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Dummy Hoy

William Ellsworth Hoy

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: May 23, 1862 in Houcktown, OH
High School: Ohio School for the Deaf (Columbus, OH)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1888 (Age 25.333, 1,238th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1888 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Colonels/Senators/Nationals/Browns/... 1888-1902

Last Game: July 17, 1902 (Age 40.055)
Died: December 15, 1961 in Cincinnati, OH
Cremated
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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
1888 WHS NL 26 OF 136 359 296 26 37 7 .897 2.37 .906 1.91 0-136-1
1889 WHS NL 27 OF 127 319 255 29 35 4 .890 2.24 .910 2.00 1-126-0
1890 BUF PL 28 OF 122 342 289 23 30 9 .912 2.56 .904 2.11 0-122-0
1890 BUF PL 28 2B 1 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 3.00 .913 5.90
1891 STL AA 29 OF 139 304 251 26 27 3 .911 1.99 .908 1.87 0-139-0
1892 WHS NL 30 OF 152 329 275 16 38 3 .884 1.91 .912 1.89 3-150-0
1893 WHS NL 31 OF 130 344 281 26 37 8 .892 2.36 .915 2.18 0-130-0
1894 CIN NL 32 OF 128 391 320 30 41 3 .895 2.73 .915 2.30 0-128-0
1895 CIN NL 33 OF 107 282 235 14 33 6 .883 2.33 .917 2.18 62-41-4
1896 CIN NL 34 OF 120 335 303 14 18 3 .946 2.64 .933 2.16 0-120-0
1897 CIN NL 35 OF 128 395 359 10 26 5 .934 2.88 .936 2.10 0-128-0
1898 LOU NL 36 OF 148 388 348 19 21 6 .946 2.48 .937 2.08 0-148-0
1899 LOU NL 37 OF 155 373 325 21 27 8 .928 2.23 .944 2.15 0-155-0
1901 CHW AL 39 OF 132 307 278 16 13 6 .958 2.23 .931 2.03 0-132-0
1902 CIN NL 40 OF 72 164 149 4 11 1 .933 2.13 .945 1.97 0-72-0
14 Seasons OF 1796 4632 3964 274 394 72 .915 2.36 .922 2.06 66-1727-5
1 Season 2B 1 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 3.00 .913 5.90
14 Seasons TOT 1797 4635 3965 276 394 73 .915 2.36 .922 2.07 66-1727-5
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
1888 WHS NL 26 136 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 136 1 136 0
1889 WHS NL 27 127 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 126 0 127 0
1890 BUF PL 28 122 122 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 122 0 122 0
1891 STL AA 29 139 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 139 0 139 0
1892 WHS NL 30 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 150 0 152 0
1893 WHS NL 31 130 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 130 0 130 0
1894 CIN NL 32 128 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 128 0
1895 CIN NL 33 107 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 41 4 107 0
1896 CIN NL 34 121 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 120 0 120 0
1897 CIN NL 35 128 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 128 0
1898 LOU NL 36 148 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 148 0 148 0
1899 LOU NL 37 155 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 155 0
1901 CHW AL 39 132 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 132 0 132 0
1902 CIN NL 40 72 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 0 72 0
14 Seasons 1797 1797 0 0 0 1 0 0 66 1727 5 1796 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

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1888 NL  136 (1st)
1891 AA  139 (1st)
1892 NL  152 (3rd)
1899 NL  155 (1st)
Career  1,796 (92nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1888 NL  296 (2nd)
1889 NL  255 (4th)
1890 PL  289 (2nd)
1891 AA  251 (4th)
1892 NL  275 (5th)
1894 NL  320 (4th)
1896 NL  303 (4th)
1897 NL  359 (1st)
1898 NL  348 (2nd)
1901 AL  278 (5th)
Career  3,964 (75th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1888 NL  26 (5th)
1889 NL  29 (4th)
1891 AA  26 (5th)
1894 NL  30 (2nd)
Career  274 (14th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1888 NL  37 (2nd)
1889 NL  35 (2nd)
1890 PL  30 (4th)
1891 AA  27 (3rd)
1892 NL  38 (2nd)
1893 NL  37 (3rd)
1894 NL  41 (2nd)
1895 NL  33 (4th)
1897 NL  26 (3rd)
1899 NL  27 (1st)
Career  394 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1888 NL  7 (2nd)
1890 PL  9 (2nd)
1893 NL  8 (3rd)
1895 NL  6 (5th)
1897 NL  5 (5th)
1898 NL  6 (5th)
1899 NL  8 (5th)
1901 AL  6 (3rd)
Career  72 (8th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1888 NL  2.37 (2nd)
1890 PL  2.56 (4th)
1894 NL  2.73 (5th)
1896 NL  2.64 (5th)
1897 NL  2.88 (1st)
1898 NL  2.48 (5th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1901 AL  .958 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1898 NL  born 1862-05-23 (8th)
1899 NL  born 1862-05-23 (4th)
1901 AL  born 1862-05-23 (1st)
1902 NL  born 1862-05-23 (2nd)

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