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Cal Abrams

Calvin Ross Abrams (Abie)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 2, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: James Madison HS (Brooklyn, NY)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1949 (Age 25.048)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Pirates/Dodgers/Reds/WhiteSox 1949-1956

Final Game: May 9, 1956 (Age 32.068)
Died: February 25, 1997 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Buried: Star of David Memorial Gardens, North Lauderdale, FL
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1949 25 BRO NL 8 31 24 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 7 6 .083 .290 .125 .415 13 3 1 0 0 /7O
1950 26 BRO NL 38 54 44 5 9 1 0 0 4 0 9 13 .205 .340 .227 .567 51 10 0 0 1 O/789
1951 27 BRO NL 67 186 150 27 42 8 0 3 19 3 2 36 26 .280 .419 .393 .813 118 59 5 0 0 7O
1952 28 TOT NL 81 189 168 24 46 9 2 2 13 1 0 21 29 .274 .354 .387 .741 106 65 1 0 0 78
1952 28 BRO NL 10 12 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .200 .333 .200 .533 50 2 0 0 0 /7O
1952 28 CIN NL 71 177 158 23 44 9 2 2 13 1 0 19 25 .278 .356 .399 .755 110 63 1 0 0 O87
1953 29 PIT NL 119 512 448 66 128 10 6 15 43 4 4 58 70 .286 .368 .435 .803 109 195 2 0 6 *O9
1954 30 TOT MLB 132 559 465 73 130 23 8 6 27 1 4 82 76 .280 .391 .402 .793 125 187 7 4 6 1 *98/7 MVP-26
1954 30 PIT NL 17 53 42 6 6 1 1 0 2 0 0 10 9 .143 .308 .214 .522 41 9 2 0 0 0 /97
1954 30 BAL AL 115 506 423 67 124 22 7 6 25 1 4 72 67 .293 .400 .421 .821 134 178 5 4 6 1 *98
1955 31 BAL AL 118 407 309 56 75 12 3 6 32 2 8 89 69 .243 .413 .359 .773 117 111 6 3 3 3 2 897/3
1956 32 CHW AL 4 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .333 .600 .333 .933 152 1 0 0 0 0 0 /79
8 Yrs 567 1943 1611 257 433 64 19 32 138 12 18 304 290 .269 .386 .392 .778 113 631 22 7 16 4 2
162 Game Avg. 162 555 460 73 124 18 5 9 39 3 87 83 .269 .386 .392 .778 113 180 6 2 5
BRO (4 yrs) 123 283 228 39 55 10 0 3 23 4 2 54 49 .241 .387 .325 .711 91 74 6 0 1
PIT (2 yrs) 136 565 490 72 134 11 7 15 45 4 4 68 79 .273 .362 .416 .778 103 204 4 0 6 0
BAL (2 yrs) 233 913 732 123 199 34 10 12 57 3 12 161 136 .272 .406 .395 .801 127 289 11 7 9 4 2
CIN (1 yr) 71 177 158 23 44 9 2 2 13 1 0 19 25 .278 .356 .399 .755 110 63 1 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 4 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .333 .600 .333 .933 152 1 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 330 1025 876 134 233 30 9 20 81 9 6 141 153 .266 .368 .389 .757 101 341 11 0 7 0
AL (3 yrs) 237 918 735 123 200 34 10 12 57 3 12 163 137 .272 .407 .395 .802 127 290 11 7 9 4 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1949 25 BRO NL 8 31 -3 0 -0 -1 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .450 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /7O
1950 26 BRO NL 38 54 -3 -1 0 -1 -0 -5 -0.6 2 -3 -0.3 .486 .497 -0.2 -0.2 -2 O/789
1951 27 BRO NL 67 186 5 -1 -1 0 -2 2 0.2 7 9 0.9 .503 .501 0.9 -0.2 9 7O
1952 28 BRO NL 10 12 -1 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .496 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /7O
1952 28 CIN NL 71 177 2 1 0 -1 -1 1 0.1 7 8 0.8 .502 .501 0.9 -0.2 9 O87
1953 29 PIT NL 119 512 4 -2 1 2 -5 0 -0.1 19 19 1.8 .500 .500 1.8 -0.4 18 *O9
1954 30 PIT NL 17 53 -4 -0 -0 0 -1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.3 .472 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -3 /97 MVP-26
1954 30 BAL AL 115 506 21 -0 1 6 -5 23 2.4 15 38 4.0 .521 .515 3.4 0.1 32 *98 MVP-26
1955 31 BAL AL 118 407 16 -2 0 -7 -3 5 0.5 12 17 1.8 .504 .503 2.4 -1.0 24 897/3
1956 32 CHW AL 4 5 0 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .526 .501 0.1 0.1 1 /79
8 Seasons 567 1943 38 -4 2 -1 -17 18 1.8 66 84 8.5 .503 .504 8.8 -2.0 85
BRO (4 yrs) 123 283 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -8 -0.8 11 3 0.3 .494 .499 0.5 -0.5 5
PIT (2 yrs) 136 565 -0 -2 1 2 -6 -4 -0.6 21 17 1.5 .497 .500 1.5 -0.4 15
BAL (2 yrs) 233 913 37 -2 1 -1 -8 28 3.0 28 55 5.8 .513 .509 5.8 -0.9 56
CIN (1 yr) 71 177 2 1 0 -1 -1 1 0.1 7 8 0.8 .502 .501 0.9 -0.2 9
CHW (1 yr) 4 5 0 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .526 .501 0.1 0.1 1

