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Joe Hornung

Michael Joseph Hornung (Ubbo Ubbo)

Positions: Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 164 lb.

Born: June 12, 1857 in Carthage, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1879 (Age 21)
Rookie Status: Lost 1879 [*]
Teams (by GP): Beaneaters/RedStockings/Bisons/Orioles/Giants 1879-1890

Final Game: October 3, 1890 (Age 33)
Died: October 30, 1931 in New York, NY
Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 8:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1646. Jonny Gomes… #1647. Desmond Jennings… #1648. Jack Warner… #1649. JOE HORNUNG… #1650. Neifi Perez… #1651. Ty Wigginton… #1652. Blondie Purcell… 

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
1879 22 BUF NL 78 321 319 46 85 18 7 0 38 2 27 .266 .271 .367 .638 104 117 *O/3
1880 23 BUF NL 85 350 342 47 91 8 11 1 42 8 29 .266 .283 .363 .645 116 124 *O3/41
1881 24 BSN NL 83 329 324 39 78 12 8 2 25 5 25 .241 .252 .346 .598 89 112 *O
1882 25 BSN NL 85 390 388 67 117 14 11 1 50 2 25 .302 .305 .402 .707 125 156 *O/3
1883 26 BSN NL 98 454 446 107 124 25 13 8 66 8 54 .278 .291 .446 .737 116 199 *O/5
1884 27 BSN NL 115 535 518 119 139 27 10 7 51 17 80 .268 .292 .400 .691 116 207 *O/3
1885 28 BSN NL 25 110 109 14 22 4 1 1 7 1 20 .202 .209 .284 .493 61 31 O
1886 29 BSN NL 94 434 424 67 109 12 2 2 40 16 10 62 .257 .274 .309 .583 81 131 *O
1887 30 BSN NL 98 457 437 85 118 10 6 5 49 41 17 28 .270 .302 .355 .657 83 155 3 *O
1888 31 BSN NL 107 449 431 61 103 11 7 3 53 29 16 39 .239 .269 .318 .587 84 137 2 *O
1889 32 BAL AA 135 562 533 73 122 13 9 1 78 34 22 72 .229 .269 .293 .561 58 156 7 *O/5
1890 33 NYG NL 120 527 513 62 122 18 5 0 65 39 12 37 .238 .258 .292 .550 63 150 2 O3/56
12 Yrs 1123 4918 4784 787 1230 172 90 31 564 159 120 498 .257 .277 .350 .627 91 1675 14
162 Game Avg. 162 709 690 114 177 25 13 4 81 17 72 .257 .277 .350 .627 91 242
BSN (8 yrs) 705 3158 3077 559 810 115 58 29 341 86 76 333 .263 .282 .367 .649 98 1128 5
BUF (2 yrs) 163 671 661 93 176 26 18 1 80 10 56 .266 .277 .365 .642 110 241
NYG (1 yr) 120 527 513 62 122 18 5 0 65 39 12 37 .238 .258 .292 .550 63 150 2
BAL (1 yr) 135 562 533 73 122 13 9 1 78 34 22 72 .229 .269 .293 .561 58 156 7
NL (11 yrs) 988 4356 4251 714 1108 159 81 30 486 125 98 426 .261 .278 .357 .636 96 1519 7
AA (1 yr) 135 562 533 73 122 13 9 1 78 34 22 72 .229 .269 .293 .561 58 156 7

