Date and Place of Birth: September 6, 1924 West Columbia, South Carolina
August 30, 2007 Tampa, Florida
Baseball Experience: Major League
Military Unit: 21st Engineer Regiment, 101st Airborne Division US Army
Area Served: Mediterranean Theater of Operations
B “Hal” Jeffcoat was born on September 6, 1924 in
Jeffcoat was in combat
with the 21st Engineer Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division
Jeffcoat left the
service at the end of 1945 and followed in his brother George’s
footsteps by signing a professional baseball contract with the
Chicago Cub’s organization. George had pitched professionally
since 1935 and had brief stints with Dodgers and Braves. Hal
signed as an outfielder and the brothers briefly played together
He was back with
The Cubs traded Jeffcoat to the Reds at the end of 1955 and he enjoyed three seasons as a starter/reliever (he was 12-13 in 1957) before he was traded to the Cardinals and concluded his major league career after the 1959 season.
Jeffcoat pitched for
Hal Jeffcoat passed away
on August 30, 2007 in
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