Hoge Workman

American baseball and football player (1899–1972)

Hoge Workman
Born:(1899-09-25)September 25, 1899
Huntington, West Virginia, U.S.
Died:May 20, 1972(1972-05-20) (aged 72)
Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.
Career information
CollegeOhio State
High schoolHuntington (Huntington, West Virginia)[1]
Career history
As coach
1931Cleveland Indians
As player
1924Cleveland Bulldogs
1931Cleveland Indians
1932New York Giants
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
  • Playing stats at NFL.com
  • Coaching stats at Pro Football Reference
Baseball player
Hoge Workman
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 27, 1924, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 1, 1924, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average8.50

Harry Hallworth "Hoge" Workman (September 25, 1899 – May 20, 1972) was an American relief pitcher in Major League Baseball and a player-coach in the National Football League (NFL). Listed at 5' 11", 170 lb., Workman batted and threw right-handed. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, he attended Ohio State University.

A two-sport star at Ohio State and an All-American quarterback, Workman played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1924 season. In 11 relief appearances, he posted an 8.50 ERA in 11 innings of work, including seven strikeouts, 11 walks, and 25 hits allowed without a decision or save.

Following his baseball career, Workman played and coached in the NFL for the Cleveland Bulldogs and Cleveland Indians, respectively.

Workman died at the age of 72 in Fort Myers, Florida.

"Workman Day"

Hoge was one of five Workman brothers to play football. They played in the same game during the "Workman Day" Celebration, which was held on November 27, 1920, in Huntington, West Virginia.[2]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Redlands Bulldogs (Southern California Conference) (1925)
1925 Redlands 3–5–1 1–3–1 T–5th
Redlands: 3–5–1 1–3–1
Simpson Red and Gold / Redmen (Iowa Conference) (1926–1930)
1926 Simpson 4–3–1 3–1–1 3rd
1927 Simpson 5–3 4–1 3rd
1928 Simpson 4–4–1 3–2–1 T–5th
1929 Simpson 6–3 4–2 6th
1930 Simpson 3–5–1 3–2–1 7th
Simpson: 22–18–3 17–8–3
Total: 25–23–4


  1. ^ "Hoge Workman Football Reference Profile". Baseball Reference. Retrieved August 9, 2023.
  2. ^ "Five Workman Brothers to Play in Same Football Game" (PDF). The New York Times. November 27, 1920. Retrieved July 8, 2016.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball Reference, or Baseball Reference (Minors)
  • Career statistics and player information from Pro Football Reference
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