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Del Baker

Delmer David Baker

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 176 lb.

Born: May 3, 1892 in Sherwood, OR
High School: Sherwood HS (Sherwood, OR) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1914 (Age 21)
Team: Tigers 1914-1916

Final Game: September 30, 1916 (Age 24)
Died: September 11, 1973 in Olmos Park, TX
Buried: Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, TX
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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
1914 22 DET AL 44 79 70 4 15 2 1 0 1 0 2 6 9 .214 .276 .271 .548 63 19 0 2 2
1915 23 DET AL 68 159 134 16 33 3 3 0 15 3 1 15 15 .246 .327 .313 .640 88 42 1 11 2
1916 24 DET AL 61 114 98 7 15 4 0 0 6 2 11 8 .153 .245 .194 .439 30 19 1 5 2
1918 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
3 Yrs 173 352 302 27 63 9 4 0 22 5 3 32 32 .209 .289 .265 .554 63 80 2 18
162 Game Avg. 162 330 283 25 59 8 4 0 21 5 30 30 .209 .289 .265 .554 63 75 2 17

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
1914 22 DET AL 44 79 -3 -1 0 -1 1 -3 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .491 .498 0.1 0.0 1 2
1915 23 DET AL 68 159 -2 1 0 -2 3 -1 -0.1 6 5 0.5 .499 .499 0.8 0.1 7 2
1916 24 DET AL 61 114 -8 -0 0 0 2 -6 -0.7 4 -2 -0.3 .488 .496 -0.3 0.2 -2 2
3 Seasons 173 352 -13 -0 0 -3 6 -10 -1.3 13 3 0.1 .493 .498 0.5 0.3 6

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1914 DET AL 22 C 38 16 13 113 79 25 9 3 .920 2.74 .967 6.69 4 28 18 39% 45%
1915 DET AL 23 C 61 37 29 252 184 53 15 8 .940 3.89 .965 6.46 10 39 33 46% 43%
1916 DET AL 24 C 59 25 22 198 164 29 5 4 .975 3.27 .974 6.33 2 48 16 25% 43%
3 Seasons C 158 78 64 563 427 107 29 15 .948 3.38 .969 6.47 16 115 67 37% 43%
3 Seasons TOT 158 78 64 563 427 107 29 15 .948 3.38 .969 6.47 16 115 67 37% 43%
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

Passed Balls s c a p y
1915 AL  10 (5th)

                                         

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Delmer David Del Baker

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