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Wally Berger

Walter Anton Berger

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 198 lb.

Born: October 10, 1905 in Chicago, IL
High School: Mission HS (San Francisco, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1930 (Age 24.187)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1930 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Reds/Bees/Giants/Phillies 1930-1940

Final Game: July 4, 1940 (Age 34.268)
Died: November 30, 1988 in Redondo Beach, CA
Buried: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 3, 2014 2:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #249. George Foster… #250. Thurman Munson… #251. Ed McKean… #252. WALLY BERGER… #253. Magglio Ordonez… #254. Michael Young… #255. Jimmy Rollins… 

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
1930 24 BSN NL 151 628 555 98 172 27 14 38 119 3 54 69 .310 .375 .614 .990 137 341 4 12 *7O
1931 25 BSN NL 156 678 617 94 199 44 8 19 84 13 55 70 .323 .380 .512 .892 141 316 2 4 *8O/3
1932 26 BSN NL 145 639 602 90 185 34 6 17 73 5 33 66 .307 .346 .468 .815 120 282 3 1 *8O3 MVP-13
1933 ★ 27 BSN NL 137 574 528 84 165 37 8 27 106 2 41 77 .313 .365 .566 .932 172 299 6 3 2 *8O AS,MVP-3
1934 ★ 28 BSN NL 150 668 615 92 183 35 8 34 121 2 49 65 .298 .352 .546 .899 145 336 14 3 1 *8O AS,MVP-12
1935 ★ 29 BSN NL 150 643 589 91 174 39 4 34 130 3 50 80 .295 .355 .548 .903 148 323 14 4 1 *8O AS,MVP-6
1936 ★ 30 BSN NL 138 595 534 88 154 23 3 25 91 1 53 84 .288 .361 .483 .844 132 258 13 8 0 *8O AS,MVP-16
1937 31 TOT NL 89 347 312 54 89 20 3 17 65 3 29 63 .285 .354 .532 .886 141 166 6 4 2 O87/9
1937 31 BSN NL 30 126 113 14 31 9 1 5 22 0 11 33 .274 .344 .504 .848 138 57 1 1 1 7O
1937 31 NYG NL 59 221 199 40 58 11 2 12 43 3 18 30 .291 .359 .548 .907 142 109 5 3 1 O8/97
1938 32 TOT NL 115 472 439 79 131 23 4 16 60 2 31 48 .298 .347 .478 .826 127 210 9 2 0 *7/89
1938 32 NYG NL 16 34 32 5 6 0 0 0 4 0 2 4 .188 .235 .188 .423 17 6 0 0 0 /O89
1938 32 CIN NL 99 438 407 74 125 23 4 16 56 2 29 44 .307 .356 .501 .857 135 204 9 2 0 7O
1939 33 CIN NL 97 374 329 36 85 15 1 14 44 1 36 63 .258 .341 .438 .778 106 144 6 5 4 O78
1940 34 TOT NL 22 47 43 3 13 2 0 1 5 1 4 8 .302 .362 .419 .780 119 18 1 0 0 /7938
1940 34 CIN NL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1940 34 PHI NL 20 45 41 3 13 2 0 1 5 1 4 7 .317 .378 .439 .817 129 18 1 0 0 O/7938
