Arnold Hauser

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Arnold Hauser
Arnold Hauser in 1915.
Born: (1888-09-25)September 25, 1888
Chicago, Illinois
Died: May 22, 1966(1966-05-22) (aged 77)
Aurora, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1910, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1915, for the Chicago Whales
MLB statistics
Batting average .238
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 137

Arnold George "Peewee" Hauser (September 25, 1888 in Chicago, Illinois – May 22, 1966 in Aurora, Illinois) was a German American shortstop in Major League Baseball.

Hauser, after starting for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1911 and 1912, was befallen with a series of personal tragedies when in short succession his father and mother died, two children were burned to death in a fire, and his wife died.[1] The tragedies, which took place over the course of just a few weeks, pushed Hauser to the edge of mental breakdown and essentially wrecked Hauser's career.[1]

After being out of baseball for most of 1913 and all of the 1914 season, Hauser unsuccessfully attempted to come back with the Cardinals in 1915.[1] Failing to land with the Cardinals, Hauser played 23 games for the Chicago Whales of the Federal League, ending his career on September 29, 1915.[2]

Hauser was called a "quiet, gentlemanly little chap" and was regarded as a promising talent.[1] During his interrupted 1913 season, Hauser hit a career-best .289 in 22 games played.[2]

Hauser's 1912 trading card issued by the American Tobacco Company.


  1. ^ a b c d "Arnold Hauser," New York Call, vol. 8, no. 195 (July 14, 1915), pg. 4.
  2. ^ a b "Arnold Hauser," Retrieved December 16, 2010.

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