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Luke Appling

Lucius Benjamin Appling (Old Aches and Pains or Luscious Luke)

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 183 lb.

Born: April 2, 1907 in High Point, NC
High School: Fulton HS (Atlanta, GA)
School: Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, GA)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1930 (Age 23.161)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1931 season [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1930-1950

Final Game: October 1, 1950 (Age 43.182)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA in Runoff Election as Player in 1964 (189/201 ballots).
   View Luke Appling Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: January 3, 1991 in Cumming, GA
Buried: Sawnee View Memorial Gardens, Cumming, GA
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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Standard Batting

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
1930 23 CHW AL 6 26 26 2 8 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .308 .308 .385 .692 77 10 0 0 /6
1931 24 CHW AL 96 331 297 36 69 13 4 1 28 9 2 29 27 .232 .303 .313 .616 66 93 1 3 6/4
1932 25 CHW AL 139 532 489 66 134 20 10 3 63 9 8 40 36 .274 .329 .374 .703 87 183 0 3 645
1933 26 CHW AL 151 671 612 90 197 36 10 6 85 6 11 56 29 .322 .379 .443 .822 123 271 0 2 *6 MVP-21
1934 27 CHW AL 118 516 452 75 137 28 6 2 61 3 1 59 27 .303 .384 .405 .788 102 183 0 5 *6/4
1935 28 CHW AL 153 656 525 94 161 28 6 1 71 12 6 122 40 .307 .437 .389 .826 113 204 0 7 *6 MVP-15
1936 ★ 29 CHW AL 138 618 526 111 204 31 7 6 128 10 6 85 25 .388 .474 .508 .981 139 267 1 6 *6 AS,MVP-2
1937 30 CHW AL 154 665 574 98 182 42 8 4 77 18 10 86 28 .317 .407 .439 .846 113 252 1 4 *6 MVP-17
1938 31 CHW AL 81 339 294 41 89 14 0 0 44 1 3 42 17 .303 .392 .350 .742 85 103 1 1 6
1939 ★ 32 CHW AL 148 633 516 82 162 16 6 0 56 16 9 105 37 .314 .430 .368 .798 103 190 11 0 9 *6 AS,MVP-33
1940 ★ 33 CHW AL 150 640 566 96 197 27 13 0 79 3 5 69 35 .348 .420 .442 .862 123 250 11 1 3 *6 AS,MVP-10
1941 ★ 34 CHW AL 154 678 592 93 186 26 8 1 57 12 8 82 32 .314 .399 .390 .789 110 231 10 1 2 *6 AS
1942 35 CHW AL 142 613 543 78 142 26 4 3 53 17 5 63 23 .262 .342 .341 .682 95 185 7 3 4 *6
1943 ★ 36 CHW AL 155 677 585 63 192 33 2 3 80 27 8 90 29 .328 .419 .407 .825 143 238 13 1 1 *6 AS,MVP-2
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1945 38 CHW AL 18 70 57 12 21 2 2 1 10 1 0 12 7 .368 .478 .526 1.005 195 30 0 0 1 6
1946 ★ 39 CHW AL 149 659 582 59 180 27 5 1 55 6 4 71 41 .309 .384 .378 .762 117 220 15 0 6 *6 AS,MVP-12
1947 ★ 40 CHW AL 139 573 503 67 154 29 0 8 49 8 6 64 28 .306 .386 .412 .797 126 207 15 1 4 *6/5 AS,MVP-10
1948 41 CHW AL 139 594 497 63 156 16 2 0 47 10 4 94 35 .314 .423 .354 .777 111 176 17 0 3 56 MVP-22
1949 42 CHW AL 142 619 492 82 148 21 5 5 58 7 12 121 24 .301 .439 .394 .833 125 194 23 0 6 *6 MVP-22
1950 43 CHW AL 50 144 128 11 30 3 4 0 13 2 0 12 8 .234 .300 .320 .620 61 41 7 0 4 63/4
