Born: March 9, 1908|
Died: July 28, 1971 (aged 63)|
High Springs, Florida
|April 15, 1931 for the New York Yankees|
Last MLB appearance
|September 16, 1945 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Runs batted in||401|
Career highlights and awards
Myril Oliver Hoag (March 9, 1908 – July 28, 1971) was an American professional baseball player. An outfielder, Hoag played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, and Cleveland Indians between 1931 and 1945. He appeared in the 1939 MLB All-Star Game
Hoag was born in Davis, California. He played from April 15, 1931, until September 16, 1945. He batted and threw right-handed. He had a lifetime batting average of .271 with 28 home runs and 401 RBIs.
After two seasons with the Sacramento Senators, Hoag signed with the New York Yankees after the 1930 season. He spent seven seasons with the Yankees over eight years (he spent 1933 with the Newark Bears. In 1939 he made the American League All-star team with the St. Louis Browns after the Yankees traded him there for Oral Hildebrand and Buster Mills. That year, he batted .295 with 75 RBIs and 202 total bases. He came in 31st in the MVP voting that year. He was 5th in the league in stolen bases in 1942 with the Chicago White Sox with 17, nearly double his second-best season (nine in 1939).
He ended his career with 854 hits in 3147 at bats. In 1934, he collected six hits in one game, and was the last New York Yankee to accomplish this feat until Johnny Damon did so against the Kansas City Royals on June 7, 2008.
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- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference