About Myron Claude "Red" Hayworth
Myron Claude "Red" Hayworth (May 14, 1916 – November 2, 2006) was an American baseball player who played in Major League Baseball from 1944-1945. He was a catcher, listed at 6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m), 200 lb. Hayworth batted and threw right-handed.
Hayworth was born in High Point, North Carolina. His older brother, Ray Hayworth, also was a major league catcher.
He spent more than 50 years in baseball. Considered a light-hitting but solid catcher, he started his professional career in 1936 with the Akron Yankees. After eight years in the minor leagues, he entered the majors in 1944 as one of two catchers for the only St. Louis Browns club to ever win an American League pennant. He shared duties with Frank Mancuso, hitting .222 in 90 games. The Browns lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1944 World Series as Hayworth started all six games, collecting two hits in 17 at bats with one run and an RBI. He played his last majors season with St. Louis in 1945.
In a two-season career, Hayworth was a .212 hitter (91-for-430) with one home run and 42 RBI in 146 games, including 27 runs, 15 doubles, and one triple.
Following his major league career, Hayworth played, managed and coached in the minors, and later served as a scout until the late 1980s.
Hayworth died in his hometown of High Point, North Carolina, at the age of 90.