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Full Name: Horace Hills Ford Primary Position: SS,2B
Height/Weight: 5' 10"/165 First Game: September 8, 1919
Birthdate: July 23, 1897 Final Game: May 8, 1933
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut MLB Experience: 15 years
Died: January 29, 1977
Deathplace: Winchester, Massachusetts
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Hod Ford (Horace Hills Ford) was born on July 23, 1897 in New Haven, Connecticut. He made his Major League debut on September 8, 1919 for the Boston Braves. In 1920, his rookie year, he hit .241 with 1 home run and 30 RBI. Ford played for the Boston Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Robins, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals over the course of his 15 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Hod Ford's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1921, when he hit for a .279 average and knocked in 61 runs. However, others believe that it was 1929, when he hit for a .276 average and knocked in 50 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1919 BOS N 10 28 4 6 0 3 .214 .290 .286 0 1 2 6 1 1 0 0 0
1920 BOS N 88 257 16 62 1 30 .241 .296 .339 12 5 18 25 2 10 3 0 0
1921 BOS N 152 555 50 155 2 61 .279 .328 .360 29 5 36 49 4 19 2 0 0
1922 BOS N 143 515 58 140 2 60 .272 .317 .363 23 9 30 36 4 25 2 0 8
1923 BOS N 111 380 27 103 2 50 .271 .326 .366 16 7 31 30 0 14 1 0 0
1924 PHI N 145 530 58 144 3 53 .272 .308 .358 27 5 27 40 1 18 1 0 0
1925 BRO N 66 216 32 59 1 15 .273 .357 .338 11 0 26 15 2 3 0 0 0
1926 CIN N 57 197 14 55 0 18 .279 .336 .320 6 1 14 12 3 9 1 0 0
1927 CIN N 115 409 45 112 1 46 .274 .331 .330 16 2 33 34 2 12 0 0 0
1928 CIN N 149 506 49 122 0 54 .241 .308 .291 17 4 47 31 2 16 1 0 0
1929 CIN N 148 529 68 146 3 50 .276 .329 .342 14 6 41 25 1 19 8 0 0
1930 CIN N 132 424 36 98 1 34 .231 .272 .309 16 7 24 28 0 23 2 0 0
1931 CIN N 84 175 18 40 0 13 .229 .286 .286 8 1 13 13 1 4 0 0 0
1932 STL N 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 BOS N 40 95 9 26 0 6 .274 .324 .368 5 2 6 9 1 4 0 0 0
1932 TOT N 41 97 9 26 0 6 .268 .317 .361 5 2 6 9 1 4 0 0 0
1933 BOS N 5 15 0 1 0 1 .067 .222 .067 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4
Total 1446 4833 484 1269 16 494 .263 .316 .337 200 55 351 354 24 177 21 0 12

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1919 BOS N SS 8 0 0 10 25 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1919 BOS N 3B 2 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1920 BOS N 2B 59 0 0 122 219 10 21 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1920 BOS N SS 18 0 0 28 65 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 .912
1920 BOS N 1B 4 0 0 24 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1921 BOS N 2B 119 119 9 297 417 20 48 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1921 BOS N SS 33 32 0 96 109 6 17 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1922 BOS N 2B 26 26 125 68 94 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1922 BOS N SS 117 117 540.1 267 387 32 58 0 0 0 0 0 .953
1923 BOS N SS 19 0 0 39 52 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1923 BOS N 2B 95 0 0 213 300 16 61 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1924 PHI N 2B 145 0 0 337 543 27 96 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1925 BRO N SS 66 0 0 126 185 11 33 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1926 CIN N SS 57 0 0 152 190 13 57 0 0 0 0 0 .963
1927 CIN N SS 104 0 0 218 323 27 75 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1927 CIN N 2B 12 0 0 21 31 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1928 CIN N SS 149 0 0 355 508 25 128 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1929 CIN N SS 108 0 0 239 368 30 86 0 0 0 0 0 .953
1929 CIN N 2B 42 0 0 94 152 5 30 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1930 CIN N SS 74 0 0 139 198 9 45 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1930 CIN N 2B 66 0 0 152 217 6 45 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1931 CIN N 2B 3 0 0 4 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1931 CIN N 3B 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1931 CIN N SS 73 0 0 107 162 13 41 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1932 STL N SS 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .750
1932 BOS N 2B 20 0 0 30 30 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1932 BOS N SS 16 0 0 26 48 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1932 BOS N 3B 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1932 TOT N SS 17 0 0 28 49 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1933 BOS N SS 5 0 0 17 23 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 3B 5 0 0 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 4 0 0 24 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total SS 848 149 540.1 1821 2644 185 565 0 0 0 0 0 .960
Total 2B 587 145 134 1338 2009 88 328 0 0 0 0 0 .974

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Boston Braves (1919).
  • Traded by Boston Braves with Ray Powell to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Cotton Tierney (December 15, 1923); Ray Powell refused to report to Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Braves sent cash (December 15, 1923) to complete trade. Claimed on waivers by Brooklyn Robins from Philadelphia Phillies (May 16, 1925).
  • Sold by Cincinnati Reds to St. Louis Cardinals (January 26, 1932).
  • Released by St. Louis Cardinals (April 28, 1932).
  • Signed by Boston Braves (May 25, 1932).
  • Released by Boston Braves (May 10, 1933).

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