Date and Place of Birth: October 3, 1925 Astoria, New York
Military Unit: US Army
Area Served: United States
“Chris” Haughey was born in
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
Before the start of the next season, on February 15, 1944, Haughey entered military service with the Army. "It was out of my control," Haughey told Scott Wong of the Oakland Tribune in 2005. "I had to do what everyone had to do. Going into the service was expected of each and every able person."
assigned to a Cavalry Replacement Company at
was discharged from the Army in 1946, Haughey was out of practice
and his arm was out of shape. He was assigned to
regained his form in 1947 pitching for
later obtained a degree in engineering from
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