Billy Hoy

Center Field

1888—1902

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
NR
Center Field RANK
NR

Player Detail

William Ellsworth
GIVEN NAME
Hoy
SURNAME
May 23, 1862, in Houcktown, OH
BORN
December 15, 1961, in Cincinnati, OH, USA
DIED
1888—1902
Playing Career
Played from 26-40
PLAYING AGE
Washington
BUF
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
LOU
Chicago White Sox
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Cincinnati Reds
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
UNKNOWN
BATTING ORDER
5-6 / 160
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 20, 1888
Major League Debut
July 17, 1902
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Billy Hoy?

Hoy was a lightning-fast outfielder and one of the better players of the 19th century. He was born deaf but never let that fact hinder his accomplishments as an athlete. Hoy established records for career putouts and total chances as an outfielder, and retired among the leaders in games by an outfielder, outfield assists, and double plays. After his playing career, Hoy was a successful farmer and also served in the World War I manufacturing industry, lending his ability to manage others who were deaf in factories. He raised a family with his wife, including a son who became a state representative in Ohio, and another who was elected to be a judge. Hoy lived to be 99, at the time of his death in 1961, he was the oldest former major league player ever.

60

HITTING

60

POWER

70

RUNNING

30

FIELDING

40

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1797
2048
40
725
.288

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:
COMING SOON

BEST SEASON

1901 White Sox

39 Years Old

.294
AVG
2
HR
60
RBI
112
RUNS
.407
OBP
155
HITS
28
2B
11
3B
.400
SLG
86
BB
27
SB
4.2
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.288
.386
.374

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.760
.757
100.4

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
28.3
60.2

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Billy Hoy Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Hoy
509
147
102
18
9
3
52
72
25
43
190
228
.288
.386
.374
760
AVG CF
532
156
100
21
10
4
74
55
36
37
208
217
.293
.366
.392
.757

Billy Hoy Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
NR
NR
81
42
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Billy Hoy PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
32.6
24.1
14.8
11.9
2.93
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Billy Hoy
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
261.4
158.8
113.3
87.1
23.5
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Billy Hoy
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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