Mickey Haslin

Michael Joseph "Mickey" Haslin (October 25, 1909 – March 7, 2002), born Michael Joseph Hazlinsky, was a Jewish-Austrian American professional baseball player whose career spanned 13 seasons, six of which were spent in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Philadelphia Phillies (1933–36), Boston Bees (1936), and New York Giants (1937–38). Over his career in the majors, Haslin batted a combined .272 with 265 hits, 33 doubles, eight triples, nine home runs, and 109 runs batted in (RBIs) in 318 games played. He played shortstop, second base, and third base, defensively. Haslin also played in the semi-pros, and minor leagues before breaking into the majors.

In the minors, he played with the St. Catharines Brewers (1930), Stroudsburg Poconos (1932), Kansas City Blues (1937), Jersey City Giants (1938), San Diego Padres (1939–1941), Toronto Maple Leafs (1942), and Indianapolis Indians (1943). Haslin compiled a career minor league batting average of .311 with 881 hits, 155 doubles, 30 triples, and 43 home runs in 776 games played. He batted and threw right-handed. During his playing career, Haslin stood at 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) and weighed 165 pounds (75 kg). After retirement from baseball, he served in the United States Army during World War II.

  1. ^ There were no baptism records for his father, George, or any of George's siblings. The Jas family (George's mother's family, from Galbatő [now Gaboltov]) seems to have become Crypto Jewish only in the Late 1800s. Some branches of the Hazlinsky Family (or perhaps unrelated Hazlinskys) had become Catholic earlier. See, for example, "H*?linsk? at Family Search.

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