Harold Franklin Epps
Born: March 26, 1914 in Athens, Ga.
Died: Aug. 26, 2004 in Houston, Texas
Debut: 1938 | Pos: OF
H: 6' | W: 175 | B: L | T: L
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Hal Epps, who played in 125 games in the major leagues, died on Aug. 26, 2004 in Houston, Texas. He was 90.
Epps was 24 years old when he debuted with the Cardinals in 1938. He played in 17 games that season, hitting .300 in 50 at-bats. According to his obituary, Epps hit a home run in his first at-bat -- his only home run in the major leagues. He played with the Cardinals again in 1940.
His career took him to the Browns in 1943 and 1944 and he ended up with the Athletics at the end of the 1944 season. He had 291 combined at-bats between St. Louis and Philadelphia in 1944, but his nine triples put him in the top five in the league.
In 125 career game, Epps hit .253 with a home run and 21 RBI. He had 99 hits in 391 at-bats and stole five bases.