Waite Hoyt

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Birthdate 9/9/1899
Death Date 8/25/1984
Debut Year 1918
Year of Induction 1969
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

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

Lou Gehrig and Waite Hoyt were teammates from 1923-1930. During that time the pitcher won 128 games, highlighted by back-to-back 20-win seasons starting in 1927. Gehrig started his career at age 19 as a teammate of Hoyt with the 1923 Yankees. By the time Hoyt left New York in 1930, Gehrig was one of
Hoyt writes of Gehrig's

Hoyt writes of Gehrig's "unblemished peak of accomplishment"

In the second page of this letter Waite Hoyt reaffirms his stance on teammate and fellow Cooperstown man Lou Gehrig. “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 have done my pa
After leaving the Yankees in 1930, Hoyt played for 5 teams in is final 8 seasons

After leaving the Yankees in 1930, Hoyt played for 5 teams in is final 8 seasons

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. A two-time 20-game winner, Hoyt also won 19 games in two seasons and had one season each with winning totals of 18, 17, 16, 15.
The Hall of Fame pitcher had plenty of career highlights

The Hall of Fame pitcher had plenty of career highlights

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
Hoyt was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1969

Hoyt was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1969

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
Hoyt says there's

Hoyt says there's "no comparison" between teammate Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron

One of the foremost experts on Babe Ruth, Waite Hoyt was in the Bambino’s inner circle of friends. The pair first played together with the Red Sox in 1919 when Ruth was 24 and Hoyt was just 19. The Yankees purchased the rights to Ruth in December of ’19 and traded for Hoyt
Hoyt finished his career with two seasons for the Brooklyn Dodgers

Hoyt finished his career with two seasons for the Brooklyn Dodgers

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 the Dodge uniforms. “Yes! The Dodgers did wear green trimmed uniforms in 1937 and green and white striped stockings.”
Hoyt remained in the game long after his retirement as a player

Hoyt remained in the game long after his retirement as a player

Waite Hoyt’s final big league appearance came with the Brooklyn Dodgers on May 15, 1938. Hoyt retired the Ray Mueller of the Boston Braves on a groundout to second. Two years later Hoyt was hired to be the color commentator for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He worked for two years alongside Hall of Fa

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  1. Frankie says:

    Love baseball & it’s history!

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