Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Danny Hoffman Died 90 Years Ago Today

Toledo: 1903
Indianapolis: 1911
St. Paul: 1912

Daniel John Hoffman was born March 2, 1880 (sharing a birthdate with Woody English, among others) in Connecticut, joining the ranks of professional baseball at age 21. In 1903 he became a Toledo Mud Hen, appearing in just seven games after making his major league debut with the Philadelphia Athletics with whom he played 74 games. After several seasons in the American League, Hoffman returned to the American Association, joining the Indianapolis Indians in 1911 as an outfielder when he appeared in 118 games. The following season he became a St. Paul Saint, playing in 129 games and batting .258. Hoffman passed away March 14, 1922, 90 years ago today, of tuberculosis and his buried in St. Michael Cemetery in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

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