20 Yrs 2422 10254 8856 1319 2749 440 102 45 1116 179 108 1302 528 .310 .399 .398 .798 113 3528 129 11 74
162 Game Avg. 162 686 592 88 184 29 7 3 75 12 7 87 35 .310 .399 .398 .798 113 236 1 5
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

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
1930 23 CHW AL 6 26 -1 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .486 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 $4,200 /6
1931 24 CHW AL 96 331 -14 1 0 -12 5 -19 -1.8 12 -7 -0.6 .481 .489 0.5 -0.6 5 $4,200 6/4
1932 25 CHW AL 139 532 -8 -1 0 -2 7 -4 -0.4 20 16 1.5 .497 .498 1.7 0.5 18 $4,200 645
1933 26 CHW AL 151 671 21 -3 0 0 10 29 2.8 25 54 5.1 .518 .517 5.1 1.0 54 $5,000 *6 MVP-21
1934 27 CHW AL 118 516 4 1 0 -11 8 1 0.0 19 20 1.9 .501 .500 3.0 -0.3 31 $7,500 *6/4
1935 28 CHW AL 153 656 20 0 0 17 10 47 4.3 25 72 6.7 .529 .528 5.2 2.5 55 $7,000 *6 MVP-15
1936 ★ 29 CHW AL 138 618 42 -0 0 6 9 57 4.9 22 79 6.9 .535 .530 6.5 1.3 73 $12,000 *6 AS,MVP-2
1937 30 CHW AL 154 665 17 -0 0 16 10 43 3.9 24 67 6.2 .525 .524 4.7 2.5 51 $18,500 *6 MVP-17
1938 31 CHW AL 81 339 -4 -1 0 5 5 6 0.5 12 18 1.6 .506 .503 1.2 1.0 13 $15,000 6
1939 ★ 32 CHW AL 148 633 12 -0 0 1 10 22 2.1 23 45 4.2 .514 .513 4.1 1.1 44 $13,500 *6 AS,MVP-33
1940 ★ 33 CHW AL 150 640 24 -1 0 2 10 35 3.3 22 56 5.3 .522 .520 5.1 1.2 54 $13,500 *6 AS,MVP-10
1941 ★ 34 CHW AL 154 678 13 -0 0 6 10 29 2.9 23 52 5.1 .519 .518 4.5 1.7 46 $14,000 *6 AS
1942 35 CHW AL 142 613 -1 2 0 -1 9 9 1.0 18 27 2.7 .507 .506 2.8 0.9 28 $14,000 *6
1943 ★ 36 CHW AL 155 677 33 3 0 3 10 50 5.6 19 69 7.6 .536 .535 7.2 1.6 66 $11,000 *6 AS,MVP-2
1945 38 CHW AL 18 70 7 0 0 -1 1 7 0.8 2 9 1.0 .545 .505 1.1 0.0 10 $11,000 6
1946 ★ 39 CHW AL 149 659 15 0 0 11 10 37 4.0 20 56 5.9 .527 .525 4.7 2.4 45 $12,000 *6 AS,MVP-12
1947 ★ 40 CHW AL 139 573 19 -0 0 0 9 28 2.9 17 44 4.6 .521 .518 4.7 0.9 44 $16,000 *6/5 AS,MVP-10
1948 41 CHW AL 139 594 15 1 -1 -1 4 18 1.8 17 35 3.5 .513 .511 3.5 0.3 36 $17,000 56 MVP-22
1949 42 CHW AL 142 619 26 -4 -1 2 9 34 3.3 18 52 5.1 .523 .520 4.9 1.1 50 $17,000 *6 MVP-22
1950 43 CHW AL 50 144 -8 2 0 1 1 -4 -0.4 4 0 0.1 .492 .498 -0.1 0.2 -1 $18,000 63/4
20 Seasons 2422 10254 234 0 -2 41 149 423 41.5 343 766 74.5 .517 .516 70.6 19.0 725 $234,600
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1930 23 CHW AL 26 18 3 4.4 112 .308 .308 .290 .308 .354 .385 .426 .692 .780 77 .423 -0.9 -0.1 .667 .154 .077 .0
1931 24 CHW AL 331 233 29 3.3 103 .253 .232 .279 .303 .345 .313 .399 .616 .744 66 .329 -14.1 -1.4 .565 .202 .081 1.8
1932 25 CHW AL 532 366 59 4.3 105 .291 .274 .276 .329 .346 .374 .406 .703 .752 87 .433 -9.4 -0.9 .617 .184 .100 4.5
1933 26 CHW AL 671 428 99 6.2 101 .331 .322 .273 .379 .344 .443 .394 .822 .738 123 .620 20.3 2.0 .756 .204 .121 6.0
1934 27 CHW AL 516 321 70 5.8 114 .319 .303 .290 .384 .365 .405 .419 .788 .783 102 .567 2.8 0.3 .772 .237 .102 2.4
1935 28 CHW AL 656 377 90 6.4 113 .331 .307 .290 .437 .363 .389 .419 .826 .782 113 .608 19.3 1.8 .897 .326 .082 1.8
1936 29 CHW AL 618 334 126 10.0 124 .400 .388 .302 .474 .378 .508 .444 .981 .823 139 .748 38.8 3.4 1.088 .289 .120 7.5
