James
Hodson
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0''
Weight: 215
 
Born: September 26, 1916 in Yancey
 
Ratings - Pitching     Help
  ERA AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1945 28 KEN SP $ 2,735,000  
1946 29 KEN SP $ 2,735,000  
1947 30 KEN SP $ 2,735,000  
1948 31 KEN SP $ 2,735,000  
1949 32 KEN SP $ 5,700,000  
1950 33 KEN SP $ 5,700,000  
1951 34 KEN SP $ 5,700,000  
1952 35 KIN HL $ 7,866,000  
1953 36 KIN HL $ 7,866,000  
1954 37 KIN HL $ 7,866,000  
1955 38 KIN HL $ 7,866,000  
1956 39 KIN HL $ 7,866,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings $ 2,735,000  
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 7,866,000  
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1945 28 KEN SP $ 2,735,000  
1946 29 KEN SP $ 2,735,000  
1947 30 KEN SP $ 2,735,000  
1948 31 KEN SP $ 2,735,000  
1949 32 KEN SP $ 5,700,000  
1950 33 KEN SP $ 5,700,000  
1951 34 KEN SP $ 5,700,000  
1952 35 KIN HL $ 7,866,000  
1953 36 KIN HL $ 7,866,000  
1954 37 KIN HL $ 7,866,000  
1955 38 KIN HL $ 7,866,000  
1956 39 KIN HL $ 7,866,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings $ 2,735,000  
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 7,866,000  
Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Cy Young Award or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS PWS
1945 28 KEN SP 4 3 .571 77 0 0 0 2 63.0 38 22 7 18 64 3.14 .171 .237 .365 .602 8.6
1946 29 KEN SP 3 5 .375 78 0 0 0 18 82.3 42 20 9 20 80 2.19 .144 .204 .313 .517 16.4
1947 30 KEN SP 5 2 .714 77 2 0 0 43 92.7 47 19 9 19 86 1.85 .152 .201 .298 .499 22.5
1948 31 KEN SP 8 3 .727 69 0 0 0 33 69.0 38 21 10 14 67 2.74 .158 .208 .363 .570 15.1
1949 32 KEN SP 5 3 .625 78 1 0 0 36 90.3 47 26 11 25 96 2.59 .152 .214 .323 .537 18.2
1950 33 KEN SP 5 4 .556 68 1 0 0 36 75.3 47 15 5 18 82 1.79 .173 .229 .321 .550 19.5
1951 34 KEN SP 4 6 .400 70 1 0 0 29 81.7 43 20 7 16 80 2.20 .150 .195 .297 .492 18.4
1952 35 KIN HL 4 2 .667 71 0 0 0 35 79.3 67 17 6 19 58 1.93 .226 .271 .380 .652 18.3
1953 36 KIN HL 11 3 .786 76 0 0 0 6 88.0 66 26 7 22 57 2.66 .204 .256 .356 .612 13.5
1954 37 KIN HL 5 2 .714 57 0 0 0 2 67.0 56 26 11 14 28 3.49 .228 .268 .435 .703 6.0
1955 38 KIN HL 2 3 .400 33 1 0 0 0 41.7 47 32 8 15 23 6.91 .281 .339 .539 .878 0.0
    AAA   0 0 .000 6 2 0 0 1 12.0 16 7 1 7 7 5.25 .327 .411 .531 .941  
1956 39 AAA   0 1 .000 10 10 0 0 0 24.7 28 18 4 9 23 6.57 .289 .349 .464 .813  
    A   2 5 .286 26 3 0 0 4 36.0 31 13 1 5 28 3.25 .228 .255 .338 .594  
11 Years Sim 56 36 .609 754 6 0 0 240 830.3 538 244 90 200 721 2.64 .182 .234 .354 .588 156.3
2 Years AAA 0 1 .000 16 12 0 0 1 36.7 44 25 5 16 30 6.14 .301 .370 .486 .857  
1 Years A 2 5 .286 26 3 0 0 4 36.0 31 13 1 5 28 3.25 .228 .255 .338 .594  
3 Years Minors 2 6 .250 42 15 0 0 5 72.7 75 38 6 21 58 4.71 .266 .317 .415 .732  
Season Average 5 3 .625 68 0 0 0 21 75.5 48 22 8 18 65 2.64 .182 .234 .354 .588  
Career Highs 11 6 .786 78 2 0 0 43 92.7 67 32 11 25 96 6.91 .281 .339 .539 .878  
Career Pitching Splits     Help
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Category W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
vs RH   312 148 52 116 443   .174 .224 .342 .566
vs LH   226 96 38 84 278   .193 .247 .372 .619
Home 24 14 .632 391 3 0 0 130 438.6 277 131 55 105 391 2.69 .177 .229 .360 .589
Away 32 22 .593 363 3 0 0 110 391.6 261 113 35 95 330 2.60 .186 .238 .347 .585
Mar/Apr 10 3 .769 127 0 0 0 38 140.3 83 37 14 33 123 2.37 .168 .220 .335 .555
May 9 6 .600 125 2 0 0 30 147.0 95 42 18 39 128 2.57 .180 .236 .364 .600
June 9 5 .643 128 2 0 0 37 147.0 88 50 19 41 130 3.06 .172 .234 .362 .596
July 8 7 .533 113 0 0 0 42 109.3 87 45 14 25 102 3.71 .213 .258 .411 .669
August 11 9 .550 141 2 0 0 47 158.0 98 46 16 38 128 2.62 .174 .227 .343 .570
Sep/Oct 9 6 .600 120 0 0 0 46 128.6 87 24 9 24 110 1.68 .190 .231 .315 .546
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1945 28 KEN SP 77 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1 0.0
1946 29 KEN SP 78 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0.6 0.3
1947 30 KEN SP 77 9 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .222 .222 .444 .667 0.8 0.1
1948 31 KEN SP 69 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.8 0.0
