Hoyt Wilhelm

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Birthday
26, 1922
Birthplace
Huntersville, NC
Death Date
Aug 23, 2002 (80)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1922
Birthplace
Huntersville, NC
Death Date
Aug 23, 2002 (80)

About

Eight-time MLB All-Star who pitched for 21 seasons with nine different teams.

Before Fame

He served in World War II, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and earned a Purple Heart.

Trivia

He was once released from a team because the catchers could not handle his knuckleball.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Peggy.

Associated With

On January 14, 1963, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox in a a package deal that sent Luis Aparicio to the Baltimore Orioles.