Warren Hacker

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Warren Hacker
Warren Hacker 1953.jpg
Hacker in about 1953.
Pitcher
Born: (1924-11-21)November 21, 1924
Marissa, Illinois
Died: May 22, 2002(2002-05-22) (aged 77)
Lenzburg, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 24, 1948 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1961 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 62–89
Earned run average 4.21
Innings pitched 1,283⅓
Teams

Warren Louis Hacker (November 21, 1924 – May 22, 2002) was an American professional baseball player, a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs (1948–56), Cincinnati Redlegs (1957), Philadelphia Phillies (1957–58) and Chicago White Sox (1961). He was also the uncle of former Major League shortstop Rich Hacker.

His best season was in 1952, when he finished 23rd in voting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award for leading the league in WHIP (.946) and hits allowed/9ip (7.01) and having a 15–9 win-loss record, 33 games pitched (20 started), 12 complete games, 5 shutouts, 5 games finished, 1 save, 185 innings pitched, 144 hits allowed, 56 runs allowed, 53 earned runs allowed, 17 home runs allowed, 31 walks allowed, 84 strikeouts, 1 hit batsmen, 1 wild pitch, 721 batters faced, 1 balk and a 2.58 ERA.

In 12 seasons he had a 62–89 win loss record, 306 games pitched (157 started), 47 complete games, 6 shutouts, 76 games finished, 17 saves, 1,283⅓ innings pitched, 1,297 hits allowed, 680 runs allowed, 601 earned runs allowed, 181 home runs allowed, 320 walks allowed, 557 strikeouts, 21 hit batsmen, 10 wild pitches, 5,438 batters faced, 1 balk, a 4.21 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.

The native of Marissa, Illinois, died in Lenzburg, Illinois, at the age of 77.

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