Gabby Hartnett

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Birthday
20, 1900
Birthplace
Rhode Island
Death Date
Dec 20, 1972 (72)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
20, 1900
Birthplace
Rhode Island
Death Date
Dec 20, 1972 (72)

About

MLB catcher who hit the famous 'Homer in the Gloamin,' a game-winning shot that put the Chicago Cubs in first place in 1938.

Before Fame

He started playing baseball as a kid in leagues just outside of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Trivia

He was the catcher in the 1932 World Series when slugger Babe Ruth allegedly called a home run.

Family Life

He had one son and one daughter with his wife Martha.

Associated With

He was the catcher for Carl Hubbell in the 1934 All-Star game when Hubbell struck out the famed "Murderer's Row."