11 Yrs 1350 5665 5163 809 1550 299 59 242 898 36 435 693 .300 .359 .522 .881 138 2693 69 38 27
162 Game Avg. 162 680 620 97 186 36 7 29 108 4 52 83 .300 .359 .522 .881 138 323 5 3
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
BSN (8 yrs) 1057 4551 4153 651 1263 248 52 199 746 29 346 544 .304 .362 .533 .894 141 2212 48 28 22
CIN (3 yrs) 198 814 738 110 210 38 5 30 100 3 65 108 .285 .348 .472 .820 121 348 15 7 4
NYG (2 yrs) 75 255 231 45 64 11 2 12 47 3 20 34 .277 .343 .498 .840 125 115 5 3 1
PHI (1 yr) 20 45 41 3 13 2 0 1 5 1 4 7 .317 .378 .439 .817 129 18 1 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
1930 24 BSN NL 151 628 29 0 0 4 -7 27 2.3 19 46 4.2 .515 .514 3.9 -0.3 42 $4,000 *7O
1931 25 BSN NL 156 678 33 -1 0 6 -3 36 3.5 21 57 5.7 .524 .523 5.2 0.3 51 $8,500 *8O/3
1932 26 BSN NL 145 639 16 -0 0 5 -3 18 1.8 19 37 3.8 .513 .511 3.3 0.2 32 $10,000 *8O3 MVP-13
1933 ★ 27 BSN NL 137 574 44 0 0 3 -2 45 4.9 18 63 6.8 .536 .531 6.6 0.1 60 $10,000 *8O AS,MVP-3
1934 ★ 28 BSN NL 150 668 36 0 0 -4 -2 30 3.0 20 50 5.1 .520 .519 5.4 -0.6 54 $11,500 *8O AS,MVP-12
1935 ★ 29 BSN NL 150 643 37 0 0 2 -2 37 3.7 20 57 5.7 .524 .522 5.5 0.1 55 $12,500 *8O AS,MVP-6
1936 ★ 30 BSN NL 138 595 23 0 0 3 -2 24 2.4 19 44 4.4 .518 .515 4.1 0.1 41 *8O AS,MVP-16
1937 31 BSN NL 30 126 5 0 0 0 -1 4 0.4 4 8 0.8 .513 .502 0.8 -0.2 8 $12,000 7O
1937 31 NYG NL 59 221 11 -0 0 2 -1 12 1.1 7 19 1.9 .520 .507 1.7 0.1 17 O8/97
1938 32 NYG NL 16 34 -3 0 0 2 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.3 0.2 -2 /O89
1938 32 CIN NL 99 438 18 -0 0 0 -5 13 1.3 14 27 2.8 .514 .508 2.8 -0.6 27 7O
1939 33 CIN NL 97 374 2 0 0 -3 -3 -4 -0.6 12 8 0.7 .495 .497 1.1 -0.7 11 O78
1940 34 CIN NL 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .471 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0
1940 34 PHI NL 20 45 2 -0 0 0 -1 1 0.1 2 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 -0.1 3 O/7938
11 Seasons 1350 5665 251 0 0 20 -31 241 23.5 176 417 42.1 .518 .515 40.2 -1.3 397 $68,500
BSN (8 yrs) 1057 4551 223 0 0 19 -21 222 21.9 140 362 36.6 .521 .519 34.7 -0.3 343 $68,500
CIN (3 yrs) 198 814 19 0 0 -3 -8 8 0.6 26 34 3.4 .504 .503 3.9 -1.3 38
NYG (2 yrs) 75 255 7 -0 0 4 -1 10 1.0 8 18 1.8 .513 .506 1.4 0.3 14
PHI (1 yr) 20 45 2 -0 0 0 -1 1 0.1 2 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 -0.1 3

