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Haywood Sullivan
Full Name: Haywood Cooper Sullivan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: Dec 15, 1930 in Donaldsonville, Georgia
College: None
Major League Debut: Sep 20, 1955
Died: Feb 12, 2003 in Fort Myers, FL


CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
 BATTING
YEAR TEAM LG AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG
1955
1957
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
KCA
KCA
KCA
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
.000
.000
.000
.161
.242
.248
.212
2
2
4
52
117
95
40
6
1
2
124
331
274
113
1
0
0
9
42
33
9
0
0
0
20
80
68
24
0
0
0
1
16
7
6
0
0
0
0
2
2
1
0
0
0
3
6
4
0
0
0
0
10
40
29
8
0
0
1
16
46
31
15
1
0
1
24
45
54
15
.000
.000
.333
.255
.333
.325
.300
.000
.000
.000
.242
.356
.332
.283
Totals AVG
.226
G
312
AB
851
R
94
H
192
2B
30
3B
5
HR
13
RBI
87
BB
109
K
140
OBP
.312
SLG
.318

 BATTINGBASERUNNINGMISC
YEAR TEAM LG HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1955
1957
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
KCA
KCA
KCA
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
3
9
6
6
0
0
0
30
118
91
32
0
0
0
2
0
5
2
0
0
0
0
1
5
1
0
0
0
1
1
2
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
-.---
-.---
-.---
-.---
1.000
1.000
-.---
--.-
--.-
--.-
41.3
55.2
68.5
--.-
6.0
--.-
2.0
5.2
7.4
5.1
7.5
Totals HBP
1
GDP
24
TB
271
IBB
9
SH
7
SF
6
SB
2
CS
0
SB%
1.000
AB/HR
65.5
AB/K
6.1


CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
YEAR TEAM LG POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1955
1957
1959
1960
1961
1961
1961
1962
1962
1963
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
KCA
KCA
KCA
KCA
KCA
KCA
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
C
C
C
C
OF
1B
C
1B
C
C
2
1
2
50
5
16
88
1
94
37
12
2
4
252
7
115
426
2
488
243
11
2
4
237
6
101
387
2
447
226
1
0
0
13
0
12
32
0
31
15
0
0
0
2
1
2
7
0
10
2
0
0
0
5
0
12
7
0
2
3
1.000
1.000
1.000
0.992
0.857
0.983
0.984
1.000
0.980
0.992
Totals G
296
Ch
1551
PO
1423
A
104
E
24
DP
29
FPCT
0.985


Haywood Sullivan is the father of Marc Sullivan also a catcher. To see all of the Father-Son combinations of catchers Click here for FAMILY.

Sullivan signed as a catcher for $50,000 with the Red Sox in 1952. He never hit for the Red Sox but played regularly for the A's in 1961-62, and managed them to a last-place finish in 1965. He later became the Red Sox' general manager and was part of the group that bought the team when Tom Yawkey died, becoming president of the franchise.


FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Haywood Sullivan, the former co-owner and general manager of the Boston Red Sox who was blamed for the departure of Carlton Fisk, died Wednesday. He was 72.
Sullivan had suffered a stroke, Red Sox spokesman Kevin Shea said.
Sullivan joined Jean Yawkey and Buddy LeRoux as part-owner of the Red Sox in 1978 and served as general manager from 1978-83. His place in Boston lore was assured in 1980 when he did not mail in a timely fashion a contract to Fisk, the popular catcher who wound up in the Hall of Fame.
While it is unclear whether the move was done on purpose, Fisk became a free agent, signed with the Chicago White Sox and played another 13 seasons.
Sullivan ultimately was replaced as general manager following an attempted coup by LeRoux, who tried to wrest control of the team from Sullivan and Yawkey. The saga ended in court and Sullivan was replaced as general manager by Lou Gorman.
Sullivan last worked for the Red Sox in 1993.
"My wife, Sue, and I are truly saddened by the passing of Haywood Sullivan, a dear friend and one of the great baseball executives of our generation," Commissioner Bud Selig said. "Haywood was a very decent and good person, both professionally and personally, and was a credit to the game and to the Red Sox franchise. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Sullivan family. We will miss him."
A native of Georgia, he had a brief major league playing career with the Red Sox and Kansas City Athletics, hitting .226 in 312 games. His first major league hit came for Boston in 1960 after five seasons and 16 at bats.
Sullivan managed Kansas City for most of the 1965 season and led the Athletics to a last-place finish.
Sullivan's son, Marc, was a catcher for the Red Sox over five seasons from 1982-87.