Mert Hackett

Mert Hackett

Born: November 11, 1859(1859-11-11)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died: February 22, 1938(1938-02-22) (aged 78)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
May 2, 1883 for the Boston Beaneaters
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1887 for the Indianapolis Hoosiers
Career statistics
Games played     256
Hits     203
Batting average     .216

Mortimer Martin "Mert" Hackett (November 11, 1859 – February 22, 1938), was an American Major League Baseball player from Cambridge, Massachusetts, who played mainly as a catcher from 1883 to 1887 for three different team; the Boston Beaneaters, Kansas City Cowboys, and Indianapolis Hoosiers.[1] His brother, Walter Hackett, and cousins John Clarkson, Walter Clarkson, and Dad Clarkson as well as Tim Keefe and Joe Kelley (all born in Cambridge, Mass.) also played in the majors.[1]

Hackett died in his hometown of Cambridge at the age of 78, and is interred at St. Paul Cemetery. His brother, Walter, named one of his sons Mortimer Martin Hackett after him..[1]


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