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William Johnston "Buffalo Bill" Hogg
Birth: Jun. 11, 1881
Port Huron
St. Clair County
Michigan, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1909
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Major League Baseball Player. Nicknamed "Buffalo Bill," he was a right handed pitcher for the New York Highlanders from 1905 to 1908. Born in Port Huron, Michigan, he moved to Pueblo, Colorado with his family while still a young boy. He started his professional career in 1902 with the Class B Seattle Clamdiggers of the Pacific Northwest League. Over the next three seasons, he would pitch for various teams in the Greater Northwest, including the Spokane Indians and Seattle Chinooks of the Pacific National League and the Seattle Siwashes and Portland Browns of the Pacific Coast League. It was from Spokane that he was drafted by the Highlanders in the 1904 Rule 5 Draft on September 1, 1904. He made his Major League debut on April 25, 1905 in a 6-5 win over the Washington Senators. Primarily the Highlanders third or fourth starter during his tenure in New York, he was known for bouts of wildness and occasional aggressiveness. He once hit Cleveland Naps 3rd baseman Bill Bradley with a pitch, fracturing his arm, after which he was quoted saying "That big Frenchman (Nap Lajoie) is next on my list." 1908 would be a major disappointment for him, both physically and professionally. Dogged by ill health and a host of injuries, he pitched to a 9-16 record, after which his contract was sold to the Louisville Colonels of the American Association. He rebounded for Louisville, pitching to a record of 17-14 in 1909. After the season he joined a team of Minor and Major Leaguers in an off-season barnstorming trip of southern cities. As the team was getting ready to play a series of games in New Orleans, Louisiana, his health took a serious turn for the worse. He passed away from an acute fever complicated by nephritis on December 8, 1909 at the age of 28. Over the course of his 4 season major league career, Bill Hogg pitched in 116 major league games, accruing a lifetime record of 37-50 in 730 innings pitched. (bio by: Frank Russo) 
 
Burial:
Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery
Middle Village
Queens County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 05, 2009
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