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Billy Hamilton
(1888-1901)
"Sliding Billy" stole 912 bases during his career, with over 100 three consecutive years (1889-91). A Hall of Famer, he also batted .404 in 1894. He set a record by scoring at least one run in 24 consecutive games that year, and also set the single-season record for runs scored (196). He led the NL in walks six times.
Guy Hecker
(1882-90)
Like his contemporary Bob Caruthers, Hecker was a pitcher and a slugger. In 1886, with the Louisville Colonels, Hecker won 26 games on the mound while leading the American Association with a .341 BA. He became the first pitcher to hit three home runs in one game (all of them inside-the-park) and set a record with a seven-run game. Two years prior, "The Big Blond" had set an AA single-season record with 52 wins.
Harry Heitman
(1918)
Heitman had a very brief major league career. He pitched one-third of an inning for Brooklyn against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving up a pair of singles and two triples for an ERA of 108.00. Later that day he enlisted in the Navy and never returned to the majors.
Rickey Henderson
(1979-2003)
Henderson's 146 runs in 1985 were the most in the majors since 1949.
Billy Herman
(1931-43, 1946-47)
This Hall of Famer had an inauspicious big league debut. In his first at-bat he tipped a Si Johnson pitch and the ball hit the ground and bounced up to strike him on the head, knocking him unconscious. He was carried off the field on a stretcher.
Paul Hines
(1872-1890)
The first Triple Crown winner in major league history was outfielder Hines (Providence Grays), due to his 1878 marks of .358, 4, 50. He never knew about the honor, however. In fact, Milwaukee's Abner Dalrymple was awarded the NL batting crown that year. Only later did statisticians discover that the 1878 calculations had been erroneous. Hines was aware of the Triple Crown he won in 1879 with marks of .357, 2, 52. He was the first repeat Triple Crown winner.
Bill Hoffer
(1895-99, 1901)
From the time the mound was moved to 60' 6 " from the plate in 1893, the only pitcher to win 30 or more games in his rookie season was Hoffer, with the NL champion Baltimore Orioles in 1895. Known as the Wizard, Hoffer had two more great seasons and then faded quickly away.
Jim Hughey
(1891, 1893, 1895-1900)
Coldwater Jim was the only major league pitcher ever to have 100 complete games without getting a single shutout. Hughey's career record was 29-80 with a 4.87 ERA, which might explain it. Hughey was with the Cleveland Spiders in 1899, a team that went 20-134; Jim won four games that year.
Ken Hunt
(1959-64)
Hunt, who hit 25 home runs in his first full season in the majors (with the California Angels, 1961) snapped his collarbone while flexing his back in the on-deck circle during the 1962 campaign. His was a promising career tragically cut short -- he did not play a full schedule again.
BORN 7.13.34, Grand Forks, ND     .226, 33, 111     
Bill Hutchison
(1884, 1889-95, 1897)
Chicago White Stockings pitcher Bill Hutchison was the last to total 80 victories in two seasons, winning 43 games in 1891 and 37 the following year.
"Wild Bill"     BORN 12.17.1859, New Haven, Conn.     183-163, 3.59