Waite Hoyt fights bad hats and lazy skin

Earlier this week, I wrote about the life of Waite Hoyt, the Hall of Fame Yankees pitcher turned beloved Reds broadcaster. As an ace pitcher for the most dominant team in baseball in the 1920s, Hoyt had a lot of things going for him. A blessed right arm, good looks, a nicely shaped head. No, … Continue reading Waite Hoyt fights bad hats and lazy skin

Grave Story: Waite Hoyt (1899-1984)

Here lies Waite Hoyt, who was a rarity in baseball – a teenage phenom who actually lived up to his potential. Hoyt’s 21-year career included stops with the New York Giants (1918, 1932), Boston Red Sox (1919-20), New York Yankees (1921-30), Detroit Tigers (1930-31), Philadelphia Athletics (1931), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932, 1937-38) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-37). … Continue reading Grave Story: Waite Hoyt (1899-1984)