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1949 BRO NL 25 LF 7 7 6 12 9 1 2 0 .833 1.43 .974 2.37
1949 BRO NL 25 OF 7 7 6 12 9 1 2 0 .833 1.43 .977 2.49
1950 BRO NL 26 OF 15 6 5 67.2 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 2.26 1.13 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 BRO NL 26 LF 9 3 3 36.1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.24 0.56 .976 2.28 2.27
1950 BRO NL 26 CF 5 3 2 29.1 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 3.68 2.40 .980 2.76 2.72
1950 BRO NL 26 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80
1951 BRO NL 27 LF 34 33 26 285.0 71 63 4 4 1 .944 2.12 1.97 .977 2.32 2.31
1951 BRO NL 27 OF 34 33 26 285.0 71 64 3 4 1 .944 2.12 1.97 .981 2.42 2.41
1952 TOT NL 28 OF 47 36 22 314.0 88 87 1 0 1 1.000 2.52 1.87 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 TOT NL 28 LF 26 11 8 126.1 33 33 0 0 0 1.000 2.35 1.27 .979 2.02 2.00
1952 BRO NL 28 LF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.95 2.00
1952 BRO NL 28 OF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1952 CIN NL 28 OF 46 35 22 308.0 88 87 1 0 1 1.000 2.57 1.91 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 CIN NL 28 CF 25 25 14 187.2 60 59 1 0 1 1.000 2.88 2.40 .983 2.74 2.72
1952 CIN NL 28 LF 25 10 8 120.1 33 33 0 0 0 1.000 2.47 1.32 .979 2.02 2.00
1953 PIT NL 29 OF 112 110 106 960.0 224 205 13 6 3 .973 2 2 2.04 1.95 .980 2.37 2.32
1953 PIT NL 29 RF 112 110 106 960.0 208 190 12 6 3 .971 2 2 1.89 1.80 .981 2.00 1.96
1954 TOT MLB 30 OF 128 121 116 1077.0 285 271 8 6 1 .979 6 7 2.33 2.18 .979 2.39 2.37 MVP-26
1954 TOT MLB 30 RF 111 104 100 937.0 233 222 5 6 1 .974 9 11 2.18 2.05 .975 2.04 2.02 MVP-26
1954 PIT NL 30 OF 13 11 9 97.2 25 23 2 0 0 1.000 0 6 2.30 1.92 .975 2.36 2.34
1954 PIT NL 30 RF 8 6 4 57.2 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1 12 1.40 1.13 .970 1.97 1.95
1954 PIT NL 30 LF 5 5 5 40.0 11 9 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 2.48 2.20 .971 2.18 2.16 MVP-26
1954 BAL AL 30 OF 115 110 107 979.1 260 248 6 6 1 .977 6 7 2.33 2.21 .979 2.39 2.37
1954 BAL AL 30 RF 103 98 96 879.1 224 213 5 6 1 .973 8 11 2.23 2.12 .975 2.05 2.03
1954 BAL AL 30 CF 12 12 11 100.0 37 36 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -26 3.33 3.08 .983 2.85 2.83 MVP-26
1955 BAL AL 31 OF 96 87 51 748.1 201 191 7 3 1 .985 -7 -11 2.38 2.06 .982 2.40 2.38
1955 BAL AL 31 CF 58 50 26 411.1 123 114 6 3 1 .976 -8 -23 2.63 2.07 .985 2.87 2.85
1955 BAL AL 31 RF 46 26 18 248.2 60 60 0 0 0 1.000 3 15 2.17 1.30 .981 2.05 2.03
1955 BAL AL 31 LF 13 11 7 88.1 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -26 1.63 1.23 .980 2.26 2.25
1955 BAL AL 31 1B 4 0 0 5.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 7.20 1.00 .990 9.72 9.55
1956 CHW AL 32 OF 2 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 200 6.00 1.00 .980 2.40 2.30
1956 CHW AL 32 LF 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 300 9.00 2.00 .975 2.25 2.10
1956 CHW AL 32 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
8 Seasons OF 441 400 332 3455.0 900 846 33 21 7 .977 2 1 2.26 1.99 .980 2.38 2.35
5 Seasons RF 271 240 224 2148.2 501 472 17 12 4 .976 14 8 2.05 1.80 .978 2.02 2.00
4 Seasons CF 100 90 53 728.1 232 221 8 3 2 .987 -10 -17 2.83 2.29 .984 2.83 2.81
7 Seasons LF 95 70 55 578.0 150 137 7 6 1 .960 -1 -3 2.09 1.52 .977 2.23 2.21
1 Season 1B 4 0 0 5.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 7.20 1.00 .990 9.72 9.55
8 Seasons TOT 445 400 332 3460.0 904 850 33 21 7 .977 2 1 2.27 1.98 .980 2.39 2.42
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1954 AL (26, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1954 AL  .400 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1954 AL  7 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1955 AL  89 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1954 AL  67 (7th)
1955 AL  69 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1954 AL  134 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1955 AL  8 (4th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  6 (4th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  112 (4th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  190 (4th)
1954 AL  213 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  12 (1st)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  6 (2nd)
1954 AL  6 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  3 (1st)
1954 AL  1 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 AL  8 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1953 NL  1.89 (4th)
1954 AL  2.23 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  1.80 (4th)
1954 AL  2.12 (2nd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  .971 (5th)
1954 AL  .973 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2111), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1537), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (211th), 8.5 career WAR/8.8 7yr-peak WAR/8.7 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Calvin Abie Cal carl Ross Abrams

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