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
1879 22 BUF NL 78 321 0 0 0 0 -5 -5 -0.5 11 6 0.6 .494 .497 0.7 -0.5 6 *O/3
1880 23 BUF NL 85 350 5 0 0 -3 -4 -2 -0.3 12 10 1.0 .498 .499 1.4 -0.7 13 *O3/41
1881 24 BSN NL 83 329 -4 0 0 10 -5 1 0.0 11 12 1.3 .501 .501 0.3 0.4 2 $1,050 *O
1882 25 BSN NL 85 390 10 0 0 9 -5 14 1.2 12 26 2.6 .516 .508 1.8 0.3 17 *O/3
1883 26 BSN NL 98 454 6 0 0 6 -6 5 0.3 14 20 1.8 .505 .503 1.5 -0.1 14 *O/5
1884 27 BSN NL 115 535 7 0 0 5 -7 5 0.3 17 22 2.0 .504 .503 1.8 -0.3 17 $2,000 *O/3
1885 28 BSN NL 25 110 -5 0 0 -2 -2 -9 -0.9 4 -5 -0.5 .465 .495 -0.3 -0.3 -3 O
1886 29 BSN NL 94 434 -10 -1 0 8 -6 -8 -1.0 14 5 0.5 .491 .495 -0.1 0.1 -3 $2,000 *O
1887 30 BSN NL 98 457 -10 2 0 8 -6 -6 -0.8 15 8 0.7 .495 .497 0.2 -0.0 0 *O
1888 31 BSN NL 107 449 -8 1 0 -2 -7 -16 -1.8 15 -0 -0.1 .485 .490 0.3 -1.0 1 $2,000 *O
1889 32 BAL AA 135 562 -36 1 0 8 -9 -36 -3.1 12 -24 -1.8 .477 .481 -2.6 0.0 -32 *O/5
1890 33 NYG NL 120 527 -25 3 0 1 -5 -26 -2.6 18 -8 -0.8 .480 .485 -0.7 -0.5 -9 O3/56
12 Seasons 1123 4918 -69 6 0 48 -67 -83 -9.0 155 72 7.3 .493 .495 4.3 -2.6 24 $7,050
BSN (8 yrs) 705 3158 -13 2 0 42 -45 -14 -2.6 102 88 8.2 .498 .499 5.4 -0.9 46 $7,050
BUF (2 yrs) 163 671 5 0 0 -3 -9 -7 -0.8 23 16 1.7 .496 .498 2.1 -1.2 19
NYG (1 yr) 120 527 -25 3 0 1 -5 -26 -2.6 18 -8 -0.8 .480 .485 -0.7 -0.5 -9
BAL (1 yr) 135 562 -36 1 0 8 -9 -36 -3.1 12 -24 -1.8 .477 .481 -2.6 0.0 -32

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1880 23 BUF NL 0 0 6.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 13 49 3.53 1.000 6.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.00
1 Yr 0 0 6.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 13 49 3.53 1.000 6.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.00
162 Game Avg. 0 0 6.00 68 0 68 0 0 0 204 136 136 136 0 68 0 0 68 884 49 3.53 1.000 6.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.00

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1880 23 BUF NL 3.0 1 0 2 6.00 4.81 -0.53 0.00 103.0 5.49 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .484 .500
1 Season 3.0 1 0 2 6.00 4.81 -0.53 0.00 103.0 5.49 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .484 .500

