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Steve Hovley    \HOHVE-lee\

Stephen Eugene Hovley

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: December 18, 1944 in Ventura, CA
School: Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 35th round of the 1966 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 26, 1969 (Age 24.190)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Athletics/Pilots/Brewers 1969-1973

Final Game: September 28, 1973 (Age 28.284)
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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
1969 24 SEP AL 91 364 329 41 91 14 3 3 20 10 4 30 34 .277 .338 .365 .703 100 120 2 1 3 1 3 98/7
1970 25 TOT AL 112 258 235 25 57 10 0 0 17 8 1 22 22 .243 .310 .285 .595 67 67 6 1 0 0 2 98/7
1970 25 MIL AL 40 153 135 17 38 9 0 0 16 5 1 17 11 .281 .366 .348 .714 99 47 4 1 0 0 1 9/8
1970 25 OAK AL 72 105 100 8 19 1 0 0 1 3 0 5 11 .190 .229 .200 .429 21 20 2 0 0 0 1 8/79
1971 26 OAK AL 24 36 27 3 3 2 0 0 3 2 0 7 9 .111 .306 .185 .491 44 5 0 1 0 1 0 /798
1972 27 KCR AL 105 226 196 24 53 5 1 3 24 3 3 24 29 .270 .351 .352 .703 111 69 2 1 4 1 2 98/7
1973 28 KCR AL 104 268 232 29 59 8 1 2 24 6 4 33 34 .254 .346 .323 .669 86 75 3 0 2 1 2 98D/7
5 Yrs 436 1152 1019 122 263 39 5 8 88 29 12 116 128 .258 .335 .330 .665 89 336 13 4 9 4 9
162 Game Avg. 162 428 379 45 98 14 2 3 33 11 4 43 48 .258 .335 .330 .665 89 125 5 1 3 1 3
KCR (2 yrs) 209 494 428 53 112 13 2 5 48 9 7 57 63 .262 .348 .336 .685 97 144 5 1 6 2 4
OAK (2 yrs) 96 141 127 11 22 3 0 0 4 5 0 12 20 .173 .248 .197 .445 27 25 2 1 0 1 1
MIL (2 yrs) 131 517 464 58 129 23 3 3 36 15 5 47 45 .278 .346 .360 .706 99 167 6 2 3 1 4

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
1969 24 SEP AL 91 364 2 -1 3 1 -3 2 0.1 12 14 1.4 .502 .501 1.4 -0.2 13 $7,500 98/7
1970 25 MIL AL 40 153 0 2 2 -4 -2 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .495 .499 0.8 -0.6 8 $15,000 9/8
1970 25 OAK AL 72 105 -10 0 1 0 -1 -10 -1.1 4 -7 -0.8 .484 .493 -0.8 -0.1 -7 8/79
1971 26 OAK AL 24 36 -2 0 0 1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.0 .497 .500 -0.1 0.1 -0 $15,000 /798
1972 27 KCR AL 105 226 2 -1 0 1 -2 0 -0.1 8 8 0.8 .500 .500 0.7 -0.2 7 $17,500 98/7
1973 28 KCR AL 104 268 -6 1 1 -2 -4 -10 -1.0 10 -0 -0.1 .490 .493 0.1 -0.6 2 98D/7
5 Seasons 436 1152 -14 1 6 -3 -11 -21 -2.4 40 20 1.7 .495 .497 2.1 -1.7 22 $55,000
KCR (2 yrs) 209 494 -4 -0 1 -1 -6 -10 -1.0 18 8 0.8 .495 .497 0.8 -0.7 9 $17,500
OAK (2 yrs) 96 141 -12 1 1 1 -1 -11 -1.2 5 -6 -0.7 .487 .495 -0.9 -0.0 -7 $15,000
MIL (2 yrs) 131 517 2 1 4 -3 -4 0 -0.1 18 18 1.7 .500 .501 2.1 -0.9 21 $22,500

