Charley Hall

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Charley Hall
Charlie Hall 1912.jpg
Hall pitching for the Boston Red Sox in 1912
Born: (1884-07-27)July 27, 1884
Ventura, California
Died: December 6, 1943(1943-12-06) (aged 59)
Ventura, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 12, 1906, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
August 7, 1918, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 54–47
Earned run average 3.09
Strikeouts 427
Career highlights and awards

Charles Louis Hall (July 27, 1888 – December 6, 1943) was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, and Detroit Tigers. He pitched in 118 games totalling 909.7 innings. He had 427 strikeouts, a 3.09 earned run average (ERA), and 3 shutouts. He started 81 games.[1]

"As far as the 'Sea Lion' name, the only thing I ever heard was, 'he had the voice of a walrus.'" – Historian Ed Walton[2]

He is buried at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura, California.

Baseball highlights[edit]

  • 1910- 1st in league in Games Finished-17
    • 3rd in league in Saves-2
    • 5th in league in Home runs Allow.-6
    • 8th in league in Hits allowed/9IP-6.77
    • 10th in league in ERA-1.91
    • 10th in league in Adjusted ERA+-133
    • August 27- In Boston, Red Sox hurler Sea Lion Hall pitches a 7 – 1 one-hit win over Cleveland. Elmer Koestner's single is the only hit.[3]
  • 1911- 1st in league in Saves-4
  • 1912- 6th in league in Won-Loss %-.652
    • 6th in league in Saves-2
    • 6th in league in Games Finished-12
    • 10th in league in shutouts-2
    • April 20- The Boston Red Sox open in the new Fenway Park with a 7 – 6, 11-inning win over the New York Yankees before 27,000 in the lidlifter of two games. Spitballer Bucky O'Brien and Sea Lion Hall top Jumbo Jim Vaughn, handing the Yankees their 6th straight loss.[3]
    • World series record- 2nd game 8th-10th inning, 7th game 2nd-9th innings
      • Pitched in 2 games, 10.2 innings, 3.38 ERA, threw 6 runs, 1 strikeouts and walked 9.
  • 1913- 1st in league in Games Finished-22

Charley Hall Statistics


Traded by St Paul (American Association) with Ed Karger to Boston Red Sox in exchange for Charlie Chech, Jack Ryan and cash (July 26, 1909).

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