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
1937 31 NYG NL WS NYY L 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1939 33 CIN NL WS NYY L 4 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 7 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 7 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1930 BSN NL 24 LF 145 145 143 328 307 10 11 3 .966 2.19 .968 2.01
1930 BSN NL 24 OF 145 145 143 328 307 10 11 3 .966 2.19 .968 2.40
1931 BSN NL 25 CF 156 156 155 484 457 16 11 5 .977 3.03 .974 2.88
1931 BSN NL 25 OF 156 156 155 484 457 16 11 5 .977 3.03 .973 2.48
1931 BSN NL 25 1B 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .990 10.10
1932 BSN NL 26 CF 134 133 130 409 396 10 3 3 .993 3.03 .982 2.97 MVP-13
1932 BSN NL 26 OF 134 133 130 409 396 10 3 3 .993 3.03 .976 2.52 MVP-13
1932 BSN NL 26 1B 11 10 10 106 102 4 0 7 1.000 9.64 .990 10.19 MVP-13
1933 BSN NL 27 CF 136 136 135 397 382 6 9 4 .977 2.85 .979 2.78 AS,MVP-3
1933 BSN NL 27 OF 136 136 135 397 382 6 9 4 .977 2.85 .977 2.43 AS,MVP-3
1934 BSN NL 28 CF 150 150 150 403 385 9 9 2 .978 2.63 .979 2.70 AS,MVP-12
1934 BSN NL 28 OF 150 150 150 403 385 9 9 2 .978 2.63 .973 2.37 AS,MVP-12
1935 BSN NL 29 CF 149 149 140 483 458 8 17 1 .965 3.13 .974 2.83 AS,MVP-6
1935 BSN NL 29 OF 149 149 140 483 458 8 17 1 .965 3.13 .971 2.42 AS,MVP-6
1936 BSN NL 30 CF 133 133 131 408 384 10 14 1 .966 2.96 .979 2.84 AS,MVP-16
1936 BSN NL 30 OF 133 133 131 408 384 10 14 1 .966 2.96 .973 2.38 AS,MVP-16
1937 TOT NL 31 OF 80 78 58 167 158 5 4 0 .976 2.04 .974 2.24
1937 TOT NL 31 LF 30 29 28 55 54 1 0 0 1.000 1.83 .973 2.10
1937 BSN NL 31 LF 28 28 27 52 51 1 0 0 1.000 1.86 .973 2.10
1937 BSN NL 31 OF 28 28 27 52 51 1 0 0 1.000 1.86 .974 2.24
1937 NYG NL 31 OF 52 50 31 115 107 4 4 0 .965 2.13 .974 2.24
1937 NYG NL 31 CF 45 44 28 102 96 2 4 0 .961 2.18 .977 2.63
1937 NYG NL 31 RF 5 5 2 10 8 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .972 2.00
1937 NYG NL 31 LF 2 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .973 2.10
1938 TOT NL 32 OF 107 102 101 235 221 7 7 2 .970 2.13 .976 2.34
1938 NYG NL 32 OF 9 7 7 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 3.22 .976 2.34
1938 NYG NL 32 CF 8 7 7 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 3.50 .978 2.72
1938 NYG NL 32 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.10
1938 CIN NL 32 LF 98 95 94 206 192 7 7 3 .966 2.03 .971 2.23
1938 CIN NL 32 OF 98 95 94 206 192 7 7 2 .966 2.03 .976 2.34
1939 CIN NL 33 OF 95 89 77 169 158 6 5 0 .970 1.73 .975 2.32
1939 CIN NL 33 LF 69 67 58 117 109 6 2 0 .983 1.67 .974 2.16
1939 CIN NL 33 CF 26 22 19 52 49 0 3 0 .942 1.88 .977 2.70
1940 PHI NL 34 OF 11 8 7 19 18 0 1 0 .947 1.64 .977 2.32
1940 PHI NL 34 LF 5 4 4 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 .974 2.26
1940 PHI NL 34 RF 5 4 3 10 9 0 1 0 .900 1.80 .973 2.02
1940 PHI NL 34 1B 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .990 10.50
1940 PHI NL 34 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.70
11 Seasons OF 1296 1279 1227 3502 3324 87 91 21 .974 2.63 .973 2.40
10 Seasons CF 938 930 895 2766 2635 61 70 16 .975 2.87 .978 2.82
5 Seasons LF 347 340 327 715 671 24 20 6 .972 2.00 .970 2.11
3 Seasons 1B 13 10 10 110 106 4 0 7 1.000 8.46 .990 10.21
3 Seasons RF 11 9 5 21 18 2 1 0 .952 1.82 .973 2.02
11 Seasons TOT 1309 1289 1237 3612 3430 91 91 28 .975 2.69 .974 2.48
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

