Harvey Haddix

Birthdate09/18/1925
Death Date01/08/1994
Debut Year1952
Year of Induction
Teams Cardinals, Orioles, Phillies, Pirates, Reds
Position Pitcher

Remembered for his 12-inning perfect game, Harvey Haddix won 136 games, was a 3X All Star & Gold Glover & a pitching coach for 14 years.

 

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In the collection:

Handwritten note from Haddix reflecting on his perfect game

Handwritten note from Haddix reflecting on his perfect game

Haddix, who passed away in 1994 was a willing signer through the mail for a number of years. In the collection is a not written in Haddix’s hand detailing that night. “Jim, they declared my ball game not a no-hitter, but they can’t change the game. I am
1960 Topps card commemorating Harvey Haddix's 12-inning gem

1960 Topps card commemorating Harvey Haddix's 12-inning gem

The date was May 26, 1959. Harvey Haddix faced a Milwaukee Braves lineup with a pair of Hall of Famer sluggers who would each tally more than 500 homers. Joining Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews in the lineup were Joe Adcock and Andy Pafko, featured hitters in their own
Lifetime pass for Harvey Haddix

Lifetime pass for Harvey Haddix

Here is a lifetime pass from the early 1960s given to pitcher Harvey Haddix. A three-time Gold Glove Award winner, a three-time All-Star, and winner of 136 games, Haddix is best remembered for pitching a 12-inning perfect game before taking the loss in the 13th. Haddix held down a Milwaukee Braves
Ultra rare leather lifetime pass -- this one good for Haddix and one

Ultra rare leather lifetime pass -- this one good for Haddix and one

Many lifetime passes remain in the family long after a player has passed away, others are donated to the Hall of Fame. The pass shown above is an ultra-rare leather pass. Internet searches yield little or no information about passes of the leather variety.
One week pass to Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, signed by Jackie Jensen

One week pass to Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe, signed by Jackie Jensen

This pass might not get Haddix into baseball games but it did afford him, “complimentary privileges at all Harrah’s restaurants and bars plus check-cashing privileges.” It’s signed by 1958 American League MVP Jackie Jensen and with a start date of October
After his playing career, Haddix became a pitching coach

After his playing career, Haddix became a pitching coach

After his 14-year Major League career was over, Haddix became a pitching coach for five teams for 14 more seasons. This autographed card shows him as pitching coach with the Pirates, a job that would be his last in baseball and would span from 1979-1984, giving him his

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Lifetime passes were the brainchild of NL President Ford Frick; here’s a pictorial history

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Lifetime pass

A newspaper man turned league publicist turned league president came up with a brilliant idea in 1934 — reward longtime National League players with a lifetime pass to all NL games. Senior Circuit owners approved Ford Frick’s proposal at the league meeting in December of ’34. A few months later, Frick sent out ornately decorated paper Lifetime Passes to the NL’s greatest players. He even sent one to Babe Ruth who appeared in all of 28 games for the Boston Braves in 1935. A 21-year veteran of the American League, the Babe was grateful if not surprised when he remarked, “At least the National League has a heart”. An image of the original paper pass presented to Hall of Fame outfielder Sliding Billy Hamilton can be seen below. A similar pass curiously issued to Stan Coveleski, a lifetime American Leaguer is also shown. Perhaps shamed by Ruth’s remarks, the American League joined forces in 1936 to issue a pass to all Major League contests. Players with twenty or more years of service received a solid gold pass. Seventeen men qualified for the true “golden ticket” — Ruth, Fred Clarke, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Bill Dahlen, Harry Davis, Red Faber, Walter Johnson, […]

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