Herbert H. Hash

posted 2008-05-22 13:57:58 by mike

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) - Herbert H. Hash, the oldest living former Red Sox pitcher, has died. He was 97.

Hash played two major league seasons, both with Boston, and compiled an 8-7 record with a 4.98 ERA in 38 appearances, including 12 starts. He was 7-7 with a 4.95 ERA in 1940 and 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA in four games, all in relief, in 1941.

The oldest living former Red Sox player is third baseman Billy Werber, who turned 99 last June 20.

At Richmond, Hash was a three-year letterman in basketball and baseball and was also a high jumper on the track team. He was a member of Richmond's 20-0 basketball team in 1935, and he finished with a 13-4 record as a pitcher.

Hash was inducted into the university's 1985-86 Hall of Fame class.