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Solly Hofman

Arthur Frederick Hofman (Circus Solly)

Positions: Centerfielder, Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: October 29, 1882 in St. Louis, MO(All Transactions)
Debut: July 28, 1903 (Age 20.272)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1905 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Tip-Tops/Blues/Pirates/Yankees 1903-1916

Final Game: August 25, 1916 (Age 33.301)
Died: March 10, 1956 in St. Louis, MO
Buried: Bethlehem Cemetery, Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO
Relatives: Uncle of Bobby Hofman
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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 G Awards
1903 PIT NL 20 OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.95 1-1-0
1904 CHC NL 21 OF 6 9 7 2 0 1 1.000 1.50 .947 1.88 1-3-2
1904 CHC NL 21 SS 1 4 1 2 1 0 .750 3.00 .920 5.40
1905 CHC NL 22 2B 59 331 138 178 15 13 .955 5.36 .943 5.20
1905 CHC NL 22 1B 9 95 86 6 3 2 .968 10.22 .981 10.76
1905 CHC NL 22 SS 9 39 17 19 3 3 .923 4.00 .931 5.58
1905 CHC NL 22 3B 3 13 3 8 2 0 .846 3.67 .921 3.20
1905 CHC NL 22 OF 3 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1.67 .956 1.97 0-2-1
1906 CHC NL 23 OF 23 41 38 2 1 1 .976 1.74 .959 1.89 1-17-6
1906 CHC NL 23 1B 21 197 186 9 2 10 .990 9.29 .984 10.79
1906 CHC NL 23 SS 9 55 20 32 3 7 .945 5.78 .933 5.39
1906 CHC NL 23 2B 4 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 .947 5.03
1906 CHC NL 23 3B 4 13 5 7 1 0 .923 3.00 .931 3.22
1907 CHC NL 24 OF 69 160 136 14 10 4 .938 2.17 .960 1.98 12-23-35
1907 CHC NL 24 SS 42 214 81 116 17 21 .921 4.69 .932 5.18
1907 CHC NL 24 1B 18 210 204 4 2 7 .990 11.56 .984 10.58
1907 CHC NL 24 3B 4 7 4 2 1 0 .857 1.50 .929 3.35
1907 CHC NL 24 2B 3 19 10 8 1 4 .947 6.00 .952 5.23
1908 CHC NL 25 OF 50 133 118 9 6 1 .955 2.54 .960 2.04 0-50-2
1908 CHC NL 25 1B 37 388 357 20 11 10 .972 10.19 .986 11.07
1908 CHC NL 25 2B 22 102 41 55 6 5 .941 4.36 .954 5.13
1908 CHC NL 25 3B 9 29 16 13 0 0 1.000 3.22 .932 3.31
1909 CHC NL 26 OF 153 376 347 16 13 5 .965 2.37 .961 2.07 0-143-11
1910 CHC NL 27 OF 110 275 249 19 7 4 .975 2.44 .959 2.17 0-110-1
1910 CHC NL 27 1B 24 225 212 8 5 10 .978 9.17 .984 10.40
1910 CHC NL 27 3B 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .930 3.20
1911 CHC NL 28 OF 107 249 230 11 8 5 .968 2.25 .960 2.15 2-107-0
1911 CHC NL 28 1B 36 376 353 17 6 17 .984 10.28 .985 10.23
1912 TOT NL 29 OF 42 117 106 10 1 4 .991 2.76 .956 2.24 0-42-0
1912 CHC NL 29 OF 27 75 67 7 1 4 .987 2.74 .956 2.24 0-27-0
1912 CHC NL 29 1B 9 81 77 2 2 7 .975 8.78 .988 10.17
1912 PIT NL 29 OF 15 42 39 3 0 0 1.000 2.80 .956 2.24 0-15-0
1913 PIT NL 30 OF 24 55 50 3 2 1 .964 2.21 .960 2.21 0-23-2
1914 BTT FL 31 2B 108 108 99 548 232 289 27 39 .951 4.82 .951 5.17
1914 BTT FL 31 1B 22 22 21 193 173 16 4 13 .979 8.59 .985 10.50
1914 BTT FL 31 OF 21 17 15 45 37 7 1 2 .978 2.10 .951 1.94
1914 BTT FL 31 CF 10 8 6 21 18 3 0 1 1.000 2.10 .953 2.24
1914 BTT FL 31 LF 10 9 9 23 18 4 1 1 .957 2.20 .948 1.95
1914 BTT FL 31 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 1.60
1914 BTT FL 31 SS 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .930 5.20
1915 BUF FL 32 OF 82 75 69 154 132 16 6 5 .961 1.80 .963 2.06
