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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 18, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1559. Eddie Milner… #1560. Billy Sample… #1561. Ray Morgan… #1562. HOD FORD… #1563. Marty Cordova… #1564. Aaron Robinson… #1565. Nate McLouth… 

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
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

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
1919 BSN NL 21 SS 8 6 6 37 10 25 2 3 .946 4.38 .943 5.66
1919 BSN NL 21 3B 2 1 1 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 4.50 .946 3.25
1920 BSN NL 22 2B 59 55 54 351 122 219 10 21 .972 5.78 .963 5.73
1920 BSN NL 22 SS 18 13 11 102 28 65 9 3 .912 5.17 .941 5.73
1920 BSN NL 22 1B 4 2 2 25 24 1 0 2 1.000 6.25 .990 11.10
1921 BSN NL 23 2B 119 119 115 734 297 417 20 48 .973 6.00 .962 5.70
1921 BSN NL 23 SS 33 32 32 211 96 109 6 17 .972 6.21 .951 5.86
1922 BSN NL 24 SS 115 115 115 686 267 387 32 58 .953 5.69 .945 5.78
1922 BSN NL 24 2B 28 28 27 165 68 94 3 13 .982 5.79 .961 5.76
1923 BSN NL 25 2B 95 91 86 529 213 300 16 61 .970 5.40 .959 5.90
1923 BSN NL 25 SS 19 16 13 97 39 52 6 6 .938 4.79 .939 5.80
1924 PHI NL 26 2B 145 143 133 907 337 543 27 96 .970 6.07 .961 5.98
1925 BRO NL 27 SS 66 61 49 322 126 185 11 33 .966 4.71 .942 5.73
1926 CIN NL 28 SS 57 57 57 355 152 190 13 57 .963 6.00 .948 5.85
1927 CIN NL 29 SS 104 101 97 568 218 323 27 75 .952 5.20 .944 5.50
1927 CIN NL 29 2B 12 12 9 52 21 31 0 5 1.000 4.33 .966 5.93
1928 CIN NL 30 SS 149 149 142 888 355 508 25 128 .972 5.79 .950 5.61 MVP-22
1929 CIN NL 31 SS 108 108 104 637 239 368 30 86 .953 5.62 .950 5.61
1929 CIN NL 31 2B 42 40 38 251 94 152 5 30 .980 5.86 .968 5.82
1930 CIN NL 32 SS 74 51 51 346 139 198 9 45 .974 4.55 .952 5.78
1930 CIN NL 32 2B 66 67 50 375 152 217 6 45 .984 5.59 .963 5.94
1931 CIN NL 33 SS 73 40 34 282 107 162 13 41 .954 3.68 .954 5.53
1931 CIN NL 33 2B 3 3 0 10 4 6 0 2 1.000 3.33 .964 5.60
1931 CIN NL 33 3B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 2.80
1932 TOT NL 34 SS 17 17 15 79 28 49 2 9 .975 4.53 .946 5.50
1932 STL NL 34 SS 1 1 0 4 2 1 1 1 .750 3.00 .945 5.50
1932 BSN NL 34 2B 20 8 6 61 30 30 1 7 .984 3.00 .969 5.78
1932 BSN NL 34 SS 16 16 15 75 26 48 1 8 .987 4.63 .946 5.50
1932 BSN NL 34 3B 2 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 2.00 .945 2.90
1933 BSN NL 35 SS 5 4 4 40 17 23 0 4 1.000 8.00 .949 5.40
14 Seasons SS 846 770 730 4650 1821 2644 185 565 .960 5.28 .948 5.67
10 Seasons 2B 589 566 518 3435 1338 2009 88 328 .974 5.68 .962 5.85
3 Seasons 3B 5 1 1 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 2.80 .945 3.02
1 Season 1B 4 2 2 25 24 1 0 2 1.000 6.25 .990 11.10
15 Seasons TOT 1444 1339 1251 8124 3187 4664 273 895 .966 5.44 .954 5.75
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

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)

Assistss c a p y
1921 NL  526 (5th)
1922 NL  481 (5th)
1924 NL  543 (4th)
1928 NL  508 (4th)
1929 NL  520 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1929 NL  35 (3rd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1921 NL  119 (4th)
1924 NL  145 (2nd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1921 NL  297 (3rd)
1924 NL  337 (3rd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1921 NL  417 (3rd)
1924 NL  543 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1921 NL  20 (5th)
1924 NL  27 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  61 (5th)
1924 NL  96 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1922 NL  115 (5th)
1927 NL  104 (4th)
1928 NL  149 (1st)
1929 NL  108 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1922 NL  267 (4th)
1927 NL  218 (5th)
1928 NL  355 (1st)
1929 NL  239 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1922 NL  387 (5th)
1927 NL  323 (5th)
1928 NL  508 (2nd)
1929 NL  368 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1922 NL  32 (5th)
1929 NL  30 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1927 NL  75 (3rd)
1928 NL  128 (1st)
1929 NL  86 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1921 NL  6.00 (1st)
1924 NL  6.07 (4th)
Career  5.68 (34th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1921 NL  .973 (1st)
1924 NL  .970 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1922 NL  5.69 (3rd)
1928 NL  5.79 (2nd)
1929 NL  5.62 (5th)
Career  5.28 (37th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1922 NL  .953 (3rd)
1927 NL  .952 (2nd)
1928 NL  .972 (1st)
1929 NL  .953 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2199), 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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Name and misspellings: Horace Hills Hod Ford

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