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Bobby Hofman

Robert George Hofman

Positions: Pinch Hitter, Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: October 5, 1925 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Beaumont HS (St. Louis, MO)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1944. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1949 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1953 [*]
Team: Giants 1949-1957

Final Game: May 5, 1957 (Age 31)
Died: April 5, 1994 in Chesterfield, MO
Buried: Bethlehem Cemetery, Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO
Relatives: Nephew of Solly Hofman
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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
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1949 23 NYG NL 19 55 48 4 10 0 0 0 3 0 5 6 .208 .296 .208 .505 38 10 1 1 1 4
1952 26 NYG NL 32 72 63 11 18 2 2 2 4 0 0 8 10 .286 .375 .476 .851 133 30 2 1 0 4/53
1953 27 NYG NL 74 182 169 21 45 7 2 12 34 1 1 12 23 .266 .315 .544 .859 116 92 7 0 1 54
1954 28 NYG NL 71 147 125 12 28 5 0 8 30 0 0 17 15 .224 .317 .456 .773 99 57 3 1 3 2 34/5
1955 29 NYG NL 96 232 207 32 55 7 2 10 28 0 2 22 31 .266 .336 .464 .800 109 96 8 1 0 2 2 342/5
1956 30 NYG NL 47 63 56 1 10 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 8 .179 .270 .196 .466 29 11 2 1 1 0 0 /5234
1957 31 NYG NL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Yrs 341 753 670 81 166 22 6 32 101 1 3 70 94 .248 .322 .442 .764 99 296 23 5 6 4 2
162 Game Avg. 162 358 318 38 79 10 3 15 48 0 33 45 .248 .322 .442 .764 99 141 11 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
1949 23 NYG NL 19 55 -4 -0 -0 1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .485 .498 -0.2 0.2 -2 4
1952 26 NYG NL 32 72 3 0 -0 -2 1 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .505 .501 0.6 -0.1 6 4/53
1953 27 NYG NL 74 182 2 -0 -1 -1 1 0 -0.0 7 7 0.6 .500 .500 0.8 -0.1 8 54
1954 28 NYG NL 71 147 -1 -1 0 -2 -1 -4 -0.5 6 1 0.1 .494 .497 0.3 -0.3 3 34/5
1955 29 NYG NL 96 232 2 -1 -1 0 0 1 -0.0 9 10 0.8 .501 .500 0.9 -0.1 9 342/5
1956 30 NYG NL 47 63 -5 -0 -0 1 0 -5 -0.6 2 -2 -0.3 .489 .497 -0.4 0.1 -4 /5234
1957 31 NYG NL 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .471 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0
7 Seasons 341 753 -5 -3 -3 -3 3 -10 -1.3 28 18 1.5 .497 .499 2.1 -0.3 21

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1949 NYG NL 23 2B 16 10 10 66 23 39 4 8 .939 3.88 .976 5.57
1952 NYG NL 26 2B 21 14 11 140.0 83 37 43 3 9 .964 5.14 3.81 .975 5.48 5.43
1952 NYG NL 26 3B 2 1 0 9.0 7 2 3 2 0 .714 5.00 2.50 .954 3.20 3.10
1952 NYG NL 26 1B 1 0 0 1.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 10.80 2.00 .990 10.26 9.80
1953 NYG NL 27 3B 23 17 14 160.2 61 21 35 5 5 .918 -1 -7 3.14 2.43 .951 3.04 2.98
1953 NYG NL 27 2B 17 16 15 141.0 84 34 48 2 13 .976 -0 -1 5.23 4.82 .972 5.44 5.33
1954 NYG NL 28 1B 21 16 9 150.0 167 160 6 1 20 .994 -1 -11 9.96 7.90 .991 9.81 9.75
1954 NYG NL 28 2B 10 6 5 61.0 46 23 22 1 5 .978 0 2 6.64 4.50 .976 5.58 5.54
1954 NYG NL 28 3B 8 5 1 32.0 15 9 4 2 0 .867 -1 -26 3.66 1.63 .952 3.18 3.15
1955 NYG NL 29 1B 24 21 15 184.0 193 183 10 0 19 1.000 1 5 9.44 8.04 .991 9.79 9.70
1955 NYG NL 29 2B 19 11 6 115.0 69 32 36 1 6 .986 -1 -8 5.32 3.58 .974 5.48 5.43
1955 NYG NL 29 C 19 7 3 77.0 46 40 6 0 1 1.000 -1 -16 5.38 2.42 .987 5.65 5.60 1 1 4 0 0% 46% 0
1955 NYG NL 29 3B 5 4 3 37.0 11 4 7 0 4 1.000 1 42 2.68 2.20 .951 3.14 3.10
1956 NYG NL 30 3B 7 4 0 37.0 15 4 9 2 0 .867 0 3 3.16 1.86 .956 3.04 3.01
1956 NYG NL 30 C 7 3 2 35.0 32 31 1 0 1 1.000 1 34 8.23 4.57 .985 5.84 5.77 0 0 3 1 25% 40% 0
1956 NYG NL 30 1B 3 0 0 8.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 9.00 2.67 .989 9.79 9.73
1956 NYG NL 30 2B 2 0 0 9.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0 27 3.00 1.50 .980 5.30 5.30
6 Seasons 2B 85 57 47 466.0 351 151 189 11 41 .969 -1 -2 5.37 4.00 .974 5.48 5.45
4 Seasons 1B 49 37 24 343.2 370 352 17 1 39 .997 -1 -3 9.66 7.53 .991 9.80 9.73
5 Seasons 3B 45 31 18 275.2 109 40 58 11 9 .899 -0 -1 3.20 2.18 .952 3.08 3.03
2 Seasons C 26 10 5 112.0 78 71 7 0 2 1.000 0 0 6.27 3.00 .986 5.71 5.65 1 1 7 1 13% 43% 0
7 Seasons TOT 205 135 94 1197.1 908 614 271 23 91 .975 -2 -2 6.19 4.32 .979 6.19 5.96 1 1 7 1 13% 43% 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Transactions

  • Before 1944 Season: Signed by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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