Waite Hoyt

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Birthdate9/9/1899
Death Date8/25/1984
Debut Year1918
Year of Induction1969
Teams Athletics, Dodgers, Giants, Pirates, Red Sox, Tigers, Yankees
Position Pitcher

Waite Hoyt is the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to play in both the American and National Leagues before he was old enough to vote. 

 

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Waite Hoyt writes detailed analysis of teammate and fellow HoFer Lou Gehrig - stunning content

Waite Hoyt writes detailed analysis of teammate and fellow HoFer Lou Gehrig - stunning content

Lou Gehrig and Waite Hoyt were teammates from 1923-1930. Over those eight years Hoyt saw a terrific transformation of the Iron Horse from a man of “complete unsophistication” with a “mother complex” to a man “assigned by the Supreme Power to fulfill a definite
Page 2 of Lou Gehrig-content letter from Waite Hoyt

Page 2 of Lou Gehrig-content letter from Waite Hoyt

In the second page of this outstanding letter from Waite Hoyt about Lou Gehrig, Hoyt reaffirms his stance with a strong conclusion, “I believe I have outlined the aura in which he played during his wonderful career, both from his original naiveté, to his unblemished peak of accomplishment. I
1933 Goudey autographed by Waite Hoyt

1933 Goudey autographed by Waite Hoyt

Best remembered for ten years, six AL pennants, and three World Series triumphs with the Yankees, Waite Hoyt suited up for six teams during his 21-year big league career. Shown here is a 1933 Goudey baseball card of Hoyt with the Pirates, a team for whom he won 35 games in five years. A two-time 20
Waite Hoyt outlines his greatest thrills in this two-page letter

Waite Hoyt outlines his greatest thrills in this two-page letter

In this two-page letter with stunning content, Waite Hoyt writes about his greatest thrills. The Hall of Fame pitcher goes into great detail in sharing four stories in chronological order. Hoyt shares, “At the age of 15 in the summer of 1915 I signed a contract with John McGraw and the New Yor
Page two with stunning content about Waite Hoyt's greatest thrills

Page two with stunning content about Waite Hoyt's greatest thrills

In page two of the letter, Hoyt gives specifics about learning of his election to the Hall of Fame as well as the induction ceremony itself. Dayton Ohio Journal sports editor Ritter Collett first informed Hoyt of his election via phone. “The impact was so great it shook my nervous system to th
Waite Hoyt letter with Ruth/Aaron comparison

Waite Hoyt letter with Ruth/Aaron comparison

One of the foremost experts on Babe Ruth, Waite Hoyt was in the Bambino’s inner circle of friends. In this letter, Hoyt responds to a question about the comparison between Ruth and Hank Aaron, “Like Ruth vs. Aaron. No comparison, but you simply cannot make that clear to the moderns.̶
Waite Hoyt handwritten letter re: uniforms

Waite Hoyt handwritten letter re: uniforms

Hall of Fame pitcher Waite Hoyt ended his 21-year playing career pitching in Brooklyn in 1937 and 1938. In this handwritten letter he answers a fan’s question about uniforms. “Yes! The Dodgers did wear green trimmed uniforms in 1937 and green and white striped stockings.” Hoyt then

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  1. Frankie says:

    Love baseball & it’s history!

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