Brooklyn Dodgers. Then and Now: Chris Haughey

Chris Haughey Then

Portrait of Chris Haughey

Chris Haughey was born in Astoria, New York on October 3, 1925.  he was pitching in the Queens CYO League when the Dodgers signed him midway through the 1943 season.

Without throwing a ball in the minors, Haughey made his major league debut on October 3, 1943 against the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field – the last day of the season and Haughey’s 18th birthday. He hurled seven innings in the 6-1 loss but only three of those runs were earned.

Before the start of the next season, on February 15, 1944, Haughey entered military service with the Army.   Here is this from Baseballinwartimes.com:

He was assigned to a Cavalry Replacement Company at Fort Riley, Kansas, but a dispute with a commanding officer ruined his chances of playing with other professional players on the base team. For the next three years, Haughey was a communications instructor, training radio operators.

When he was discharged from the Army in 1946, Haughey was out of practice and his arm was out of shape. He was assigned to Montreal of the International League but released to Asheville of the Tri-State League in May where he was 0-2.

Chris Haughey Now

Haughey later obtained a degree in engineering from FordhamUniversity and worked as an operations manager for a New York oil company. He later spent 20 years as part owner of a men’s clothing store in Salinas, California before moving to Fremont where he continues to live.

I could not find a current picture.
Ref: Baseballinwartime.com, Baseball-fever.com, Baseball Prospectus

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