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Gus Bell

David Russell Bell

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 15, 1928 in Louisville, KY
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 30, 1950 (Age 21.196)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Redlegs/Reds/Pirates/Braves/Mets 1950-1964

Final Game: May 1, 1964 (Age 35.168)
Died: May 7, 1995 in Montgomery, OH
Buried: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH
Relatives: Father of Buddy Bell, Grandfather of David Bell and Grandfather of Mike Bell
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 1, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #576. Ryan Howard… #577. Benito Santiago… #578. Russell Martin… #579. GUS BELL… #580. Travis Hafner… #581. Marty Marion… #582. Dave Henderson… 

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
1950 21 PIT NL 111 455 422 62 119 22 11 8 53 4 28 46 .282 .333 .443 .776 100 187 4 4 2 *O9
1951 22 PIT NL 149 647 600 80 167 27 12 16 89 1 4 42 41 .278 .330 .443 .773 104 266 9 4 1 *O9
1952 23 PIT NL 131 510 468 53 117 21 5 16 59 1 4 36 72 .250 .306 .419 .725 98 196 6 2 4 *O9
1953 ★ 24 CIN NL 151 665 610 102 183 37 5 30 105 0 2 48 72 .300 .354 .525 .879 125 320 14 3 4 *O8/9 AS,MVP-20
1954 ★ 25 CIN NL 153 684 619 104 185 38 7 17 101 5 3 48 58 .299 .349 .465 .814 109 288 13 4 5 8 *8 AS
1955 26 CIN NL 154 671 610 88 188 30 6 27 104 4 4 54 57 .308 .361 .510 .871 124 311 6 0 2 6 2 *8
1956 ★ 27 CIN NL 150 665 603 82 176 31 4 29 84 6 2 50 66 .292 .347 .501 .848 121 302 10 3 7 3 4 *8 AS
1957 ★ 28 CIN NL 121 555 510 65 149 20 3 13 61 0 1 30 54 .292 .332 .420 .751 96 214 10 3 6 6 5 *8 AS
1958 29 CIN NL 112 432 385 42 97 16 2 10 46 2 3 36 40 .252 .314 .382 .696 79 147 7 1 6 5 7 *87
1959 30 CIN NL 148 620 580 59 170 27 2 19 115 2 3 29 44 .293 .325 .445 .770 100 258 13 2 1 8 1 *9/7
1960 31 CIN NL 143 554 515 65 135 19 5 12 62 4 3 29 40 .262 .300 .388 .688 86 200 7 1 4 5 3 *97/8
1961 32 CIN NL 103 262 235 27 60 10 1 3 33 1 1 18 21 .255 .298 .345 .642 70 81 4 0 0 9 3 79/8
1962 33 TOT NL 109 343 315 36 76 13 3 6 30 0 1 22 24 .241 .288 .359 .647 74 113 5 0 3 3 2 79/8
1962 33 NYM NL 30 115 101 8 15 2 0 1 6 0 1 10 7 .149 .221 .198 .419 13 20 2 0 2 2 0 9
1962 33 MLN NL 79 228 214 28 61 11 3 5 24 0 0 12 17 .285 .322 .435 .756 104 93 3 0 1 1 2 7/98
1963 34 MLN NL 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 94 1 0 0 0 0 0
1964 35 MLN NL 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0
