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Oris Hockett

Oris Leon Hockett (Brown)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 182 lb.

Born: September 29, 1909 in Amboy, IN
Schools: Auburn University (Auburn, AL), Denison University (Granville, OH) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1938 (Age 28.340, 6,906th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/WhiteSox/Dodgers 1938-1945

Last Game: September 7, 1945 (Age 35.343)
Died: March 23, 1969 in Torrance, CA
Buried: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA
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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
1938 28 BRO NL 21 74 70 8 23 5 1 1 8 0 4 9 .329 .365 .471 .836 126 33 0 0 0 O8/7
1939 29 BRO NL 9 14 13 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .231 .286 .231 .516 37 3 0 0 0 /7O
1941 31 CLE AL 2 8 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 129 2 0 0 0 /8O
1942 32 CLE AL 148 654 601 85 150 22 7 7 48 12 12 45 45 .250 .305 .344 .650 87 207 10 3 5 *O9/87
1943 33 CLE AL 141 657 601 70 166 33 4 2 51 13 18 45 45 .276 .331 .354 .685 107 213 8 4 7 *O879 MVP-17
1944 ★ 34 CLE AL 124 497 457 47 132 29 5 1 50 8 9 35 27 .289 .339 .381 .720 109 174 7 0 5 *O87/9 AS
1945 35 CHW AL 106 449 417 46 122 23 4 2 55 10 9 27 30 .293 .340 .381 .721 112 159 12 3 2 *8O
7 Yrs 551 2353 2165 259 598 112 21 13 214 43 48 159 157 .276 .329 .365 .694 103 791 37 10 19
162 Game Avg. 162 692 637 76 176 33 6 4 63 13 47 46 .276 .329 .365 .694 103 233 11 3 6
CLE (4 yrs) 415 1816 1665 202 450 84 16 10 150 33 39 127 117 .270 .325 .358 .683 100 596 25 7 17
BRO (2 yrs) 30 88 83 11 26 5 1 1 9 0 5 10 .313 .352 .434 .786 111 36 0 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 106 449 417 46 122 23 4 2 55 10 9 27 30 .293 .340 .381 .721 112 159 12 3 2
AL (5 yrs) 521 2265 2082 248 572 107 20 12 205 43 48 154 147 .275 .328 .363 .690 103 755 37 10 19
NL (2 yrs) 30 88 83 11 26 5 1 1 9 0 5 10 .313 .352 .434 .786 111 36 0 0 0

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
1938 28 BRO NL 21 74 2 0 0 -3 -0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .494 .499 0.4 -0.4 4 O8/7
1939 29 BRO NL 9 14 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .487 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /7O
1941 31 CLE AL 2 8 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.1 0 1 0.1 .524 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $3,600 /8O
1942 32 CLE AL 148 654 -9 -2 0 0 -7 -18 -1.9 18 1 -0.1 .487 .488 -0.1 -0.7 1 $3,600 *O9/87
1943 33 CLE AL 141 657 5 -3 0 2 -3 0 0.0 18 18 1.8 .500 .500 1.5 -0.2 16 $5,000 *O879 MVP-17
1944 ★ 34 CLE AL 124 497 5 -2 0 0 -2 1 0.1 14 15 1.6 .501 .501 1.6 -0.3 15 $7,500 *O87/9 AS
1945 35 CHW AL 106 449 5 -1 0 -2 -1 2 0.1 13 15 1.5 .502 .501 1.7 -0.3 17 $7,500 *8O
7 Seasons 551 2353 8 -7 0 -3 -14 -16 -1.8 66 50 4.9 .497 .497 5.1 -1.9 53 $27,200
CLE (4 yrs) 415 1816 1 -7 0 2 -13 -16 -1.7 50 35 3.3 .496 .496 3.0 -1.1 33 $19,700
BRO (2 yrs) 30 88 1 0 0 -3 -0 -2 -0.3 3 1 0.0 .492 .499 0.4 -0.4 4
CHW (1 yr) 106 449 5 -1 0 -2 -1 2 0.1 13 15 1.5 .502 .501 1.7 -0.3 17 $7,500

