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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 19.315)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1909 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/RedSox 1908-1918

Final Game: June 7, 1918 (Age 29.224)
Died: November 14, 1962 in Parkersburg, WV
Buried: Valley Cemetery, Marietta, OH
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 23, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #994. Odell Hale… #995. Jorge Orta… #996. Lew Fonseca… #997. DICK HOBLITZELL… #998. Glenn Beckert… #999. Bud Harrelson… #1000. Chase Headley… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1908 19 CIN NL 32 126 114 8 29 3 2 0 8 2 7 18 .254 .309 .316 .625 101 36 2 3 3
1909 20 CIN NL 142 592 517 59 159 23 11 4 67 17 44 47 .308 .364 .418 .782 143 216 2 29 *3
1910 21 CIN NL 155 678 611 85 170 24 13 4 70 28 47 32 .278 .332 .380 .712 111 232 2 18 *3/4
1911 22 CIN NL 158 694 622 81 180 19 13 11 91 32 42 44 .289 .342 .415 .757 114 258 8 22 *3 MVP-22
1912 23 CIN NL 148 634 558 73 164 32 12 2 85 23 48 28 .294 .352 .405 .757 109 226 2 26 *3
1913 24 CIN NL 137 558 502 59 143 23 7 3 62 18 12 35 26 .285 .334 .376 .710 103 189 2 19 *3
1914 25 TOT MLB 147 552 477 62 125 18 10 0 59 19 12 45 47 .262 .335 .342 .676 101 163 7 27 *3
1914 25 CIN NL 78 295 248 31 52 8 7 0 26 7 26 26 .210 .287 .298 .586 73 74 1 20 3
1914 25 BOS AL 69 257 229 31 73 10 3 0 33 12 12 19 21 .319 .386 .389 .774 132 89 6 7 3
1915 26 BOS AL 124 469 399 54 113 15 12 2 61 9 14 38 26 .283 .351 .396 .747 126 158 4 28 *3
1916 27 BOS AL 130 489 417 57 108 17 1 0 39 10 47 28 .259 .338 .305 .643 92 127 3 21 *3
1917 28 BOS AL 120 493 420 49 108 19 7 1 47 12 46 22 .257 .336 .343 .679 108 144 4 22 *3
1918 29 BOS AL 25 83 69 4 11 1 0 0 4 3 8 3 .159 .266 .174 .440 33 12 2 4 3
11 Yrs 1318 5368 4706 591 1310 194 88 27 593 173 38 407 321 .278 .341 .374 .715 111 1761 38 219
162 Game Avg. 162 660 578 73 161 24 11 3 73 21 50 39 .278 .341 .374 .715 111 216 5 27
CIN (7 yrs) 850 3577 3172 396 897 132 65 24 409 127 12 249 221 .283 .339 .388 .727 112 1231 19 137
BOS (5 yrs) 468 1791 1534 195 413 62 23 3 184 46 26 158 100 .269 .345 .346 .690 109 530 19 82
NL (7 yrs) 850 3577 3172 396 897 132 65 24 409 127 12 249 221 .283 .339 .388 .727 112 1231 19 137
AL (5 yrs) 468 1791 1534 195 413 62 23 3 184 46 26 158 100 .269 .345 .346 .690 109 530 19 82