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1969 SEP AL 24 OF 84 77 74 734.1 185 175 8 2 3 .989 1 2 2.24 2.18 .978 2.13 2.13
1969 SEP AL 24 RF 49 41 41 394.0 88 80 6 2 4 .977 0 1 1.96 1.76 .974 1.91 1.91
1969 SEP AL 24 CF 35 33 32 318.1 91 88 3 0 0 1.000 1 3 2.57 2.60 .982 2.50 2.50
1969 SEP AL 24 LF 3 3 1 22.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 2.45 2.00 .978 2.00 2.00
1970 TOT AL 25 OF 80 46 35 493.1 131 126 2 3 1 .977 -4 -9 2.34 1.60 .980 2.14 2.13
1970 TOT AL 25 RF 45 34 26 310.2 71 66 2 3 1 .958 -4 -17 1.97 1.51 .975 1.98 1.97
1970 TOT AL 25 CF 33 12 9 161.0 54 54 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -7 3.02 1.64 .985 2.62 2.61
1970 MIL AL 25 OF 38 34 24 293.0 72 68 1 3 0 .958 -4 -17 2.12 1.82 .980 2.14 2.13
1970 MIL AL 25 RF 37 31 23 268.0 59 55 1 3 0 .949 -4 -20 1.88 1.51 .975 1.98 1.97
1970 MIL AL 25 CF 6 3 1 25.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 0 19 3.96 1.83 .985 2.63 2.62
1970 OAK AL 25 OF 42 12 11 200.1 59 58 1 0 1 1.000 0 2 2.65 1.40 .980 2.14 2.13
1970 OAK AL 25 CF 27 9 8 136.0 43 43 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -12 2.85 1.59 .985 2.62 2.61
1970 OAK AL 25 LF 8 0 0 21.2 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 2 100 3.74 1.13 .978 1.83 1.80
1970 OAK AL 25 RF 8 3 3 42.2 12 11 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 2.53 1.50 .975 1.98 1.98
1971 OAK AL 26 OF 11 4 3 49.0 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 1 22 2.94 1.45 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 OAK AL 26 LF 4 2 2 24.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0 20 2.62 1.75 .981 1.91 1.92
1971 OAK AL 26 RF 4 0 0 9.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 67 3.00 0.75 .980 2.00 2.05
1971 OAK AL 26 CF 3 2 1 16.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.38 2.00 .983 2.76 2.73
1972 KCR AL 27 OF 68 35 30 403.2 111 103 6 2 0 .982 1 4 2.43 1.60 .983 2.22 2.21
1972 KCR AL 27 RF 38 18 13 200.1 54 48 4 2 0 .963 -1 -5 2.34 1.37 .980 2.12 2.11
1972 KCR AL 27 CF 25 16 16 181.1 55 52 3 0 0 1.000 3 17 2.73 2.20 .987 2.65 2.64
1972 KCR AL 27 LF 5 1 1 22.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 0.82 0.40 .980 1.88 1.90
1973 KCR AL 28 OF 79 40 36 442.2 121 114 4 3 1 .975 -2 -6 2.40 1.49 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 KCR AL 28 RF 53 23 21 264.0 72 71 1 0 1 1.000 1 6 2.45 1.36 .976 2.09 2.07
1973 KCR AL 28 CF 26 17 15 171.0 50 44 3 3 0 .940 -3 -21 2.47 1.81 .983 2.78 2.77
1973 KCR AL 28 DH 15 12
1973 KCR AL 28 LF 4 0 0 7.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -78 0.00 0.00 2.00 2.00
5 Seasons OF 322 202 178 2123.0 564 533 21 10 5 .982 -3 -2 2.35 1.72 .980 2.19 2.18
5 Seasons RF 189 116 101 1178.0 288 268 13 7 6 .976 -3 -3 2.15 1.49 .976 2.01 2.01
5 Seasons CF 122 80 73 847.2 256 244 9 3 0 .988 -1 -1 2.69 2.07 .984 2.62 2.62
5 Seasons LF 24 6 4 97.1 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 1 14 2.22 1.00 .979 1.91 1.90
5 Seasons TOT 322 202 178 2123.0 564 533 21 10 5 .982 -3 -2 2.35 1.72 .980 2.19 2.18
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 AL  4 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2425), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (393rd), 1.7 career WAR/1.7 7yr-peak WAR/1.7 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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
1969 24 Seattle Pilots $7,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1970 25 Milwaukee Brewers $15,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1971 26 Oakland Athletics $15,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1972 27 Kansas City Royals $17,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$55,000
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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