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Sam Agnew

Samuel Lester Agnew (Slam)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: April 12, 1887 in Farmington, MO
School: Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 10, 1913 (Age 25.363)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1913 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/RedSox/Senators 1913-1919

Final Game: September 28, 1919 (Age 32.169)
Died: July 19, 1951 in Sonoma, CA
Buried: Chapel of the Chimes, Santa Rosa, CA
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Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1913 26 SLB AL 105 344 307 27 64 9 5 2 24 11 20 49 .208 .272 .290 .562 67 89 7 10 *2
1914 27 SLB AL 115 349 311 22 66 5 4 0 16 10 8 24 63 .212 .279 .254 .533 63 79 5 6 *2 MVP-23
1915 28 SLB AL 104 321 295 18 60 4 2 0 19 5 2 12 36 .203 .247 .231 .477 45 68 5 7 2
1916 29 BOS AL 40 78 67 4 14 2 1 0 7 0 6 4 .209 .293 .269 .562 68 18 2 3 2
1917 30 BOS AL 85 287 260 17 54 6 2 0 16 2 19 30 .208 .267 .246 .513 57 64 2 6 2
1918 31 BOS AL 72 221 199 11 33 8 0 0 6 0 11 26 .166 .221 .206 .427 29 41 3 6 2
1919 32 WSH AL 42 121 98 6 23 7 0 0 10 1 10 8 .235 .312 .306 .618 74 30 1 9 2
7 Yrs 563 1721 1537 105 314 41 14 2 98 29 10 102 216 .204 .265 .253 .518 56 389 25 47
162 Game Avg. 162 495 442 30 90 12 4 1 28 8 29 62 .204 .265 .253 .518 56 112 7 14
BOS (3 yrs) 197 586 526 32 101 16 3 0 29 2 36 60 .192 .253 .234 .487 48 123 7 15
SLB (3 yrs) 324 1014 913 67 190 18 11 2 59 26 10 56 148 .208 .267 .258 .525 59 236 17 23
WSH (1 yr) 42 121 98 6 23 7 0 0 10 1 10 8 .235 .312 .306 .618 74 30 1 9

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
1913 26 SLB AL 105 344 -13 -0 0 0 6 -7 -0.9 13 6 0.5 .492 .495 0.5 0.6 6 *2
1914 27 SLB AL 115 349 -13 0 0 -2 6 -9 -1.2 13 4 0.3 .490 .493 0.6 0.4 6 *2 MVP-23
1915 28 SLB AL 104 321 -19 1 0 -4 5 -16 -1.9 12 -4 -0.6 .482 .489 -0.2 0.1 -0 2
1916 29 BOS AL 40 78 -2 0 0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.2 0.0 2 2
1917 30 BOS AL 85 287 -12 0 0 -1 4 -9 -1.1 11 2 0.0 .487 .493 0.2 0.4 3 2
1918 31 BOS AL 72 221 -16 0 0 0 3 -13 -1.6 8 -4 -0.7 .478 .490 -0.7 0.4 -4 $4,000 2
1919 32 WSH AL 42 121 -3 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .496 .499 0.3 0.2 3 2
7 Seasons 563 1721 -79 1 0 -8 27 -58 -7.0 65 7 -0.2 .488 .493 0.9 2.1 15 $4,000
BOS (3 yrs) 197 586 -31 0 0 -2 9 -23 -2.9 22 -1 -0.6 .485 .493 -0.3 0.8 1 $4,000
SLB (3 yrs) 324 1014 -45 1 0 -6 17 -33 -4.0 38 5 0.1 .488 .492 1.0 1.1 11
WSH (1 yr) 42 121 -3 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .496 .499 0.3 0.2 3

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1918 ❍ 31 BOS AL WS CHC W 4 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1913 SLB AL 26 C 103 581 383 170 28 17 .952 5.37 .967 6.56 11 118 113 49% 45%
1914 SLB AL 27 C 115 100 76 639 451 163 25 10 .961 5.34 .967 6.69 18 129 114 47% 45% MVP-23
1915 SLB AL 28 C 102 92 77 590 398 153 39 16 .934 5.40 .965 6.46 17 100 94 48% 43%
1916 BOS AL 29 C 38 17 9 165 110 47 8 4 .952 4.13 .974 6.33 2 17 31 65% 42%
1917 BOS AL 30 C 85 75 64 399 297 88 14 5 .965 4.53 .971 5.71 6 61 58 49% 45%
1918 BOS AL 31 C 72 70 49 371 254 104 13 11 .965 4.97 .970 5.51 6 47 55 54% 44%
1919 WSH AL 32 C 36 31 21 194 141 48 5 5 .974 5.25 .974 5.57 2 15 24 62% 45%
7 Seasons C 551 385 296 2939 2034 773 132 68 .955 5.09 .968 6.22 62 487 489 50% 44%
7 Seasons TOT 551 385 296 2939 2034 773 132 68 .955 5.09 .968 6.22 62 487 489 50% 44%
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))
1914 AL (23, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1914 AL  63 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1913 AL  7 (10th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1913 AL  103 (3rd)
1914 AL  115 (3rd)
1915 AL  102 (3rd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1914 AL  451 (5th)
1915 AL  398 (4th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1913 AL  170 (2nd)
1914 AL  163 (3rd)
1915 AL  153 (3rd)
Career  773 (80th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1913 AL  28 (1st)
1914 AL  25 (3rd)
1915 AL  39 (1st)
1917 AL  14 (5th)
1918 AL  13 (4th)
Career  132 (99th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1913 AL  17 (2nd)
1915 AL  16 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1913 AL  11 (4th)
1914 AL  18 (1st)
1915 AL  17 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1913 AL  118 (3rd)
1914 AL  129 (3rd)
1915 AL  100 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1913 AL  113 (2nd)
1914 AL  114 (3rd)
1915 AL  94 (2nd)
Career  489 (67th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1913 AL  48.9 (4th)
1915 AL  48.5 (4th)
1916 AL  64.6 (2nd)
1917 AL  48.7 (5th)
1918 AL  53.9 (2nd)
1919 AL  61.5 (1st)
Career  50.1 (14th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1914 AL  .961 (5th)

                                         

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1918 31 Boston Red Sox $4,000 ? Allan Wood, 1918, at 10
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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