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Hod Ford

Horace Hills Ford

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: July 23, 1897 in New Haven, CT
School: Tufts University (Medford, MA)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1919. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1919 (Age 22.047)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1920 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Braves/Phillies/Robins/Cardinals 1919-1933

Final Game: May 8, 1933 (Age 35.289)
Died: January 29, 1977 in Winchester, MA
Buried: Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester, MA
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Standard Batting

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
1919 21 BSN NL 10 32 28 4 6 0 1 0 3 0 2 6 .214 .290 .286 .576 78 8 1 1 /65
1920 22 BSN NL 88 285 257 16 62 12 5 1 30 3 3 18 25 .241 .296 .339 .635 87 87 2 10 46/3
1921 23 BSN NL 152 614 555 50 155 29 5 2 61 2 11 36 49 .279 .328 .360 .688 87 200 4 19 *46
1922 24 BSN NL 143 574 515 58 140 23 9 2 60 2 1 30 36 .272 .317 .363 .680 79 187 4 25 *64
1923 25 BSN NL 111 426 380 27 103 16 7 2 50 1 1 31 30 .271 .326 .366 .692 86 139 0 14 46
1924 26 PHI NL 145 576 530 58 144 27 5 3 53 1 9 27 40 .272 .308 .358 .667 70 190 1 18 *4
1925 27 BRO NL 66 247 216 32 59 11 0 1 15 0 3 26 15 .273 .357 .338 .695 81 73 2 3 6
1926 28 CIN NL 57 222 197 14 55 6 1 0 18 1 14 12 .279 .336 .320 .656 80 63 3 9 6
1927 29 CIN NL 115 456 409 45 112 16 2 1 46 0 33 34 .274 .331 .330 .661 79 135 2 12 *64
1928 30 CIN NL 149 572 506 49 122 17 4 0 54 1 47 31 .241 .308 .291 .599 58 147 2 16 *6 MVP-22
1929 31 CIN NL 148 590 529 68 146 14 6 3 50 8 41 25 .276 .329 .342 .671 70 181 1 19 *64
1930 32 CIN NL 132 471 424 36 98 16 7 1 34 2 24 28 .231 .272 .309 .581 44 131 0 23 64
1931 33 CIN NL 84 194 175 18 40 8 1 0 13 0 13 13 .229 .286 .286 .571 59 50 1 4 6/45
1932 34 TOT NL 41 108 97 9 26 5 2 0 6 0 6 9 .268 .317 .361 .678 85 35 1 4 46/5
1932 34 STL NL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /6
1932 34 BSN NL 40 106 95 9 26 5 2 0 6 0 6 9 .274 .324 .368 .692 89 35 1 4 46/5
1933 35 BSN NL 5 18 15 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 .067 .222 .067 .289 -11 1 4 0 0 /6
15 Yrs 1446 5385 4833 484 1269 200 55 16 494 21 28 351 354 .263 .316 .337 .652 72 1627 4 24 177
162 Game Avg. 162 603 541 54 142 22 6 2 55 2 39 40 .263 .316 .337 .652 72 182 3 20
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
BSN (7 yrs) 549 2055 1845 164 493 85 29 7 211 8 16 126 156 .267 .318 .356 .674 83 657 4 12 73
CIN (6 yrs) 685 2505 2240 230 573 77 21 5 215 12 172 143 .256 .311 .316 .627 64 707 9 83
PHI (1 yr) 145 576 530 58 144 27 5 3 53 1 9 27 40 .272 .308 .358 .667 70 190 1 18
STL (1 yr) 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
BRO (1 yr) 66 247 216 32 59 11 0 1 15 0 3 26 15 .273 .357 .338 .695 81 73 2 3