1949 32 KEN SP 78 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .071 .133 .071 .205 -0.3 0.0
1950 33 KEN SP 68 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 0.0 0.0
1951 34 KEN SP 71 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .250 .375 0.1 0.0
1952 35 KIN HL 71 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .222 .000 .222 0.1 0.0
1953 36 KIN HL 76 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1 0.0
1954 37 KIN HL 57 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .429 .714 0.8 0.2
1955 38 KIN HL 33 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.6 0.2
11 Years Sim 755 68 5 9 5 0 0 2 0 0 4 29 .132 .181 .206 .386 1.6 0.8
162 Game Average 14 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .132 .181 .206 .386 0.3  
Career Highs 78 14 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0.8  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   47 2 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 23 .106 .143 .170 .313 -0.2
vs LH   21 3 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 .190 .261 .286 .547 1.5
Home 290 32 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 .156 .182 .188 .369 0.5
Away 364 36 4 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 3 15 .111 .179 .222 .402 0.8
RISP   15 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .133 .235 .200 .435 0.7
Close/Late   14 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .143 .200 .214 .414 0.4
Mar/Apr 91 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .077 .077 .077 .154 -0.7
May 78 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .063 .118 .063 .180 -0.6
June 58 10 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .300 .300 .500 .800 1.3
July 43 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .000 .375 .000 .375 0.5
August 95 17 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .118 .118 .235 .353 0.0
Sep/Oct 73 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .429 .714 0.7
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1945 28 KEN SP P 77 0 63.0 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.14    
1946 29 KEN SP P 78 0 82.3 5 9 0 0 1.000 1.53    
1947 30 KEN SP P 77 2 92.7 3 11 1 1 .933 1.36    
1948 31 KEN SP P 69 0 69.0 5 14 0 0 1.000 2.48    
1949 32 KEN SP P 78 1 90.3 5 10 0 2 1.000 1.49    
1950 33 KEN SP P 68 1 75.3 3 5 1 0 .889 0.96    
1951 34 KEN SP P 70 1 81.7 3 9 2 0 .857 1.32    
1952 35 KIN HL P 71 0 79.3 3 10 0 0 1.000 1.47    
1953 36 KIN HL P 76 0 88.0 2 13 1 0 .938 1.53    
1954 37 KIN HL P 57 0 67.0 2 13 0 0 1.000 2.01    
1955 38 KIN HL P 33 1 41.7 5 3 1 0 .889 1.73    
Career Totals   754 6 830.3 37 104 6 3 .959 1.53    
Career Highs   78 2 92.7 5 14 2 2 1.000 2.48    
Post-Season Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
1945 28 KEN SP 0 0 .000 3 0 0 0 0 4.3 3 0 0 1 3 0.00 .176 .222 .176 .399
1953 36 KIN HL 0 0 .000 11 0 0 0 0 15.3 12 4 2 3 7 2.35 .211 .250 .439 .689
1954 37 KIN HL 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Post-Season Pitching 0 0 .000 15 0 0 0 0 20.0 15 4 2 4 10 1.80 .200 .241 .373 .614
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1953 36 KIN HL 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Post-Season Batting 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
ERA
CAR-7-2.64
Saves
1947-3-43
1948-7-33
1949-5-36
1950-7-36
1951-9-29
1952-4-35
CAR-17-240
Games Pitched
1946-10-78
Hits per 9IP
CAR-2-5.8
WHiP
CAR-2-0.89
OAVG
CAR-2-.182
OOBP
CAR-1-.234
OSLG
CAR-46-.354
OOPS
CAR-8-.588
     
 
   Black Ink Test: 0    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 19    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 35    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 40)
 
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History
Drafted in 4th round, 79th overall pick, by Kendall in 1945
Earned first career win on 6/7/1945
Had first career hit (double) on 6/12/1946, off Dustin Hymes (DEN)
Signed as a free agent by Kingsbury on 2/3/1952 to a 5-year deal worth $7,866,000 per year
Was selected to the 1952 Allstar game
Injured on 5/13/1955 with a Strained Elbow Ligament, out for one week
Injured on 8/7/1956 with a Concussion, out for one week