Baseball player Solly Hofman, Chicago Cubs, holding a bat standing in front of a column of a brick building at West Side Ground prior to game 1906 Photo SUMMARY
Portrait of Solly Hofman, National League's Chicago Cubs baseball player, holding a bat standing in front of a column of a brick building at West Side Grounds, which was located between West Polk Street, South Wolcott Avenue (formerly Lincoln Street), West Taylor Street, and South Wood Street, in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. Two unidentified people are visible in the background. SDN-004775, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
Solly Hofman Baseball Player, Outfielder/Infielder Right handed. He played on four pennant winners and two World Series winners in his eight years in a Cubs uniform. In the 1908 World Series he hit .306 with six hits in 19 at bats, with a triple, scored twice and had 4 RBIs. In Game 4 he lined a 2-run single to pace the Cubs to a 3-0 victory over Detroit.
A fun-loving, all-around athlete, his nickname was Circus Solly. A valuable team player, he played 701 games in the outfield, 198 at second base, 63 at short, 187 at first and 25 at third. For the Cubs from 1907 thru 1911 he hit .267 in 133 games, .243 in 120G, .285 in 153G, .325 in 136G and .252 in 143G and then, was traded to Pittsburgh. Arthur Hofman Baseball History