Date and Place of Birth: March 9, 1908 Davis, California
Died: July 28, 1971 High Springs, California
Military Unit: USAAF
Area Served: United States
Major League Stats: Myril Hoag on Baseball-Almanac
Myril O Hoag was born on March 9, 1908 in
Hoag failed to live up to the hype his first
two years with the Yankees and saw only limited duty as a back-up
outfielder. He was back in the minors in 1933 playing a full season
Hoag remained in a utility role with the Yankees and suffered serious head injuries when a collision in the outfield with Joe DiMaggio resulted in brain surgery. However, he apparently made a full recovery and played 106 games and batted .301 the following year.
Hoag was traded to the Browns in 1939 and enjoyed his best major league season playing a career-high 129 games and batting .295 with 75 RBIs as well as being an American League all-star selection.
He was sold to the White Sox in April 1941, and
entered military service with the Army Air Force on November 1,
1942. Hoag served at
On June 5, 1943, he was selected to play for an Army all-star team against the Navy in a benefit game at Seals' Stadium. The Army lost 7-6.
After suffering recurring headaches, dizzy
spells and other complications from his 1936 baseball head injury,
Hoag was discharged from service in November 1943. He rejoined the
White Sox in 1944 but was sold to the Cleveland Indians in June. He
played a utility role with the Indians during 1944 and 1945, and
then returned to the minor leagues as a player-manager with Palatka,
Myril Hoag passed away following an emphysema
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