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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, 4,825th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1922 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox 1919-1928

Last 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 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
1919 25 NYY AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /2
1920 26 NYY AL 15 25 24 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .292 .346 .292 .638 67 7 1 0 2
1921 27 NYY AL 23 69 62 7 11 1 1 1 5 0 0 5 13 .177 .250 .274 .524 32 17 1 0 2/3
1922 28 NYY AL 37 101 91 13 27 5 3 2 10 0 0 9 12 .297 .360 .484 .844 116 44 0 1 2
1923 29 NYY AL 72 263 238 24 69 10 4 3 26 2 1 18 27 .290 .350 .403 .753 96 96 4 3 2
1924 30 NYY AL 62 191 166 17 29 6 1 1 11 2 1 12 15 .175 .239 .241 .480 24 40 2 5 2
1925 31 NYY AL 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /2
1927 33 BOS AL 87 249 217 20 59 19 1 0 24 2 0 21 26 .272 .342 .369 .710 87 80 2 9 2
1928 34 BOS AL 78 215 199 14 45 8 1 0 16 0 1 11 25 .226 .270 .276 .547 46 55 1 2 2
9 Yrs 378 1116 1000 98 247 49 11 7 93 6 3 77 120 .247 .308 .339 .647 69 339 11 20
162 Game Avg. 162 478 429 42 106 21 5 3 40 3 33 51 .247 .308 .339 .647 69 145 5 9
NYY (7 yrs) 213 652 584 64 143 22 9 7 53 4 2 45 69 .245 .308 .349 .657 70 204 8 9
BOS (2 yrs) 165 464 416 34 104 27 2 0 40 2 1 32 51 .250 .308 .325 .633 68 135 3 11

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
1919 25 NYY AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .474 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,650 /2
1920 26 NYY AL 15 25 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 $2,250 2
1921 27 NYY AL 23 69 -7 0 0 -1 1 -7 -0.7 3 -5 -0.4 .470 .496 -0.3 -0.0 -4 $3,000 2/3
1922 28 NYY AL 37 101 2 0 0 -1 1 2 0.2 4 6 0.5 .505 .501 0.6 -0.0 7 $3,000 2
1923 29 NYY AL 72 263 -2 1 0 -1 2 -0 -0.0 10 10 1.0 .500 .500 1.1 0.1 11 $4,000 2
1924 30 NYY AL 62 191 -20 0 0 -1 2 -19 -1.9 7 -12 -1.2 .469 .488 -1.1 0.1 -11 $6,000 2
1925 31 NYY AL 3 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .482 .500 -0.0 0.0 -1 /2
1927 33 BOS AL 87 249 -4 1 0 -3 2 -5 -0.4 9 5 0.5 .495 .497 0.8 -0.1 8 2
1928 34 BOS AL 78 215 -15 -0 0 1 2 -13 -1.3 8 -5 -0.5 .484 .492 -0.6 0.3 -6 2
9 Seasons 378 1116 -49 2 0 -7 10 -45 -4.4 42 -3 -0.2 .488 .496 0.4 0.3 4 $19,900
NYY (7 yrs) 213 652 -29 1 0 -5 6 -27 -2.7 25 -3 -0.3 .488 .496 0.2 0.1 2 $19,900
BOS (2 yrs) 165 464 -20 1 0 -2 4 -18 -1.7 17 0 0.0 .489 .495 0.2 0.2 2

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
1923 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS NYG W 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0

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 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 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)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (598th), -0.2 career WAR/1.4 7yr-peak WAR/0.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1919 25 New York Yankees $1,650 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1920 26 New York Yankees $2,250 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 27 New York Yankees $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 28 New York Yankees $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1923 29 New York Yankees $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 30 New York Yankees $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,900
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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