Hague peaked in 1970, hitting .271. Traded to the Reds for Bernie Carbo in 1972 after
publicly blaming Cardinal president Gussie Busch for the team's demise, he batted
.270 lifetime (24-for-89) as a lefthanded pinch hitter.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 6, 1970: For the second and last time in his career, Lou Brock steals home, teaming up with Joe Hague in a double steal in the 1st inning against the Mets in St. Louis. Nelson Briles wins 3–0, stopping Tom Seaver's 9-game win streak.