He was a cousin of Hall of Famer Bob Feller. RIP.
Waukee native and former Major League Baseball player Harold â€œHalâ€ Manders died Thursday at The Village at Legacy Pointe in Waukee. He was 92.
Manders, a right-handed pitcher, played parts of three seasons in the majors (1941, â€™42 and â€™46), mostly with the Detroit Tigers â€” but also two games with the Chicago Cubs.
He broke into the majors, at age 24, in the same season as future Yankees star Phil Rizzuto. The 1941 baseball season Manders is remembered for Joe DiMaggioâ€™s 56-game hitting streak â€” still a major-league record â€” and the .406 batting average of Ted Williams (no player has hit over .400 since).
In 30 major-league games, Manders produced a 3-1 record and 4.77 ERA, with an equal number of walks and strikeouts (28).
Manders, who attended the University of Iowa, was the cousin of Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller.
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