Billy Hoeft appeared in 40 Major League games during the 1966 regular season. The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Hoeft appeared in, specifically relating to his 1966 hitting statistics. Notes: The Date / Box field has a link to the box score from the game being described. If the Date is followed by an asterisk (*), Hoeft started during that game at the first position listed in the Position(s) column. Cumulative monthly totals are provided where applicable.
"At one point I was 19-10 with about two weeks to go in the season. We were in a situation where he had a hold on third place but could not reach second place. They said as soon as I won my 20th game I was through for the season. Well, I got beat 2-1, 2-0, 3-1 and 3-2 and was 19-14. My manager Bucky Harris , told me to get my rest on Saturday night before the last game of the season. He told me that if we got the lead on Sunday they could put me in. Ned Garver started against Bob Feller in Cleveland. Garver went four innings and we had a 5-1 lead. Bucky took Garver out and I pitched the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings. Garver couldn't get the win because he didn't pitch five innings. When I left we were leading 8-2. Paul Foytack came in and pitched the ninth and they gave me the win. You might say it was a cheap way to win a game, but I couldn't have won the last four that I had lost." - Billy Hoeft in Baseball Players of the 1950s: A Biographical Dictionary of All 1,560 Major Leaguers (Rich Marazzi , McFarland Publications, 11/30/2009, Page 158)
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Billy Hoeft 1966 Game by Game Batting Logs
Did you know that Billy Hoeft appeared in 19 games at home, had 2 at-bats, drove in 0 runs, scored 0 times, had 0 hits (0 doubles / 0 triples / 0 home runs), walked 0 times (0 intentional), struck out 1 times, was hit by a pitcher 0 times, sacrificed 0 times (0 hits & 0 flies), and finished at home with a batting average, on base percentage and slugging average?
On the road, Billy Hoeft appeared in 21 games, had 2 at-bats, drove in 0 runs, scored 0 times, had 1 hits (0 doubles / 0 triples / 0 home runs), walked 0 times (0 intentional), struck out 0 times, was hit by a pitcher 0 times, sacrificed 0 times (0 hits & 0 flies), and finished at home with a .5 batting average, .5 on base percentage and .5 slugging average?
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