Other notable statistics
culled from various record books
Lifetime Records

Players with 2,000 or More Hits
Hoy 1888-1902; TB 2652; Average .291

7000 or More At Bats
Hoy is listed in Joe Reichler’s Ronald Encyclopedia of Baseball as having reached 7600 at bats, not terribly far behind the great slugger Ted Williams (7706).

Leaders in Stolen Bases
Base Stealing Champions, National League, 1888, Hoy, 82
—Harvey Frommer, Primitive Baseball, p. 140.

200 or More Stolen Bases
Hoy stole a total of 607 (variously given as 594, 597, or 605).

Runs in a Season
125 or More Runs in a Season (American Association)
1891 Hoy, St. Louis............133

Bases on Balls
Hoy (Chicago) led the American League in 1901 with 86.

Rookie Batting (Rookie Season): Most Stolen Bases
Michael J. Griffin (98), American Association, Baltimore, 1887; “Dummy” Hoy, Washington, 1888 (National League), 82; and since 1900, Timothy Raines (71), Montreal (National League), 1981; and Rolla H. Zeider (49), Chicago (American League), 1910.
—Seymour Simoff, The Book of Baseball Records, 1976

Lifetime Fielding Leaders: Double Play, Outfielders
Tris Speaker (139); Ty Cobb (107); Max Carey (86); Tom Brown (84); Jimmy Sheckard (81); Harry Hooper (81); Mike Griffin (75); ”Dummy” Hoy (72); Jimmy Ryan (71); Fielder Jones (70); Patsy Donovan (69); Sam Rice (67); George Van Haltren (64); Jesse Burkett (62); Sam Thompson (61).

Assists: Outfielders
Tris Speaker (448); Ty Cobb (392); Jimmy Ryan (375); George Van Haltren (348); Harry Hooper (344); Max Carey (339); Tom Brown (332); Jimmy Sheckard (307); Clyde Milan (294); King Kelly (290); Orator Shaffer (289); Sam Thompson (283); Sam Rice (278); “Dummy” Hoy (273); Jesse Burkett (270).
—Joe Reichler’s Baseball Encyclopedia, 1981 edition



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