Hinchman failed to hit as a regular Cleveland outfielder (1907-09) but won a second chance at the majors by setting American Association records for hits, doubles, and total bases at Columbus in 1914. In both 1915 and ’16 he topped .300 for the Pirates. A broken leg in 1917 ended his productivity. As a Pittsburgh scout, he discovered Arky Vaughan, Lloyd Waner, and Billy Cox, among others. His brother Harry played briefly with Cleveland in 1907.