Grady Hatton, who played third base in the MLB for over a decade, died Thursday (April 11) at 90 years old, the Associated Press reports. His granddaughter Alyssa Hatton confirms Grady died from the effects of old age, at his home in Warren, an East Texas town.
Hatton first played major league baseball in 1946 for the Cincinnati Reds. He retired after 12 seasons, last playing for the Chicago Cubs in 1960. After his playing years were finished, Hatton became manager of the Houston Astros in his native Texas from 1966-1968.
Following his stint as manager, he worked with the Astros as a scout through 1972. His last position in the MLB was as a scout for the San Francisco Giant in the late 1980s.
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