|Date of birth||February 2, 1878|
|Place of birth||Everett, Massachusetts|
|Date of death||October 10, 1960(aged 82)|
|Place of death||Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|Career highlights and awards|
February 2, 1878|
|Died: October 10, 1960
Fort Wayne, Indiana
|July 16, 1905, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 5, 1907, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||11|
James Henry "Hub" Hart (February 2, 1878 – October 10, 1960) was a Major League Baseball catcher who played for the Chicago White Sox from 1905 to 1907. Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 170 lbs, Hart batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was also a running back for the Georgetown University football team.
James Hart was born in Everett, Massachusetts, in 1878. In 1901, he enrolled at Georgetown University to study dentistry and was also a star running back and end on the football team for four years. Prior to Georgetown he shortly attended Boston College with fellow Georgetown back Joseph Reilly.
On November 16, 1901, he solidified himself in Georgetown football history by scoring all three of his team's touchdowns in a 17–16 win over the University of Virginia. He was selected All-Southern in 1901. Hart was named team captain in 1903. That season, he had a 99-yard run from scrimmage against Maryland; this is still a school record. His nickname, "Hub", originated from his central position on most of the team's plays. He was elected to the Georgetown Hall of Fame.
Major League Baseball
After earning his degree in 1905, he was signed by the American League's Chicago White Sox. He made his professional debut on July 16, 1905. During the 1905 season, he played in 11 games and batted .100.
In 1906, Hart hit .162 for Chicago and .247 for the American Association's Minneapolis Millers. He returned to the White Sox in 1907 and batted a respectable .271. However, that was his last major league season. From 1908 to 1912, he played in the minor leagues. He set a career-high in batting average in 1909, hitting .307 for the Montgomery Climbers of the Southern Association.
MLB batting statistics
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