15 Yrs 1741 7069 6478 865 1823 311 66 206 942 30 31 470 636 .281 .330 .445 .775 103 2884 109 27 45 53 27
162 Game Avg. 162 658 603 80 170 29 6 19 88 3 44 59 .281 .330 .445 .775 103 268 10 3 4
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
CIN (9 yrs) 1235 5108 4667 634 1343 228 35 160 711 24 22 342 452 .288 .335 .454 .790 105 2121 84 17 35 50 25
PIT (3 yrs) 391 1612 1490 195 403 70 28 40 201 6 8 106 159 .270 .323 .436 .759 101 649 19 10 7
MLN (3 yrs) 85 234 220 28 62 11 3 5 24 0 0 12 18 .282 .318 .427 .745 101 94 4 0 1 1 2
NYM (1 yr) 30 115 101 8 15 2 0 1 6 0 1 10 7 .149 .221 .198 .419 13 20 2 0 2 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
1950 21 PIT NL 111 455 -1 -2 1 2 -5 -4 -0.5 17 13 1.2 .496 .497 1.1 -0.3 11 *O9
1951 22 PIT NL 149 647 3 -1 2 -2 -7 -5 -0.6 24 19 1.8 .496 .497 2.2 -0.9 21 *O9
1952 23 PIT NL 131 510 -3 -1 -0 -6 -6 -16 -1.8 19 3 0.2 .487 .489 0.9 -1.3 9 *O9
1953 ★ 24 CIN NL 151 665 21 1 1 1 -1 23 2.1 24 47 4.5 .515 .514 4.6 -0.1 46 *O8/9 AS,MVP-20
1954 ★ 25 CIN NL 153 684 12 1 1 -10 -1 3 0.2 25 28 2.7 .502 .502 3.8 -1.2 38 *8 AS
1955 26 CIN NL 154 671 22 -3 2 -8 -1 12 1.0 25 37 3.5 .508 .508 4.6 -1.2 46 *8
1956 ★ 27 CIN NL 150 665 22 -1 1 -23 -1 -2 -0.7 24 22 1.8 .498 .499 4.7 -2.8 45 *8 AS
1957 ★ 28 CIN NL 121 555 -4 -1 2 -7 -1 -11 -1.3 20 9 0.7 .491 .493 1.6 -0.9 16 *8 AS
1958 29 CIN NL 112 432 -14 -2 1 -10 -1 -26 -2.8 16 -10 -1.2 .475 .483 0.0 -1.3 1 *87
1959 30 CIN NL 148 620 -1 -2 -1 -0 -7 -10 -1.1 23 13 1.3 .493 .493 1.4 -0.7 13 *9/7
1960 31 CIN NL 143 554 -10 0 1 1 -7 -14 -1.7 21 6 0.5 .489 .490 0.4 -0.7 6 *97/8
1961 32 CIN NL 103 262 -13 -0 -0 2 -4 -15 -1.6 10 -5 -0.6 .484 .490 -0.8 -0.2 -7 79/8
1962 33 NYM NL 30 115 -13 0 1 -5 -1 -18 -1.9 4 -14 -1.5 .436 .488 -1.0 -0.6 -9 9
1962 33 MLN NL 79 228 -0 -1 1 -0 -3 -3 -0.3 9 6 0.6 .496 .498 0.6 -0.3 6 7/98
1963 34 MLN NL 3 3 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .498 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1964 35 MLN NL 3 3 -1 0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .462 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
15 Seasons 1741 7069 20 -11 14 -67 -44 -88 -11.2 262 174 15.3 .494 .497 24.0 -12.5 241
CIN (9 yrs) 1235 5108 35 -6 9 -56 -23 -40 -5.9 188 148 13.0 .496 .498 20.3 -9.0 204
PIT (3 yrs) 391 1612 -1 -4 3 -6 -17 -25 -3.0 60 35 3.2 .493 .494 4.2 -2.6 41
MLN (3 yrs) 85 234 -1 -1 1 -0 -3 -4 -0.4 9 5 0.5 .495 .498 0.5 -0.3 5
NYM (1 yr) 30 115 -13 0 1 -5 -1 -18 -1.9 4 -14 -1.5 .436 .488 -1.0 -0.6 -9