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
1938 BRO NL 28 OF 17 16 14 28 24 1 3 0 .893 1.47 .976 2.34
1938 BRO NL 28 CF 13 12 11 22 19 1 2 0 .909 1.54 .978 2.73
1938 BRO NL 28 LF 4 4 3 6 5 0 1 0 .833 1.25 .972 2.22
1939 BRO NL 29 LF 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.20
1939 BRO NL 29 OF 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.30
1941 CLE AL 31 CF 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .975 2.80
1941 CLE AL 31 OF 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .975 2.40
1942 CLE AL 32 OF 145 145 140 302 284 12 6 3 .980 2.04 .976 2.38
1942 CLE AL 32 RF 143 142 138 290 272 12 6 3 .979 1.99 .969 2.06
1942 CLE AL 32 CF 2 2 1 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .982 2.80
1942 CLE AL 32 LF 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .973 2.30
1943 CLE AL 33 OF 139 139 134 375 347 13 15 3 .960 2.59 .977 2.47 MVP-17
1943 CLE AL 33 CF 79 77 74 216 204 3 9 1 .958 2.62 .978 2.78 MVP-17
1943 CLE AL 33 LF 37 37 37 96 87 6 3 1 .969 2.51 .979 2.38 MVP-17
1943 CLE AL 33 RF 26 25 23 61 54 4 3 1 .951 2.23 .973 2.21 MVP-17
1944 CLE AL 34 OF 110 103 100 285 275 6 4 1 .986 2.55 .974 2.47 AS
1944 CLE AL 34 CF 68 65 63 186 182 1 3 1 .984 2.69 .979 3.00 AS
1944 CLE AL 34 LF 43 37 36 98 91 5 2 0 .980 2.23 .971 2.34 AS
1944 CLE AL 34 RF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 2.10 AS
1945 CHW AL 35 CF 106 105 100 285 273 7 5 3 .982 2.64 .983 2.81
1945 CHW AL 35 OF 106 105 100 285 273 7 5 3 .982 2.64 .978 2.40
7 Seasons OF 520 511 491 1279 1206 40 33 10 .974 2.40 .976 2.43
6 Seasons CF 270 263 251 717 686 12 19 5 .974 2.59 .980 2.85
3 Seasons RF 170 168 162 353 328 16 9 4 .975 2.02 .970 2.08
5 Seasons LF 86 80 78 205 187 12 6 1 .971 2.31 .975 2.35
7 Seasons TOT 520 511 491 1279 1206 40 33 10 .974 2.40 .976 2.43
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))
1943 AL (17, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1218th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1945 AL  .293 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
1942 AL  601 (10th)
1943 AL  601 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1943 AL  657 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1943 AL  166 (5th)

Doubles s c a p y
1943 AL  33 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1943 AL  13 (10th)
1945 AL  10 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1943 AL  127 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1943 AL  4 (9th)
1945 AL  3 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1942 AL  12 (6th)
1943 AL  18 (1st)
1944 AL  9 (7th)
1945 AL  9 (6th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1942 AL  8.8 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1942 AL  478 (4th)
1943 AL  468 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  1 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  79 (5th)
1945 AL  106 (5th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  204 (5th)
1945 AL  273 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  9 (2nd)
1945 AL  5 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  1 (3rd)
1945 AL  3 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  143 (1st)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  272 (2nd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  12 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  3 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  347 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  13 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  15 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  3 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1943 AL  2.62 (3rd)
1945 AL  2.64 (4th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1945 AL  .982 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  1.99 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 AL  .979 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1943 AL  2.59 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1944 AL  .986 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 15 (1209), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1829), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (318th), 4.9 career WAR/4.9 7yr-peak WAR/4.9 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1941 31 Cleveland Indians $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 32 Cleveland Indians $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 33 Cleveland Indians $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 34 Cleveland Indians $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 35 Chicago White Sox $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$27,200
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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