William James Hoover
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 178 lb.
- Debut April 17, 1884
- Final Game October 15, 1892
- Born April 12, 1863 in Philadelphia, PA USA
- Died April 16, 1924 in Jersey City, NJ USA
Buster Hoover was by far the best player on the 1884 Philadelphia Keystones of the Union Association. However, he didn't hit nearly as well in his shots in the National League and American Association.
Hoover played in 63 of the Keystones' 67 games (the league played over 100 games). If he had had enough plate appearances to qualify, he would have been # 2 in the league in Adjusted OPS+.
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