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Buster Hoover

William James Hoover

Positions: Outfielder, Shortstop and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: April 12, 1863 in Philadelphia, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1884 (Age 21.005, 682nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1884 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Keystones/Orioles/Reds/Quakers 1884-1892

Last Game: October 15, 1892 (Age 29.186)
Died: April 16, 1924 in Jersey City, NJ
Cremated
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Standard Batting

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
1884 21 TOT MLB 73 333 317 82 108 21 8 1 4 16 .341 .372 .467 .839 188 148 O6/345
1884 21 PHK UA 63 287 275 76 100 20 8 0 12 .364 .390 .495 .885 207 136 O6/345
1884 21 PHI NL 10 46 42 6 8 1 0 1 4 4 9 .190 .261 .286 .547 77 12 O
1886 23 BAL AA 40 175 157 25 34 2 6 0 10 15 16 .217 .297 .306 .603 92 48 2 O
1892 29 CIN NL 14 56 51 7 9 0 0 0 2 1 5 4 .176 .250 .176 .426 30 9 0 O
3 Yrs 127 564 525 114 151 23 14 1 16 16 37 13 .288 .337 .390 .727 141 205 2
162 Game Avg. 162 719 670 145 193 29 18 1 20 47 .288 .337 .390 .727 141 261
PHI (1 yr) 10 46 42 6 8 1 0 1 4 4 9 .190 .261 .286 .547 77 12
BAL (1 yr) 40 175 157 25 34 2 6 0 10 15 16 .217 .297 .306 .603 92 48 2
CIN (1 yr) 14 56 51 7 9 0 0 0 2 1 5 4 .176 .250 .176 .426 30 9 0
PHK (1 yr) 63 287 275 76 100 20 8 0 12 .364 .390 .495 .885 207 136
NL (2 yrs) 24 102 93 13 17 1 0 1 6 1 9 13 .183 .255 .226 .481 51 21 0
AA (1 yr) 40 175 157 25 34 2 6 0 10 15 16 .217 .297 .306 .603 92 48 2
UA (1 yr) 63 287 275 76 100 20 8 0 12 .364 .390 .495 .885 207 136

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
1884 21 PHK UA 63 287 31 0 0 -9 -1 21 2.0 0 21 2.1 .529 .511 2.7 -0.8 30 O6/345
1884 21 PHI NL 10 46 -1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.0 .483 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 O
1886 23 BAL AA 40 175 -1 1 0 -1 -2 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .493 .498 0.2 -0.3 2 O
1892 29 CIN NL 14 56 -4 -0 0 0 -1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .464 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 O
3 Seasons 127 564 25 1 0 -10 -5 11 1.0 7 18 1.9 .507 .505 2.5 -1.2 28
PHI (1 yr) 10 46 -1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.0 .483 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0
BAL (1 yr) 40 175 -1 1 0 -1 -2 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .493 .498 0.2 -0.3 2
CIN (1 yr) 14 56 -4 -0 0 0 -1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .464 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3
PHK (1 yr) 63 287 31 0 0 -9 -1 21 2.0 0 21 2.1 .529 .511 2.7 -0.8 30

