Lefty Hoerst

Lefty Hoerst
Born: (1917-08-11)August 11, 1917
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: February 18, 2000(2000-02-18) (aged 82)
Maple Shade, New Jersey
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 26, 1940, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1947, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 10–33
Earned run average 5.17
Strikeouts 105

Frank Joseph "Lefty" Hoerst (August 11, 1917 – February 18, 2000) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched all or part of five seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies. He made his MLB debut in 1940, pitching in six games with the Phillies while spending most of the season with the minor league Pensacola Pilots. Hoerst played the entire 1941 and 1942 seasons in the majors before serving with the Navy during World War II.[1] Hoerst returned to pitch for the Phillies in 1946. He then spent most of the 1947 season back in the minors with the Memphis Chickasaws, pitching in just four major league games. After spending all of 1948 with Memphis, Hoerst's professional career was over.

A 1935 graduate of Northeast Catholic High School and 1939 graduate of La Salle University, Hoerst was a two-sports stand out in baseball and basketball. He won championships in both sports while at North (baseball in 1934 and basketball in 1935). He also coached North Catholic basketball for three years in the 1940s and college baseball at LaSalle after his retirement from Major League Baseball. He was inducted into both the North Catholic Alumni Hall of Fame and the LaSalle University Athletic Hall of Fame.


  1. "Baseball in Wartime - Lefty Hoerst". BaseballinWartime.com. Retrieved September 2, 2017.

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