1937 30 CHW AL 665 406 102 6.6 117 .328 .317 .290 .407 .365 .439 .432 .846 .797 113 .606 15.6 1.4 .863 .286 .122 6.5
1938 31 CHW AL 339 209 39 4.9 121 .321 .303 .294 .392 .373 .350 .438 .742 .811 85 .468 -4.8 -0.4 .692 .184 .048 .0
1939 32 CHW AL 633 383 83 5.8 116 .338 .314 .290 .430 .366 .368 .429 .798 .795 103 .557 9.3 0.9 .807 .271 .054 .0
1940 33 CHW AL 640 388 103 7.0 112 .371 .348 .280 .420 .354 .442 .425 .862 .779 123 .656 21.7 2.0 .826 .212 .094 .0
1941 34 CHW AL 678 426 92 5.8 106 .331 .314 .274 .399 .351 .390 .404 .789 .755 110 .590 12.2 1.2 .750 .221 .076 1.8
1942 35 CHW AL 613 417 64 4.1 92 .269 .262 .262 .342 .336 .341 .367 .682 .703 95 .500 -2.3 -0.2 .637 .217 .079 5.1
1943 36 CHW AL 677 415 103 6.8 86 .342 .328 .255 .419 .329 .407 .352 .825 .681 143 .742 37.2 4.0 .841 .265 .079 5.4
1945 38 CHW AL 70 37 15 10.9 86 .408 .368 .258 .478 .330 .526 .351 1.005 .680 195 .869 7.6 0.8 1.194 .386 .158 1.0
1946 39 CHW AL 659 427 84 5.3 92 .331 .309 .259 .384 .333 .378 .372 .762 .705 117 .606 16.2 1.7 .696 .194 .069 1.7
1947 40 CHW AL 573 374 79 5.6 92 .313 .306 .257 .386 .336 .412 .369 .797 .705 126 .634 20.2 2.1 .741 .237 .105 8.0
1948 41 CHW AL 594 365 76 5.6 102 .338 .314 .268 .423 .353 .354 .388 .777 .740 111 .584 14.9 1.5 .762 .241 .040 .0
1949 42 CHW AL 619 385 83 5.7 103 .309 .301 .266 .439 .357 .394 .386 .833 .743 125 .602 26.4 2.6 .818 .329 .093 5.8
1950 43 CHW AL 144 109 13 3.2 111 .250 .234 .275 .300 .361 .320 .412 .620 .773 61 .305 -8.1 -0.8 .524 .195 .086 .0
20 Yrs 10254 6418 1412 5.9 105 .326 .310 .276 .399 .352 .398 .401 .798 .753 113 .597 222.9 21.8 .774 .243 .088 71.9
162 Game Avg. 686 429 94 5.9 105 .326 .310 .276 .399 .352 .398 .401 .798 .753 113 .597 15 1 .774 .243 .088 5
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1936 CHW AL 29 as SS 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 1 0 0 0 0
1939 CHW AL 32 DNP
1940 CHW AL 33 as SS 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 3 0 0 0 0
1941 CHW AL 34 DNP
1943 CHW AL 36 DNP
1946 CHW AL 39 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1947 CHW AL 40 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0
7 Yrs (4 GP) 10 9 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .444 .500 .556 1.056 5 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1930 23 CHW AL 26 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.7% 25% 13.0 100%
1931 24 CHW AL 331 0.3% 8.2% 8.8% 5.4% 26% 0.93 11.0 297.0 10.6 81%
1932 25 CHW AL 532 0.6% 6.8% 7.5% 6.2% 25% 0.90 13.6 163.0 7.8 85%
1933 26 CHW AL 671 0.9% 4.3% 8.4% 7.8% 26% 0.52 21.1 102.0 7.2 86%
1934 27 CHW AL 516 0.4% 5.2% 11.4% 7.0% 26% 0.46 16.7 226.0 7.4 82%
1935 28 CHW AL 656 0.2% 6.1% 18.6% 5.3% 22% 0.33 13.1 525.0 7.4 74%
1936 29 CHW AL 618 1.0% 4.1% 13.8% 7.1% 22% 0.29 21.0 87.7 4.1 80%
1937 30 CHW AL 665 0.6% 4.2% 12.9% 8.1% 30% 0.33 20.5 143.5 7.5 82%
1938 31 CHW AL 339 0.0% 5.0% 12.4% 4.1% 16% 0.40 17.3 6.7 82%
1939 32 CHW AL 633 0.0% 5.9% 16.6% 3.5% 14% 0.35 13.9 9.2 76%
1940 33 CHW AL 640 0.0% 5.5% 10.8% 6.3% 20% 0.51 16.2 7.2 1.76 83%
