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Floyd Baker

Floyd Wilson Baker

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: October 10, 1916 in Luray, VA
Signed
by the St. Louis Browns as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 4, 1943 (Age 26.206, 7,454th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1944 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/RedSox/Senators/Browns/Phillies 1943-1955

Last Game: May 4, 1955 (Age 38.206)
Died: November 16, 2004 in Youngstown, OH
Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Boardman, OH
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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
1943 26 SLB AL 22 53 46 5 8 2 0 0 4 0 1 6 4 .174 .269 .217 .487 41 10 1 0 1 6/5
1944 27 SLB AL 44 110 97 10 17 3 0 0 5 2 0 11 5 .175 .259 .206 .465 30 20 1 0 2 46
1945 28 CHW AL 82 234 208 22 52 8 0 0 19 3 2 23 12 .250 .325 .288 .613 81 60 1 0 3 54
1946 29 CHW AL 9 28 24 2 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 3 .250 .308 .292 .599 71 7 0 0 2 /5
1947 30 CHW AL 105 439 371 61 98 12 3 0 22 9 7 66 28 .264 .375 .313 .688 97 116 5 0 2 5/46
1948 31 CHW AL 104 411 335 47 72 8 3 0 18 4 10 73 26 .215 .359 .257 .615 68 86 5 2 2 54/6
1949 32 CHW AL 125 474 388 38 101 15 4 1 40 3 1 84 32 .260 .392 .327 .719 95 127 3 0 2 *5/64
1950 33 CHW AL 83 223 186 26 59 7 0 0 11 1 1 32 10 .317 .417 .355 .772 102 66 5 0 5 5/47O
1951 34 CHW AL 82 158 133 24 35 6 1 0 14 0 1 25 12 .263 .380 .323 .703 93 43 4 0 1 5/46
1952 35 WSH AL 79 298 263 27 69 8 0 0 33 1 0 30 17 .262 .342 .293 .635 80 77 1 2 3 4/65
1953 36 TOT AL 90 208 179 22 47 4 2 0 24 0 2 25 10 .263 .359 .307 .666 79 55 5 2 2 54
1953 36 WSH AL 9 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .222 .000 .222 -35 0 0 1 0 /5
1953 36 BOS AL 81 199 172 22 47 4 2 0 24 0 2 24 10 .273 .365 .320 .685 83 55 5 1 2 54
1954 37 TOT MLB 44 48 42 1 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 5 5 .214 .298 .262 .560 48 11 0 0 1 0 5/4
1954 37 BOS AL 21 20 20 1 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .300 .500 30 6 0 0 0 0 /54
1954 37 PHI NL 23 28 22 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 .227 .370 .227 .598 61 5 0 0 1 0 /54
1955 38 PHI NL 5 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 2 0 0 0 0 /5
13 Yrs 874 2692 2280 285 573 76 13 1 196 23 25 382 165 .251 .360 .297 .658 82 678 33 6 26 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 499 423 53 106 14 2 0 36 4 5 71 31 .251 .360 .297 .658 82 126 6 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
CHW (7 yrs) 590 1967 1645 220 423 57 11 1 127 20 22 305 123 .257 .374 .307 .681 88 505 23 2 17