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1884 21 TOT MLB 333 209 56 7.0 58 .339 .341 .240 .372 .268 .467 .313 .839 .581 188 .795 30.7 3.4 .126
1884 21 PHK UA 287 175 53 7.8 57 .364 .364 .239 .390 .266 .495 .310 .885 .575 207 .832 31.6 3.5 .131
1884 21 PHI NL 46 34 3 2.3 69 .219 .190 .244 .261 .283 .286 .337 .547 .621 77 .304 -1.0 -0.1 .095
1886 23 BAL AA 175 123 14 3.0 72 .217 .217 .242 .297 .305 .306 .323 .603 .628 92 .430 -1.6 -0.2 .659 .287 .089 .0
1892 29 CIN NL 56 42 2 1.2 81 .191 .176 .251 .250 .324 .176 .335 .426 .659 30 .123 -4.3 -0.5 .357 .118 .000 .0
3 Yrs 564 374 72 5.0 65 .294 .288 .242 .337 .285 .390 .318 .727 .603 141 .671 24.8 2.8 .695 .204 .103 1.9
162 Game Avg. 719 477 92 5.0 65 .294 .288 .242 .337 .285 .390 .318 .727 .603 141 .671 32 4 .695 .204 .103 2
PHI (1 yr) 46 34 3 2.3 69 .219 .190 .244 .261 .283 .286 .337 .547 .621 77 .304 -1.0 -0.1 .095
BAL (1 yr) 175 123 14 3.0 72 .217 .217 .242 .297 .305 .306 .323 .603 .628 92 .430 -1.6 -0.2 .659 .287 .089 .0
CIN (1 yr) 56 42 2 1.2 81 .191 .176 .251 .250 .324 .176 .335 .426 .659 30 .123 -4.3 -0.5 .357 .118 .000 .0
PHK (1 yr) 287 175 53 7.9 57 .364 .364 .239 .390 .266 .495 .310 .885 .575 207 .832 31.6 3.5 .131
NL (2 yrs) 102 76 5 1.7 75 .203 .183 .247 .255 .306 .226 .336 .481 .642 51 .203 -5.2 -0.6 .197 .065 .043 2.0
AA (1 yr) 175 123 14 3.0 72 .217 .217 .242 .297 .305 .306 .323 .603 .628 92 .430 -1.6 -0.2 .659 .287 .089 .0
UA (1 yr) 287 175 53 7.9 57 .364 .364 .239 .390 .266 .495 .310 .885 .575 207 .832 31.6 3.5 .131

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1884 21 TOT MLB 333 0.3% 2.7% 4.8% 9.0% 28% 0.56 35.2 317.0 79.3 92%
1884 21 PHK UA 287 0.0% 4.2% 9.8% 28% 96%
1884 21 PHI NL 46 2.2% 19.6% 8.7% 4.4% 25% 2.25 4.7 42.0 10.5 70%
1886 23 BAL AA 175 0.0% 9.1% 4.6% 24% 15.7 90%
1892 29 CIN NL 56 0.0% 7.1% 8.9% 0.0% 0% 0.80 12.8 25.5 84%
3 Yrs 564 0.2% 2.3% 6.6% 6.7% 25% 0.35 7.2 525.0 32.8 91%
MLB Averages 0.6% 6.8% 7.3% 5.4% 23% 0.93 13.5 145.8 9.0 84%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1884 21 73 333 317 82 108 21 8 1 4 16 9 .341 .372 .467 .839 188 148
1885 22 73 333 317 82 108 21 8 1 4 16 9 .341 .372 .467 .839 188 148
1886 23 113 508 474 107 142 23 14 1 14 15 32 9 .300 .346 .414 .760 154 196 2
1887 24 113 508 474 107 142 23 14 1 14 15 32 9 .300 .346 .414 .760 154 196 2
1888 25 113 508 474 107 142 23 14 1 14 15 32 9 .300 .346 .414 .760 154 196 2
1889 26 113 508 474 107 142 23 14 1 14 15 32 9 .300 .346 .414 .760 154 196 2
1890 27 113 508 474 107 142 23 14 1 14 15 32 9 .300 .346 .414 .760 154 196 2
1891 28 113 508 474 107 142 23 14 1 14 15 32 9 .300 .346 .414 .760 154 196 2
1892 29 127 564 525 114 151 23 14 1 16 16 37 13 .288 .337 .390 .727 141 205 2

Neutralized Batting

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 G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1884 21 154 680 649 147 209 41 15 2 7 0 31 19 .322 .353 .441 .794 101 73
1886 23 47 196 178 23 35 2 6 0 9 15 16 0 .197 .270 .275 .546 13 40
1892 29 15 58 53 7 9 0 0 0 2 1 5 4 .170 .241 .170 .411 2 14
3 Yrs 216 934 880 177 253 43 21 2 18 16 52 23 .288 .329 .391 .720 116 127
162 Game Avg. 162 701 660 133 190 32 16 2 14 39 .288 .329 .391 .720 87 127

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1884 UA  2.1 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1884 UA  2.7 (4th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1884 ML  .341 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1884 UA  8 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1884 ML  188 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1884 UA  53 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1884 UA  32 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1884 UA  3.5 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1884 ML  .795 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Left Field (414th), 1.9 career WAR/1.9 7yr-peak WAR/1.9 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: William Buster James Hoover

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