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Boze Berger

Louis William Berger

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 13, 1910 in Baltimore, MD
High School: McKinley Tech HS (Washington, DC)
School: University of Maryland (College Park, MD) (All Transactions)
Debut: August 17, 1932 (Age 22.096)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Indians/RedSox 1932-1939

Final Game: September 30, 1939 (Age 29.140)
Died: November 3, 1992 in Bethesda, MD
Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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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
1932 22 CLE AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /6
1935 25 CLE AL 124 505 461 62 119 27 5 5 43 7 5 34 97 .258 .310 .371 .681 74 171 1 8 *4/635
1936 26 CLE AL 28 53 52 1 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 14 .173 .189 .212 .400 -3 11 0 0 /3456
1937 27 CHW AL 52 152 130 19 31 5 0 5 13 1 1 15 24 .238 .322 .392 .714 79 51 1 6 5/46
1938 28 CHW AL 118 523 470 60 102 15 3 3 36 4 1 43 80 .217 .284 .281 .565 40 132 1 9 64/5
1939 29 BOS AL 20 33 30 4 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 10 .300 .323 .367 .689 73 11 0 0 2 6/54
6 Yrs 343 1267 1144 146 270 51 8 13 97 12 7 94 226 .236 .296 .329 .624 57 376 0 3 25
162 Game Avg. 162 598 540 69 128 24 4 6 46 6 3 44 107 .236 .296 .329 .624 57 178 1 12
CLE (3 yrs) 153 559 514 63 128 29 5 5 46 7 5 35 112 .249 .298 .354 .652 66 182 1 8
CHW (2 yrs) 170 675 600 79 133 20 3 8 49 5 2 58 104 .222 .292 .305 .597 49 183 2 15
BOS (1 yr) 20 33 30 4 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 10 .300 .323 .367 .689 73 11 0 0 2

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
1932 22 CLE AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .468 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,500 /6
1935 25 CLE AL 124 505 -22 -0 0 4 4 -14 -1.4 19 5 0.4 .489 .492 0.1 0.7 1 $3,000 *4/635
1936 26 CLE AL 28 53 -9 0 0 -3 0 -12 -1.1 2 -10 -0.9 .462 .493 -0.6 -0.2 -7 $4,000 /3456
1937 27 CHW AL 52 152 -5 -0 0 1 1 -4 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .494 .498 0.1 0.2 1 $4,000 5/46
1938 28 CHW AL 118 523 -47 1 0 -2 6 -42 -3.8 19 -24 -2.1 .467 .476 -2.0 0.4 -22 $4,000 64/5
1939 29 BOS AL 20 33 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .495 .499 0.0 0.1 0 $5,000 6/54
6 Seasons 343 1267 -86 0 0 0 12 -73 -6.8 46 -27 -2.4 .480 .488 -2.4 1.2 -27 $21,500
CLE (3 yrs) 153 559 -31 -0 0 1 4 -26 -2.5 21 -5 -0.5 .484 .492 -0.6 0.5 -6 $8,500
CHW (2 yrs) 170 675 -52 1 0 -1 7 -46 -4.2 24 -22 -1.9 .475 .483 -1.9 0.6 -21 $8,000
BOS (1 yr) 20 33 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .495 .499 0.0 0.1 0 $5,000

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 Awards
1932 CLE AL 22 SS 1 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 5.00 .940 5.20
1935 CLE AL 25 2B 120 120 115 755 309 419 27 91 .964 6.07 .969 5.86
1935 CLE AL 25 SS 3 1 1 8 2 5 1 1 .875 2.33 .958 5.33
1935 CLE AL 25 1B 2 2 2 16 14 1 1 1 .938 7.50 .992 10.15
1935 CLE AL 25 3B 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
1936 CLE AL 26 1B 8 3 3 49 45 2 2 2 .959 5.88 .991 9.93
1936 CLE AL 26 2B 8 2 2 28 12 13 3 5 .893 3.13 .972 5.78
1936 CLE AL 26 3B 7 4 4 20 5 13 2 2 .900 2.57 .946 3.13
1936 CLE AL 26 SS 2 2 2 12 5 5 2 2 .833 5.00 .950 5.35
1937 CHW AL 27 3B 40 36 31 116 35 73 8 8 .931 2.70 .946 3.15
1937 CHW AL 27 2B 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.00 .970 5.60
1937 CHW AL 27 SS 1 0 0 4 1 2 1 1 .750 3.00 .955 5.20
1938 CHW AL 28 SS 67 64 62 389 144 224 21 55 .946 5.49 .953 5.17
1938 CHW AL 28 2B 42 42 41 218 86 117 15 23 .931 4.83 .967 5.52
1938 CHW AL 28 3B 9 9 8 24 9 12 3 1 .875 2.33 .941 3.14
1939 BOS AL 29 SS 10 3 2 19 8 10 1 1 .947 1.80 .950 5.16
1939 BOS AL 29 3B 5 4 4 14 4 10 0 1 1.000 2.80 .943 3.16
1939 BOS AL 29 2B 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 5.55
5 Seasons 2B 173 164 158 1004 407 551 46 119 .954 5.54 .969 5.77
6 Seasons SS 84 70 67 437 163 248 26 60 .941 4.89 .953 5.18
5 Seasons 3B 62 54 47 174 53 108 13 12 .925 2.60 .945 3.15
2 Seasons 1B 10 5 5 65 59 3 3 3 .954 6.20 .991 9.97
6 Seasons TOT 329 293 277 1680 682 910 88 194 .948 4.84 .963 5.25
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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
1935 AL  0.7 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1935 AL  97 (2nd)
1938 AL  80 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1938 AL  39 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1935 AL  120 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1935 AL  309 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1935 AL  419 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1935 AL  27 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1935 AL  91 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1935 AL  6.07 (3rd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1935 AL  .964 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2989), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (1153rd), -2.4 career WAR/-2.4 7yr-peak WAR/-2.4 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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
1932 22 Cleveland Indians $1,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 25 Cleveland Indians $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 26 Cleveland Indians $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 27 Chicago White Sox $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 28 Chicago White Sox $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 29 Boston Red Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$21,500
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: Louis Boze William Berger

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