Hal Luby

Third baseman, Baseball Player

1913 –


Who is Hal Luby?

Hugh Max "Hal" Luby was an American professional baseball third baseman, second baseman, manager and front-office executive. Apart from two trials in Major League Baseball with the 1936 Philadelphia Athletics and the 1944 New York Giants, Luby spent his career in minor league baseball. Born in Blackfoot, Idaho, Luby grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and briefly attended Creighton University. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 ft 10 in tall and weighed 185 lb.

Luby the player was a fixture in the Pacific Coast League, performing as a regular for the Oakland Oaks and San Francisco Seals, and batting over .300 three times. As an Oakland Oak, Luby played in 866 consecutive games and never missed a game between 1939 and 1943. Overall, Luby played all or parts of 24 seasons in professional baseball. In 120 games for the Athletics and Giants, he batted .247 with two home runs and 89 hits in 361 at bats. All but nine of those games played occurred during the wartime 1944 season, when Luby was a member of the Giants. During his long minor league career, however, he batted .296 in 2,824 games, and amassed 3,165 hits. He is a member of the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.

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Jun 13, 1913
Also known as
  • Hugh Luby
Lived in
  • Blackfoot

on July 23, 2013


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