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Benny Bengough    \ben-GO\

Bernard Oliver Bengough

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: July 27, 1898 in Niagara Falls, NY
School: Niagara University (Lewiston, NY)(All Transactions)
Debut: May 18, 1923 (Age 24.295, 5,271st in MLB history)   vs. SLB 5 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Browns 1923-1932

Last Game: September 24, 1932 (Age 34.059)   vs. DET 5 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 22, 1968 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: St. Dominic's Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
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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
1923 24 NYY AL 19 58 53 1 7 2 0 0 3 0 0 4 2 .132 .193 .170 .363 -5 9 0 1 2
1924 25 NYY AL 11 21 16 4 5 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 .313 .389 .500 .889 128 8 0 1 2
1925 26 NYY AL 95 309 283 17 73 14 2 0 23 0 2 19 9 .258 .305 .322 .626 60 91 0 6 2 MVP-24
1926 27 NYY AL 36 95 84 9 32 6 0 0 14 1 0 7 4 .381 .435 .452 .887 133 38 1 3 2
1927 28 NYY AL 31 90 85 6 21 3 3 0 10 0 3 4 4 .247 .281 .353 .634 65 30 0 1 2
1928 29 NYY AL 58 170 161 12 43 3 1 0 9 0 0 7 8 .267 .302 .298 .600 59 48 1 1 2
1929 30 NYY AL 23 62 62 5 12 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 2 .194 .194 .258 .452 18 16 0 0 2
1930 31 NYY AL 44 109 102 10 24 4 2 0 12 1 0 3 8 .235 .257 .314 .571 46 32 0 4 2
1931 32 SLB AL 40 144 140 6 35 4 1 0 12 0 3 4 4 .250 .271 .293 .564 46 41 0 0 2
1932 33 SLB AL 54 151 139 13 35 7 1 0 15 0 1 12 4 .252 .311 .317 .628 60 44 0 0 2
10 Yrs 411 1209 1125 83 287 46 12 0 108 2 9 62 45 .255 .295 .317 .613 59 357 2 17
162 Game Avg. 162 477 443 33 113 18 5 0 43 1 4 24 18 .255 .295 .317 .613 59 141 1 7
NYY (8 yrs) 317 914 846 64 217 35 10 0 81 2 5 46 37 .257 .296 .322 .618 60 272 2 17
SLB (2 yrs) 94 295 279 19 70 11 2 0 27 0 4 16 8 .251 .292 .305 .596 53 85 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
1923 24 NYY AL 19 58 -8 0 0 0 0 -7 -0.8 2 -5 -0.5 .460 .495 -0.5 0.1 -5 $3,750 2
1924 25 NYY AL 11 21 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .517 .501 0.2 0.1 2 $4,000 2
1925 26 NYY AL 95 309 -17 -0 0 3 3 -12 -1.1 12 0 0.1 .488 .493 -0.2 0.5 -3 $5,000 2 MVP-24
1926 27 NYY AL 36 95 5 0 0 -1 1 5 0.5 4 8 0.8 .513 .503 0.9 -0.0 9 $7,500 2
1927 28 NYY AL 31 90 -5 -1 0 0 1 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .484 .497 -0.2 0.1 -2 $8,000 2
1928 29 NYY AL 58 170 -9 0 0 2 1 -5 -0.5 6 1 0.1 .491 .497 -0.1 0.3 -1 $8,000 2
1929 30 NYY AL 23 62 -7 0 0 0 1 -7 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .472 .496 -0.4 0.1 -4 $8,000 2
1930 31 NYY AL 44 109 -9 0 0 0 1 -7 -0.7 4 -3 -0.3 .485 .496 -0.3 0.1 -3 $5,000 2
1931 32 SLB AL 40 144 -11 -1 0 1 1 -10 -0.9 5 -4 -0.4 .477 .494 -0.5 0.2 -5 $5,500 2
1932 33 SLB AL 54 151 -8 -0 0 1 1 -6 -0.6 6 -0 -0.0 .490 .497 -0.1 0.2 -1 $5,500 2
10 Seasons 411 1209 -68 -1 0 7 10 -52 -5.0 45 -7 -0.5 .488 .496 -1.2 1.6 -14 $60,250
NYY (8 yrs) 317 914 -49 -0 0 5 8 -37 -3.5 34 -2 -0.1 .489 .496 -0.6 1.2 -7 $49,250
SLB (2 yrs) 94 295 -19 -1 0 2 2 -16 -1.5 11 -5 -0.4 .484 .496 -0.6 0.4 -7 $11,000

