Fred Hayner

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Fred Hayner
Born: November 3, 1871
Janesville, Wisconsin
Died: January 14, 1929(1929-01-14) (aged 57)
Lake Forest, Illinois
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
August 19, 1890, for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys
Last MLB appearance
August 19, 1890, for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0-0
Earned run average 13.50
Strikeouts 1

Fred Ames Hayner (November 3, 1871 – January 14, 1929), was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played in one game, on August 19, 1890 with the Pittsburgh Alleghenys of the National League. He pitched four innings in relief and allowed nine runs, six of which were earned. Hayner later became a sportswriter for the Chicago Daily News in Chicago and is credited (along with George Rice) with coining the name "Cubs" to refer to the team then known as the Chicago Colts, owing to their young age.[1] The name was officially adopted in 1906.

Hayner also went to Lake Forest College and helped innovate the flying tackle in football.[2][3]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Schlossberg, Dan (2008). Baseball Bits: The Best Stories, Facts, and Trivia from the Dugout to the Outfield. Alpha Books. p. 187. ISBN 9781592577750. 
  2. ^ "Hotchkiss Hall". 2006-11-01. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Fred A. Hayner, Lake Forest University Class of 1895". Retrieved 2016-01-01.