WSH (2 yrs) 88 307 270 27 69 8 0 0 33 1 0 31 17 .256 .339 .285 .624 77 77 1 3 3
PHI (2 yrs) 28 36 30 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 .167 .286 .167 .452 23 5 2 0 1 0 0
BOS (2 yrs) 102 219 192 23 51 6 2 0 27 0 2 24 11 .266 .350 .318 .668 78 61 5 1 2 0
SLB (2 yrs) 66 163 143 15 25 5 0 0 9 2 1 17 9 .175 .263 .210 .472 34 30 2 0 3
AL (12 yrs) 846 2656 2250 285 568 76 13 1 196 23 25 377 160 .252 .361 .299 .660 83 673 31 6 25 0
NL (2 yrs) 28 36 30 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 .167 .286 .167 .452 23 5 2 0 1 0 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
1943 26 SLB AL 22 53 -3 -0 0 -1 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.3 .480 .497 -0.2 -0.0 -1 $3,000 6/5
1944 27 SLB AL 44 110 -8 0 0 1 2 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.2 .487 .496 -0.4 0.3 -3 $3,600 46
1945 28 CHW AL 82 234 -4 0 0 2 1 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .498 .499 0.3 0.3 3 $5,000 54
1946 29 CHW AL 9 28 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 -0.0 .489 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 $6,000 /5
1947 30 CHW AL 105 439 2 -0 0 11 0 12 1.3 13 25 2.6 .513 .508 1.4 1.2 14 5/46
1948 31 CHW AL 104 411 -11 -3 -0 6 1 -7 -0.7 12 5 0.4 .493 .496 -0.2 0.7 -1 54/6
1949 32 CHW AL 125 474 2 -0 -0 10 0 11 1.1 14 25 2.5 .509 .507 1.5 1.0 15 *5/64
1950 33 CHW AL 83 223 3 -1 0 3 0 6 0.6 7 13 1.3 .507 .504 1.0 0.3 10 5/47O
1951 34 CHW AL 82 158 0 -1 -1 -1 0 -2 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .497 .498 0.3 -0.0 3 5/46
1952 35 WSH AL 79 298 -5 -1 2 -1 3 -2 -0.2 9 8 0.7 .498 .499 0.8 0.3 9 4/65
1953 36 WSH AL 9 9 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .475 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /5
1953 36 BOS AL 81 199 -4 -1 -1 1 1 -3 -0.3 6 3 0.3 .496 .498 0.2 0.2 2 54
1954 37 BOS AL 21 20 -2 0 0 -0 0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .487 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1 /54
1954 37 PHI NL 23 28 -1 -1 0 2 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .502 .500 -0.1 0.2 -1 /54
1955 38 PHI NL 5 8 -2 0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .449 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 /5
13 Seasons 874 2692 -36 -8 0 32 10 -2 -0.5 80 78 7.6 .500 .501 4.1 4.2 46 $17,600
CHW (7 yrs) 590 1967 -9 -6 -1 31 3 18 1.8 58 76 7.6 .503 .502 4.2 3.4 45 $11,000
WSH (2 yrs) 88 307 -7 -1 2 -2 3 -4 -0.4 9 6 0.5 .495 .499 0.7 0.2 8
PHI (2 yrs) 28 36 -3 -1 -0 3 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .492 .500 -0.3 0.3 -3
BOS (2 yrs) 102 219 -6 -1 -1 0 1 -5 -0.6 7 1 0.1 .494 .498 0.1 0.1 1
SLB (2 yrs) 66 163 -12 0 0 0 3 -9 -1.0 5 -4 -0.5 .484 .497 -0.5 0.3 -4 $6,600