1941 34 CHW AL 678 0.2% 4.7% 12.1% 5.2% 19% 0.39 18.5 592.0 10.4 1.16 82%
1942 35 CHW AL 613 0.5% 3.8% 10.3% 5.4% 23% 0.37 23.6 181.0 10.2 0.64 84%
1943 36 CHW AL 677 0.4% 4.3% 13.3% 5.6% 20% 0.32 20.2 195.0 7.3 1.33 82%
1945 38 CHW AL 70 1.4% 10.0% 17.1% 7.1% 24% 0.58 8.1 57.0 5.7 1.67 70%
1946 39 CHW AL 659 0.2% 6.2% 10.8% 5.0% 18% 0.58 14.2 582.0 10.6 1.18 82%
1947 40 CHW AL 573 1.4% 4.9% 11.2% 6.5% 24% 0.44 18.0 62.9 10.3 0.97 82%
1948 41 CHW AL 594 0.0% 5.9% 15.8% 3.0% 12% 0.37 14.2 10.6 1.08 78%
1949 42 CHW AL 619 0.8% 3.9% 19.6% 5.0% 21% 0.20 20.5 98.4 8.5 1.11 75%
1950 43 CHW AL 144 0.0% 5.6% 8.3% 4.9% 23% 0.67 16.0 9.8 0.94 83%
20 Yrs 10254 0.4% 5.2% 12.7% 5.7% 21% 0.41 16.8 196.8 7.9 1.07 81%
MLB Averages 1.4% 8.9% 8.8% 6.5% 27% 1.01 10.0 63.0 8.0 0.97 79%
PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1930 23 CHW AL -0.9 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 24 CHW AL -14.1 -1.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 25 CHW AL -9.4 -0.9 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 26 CHW AL 20.3 2.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 27 CHW AL 2.8 0.3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 28 CHW AL 19.3 1.8 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 29 CHW AL 38.8 3.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 30 CHW AL 15.6 1.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 31 CHW AL -4.8 -0.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1939 32 CHW AL 9.3 0.9 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1940 33 CHW AL 21.7 2.0 128 0.7 2.7 -2.1 1.11 0.3 0.3 2.7 0.2 0.95 3.7 0
1941 34 CHW AL 12.2 1.2 246 1.6 5.3 -3.8 1.12 1.1 0.3 16.3 1.6 0.98 13.2 0
1942 35 CHW AL -2.3 -0.2 152 0.8 3.0 -2.1 .97 0.3 0.5 6.1 0.6 1.00 4.1 0.05 0
1943 36 CHW AL 37.2 4.0 81 -0.3 1.1 -1.4 1.04 0.3 -0.6 4.3 0.5 1.03 3.4 0
1945 38 CHW AL 7.6 0.8 40 0.6 1.0 -0.5 1.05 0.4 0.1 5.9 0.6 1.07 5.0 1.45 1
1946 39 CHW AL 16.2 1.7 71 0.5 1.5 -1.0 .98 0.5 0.0 2.4 0.3 0.92 4.7 0
1947 40 CHW AL 20.2 2.1 365 1.9 7.3 -5.4 1.01 1.8 0.1 15.5 1.6 0.92 19.3 0.46 3
1948 41 CHW AL 14.9 1.5 359 2.0 7.0 -5.0 1.04 0.9 1.0 14.0 1.4 0.90 10.6 1.46 2
1949 42 CHW AL 26.4 2.6 432 1.1 8.5 -7.4 1.10 1.0 0.0 11.8 1.2 0.96 11.8 1.02 2
1950 43 CHW AL -8.1 -0.8 105 -0.9 1.6 -2.6 1.23 -0.3 -0.4 -6.2 -0.6 0.96 -4.4 3.15 10
20 Yrs 222.9 21.8 1979 7.8 39.1 -31.3 1.06 6.4 0.9 72.9 7.5 0.95 71.5 2.18 18
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1940 33 CHW AL 2 0 36% 48 3 5 38% 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 53% 10 6 4 3 2 1 4 0 4
1941 34 CHW AL 6 0 34% 115 12 8 60% 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 4 0 1 4 56% 16 10 5 9 3 6 7 0 7
1942 35 CHW AL 4 0 37% 51 17 5 77% 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 56% 10 5 5 3 2 1 3 0 3
1943 36 CHW AL 3 0 21% 34 27 8 77% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 50% 6 3 2 2 0 2 2 1 1
1945 38 CHW AL 0 0 34% 15 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 57% 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 2
