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  Tale of the Tape
  Thompson York
Pos 3B/OF/2B 1B/C
Height 5-9 6-1
Weight 174 209
Yrs 1947-56 1934-48
Years 9 13
HoF No No
All-Star 0 7
MVP Shares 0.0 0.8
Gold Gloves 0 0
HOFm 5.5 68.5
HOFs 16.0 28.1
Black Ink 0 14
Gray Ink 17 145
  per-162 Games
  Thompson York
Yrs 5.8 9.9
AB 521 595
R 85 89
H 139 164
2B 18 29
3B 6 5
HR 22 28
RBI 84 116
SB 6 4
BB 86 80
SO 59 88
OPS .825 .845
OPS+ 118 123

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

  Career Stats
  Thompson York
G 933 1603
PA 3569 6723
AB 3003 5891
R 492 876
H 801 1621
2B 104 291
3B 34 52
HR 129 277
RBI 482 1149
SB 33 38
CS 15 26
BB 493 792
SO 337 867
BA .267 .275
OBP .372 .362
SLG .453 .483
OPS .825 .845
OPS+ 118 123
TB 1360 2847
GDP 46 155
HBP 22 12
SH 35 25
SF 15
IBB 6
Seasonal WAR
(Best → Worst)
Rk Thompson York
1 5.1 6.3
2 4.7 5.3
3 4.7 4.6
4 3.6 3.5
5 2.7 3.0
6 2.2 2.9
7 1.1 2.8
8 0.8 2.7
9 0.0 1.8
10 1.7
11 0.9
12 -0.1
13 -0.7
Total 24.9 34.7
Wt Sum** 22.0 28.9
Wa MVP 0.0 0.3
WaE 6.1 7.7

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