Marty Hogan

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Martin F. Hogan

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 145 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Marty Hogan played as an outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Browns. He played 40 games over two seasons, and his obituary (Youngstown Daily Vindicator, August 17, 1923) states that he once held a record for "baserunning." He was said by the Brooklyn Times of August 25, 1897, to be the fastest runner ever to play in the National League.

After leaving the major leagues, Hogan managed minor league ball clubs in Ohio and Pennsylvania. These included the Youngstown Ohio Works (1905-1907), the Zanesville Infants (1908) and Lancaster (PA) Red Roses (1909-1911). In September 1905, Hogan led the Youngstown club to the championship of the newly formed Ohio-Pennsylvania League. Later, he was responsible for signing Stan Coveleski and Sam Jones to their first minor league contracts.

While he was still a child, his parents, both natives of Ireland, relocated the family from England to Youngstown, OH, a steel production center near the Pennsylvania border. His athletic career began as a track and field star. As his playing career wound down, he became a manager, handler and trainer of major league players. When his marriage to Agnes Daugherty Hogan (in 1897) proved childless, the ex-baseball player turned his energies toward the athletic training of his younger nephews. In the early 1920s, one nephew, Edward J. Hogan, established an outstanding record in track and field at the University of Notre Dame, where his portrait hangs on the school's athletic "Wall of Honor." Marty Hogan also helped to organize the Youngstown Gun Club and became athletic director of Thomas Field in Youngstown.

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