1946 39 CHW AL 0 0 23% 37 6 4 60% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50% 5 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 2
1947 40 CHW AL 3 0 28% 183 8 6 57% 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 55% 20 9 11 8 7 1 14 3 11
1948 41 CHW AL 3 0 25% 173 10 4 71% 6 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 4 37% 22 16 5 6 4 2 10 3 7
1949 42 CHW AL 4 0 29% 204 7 12 37% 3 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 3 2 2 6 37% 49 37 9 11 5 5 26 8 18
1950 43 CHW AL 2 0 26% 26 2 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 57% 5 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
20 Yrs 27 0 32% 886 179 108 62% 30 16 5 5 0 0 1 0 21 0 10 3 8 22 46% 145 93 46 47 25 21 71 16 55

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1940 33 CHW AL 124 40% 197 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 21 11 52% 11 8 73% 80 19 24% 11 10 91% 4 3 75% 516
1941 34 CHW AL 238 25% 186 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 2 55 10 18% 17 6 35% 162 22 14% 12 7 58% 10 8 80% 440
1942 35 CHW AL 143 27% 142 0 0 0 0 0.05 3 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 4 34 7 21% 12 2 17% 95 13 14% 6 3 50% 5 3 60% 470
1943 36 CHW AL 76 13% 192 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 2 1 0 1 24 13 54% 10 4 40% 56 9 16% 6 4 67% 3 3 100% 601
1945 38 CHW AL 37 19% 21 1 0 0 0 1.45 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 0 0% 5 3 60% 30 5 17% 3 1 33% 5 3 60% 33
1946 39 CHW AL 67 16% 180 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 16 15 94% 15 5 33% 31 5 16% 4 3 75% 5 0 0% 592
1947 40 CHW AL 353 10% 154 3 0 0 0 0.46 8 0 6 6 0 4 4 0 4 70 15 21% 34 14 41% 189 22 12% 12 5 42% 16 8 50% 220
1948 41 CHW AL 347 25% 156 2 1 0 0 1.46 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 67 17 25% 20 8 40% 207 33 16% 21 12 57% 17 8 47% 247
1949 42 CHW AL 417 28% 148 2 0 0 0 1.02 5 0 9 2 0 3 2 1 6 110 23 21% 42 14 33% 287 36 13% 26 11 42% 23 12 52% 202
1950 43 CHW AL 102 34% 30 10 0 0 1 3.15 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 27 7 26% 13 5 38% 72 10 14% 7 5 71% 3 2 67% 42
20 Yrs 1904 24% 2749 18 1 0 1 2.18 45 0 44 8 0 11 11 1 74 432 129 30% 179 69 39% 1209 174 14% 108 61 56% 91 50 55% 4335
MLB Averages 49% 25% 34% 15% 51% 56%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1930 23 6 26 26 2 8 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .308 .308 .385 .692 77 10 0 0
1931 24 102 357 323 38 77 15 4 1 30 11 2 29 27 .238 .303 .319 .622 67 103 1 3
1932 25 241 889 812 104 211 35 14 4 93 20 10 69 63 .260 .319 .352 .671 79 286 1 6
1933 26 392 1560 1424 194 408 71 24 10 178 26 21 125 92 .287 .345 .391 .736 98 557 1 8
1934 27 510 2076 1876 269 545 99 30 12 239 29 22 184 119 .291 .354 .394 .749 99 740 1 13
1935 28 663 2732 2401 363 706 127 36 13 310 41 28 306 159 .294 .374 .393 .767 102 944 1 20
1936 29 801 3350 2927 474 910 158 43 19 438 51 34 391 184 .311 .392 .414 .806 110 1211 2 26
1937 30 955 4015 3501 572 1092 200 51 23 515 69 44 477 212 .312 .395 .418 .813 110 1463 3 30
