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Homer Smoot

Homer Vernon Smoot (Doc)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 23, 1878 in Galestown, MD
High School: Wesley Collegiate Academy (Dover, DE)
School: Washington College (Chestertown, MD) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1902 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 1902 [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Reds 1902-1906

Final Game: October 7, 1906 (Age 28)
Died: March 25, 1928 in Salisbury, MD
Buried: Galestown Cemetery, Galestown, MD
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 23, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1531. Bob Ferguson… #1532. Darrin Fletcher… #1533. Tom McCreery… #1534. HOMER SMOOT… #1535. Russ Snyder… #1536. Wil Cordero… #1537. Corey Patterson… 

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
1902 24 STL NL 129 566 518 58 161 19 4 3 48 20 23 59 .311 .350 .380 .730 130 197 8 17 *O
1903 25 STL NL 129 553 500 67 148 22 8 4 49 17 32 50 .296 .342 .396 .738 113 198 3 18 *O
1904 26 STL NL 137 573 520 58 146 23 6 3 66 23 37 55 .281 .331 .365 .696 119 190 2 14 *O
1905 27 STL NL 139 587 534 73 166 21 16 4 58 21 33 61 .311 .359 .433 .791 138 231 7 13 *O
1906 28 TOT NL 146 612 563 52 142 17 11 1 48 3 24 75 .252 .300 .327 .626 96 184 14 11 *O
1906 28 STL NL 86 374 343 41 85 9 10 0 31 3 11 42 .248 .289 .332 .622 97 114 9 11 O
1906 28 CIN NL 60 238 220 11 57 8 1 1 17 0 13 33 .259 .315 .318 .633 94 70 5 0 O
5 Yrs 680 2891 2635 308 763 102 45 15 269 84 149 300 .290 .336 .380 .715 119 1000 34 73
162 Game Avg. 162 689 628 73 182 24 11 4 64 20 35 71 .290 .336 .380 .715 119 238 8 17
STL (5 yrs) 620 2653 2415 297 706 94 44 14 252 84 136 267 .292 .338 .385 .723 121 930 29 73
CIN (1 yr) 60 238 220 11 57 8 1 1 17 0 13 33 .259 .315 .318 .633 94 70 5 0

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
1902 24 STL NL 129 566 16 -1 0 -6 -4 5 0.5 18 23 2.5 .505 .504 3.2 -1.2 29 *O
1903 25 STL NL 129 553 8 -1 0 -6 -3 -3 -0.3 18 15 1.5 .498 .498 2.1 -0.9 21 *O
1904 26 STL NL 137 573 11 -1 0 -1 -4 6 0.7 18 24 2.6 .505 .504 2.6 -0.4 25 *O
1905 27 STL NL 139 587 23 -1 0 -5 -4 13 1.4 19 32 3.3 .510 .509 3.9 -0.9 37 *O
1906 28 STL NL 86 374 -2 -0 0 3 -3 -2 -0.3 11 9 0.9 .497 .498 0.6 -0.1 6 O
1906 28 CIN NL 60 238 -2 0 0 -2 -2 -5 -0.7 8 3 0.2 .490 .496 0.5 -0.5 5 O
5 Seasons 680 2891 54 -4 0 -17 -19 14 1.3 92 106 11.0 .502 .502 12.9 -3.9 123
STL (5 yrs) 620 2653 56 -4 0 -15 -18 19 2.0 85 103 10.8 .503 .503 12.4 -3.4 118
CIN (1 yr) 60 238 -2 0 0 -2 -2 -5 -0.7 8 3 0.2 .490 .496 0.5 -0.5 5

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1902 STL NL 24 OF 129 320 284 14 22 5 .931 2.31 .945 1.97 0-129-0
1903 STL NL 25 OF 129 260 231 14 15 3 .942 1.90 .942 1.94 0-129-0
1904 STL NL 26 OF 137 297 270 17 10 6 .966 2.09 .947 1.89 0-137-0
1905 STL NL 27 OF 138 321 295 18 8 6 .975 2.27 .955 1.97 0-138-0
1906 TOT NL 28 OF 145 317 283 18 16 4 .950 2.08 .959 1.89 4-110-31
1906 STL NL 28 OF 86 191 174 8 9 4 .953 2.12 .959 1.89 0-55-31
1906 CIN NL 28 OF 59 126 109 10 7 0 .944 2.02 .959 1.89 4-55-0
5 Seasons OF 678 1515 1363 81 71 24 .953 2.13 .950 1.93 4-643-31
5 Seasons TOT 678 1515 1363 81 71 24 .953 2.13 .950 1.93 4-643-31
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

Offensive WARs c a p y
1905 NL  3.9 (10th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1905 NL  .311 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1902 NL  .380 (10th)
1905 NL  .433 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1905 NL  .791 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
1906 NL  563 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1902 NL  161 (9th)
1905 NL  166 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1902 NL  197 (10th)
1905 NL  231 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1904 NL  23 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1905 NL  16 (4th)
1906 NL  11 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1902 NL  3 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1904 NL  66 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1902 NL  59 (3rd)
1903 NL  50 (7th)
1904 NL  55 (8th)
1905 NL  61 (5th)
1906 NL  75 (5th)

Singles s c a p y
1902 NL  135 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1905 NL  138 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1902 NL  67 (10th)
1905 NL  81 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1905 NL  23 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1905 NL  2.6 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1905 NL  41 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1905 NL  .705 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1902 NL  8 (9th)
1906 NL  14 (2nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1902 NL  17 (10th)
1903 NL  18 (8th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1902 NL  5.2 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1902 NL  172.7 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1906 NL  432 (10th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1902 NL  284 (1st)
1906 NL  283 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1906 NL  18 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1902 NL  22 (3rd)
1906 NL  16 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1905 NL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1902 NL  2.31 (5th)
1905 NL  2.27 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1905 NL  .975 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 29 (828), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1570), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1966), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (219th), 11.0 career WAR/11.0 7yr-peak WAR/11.0 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Homer Doc Homer Vernon Smoot

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