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Fred Hofmann

Fred Hofmann (Bootnose)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: June 10, 1894 in St. Louis, MO(All Transactions)
Debut: September 26, 1919 (Age 25.108)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1922 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox 1919-1928

Final Game: September 27, 1928 (Age 34.109)
Died: November 19, 1964 in St. Helena, CA
Buried: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1919 NYY AL 25 C 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 5.60 0 0 1 100% 45%
1920 NYY AL 26 C 14 2 2 21 17 2 2 0 .905 1.36 .973 5.11 1 4 1 20% 48%
1921 NYY AL 27 C 18 14 12 84 69 11 4 1 .952 4.44 .971 4.89 3 7 9 56% 45%
1921 NYY AL 27 1B 1 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 7.00 .991 10.60
1922 NYY AL 28 C 29 23 22 106 91 11 4 1 .962 3.52 .977 4.81 4 8 4 33% 43%
1923 NYY AL 29 C 70 64 56 333 292 34 7 7 .979 4.66 .975 4.82 12 32 17 35% 45%
1924 NYY AL 30 C 54 47 35 226 179 45 2 2 .991 4.15 .972 4.61 9 25 25 50% 44%
1925 NYY AL 31 C 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 4.60 0 0 1 100% 45%
1927 BOS AL 33 C 81 73 39 318 241 59 18 4 .943 3.70 .974 4.63 6 60 25 29% 39%
1928 BOS AL 34 C 71 63 39 272 223 44 5 7 .982 3.76 .976 4.71 3 43 28 39% 41%
9 Seasons C 339 286 205 1363 1113 208 42 22 .969 3.90 .974 4.73 38 179 111 38% 42%
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 7.00 .991 10.60
9 Seasons TOT 340 286 205 1370 1120 208 42 22 .969 3.91 .974 4.75 38 179 111 38% 42%
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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1919 NYY AL 25 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1920 NYY AL 26 15 2 15 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1921 NYY AL 27 23 14 23 19 0 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1922 NYY AL 28 37 23 37 29 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1923 NYY AL 29 72 64 72 70 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1924 NYY AL 30 64 47 64 55 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1925 NYY AL 31 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1927 BOS AL 33 87 73 87 81 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1928 BOS AL 34 78 63 78 71 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
9 Seasons 380 286 380 341 0 340 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1927 AL  18 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1923 AL  12 (3rd)
1924 AL  9 (3rd)
1927 AL  6 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1927 AL  60 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1924 AL  50.0 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1923 AL  4.66 (4th)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Bootnose Fred Hofmann

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