Shanty Hogan Baseball Catcher

Shanty hogan

James Francis "Shanty" Hogan (March 21, 1906 – April 7, 1967) was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher from 1925 to 1937. Hogan was listed at 6'1", 240 pounds — an exceptionally large player, especially for his era. Due to this, there are many anecdotes relating to Hogan and food. This included several conflicts with manager John McGraw, who often attempted to persuade Hogan to lose weight. He was generally known as a good natured ballplayer and a decent hitter who had his best years with the Giants, hitting over .300 for four consecutive seasons in New York. Hogan was signed by the Boston Braves on June 18, 1925 as an amateur free agent at the age of 19, and made his major league debut five days later as an outfielder. He was promptly sent to the minor leagues where he played for the Worcester Panthers and the Albany Senators. In 1926, he was sent to play for the Lynn Papooses where he was converted into a catcher. He appeared in 71 games for the Braves in 1927, with 66 hits (including 17 doubles, a triple and three home runs) in 229 at bats for a .288 batting average.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 21st, 1906
Date of death
April 7th, 1967 at age of 61
Place of death
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Places lived
Somerville , Massachusetts
pop. 78,804 (2013)

Baseball statistics

Seasson Team AB G H R BB BA GDP GS HBP HR IBB OBP RBI SF SH SLG SO 2B 3B
1925 Major League Baseball season Boston Braves 21 9 6 2 1 0.286 0 0 0 0.318 3 0 0.429 3 1 1
1926 Major League Baseball season Boston Braves 14 4 4 1 0 0.286 0 0 0 0.286 5 0 0.5 0 1 1
1927 Major League Baseball Season Boston Braves 229 71 66 24 9 0.288 0 3 3 0.324 32 5 0.41 23 17 1
1928 Major League Baseball season New York Giants 411 131 137 48 42 0.333 1 8 10 0.406 71 9 0.477 25 25 2
1929 Major League Baseball Season New York Giants 317 102 95 19 25 0.3 0 6 5 0.362 45 5 0.388 22 13 0
1930 Major League Baseball season New York Giants 389 122 132 60 21 0.339 0 3 13 0.378 75 11 0.517 24 26 2
1931 Major League Baseball season New York Giants 396 123 119 42 29 0.301 0 4 12 0.354 65 1 0.439 29 17 1
1932 Major League Baseball Season New York Giants 502 140 144 36 26 0.287 1 1 8 0.323 77 0 0.378 22 18 2
1933 Major League Baseball season Boston Braves 328 96 83 15 13 0.253 17 0 3 3 0.288 30 3 0.302 9 7 0
1934 Major League Baseball Season Boston Braves 279 92 73 20 16 0.262 16 0 6 4 0.316 34 1 0.337 13 5 2
1935 Major League Baseball Season Boston Braves 163 59 49 9 21 0.301 2 0 4 2 0.394 25 0 0.387 8 8 0
1936 Major League Baseball Season Washington Senators 65 19 21 8 11 0.323 0 0 1 0.421 7 0 0.431 2 4 0
1937 Major League Baseball Season Washington Senators 66 21 10 4 6 0.152 0 0 0 0.222 5 1 0.212 8 4 0

Abbrevations

AB - At bat, G - Games, H - Hits allowed, R - Runs, BB - Base on balls , BA - Batting average, GDP or GIDP - Ground into double play, GS - Grand Slam, HBP - Hit by pitch, HR - Home runs, IBB - Intentional base on balls, OBP - On-base percentage, RBI - Run batted in, SF - Sacrifice fly, SH - Sacrifice hit, SLG - Slugging average, 2B - Double, 3B - Triple

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