Irving J. Waldron
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Debut April 25, 1901
- Final Game September 27, 1901
- Born January 21, 1872 in Hillside, NY USA
- Died July 22, 1944 in Worcester, MA USA
Irv Waldron played only one year in the majors, but it was a momentous one. Not only did he play in the inaugural season of the American League, but he led the league in games played with 141, and in at-bats with 598. He was fourth in the league in hits and 7th in the league in total bases.
His total of 141 American League games that year was particularly unusual, since no AL team played more than 137 games.
In 1904, he led the San Francisco Seals in games and at-bats as well.
Waldron holds the all-time record for the most career hits (186) by a player who played only one season in the majors. (Harry Moore is second with only 155.)