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Hoyt Wilhelm Hoyt Wilhelm
Full name: James Hoyt Wilhelm
Born: July 26, 1922, Huntersville, North Carolina
Died August 23, 2002, Sarasota, Florida
Buried at Palms Memorial Park, Sarasota, Florida
First Game: April 18, 1952; Final Game: July 10, 1972
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 0" Weight: 190
Selected to the Hall of Fame in 1985
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1952 NY  N                71    38    4    6   0   0   1    2    1       11   0   3               0    0   1  .158  .179  .237   0.0 1952 NY  N
1953 NY  N                68    33    5    5   2   1   0    1    4        8   0   5               2    0   0  .152  .243  .273   0.0 1953 NY  N
1954 NY  N                57    21    0    1   0   0   0    1    0        8   0   1   0           0    0   0  .048  .048  .048   0.0 1954 NY  N
1955 NY  N                59    19    2    3   0   0   0    0    1   0    4   0   1   0           0    0   0  .158  .200  .158   0.0 1955 NY  N
1956 NY  N                64     9    0    2   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0           0    0   0  .222  .222  .222   0.0 1956 NY  N
1957 STL N                40     6    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    4   0   0   0           0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1957 STL N
1957 CLE A                 2     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0           0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1957 CLE A
1957 Total                42     6    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    4   0   0   0           0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1957 Total
1958 CLE A                30    21    1    2   0   0   0    2    1   0    6   0   3   0           2    0   0  .095  .136  .095   0.0 1958 CLE A
1958 BAL A                 9    11    1    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    4   0   1   0           0    0   0  .091  .091  .091   0.0 1958 BAL A
1958 TOT A                39    32    2    3   0   0   0    2    1   0   10   0   4   0           2    0   0  .094  .121  .094   0.0 1958 TOT A
1959 BAL A                32    76    2    4   0   0   0    2    5   0   23   0   4   0           1    0   0  .053  .111  .053   0.0 1959 BAL A
1960 BAL A Daily Splits   41    42    1    3   0   0   0    4    2   0   14   0   3   1   0   0   1    0   0  .071  .111  .071   0.0 1960 BAL A
1961 BAL A Daily Splits   51    20    1    1   0   0   0    2    2   0   10   0   2   0   0   0   1    0   0  .050  .136  .050   0.0 1961 BAL A
1962 BAL A Daily Splits   52    16    1    2   0   0   0    0    1   0   10   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .125  .176  .125   0.0 1962 BAL A
1963 CHI A Daily Splits   55    29    3    2   0   0   0    2    4   0   11   0   3   0   0   1   1    0   0  .069  .182  .069   0.0 1963 CHI A
1964 CHI A Daily Splits   73    21    2    3   0   0   0    3    1   0    7   0   2   0   0   0   0    0   0  .143  .182  .143   0.0 1964 CHI A
1965 CHI A Daily Splits   66    22    1    0   0   0   0    0    2   0   12   0   4   0   0   2   0    0   0  .000  .083  .000   0.0 1965 CHI A
1966 CHI A Daily Splits   46     8    0    1   1   0   0    0    0   0    4   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .125  .125  .250   0.0 1966 CHI A
1967 CHI A Daily Splits   49    13    0    1   0   0   0    1    0   0   11   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .077  .077  .077   0.0 1967 CHI A
1968 CHI A Daily Splits   72     3    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    3   0   1   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1968 CHI A
1969 CAL A Daily Splits   44     8    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    6   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1969 CAL A
1969 ATL N Daily Splits    8     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1969 ATL N
1969 Total                52     9    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    6   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1969 Total
1970 ATL N Daily Splits   50    11    0    1   0   0   0    1    2   0    6   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .091  .231  .091   0.0 1970 ATL N
1970 CHI N                 3     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1970 CHI N
1970 TOT N                53    11    0    1   0   0   0    1    2   0    6   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .091  .231  .091   0.0 1970 TOT N
1971 ATL N                 3     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1971 ATL N
1971 LA  N Daily Splits    9     3    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1971 LA  N
1971 TOT N                12     3    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1971 TOT N
1972 LA  N Daily Splits   16     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   1   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1972 LA  N
Total NL                 448   142   11   18   2   1   1    5    8   0i  45   0  11   0i  0i  0i  2    0   1  .127  .173  .176   0.0 Total NL        
Total AL                 622   290   13   20   1   0   0   16   18   0  121   0  23   1   0i  3i  6    0   0  .069  .123  .072   0.0 Total AL        
