From BR Bullpen
Fred Hofmann (Bootnose)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11½", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut September 26, 1919
- Final Game September 27, 1928
- Born June 10, 1894 in St. Louis, MO USA
- Died November 19, 1964 in St. Helena, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Fred Hofmann was a baseball 'lifer'. After his playing career ended, he managed the 1932 and 1933 Mission Reds and the 1935 and 1936 Memphis Chickasaws (where he was replaced in 1936 by Billy Southworth, after which Hofmann finished the season managing the St. Louis Cardinals' Union City Greyhounds farm team. The Greyhounds won the Kitty League playoffs that year. In 1937, Hofmann managed the Columbus Red Birds for the Cardinals.
He then moved to the St. Louis Browns' organization as a major league coach beginning in 1938. After a twelve year stint as a coach for the Browns and the Orioles, Hofmann became a scout for the franchise from 1950 to 1964). He filled in several times as a manager for teams in the Orioles' farm system in the 1950's: the Thomson Orioles in 1956 in the Georgia State League and the Bluefield Orioles in the short-season Appalachian League in 1958.