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
1919 21 BSN NL 10 32 -1 0 0 1 1 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.1 0.2 1 /65
1920 22 BSN NL 88 285 -4 0 0 7 2 6 0.6 9 14 1.5 .507 .504 0.8 1.0 7 46/3
1921 23 BSN NL 152 614 -9 -2 0 7 5 0 -0.1 19 19 1.9 .500 .500 1.3 1.1 12 *46
1922 24 BSN NL 143 574 -16 1 0 -5 8 -11 -1.0 18 6 0.7 .493 .493 1.2 0.4 12 *64
1923 25 BSN NL 111 426 -7 1 0 -3 4 -5 -0.5 13 8 0.8 .496 .497 1.1 0.2 11 46
1924 26 PHI NL 145 576 -24 -2 0 3 5 -18 -2.0 18 -0 -0.1 .487 .488 -0.3 0.7 -3 *4
1925 27 BRO NL 66 247 -5 -1 0 -1 4 -2 -0.3 8 5 0.5 .496 .499 0.6 0.3 6 6
1926 28 CIN NL 57 222 -5 -0 0 4 4 3 0.3 7 10 1.0 .505 .502 0.6 0.8 6 6
1927 29 CIN NL 115 456 -11 0 0 4 7 0 0.0 14 14 1.5 .500 .500 1.1 1.1 11 *64
1928 30 CIN NL 149 572 -29 0 0 21 10 2 0.1 18 20 1.9 .502 .501 -0.1 3.0 -1 *6 MVP-22
1929 31 CIN NL 148 590 -23 -1 0 6 9 -9 -0.8 18 9 1.0 .495 .495 0.5 1.3 3 *64
1930 32 CIN NL 132 471 -40 0 0 2 7 -31 -2.8 15 -16 -1.3 .479 .483 -1.4 0.8 -18 64
1931 33 CIN NL 84 194 -9 0 0 2 3 -4 -0.4 6 2 0.2 .496 .498 0.1 0.5 0 6/45
1932 34 STL NL 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .447 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /6
1932 34 BSN NL 40 106 -1 0 0 2 2 3 0.2 3 6 0.6 .507 .502 0.4 0.4 4 46/5
1933 35 BSN NL 5 18 -2 0 0 1 0 -0 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .487 .500 -0.1 0.2 -1 /6
15 Seasons 1446 5385 -186 -2 0 51 72 -65 -6.6 166 100 10.5 .496 .496 5.6 12.0 50
BSN (7 yrs) 549 2055 -40 0 0 10 23 -7 -0.7 63 56 5.9 .499 .498 4.8 3.4 46
CIN (6 yrs) 685 2505 -117 0 0 39 40 -37 -3.6 77 40 4.3 .495 .496 0.6 7.6 1
PHI (1 yr) 145 576 -24 -2 0 3 5 -18 -2.0 18 -0 -0.1 .487 .488 -0.3 0.7 -3
STL (1 yr) 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .447 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
BRO (1 yr) 66 247 -5 -1 0 -1 4 -2 -0.3 8 5 0.5 .496 .499 0.6 0.3 6

