Wednesday, August 24, 2011

#349 Hoyt Wilhelm





Seems to have been quite a few card photos on here lately that just don't flatter the subject. Hoyt Wilhelm is the latest 'victim'.


But he's a Hall of Famer, winner of 125 games s a reliever (a record), the first guy with 200 saves, has a no-hitter to his credit (and since it was as an Oriole against the Yankees he has the eternal gratitude of Oriole fans), one of the oldest guys to pitch in the bigs, retiring just short of his 50th birthday, possessor of a wicked knuckleball, one that inspired O's manager/GM to devise and oversized catchers glove, and a Purple heart recipient for injuries he sustained in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII!


Wilhelm pitched for nine different clubs over a 21 year career. Any questions?



2 comments:

  1. I don't know if Hoyt ever had a good pic on a card.

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  2. Got my Hoyt in a shop just before the National for 10% of book (75¢)

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