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Bill Hoffer

William Leopold Hoffer (Chick or Wizard)

Positions: Pitcher and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: November 8, 1870 in Cedar Rapids, IA(All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1895 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Pirates/Blues 1895-1901

Final Game: July 4, 1901 (Age 30)
Died: July 21, 1959 in Cedar Rapids, IA
Buried: Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, IA
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1895 24 BLN NL 31 6 .838 3.21 4.81 41 38 3 32 4 0 314.0 296 146 112 9 124 80 19 0 3 1349 149 1.338 8.5 0.3 3.6 2.3 0.65
1896 25 BLN NL 25 7 .781 3.38 3.77 35 35 0 32 3 0 309.0 317 151 116 1 95 93 12 0 7 1311 127 1.333 9.2 0.0 2.8 2.7 0.98
1897 26 BLN NL 22 11 .667 4.30 4.32 38 33 4 29 1 0 303.1 350 188 145 5 104 62 17 0 4 1342 97 1.497 10.4 0.1 3.1 1.8 0.60
1898 27 TOT NL 3 4 .429 4.68 3.75 8 7 1 7 0 0 65.1 88 51 34 0 31 16 1 0 2 307 78 1.821 12.1 0.0 4.3 2.2 0.52
1898 27 BLN NL 0 4 .000 7.34 3.96 4 4 0 4 0 0 34.1 62 44 28 0 16 5 1 0 1 177 50 2.272 16.3 0.0 4.2 1.3 0.31
1898 27 PIT NL 3 0 1.000 1.74 3.51 4 3 1 3 0 0 31.0 26 7 6 0 15 11 0 0 1 130 208 1.323 7.5 0.0 4.4 3.2 0.73
1899 28 PIT NL 8 10 .444 3.63 4.15 23 19 4 15 2 0 163.2 169 98 66 5 64 44 10 0 3 709 105 1.424 9.3 0.3 3.5 2.4 0.69
1901 30 CLE AL 3 8 .273 4.55 3.90 16 10 6 10 0 3 99.0 113 78 50 2 35 19 1 1 3 435 78 1.495 10.3 0.2 3.2 1.7 0.54
6 Yrs 92 46 .667 3.75 4.22 161 142 18 125 10 3 1254.1 1333 712 523 22 453 314 60 1 22 5453 113 1.424 9.6 0.2 3.3 2.3 0.69
162 Game Avg. 21 10 .667 3.75 4.22 36 32 4 28 2 1 281 299 160 117 5 102 70 13 0 5 1224 113 1.424 9.6 0.2 3.3 2.3 0.69
BLN (4 yrs) 78 28 .736 3.76 4.29 118 110 7 97 8 0 960.2 1025 529 401 15 339 240 49 0 15 4179 117 1.420 9.6 0.1 3.2 2.2 0.71
PIT (2 yrs) 11 10 .524 3.33 4.05 27 22 5 18 2 0 194.2 195 105 72 5 79 55 10 0 4 839 114 1.408 9.0 0.2 3.7 2.5 0.70
CLE (1 yr) 3 8 .273 4.55 3.90 16 10 6 10 0 3 99.0 113 78 50 2 35 19 1 1 3 435 78 1.495 10.3 0.2 3.2 1.7 0.54
NL (5 yrs) 89 38 .701 3.68 4.25 145 132 12 115 10 0 1155.1 1220 634 473 20 418 295 59 0 19 5018 116 1.418 9.5 0.2 3.3 2.3 0.71
AL (1 yr) 3 8 .273 4.55 3.90 16 10 6 10 0 3 99.0 113 78 50 2 35 19 1 1 3 435 78 1.495 10.3 0.2 3.2 1.7 0.54

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1895 24 BLN NL 314.0 41 38 146 4.18 6.48 0.50 0.00 100.0 5.98 72 6.0 1.0 -0.3 8.7 107 .647 .537
1896 25 BLN NL 309.0 35 35 151 4.40 5.90 0.15 0.00 98.0 5.63 50 4.4 -0.3 7.1 82 .627 .527
1897 26 BLN NL 303.1 38 33 188 5.58 5.77 0.38 0.00 97.0 5.23 -4 -0.3 1.0 -0.2 2.3 27 .491 .498
1898 27 BLN NL 34.1 4 4 44 11.53 4.86 0.44 0.00 99.0 4.37 -26 -1.5 -0.0 -1.2 -24 .134 .491
1898 27 PIT NL 31.0 4 3 7 2.03 5.03 0.07 0.00 99.0 4.90 11 1.2 1.0 -0.0 1.4 13 .789 .507
1899 28 PIT NL 163.2 23 19 98 5.39 5.22 0.07 0.00 99.0 5.10 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.2 1.3 13 .497 .500
1901 30 CLE AL 99.0 16 10 78 7.09 5.42 -0.17 0.00 97.0 5.42 -17 -1.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -6 .413 .491
6 Seasons 1254.1 161 142 712 5.11 5.84 0.26 0.00 98.4 5.48 85 8.3 1.0 -1.1 19.3 213 .552 .514
BLN (4 yrs) 960.2 118 110 529 4.96 6.01 0.35 0.00 98.4 5.57 91 8.6 1.0 -0.8 16.9 193 .573 .520
PIT (2 yrs) 194.2 27 22 105 4.85 5.19 0.07 0.00 99.0 5.07 10 1.1 1.0 -0.2 2.8 26 .540 .501
CLE (1 yr) 99.0 16 10 78 7.09 5.42 -0.17 0.00 97.0 5.42 -17 -1.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -6 .413 .491

