Born: September 2, 1959|
Died: July 28, 2013 (aged 53)|
|September 19, 1980 for the Baltimore Orioles|
Last MLB appearance
|October 4, 1980 for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Runs batted in||0|
Hazewood was a first round pick, and the nineteenth player selected overall, by Baltimore in 1977. He spent the majority of his career in the minors, playing for the Charlotte Orioles (Class AA) in the 1980s. He was known as a power hitter who struck out frequently and had difficulty hitting a curveball. Hazewood had more strikeouts than hits in every single season he played, at every level, both major and minor league.
He made his major league debut in 1980. Despite hitting .583 during spring training, he would only join the Orioles as a September call-up, appearing in six games and going hitless in five plate appearances with four strikeouts.
Hazewood died from cancer at his home in South Sacramento, California on July 28, 2013. He was 53 years old.
- Robbins, Mike (2004). Ninety Feet from Fame:Close Calls with Baseball Immortality. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers. p. 71. ISBN 0-7867-1335-6.
- Davidson, Joe. "Hometown Report: Local legend Hazewood dies at 53 - Hometown Report - The Sacramento Bee". Sacbee.com. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
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