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  • RIP - Herb Hash

    I read alot of people who had successes with him and he was very generous with his autograph, often writing back long letters to those who wrote him.

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    Former Boston pitcher Hash dies
    At 97 years old, right-hander was oldest Red Sox hurler alive
    Associated Press

    CULPEPER, Va. -- Herbert H. Hash, the oldest living former Red Sox pitcher, died Tuesday, according to the University of Richmond, where he played several college sports. He was 97.

    Hash died of a stroke in his hometown of Culpeper, the university's sports department said in a news release.

    He played two Major League seasons, both with Boston, and compiled an 8-7 record with a 4.98 ERA in 38 appearances, including 12 starts. He was 7-7 with a 4.95 ERA in 1940 and 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA in four games, all in relief, in 1941.

    The oldest living former Red Sox player is third baseman Billy Werber, who turned 99 last June 20.

    At Richmond, Hash was a three-year letterman in basketball and baseball and he also was a high jumper on the track team. He was a member of Richmond's 20-0 basketball team in 1935, and he finished with a 13-4 record as a pitcher.

    Hash was inducted into the university's 1985-86 Hall of Fame class.

    Hash is survived by three sons, Herbert Hash Jr. of Boone, N.C., Randy Hash of Bluemont, Va., and Happy Hash of Culpeper, Va.; and a daughter, Reva Hash of Culpeper.
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    I was doing some research over the Thanksgiving holidays 2007 and realized that he was born in the same hometown as I which was a little town in Southwest Virginia named Woolwine. I wrote to him asking about this and he was generous enough to send me back a four page handwritten letter.


    • #3
      RIP Mr Hash.
      Click here to see my autographed 8x10 collection


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