Waite Charles Hoyt
Born: September 9, 1899, Brooklyn, New York
Died: August 25, 1984, Cincinnati, Ohio
New York Giants (1918, 1932), Boston Red Sox (1919-1920), New York Yankees (1921-1930), Detroit Tigers (1930-1931), Philadelphia A's (1931), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932, 1937-1938), Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-1937)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1969
This Day in Baseball History
On December 10, 1971, the California Angels engineer one of the best trades in franchise history, acquiring Nolan Ryan in a five-player deal that sends shortstop Jim Fregosi to the New York Mets. Ryan will go on to win 324 games and hurl a record seven no-hitters, three of them coming with the Angels.