Hall of Fame
1956 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1958 BBWAA ( 0.8%)

All-Star Games
1933 (CF)
1934 (CF)
1935 (CF)
1936

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1932 NL (13, 8%)
1933 NL (3, 55%)
1934 NL (12, 16%)
1935 NL (6, 25%)
1936 NL (16, 5%)
1.09 Career Shares (225th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1931 NL  5.7 (5th)
1933 NL  6.9 (5th)
1935 NL  5.6 (8th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1931 NL  5.7 (2nd)
1933 NL  6.9 (3rd)
1934 NL  5.1 (6th)
1935 NL  5.6 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1931 NL  5.2 (3rd)
1933 NL  6.6 (3rd)
1934 NL  5.4 (5th)
1935 NL  5.4 (5th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1933 NL  .313 (8th)
Career  .300 (199th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1930 NL  .614 (8th)
1931 NL  .512 (9th)
1933 NL  .566 (2nd)
1934 NL  .546 (3rd)
1935 NL  .548 (4th)
1938 NL  .478 (8th)
Career  .522 (59th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1931 NL  .892 (8th)
1933 NL  .932 (2nd)
1934 NL  .899 (6th)
1935 NL  .903 (7th)
Career  .881 (89th)

Games Played s c a p y
1931 NL  156 (1st)
1934 NL  150 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1931 NL  617 (3rd)
1932 NL  602 (8th)
1934 NL  615 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1931 NL  678 (4th)
1934 NL  668 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1931 NL  94 (8th)
1933 NL  84 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1931 NL  199 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1930 NL  341 (7th)
1931 NL  316 (4th)
1932 NL  282 (9th)
1933 NL  299 (2nd)
1934 NL  336 (3rd)
1935 NL  323 (3rd)