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
1908 19 CIN NL 32 126 -0 -0 0 2 -1 1 0.1 4 5 0.5 .503 .501 0.3 0.1 3 3
1909 20 CIN NL 142 592 24 -1 0 -1 -5 18 2.2 19 37 4.1 .515 .513 4.2 -0.6 38 *3
1910 21 CIN NL 155 678 8 -1 0 -6 -5 -3 -0.3 20 17 1.7 .498 .498 2.3 -1.1 23 *3/4
1911 22 CIN NL 158 694 11 -1 0 1 -5 6 0.5 21 28 2.7 .504 .504 2.8 -0.5 26 *3 MVP-22
1912 23 CIN NL 148 634 8 -1 0 -3 -5 -0 -0.1 19 19 1.9 .500 .500 2.3 -0.8 22 *3
1913 24 CIN NL 137 558 3 1 0 -5 -4 -6 -0.6 17 11 1.1 .495 .496 1.6 -1.0 16 *3
1914 25 CIN NL 78 295 -8 -0 0 -2 -2 -13 -1.6 9 -4 -0.7 .480 .491 -0.4 -0.6 -2 3
1914 25 BOS AL 69 257 9 -1 0 0 -2 6 0.6 10 15 1.7 .510 .504 1.8 -0.3 15 3
1915 26 BOS AL 124 469 13 -3 0 4 -4 11 1.2 18 28 3.0 .510 .507 2.5 -0.0 24 *3
1916 27 BOS AL 130 489 -2 -1 0 3 -4 -4 -0.6 18 14 1.4 .496 .497 1.0 -0.2 12 *3
1917 28 BOS AL 120 493 5 -1 0 4 -4 4 0.5 19 23 2.4 .504 .503 2.0 -0.0 19 *3
1918 29 BOS AL 25 83 -5 0 0 2 -1 -4 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .482 .497 -0.4 0.2 -2 3
11 Seasons 1318 5368 66 -8 0 -1 -42 15 1.3 178 193 19.6 .501 .501 20.0 -4.9 194
CIN (7 yrs) 850 3577 47 -3 0 -14 -27 2 0.0 110 113 11.3 .500 .501 13.0 -4.6 127
BOS (5 yrs) 468 1791 20 -5 0 13 -15 13 1.2 67 80 8.3 .503 .502 6.9 -0.4 67

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
1915 ❍ 26 BOS AL WS PHI W 5 17 16 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 .313 .294 .313 .607 5 1 0 0 1 0
1916 ❍ 27 BOS AL WS BRO W 5 23 17 3 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 6 0 .235 .435 .412 .847 7 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 10 40 33 4 9 1 1 0 3 1 1 6 1 .273 .375 .364 .739 12 1 0 0 1 0
2 WS 10 40 33 4 9 1 1 0 3 1 1 6 1 .273 .375 .364 .739 12 1 0 0 1 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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.
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))
1911 NL (22, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1909 NL  4.2 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1909 NL  4.2 (6th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1909 NL  .308 (3rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1909 NL  .364 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1909 NL  .418 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1909 NL  .782 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1910 NL  155 (3rd)
1911 NL  158 (1st)
1912 NL  148 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
1910 NL  611 (1st)
1911 NL  622 (1st)
1912 NL  558 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1910 NL  678 (4th)
1911 NL  694 (3rd)
1912 NL  634 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1909 NL  159 (7th)
1910 NL  170 (5th)
1911 NL  180 (2nd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1909 NL  216 (6th)
1910 NL  232 (9th)
1911 NL  258 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1912 NL  32 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1909 NL  11 (8th)
1910 NL  13 (10th)
1911 NL  13 (8th)
1912 NL  12 (10th)
Career  88 (224th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1909 NL  4 (6th)
1911 NL  11 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1909 NL  67 (8th)
1910 NL  70 (10th)
1911 NL  91 (5th)
1912 NL  85 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1910 NL  129 (3rd)
1911 NL  137 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1909 NL  143 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1909 NL  78 (5th)
1911 NL  86 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1909 NL  25 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1909 NL  2.9 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1909 NL  38 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1909 NL  .721 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1911 NL  8 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1909 NL  29 (8th)
1912 NL  26 (6th)
1913 NL  19 (10th)
1915 AL  28 (9th)
Career  219 (63rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1911 NL  16.4 (5th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1910 NL  19.1 (9th)
1912 NL  19.9 (9th)
1913 NL  19.3 (6th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1909 NL  129.3 (10th)
1911 NL  56.5 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1910 NL  459 (1st)
1911 NL  464 (1st)
1912 NL  420 (9th)

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 (80th)

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 (92nd)

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 (74th)

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)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 3 (537), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 52 (493), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1690), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1973), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (126th), 19.6 career WAR/17.1 7yr-peak WAR/18.4 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Richard Carleton Dick Doc Hoblitzell

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