Alfred Michael Heist
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Al Heist, an outfielder who played in three seasons in the major leagues, died on Oct. 2, 2006 in Cookson, Okla.
He hit. 255 in 495 at-bats in the major leagues. His numbers include eight home runs, 46 RBI and six stolen bases.
In July 1960, he was traded by the Milwaukee Braves to the Chicago Cubs for Earl Averill. That led to his debut in the majors with the Cubs that season. He hit .275 in 102 at-bats, hitting a home run and driving in six runs.
The next season, 1961, would be his most productive in the major leagues. Heist played in 109 games, hitting .255 in 321 at-bats with seven home runs and 37 RBI.
In October 1961, he was picked by the Houston Colt .45s in the expansion draft. He played 27 games for the team in 1962.
Following his career as a player, Heist was a coach with Houston and San Diego.