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  Tale of the Tape
  Pagan Strang
Pos SS/3B/LF 3B/2B/OF
Height 5-9 5-8
Weight 160 160
Yrs 1959-73 1896-1908
Years 15 10
HoF No No
All-Star 0 0
MVP Shares 0.0 0.0
Gold Gloves 0 0
HOFm 5.0 8.5
HOFs 11.3 10.0
Black Ink 0 0
Gray Ink 1 39
  per-162 Games
  Pagan Strang
Yrs 8.2 5.6
AB 451 526
R 47 86
H 113 142
2B 17 20
3B 3 5
HR 6 3
RBI 45 45
SB 6 39
BB 30 83
SO 62 71
OPS .641 .720
OPS+ 79 113

For pitchers, seasons is (G+GS)/68.0.
For batters, seasons is G/162.0.

  Career Stats
  Pagan Strang
G 1326 903
PA 4032 3512
AB 3689 2933
R 387 479
H 922 790
2B 138 112
3B 26 28
HR 52 16
RBI 372 253
SB 46 216
CS 35
BB 244 464
SO 510 394
BA .250 .269
OBP .298 .377
SLG .344 .343
OPS .641 .720
OPS+ 79 113
TB 1268 1006
GDP 81
HBP 22 43
SH 39 72
SF 38
IBB 43
Seasonal WAR
(Best → Worst)
Rk Pagan Strang
1 2.5 4.3
2 1.2 4.0
3 1.1 3.1
4 1.0 2.5
5 0.8 2.4
6 0.7 2.3
7 0.6 0.2
8 0.1 -0.1
9 0.1 -0.2
10 0.0 -0.6
11 -0.2
12 -0.3
13 -0.4
14 -0.6
15 -1.0
Total 5.6 17.9
Wt Sum** 6.3 16.3
Wa MVP 0.0 0.0
WaE 0.0 2.4

** 1 × best + 0.95 × 2nd-best + …