Newt Halliday

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Newt Halliday
First baseman
Born: (1896-06-18)June 18, 1896
Chicago, Illinois
Died: April 6, 1918(1918-04-06) (aged 21)
Great Lakes, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 19, 1916, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
August 19, 1916, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Games played1
At bats1
Hits0
Teams

Newton Schurz "Newt" Halliday (June 18, 1896 – April 6, 1918) was an American baseball player. He appeared in a portion of one game in Major League Baseball as a first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 19, 1916. Halliday had three putouts and an assist in the game and struck out in his only at bat.[1] Aside from his one major league game, there is no record of Halliday having a minor league baseball career.[2]

Halliday joined the United States Navy after the United States entered World War I. He attended the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, where he contracted tuberculosis, which led to his death at the age of 21.[3][4]

Halliday was one of eight Major League Baseball players known either to have been killed or died from illness while serving in the armed forces during World War I. The others were Alex BurrHarry Chapman, Larry ChappellHarry Glenn, Eddie GrantRalph Sharman and Bun Troy.[5]

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  1. ^ "Newt Halliday Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "Newt Halliday Minor League Statistics". baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Russo, Frank (2006). Bury My Heart at Cooperstown: Salacious, Sad, and Surreal Deaths in the History of Baseball. United States: Triumph Books. p. 272. ISBN 1572438223.
  4. ^ Gary Bedingfield. "Newt Halliday". Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice. Gary Bedingfield and Baseball Almanac. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "World War I Deaths". Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice. Retrieved June 8, 2014.

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