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
1923 24 NYY AL 58 47 2 1.1 109 .137 .132 .293 .193 .363 .170 .404 .363 .767 -5 .070 -8.3 -0.8 .283 .113 .038
1924 25 NYY AL 21 12 3 6.6 112 .313 .313 .298 .389 .368 .500 .409 .889 .776 128 .639 0.6 0.1 .909 .313 .188
1925 26 NYY AL 309 218 27 3.3 114 .266 .258 .297 .305 .367 .322 .416 .626 .784 60 .311 -17.5 -1.6 .509 .124 .064
1926 27 NYY AL 95 55 17 8.2 109 .400 .381 .289 .435 .360 .452 .405 .887 .765 133 .737 4.5 0.4 .904 .167 .071 .0
1927 28 NYY AL 90 68 7 2.7 109 .259 .247 .290 .281 .358 .353 .408 .634 .766 65 .260 -5.0 -0.5 .463 .118 .106
1928 29 NYY AL 170 119 14 3.1 106 .281 .267 .286 .302 .351 .298 .406 .600 .757 59 .320 -9.7 -1.0 .475 .075 .031
1929 30 NYY AL 62 50 3 1.6 107 .200 .194 .284 .194 .350 .258 .411 .452 .761 18 .112 -7.7 -0.7 .320 .065 .065
1930 31 NYY AL 109 82 8 2.6 112 .255 .235 .290 .257 .354 .314 .426 .571 .780 46 .215 -8.6 -0.8 .462 .118 .078 .0
1931 32 SLB AL 144 108 10 2.5 111 .257 .250 .290 .271 .358 .293 .415 .564 .773 46 .222 -11.6 -1.1 .389 .050 .043
1932 33 SLB AL 151 105 13 3.3 115 .259 .252 .291 .311 .363 .317 .428 .628 .791 60 .319 -8.5 -0.8 .524 .144 .065
10 Yrs 1209 864 104 3.2 111 .266 .255 .291 .295 .360 .317 .415 .613 .774 59 .313 -71.8 -6.9 .489 .111 .062 .0
162 Game Avg. 477 341 41 3.2 111 .266 .255 .291 .295 .360 .317 .415 .613 .774 59 .313 -71.8 -6.9 .489 .111 .062
NYY (8 yrs) 914 651 81 3.3 110 .268 .257 .291 .296 .359 .322 .412 .618 .772 60 .325 -51.7 -5.0 .500 .116 .065 .0
SLB (2 yrs) 295 213 23 2.9 113 .258 .251 .291 .292 .360 .305 .421 .596 .782 53 .271 -20.1 -1.9 .455 .097 .054

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
1927 ❍ 28 NYY AL WS PIT W 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 0
1928 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS STL W 4 14 13 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .231 .286 .231 .516 3 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 6 19 17 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .176 .263 .176 .440 3 0 0 0
2 WS 6 19 17 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .176 .263 .176 .440 3 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
1923 24 NYY AL 58 0.0% 3.5% 6.9% 3.5% 29% 0.50 26.5 17.7 88%
1924 25 NYY AL 21 0.0% 0.0% 9.5% 9.5% 40% 0.00 5.3 76%
1925 26 NYY AL 309 0.0% 2.9% 6.2% 5.2% 22% 0.47 31.4 12.3 89%
1926 27 NYY AL 95 0.0% 4.2% 7.4% 6.3% 19% 0.57 21.0 6.0 84%
1927 28 NYY AL 90 0.0% 4.4% 4.4% 6.7% 29% 1.00 21.3 8.5 90%
1928 29 NYY AL 170 0.0% 4.7% 4.1% 2.4% 9% 1.14 20.1 17.9 90%
1929 30 NYY AL 62 0.0% 3.2% 0.0% 4.8% 25% 31.0 8.9 97%
1930 31 NYY AL 109 0.0% 7.3% 2.8% 5.5% 25% 2.67 12.8 8.5 1.76 86%
1931 32 SLB AL 144 0.0% 2.8% 2.8% 3.5% 14% 1.00 35.0 11.7 1.63 94%
1932 33 SLB AL 151 0.0% 2.7% 8.0% 5.3% 23% 0.33 34.8 9.3 1.00 89%
10 Yrs 1209 0.0% 3.7% 5.1% 4.8% 20% 0.73 25.0 10.4 1.45 89%
MLB Averages 1.2% 7.5% 8.0% 6.9% 27% 0.94 11.9 75.8 7.7 1.02 80%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1923 24 NYY AL -8.3 -0.8 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 25 NYY AL 0.6 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 26 NYY AL -17.5 -1.6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 27 NYY AL 4.5 0.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 28 NYY AL -5.0 -0.5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 29 NYY AL -9.7 -1.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 30 NYY AL -7.7 -0.7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 31 NYY AL -8.6 -0.8 92 -0.9 0.8 -1.6 .75 -0.8 -0.4 -11.8 -1.1 0.99 -10.4 0
1931 32 SLB AL -11.6 -1.1 106 -0.8 1.4 -2.1 .97 -0.8 0.0 -10.5 -1.0 0.95 -10.4 1.34 3
1932 33 SLB AL -8.5 -0.8 91 -0.3 1.2 -1.5 .93 0.0 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3 0.94 -2.4 2.05 3
10 Yrs -71.8 -6.9 289 -1.9 3.3 -5.2 .88 -1.6 -0.6 -25.2 -2.4 0.96 -23.3 1.69 6

