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Larry Haney
Catcher
Born: November 19, 1942 (1942-11-19) (age 67)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
July 27, 1966 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1978 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
Batting average     .215
Home runs     12
Runs batted in     73
Teams

Wallace Larry Haney (born November 19, 1942 in Charlottesville, Virginia) is a former backup catcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1966 to 1978 for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Pilots, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, and Milwaukee Brewers. He later served as bullpen coach with the Brewers. His son Chris Haney pitched in the majors, primarily for the Kansas City Royals.

Haney was valued by teams mainly for his defensive abilities. In addition to his .985 fielding percentage and skill at working with pitching staffs, he threw out 110 of 282 stolen base attempts (39.0%) and picked off 8 baserunners during his career. He was acquired three separate times by the Oakland A's, and was with them during their entire World Championship year of 1974.

Haney's lifetime batting average in 480 games (283 starts) was .215, with 12 home runs, 73 runs batted in, and 49 runs scored.

Career highlights include:

In his minor league career, he led California League catchers with 18 double plays and 38 passed balls while playing for the Stockton Ports in 1962, and led Eastern League catchers with 17 double plays while playing for the Elmira Pioneers in 1963.

After his major league career, Haney went to work for the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He was a major league coach from 1978 until 1991, serving as bullpen coach from 1978 until 1989 and pitching coach in 1990 and 1991.[1] He continued working for the Brewers in various capacities until 2006.[2]

Haney's Topps baseball cards for 1968 and 1969 are popular because the 1969 card is simply the reverse image of the 1968 card. He appears as a left-handed throwing catcher (with a mitt that fits on his right hand) in the 1969 card. The player/coach in the background (of both cards) is also reversed.

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