Truck Hannah

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Truck Hannah
Danny Murphy and Truck Hannah.jpeg
Catchers Danny Murphy (left) and Truck Hannah (right)
Catcher
Born: (1889-06-05)June 5, 1889
Larimore, North Dakota
Died: April 27, 1982(1982-04-27) (aged 92)
Fountain Valley, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1918, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1920, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Batting average .235
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 66
Teams

James Harrison "Truck" Hannah (June 5, 1889 – April 27, 1982) was a Major League Baseball catcher who also had a lengthy minor league career.

Hannah played 3 seasons with the New York Yankees (1918–1920). He had 173 career hits in 736 at bats. He also had 5 home runs.

Hannah's minor league playing career extended from 1909, when he played for Tacoma of the Northwestern League, through 1940, when he played for Memphis of the Southern Association.

Hannah managed for seven seasons in the minor leagues, serving as player-manager of the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League during 1937-38-39. He is a member of the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.[1]

Truck Hannah played himself in two Paramount films, Warming Up (1928), Paramount's first sound features (with music and sound effects only), and Fast Company (1929).[2] He was the father of Helen Hannah Campbell (1916-2013), who was a chaperone for the Muskegon Lassies in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.[3]

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