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Dick Hoblitzell

Richard Carleton Hoblitzell (Doc)
born Richard Carleton Hoblitzell

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 172 lb.

Born: October 26, 1888 in Waverly, WV
High School: Prep HS (Marietta, OH)
Schools: Marietta College (Marietta, OH), University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1908 (Age 19)
Teams (by GP): Reds/RedSox 1908-1918

Final Game: June 7, 1918 (Age 29)
Died: November 14, 1962 in Parkersburg, WV
Buried: Valley Cemetery, Marietta, OH
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1908 CIN NL 19 1B 32 342 313 24 5 11 .985 10.53 .986 11.07
1909 CIN NL 20 1B 142 1546 1444 74 28 80 .982 10.69 .985 10.83
1910 CIN NL 21 1B 148 1545 1454 67 24 64 .984 10.28 .984 10.40
1910 CIN NL 21 2B 7 23 7 16 0 2 1.000 3.29 .952 5.23
1911 CIN NL 22 1B 158 1549 1442 91 16 81 .990 9.70 .985 10.23 MVP-22
1912 CIN NL 23 1B 147 1434 1326 87 21 73 .985 9.61 .988 10.17
1913 CIN NL 24 1B 134 1450 1373 60 17 76 .988 10.69 .986 10.40
1914 TOT MLB 25 1B 143 142 125 1514 1429 61 24 65 .984 10.42 .987 10.59
1914 CIN NL 25 1B 75 75 68 843 802 31 10 43 .988 11.11 .988 10.60
1914 BOS AL 25 1B 68 67 57 671 627 30 14 22 .979 9.66 .985 10.57
1915 BOS AL 26 1B 117 112 98 1173 1095 63 15 51 .987 9.90 .987 10.78
1916 BOS AL 27 1B 126 113 100 1307 1225 67 15 64 .989 10.25 .988 10.99
1917 BOS AL 28 1B 118 113 107 1340 1274 52 14 58 .990 11.24 .989 11.07
1918 BOS AL 29 1B 19 19 19 225 209 15 1 17 .996 11.79 .986 11.14
11 Seasons 1B 1284 499 449 13425 12584 661 180 640 .987 10.32 .986 10.60
1 Season 2B 7 23 7 16 0 2 1.000 3.29 .952 5.23
11 Seasons TOT 1291 499 449 13448 12591 677 180 642 .987 10.28 .986 10.57
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.
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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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1908 CIN NL 19 32 32 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1909 CIN NL 20 142 142 0 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910 CIN NL 21 155 155 0 0 148 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1911 CIN NL 22 158 158 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1912 CIN NL 23 148 148 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1913 CIN NL 24 137 137 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1914 CIN NL 25 78 78 0 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1914 BOS AL 25 69 69 0 0 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1915 BOS AL 26 124 124 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1916 BOS AL 27 130 113 130 126 0 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1917 BOS AL 28 121 113 121 118 0 0 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1918 BOS AL 29 25 19 25 19 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
11 Seasons 1319 245 1319 263 0 0 1284 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 NL (22, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Putoutss c a p y
1909 NL  1,444 (2nd)
1910 NL  1,461 (2nd)
1911 NL  1,442 (3rd)
1912 NL  1,326 (5th)
1915 AL  1,095 (5th)
1917 AL  1,274 (5th)
Career  12,591 (79th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1909 NL  142 (2nd)
1910 NL  148 (1st)
1911 NL  158 (1st)
1912 NL  147 (1st)
1915 AL  117 (4th)
1916 AL  126 (5th)
1917 AL  118 (5th)
Career  1,284 (91st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1909 NL  1,444 (2nd)
1910 NL  1,454 (2nd)
1911 NL  1,442 (3rd)
1912 NL  1,326 (5th)
1915 AL  1,095 (5th)
1917 AL  1,274 (5th)
Career  12,584 (73rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1909 NL  74 (3rd)
1910 NL  67 (5th)
1911 NL  91 (2nd)
1912 NL  87 (3rd)
1915 AL  63 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1909 NL  28 (1st)
1910 NL  24 (2nd)
1911 NL  16 (4th)
1912 NL  21 (3rd)
1914 NL  10 (5th)
1914 AL  14 (5th)
1915 AL  15 (3rd)
1916 AL  15 (4th)
1917 AL  14 (4th)
Career  180 (39th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1909 NL  80 (1st)
1911 NL  81 (4th)
1912 NL  73 (5th)
1913 NL  76 (4th)
1915 AL  51 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1909 NL  10.69 (4th)
1910 NL  10.28 (4th)
1913 NL  10.69 (2nd)
1915 AL  9.90 (5th)
1917 AL  11.24 (4th)
Career  10.32 (51st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1909 NL  .982 (4th)
1910 NL  .984 (4th)
1911 NL  .990 (2nd)
1912 NL  .985 (5th)
1913 NL  .988 (3rd)
1915 AL  .987 (3rd)
1916 AL  .989 (4th)
1917 AL  .990 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1908 NL  born 1888-10-26 (3rd)

                           

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