Hoyt Wilhelm
James Hoyt Wilhelm
(Old Sarge)
 
Born: July 26, 1922 in Huntersville, NC
Died: August 23, 2002 - 80 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'0" Wt: 190
(legend)
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Notes:
- Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player in 1985
- Purchased by the Boston Braves from Mooresville in 1947
- Served in the Army during World War II
- High School: Cornelius (Cornelius, NC)

Overall

Multi-Team Years
   
Wins Above Replacement
 
Win Shares
 
Win Shares Above Bench
Yr
Tm
Lg
NY1
NL
29.9
RP
42
159.3
 
2.7
-0.0
0.0
2.7
0.0
17.3
0.0
0.0
17.3
9.8
-0.1
0.0
9.9
NY1
NL
30.9
RP
42
145.0
 
3.6
-0.0
-0.0
3.6
-0.0
13.6
0.0
0.0
13.6
7.8
-0.1
0.0
7.9
NY1
NL
31.9
RP
22
111.3
 
3.1
-0.3
-0.0
3.4
-0.0
15.1
0.0
0.0
15.1
10.3
-0.0
0.0
10.3
NY1
NL
32.9
RP
21
103.0
 
1.1
-0.1
-0.1
1.1
-0.1
5.9
0.0
0.0
5.9
1.1
-0.1
0.0
1.2
NY1
NL
33.9
RP
9
89.3
 
0.6
0.0
-0.1
0.6
-0.1
5.7
0.0
0.0
5.7
1.7
-0.0
0.0
1.7
SLN
NL
34.9
RP
6
55.0
 
0.3
-0.1
-0.0
0.4
-0.0
4.0
0.0
0.0
4.0
1.6
-0.0
0.0
1.6
CLE
AL
34.9
RP
-
3.7
 
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.7
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.6
CLE
AL
35.9
SW
25
90.3
 
1.8
-0.2
-0.0
2.1
0.0
7.2
0.0
0.0
7.2
3.9
-0.1
0.0
4.0
BAL
AL
35.9
SP
12
40.7
 
1.8
-0.0
0.0
1.8
0.0
4.3
0.0
0.0
4.3
2.9
-0.0
0.0
3.0
BAL
AL
36.9
SP
85
226.0
 
6.8
-0.8
-0.0
7.6
-0.0
23.4
0.0
0.0
23.4
15.7
-0.3
0.0
15.9
BAL
AL
37.9
SP
48
147.0
 
0.2
-0.5
-0.0
0.7
-0.0
11.2
0.0
0.0
11.2
5.7
-0.1
0.0
5.8
BAL
AL
38.9
RP
24
109.7
 
2.6
-0.2
-0.0
2.8
-0.0
16.1
0.0
0.0
16.1
11.2
-0.0
0.0
11.3
BAL
AL
39.9
RP
17
93.0
 
2.6
-0.1
-0.0
2.7
-0.0
13.0
0.0
0.0
13.0
8.5
-0.0
0.0
8.6
CHA
AL
40.9
RP
36
136.3
 
2.3
-0.0
-0.1
2.3
-0.0
15.2
0.0
0.0
15.2
9.0
-0.1
0.0
9.0
CHA
AL
41.9
RP
24
131.3
 
2.9
-0.0
-0.1
2.9
-0.1
20.7
0.0
0.0
20.7
13.7
-0.0
0.0
13.8
CHA
AL
42.9
RP
28
144.0
 
3.6
-0.0
-0.0
3.7
-0.0
19.1
0.0
0.0
19.1
11.4
-0.0
0.0
11.4
CHA
AL
43.9
RP
8
81.3
 
2.0
0.0
-0.1
2.0
-0.1
9.8
0.0
0.0
9.8
5.8
-0.0
0.0
5.8
CHA
AL
44.9
RP
13
89.0
 
2.1
-0.1
-0.1
2.2
-0.1
13.3
0.0
0.0
13.3
8.8
-0.0
0.0
8.9
CHA
AL
45.9
RP
4
93.7
 
3.2
-0.1
-0.1
3.3
-0.1
11.3
0.0
0.0
11.3
7.0
-0.0
0.0
7.0
CAL
AL
46.9
RP
8
65.7
 
1.1
-0.1
-0.0
1.2
-0.0
8.7
0.0
0.0
8.7
5.6
-0.0
0.0
5.6
ATL
NL
46.9
RP
1
12.3
 
0.6
-0.0
0.0
0.7
0.0
3.8
0.0
0.0
3.8
3.3
-0.0
0.0
3.3
ATL
NL
47.9
RP
13
78.3
 
2.2
-0.1
0.1
2.2
0.1
10.8
0.0
0.0
10.8
7.2
-0.0
0.0
7.2
CHN
NL
47.9
RP
-
3.7
 
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
ATL
NL
48.9
RP
-
2.3
 
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
LAN
NL
48.9
RP
3
17.7
 
0.7
-0.0
0.0
0.7
0.0
3.2
0.0
0.0
3.2
2.2
-0.0
0.0
2.2
LAN
NL
49.9
RP
2
25.3
 
-0.4
-0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-1.3
-0.0
0.0
-1.3
21
9
RP
493
2254.3
 
47.3
-2.7
-0.7
50.1
-0.6
253.5
0.0
0.0
253.5
153.4
-1.0
0.0
154.4
162 Game Average
30
136.6
 
2.9
-0.2
-0.0
3.0
-0.0
 
15.4
0.0
0.0
15.4
 
9.3
-0.1
0.0
9.4
 
   
Wins Above Replacement
 
Win Shares
 
Win Shares Above Bench
Yr Tm    
5
P
136
608.0
 
11.0
-0.4
-0.2
11.5
-0.2
57.6
0.0
0.0
57.6
30.7
-0.3
0.0
31.0
2
P
25
94.0
 
2.0
-0.2
-0.0
2.3
0.0
7.9
0.0
0.0
7.9
4.5
-0.1
0.0
4.5
1
P
6
55.0
 
0.3
-0.1
-0.0
0.4
-0.0
4.0
0.0
0.0
4.0
1.6
-0.0
0.0
1.6
5
P
186
616.3
 
14.1
-1.5
-0.1
15.6
-0.1
68.1
0.0
0.0
68.1
44.1
-0.5
0.0
44.5
6
P
113
675.7
 
16.2
-0.2
-0.3
16.4
-0.3
89.4
0.0
0.0
89.4
55.7
-0.2
0.0
55.9
1
P
8
65.7
 
1.1
-0.1
-0.0
1.2
-0.0
8.7
0.0
0.0
8.7
5.6
-0.0
0.0
5.6
3
P
14
93.0
 
2.5
-0.1
0.1
2.6
0.1
14.6
0.0
0.0
14.6
10.4
-0.0
0.0
10.4
1
DH
-
3.7
 
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
2
P
5
43.0
 
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.4
0.0
3.2
0.0
0.0
3.2
1.0
-0.0
0.0
1.0
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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James