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 G Awards
1879 BUF NL 22 OF 77 167 129 12 26 1 .844 1.83 .838 1.89 76-0-1
1879 BUF NL 22 1B 1 6 6 0 0 1 1.000 6.00 .953 11.10
1880 BUF NL 23 OF 67 159 127 12 20 2 .874 2.07 .855 1.85 67-0-0
1880 BUF NL 23 1B 18 198 179 7 12 3 .939 10.33 .959 10.55
1880 BUF NL 23 2B 5 33 13 16 4 2 .879 5.80 .897 6.40
1880 BUF NL 23 P 1 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.00 .910 2.40 2.20
1881 BSN NL 24 OF 83 229 198 19 12 5 .948 2.61 .871 2.06 83-1-0
1882 BSN NL 25 OF 84 220 191 14 15 4 .932 2.44 .855 1.93 84-0-0
1882 BSN NL 25 1B 1 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 6.00 .958 10.40
1883 BSN NL 26 OF 98 203 175 15 13 3 .936 1.94 .849 1.96 98-0-0
1883 BSN NL 26 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.30
1884 BSN NL 27 OF 110 214 182 14 18 1 .916 1.78 .867 1.79 110-0-0
1884 BSN NL 27 1B 6 54 51 0 3 2 .944 8.50 .962 10.47
1885 BSN NL 28 OF 25 37 33 1 3 0 .919 1.36 .881 1.85 25-0-0
1886 BSN NL 29 OF 94 210 187 12 11 1 .948 2.12 .890 1.75 94-0-0
1887 BSN NL 30 OF 98 230 192 23 15 3 .935 2.19 .883 1.97 98-0-0
1888 BSN NL 31 OF 107 170 151 10 9 0 .947 1.50 .906 1.91 106-0-1
1889 BAL AA 32 OF 134 309 250 32 27 10 .913 2.10 .903 2.00 134-0-1
1889 BAL AA 32 3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .860 3.60
1890 NYG NL 33 OF 77 131 110 12 9 3 .931 1.58 .914 1.91 76-0-2
1890 NYG NL 33 1B 36 386 363 14 9 23 .977 10.47 .976 10.36
1890 NYG NL 33 3B 5 21 11 6 4 1 .810 3.40 .884 3.50
1890 NYG NL 33 SS 2 10 4 4 2 1 .800 4.00 .902 5.35
12 Seasons OF 1054 2279 1925 176 178 33 .922 1.99 .876 1.91 1051-1-5
5 Seasons 1B 62 650 604 22 24 29 .963 10.10 .969 10.44
3 Seasons 3B 7 22 12 6 4 1 .818 2.57 .883 3.49
1 Season 2B 5 33 13 16 4 2 .879 5.80 .897 6.40
1 Season SS 2 10 4 4 2 1 .800 4.00 .902 5.35
1 Season P 1 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.00 .910 2.40 2.20
12 Seasons TOT 1131 3.0 2995 2558 225 212 66 .929 3.00 2.46 .897 2.40 2.42 1051-1-5
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.
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

Batting Average s c a p y
1882 NL  .302 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1883 NL  .446 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1880 NL  85 (9th)
1882 NL  85 (2nd)
1883 NL  98 (9th)
1884 NL  115 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1882 NL  388 (2nd)
1883 NL  446 (1st)
1884 NL  518 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1882 NL  390 (5th)
1883 NL  454 (3rd)
1884 NL  535 (1st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1883 NL  107 (1st)
1884 NL  119 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
1882 NL  117 (3rd)
1884 NL  139 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1882 NL  156 (9th)
1883 NL  199 (5th)
1884 NL  207 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1884 NL  27 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1880 NL  11 (3rd)
1881 NL  8 (7th)
1882 NL  11 (4th)
1883 NL  13 (5th)
1884 NL  10 (7th)
Career  90 (210th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1881 NL  2 (7th)
1883 NL  8 (2nd)
1884 NL  7 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1880 NL  42 (8th)
1882 NL  50 (10th)
1883 NL  66 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1883 NL  54 (8th)
1884 NL  80 (4th)
1889 AA  72 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1882 NL  91 (3rd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1883 NL  46 (4th)
1884 NL  44 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1881 NL  162.0 (9th)
1883 NL  55.8 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1882 NL  271 (7th)
1883 NL  322 (2nd)
1884 NL  379 (1st)
1889 AA  411 (5th)
1890 NL  391 (9th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1881 NL  83 (5th)
1882 NL  84 (1st)
1883 NL  98 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1881 NL  198 (1st)
1882 NL  191 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1889 AA  32 (5th)
Career  176 (74th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
Career  178 (46th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1881 NL  5 (3rd)
1889 AA  10 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1881 NL  2.61 (2nd)
1882 NL  2.44 (3rd)
1886 NL  2.12 (2nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1881 NL  .948 (1st)
1882 NL  .932 (1st)
1883 NL  .936 (1st)
1884 NL  .916 (1st)
1886 NL  .948 (1st)
1887 NL  .935 (1st)
1888 NL  .947 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1889 AA  born 1857-06-12 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (432), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 57 (446), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1197), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1679), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (230th), 7.3 career WAR/10.0 7yr-peak WAR/8.7 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
188124Boston Red Stockings$1,050Celler committee 23
188427Boston Beaneaters$2,000Preston Orem 138; 1/16/84 SL $2,200
188629Boston Beaneaters$2,000Preston Orem 252
188831Boston Beaneaters$2,0003/31/88 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,050
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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