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1919 21 BSN NL 32 23 2 2.4 77 .273 .214 .257 .290 .311 .286 .338 .576 .649 78 .319 -0.8 -0.1 .500 .143 .071
1920 22 BSN NL 285 208 25 3.3 86 .264 .241 .269 .296 .322 .339 .358 .635 .680 87 .425 -4.3 -0.5 .540 .167 .097 1.5
1921 23 BSN NL 614 430 61 3.8 101 .304 .279 .290 .328 .340 .360 .400 .688 .740 87 .413 -8.8 -0.9 .562 .130 .081 2.0
1922 24 BSN NL 574 401 58 3.9 108 .289 .272 .295 .317 .352 .363 .410 .680 .762 79 .391 -16.2 -1.6 .590 .151 .091 2.0
1923 25 BSN NL 426 292 45 4.2 103 .290 .271 .287 .326 .345 .366 .399 .692 .744 86 .438 -7.4 -0.7 .612 .176 .095 1.3
1924 26 PHI NL 576 413 55 3.6 114 .290 .272 .304 .308 .361 .358 .424 .667 .785 70 .391 -24.4 -2.4 .532 .123 .087 1.5
1925 27 BRO NL 247 163 25 4.1 111 .290 .273 .297 .357 .354 .338 .423 .695 .777 81 .400 -4.7 -0.4 .613 .171 .065 .0
1926 28 CIN NL 222 151 21 3.7 101 .297 .279 .283 .336 .343 .320 .393 .656 .736 80 .409 -5.1 -0.5 .570 .117 .041 .0
1927 29 CIN NL 456 309 44 3.8 102 .297 .274 .288 .331 .346 .330 .397 .661 .743 79 .417 -11.3 -1.1 .572 .137 .056 .0
1928 30 CIN NL 572 400 45 3.0 107 .257 .241 .288 .308 .352 .291 .409 .599 .761 58 .299 -30.0 -2.9 .513 .144 .049 .0
1929 31 CIN NL 590 402 59 3.9 116 .285 .276 .298 .329 .361 .342 .434 .671 .795 70 .350 -24.2 -2.2 .603 .159 .066 4.4
1930 32 CIN NL 471 349 36 2.7 121 .246 .231 .304 .272 .362 .309 .452 .581 .813 44 .199 -38.2 -3.4 .482 .139 .078 1.3
1931 33 CIN NL 194 139 14 2.7 97 .247 .229 .276 .286 .334 .286 .390 .571 .724 59 .271 -9.5 -0.9 .474 .131 .057
1932 34 TOT NL 108 75 11 4.0 100 .295 .268 .280 .317 .332 .361 .405 .678 .736 85 .421 -2.0 -0.2 .592 .155 .093
1932 34 STL NL 2 2 0 0.0 107 .000 .000 .289 .000 .342 .000 .418 .000 .761 -100 .000 -0.6 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1932 34 BSN NL 106 73 11 4.1 100 .302 .274 .279 .324 .332 .368 .404 .692 .736 89 .434 -1.4 -0.1 .609 .158 .095
1933 35 BSN NL 18 18 0 0.0 85 .071 .067 .265 .222 .316 .067 .362 .289 .678 -11 .000 -2.0 -0.2 .222 .200 .000
15 Yrs 5385 3773 501 3.6 107 .281 .263 .291 .316 .349 .337 .410 .652 .759 72 .362 -189.0 -18.0 .555 .145 .074 18.2
162 Game Avg. 603 423 56 3.6 107 .281 .263 .291 .316 .349 .337 .410 .652 .759 72 .362 -189.0 -18.0 .555 .145 .074 2
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
BSN (7 yrs) 2055 1445 202 3.8 101 .289 .267 .287 .318 .341 .356 .396 .674 .736 83 .408 -40.8 -4.0 .574 .153 .089 7.5
CIN (6 yrs) 2505 1750 219 3.3 110 .272 .256 .292 .311 .353 .316 .418 .627 .770 64 .317 -118.4 -11.0 .540 .142 .060 7.1
PHI (1 yr) 576 413 55 3.6 114 .290 .272 .304 .308 .361 .358 .424 .667 .785 70 .391 -24.4 -2.4 .532 .123 .087 1.5
STL (1 yr) 2 2 0 0.0 107 .000 .000 .289 .000 .342 .000 .418 .000 .761 -100 -0.6 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
BRO (1 yr) 247 163 25 4.1 111 .290 .273 .297 .357 .354 .338 .423 .695 .777 81 .400 -4.7 -0.4 .613 .171 .065 .0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1919 21 BSN NL 32 0.0% 18.8% 6.3% 3.1% 17% 3.00 4.7 9.3 69%
1920 22 BSN NL 285 0.4% 8.8% 6.3% 6.3% 29% 1.39 10.3 257.0 8.6 81%
1921 23 BSN NL 614 0.3% 8.0% 5.9% 5.9% 23% 1.36 11.3 277.5 9.1 82%
1922 24 BSN NL 574 0.4% 6.3% 5.2% 5.9% 24% 1.20 14.3 257.5 8.6 83%
1923 25 BSN NL 426 0.5% 7.0% 7.3% 5.9% 24% 0.97 12.7 190.0 7.6 82%
1924 26 PHI NL 576 0.5% 6.9% 4.7% 6.1% 24% 1.48 13.3 176.7 10.0 85%
1925 27 BRO NL 247 0.4% 6.1% 10.5% 4.9% 20% 0.58 14.4 216.0 14.4 81%
1926 28 CIN NL 222 0.0% 5.4% 6.3% 3.2% 13% 0.86 16.4 10.9 83%
1927 29 CIN NL 456 0.2% 7.5% 7.2% 4.2% 17% 1.03 12.0 409.0 8.9 82%
1928 30 CIN NL 572 0.0% 5.4% 8.2% 3.7% 17% 0.66 16.3 9.4 83%
1929 31 CIN NL 590 0.5% 4.2% 7.0% 3.9% 16% 0.61 21.2 176.3 10.6 85%
1930 32 CIN NL 471 0.2% 5.9% 5.1% 5.1% 25% 1.17 15.1 424.0 12.5 84%
1931 33 CIN NL 194 0.0% 6.7% 6.7% 4.6% 23% 1.00 13.5 13.5 84%
1932 34 TOT NL 108 0.0% 8.3% 5.6% 6.5% 27% 1.50 10.8 16.2 81%
1932 34 STL NL 2 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100%
1932 34 BSN NL 106 0.0% 8.5% 5.7% 6.6% 27% 1.50 10.6 15.8 81%
1933 35 BSN NL 18 0.0% 5.6% 16.7% 0.0% 0% 0.33 15.0 15.0 78%
15 Yrs 5385 0.3% 6.6% 6.5% 5.0% 21% 1.01 13.7 302.1 9.8 83%
MLB Averages 1.1% 7.5% 7.8% 6.6% 26% 0.97 11.8 82.4 7.9 80%
PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1919 21 10 32 28 4 6 0 1 0 3 0 2 6 .214 .290 .286 .576 78 8 1 1
1920 22 98 317 285 20 68 12 6 1 33 3 3 20 31 .239 .295 .333 .629 86 95 3 11
1921 23 250 931 840 70 223 41 11 3 94 5 14 56 80 .265 .317 .351 .668 86 295 7 30
1922 24 393 1505 1355 128 363 64 20 5 154 7 15 86 116 .268 .317 .356 .673 83 482 11 55
1923 25 504 1931 1735 155 466 80 27 7 204 8 16 117 146 .269 .319 .358 .677 84 621 11 69
1924 26 649 2507 2265 213 610 107 32 10 257 9 25 144 186 .269 .316 .358 .674 80 811 12 87
1925 27 715 2754 2481 245 669 118 32 11 272 9 28 170 201 .270 .320 .356 .676 81 884 14 90
1926 28 772 2976 2678 259 724 124 33 11 290 10 28 184 213 .270 .321 .354 .675 80 947 17 99
1927 29 887 3432 3087 304 836 140 35 12 336 10 28 217 247 .271 .323 .351 .673 80 1082 19 111
1928 30 1036 4004 3593 353 958 157 39 12 390 11 28 264 278 .267 .321 .342 .663 77 1229 21 127
1929 31 1184 4594 4122 421 1104 171 45 15 440 19 28 305 303 .268 .322 .342 .664 76 1410 22 146
1930 32 1316 5065 4546 457 1202 187 52 16 474 21 28 329 331 .264 .317 .339 .656 73 1541 22 169
1931 33 1400 5259 4721 475 1242 195 53 16 487 21 28 342 344 .263 .316 .337 .653 72 1591 23 173
1932 34 1441 5367 4818 484 1268 200 55 16 493 21 28 348 353 .263 .316 .337 .653 73 1626 24 177
1933 35 1446 5385 4833 484 1269 200 55 16 494 21 28 351 354 .263 .316 .337 .652 72 1627 4 24 177