Doubles s c a p y
1931 NL  44 (2nd)
1933 NL  37 (5th)
1934 NL  35 (8th)
1935 NL  39 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1930 NL  14 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1930 NL  38 (3rd)
1931 NL  19 (3rd)
1932 NL  17 (9th)
1933 NL  27 (2nd)
1934 NL  34 (3rd)
1935 NL  34 (1st)
1936 NL  25 (3rd)
1937 NL  17 (6th)
1938 NL  16 (8th)
1939 NL  14 (10th)
Career  242 (219th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1930 NL  119 (8th)
1933 NL  106 (2nd)
1934 NL  121 (3rd)
1935 NL  130 (1st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1930 NL  69 (4th)
1931 NL  70 (3rd)
1932 NL  66 (4th)
1933 NL  77 (1st)
1934 NL  65 (6th)
1935 NL  80 (4th)
1936 NL  84 (2nd)
1939 NL  63 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1931 NL  13 (6th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1931 NL  141 (7th)
1933 NL  172 (2nd)
1934 NL  145 (6th)
1935 NL  148 (5th)
Career  138 (89th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1931 NL  119 (3rd)
1932 NL  97 (10th)
1933 NL  108 (2nd)
1934 NL  117 (5th)
1935 NL  113 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1931 NL  35 (4th)
1933 NL  47 (2nd)
1934 NL  37 (5th)
1935 NL  39 (4th)
Career  262 (167th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1931 NL  3.4 (4th)
1933 NL  4.8 (2nd)
1934 NL  3.5 (5th)
1935 NL  3.7 (4th)
Career  25.3 (178th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1930 NL  79 (6th)
1931 NL  71 (4th)
1932 NL  57 (10th)
1933 NL  72 (2nd)
1934 NL  77 (2nd)
1935 NL  77 (2nd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1931 NL  256 (6th)
1934 NL  235 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1931 NL  .710 (9th)
1933 NL  .767 (2nd)
1935 NL  .678 (8th)
Career  .668 (143rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1936 NL  8 (2nd)
1937 NL  4 (8th)
1939 NL  5 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1935 NL  14 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1931 NL  15.4 (2nd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1930 NL  14.6 (3rd)
1931 NL  32.5 (7th)
1933 NL  19.6 (1st)
1934 NL  18.1 (3rd)
1935 NL  17.3 (1st)
1936 NL  21.4 (4th)
1938 NL  27.4 (7th)
Career  21.3 (170th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1931 NL  422 (9th)
1934 NL  447 (5th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 NL  145 (1st)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 NL  307 (1st)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 NL  10 (3rd)
1938 NL  7 (5th)
1939 NL  6 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 NL  11 (2nd)
1938 NL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 NL  3 (2nd)
1938 NL  3 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 NL  156 (1st)
1932 NL  134 (1st)
1933 NL  136 (2nd)
1934 NL  150 (1st)
1935 NL  149 (2nd)
1936 NL  133 (2nd)
Career  938 (95th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 NL  457 (2nd)
1932 NL  396 (3rd)
1933 NL  382 (2nd)
1934 NL  385 (2nd)
1935 NL  458 (1st)
1936 NL  384 (2nd)
Career  2,635 (81st)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 NL  16 (2nd)
1932 NL  10 (3rd)
1933 NL  6 (5th)
1934 NL  9 (3rd)
1935 NL  8 (4th)
1936 NL  10 (3rd)
Career  61 (91st)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 NL  11 (2nd)
1933 NL  9 (3rd)
1934 NL  9 (2nd)
1935 NL  17 (1st)
1936 NL  14 (1st)
1937 NL  4 (5th)
Career  70 (34th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 NL  5 (1st)
1932 NL  3 (2nd)
1933 NL  4 (1st)
1934 NL  2 (2nd)
Career  16 (87th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1931 NL  156 (1st)
1934 NL  150 (3rd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1931 NL  457 (2nd)
1932 NL  396 (3rd)
1933 NL  382 (3rd)
1934 NL  385 (2nd)
1935 NL  458 (1st)
1936 NL  384 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1931 NL  11 (5th)
1935 NL  17 (1st)
1936 NL  14 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1931 NL  5 (5th)
1933 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 NL  2.19 (2nd)
1938 NL  2.03 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 NL  .966 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 NL  3.03 (3rd)
1932 NL  3.03 (3rd)
1933 NL  2.85 (3rd)
1934 NL  2.63 (4th)
1935 NL  3.13 (1st)
1936 NL  2.96 (2nd)
Career  2.87 (13th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 NL  .977 (4th)
1932 NL  .993 (1st)
1933 NL  .977 (3rd)
1934 NL  .978 (4th)
1935 NL  .965 (5th)
1936 NL  .966 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1931 NL  3.03 (2nd)
1932 NL  3.03 (4th)
1933 NL  2.85 (2nd)
1934 NL  2.63 (5th)
1935 NL  3.13 (1st)
1936 NL  2.96 (2nd)
Career  2.63 (30th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1932 NL  .993 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 9 (259), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 103 (216), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 60 (332), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 29 (346), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (34th), 42.1 career WAR/35.8 7yr-peak WAR/38.9 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1930 24 Boston Braves $4,000 ? Judge Fuchs & The Boston Braves 100
1931 25 Boston Braves $8,500 ? Judge Fuchs & The Boston Braves 100
1932 26 Boston Braves $10,000 ? Judge Fuchs and the Boston Braves 100
1933 27 Boston Braves $10,000 ? Judge Fuchs and the Boston Braves 100
1934 28 Boston Braves $11,500 ? Judge Fuchs and the Boston Braves 100
1935 29 Boston Braves $12,500 ? Judge Fuchs and the Boston Braves 100
1937 31 Boston Bees $12,000 ? 1937 N.O. Times-Picayune clip
Career to date (may be incomplete)$68,500
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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