1938 31 1036 4354 3795 613 1181 214 51 23 559 70 47 519 229 .311 .395 .413 .807 108 1566 4 31
1939 32 1184 4987 4311 695 1343 230 57 23 615 86 56 624 266 .312 .399 .407 .806 108 1756 11 4 40
1940 33 1334 5627 4877 791 1540 257 70 23 694 89 61 693 301 .316 .401 .411 .813 109 2006 22 5 43
1941 34 1488 6305 5469 884 1726 283 78 24 751 101 69 775 333 .316 .401 .409 .810 109 2237 32 6 45
1942 35 1630 6918 6012 962 1868 309 82 27 804 118 74 838 356 .311 .396 .403 .799 108 2422 39 9 49
1943 36 1785 7595 6597 1025 2060 342 84 30 884 145 82 928 385 .312 .398 .403 .801 111 2660 52 10 50
1944 37 1785 7595 6597 1025 2060 342 84 30 884 145 82 928 385 .312 .398 .403 .801 111 2660 52 10 50
1945 38 1803 7665 6654 1037 2081 344 86 31 894 146 82 940 392 .313 .399 .404 .803 112 2690 52 10 51
1946 39 1952 8324 7236 1096 2261 371 91 32 949 152 86 1011 433 .312 .397 .402 .800 112 2910 67 10 57
1947 40 2091 8897 7739 1163 2415 400 91 40 998 160 92 1075 461 .312 .397 .403 .799 113 3117 82 11 61
1948 41 2230 9491 8236 1226 2571 416 93 40 1045 170 96 1169 496 .312 .398 .400 .798 113 3293 99 11 64
1949 42 2372 10110 8728 1308 2719 437 98 45 1103 177 108 1290 520 .312 .401 .400 .800 114 3487 122 11 70
1950 43 2422 10254 8856 1319 2749 440 102 45 1116 179 108 1302 528 .310 .399 .398 .798 113 3528 129 11 74

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1930 23 6 27 27 2 8 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 .296 .296 .370 .667 3 6
1931 24 100 340 307 35 69 13 4 1 27 9 29 28 .225 .294 .303 .597 27 96
1932 25 146 550 507 63 134 20 10 3 61 9 40 38 .264 .318 .361 .679 58 139
1933 26 161 705 645 91 203 37 10 6 86 6 58 31 .315 .371 .431 .802 103 151
1934 27 124 522 461 66 130 27 6 2 54 3 56 28 .282 .360 .380 .739 62 118
1935 28 162 663 539 85 154 27 6 1 64 11 117 42 .286 .413 .364 .777 80 153
1936 29 144 598 516 88 179 27 6 5 102 9 75 26 .347 .431 .452 .882 100 138
1937 30 160 664 578 87 171 39 8 4 68 17 81 29 .296 .383 .412 .795 90 154
1938 31 86 340 299 35 82 13 0 0 37 1 39 18 .274 .360 .318 .678 34 81
1939 32 156 628 522 71 150 15 6 0 48 15 97 39 .287 .399 .339 .738 70 148
1940 33 157 647 576 88 190 26 13 0 73 3 67 37 .330 .401 .420 .821 96 150
1941 34 160 692 607 90 185 26 8 1 55 12 82 33 .305 .388 .379 .767 89 154
1942 35 150 659 582 88 157 29 4 3 60 19 70 24 .270 .351 .349 .700 71 142
1943 36 163 738 633 76 220 38 2 3 96 31 103 31 .348 .440 .428 .868 120 155
1945 38 19 78 63 15 25 2 2 1 13 1 14 7 .397 .506 .540 1.046 18 18
1946 39 156 710 624 70 204 31 6 1 65 7 80 43 .327 .403 .401 .804 100 149
1947 40 144 609 533 78 171 32 0 9 57 9 71 29 .321 .402 .432 .833 92 139
1948 41 145 617 517 65 161 17 2 0 48 10 97 37 .311 .420 .352 .772 76 139
1949 42 148 644 513 85 153 22 5 5 60 7 125 25 .298 .436 .390 .826 88 142
1950 43 52 147 131 10 29 3 4 0 12 2 12 8 .221 .287 .305 .592 11 50
20 Yrs 2539 10578 9180 1288 2775 446 102 45 1088 183 1313 553 .302 .390 .388 .778 1388 2422
162 Game Avg. 162 675 586 82 177 28 7 3 69 12 84 35 .302 .390 .388 .778 89 2422
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1953 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1955 BBWAA ( 1.2%)
