Waite Hoyt

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Waite Hoyt
Born: September 9, 1899
Brooklyn , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States 
Died on: August 25, 1984
Cincinnati , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States 
Suggested: Right Threw: Right
Debut in Major League Baseball
July 24,  1918  with the  New York Giants
Last MLB assignment
May 15,  1938  with the  Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
(until end of career)
Win-loss    237-182
Earned Run Average    3.59
Strikeouts    1,206
Saves    52


member of
☆☆☆Baseball Hall of Fame☆☆☆
Recorded     1969
Special selection    Veteran's Committee

Waite Charles Hoyt (born September 9, 1899 in Brooklyn , New York , † August 25, 1984 in Cincinnati , Ohio ) was an American baseball player in Major League Baseball . His nickname was Schoolboy .


Hoyt was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he was awarded a professional contract by John McGraw , the manager of the New York Giants, at the age of 15 . From this time came his nickname Schoolboy . With the Giants he only spent the 1918 season in the major league. From New York he moved to the American League for the Boston Red Sox , which he left in 1921 for the New York Yankees .

For the Yankees, the right-handed thrower was a key member of the team in the 1920s. With the Yankees he reached the World Series six times , in which he did not allow a earned run in three games in 1921 and set the record for Christy Mathewson . He had his best year in 1927 with 22 wins and only 7 losses and an ERA of 2.64. After his departure from the Yankees, he reached the World Series again with the Philadelphia Athletics , but lost to the St. Louis Cardinals . He played until 1938, but could no longer build on his brilliant performances with the Yankees.

After finishing his career, he switched to commentary and transferred the games of the Cincinnati Reds until his retirement in 1965 . In 1969 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame .

Stations as a player

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