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Hobe Ferris

Albert Samuel Ferris

Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 162 lb.

Born: December 7, 1874 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, United Kingdom (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1901 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Americans/Browns 1901-1909

Final Game: October 1, 1909 (Age 34)
Died: March 18, 1938 in Detroit, MI
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 19, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1320. Carson Bigbee… #1321. Jim McTamany… #1322. Ian Desmond… #1323. HOBE FERRIS… #1324. Jim Hickman… #1325. Rich Rollins… #1326. Glenn Wilson… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1901 26 BOS AL 138 564 523 68 131 16 15 2 63 13 23 50 .250 .290 .350 .640 78 183 6 12 *4/6
1902 27 BOS AL 133 532 496 56 121 16 14 8 63 11 20 52 .244 .275 .381 .656 79 189 1 15 *4
1903 28 BOS AL 141 566 525 69 132 19 7 9 66 11 25 59 .251 .287 .366 .652 91 192 1 15 *4/6
1904 29 BOS AL 156 602 563 50 120 23 10 3 63 7 23 65 .213 .245 .306 .551 69 172 1 15 *4
1905 30 BOS AL 142 558 523 51 115 24 16 6 59 11 23 69 .220 .253 .361 .614 93 189 0 12 *4
1906 31 BOS AL 130 518 495 47 121 25 13 2 44 8 10 67 .244 .262 .360 .622 95 178 2 11 *4/5
1907 32 BOS AL 143 583 561 41 135 25 2 4 60 11 10 58 .241 .254 .314 .568 82 176 0 12 *4
1908 33 SLB AL 148 601 555 54 150 26 7 2 74 6 14 72 .270 .291 .353 .644 109 196 2 30 *5
1909 34 SLB AL 148 583 556 36 120 18 5 4 58 11 12 58 .216 .232 .288 .520 69 160 0 15 *54
9 Yrs 1279 5107 4797 472 1145 192 89 40 550 89 160 550 .239 .265 .341 .606 84 1635 13 137
162 Game Avg. 162 647 608 60 145 24 11 5 70 11 20 70 .239 .265 .341 .606 84 207 2 17
BOS (7 yrs) 983 3923 3686 382 875 148 77 34 418 72 134 420 .237 .266 .347 .613 83 1279 11 92
SLB (2 yrs) 296 1184 1111 90 270 44 12 6 132 17 26 130 .243 .262 .320 .582 89 356 2 45

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1901 26 BOS AL 138 564 -18 -0 0 14 1 -4 -0.4 20 16 1.6 .497 .498 0.3 1.4 2 *4/6
1902 27 BOS AL 133 532 -18 -0 0 15 0 -3 -0.3 19 16 1.5 .498 .498 0.1 1.5 1 *4
1903 28 BOS AL 141 566 -6 -1 0 14 0 7 0.6 20 27 2.9 .506 .505 1.5 1.4 13 *4/6
1904 29 BOS AL 156 602 -19 -0 0 8 0 -11 -1.5 22 10 0.9 .491 .491 -0.0 0.9 2 *4
1905 30 BOS AL 142 558 -5 -0 0 9 0 3 0.3 20 23 2.5 .503 .503 1.5 1.0 14 *4
1906 31 BOS AL 130 518 -5 -0 0 -3 0 -8 -1.0 19 10 1.0 .492 .494 1.4 -0.3 13 *4/5
1907 32 BOS AL 143 583 -12 -0 0 11 0 -1 -0.1 21 20 2.1 .499 .499 0.6 1.4 9 *4
1908 33 SLB AL 148 601 3 -1 0 6 5 14 1.7 22 35 4.0 .512 .511 3.2 1.4 29 *5
1909 34 SLB AL 148 583 -17 -1 0 -4 4 -18 -2.5 21 3 -0.2 .485 .486 0.5 -0.1 7 *54
9 Seasons 1279 5107 -98 -4 0 70 11 -22 -3.2 183 162 16.4 .498 .498 9.0 8.6 91
BOS (7 yrs) 983 3923 -84 -3 0 68 2 -17 -2.4 141 124 12.5 .498 .498 5.3 7.3 55
SLB (2 yrs) 296 1184 -14 -1 0 2 9 -4 -0.7 42 38 3.9 .498 .498 3.7 1.3 36

