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Dale Alexander

David Dale Alexander (Moose)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: April 26, 1903 in Greeneville, TN
Schools: Tusculum College (Greenville, TN), Milligan College (Milligan College, TN) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1929 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Tigers/RedSox 1929-1933

Final Game: September 23, 1933 (Age 30)
Died: March 2, 1979 in Greeneville, TN
Buried: Shiloh Cemetery, Tusculum, TN
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #789. Greg Gagne… #790. Jim Delahanty… #791. Cal McVey… #792. DALE ALEXANDER… #793. Johnny Temple… #794. Mike Bordick… #795. Joe Harris… 

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
1929 26 DET AL 155 701 626 110 215 43 15 25 137 5 9 56 63 .343 .397 .580 .977 148 363 0 18 *3
1930 27 DET AL 154 660 602 86 196 33 8 20 135 6 5 42 56 .326 .372 .507 .878 118 305 2 14 *3
1931 28 DET AL 135 583 517 75 168 47 3 3 87 5 8 64 35 .325 .401 .445 .846 119 230 2 0 *3/7O
1932 29 TOT AL 124 454 392 58 144 27 3 8 60 4 5 61 21 .367 .454 .513 .966 156 201 1 0 *3 MVP-11
1932 29 DET AL 23 22 16 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 6 2 .250 .455 .250 .705 84 4 0 0 /3
1932 29 BOS AL 101 432 376 58 140 27 3 8 56 4 5 55 19 .372 .454 .524 .978 159 197 1 0 3
1933 30 BOS AL 94 338 313 40 88 14 1 5 40 0 1 25 22 .281 .336 .380 .716 88 119 1 0 3
5 Yrs 662 2736 2450 369 811 164 30 61 459 20 28 248 197 .331 .394 .497 .891 129 1218 6 32
162 Game Avg. 162 670 600 90 198 40 7 15 112 5 7 61 48 .331 .394 .497 .891 129 298 1 8
DET (4 yrs) 467 1966 1761 271 583 123 26 48 363 16 22 168 156 .331 .391 .512 .903 129 902 4 32
BOS (2 yrs) 195 770 689 98 228 41 4 13 96 4 6 80 41 .331 .402 .459 .861 127 316 2 0

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
1929 26 DET AL 155 701 43 -2 0 -7 -7 27 2.5 25 52 5.1 .516 .516 5.7 -1.4 59 $4,800 *3
1930 27 DET AL 154 660 16 -0 0 -2 -7 7 0.6 25 31 3.1 .504 .504 3.2 -0.8 33 $7,000 *3
1931 28 DET AL 135 583 17 -2 0 -6 -6 4 0.4 22 26 2.5 .502 .502 3.0 -1.1 31 $8,000 *3/7O
1932 29 DET AL 23 22 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $7,000 /3 MVP-11
1932 29 BOS AL 101 432 37 -1 0 -1 -5 30 2.7 16 46 4.3 .527 .517 4.4 -0.5 47 3 MVP-11
1933 30 BOS AL 94 338 -5 0 0 2 -4 -7 -0.6 13 6 0.5 .493 .496 0.3 -0.1 4 $7,000 3
5 Seasons 662 2736 108 -4 0 -14 -29 61 5.5 102 163 15.6 .508 .507 16.7 -4.0 177 $33,800
DET (4 yrs) 467 1966 76 -3 0 -15 -21 37 3.5 73 110 10.7 .507 .507 12.0 -3.3 125 $26,800
BOS (2 yrs) 195 770 31 -1 0 1 -8 24 2.1 29 52 4.8 .511 .507 4.7 -0.7 51 $7,000

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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
1929 DET AL 26 1B 155 155 153 1551 1443 90 18 129 .988 9.89 .993 10.22
1930 DET AL 27 1B 154 154 127 1431 1338 71 22 132 .985 9.15 .989 10.00
1931 DET AL 28 1B 126 125 117 1266 1197 53 16 97 .987 9.92 .991 10.03
1931 DET AL 28 LF 4 4 3 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .966 2.20
1931 DET AL 28 OF 4 4 3 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .969 2.38
1932 TOT AL 29 1B 103 101 100 1131 1055 67 9 93 .992 10.89 .989 10.12 MVP-11
1932 DET AL 29 1B 2 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .990 10.10
1932 BOS AL 29 1B 101 101 100 1127 1051 67 9 93 .992 11.07 .989 10.12
1933 BOS AL 30 1B 79 75 73 781 728 47 6 51 .992 9.81 .989 10.27
5 Seasons 1B 617 610 570 6160 5761 328 71 502 .988 9.87 .990 10.12
1 Season LF 4 4 3 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .966 2.20
1 Season OF 4 4 3 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .969 2.38
5 Seasons TOT 621 614 573 6168 5769 328 71 502 .988 9.82 .990 10.07
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))
1932 AL (11, 13%)
0.13 Career Shares (867th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1929 AL  5.0 (8th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1929 AL  5.6 (7th)
1932 AL  4.5 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1929 AL  .343 (10th)
1932 AL  .367 (1st)

On-Base% s c a p y
1932 AL  .454 (3rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1929 AL  .580 (5th)
1932 AL  .513 (7th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1929 AL  .977 (6th)
1932 AL  .966 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1929 AL  155 (1st)
1930 AL  154 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1929 AL  626 (3rd)
1930 AL  602 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1929 AL  701 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1929 AL  215 (1st)
1930 AL  196 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1929 AL  363 (2nd)
1930 AL  305 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1929 AL  43 (5th)
1931 AL  47 (2nd)

Triples s c a p y
1929 AL  15 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1929 AL  25 (5th)
1930 AL  20 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1929 AL  137 (3rd)
1930 AL  135 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1929 AL  63 (3rd)

Singles s c a p y
1929 AL  132 (7th)
1930 AL  135 (7th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1929 AL  148 (7th)
1932 AL  156 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1929 AL  141 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1929 AL  43 (6th)
1932 AL  36 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1929 AL  4.0 (6th)
1932 AL  3.4 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1929 AL  83 (2nd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1929 AL  271 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1929 AL  .733 (9th)
1932 AL  .764 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1929 AL  25.0 (5th)
1930 AL  30.1 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1929 AL  438 (9th)
1930 AL  425 (10th)

Putoutss c a p y
1929 AL  1,443 (5th)
1930 AL  1,338 (2nd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1929 AL  155 (1st)
1930 AL  154 (1st)
1931 AL  126 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1929 AL  1,443 (5th)
1930 AL  1,338 (2nd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1929 AL  90 (3rd)
1930 AL  71 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1929 AL  18 (1st)
1930 AL  22 (1st)
1931 AL  16 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1929 AL  129 (3rd)
1930 AL  132 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1931 AL  9.92 (4th)
1932 AL  10.89 (1st)
Career  9.87 (74th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1932 AL  .992 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 9 (260), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 45 (567), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 62 (322), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 29 (351), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (141st), 15.6 career WAR/15.6 7yr-peak WAR/15.6 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
192926Detroit Tigers$4,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193027Detroit Tigers$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193128Detroit Tigers$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193229Detroit Tigers$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsDET/BOS
193330Boston Red Sox$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$33,800
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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Name and misspellings: David Dale Moose alaxander Alexander

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