1956 BBWAA ( 7.3%)
1958 BBWAA (28.9%)
1960 BBWAA (26.8%)
1962 BBWAA (30.0%)
1964 BBWAA (70.6%)
1964 Run Off (94.0%)
Selected to HOF in 1964
by BBWAA in Runoff Election

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1933 AL (21, 1%)
1935 AL (15, 9%)
1936 AL (2, 81%)
1937 AL (17, 6%)
1939 AL (33, 0%)
1940 AL (10, 16%)
1943 AL (2, 64%)
1946 AL (12, 8%)
1947 AL (10, 13%)
1948 AL (22, 2%)
1949 AL (22, 1%)
2.01 Career Shares (89th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1935 AL  6.8 (8th)
1936 AL  6.9 (5th)
1937 AL  6.2 (10th)
1941 AL  5.1 (10th)
1943 AL  7.6 (2nd)
1946 AL  6.0 (8th)
1949 AL  5.1 (10th)
Career  74.5 (79th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1933 AL  5.1 (9th)
1935 AL  6.8 (5th)
1936 AL  6.9 (3rd)
1937 AL  6.2 (7th)
1940 AL  5.3 (8th)
1941 AL  5.1 (7th)
1943 AL  7.6 (2nd)
1946 AL  6.0 (5th)
1947 AL  4.6 (6th)
1949 AL  5.1 (6th)
Career  74.5 (50th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1933 AL  5.1 (8th)
1935 AL  5.2 (7th)
1936 AL  6.4 (4th)
1937 AL  4.7 (8th)
1940 AL  5.1 (6th)
1941 AL  4.5 (9th)
1943 AL  7.2 (1st)
1946 AL  4.7 (9th)
1947 AL  4.6 (5th)
1948 AL  3.5 (9th)
1949 AL  4.9 (4th)
Career  70.6 (57th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1933 AL  1.0 (8th)
1935 AL  2.5 (2nd)
1936 AL  1.3 (2nd)
1937 AL  2.5 (1st)
1938 AL  1.0 (6th)
1939 AL  1.1 (4th)
1940 AL  1.2 (3rd)
1941 AL  1.7 (3rd)
1942 AL  1.0 (10th)
1943 AL  1.6 (4th)
1946 AL  2.4 (2nd)
1947 AL  0.9 (10th)
1949 AL  1.1 (10th)
Career  19.0 (54th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1933 AL  .322 (7th)
1936 AL  .388 (1st)
1940 AL  .348 (2nd)
1941 AL  .314 (10th)
1943 AL  .328 (1st)
1946 AL  .309 (6th)
1947 AL  .306 (9th)
1948 AL  .314 (9th)
Career  .310 (104th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1935 AL  .437 (5th)
1936 AL  .474 (2nd)
1937 AL  .407 (10th)
1939 AL  .430 (7th)
1940 AL  .420 (6th)
1943 AL  .419 (1st)
1946 AL  .384 (6th)
1948 AL  .423 (3rd)
1949 AL  .439 (2nd)
Career  .399 (60th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1936 AL  .981 (7th)
1943 AL  .825 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1933 AL  151 (9th)
1935 AL  153 (2nd)
1937 AL  154 (7th)
1941 AL  154 (3rd)
1943 AL  155 (1st)
1946 AL  149 (10th)
Career  2,422 (76th)

At Bats s c a p y
1933 AL  612 (4th)
1941 AL  592 (5th)
1943 AL  585 (9th)
1946 AL  582 (5th)
Career  8,856 (78th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1933 AL  671 (9th)
1941 AL  678 (7th)
1943 AL  677 (2nd)
1946 AL  659 (6th)
Career  10,254 (63rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
Career  1,319 (117th)

Hits s c a p y
1933 AL  197 (6th)
1936 AL  204 (8th)
1940 AL  197 (4th)
1941 AL  186 (4th)
1943 AL  192 (2nd)
1946 AL  180 (3rd)
Career  2,749 (54th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1933 AL  271 (9th)
1943 AL  238 (7th)
Career  3,528 (160th)

Doubles s c a p y
1933 AL  36 (10th)
1937 AL  42 (6th)
1943 AL  33 (5th)
1947 AL  29 (5th)
Career  440 (119th)

Triples s c a p y
1940 AL  13 (5th)
