John “Buddy” Hassett  was the captain of both the baseball and basketball team at Manhattan College.  After graduation in 1933,  Hassett  signed a contract with  the New York Yankees. After three years in the Yankee’s farm system, Hassett was sold to the Br0oklyn Dodgers, where he batted .305 in three seasons. Hassett also played for Boston Braves before ending his seven year major league baseball career back with the Yankees. During his first year out of college, Hassett played major league professional basketball for the Union City club in the American Basketball League. In subsequent years, he played a handful of  of pro basketball games, but mainly concentrated on his  pro baseball career.


BUDDY HASSETT Height: 5:11 Weight: 175 College: Manhattan’33
John Aloysius Hassett Born: Sep 5, 1911 Died:  Aug 23, 1997 Hometown: New York, NY
(Brother of Bernard and William Hassett)
(Played Major League Baseball) REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG 9
1929-30 Manhattan (Frosh) College
1930-31 Manhattan College
1931-32 Manhattan College
1932-33 Manhattan College
1932–33 Yonkers Caseys Indep
1933-34 Union City ABL 25 42 22 106 4.2
1933-34 Bronx Kingsbridge St.John’s Lyceum Indep
1934-35 Newark Cagle All Stars Indep
1934-35 Jersey ABL 2 1 0 2 1.0
1938-39 New York Yankees Indep
Major League Totals 27 43 22 108 4.0
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