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Kent Hadley

Kent William Hadley
Born: Dec. 17, 1934 in Pocatello, Idaho
Died: March 10, 2005 in Pocatello, Idaho
Debut: 1958 | Pos: 1B
H: 6'3" | W: 190 | B: L | T: L

Yr G AB R H HR RBI SB BA
3 171 363 39 88 14 50 1 .242

>> Visit the Kent Hadley biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.


Kent Hadley, who was part of the trade that sent Roger Maris from Kansas City to the New York Yankees in 1959, died on March 20, 2005 in Pocatello, Idaho.

In his career, Hadley hit .242 with 14 home runs and 50 RBI. His most productive season came in 1959 with the Athletics when he hit .254 with 10 home runs and 39 RBI in 288 at-bats.

He signed with the Tigers in June 1956. In Nov. 1957, he was part of a trade that sent Frank House, Duke Duke Maas, Jim Small, John Tsitouris, and Bill Tuttle to the Kansas City Athletics for Gus Zernial, Billy Martin, Tom Morgan, Lou Skizas, Mickey McDermott, and Tim Thompson.

According to his obituary, Hadley was named All-America first team in 1956 while playing for the University of Southern California.

Following his time in the major leagues, he played baseball in Osaka, Japan.

After retiring for baseball, he worked in insurance in Pocatello, Idaho, for more than 30 years.