves in the sixth round of the 1977 Major League Baseball Draft out of Birmingham's Jones Valley High School. After spending his first two professional seasons in Rookie ball, Hall quickly developed a reputation as a prolific base stealer in minor league baseball. In successive seasons, he stole 66 (1979), 100 (1980), 60 (1981) and 62 (1982) bases at progressively higher levels of the Braves' farm system. Then, in 1986, he stole 72 bases for the Triple-A Richmond Braves.

Hall spent only two full seasons, 1984 and 1987, in Major League Baseball. His finest big league season was 1987, when he set MLB-career highs in games played (92), runs scored (54), hits (83), doubles (20), triples (4), home runs (three), runs batted in (24), stolen bases (33), and batting average .284. On September 23, he became the first Atlanta Brave to hit for the cycle.

During his MLB career, Hall stole 67 bases and was caught stealing 29 times (.698). In the minors, he had 455 thefts in 566 attempts (.803).

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