Irv Hall

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Irvin Gladstone Hall

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Irv Hall began his professional baseball career in 1937 and joined the Philadelphia Athletics in 1943. After two and a half seasons as a regular with the Athletics, he was ordered to report for induction to the Army on July 21, 1945. The evening before, he stayed up all night with teammates celebrating his last night as a civilian. However, the draft board classified him medically unfit for service, and he returned to the club in time for that day's game despite having no sleep the night before. Ironically, the contest that day against the Detroit Tigers went 24 innings.

After his baseball career, Hall was an engineer. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1974, nearly 30 years after beginning his college studies. Hall died in his sleep in 2006 at age 88.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL Singles Leader (1945)

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1948 Springfield Browns Three-I League 27-33 6th St. Louis Browns replaced Hank Helf (29-34) on July 7
1949 Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League 71-54 2nd St. Louis Browns League Champs
1950 Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League 62-57 5th St. Louis Browns
1951 Corning Athletics PONY League 45-81 8th Philadelphia Athletics

Records Held[edit]

  • Most at bats, extra inning game, 11, 7/21/45 (tied)

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