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
1961 32 CIN NL WS NYY L 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1950 PIT NL 21 OF 104 103 97 899.0 218 203 10 5 3 .977 2.13 2.05 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 PIT NL 21 RF 104 103 97 899.0 219 204 10 5 3 .977 2.14 2.06 .976 1.86 1.84
1951 PIT NL 22 OF 145 145 140 1280.2 289 267 18 4 4 .986 2.00 1.97 .981 2.42 2.41
1951 PIT NL 22 RF 145 145 140 1280.2 292 271 17 4 4 .986 2.02 1.99 .981 2.03 2.03
1952 PIT NL 23 OF 123 118 116 1043.2 216 202 8 6 2 .972 1.81 1.71 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 PIT NL 23 RF 123 118 116 1043.2 216 202 8 6 2 .972 1.81 1.71 .980 2.07 2.05
1953 CIN NL 24 OF 151 150 147 1321.2 474 447 16 11 5 .977 1 1 3.15 3.07 .980 2.37 2.32 AS,MVP-20
1953 CIN NL 24 CF 145 144 141 1263.2 459 435 14 10 5 .978 1 1 3.20 3.10 .980 2.84 2.78 AS,MVP-20
1953 CIN NL 24 RF 7 6 6 58.0 16 14 2 0 0 1.000 0 4 2.48 2.29 .981 2.00 1.96 AS,MVP-20
1954 CIN NL 25 CF 153 152 147 1344.2 421 404 12 5 2 .988 -10 -9 2.78 2.72 .982 2.79 2.78 AS
1954 CIN NL 25 OF 153 152 147 1344.2 424 406 12 6 2 .986 -10 -9 2.80 2.73 .975 2.36 2.34 AS
1955 CIN NL 26 CF 154 154 152 1357.2 377 367 5 5 0 .987 -8 -7 2.47 2.42 .982 2.61 2.59
1955 CIN NL 26 OF 154 154 152 1357.2 373 364 4 5 0 .987 -8 -7 2.44 2.39 .977 2.30 2.28
1956 CIN NL 27 CF 149 149 146 1330.0 341 324 12 5 4 .985 -23 -21 2.27 2.26 .982 2.76 2.73 AS
1956 CIN NL 27 OF 149 149 146 1330.0 347 330 12 5 4 .986 -23 -21 2.31 2.30 .977 2.28 2.25 AS
1957 CIN NL 28 CF 121 120 116 1088.0 320 309 7 4 1 .988 -7 -8 2.61 2.61 .985 2.81 2.83 AS
1957 CIN NL 28 OF 121 120 116 1088.0 322 311 7 4 1 .988 -7 -8 2.63 2.63 .980 2.29 2.31 AS
1958 CIN NL 29 OF 107 101 95 921.0 243 235 7 1 2 .996 -10 -14 2.36 2.26 .980 2.26 2.25
1958 CIN NL 29 CF 90 86 85 795.1 211 203 7 1 2 .995 -11 -16 2.38 2.33 .986 2.73 2.71
1958 CIN NL 29 LF 17 15 10 125.2 35 35 0 0 0 1.000 0 4 2.51 2.06 .975 2.01 2.00
1959 CIN NL 30 OF 145 137 134 1235.0 285 269 15 1 1 .996 -0 -0 2.07 1.96 .977 2.21 2.19
1959 CIN NL 30 RF 141 131 131 1189.0 268 258 9 1 1 .996 -1 -1 2.02 1.89 .978 1.95 1.93
1959 CIN NL 30 LF 6 6 3 46.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1 23 2.74 2.33 .971 2.03 2.02
1960 CIN NL 31 OF 131 122 112 1088.0 255 239 13 3 1 .988 1 1 2.08 1.92 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 CIN NL 31 RF 97 92 83 805.2 206 192 13 1 1 .995 4 7 2.29 2.11 .979 1.99 1.99
1960 CIN NL 31 LF 41 30 29 281.2 52 50 0 2 0 .962 -4 -15 1.60 1.22 .974 1.99 1.99
1960 CIN NL 31 CF 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -180 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
1961 CIN NL 32 OF 75 54 45 510.2 114 112 1 1 0 .991 2 4 1.99 1.51 .977 2.16 2.14
1961 CIN NL 32 LF 44 27 22 258.0 58 56 1 1 0 .983 1 6 1.99 1.30 .973 1.88 1.86
1961 CIN NL 32 RF 34 27 23 249.2 52 52 0 0 0 1.000 1 4 1.87 1.53 .974 1.93 1.91
1961 CIN NL 32 CF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -80 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
1962 TOT NL 33 OF 84 77 49 621.1 127 115 10 2 3 .984 -5 -10 1.81 1.49 .974 2.07 2.05
1962 TOT NL 33 RF 33 26 23 238.2 52 44 7 1 3 .981 -4 -21 1.92 1.55 .975 1.90 1.88
1962 NYM NL 33 OF 26 24 22 218.0 48 40 7 1 3 .979 -5 -26 1.94 1.81 .974 2.07 2.05
1962 NYM NL 33 RF 26 24 22 218.0 47 39 7 1 3 .979 -5 -26 1.90 1.77 .975 1.90 1.88
1962 MLN NL 33 OF 58 53 27 403.1 79 75 3 1 0 .987 -0 -1 1.74 1.34 .974 2.07 2.05
1962 MLN NL 33 LF 53 51 26 378.2 71 67 3 1 0 .986 -1 -3 1.66 1.32 .968 1.81 1.80
1962 MLN NL 33 RF 7 2 1 20.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 35 2.18 0.71 .976 1.92 1.89
1962 MLN NL 33 CF 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.48 2.40
13 Seasons OF 1642 1582 1496 14041.1 3687 3500 133 54 28 .985 -61 -5 2.33 2.21 .978 2.29 2.27
9 Seasons CF 815 805 787 7187.0 2129 2042 57 30 14 .986 -59 -10 2.63 2.58 .982 2.76 2.73
8 Seasons RF 684 648 619 5764.1 1321 1237 66 18 14 .986 -0 -0 2.03 1.90 .979 1.98 1.96
5 Seasons LF 161 129 90 1090.0 230 222 4 4 0 .983 -2 -2 1.87 1.40 .972 1.91 1.89
15 Seasons TOT 1642 1582 1496 14041.1 3687 3500 133 54 28 .985 -61 -5 2.33 2.21 .978 2.29 2.27
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

