Hap Ward

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Joseph Nichols Ward

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 5' 6", Weight 166 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Joseph "Hap" Ward was one of the local players from the Philadelphia, PA area rounded up by the Detroit Tigers to play the famous game of May 18, 1912 when the regular players staged a strike in support of teammate Ty Cobb, who had been suspended. The ragtag group, which also included a couple of Tigers coaches, was routed by the Philadelphia Athletics, 24-2, before the situation was resolved. Ward was the right fielder, batting 9th, going 0 for 2 with 1 walks and 2 strikeouts. The one time he reached base, he was caught stealing.

He is not the same person as the actor Hap Ward.

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