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Joe Berger

Joseph August Berger (Fats)

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: December 20, 1886 in St. Louis, MO (All Transactions)
Debut: April 11, 1913 (Age 26.112, 3,851st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1913 season [*]
Team: WhiteSox 1913-1914

Final Game: September 27, 1914 (Age 27.281)
Died: March 6, 1956 in Rock Island, IL
Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, IL
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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
1913 26 CHW AL 79 272 223 27 48 6 2 2 20 5 36 28 .215 .330 .287 .616 81 64 2 11 4/65
1914 27 CHW AL 48 166 148 11 23 3 1 0 3 2 8 13 9 .155 .224 .189 .413 25 28 0 5 64/5
2 Yrs 127 438 371 38 71 9 3 2 23 7 8 49 37 .191 .289 .248 .537 60 92 2 16
162 Game Avg. 162 559 473 48 91 11 4 3 29 9 63 47 .191 .289 .248 .537 60 117 3 20

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
1913 26 CHW AL 79 272 -4 -1 0 7 0 3 0.3 10 13 1.4 .504 .502 0.6 0.8 6 4/65
1914 27 CHW AL 48 166 -12 -2 0 2 2 -10 -1.3 6 -4 -0.6 .475 .492 -0.8 0.5 -6 64/5
2 Seasons 127 438 -16 -2 0 9 2 -7 -1.0 16 10 0.8 .493 .498 -0.1 1.3 1

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
1913 CHW AL 26 2B 71 339 111 214 14 18 .959 4.58 .954 4.98
1913 CHW AL 26 SS 4 11 2 8 1 1 .909 2.50 .935 5.40
1913 CHW AL 26 3B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .935 3.20
1914 CHW AL 27 SS 28 24 24 141 56 74 11 7 .922 4.64 .937 5.35
1914 CHW AL 27 2B 12 10 10 47 14 30 3 4 .936 3.67 .953 4.93
1914 CHW AL 27 3B 7 3 3 16 6 9 1 0 .938 2.14 .936 3.26
2 Seasons 2B 83 10 10 386 125 244 17 22 .956 4.45 .954 4.97
2 Seasons SS 32 24 24 152 58 82 12 8 .921 4.38 .937 5.36
2 Seasons 3B 8 3 3 18 7 10 1 0 .944 2.13 .936 3.25
2 Seasons TOT 123 37 37 556 190 336 30 30 .946 4.28 .949 4.96
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

Transactions

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