All-Star Games
1953 (CF)
1954 *
1956 (CF)
1957 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1953 NL (20, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1955 NL  .308 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1953 NL  .525 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1954 NL  153 (6th)
1955 NL  154 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1951 NL  600 (9th)
1953 NL  610 (5th)
1954 NL  619 (3rd)
1955 NL  610 (3rd)
1956 NL  603 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1954 NL  684 (6th)
1955 NL  671 (6th)
1956 NL  665 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1954 NL  104 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1951 NL  167 (10th)
1953 NL  183 (7th)
1954 NL  185 (9th)
1955 NL  188 (3rd)
1956 NL  176 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1953 NL  320 (5th)
1954 NL  288 (7th)
1955 NL  311 (8th)
1956 NL  302 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1953 NL  37 (5th)
1954 NL  38 (5th)
1955 NL  30 (6th)
1956 NL  31 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1950 NL  11 (2nd)
1951 NL  12 (1st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1953 NL  30 (7th)
1955 NL  27 (10th)
1956 NL  29 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1954 NL  101 (10th)
1955 NL  104 (10th)
1959 NL  115 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1952 NL  72 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1954 NL  123 (9th)
1955 NL  125 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1953 NL  111 (8th)
1955 NL  114 (9th)
1956 NL  105 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1953 NL  72 (4th)
1954 NL  62 (10th)
1955 NL  63 (9th)
1956 NL  64 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1955 NL  242 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1955 NL  .672 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1954 NL  8 (9th)
1957 NL  6 (8th)
1959 NL  8 (5th)
1961 NL  9 (2nd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1959 NL  13.2 (6th)
1960 NL  12.9 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1954 NL  463 (5th)
1956 NL  449 (7th)
1959 NL  435 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1954 NL  37.82 (6th)
1955 NL  33.56 (9th)
1956 NL  34.56 (8th)
1959 NL  34.81 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1955 NL  3.4 (6th)
1956 NL  3.4 (9th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1955 NL  3.5 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1954 NL  3.6 (6th)
1955 NL  3.2 (9th)
1956 NL  3.3 (8th)
1959 NL  3.3 (9th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 NL  153 (1st)
1955 NL  154 (1st)
1956 NL  149 (5th)
1957 NL  121 (5th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  435 (2nd)
1954 NL  404 (3rd)
1955 NL  367 (4th)
1957 NL  309 (4th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  14 (2nd)
1954 NL  12 (3rd)
1956 NL  12 (2nd)
1957 NL  7 (4th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  10 (1st)
1955 NL  5 (5th)
1956 NL  5 (5th)
1957 NL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  5 (1st)
1954 NL  2 (3rd)
1956 NL  4 (2nd)
1957 NL  1 (5th)
1958 NL  2 (3rd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 NL  145 (2nd)
1952 NL  123 (3rd)
1959 NL  141 (2nd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  204 (3rd)
1951 NL  271 (2nd)
1959 NL  258 (1st)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  10 (2nd)
1951 NL  17 (2nd)
1959 NL  9 (4th)
1960 NL  13 (4th)
Career  66 (94th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  5 (3rd)
1951 NL  4 (5th)
1952 NL  6 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  3 (1st)
1951 NL  4 (2nd)
1959 NL  1 (3rd)
1962 NL  3 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1951 NL  145 (4th)
1954 NL  153 (1st)
1955 NL  154 (1st)
1959 NL  145 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1953 NL  447 (2nd)
1954 NL  406 (4th)
1955 NL  364 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1951 NL  18 (3rd)
1953 NL  16 (3rd)
1959 NL  15 (3rd)
1960 NL  13 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1953 NL  11 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1950 NL  3 (3rd)
1951 NL  4 (4th)
1953 NL  5 (1st)
1956 NL  4 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  1 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1953 NL  3.20 (2nd)
1954 NL  2.78 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 NL  3.10 (2nd)
1954 NL  2.72 (4th)
1955 NL  2.42 (5th)
Career  2.58 (79th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 NL  .988 (1st)
1955 NL  .987 (2nd)
1956 NL  .985 (2nd)
1957 NL  .988 (3rd)
Career  .986 (95th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 NL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 NL  2.14 (1st)
1951 NL  2.02 (4th)
1959 NL  2.02 (2nd)
1960 NL  2.29 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  2.06 (1st)
1951 NL  1.99 (4th)
1959 NL  1.89 (3rd)
1960 NL  2.11 (2nd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  .977 (2nd)
1951 NL  .986 (3rd)
1952 NL  .972 (5th)
1959 NL  .996 (1st)
Career  .986 (28th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1953 NL  3.15 (2nd)
1954 NL  2.80 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1953 NL  3.07 (2nd)
1954 NL  2.73 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1954 NL  .986 (3rd)
1955 NL  .987 (4th)
1956 NL  .986 (5th)
1958 NL  .996 (1st)
1959 NL  .996 (1st)
1960 NL  .988 (3rd)

                                         

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 - 2 (619), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 66 (387), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 40 (488), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 20 (738), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (160th), 15.3 career WAR/16.8 7yr-peak WAR/16.0 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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