Morris Medlock Hancken
Born: Aug. 30, 1914 in Birmingham, Ala.
Died: Feb. 15, 2007 in Orange, Texas
Debut: 1940 | Pos: C
H: 6'1" | W: 175 | B: R | T: R
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Buddy Hancken, a catcher who played in a single game in the major leagues, died on Feb. 15, 2007 in Orange, Texas.
Hancken's only game came on May 14, 1940 for the Philadelphia Athletics. Hancken did not have an at-bat in the major leagues.
His career in baseball, however, spanned six decades, according to his obituary. He was a minor league manager and baseball scout. He worked as a coach for the Houston Astros for five seasons and later worked in the Astros ticket office and as director of the team's speaker bureau.
He served in the Marines during World War II.