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    Waite Hoyt


    Hoyt was a mainstay on the pitching staff of the great Yankee teams of the 1920s. The righthander pitched for New York from 1921 to early 1930 and had a record of 157-98 in pinstripes. He was 23-7 in 1928 and also led the AL with eight saves. In 1927 he was 22-7, and he won 19 in 1921 and '22. In 1927 he led the AL in wins (22), ERA (2.63), and winning percentage (.759). He reached double figures in wins from 1921 to 1931 and in 1934. He spent the last seven years of his career in the NL, which he led in relief wins in 1934 (7) and 1935 (5).

    Hoyt appeared in seven WS (1921-23, '26-28 with the Yankees and 1931 with the A's). He was 2-0 in 1928, and 2-1 in 1921, tying Christy Mathewson's record with a 0.00 ERA in three games started. He ranks high in numerous WS lifetime categories, including wins (6 for fifth), losses (4 for seventh), strikeouts (49 for eighth), games (12 for seventh), and innings pitched (84 for fifth). In 1941 Hoyt moved to the broadcast booth. He was the voice of the Reds until his retirement in 1965. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1969. (JM)

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