Haas had a great outfield tutor in Tris Speaker with the Athletics in 1928. He adopted
Speaker's style of playing shallow, loping back to catch fly balls over his shoulder
or dashing in for shoetop grabs. He learned bench jockeying from another master,
Eddie Rommel. Haas, Al Simmons, and Jimmy Dykes were sold to the White Sox for $100,000
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»October 12, 1929: At 45, John Quinn (11-9) gets a start against Root. After giving up a home run to Charlie Grimm with a man on in the 3rd, Quinn serves up four straight singles to open the 6th, and in comes Rube Walberg (18-11). The inning ends with the score 7–0. Trailing 8–0 in the 7th, the Athletics, in the greatest rally in World Series history, shake Chicago by scoring 10 runs for a 10–8 victory. The most damaging play is Hack Wilson's misjudgment of a fly from Mule Haas's bat, which goes for a 3-run, inside-the-park home run.