Hearn, c. 1938
May 21, 1891|
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
|Died: October 10, 1959
Wilson, North Carolina
|September 17, 1910 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
Last MLB appearance
|July 2, 1920 for the Boston Braves|
|Earned run average||4.91|
He was born on May 21, 1891 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
In the minor leagues, Hearn won twenty two games for the 1916 New London Planters. The 1916 squad was named one of the one hundred greatest teams in minor league history by the official Minor League Baseball website.
During his Major League career, Hearn played for the St. Louis Cardinals, the New York Giants, the Federal League Pittsburgh Rebels, and the Boston Braves. He compiled a record of 13–24 over six seasons. He was later a scout for the Boston Red Sox.
Following the 1913 season, Hearn was a member of John McGraw's world touring team. At a game in London, Hearn explained the various grips pitchers used on the ball to King George V. Later in life, he would often brag that he taught the King of England how to throw a curve.
Hearn served as the manager of the North Carolina Tar Heels in 1917 and 1918, and again from 1932 to 1946. He compiled a record of 214–133–2 while in Chapel Hill. Hearn's Tar Heels won six Southern Conference titles and two Ration League titles.
He died on October 10, 1959 in Wilson, North Carolina
- BR page
- BR minors
- NC Sports Hall bio
- New London team
- Gaunt, Robert (1997). We Would Have Played Forever: The Story of the Coastal Plain Baseball League. Baseball America, Inc. ISBN 0-945-16402-5.