Total            Splits 1070   432   24   38   3   1   1   21   26   0i 166   0  34   1i  0i  3i  8    0   1  .088  .139  .106   0.0 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
i - incomplete
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1954 NY  N Daily Splits    2     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1954 NY  N
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1959 AL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1959 AL   
1961 AL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1961 AL   
Total            Splits    2     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Pitching RecordPitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
1952 NY  N                71   0   0   0  32  11  159.1  127   646  12   60   43   57      108   7       3   5   0                  15   3   2.43   2.3 1952 NY  N
1953 NY  N                68   0   0   0  39  15  145    127   628  13   61   49   77       71  14       9   4   0                   7   8   3.04   2.1 1953 NY  N
1954 NY  N                57   0   0   0  30   7  111.1   77   456   5   32   26   52       64   7   3   2   5   1                  12   4   2.10   3.2 1954 NY  N
1955 NY  N                59   0   0   0  14   0  103    104   449  10   53   45   40   5   71  10   6   6   2   0                   4   1   3.93   0.1 1955 NY  N
1956 NY  N                64   0   0   0  38   8   89.1   97   403   7   45   38   43  10   71  10   1   6   2   0                   4   9   3.83  -0.1 1956 NY  N
1957 STL N                40   0   0   0  30  11   55     52   231   7   28   26   21   1   29   2   0   0   3   0                   1   4   4.25  -0.3 1957 STL N
1957 CLE A                 2   0   0   0   2   1    3.2    2    15   1    1    1    1   0    0   0   0   0   1   0                   1   0   2.45   0.1 1957 CLE A
1957 Total                42   0   0   0  32  12   58.2   54   246   8   29   27   22   1   29   2   0   0   4   0                   2   4   4.14  -0.2 1957 Total
1958 CLE A                30   6   1   0  16   5   90.1   70   371   4   32   25   35   2   57   7   3   2   1   0                   2   7   2.49   1.0 1958 CLE A
1958 BAL A                 9   4   3   1   1   0   40.2   25   155   2    9    9   10   2   35   4   0   0   1   2                   1   3   1.99   0.7 1958 BAL A
1958 TOT A                39  10   4   1  17   5  131     95   526   6   41   34   45   4   92  11   3   2   2   2                   3  10   2.34   1.7 1958 TOT A
1959 BAL A                32  27  13   3   2   0  226    178   902  13   64   55   77   3  139  17   4   5  10   0                  15  11   2.19   3.7 1959 BAL A
1960 BAL A Daily Splits   41  11   3   1  24   7  147    125   599  13   69   54   39   0  107   8   2   6   1   1  20   2  11  14  11   8   3.31   0.3 1960 BAL A
1961 BAL A Daily Splits   51   1   0   0  43  18  109.2   89   458   5   35   28   41   5   87   6   0   3   4   0  12   3  12  10   9   7   2.30   3.0 1961 BAL A
1962 BAL A Daily Splits   52   0   0   0  44  15   93     64   371   5   28   20   34   2   90   5   4  11   3   0   3   0   5   7   7  10   1.94   3.5 1962 BAL A
1963 CHI A Daily Splits   55   3   0   0  40  21  136.1  106   545   8   47   40   30   1  111  12   5   4   4   0  21   3  10  11   5   8   2.64   1.5 1963 CHI A
1964 CHI A Daily Splits   73   0   0   0  55  27  131.1   94   510   7   35   29   30   1   95  10   3   3   2   0  10   3  11   5  12   9   1.99   4.2 1964 CHI A
1965 CHI A Daily Splits   66   0   0   0  45  20  144     88   545  11   34   29   32   7  106   8   5  10   2   0  12   3  10   4   7   7   1.81   2.7 1965 CHI A
1966 CHI A Daily Splits   46   0   0   0  30   6   81.1   50   308   6   21   15   17   2   61   7   2   3   1   0   6   0   4   6   5   2   1.66   1.3 1966 CHI A
1967 CHI A Daily Splits   49   0   0   0  30  12   89     58   360   2   21   13   34   4   76   4   1   2   4   0   8   0   3   7   8   3   1.31   2.4 1967 CHI A
1968 CHI A Daily Splits   72   0   0   0  39  12   93.2   69   368   4   20   18   24   5   72   4   2   1   2   0   5   0   5   5   4   4   1.73   1.6 1968 CHI A
1969 CAL A Daily Splits   44   0   0   0  35  10   65.2   45   256   4   21   18   18   4   53   2   1   5   3   0   7   1   2   2   5   7   2.47   1.5 1969 CAL A
1969 ATL N Daily Splits    8   0   0   0   7   4   12.1    5    47   0    1    1    4   0   14   0   0   1   1   0   0   1   0   1   2   0   0.73   0.9 1969 ATL N
1969 Total                52   0   0   0  42  14   78     50   303   4   22   19   22   4   67   2   1   6   4   0   7   2   2   3   7   7   2.19   2.4 1969 Total
1970 ATL N Daily Splits   50   0   0   0  37  13   78.1   69   339   7   29   27   39   7   67   2   2   4   1   0   6   2   6   3   6   4   3.10   1.6 1970 ATL N
1970 CHI N Daily Splits    3   0   0   0   2   0    3.2    4    18   1    4    4    3   0    1   1   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   9.82  -0.3 1970 CHI N
1970 TOT N                53   0   0   0  39  13   82     73   357   8   33   31   42   7   68   3   2   4   1   0   8   2   6   3   6   5   3.40   1.3 1970 TOT N
1971 ATL N Daily Splits    3   0   0   0   0   0    2.1    6    13   2    5    4    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  15.43  -0.1 1971 ATL N
1971 LA  N Daily Splits    9   0   0   0   7   3   17.2    6    59   1    2    2    4   0   15   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   1   1.02   0.4 1971 LA  N
