Hack Eibel

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Hack Eibel
Born: (1893-12-06)December 6, 1893
Brooklyn, New York
Died: October 16, 1945(1945-10-16) (aged 51)
Macon, Georgia
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 13, 1912, for the Cleveland Naps
Last MLB appearance
July 17, 1920, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.174
Home runs0
Runs batted in6
Earned run average3.48
Innings pitched10 1/3
Games Finished2

Henry Hack Eibel (December 6, 1893 – October 16, 1945) was a utility player in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Naps (1912) and Boston Red Sox (1920). Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and 220 lb., Eibel batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. Eibel first played in the majors at the age of 18.

During his brief major league career, Eibel did almost everything a player was asked to do, appearing in 30 games, as a relief pitcher (3 games), left fielder (3), right fielder (3), first baseman (1), and pinch-hitter or pinch-runner (20).

In a two-season career, Eibel was a .174 hitter (8-for-43) with four runs and six RBI, including two doubles and one stolen base. He did not hit a home run. In three relief appearances, he posted a 3.48 ERA with five strikeouts and three walks in 10⅓ innings and did not have a decision.

Eibel died in Macon, Georgia at age 51. Macon was also the town of Eibel's final professional ball club team. Eibel retired from baseball in 1924.