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Sam Hairston was an American professional baseball player who played in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball. He was born on January 20, 1920 in Crawford, Mississippi. He was the son of former Negro Leagues player and manager, John Hairston. Hairston began his professional career in 1941 with the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro American League. He played for the Black Barons until 1945, when he joined the Chicago American Giants of the Negro National League. He played for the American Giants until 1948, when he was signed by the Chicago White Sox. Hairston made his major league debut on April 17, 1949, becoming the first African-American player to play for the White Sox. He played for the White Sox until 1954, when he was traded to the Cleveland Indians. He played for the Indians until 1956, when he was released. Hairston returned to the Negro Leagues in 1957, playing for the Indianapolis Clowns until 1959. He then retired from professional baseball. Hairston was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006. As of 2021, Sam Hairston's net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.

Popular As Samuel Hairston
Occupation Player
Age 77 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 20 January 1920
Birthday 20 January
Birthplace Crawford, Mississippi, U.S.
Date of death October 31, 1997
Died Place Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Nationality MS

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Sam Hairston Height, Weight & Measurements

At 77 years old, Sam Hairston height is 5' 10" (1.78 m) .

Physical Status
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Dating & Relationship status

He is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don't have much information about He's past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, He has no children.

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Children Johnny Hairston, Jerry Hairston Sr.

Sam Hairston Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Sam Hairston worth at the age of 77 years old? Sam Hairston’s income source is mostly from being a successful Player. He is from MS. We have estimated Sam Hairston's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Net Worth in 2022 Pending
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Hairston comes from the biggest major league baseball family, as the father of MLB players Jerry Hairston, Sr. and Johnny Hairston, and the grandfather of Jerry Hairston, Jr. and Scott Hairston. A son, Sammy Hairston Jr., and three grandsons, Johnny Hairston Jr., Jeff Hairston and Jason Hairston played in the minor leagues. The five Hairstons who have played in the majors are tied for the most ever with the Delahanty brothers. The two of the three other three-generation MLB families have four members each: the Boone family (Ray, Bob, Bret and Aaron) and the Bell family (Gus, Buddy, David, and Mike). The Coleman’s are the other three generation MLB family (Joe, Joe, and Casey).


Sam Hairston was born on January 20, 1920 in Mississippi, USA as Samuel Hairston.