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Sparky Anderson

George Lee Anderson (Captain Hook)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 22, 1934 in Bridgewater, SD
High School: Susan Miller Dorsey HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 10, 1959 (Age 25.047)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1959 season [*]
Team: Phillies 1959

Final Game: September 27, 1959 (Age 25.217)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Manager in 2000.
   View Sparky Anderson Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: November 4, 2010 in Thousand Oaks, CA
Cremated
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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
1959 25 PHI NL 152 527 477 42 104 9 3 0 34 6 9 42 53 .218 .282 .249 .531 43 119 15 1 5 2 1 *4
1 Yr 152 527 477 42 104 9 3 0 34 6 9 42 53 .218 .282 .249 .531 43 119 15 1 5 2 1
162 Game Avg. 162 562 508 45 111 10 3 0 36 6 10 45 56 .218 .282 .249 .531 43 127 16 1 5 2 1

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
1959 25 PHI NL 152 527 -30 -2 -0 -2 4 -30 -3.2 20 -10 -1.2 .479 .480 -0.9 0.3 -8 $7,500 *4
1 Season 152 527 -30 -2 -0 -2 4 -30 -3.2 20 -10 -1.2 .479 .480 -0.9 0.3 -8 $7,500

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
1959 PHI NL 25 2B 152 145 122 1244.2 758 343 403 12 70 .984 -2 -2 5.39 4.91 .976 5.27 5.22
1 Season 2B 152 145 122 1244.2 758 343 403 12 70 .984 -2 -2 5.39 4.91 .976 5.27 5.22
1 Season TOT 152 145 122 1244.2 758 343 403 12 70 .984 -2 -2 5.39 4.91 .976 5.27 5.22
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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2000 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 2000
by Veteran's Committee

Games Played s c a p y
1959 NL  152 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1959 NL  15 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1959 NL  9 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1959 NL  152 (1st)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1959 NL  343 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1959 NL  403 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1959 NL  5.39 (3rd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1959 NL  .984 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Second Base (1079th), -1.2 career WAR/-1.2 7yr-peak WAR/-1.2 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1959 25 Philadelphia Phillies $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,500
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.

Name Translations

Note this is done in a automated way, so we apologize for any errors, & please report any suggested corrections
German: Sparky Anderson Statistik
Finnish: Sparky Anderson tilastot
Japanese: スパーキー・アンダーソン 統計
Korean: 스파키 앤더슨 통계
Polish: Sparky Anderson Statystyki
Portuguese: Sparky Anderson estatísticas

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Name and misspellings: Captain George Hook Lee Sparky Anderson

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