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Former Astros manager Hatton dies at 90


Grady Hatton, who managed the Astros in the late 1960s, has died at the age of 90, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

Alyssa Hatton, his granddaughter, told the AP Hatton died Thursday of the effects of old age at his home in Warren, the small East Texas town where he lived for years. Hatton managed the Astros from 1966-68, compiling a 164-221 record.

Hatton played 12 years in the Major Leagues, hitting .254 for his career with 91 home runs and 533 RBIs for the Reds, White Sox, Red Sox, Cardinals, Orioles and Cubs. He was named to the National League All-Star team in 1952 while with the Reds.

Born in Beaumont, he played baseball at the University of Texas and was a World War II veteran.

A funeral is scheduled for Monday at First Baptist Church of Warren. He will be buried at Mount Pisgah Cemetery near Woodville.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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