Stew Hofferth

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Stewart Edward Hofferth

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Stew Hofferth played for the 1944-46 Boston Braves. He was thirty-one when he made his major league debut.

Phil Masi was the regular catcher all three years. Stew was a year younger than teammate Joe Medwick, who was on the team in 1945.

Hofferth frequently hit over .300 in the minors, with a notable .365 for Valdosta, where he was also the manager. He managed four different seasons in the minors.


June 6, 1937: In Knoxville, (TN) Vols catcher Stewart Hofferth hits three successive homers over the left field wall.

August 9, 1938: The Vols receive $25,000 and two players to be named later from the Brooklyn Dodgers for pitcher Will Crouch (14-7) and catcher Stewart Hofferth. Both will report to the Dodgers next spring.

National League Debuts 1944: #29 Stew Hofferth, Boston Braves, 04-19-1944, age 31 (Boston lost that game 1-2 against NY.)

June 15, 1946: The Brooklyn Dodgers traded Billy Herman to the Boston Braves for Stew Hofferth.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1940 Americus Pioneers Georgia-Florida League 5th Brooklyn Dodgers replaced Bernie DeViveiros 6/12
1941 Valdosta Trojans Georgia-Florida League 85-51 2nd Brooklyn Dodgers Lost in 1st round
1942 Valdosta Trojans Georgia-Florida League -- Brooklyn Dodgers -- replaced by Clancy Odell
1948 Cambridge Dodgers Eastern Shore League 4th Brooklyn Dodgers Lost League Finals replaced Bob Vickery June 22

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