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
1944 27 SLB AL WS STL L 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0

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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
1943 SLB AL 26 SS 10 9 9 51 23 26 2 7 .961 4.90 .953 5.13
1943 SLB AL 26 3B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .950 3.20
1944 SLB AL 27 2B 17 6 6 47 24 22 1 3 .979 2.71 .967 5.61
1944 SLB AL 27 SS 16 12 11 67 17 46 4 6 .940 3.94 .947 5.29
1945 CHW AL 28 3B 58 36 36 139 36 99 4 6 .971 2.33 .948 3.16
1945 CHW AL 28 2B 11 9 7 44 15 28 1 4 .977 3.91 .970 5.62
1946 CHW AL 29 3B 6 6 6 26 10 15 1 1 .962 4.17 .948 3.07
1947 CHW AL 30 3B 101 99 96 344 84 253 7 28 .980 3.34 .959 3.01
1947 CHW AL 30 2B 1 0 0 5 3 2 0 1 1.000 5.00 .978 5.50
1947 CHW AL 30 SS 1 1 0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 .965 5.10
1948 CHW AL 31 3B 71 68 64 259 78 171 10 17 .961 3.51 .958 3.04
1948 CHW AL 31 2B 18 18 18 109 51 55 3 17 .972 5.89 .976 5.62
1948 CHW AL 31 SS 1 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .963 5.20
1949 CHW AL 32 3B 122 118 106 384 106 269 9 31 .977 3.07 .960 3.15
1949 CHW AL 32 SS 3 1 1 16 5 11 0 1 1.000 5.33 .963 5.17
1949 CHW AL 32 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.50
1950 CHW AL 33 3B 53 43 43 400.2 154 50 102 2 7 .987 3.41 2.87 .960 3.25 3.20
1950 CHW AL 33 2B 3 0 0 6.0 5 2 3 0 2 1.000 7.50 1.67 .976 5.85 5.77
1950 CHW AL 33 LF 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.50 .980 2.34 2.35
1950 CHW AL 33 OF 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.50 .980 2.52 2.45
1951 CHW AL 34 3B 44 19 17 228.2 79 27 46 6 4 .924 2.87 1.66 .950 3.17 3.15
1951 CHW AL 34 2B 5 2 1 25.0 20 11 9 0 3 1.000 7.20 4.00 .978 5.72 5.68
1951 CHW AL 34 SS 3 0 0 6.0 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 7.50 1.67 .960 5.25 5.17
1952 WSH AL 35 2B 68 63 55 570.1 329 151 176 2 36 .994 5.16 4.81 .978 5.57 5.57
1952 WSH AL 35 SS 7 7 6 62.0 38 15 19 4 6 .895 4.94 4.86 .962 4.94 4.94
1952 WSH AL 35 3B 1 0 0 6.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.50 1.00 .950 3.30 3.30
1953 TOT AL 36 3B 38 24 19 238.0 83 22 57 4 6 .952 1 5 2.99 2.08 .957 3.38 3.36
1953 WSH AL 36 3B 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -1 -400 0.00 0.00 .960 3.30 3.40
1953 BOS AL 36 3B 37 24 19 235.0 82 22 57 3 6 .963 2 10 3.03 2.14 .957 3.38 3.36
1953 BOS AL 36 2B 16 14 13 123.1 82 45 36 1 12 .988 -1 -10 5.91 5.06 .979 5.60 5.57
1954 TOT MLB 37 3B 14 3 2 48.2 26 10 15 1 1 .962 2 37 4.62 1.79 .954 3.29 3.30
1954 TOT MLB 37 2B 3 0 0 16.0 8 5 3 0 1 1.000 0 15 4.50 2.67 .976 5.51 5.47
1954 BOS AL 37 3B 7 0 0 16.2 9 4 4 1 1 .889 -0 -29 4.32 1.14 .959 3.51 3.46
1954 BOS AL 37 2B 1 0 0 8.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -14 2.16 2.00 .975 5.40 5.30
1954 PHI NL 37 3B 7 3 2 32.0 17 6 11 0 0 1.000 2 71 4.78 2.43 .952 3.18 3.14
1954 PHI NL 37 2B 2 0 0 7.2 6 3 3 0 1 1.000 0 47 7.04 3.00 .977 5.63 5.55
1955 PHI NL 38 3B 1 1 1 9.0 8 5 3 0 0 1.000 0 40 8.00 8.00 .951 3.10 3.10
12 Seasons 3B 510 417 390 931.0 1505 429 1032 44 101 .971 3 4 3.27 2.86 .957 3.27 3.13
10 Seasons 2B 143 112 100 740.2 649 307 334 8 79 .988 -1 -1 5.36 4.48 .976 5.58 5.59
7 Seasons SS 41 31 28 68.0 184 65 109 10 21 .946 5.16 4.24 .954 4.96 5.17
1 Season LF 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.50 .980 2.34 2.35
1 Season OF 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.50 .980 2.52 2.45
13 Seasons TOT 696 560 518 1744.2 2339 802 1475 62 201 .973 2 1 4.22 3.27 .962 4.31 3.76
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1947 AL  1.2 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1947 AL  7 (8th)
1948 AL  10 (4th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1949 AL  122 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1947 AL  253 (5th)
1949 AL  269 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1947 AL  28 (2nd)
1949 AL  31 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1947 AL  3.34 (1st)
1949 AL  3.07 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1949 AL  .977 (1st)
Career  .971 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1954 NL  born 1916-10-10 (6th)
1955 NL  born 1916-10-10 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2261), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (225th), 7.6 career WAR/8.3 7yr-peak WAR/7.9 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
1943 26 St. Louis Browns $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 27 St. Louis Browns $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 28 Chicago White Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 29 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$17,600
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: Floyd Floyd Wilson Baker

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