Arthur Frederick "Solly" Hofman (born 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 is considered by some to be the first great utility player in baseball due to his versatility.
By Dean Hanley
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