New York Knights, No. 9 Roy Hobbs

Uniform & Team History

The only fictional team in the Oldtime Baseball Game. Film buffs will recall “The Natural,” in which Robert Redford portrayed a slugger named Roy Hobbs.

Oldtime Game History

Jed Hoyer, who had a stellar career at Wesleyan University both at shortstop and as a pitcher, has gained greater fame as assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox. He came out of retirement in 2006, wearing this uniform when he played the entire game at shortstop.

Also worn by:

Russ Marino, Drew University (’98); Todd Korchin, Northeastern University (’99); Eric Previte, Merrimack College (’00); Evan Greene, University of Massachusetts/Lowell (’01); Alfredo Nunez, University of Massachusetts, Lowell (’02); Jeff Krasner, Brandeis University (’03); Andrew Green, Amherst College (’04); Joe Fournier, Providence College (’05); Victor Menieur, Chelsea, ECABL (’07); Josh Connors, University of Maine (’08); Joe McDonald, Providence Journal (’09); Moises Maza, South End Astros (’13); Ross Curley, Bentley University (’14).

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  1. Ed Scannell 06/09/2017 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Yes, and The Natural was based on an incident that happened to the Cambridge-born Eddie Waitkus, All Star first baseman for Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies from 1940-55. He was shot by a crazed woman fan who had a strange love-hate relationship with him. That relationship was all in her head, of course, as Eddie had never met her prior to that fateful night in Chicago in 1949.

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