Baseball Card #2 WAITE C HOYT (HOF) Tomas Gutierrez Diaz Cigarette (PSA) - PR1 CUBA. Tomas Gutierrez, a Cuban tobacco company that specialized in Cuban League baseball cards, expanded northward to offer this early 1920s set of Major League stars.
Because they were printed in Cuba and feature only pitchers, the 1924 Diaz Cigarette cards are among the rarest and most intriguing of all tobacco issues. Produced in Havana for the Diaz brand, the black-and-white cards measure 1-3/4" X 2-1/2" and were printed on a semi-gloss stock. The player's name and position are listed at the bottom of the card, while his team and league appear at the top. According to the card backs, printed inish, the set consists of 136 cards - all major league pitchers. But to date many examples have yet to be discovered, and several never played in the major leagues.The authenticity of this item is 100 % guaranteed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article. By adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Learn how and when to remove this template message.
Born: September 9, 1899 Brooklyn. Died: August 25, 1984 (aged 84) Cincinnati, Ohio. July 24, 1918, for the New York Giants. May 15, 1938, for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Waite Charles Hoyt (September 9, 1899 August 25, 1984) was an American right-handed pitcher.
One of the dominant pitchers of the 1920s, and the most successful pitcher for the New York Yankees. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Hoyt was born in Brooklyn.
To Addison and Louise Benedum Hoyt and attended Erasmus Hall High School. Fan, he was signed to a professional contract by New York Giants. When he was but 15. Because of his extreme youth, he was immediately nicknamed.
After a brief stint with the Giants, McGraw sent Hoyt to the minors for refinement and experience. His performance there attracted the attention of the Yankees, who acquired him in 1920. In his first season as a Yankee, he won 19 games and pitched three complete games in the World Series. Without allowing an earned run. Over his career, he would win six American League.
Pennants with the Yankees and one with the Philadelphia Athletics. In his finest years with the Yankees, 1927. Hoyt would post records of 22 wins.
With a 2.64 ERA. And 23 wins and 7 losses with a 3.36 ERA.During his 21-year career, he won 10 or more games 12 times, 11 of them consecutively. Hoyt pitched for eight years after leaving the Yankees in 1930. But did not consistently display similar levels of pitching dominance. Hoyt finished his career with a win-loss record of 237182 and an ERA of 3.59. By the time he retired in 1938. He had pitched the most victories in World Series history (his World Series record with the Yankees and A's was 6-4). In addition to the "Schoolboy" moniker appearing on his Hall of Fame plaque, Hoyt was also known as "The Merry Mortician", for when he was not playing baseball, he spent days working as a funeral director and nights appearing on vaudeville. As a vaudevillian, he appeared with many of the most well-known performers of the day, including Jack Benny. He kept in shape during the off-season by playing semi-pro basketball. He added to his repertoire by becoming an accomplished painter and writer. Hoyt paid tribute to Babe Ruth. Speaking on the air without notes for two hours upon learning of his death after a game. He was well known as the pre-eminent authority on Babe Ruth, who for nearly 10 years was his teammate and in Ruth's small inner-circle of friends.
Author of the definitive Ruth biography Babe , indicated in that book's introduction that the novella-length memoir written by Hoyt shortly after Ruth's death was by far the most revealing and rewarding work on Ruth. A longtime member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Game, Hoyt said wistfully that he would have won 300 games if he had stopped drinking during his playing days.He remained sober for more than 40 years. After retiring as a player, Hoyt went into broadcasting. He was heard on WMCA. In New York City but left that station to begin "a nightly quarter-hour program" of sports news and commentary on WNEW. In New York, beginning October 17, 1938. During a stint as the host of Grandstand and Bandstand on WMCA, he tried to audition for the Yankees, but sponsor Wheaties. Vetoed him out of hand. The common view at the time was that former players did not have enough of a vocabulary to be successful broadcasters.
However, Hoyt was well known for dressing down umpire. When he missed a call by saying, You're out of your element. You should be a traffic cop so you could stand in the middle of the street with a badge on your chest and insult people with impunity! However, thought more of Hoyt's abilities and hired him as color commentator and host of the pre- and post-game shows in 1940. After two years, he became the play-by-play voice of the Cincinnati Reds.
A post he held for 24 years. He became as much a celebrity with the Reds as he was while a player. He was well known for calling games exclusively in past tense, which was and still is unusual for sportscasting. Where most baseball announcers would say, Here's the pitch!
" Hoyt would say, "There was the pitch! He told author Curt Smith. That he felt using past tense was accurate because as I speak to you, what happened a moment ago is gone.
He called the 1961 World Series. During a time when it was common for the primary broadcasters for participating teams to be used in network broadcasts of the Fall Classic.1961 was the only World Series during his tenure, leading Hoyt to call himself a bad news broadcaster. He retired from full-time broadcasting work in 1965, though he later made appearances on both radio and television, including the color commentary for the Reds telecasts in 1972. Hoyt was known for entertaining radio audiences with anecdotes during rain delays. A selection of these stories is collected on two record albums The Best of Waite Hoyt in the Rain and Waite Hoyt Talks Babe Ruth. Hoyt was one of the first professional athletes to develop a successful career in broadcasting and his name frequently appears on "all-time best" broadcaster lists.
On June 10, 2007, the Reds honored Hoyt, Marty Brennaman. With replica microphones that are hung below the radio broadcast booth at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Hoyt's plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
An eternal optimist, Hoyt married his third wife, Betty Derie in 1982. Derie, a longtime fan, was an associate of Warren Giles. First President of the Reds and subsequently of the National League. Betty still lives in Cincinnati and was interviewed extensively in the video biography Waite's World.
The bio was released on VHS in 1997 and includes interviews with his son Chris, the late Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Nuxhall, reporter and television personality Nick Clooney, and retired Reds pitcher Jim O'Toole. The aging Hoyt died of heart failure while preparing for what he realized would be his final visit to the Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown, New York. Hoyt is interred in Spring Grove Cemetery. List of Major League Baseball career wins leaders.List of Major League Baseball all-time saves leaders. List of Major League Baseball annual saves leaders. List of Major League Baseball annual wins leaders. "The Rumble: AN OFF-THE-BALL LOOK AT YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS CELEBRITIES". The five Erasmus Hall of Fame legends include Raiders owner Al Davis, Bears quarterback Sid Luckman, Yankee pitching great Waite Hoyt, Billy Cunningham and Knicks founder Ned Irish.
New York City: Carroll & Graf. Waite Hoyt: A Biography of the Yankees' Schoolboy Wonder.
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