Solly Hofman

Solly Hofman

Solly Hofman (born Arthur Frederick Hofman on October 29, 1882 in St. Louis, Missouri; died March 10, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri) was a Major League Baseball player from 1903 to 1916. He played the majority of his 1,175 professional games in the outfield.

His nickname was "Circus Solly". Some attribute this name to a comic strip of the era, while others attribute it to spectacular catches while fielding.

He was the uncle of Bobby Hofman of the New York Giants.

He is considered by some to be the first great utility man in baseball due to his versatility.

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