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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Browns 1923-1932

Final Game: September 24, 1932 (Age 34.059)
Died: December 22, 1968 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: St. Dominic's Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
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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
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

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 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 1 0 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 1 0 0 0 0
2 WS 6 19 17 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .176 .263 .176 .440 3 1 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1923 NYY AL 24 C 19 14 10 74 58 14 2 2 .973 3.79 .975 4.82 0 10 12 55% 45%
1924 NYY AL 25 C 11 6 4 37 34 3 0 3 1.000 3.36 .972 4.61 1 2 2 50% 44%
1925 NYY AL 26 C 94 84 66 411 325 83 3 12 .993 4.34 .977 4.60 3 40 47 54% 45% MVP-24
1926 NYY AL 27 C 35 25 17 147 107 36 4 2 .973 4.09 .979 4.66 3 20 14 41% 43%
1927 NYY AL 28 C 30 25 19 147 114 31 2 0 .986 4.83 .974 4.63 0 17 11 39% 39%
1928 NYY AL 29 C 58 50 29 245 206 37 2 7 .992 4.19 .976 4.71 2 23 21 48% 41%
1929 NYY AL 30 C 23 20 8 56 47 8 1 1 .982 2.39 .976 4.69 1 6 4 40% 44%
1930 NYY AL 31 C 44 29 16 191 171 18 2 2 .990 4.30 .984 4.88 2 20 10 33% 42%
1931 SLB AL 32 C 37 37 33 147 119 26 2 6 .986 3.92 .981 4.92 0 14 16 53% 42%
1932 SLB AL 33 C 47 32 29 185 153 30 2 7 .989 3.89 .982 4.90 3 19 13 41% 43%
10 Seasons C 398 322 231 1640 1334 286 20 42 .988 4.07 .978 4.74 15 171 150 47% 43%
10 Seasons TOT 398 322 231 1640 1334 286 20 42 .988 4.07 .978 4.74 15 171 150 47% 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 AL (24, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1925 AL  325 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1925 AL  83 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1925 AL  12 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1925 AL  47 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1925 AL  54.0 (3rd)
1928 AL  47.7 (5th)
Career  46.7 (60th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1925 AL  4.34 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1925 AL  .993 (1st)

Transactions

  • October 24, 1930: Purchased by Milwaukee (American Association) from the New York Yankees.
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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
1923 24 New York Yankees $3,750 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 25 New York Yankees $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 26 New York Yankees $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1926 27 New York Yankees $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1927 28 New York Yankees $8,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 5/23/27 AL letter at HOF library:8000.00,
1928 29 New York Yankees $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 30 New York Yankees $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 31 New York Yankees $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 32 St. Louis Browns $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 33 St. Louis Browns $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$60,250
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: Bernard Benny Oliver Bengough

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