BirthdayJuly 26, 1922
BirthplaceHuntersville, USA

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  1. About Hoyt Wilhelm

    Full name: Hoyt Wilhelm
    Also known as: Hoyt Wilhelm, Wilhelm, Hoyt
    Professions: American baseball player

  2. Hoyt Wilhelm Measurements

    Height: 6' (1.83 m)

  3. Hoyt Wilhelm Death information

    Died: Friday, 23rd of August, 2002 (Age: 80)

  4. Hoyt Wilhelm Biography

    James Hoyt Wilhelm (July 26, 1922 – August 23, 2002) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. During his career, he pitched for the New York Giants (1952–1956), St. Louis Cardinals (1957), Cleveland Indians (1957–1958), Baltimore Orioles (1958–1962), Chicago White Sox (1963–1968), California Angels (1969), Atlanta Braves (1969–1970; 1971), Chicago Cubs (1970), and Los Angeles Dodgers (1971–1972). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985.Wilhelm was best known for his knuckleball, which enabled him to have great longevity; occasionally as a starting pitcher, but mainly as a specialist relief man (in which role he won 124 games, still the record for relief pitchers). He is recognized as the first pitcher to have saved 200 games in his career, and the first pitcher to appear in 1,000 games. He is also one of the oldest players to have pitched in the major leagues; his final appearance was 16 days short of his 50th birthday. Wilhelm retired with the lowest career earned run average of any major league hurler after 1927 (Walter Johnson) who pitched more than 2,000 innings.

  5. Hoyt Wilhelm Family

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