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Monday, January 11, 2010

Where are they now- Scott Hatteberg

Scott Hatteberg is another native Oregonian who played for the Sox (Ellsbury, Lowrie, and Pesky are some of the others.) He went to high school in Yakima, WA, and college at Washington State University. He was picked by the Sox in 1991 and played with them from 1995 to 2001. One of his claims to fame is that he is the only player to hit into a triple play and then hit a grand slam in his next plate appearance. An injury in 2001 seemingly ended his career, but the Oakland A’s took a chance on him in 2002 and converted him to a first baseman. In that year, Hatteberg hit a walk-off home run in extra innings to preserve the A’s winning streak, a MLB record of 20 games. He played for the A’s for four seasons. He signed on with the Reds in 2006, and was DFA’d in May of 2008.

He is married and has three children. He enjoys playing guitar and fly fishing. He is also scheduled to play himself in an upcoming film adaptation of ‘Moneyball’, the book about Billy Beane’s different approach to fielding top caliber teams.

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