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
1930 31 NYY AL 2 0 37% 26 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 38% 4 2 2 2 2 0 2 1 1
1931 32 SLB AL 2 0 15% 34 0 3 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 2 1 38% 4 3 1 1 1 0 3 0 2
1932 33 SLB AL 2 0 28% 32 0 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 14% 8 7 1 3 2 0 3 2 1
10 Yrs 6 0 24% 92 2 9 18% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 3 3 27% 16 12 4 6 5 0 8 3 4

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
1930 31 NYY AL 92 42% 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 22 13 5 38% 70 9 13% 7 3 43% 4 2 50% 17
1931 32 SLB AL 104 24% 35 3 0 0 0 1.34 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 9 6 67% 67 8 12% 3 3 100% 4 1 25% 40
1932 33 SLB AL 91 35% 35 3 1 0 1 2.05 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 12 8 67% 64 14 22% 10 9 90% 3 1 33% 60
10 Yrs 287 33% 287 6 1 0 1 1.69 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 17 64 34 19 56% 201 31 15% 20 15 75% 11 4 36% 117
MLB Averages 49% 37% 17% 56% 61%

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
1923 24 19 58 53 1 7 2 0 0 3 0 0 4 2 .132 .193 .170 .363 -5 9 0 1
1924 25 30 79 69 5 12 3 1 0 6 0 0 6 2 .174 .240 .246 .486 27 17 0 2
1925 26 125 388 352 22 85 17 3 0 29 0 2 25 11 .241 .292 .307 .599 54 108 0 8
1926 27 161 483 436 31 117 23 3 0 43 1 2 32 15 .268 .320 .335 .655 69 146 1 11
1927 28 192 573 521 37 138 26 6 0 53 1 5 36 19 .265 .314 .338 .651 68 176 1 12
1928 29 250 743 682 49 181 29 7 0 62 1 5 43 27 .265 .311 .328 .639 66 224 2 13
1929 30 273 805 744 54 193 31 8 0 69 1 5 43 29 .259 .302 .323 .624 62 240 2 13
1930 31 317 914 846 64 217 35 10 0 81 2 5 46 37 .257 .296 .322 .618 60 272 2 17
1931 32 357 1058 986 70 252 39 11 0 93 2 8 50 41 .256 .293 .317 .610 58 313 2 17
1932 33 411 1209 1125 83 287 46 12 0 108 2 9 62 45 .255 .295 .317 .613 59 357 2 17

Neutralized Batting

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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
1923 24 20 62 56 1 8 2 0 0 4 0 5 2 .143 .213 .179 .392 2 19
1924 25 12 20 17 4 5 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 .294 .368 .471 .839 3 11
1925 26 100 314 290 15 69 13 2 0 20 0 18 9 .238 .282 .297 .579 24 95
1926 27 38 98 87 9 32 6 0 0 14 1 7 4 .368 .421 .437 .858 16 36
1927 28 32 92 87 5 20 3 3 0 9 0 4 4 .230 .264 .333 .597 7 31
1928 29 61 176 167 11 43 3 1 0 9 0 7 8 .257 .291 .287 .579 14 58
1929 30 24 65 65 5 12 2 1 0 7 0 0 2 .185 .185 .246 .431 3 23
1930 31 46 112 105 9 23 4 2 0 11 1 3 8 .219 .241 .295 .536 7 44
1931 32 42 146 142 5 32 4 1 0 10 0 4 4 .225 .247 .268 .514 9 40
1932 33 57 152 141 11 32 6 1 0 13 0 11 4 .227 .283 .284 .567 12 54
10 Yrs 432 1237 1157 75 276 44 12 0 100 2 61 45 .239 .278 .297 .575 97 411
162 Game Avg. 162 464 434 28 104 17 5 0 38 1 23 17 .239 .278 .297 .575 36 411



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 AL (24, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1308th)

                                         

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