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1903 28 BOS AL WS PIT W 8 33 31 3 9 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 6 .290 .313 .355 .667 11 0 1 1 0 0
1 WS 8 33 31 3 9 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 6 .290 .313 .355 .667 11 0 1 1 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1901 BOS AL 26 2B 138 870 359 450 61 68 .930 5.86 .935 5.71
1901 BOS AL 26 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.30
1902 BOS AL 27 2B 133 808 310 460 38 59 .953 5.79 .948 5.36
1903 BOS AL 28 2B 139 786 313 434 39 50 .950 5.37 .943 5.11
1903 BOS AL 28 SS 2 14 6 7 1 1 .929 6.50 .913 5.30
1904 BOS AL 29 2B 156 859 366 460 33 42 .962 5.29 .954 5.11
1905 BOS AL 30 2B 142 777 321 425 31 38 .960 5.25 .952 5.00
1906 BOS AL 31 2B 126 720 316 375 29 41 .960 5.48 .954 5.31
1906 BOS AL 31 3B 4 20 7 11 2 1 .900 4.50 .921 3.22
1907 BOS AL 32 2B 143 913 424 459 30 42 .967 6.17 .954 5.43
1908 SLB AL 33 3B 148 565 222 316 27 27 .952 3.64 .932 3.28
1909 SLB AL 34 3B 114 426 157 242 27 15 .937 3.50 .931 3.41
1909 SLB AL 34 2B 34 189 92 88 9 13 .952 5.29 .953 4.91
8 Seasons 2B 1011 5922 2501 3151 270 353 .954 5.59 .949 5.27
3 Seasons 3B 266 1011 386 569 56 43 .945 3.59 .931 3.33
2 Seasons SS 3 14 6 7 1 1 .929 4.33 .913 5.30
9 Seasons TOT 1280 6947 2893 3727 327 397 .953 5.17 .946 4.87
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1901 AL  1.4 (3rd)
1902 AL  1.5 (6th)
1903 AL  1.4 (6th)
1907 AL  1.4 (5th)
1908 AL  1.4 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1901 AL  138 (3rd)
1903 AL  141 (1st)
1904 AL  156 (5th)
1909 AL  148 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1908 AL  555 (8th)
1909 AL  556 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1908 AL  150 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1908 AL  196 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1906 AL  25 (7th)
1907 AL  25 (8th)
1908 AL  26 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1901 AL  15 (6th)
1902 AL  14 (3rd)
1905 AL  16 (2nd)
1906 AL  13 (4th)
Career  89 (215th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1902 AL  8 (7th)
1903 AL  9 (3rd)
1905 AL  6 (3rd)
1907 AL  4 (5th)
1909 AL  4 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1908 AL  74 (3rd)
1909 AL  58 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1901 AL  50 (5th)
1902 AL  52 (4th)
1903 AL  59 (10th)
1905 AL  69 (8th)
1906 AL  67 (8th)
1908 AL  72 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1905 AL  46 (6th)
1906 AL  40 (6th)
1907 AL  31 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1908 AL  30 (8th)
Career  137 (214th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1903 AL  9.9 (4th)
1905 AL  7.8 (7th)
1907 AL  5.9 (7th)
1909 AL  5.9 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1902 AL  62.0 (9th)
1903 AL  58.3 (3rd)
1905 AL  87.2 (4th)
1907 AL  140.3 (6th)
1909 AL  139.0 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1901 AL  404 (10th)
1903 AL  408 (7th)
1904 AL  458 (7th)
1907 AL  438 (10th)
1908 AL  435 (9th)
1909 AL  451 (1st)

Assistss c a p y
1901 AL  450 (3rd)
1902 AL  460 (4th)
1903 AL  441 (4th)
1904 AL  460 (5th)
1907 AL  459 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1901 AL  138 (1st)
1902 AL  133 (2nd)
1903 AL  139 (1st)
1904 AL  156 (1st)
1905 AL  142 (3rd)
1906 AL  126 (4th)
1907 AL  143 (1st)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1901 AL  359 (2nd)
1902 AL  310 (3rd)
1903 AL  313 (2nd)
1904 AL  366 (1st)
1905 AL  321 (3rd)
1906 AL  316 (5th)
1907 AL  424 (1st)
Career  2,501 (97th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1901 AL  450 (2nd)
1902 AL  460 (1st)
1903 AL  434 (2nd)
1904 AL  460 (2nd)
1905 AL  425 (1st)
1906 AL  375 (3rd)
1907 AL  459 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1901 AL  61 (2nd)
1902 AL  38 (2nd)
1903 AL  39 (1st)
1904 AL  33 (4th)
1905 AL  31 (5th)
1906 AL  29 (5th)
1907 AL  30 (2nd)
Career  270 (41st)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1901 AL  68 (1st)
1902 AL  59 (4th)
1903 AL  50 (3rd)
1904 AL  42 (3rd)
1905 AL  38 (2nd)
1906 AL  41 (4th)
1907 AL  42 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1908 AL  148 (1st)
1909 AL  114 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1908 AL  222 (1st)
1909 AL  157 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1908 AL  316 (2nd)
1909 AL  242 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1908 AL  27 (4th)
1909 AL  27 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1908 AL  27 (1st)
1909 AL  15 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1901 AL  5.86 (2nd)
1902 AL  5.79 (2nd)
1903 AL  5.37 (2nd)
1904 AL  5.29 (3rd)
1905 AL  5.25 (2nd)
1906 AL  5.48 (4th)
1907 AL  6.17 (1st)
Career  5.59 (44th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1901 AL  .930 (5th)
1902 AL  .953 (3rd)
1903 AL  .950 (3rd)
1904 AL  .962 (3rd)
1905 AL  .960 (2nd)
1906 AL  .960 (3rd)
1907 AL  .967 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1908 AL  3.64 (1st)
1909 AL  3.50 (2nd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1908 AL  .952 (1st)
1909 AL  .937 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (767), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 47 (543), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1308), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1508), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (125th), 16.4 career WAR/15.7 7yr-peak WAR/16.1 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Albert Hobe Samuel farris farriss Ferris

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