1915 BUF FL 32 LF 46 43 39 95 81 9 5 4 .947 1.96 .960 2.12
1915 BUF FL 32 CF 20 20 18 43 37 5 1 1 .977 2.10 .969 2.39
1915 BUF FL 32 RF 18 12 12 16 14 2 0 0 1.000 0.89 .958 1.68
1915 BUF FL 32 1B 11 10 9 95 86 7 2 1 .979 8.45 .987 10.79
1915 BUF FL 32 3B 4 2 1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .942 3.32
1915 BUF FL 32 2B 2 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 .950 5.05
1915 BUF FL 32 SS 1 1 1 8 4 4 0 1 1.000 8.00 .929 5.20
1916 TOT MLB 33 OF 10 10 9 27 24 3 0 0 1.000 2.70 .964 2.13
1916 NYY AL 33 CF 6 6 5 19 17 2 0 0 1.000 3.17 .969 2.45
1916 NYY AL 33 OF 6 6 5 19 17 2 0 0 1.000 3.17 .963 2.12
1916 CHC NL 33 LF 4 4 4 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .962 2.15
1916 CHC NL 33 OF 4 4 4 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .968 2.15
14 Seasons OF 702 102 93 1646 1478 113 55 33 .967 2.27 .960 2.09 77-557-79
6 Seasons 2B 198 108 99 1009 426 534 49 61 .951 4.85 .949 5.17
9 Seasons 1B 187 32 30 1860 1734 89 37 77 .980 9.75 .985 10.60
6 Seasons SS 63 1 1 321 124 173 24 32 .925 4.71 .932 5.27
3 Seasons (incomplete) LF 60 56 52 126 106 14 6 5 .952 2.00 .958 2.09
3 Seasons (incomplete) CF 36 34 29 83 72 10 1 2 .988 2.28 .965 2.36
6 Seasons 3B 25 2 1 71 36 31 4 0 .944 2.68 .931 3.29
2 Seasons (incomplete) RF 19 12 12 17 15 2 0 0 1.000 0.89 .958 1.67
14 Seasons TOT 1175 245 224 4907 3798 940 169 203 .966 4.03 .965 4.16 77-557-79
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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.
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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
1903 PIT NL 20 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0
1904 CHC NL 21 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 2 6 0
1905 CHC NL 22 86 86 0 0 9 59 3 9 0 2 1 3 0
1906 CHC NL 23 64 64 0 0 21 4 4 9 1 17 6 23 0
1907 CHC NL 24 134 134 0 0 18 3 4 42 12 23 35 69 0
1908 CHC NL 25 120 120 0 0 37 22 9 0 0 50 2 50 0
1909 CHC NL 26 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 143 11 153 0
1910 CHC NL 27 136 136 0 0 24 0 1 0 0 110 1 110 0
1911 CHC NL 28 143 143 0 0 36 0 0 0 2 107 0 107 0
1912 CHC NL 29 36 36 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 27 0 27 0
1912 PIT NL 29 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 15 0
1913 PIT NL 30 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 2 24 0
1914 BTT FL 31 147 147 0 0 22 108 0 1 10 10 1 21 0
1915 BUF FL 32 109 109 0 0 11 2 4 1 46 20 18 82 0
1916 NYY AL 33 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 0 0 0
1916 CHC NL 33 5 4 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 1 0
14 Seasons 1194 10 1194 10 0 0 187 198 25 63 77 557 79 702 0 1 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

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 FL  4 (2nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  153 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  347 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  2.37 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1910 NL  .975 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1903 NL  born 1882-10-29 (7th)
1904 NL  born 1882-10-29 (9th)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Arthur Circus Frederick Solly Hofman

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