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Herb Adams

Herbert Loren Adams

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: April 14, 1928 in Hollywood, CA
High School: Oak Park HS (Oak Park, IL)
School: Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1948 (Age 20)
Rookie Status: Lost 1949 [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1948-1950

Final Game: August 30, 1950 (Age 22)
Died: February 1, 2012 in Tulsa, OK
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Tulsa, OK
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Standard Batting

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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
1948 20 CHW AL 5 13 11 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .273 .333 .364 .697 88 4 0 0 1 /O89
1949 21 CHW AL 56 218 208 26 61 5 3 0 16 1 2 9 16 .293 .323 .346 .669 80 72 3 0 1 O87/9
1950 22 CHW AL 34 133 118 12 24 2 3 0 2 3 0 12 7 .203 .288 .271 .559 46 32 2 2 1 8O
3 Yrs 95 364 337 39 88 8 6 0 18 4 2 22 24 .261 .310 .320 .631 68 108 5 2 3
162 Game Avg. 162 621 575 67 150 14 10 0 31 7 3 38 41 .261 .310 .320 .631 68 184 9 3 5

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
1948 20 CHW AL 5 13 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .494 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /O89
1949 21 CHW AL 56 218 -6 0 1 0 -1 -6 -0.6 6 0 -0.0 .489 .496 -0.0 -0.1 0 O87/9
1950 22 CHW AL 34 133 -9 -0 1 2 -0 -7 -0.6 4 -3 -0.2 .481 .496 -0.5 0.2 -5 8O
3 Seasons 95 364 -16 -0 2 2 -1 -13 -1.3 11 -2 -0.3 .486 .496 -0.5 0.1 -5

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1948 CHW AL 20 OF 4 3 3 12 10 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .975 2.50
1948 CHW AL 20 CF 2 1 1 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 2.50 .978 3.00
1948 CHW AL 20 RF 2 2 2 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 4.00 .971 2.15
1949 CHW AL 21 OF 48 46 43 119 112 4 3 1 .975 2.42 .980 2.44
1949 CHW AL 21 CF 33 33 31 85 79 3 3 1 .965 2.48 .980 2.80
1949 CHW AL 21 LF 14 13 12 29 28 1 0 0 1.000 2.07 .982 2.32
1949 CHW AL 21 RF 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .980 2.10
1950 CHW AL 22 CF 33 31 28 257.0 93 90 1 2 0 .978 3.19 2.76 .981 2.93 2.88
1950 CHW AL 22 OF 33 31 28 257.0 93 90 1 2 0 .978 3.19 2.76 .979 2.51 2.47
3 Seasons OF 85 80 74 257.0 224 212 7 5 1 .978 3.19 2.58 .979 2.51 2.45
3 Seasons CF 68 65 60 257.0 183 173 5 5 1 .973 3.19 2.62 .980 2.93 2.84
1 Season LF 14 13 12 29 28 1 0 0 1.000 2.07 .982 2.32
2 Seasons RF 3 2 2 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 3.33 .973 2.13
3 Seasons TOT 85 80 74 257.0 224 212 7 5 1 .978 3.19 2.58 .979 2.51 2.45
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

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 AL  1 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1948 AL  born 1928-04-14 (3rd)
1949 AL  born 1928-04-14 (6th)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Herbert Herb herbert Loren Adams

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