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Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Birth NameWaite Charles Hoyt
Nicknames Schoolboy
The Schoolboy Wonder
The Merry Mortician
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Waite Hoyt was born on September 9, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Waite Charles Hoyt. He was an actor, known for A Battery of Songs (1930), The Way It Was (1974) and The Bob Braun Show (1967). He was married to Betty Derie, Ellen Burbank and Dorothy Pyle. He died on April 25, 1984 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Spouse (3)

Betty Derie (5 March 1983 - 25 August 1984) ( his death)
Ellen Burbank (1932 - 23 November 1982) ( her death)
Dorothy Pyle (1922 - 1932) ( divorced)

Trivia (6)

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Committee on Baseball Veterans in 1969.
He was a Cincinnati broadcaster for 24 years after his playing career.
Pitched for the New York Giants (1918, 1932), Boston Red Sox (1919 and 1920), New York Yankees (1921-1930), Detroit Tigers (1930 and 1931), Philadelphia A's (1931), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932, 1937-1938), and Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-1937).
Nicknamed "The Merry Mortician" because he worked as an undertaker during the off-season.
Made major league debut on 24 July 1918.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 404-405. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.

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