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Chick Hafey

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Charles James "Chick" Hafey (February 12, 1903 - July 2, 1973) was an American player in Major League Baseball.

Playing for the St. Louis Cardinals (1924-1931) and Cincinnati Reds (1932-1935, 1937), Hafey was known strong line-drive hitter and batted for a high average on a consistent basis. Hafey also showed some power, averaging 27 home runs and 114 RBI from 1928 to 1930. He won the batting title in 1931 with a .349 clip and was considered for the MVP award.

Hafey was part of two World Series championship teams (in 1926 and 1931), both times as a member of the Cardinals.

On April 11, 1932 Hafey was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, where his career faltered. Although he continued to bat for a solid average, his production numbers fell flat. He missed most of 1935, all of 1936 and retired after a tepid 1937 season.

Hafey finished his career batting .317 with 164 home runs and 833 RBI. He holds the National League record for most consecutive at-bats with a base hit with 10, set in July, 1929.

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.

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