Hal Jeffcoat

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Hal Jeffcoat
Hal Jeffcoat 1953.jpg
Jeffcoat in 1953.
Outfielder / Pitcher
Born: (1924-09-06)September 6, 1924
Columbia, South Carolina
Died: August 30, 2007(2007-08-30) (aged 82)
Tampa, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 1948, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
August 6, 1959, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average .248
Hits 487
Win–loss record 39–37
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Harold Bentley Jeffcoat (September 6, 1924 – August 30, 2007) was an outfielder and pitcher for the Chicago Cubs (1948–55), Cincinnati Redlegs / Reds (1956–59) and St. Louis Cardinals (1959).

Harold Jeffcoat is the brother of former major league pitcher George Jeffcoat.

In 12 seasons as an outfielder Jeffcoat played in 918 games, 1,963 at-bats, 249 runs, 487 hits, 95 doubles, 18 triples, 26 home Runs, 188 RBI, 49 stolen bases, 114 walks, .248 batting Average, .291 nn-base percentage, .355 slugging percentage, 696 total bases, 47 sacrifice hits and 2 sacrifice flies.

Five of Jeffcoat's seasons he also played as a pitcher where he had a win-loss record of 39–37, 245 games, 51 games started, 13 complete games, 1 shutout, 106 games finished, 25 saves, 697 innings pitched, 772 hits allowed, 365 runs allowed, 327 earned runs allowed, 73 home runs allowed, 257 walks allowed, 239 strikeouts, 22 hit batsmen, 13 wild pitches, 3,053 batters faced, 35 intentional walks and a 4.22 ERA. He is remembered as the pitcher that beaned Brooklyn's Don Zimmer on April 30, 1956, fracturing Zimmer's cheekbone and ending his season.

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