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1919 21 12 38 33 7 8 0 1 0 5 0 3 7 .242 .324 .303 .627 3 10
1920 22 93 311 277 20 72 14 6 1 37 3 21 26 .260 .317 .365 .681 32 88
1921 23 161 653 590 54 166 31 5 2 66 2 39 52 .281 .330 .361 .691 70 152
1922 24 149 592 532 56 140 23 9 2 58 2 30 38 .263 .307 .352 .659 56 143
1923 25 117 443 396 27 105 16 7 2 50 1 32 32 .265 .320 .356 .676 45 111
1924 26 153 592 546 53 140 26 5 3 49 1 26 42 .256 .291 .339 .630 54 145
1925 27 70 256 225 30 59 11 0 1 14 0 26 16 .262 .344 .324 .668 24 66
1926 28 60 233 206 15 58 6 1 0 19 1 15 13 .282 .339 .320 .660 22 57
1927 29 121 478 429 47 117 17 2 1 48 0 34 36 .273 .329 .329 .658 46 115
1928 30 157 596 529 49 125 17 4 0 54 1 48 33 .236 .302 .284 .586 45 149
1929 31 156 606 545 63 142 14 6 3 46 8 40 26 .261 .312 .325 .637 55 148
1930 32 138 481 434 32 93 15 7 1 30 2 23 29 .214 .254 .288 .542 31 132
1931 33 88 203 184 20 43 9 1 0 14 0 14 14 .234 .291 .293 .585 16 84
1932 34 43 112 101 9 27 5 2 0 6 0 6 9 .267 .315 .356 .671 11 41
1933 35 5 19 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .158 .000 .158 0 5
15 Yrs 1523 5613 5043 482 1295 204 56 16 496 21 360 374 .257 .309 .329 .638 510 1446
162 Game Avg. 162 597 536 51 138 22 6 2 53 2 38 40 .257 .309 .329 .638 54 1446

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1928 NL (22, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1921 NL  1.2 (8th)
1927 NL  1.2 (7th)
1928 NL  3.1 (2nd)
1929 NL  1.3 (6th)
1930 NL  0.8 (10th)
Career  12.1 (159th)

Games Played s c a p y
1921 NL  152 (7th)
1924 NL  145 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1921 NL  49 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1922 NL  25 (7th)
1924 NL  18 (6th)
1930 NL  23 (4th)
Career  177 (109th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 15 (1170), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (174th), 10.5 career WAR/9.6 7yr-peak WAR/10.1 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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