Waite Hoyt

Waite Charles Hoyt
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1969
Primary team: New York Yankees
Primary position: Pitcher

Signed by John McGraw after pitching batting practice for the Giants at age 15, Waite Hoyt went on to become the mainstay of six Yankees pennant winners in the 1920s. Schoolboy pitched three games in the 1921 World Series against the Giants and allowed only two runs -- both unearned -- over 27 innings, earning two of his six career World Series victories. The highly intelligent and articulate right-hander ended his 21-year career in 1938 and broadcast games in New York and Cincinnati for the next 28 seasons.

"He appeared almost casual on the mound, never creating the impression that he was bearing down with any great amount of sweat or strain. Games when the chips were down brought out the best in him. "
sportswriter Tom Meany

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1969
Primary Team: New York Yankees
Position Played: Pitcher
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York
Birth year: 1899
Died: 1984, Cincinnati, Ohio
Played for:
New York Giants (1918)
Boston Red Sox (1919-1920)
New York Yankees (1921-1930)
Detroit Tigers (1930-1931)
Philadelphia Athletics (1931)
Brooklyn Dodgers (1932)
New York Giants (1932)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-1937)
Brooklyn Dodgers (1937-1938)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesG
674
HitsH
4037
RunsR
1780
Innings PitchedIP
3762.1
WinsW
237
LossesL
182
Winning %Winning %
.566
Games StartedGS
45
ERAERA
3.59
Complete GamesCG
226
ShutoutsSHO
26
WHIPWHIP
1.340
SavesSV
53
Earned RunsER
1500
WalksBB
1003
StrikeoutsSO
1206