1971 TOT N                12   0   0   0   7   3   20     12    72   3    7    6    5   0   16   0   1   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   1   2.70   0.3 1971 TOT N
1972 LA  N Daily Splits   16   0   0   0   9   1   25.1   20   112   0   16   13   15   0    9   1   4   4   0   0   6   0   1   1   0   1   4.62  -0.2 1972 LA  N
Total NL                 448   0   0   0 245  73  802.2  694  3401  65  336  278  356  23i 521  54  17i 35  23   1  16i  3i  8i  5i 51  36   3.12   9.6 Total NL        
Total AL                 622  52  20   5 406 154 1451.2 1063  5763  85  437  354  422  38 1089  94  32  55  39   3 104i 15i 73i 71i 92  86   2.19  27.5 Total AL        
Total            Splits 1070  52  20   5 651 227 2254.1 1757  9164 150  773  632  778  61i1610 148  49i 90  62   4 120i 18i 81i 76i143 122   2.52  37.1 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
i - incomplete
World Series Pitching RecordWorld Series Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1954 NY  N Daily Splits    2   0   0   0   1   1    2.1    1     9   0    0    0    0   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 1954 NY  N
All-Star Game Pitching RecordAll-Star Game Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1959 AL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   0   0    1      1     4   0    0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 1959 AL   
1961 AL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   1   0    1.2    3    10   0    2    2    1   0    1   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   1  10.80 1961 AL   
Total            Splits    2   0   0   0   1   0    2.2    4    14   0    2    2    1   0    1   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   6.75 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1952 NY  N         P   71                       9   32    2    0                          .953
1953 NY  N         P   68                      11   19    1    1                          .968
1954 NY  N         P   57                       5   25    0    0                         1.000
1955 NY  N         P   59                       6   28    1    2                          .971
1956 NY  N         P   64                       4   20    0    2                         1.000
1957 STL N         P   40                       3    8    0    0                         1.000
1957 CLE A         P    2                       0    0    0    0                             -
1957 Total         P   42                       3    8    0    0                         1.000
1958 CLE A         P   30                       8   16    0    0                         1.000
1958 BAL A         P    9                       1    6    0    0                         1.000
1958 TOT A         P   39                       9   22    0    0                         1.000
1959 BAL A         P   32                      13   32    0    1                         1.000
1960 BAL A Daily   P   41   11    3   147       4   28    1    2   0   14    3   19    1  .970
1961 BAL A Daily   P   51    1    0   109.2     6   22    2    1   0   13    3    9    0  .933
1962 BAL A Daily   P   52    0    0    93      10   12    0    0   0   22    7   11    0 1.000
1963 CHI A Daily   P   55    3    0   136.1     4   24    1    1   0   12    5    9    0  .966
1964 CHI A Daily   P   73    0    0   131.1     5   16    0    2   0   17    1    8    1 1.000
1965 CHI A Daily   P   66    0    0   145       7   20    0    2   0   21    1    9    2 1.000
1966 CHI A Daily   P   46    0    0    81.1     2   10    0    1   0   11    1    9    0 1.000
1967 CHI A Daily   P   49    0    0    89       2   11    1    1   0   10    6    8    0  .929
1968 CHI A Daily   P   72    0    0    93.2     3   10    0    1   0    3    5   12    1 1.000
1969 CAL A Daily   P   44    0    0    65.2     3    8    1    0   0    9    4    9    0  .917
1969 ATL N Daily   P    8    0    0    12.1     0    2    0    0   0    1    0    1    1 1.000
1969 Total         P   52    0    0    78       3   10    1    0   0   10    4   10    1  .929
1970 ATL N Daily   P   50    0    0    78.1     4   13    1    0   0    8    1   12    0  .944
1970 CHI N Daily   P    3    0    0     3.2     0    3    0    0   0    1    0    0    0 1.000
1970 TOT N         P   53    0    0    82       4   16    1    0   0    9    1   12    0  .952
1971 ATL N Daily   P    3    0    0     2.1     0    2    0    0   0    0    0    0    1 1.000
1971 LA  N Daily   P    9    0    0    17.2     1    1    0    0   0    3    3    1    0 1.000
1971 TOT N         P   12    0    0    20       1    3    0    0   0    3    3    1    1 1.000
1972 LA  N Daily   P   16    0    0    25.1     3    5    0    0   0    4    0    2    0 1.000
Total              P 1070   15i   3i 1231.2i  114  373   11   17   0i 149i  40i 119i   7i .978
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1954 NY  N Daily   P    2    0    0     2.1     0    1    1    0   0    0    0    0    0  .500
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1959 AL    Daily   P    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1961 AL    Daily   P    1    0    0     1.2     0    1    0    0   0    1    0    1    0 1.000
Total              P    2    0    0     2.2     0    1    0    0   0    1    0    1    0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG

