|Date of birth:November 20, 1917|
|Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois|
|Date of death: December 20, 1993(aged 76)|
|Place of death: Olivette, Missouri|
|Debuted in 1941 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last played in 1947 for the Washington Senators|
|Career highlights and awards|
Felix Thaddeus Mackiewicz (November 20, 1917 – December 20, 1993) was an American professional baseball player. An outfielder, he appeared in six Major League Baseball seasons for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1941 to 1943, the Cleveland Indians from 1945 to 1947, and the Washington Senators in 1947. The native of Chicago, Illinois, threw and batted right-handed. He stood 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 195 pounds (88 kg).
Mackiewicz attended Purdue University, where he played college baseball for the Boilermakers from 1938–1940. He signed with the Athletics in 1940 and made his Major League debut in September 1941 after breaking into minor league baseball with the Class B Wilmington Blue Rocks. The 1945 and 1946 seasons were Mackiewicz' only full seasons in the Majors. In 1945, as the Indians' regular center fielder, he got into 120 games, made a career-high 98 hits, and slugged his only two Major League home runs.
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- "Purdue University Baseball Players Who Played in the Major Leagues". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-20. http://www.webcitation.org/69Irqu2b2. Retrieved 20 July 2012.