Waite Hoyt

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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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 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
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. 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 letter from Waite Hoyt to Lou Gehrig

Page 2 of letter from Waite Hoyt to Lou Gehrig

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

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