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Bruno Philip Haas
Birth: May 5, 1891
Death: Jun. 5, 1952

Major League Baseball Player. A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, he appeared in 6 major league games, yet had a very interesting career in pro sports, nonetheless. Haas’ only start was a most memorable one, coming on his Major League debut on June 23rd, 1915. Hurling for the ‘rebuilding’ Philadelphia Athletics, he set a record by walking 16 men and throwing 3 wild pitches in a 15–7 loss to the Yankees. That loss was the second of the day for the Athletics as they lost both ends of a double header to New York. Haas, who attended Worcester Academy, broke the record of 15 walks set by Boardwalk Brown. He appeared in five more games before being sold to the team whom he set the walk record against, the New York Yankees. Later in 1916 he signed with Wilkes-Barre of the Tri-State League, where he quit the mound for good to become an outfielder. Switching from the mound proved to be a wise move as he swung the bat with authority, becoming a fine all around player. At the end of the ’16 season the Chicago White Sox signed him to a contract and sent him to the Coast League for seasoning. After service during World War 1 with the US Navy Aviation Service, he signed with the White Sox organization, joining them for Spring training in Mineral Springs, TX in 1919 after his discharge. Unable to make the club out of Spring training, the Sox sent him to Milwaukee. On March 4th, 1920 the White Sox sold him to the St. Paul Saints. Haas went on to play in the American Association for nearly a decade, becoming one of it’s better hitters. In 1926, for St. Paul, he struck 51 doubles, leading the league in two sack hits. To help keep himself in shape in the off season, Haas often ice skated, and for a time, was a backup goalies for the St. Paul Club of the American Hockey Association. Tough as nails on the field with a bit of a temper, he was suspended for three games in 1928 by American Association President Hickey for using profanity in a game against Toledo. He was traded to the Toledo Mudhens in December of 1930 for Cowboy Jones. At Toledo his manager was Casey Stengel. Haas' career in baseball flourished even after his career as an active player came to an end. He helped found the Class D Northern League (Northwest Baseball League) where he owned and managed the Winnipeg Blues. A successful entrepreneur, Haas spent his winters in Florida where he worked as a contractor. He also scouted for the A’s. Haas died on June 5th, 1952 in a hospital in Sarasota, Florida. Many obituaries reported that he died as a result of injuries from a fall he suffered two months earlier, when he fell off the roof of a house he was supervising work over. In reality, Haas died from Cancer of the Left Ureter and anemia, which he had been suffering from for more than 6 months. His body was returned to his native Worcester for burial at the Hope Cemetery. (bio by: Frank Russo) 
 
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Hope Cemetery
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Frank Russo
Record added: Feb 24, 2006
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Bruno Philip Haas
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