Bump Hadley

Birth Name:
Irving Darius Hadley
Birth Date:
July 5, 1904
Birth Place:
Lynn, Massachusetts
Death Date:
February 15, 1963
Place of Death:
Lynn Hospital, Lynn, Massachusetts
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
Swampscott Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Bump Hadley was an American Major League Baseball pitcher who began his career in major league baseball in 1926 with the Washington Senators. After 5 years he was traded and played for the Chicago White Sox (1932), St. Louis Browns (1932–34), New York Yankees (1936–40), New York Giants (1941), and ended is career in 1941 with the Philadelphia Athletics. The highlight of his career was his pitching skills with the Yankees helped to win three World Series Championships. As a pitcher he amassed a record of 161 wins and 165 loses with an ERA of 4.24 and a total of 1,318 strikeouts.

Fun Fact

Classmates at Lewis Elementary School couldn’t help but notice how young Irving resembled a husky contemporary comic-strip character named Bumpus. Friends started calling him Bumpus; the sobriquet soon evolved to Bump and was destined to last a lifetime.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Swampscott Cemetery

400 Essex Street

Swampscott, Massachusetts, 01907


North America

Grave Location:

Section A

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery through the old, original gate the road splits at the flag post. Take the right fork and drive a short distance to the next intersection. Walk to the right and look for the Kinsman Backhieri monument and you have found the final resting place of Bump Hadley.

Grave Location GPS

42.48373076, -70.91069452



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