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1895 24 31 6 .838 3.21 41 38 3 32 4 0 314.0 296 146 112 9 124 80 19 0 3 1349 149 1.338 8.5 0.3 3.6 2.3 0.65 149
1896 25 56 13 .812 3.29 76 73 3 64 7 0 623.0 613 297 228 10 219 173 31 0 10 2660 138 1.335 8.9 0.1 3.2 2.5 0.79 138
1897 26 78 24 .765 3.62 114 106 7 93 8 0 926.1 963 485 373 15 323 235 48 0 14 4002 122 1.388 9.4 0.1 3.1 2.3 0.73 122
1898 27 81 28 .743 3.69 122 113 8 100 8 0 991.2 1051 536 407 15 354 251 49 0 16 4309 118 1.417 9.5 0.1 3.2 2.3 0.71 118
1899 28 89 38 .701 3.68 145 132 12 115 10 0 1155.1 1220 634 473 20 418 295 59 0 19 5018 116 1.418 9.5 0.2 3.3 2.3 0.71 116
1900 29 89 38 .701 3.68 145 132 12 115 10 0 1155.1 1220 634 473 20 418 295 59 0 19 5018 116 1.418 9.5 0.2 3.3 2.3 0.71 116
1901 30 92 46 .667 3.75 161 142 18 125 10 3 1254.1 1333 712 523 22 453 314 60 1 22 5453 113 1.424 9.6 0.2 3.3 2.3 0.69 113

Neutralized Pitching

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 W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1895 24 28 14 .667 2.54 382.0 291 120 108 9 122 97 19 1.081 6.9 2.9 2.3 0.80 0.2 41
1896 25 26 16 .619 2.97 379.0 334 139 125 1 100 114 13 1.145 7.9 2.4 2.7 1.14 0.0 35
1897 26 20 20 .500 3.91 364.0 367 175 158 5 109 74 18 1.308 9.1 2.7 1.8 0.68 0.1 38
1898 27 3 5 .375 5.61 69.0 88 48 43 0 31 17 1 1.725 11.5 4.0 2.2 0.55 0.0 8
1899 28 9 10 .474 4.08 172.0 164 87 78 5 62 46 10 1.314 8.6 3.2 2.4 0.74 0.3 23
1901 30 5 8 .385 5.46 117.0 124 79 71 2 38 22 1 1.385 9.5 2.9 1.7 0.58 0.2 16
6 Yrs 91 73 .555 3.54 1483.0 1368 648 583 22 462 370 62 1.234 8.3 2.2 0.80 0.1 161

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1895 NL  8.4 (6th)
1896 NL  8.0 (6th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1895 NL  8.7 (4th)
1896 NL  7.1 (7th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1895 NL  3.21 (3rd)
1896 NL  3.38 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
1895 NL  31 (2nd)
1896 NL  25 (5th)
1897 NL  22 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1895 NL  .838 (1st)
1896 NL  .781 (1st)
1897 NL  .667 (7th)
Career  .667 (12th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1895 NL  1.338 (4th)
1896 NL  1.333 (7th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1895 NL  8.484 (2nd)
1896 NL  9.233 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1895 NL  41 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1901 AL  3 (1st)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1895 NL  314.0 (10th)

Games Started s c a p y
1895 NL  38 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1895 NL  32 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1895 NL  4 (1st)
1896 NL  3 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1895 NL  124 (6th)
1897 NL  104 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1896 NL  0.979 (8th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1896 NL  0.029 (1st)
Career  0.158 (110th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1897 NL  145 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1895 NL  19 (5th)
1897 NL  17 (10th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1901 AL  6 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1895 NL  149 (3rd)
1896 NL  127 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1896 NL  3.77 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1895 NL  60 (4th)
1896 NL  37 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1895 NL  5.1 (4th)
1896 NL  3.3 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 10 (247), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 45 (576), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 39 (356), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 18 (372), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (497th), 19.5 career WAR/19.5 7yr-peak WAR/19.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: William Bill William Will Leopold Chick,Wizard Chick billy Wizard Hoffer

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