Rich Hacker

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Richard Warren Hacker (born October 6, 1947 in Belleville, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball player, base coach and scout. Hacker played for the Montreal Expos in the 1971 season as a Shortstop. He played in 16 games in his one year career. He had a .121 batting average, with four hits in 33 at-bats. Hacker attended Southern Illinois University. His uncle is former Major Leaguer, Warren Hacker. Hacker was a base coach in the Major Leagues from 1986 to 1993, coaching for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1986–90 and the Toronto Blue Jays from 1991-93. Hacker coached first base for the Cardinals from 1986–87 and third base from 1988-90. He was the third base coach for the Blue Jays from 1991-93. He coached in two World Series (1987 and 1992) and was on the Blue Jays bench for a third (1993). He also coached in the 1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. His Major League coaching career was ended by a car accident suffered on the Martin Luther King bridge in St. Louis in July 1993. During his recovery from injury He remained a member of the Blue Jays coaching staff but was transferred to off field work such as creating hitting charts of opposing teams. He was replaced as third  ( Wikipedia article )


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