Fred Hutchinson

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Birthday
12, 1919
Birthplace
Seattle, WA
DEATH DATE
Nov 12, 1964 (45)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1919
Birthplace
Seattle, WA
DEATH DATE
Nov 12, 1964 (45)

About

Pitcher and manager for the Cincinnati Reds who led the team deep into the playoffs while battling progressing lung cancer.

Before Fame

After serving in the Army in WWII, he returned to baseball, recording consecutive seasons of 10+ wins.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, and in his memory his brother founded the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Family Life

He was born in Seattle, Washington, the third son of Joseph Lambert Hutchinson, a storefront doctor.

Associated With

Like Lou Gehrig, another baseball legend who succumbed to a deadly disease, he left a legacy both on and off the baseball field.