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Hillis Layne:

Washington Senators Third Baseman

 

 

Hillis Layne

Hillis Layne

 

Sportshistory:

Hillis Layne:

Washington Senators Third Baseman

 

Ivoria Hillis Layne (February 23, 1918 – January 12, 2010), nicknamed Tony, was an Ameirican third baseman in Major League Baseball for three seasons with the Washington Senators between 1941 and 1945.

In a three-season career, Layne was a .264 hitter (75-for-284) with one home run and 28 RBI in 107 games, including 37 runs, nine doubles, four triples, three stolen bases, and a .321 on-base percentage.

Following his majors career, Layne led the Pacific Coast League hitters in 1947 with a .367 average. From 1955 through 1958, he served as a player/manager for the Lewiston Broncs of the Northwest League, winning the league batting title in 1955 (.391) and ending second in both 1956 (.354) and 1957 (.340). In four NWL seasons, he collected a .362 average with a .468 OBP and led the league's third basemen in fielding percentage during three consecutive seasons (1955–57).

In 1,796 minor league games, Layne hit .335 with 83 home runs and 953 RBI. He later scouted for the Texas Rangers. In 1987, he was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

Hillis Layne died January 12, 2010, of a heart attack suffered two days earlier.

 

 

Batting Stats for Washington Senators Third Baseman Hillis Layne:

Year

Team (League)

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

HBP

SH

GDP

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

1941

Washington (AL)

13

50

8

14

2

0

0

6

4

5

0

0

2

1

1

0.28

0.333

0.32

1944

Washington AL

33

87

6

17

2

0

0

8

6

10

2

1

2

2

0

0.195

0.263

0.218

1945

Washington AL

61

147

23

44

5

4

1

14

10

7

2

1

7

0

1

0.299

0.352

0.408

Total (3 years)

107

284

37

75

9

4

1

28

20

22

4

2

11

3

2

0.264

0.321

0.335

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Hillis Layne Data

Position: Third Base

 

Personal Information:

Born: February 23, 1918

Died: Jan. 12, 2010 (age 91)

 

Baseball Career:

Washington Senators (AL) (1941, (1944–1945)

 

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