George Hall (baseball)
- See also George William Hall, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University.
Born: March 29, 1849|
Died: June 11, 1923 (aged 74)|
Ridgewood, New York
|May 5, 1871 for the Washington Olympics|
Last MLB appearance
|October 6, 1877 for the Louisville Grays|
|Runs batted in||252|
Career highlights and awards
George William Hall (March 29, 1849 – June 11, 1923) was a professional baseball player who played in the National Association and later the National League. Born in Stepney, England, Hall later immigrated to the U.S. He made his professional debut on May 5, 1871.
Hall began his professional career with the Washington Olympics of the National Association in
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After the 1875 season the National Association folded, leaving room for a new league to begin. In
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Gambling scandal and banishment
On October 26, 1877, Louisville club vice president Charles Chase confronted Hall and fellow Gray Jim Devlin with charges that they threw some road games in August and September. Both admitted only to throwing non-league games, one of which was an exhibition game in Lowell, Massachusetts, on August 30, and another in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 3. The admissions also implicated teammates Al Nichols and Bill Craver. Hall claimed that he and Devlin helped in losses to the Cincinnati Reds on September 6 and to the minor league Indianapolis Blues on September 24‚ but he argued that since the Reds were about to be suspended and the games nullified‚ it amounted to an exhibition game. As a result of the scandal, all four players were banned for life from Major League Baseball.
- "George Hall's statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
- "1874 National Association Standings". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
- "1875 National Association Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
- "1876 National League Standings". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
- "George Hall Chronology". baseballlibrary.com. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
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