Career  102 (150th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1936 AL  128 (6th)
1943 AL  80 (10th)
Career  1,116 (198th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1935 AL  122 (2nd)
1937 AL  86 (10th)
1939 AL  105 (3rd)
1943 AL  90 (4th)
1946 AL  71 (9th)
1948 AL  94 (7th)
1949 AL  121 (4th)
Career  1,302 (44th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1937 AL  18 (4th)
1939 AL  16 (9th)
1941 AL  12 (8th)
1942 AL  17 (5th)
1943 AL  27 (4th)
1948 AL  10 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1933 AL  145 (4th)
1936 AL  160 (2nd)
1939 AL  140 (3rd)
1940 AL  157 (2nd)
1941 AL  151 (2nd)
1943 AL  154 (2nd)
1946 AL  147 (2nd)
1947 AL  117 (7th)
1948 AL  138 (5th)
Career  2,162 (27th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1936 AL  139 (8th)
1943 AL  143 (5th)
1947 AL  126 (10th)
1949 AL  125 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1936 AL  126 (7th)
1943 AL  103 (3rd)
Career  1,412 (106th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1935 AL  19 (10th)
1936 AL  39 (6th)
1943 AL  37 (2nd)
1949 AL  26 (7th)
Career  223 (227th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1935 AL  1.8 (10th)
1936 AL  3.4 (6th)
1943 AL  4.0 (2nd)
1949 AL  2.6 (7th)
Career  21.8 (237th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1933 AL  253 (10th)
1935 AL  283 (5th)
1936 AL  290 (8th)
1937 AL  269 (10th)
1939 AL  267 (4th)
1940 AL  267 (5th)
1941 AL  269 (5th)
1943 AL  283 (1st)
1946 AL  251 (6th)
1949 AL  269 (9th)
Career  4,062 (41st)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1936 AL  .748 (5th)
1940 AL  .656 (10th)
1943 AL  .742 (2nd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1946 AL  15 (10th)
1949 AL  23 (2nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1932 AL  8 (10th)
1933 AL  11 (4th)
1937 AL  10 (3rd)
1939 AL  9 (7th)
1941 AL  8 (8th)
1943 AL  8 (9th)
1949 AL  12 (2nd)
Career  108 (91st)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1947 AL  8.0 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1936 AL  21.0 (10th)
1937 AL  20.5 (9th)
1941 AL  18.5 (10th)
1942 AL  23.6 (7th)
1943 AL  20.2 (8th)
1947 AL  18.0 (9th)
1949 AL  20.5 (7th)
Career  16.8 (211th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1933 AL  428 (7th)
1946 AL  427 (10th)
Career  6,418 (100th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1941 AL  1.6 (10th)
1947 AL  1.9 (7th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1947 AL  1.8 (9th)

Oldest s c a p y
1947 AL  born 1907-04-02 (7th)
1948 AL  born 1907-04-02 (4th)
1949 AL  born 1907-04-02 (2nd)
1950 AL  born 1907-04-02 (1st)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 9 (259), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 103 (216), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 149 (88), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 57 (50), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (9th), 74.5 career WAR/43.8 7yr-peak WAR/59.2 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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