TransactionsTransactions
Sold by Mooresville (North Carolina State) to Boston Braves (@October 28, 1947).

Selected by New York Giants from Boston Braves in the minor league draft (November 20, 1947).

Traded by New York Giants to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Whitey Lockman
(February 26, 1957).

Claimed on waivers by Cleveland Indians from St. Louis Cardinals (September 21, 1957).

Claimed on waivers by Baltimore Orioles from Cleveland Indians (August 23, 1958).

Traded by Baltimore Orioles with Dave Nicholson, Pete Ward and Ron Hansen to Chicago
White Sox in exchange for Luis Aparicio and Al Smith (January 14, 1963).

Selected by Kansas City Royals from Chicago White Sox (49th pick overall) in the
expansion draft (October 15, 1968).

Traded by Kansas City Royals to California Angels in exchange for Ed Kirkpatrick and
Dennis Paepke (December 12, 1968).

Traded by California Angels with Bob Priddy to Atlanta Braves in exchange for Mickey
Rivers and Clint Compton (September 8, 1969).

Claimed on waivers by Chicago Cubs from Atlanta Braves (September 21, 1970).

Traded by Chicago Cubs to Atlanta Braves in exchange for Hal Breeden (November 30,
1970).

Released by Atlanta Braves (June 29, 1971).

Signed by Los Angeles Dodgers (July 10, 1971).

Released by Los Angeles Dodgers (July 21, 1972).


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