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Moe Berg

Morris Berg

Positions: Catcher and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 2, 1902 in New York, NY
High School: Barringer HS (Newark, NJ)
Schools: Columbia University (New York, NY), Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Robins as an amateur free agent in 1923. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 27, 1923 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Senators/RedSox/Robins/Indians 1923-1939

Final Game: September 1, 1939 (Age 37)
Died: May 29, 1972 in Belleville, NJ
Cremated
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Standard Batting

More Stats

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 21 BRO NL 49 138 129 9 24 3 2 0 6 1 0 2 5 .186 .198 .240 .439 16 31 0 7 6/4
1926 24 CHW AL 41 123 113 4 25 6 0 0 7 0 2 6 9 .221 .261 .274 .535 41 31 0 5 6/45
1927 25 CHW AL 35 77 69 4 17 4 0 0 4 0 0 4 10 .246 .288 .304 .592 55 21 0 4 42/65
1928 26 CHW AL 76 255 224 25 55 16 0 0 29 3 1 14 25 .246 .302 .317 .619 64 71 4 13 2
1929 27 CHW AL 107 385 352 32 101 7 0 0 47 5 1 17 16 .287 .323 .307 .630 64 108 2 12 *2
1930 28 CHW AL 20 62 61 4 7 3 0 0 7 0 0 1 5 .115 .129 .164 .293 -25 10 0 0 2
1931 29 CLE AL 10 14 13 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .077 .143 .154 .297 -24 2 0 0 /2
1932 30 WSH AL 75 208 195 16 46 8 1 1 26 1 1 8 13 .236 .266 .303 .569 48 59 0 5 2
1933 31 WSH AL 40 72 65 8 12 3 0 2 9 0 0 4 5 .185 .232 .323 .555 47 21 0 3 2
1934 32 TOT AL 62 195 183 9 46 7 1 0 15 2 0 7 11 .251 .283 .301 .583 51 55 1 4 2
1934 32 WSH AL 33 95 86 5 21 4 0 0 6 2 0 6 4 .244 .301 .291 .592 56 25 1 2 2
1934 32 CLE AL 29 100 97 4 25 3 1 0 9 0 0 1 7 .258 .265 .309 .575 47 30 0 2 2
1935 33 BOS AL 38 105 98 13 28 5 0 2 12 0 0 5 3 .286 .320 .398 .718 80 39 0 2 2
1936 34 BOS AL 39 133 125 9 30 4 1 0 19 0 0 2 6 .240 .264 .288 .552 33 36 2 4 2
1937 35 BOS AL 47 148 141 13 36 3 1 0 20 0 0 5 4 .255 .281 .291 .572 41 41 0 2 2
1938 36 BOS AL 10 12 12 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 64 4 0 0 /23
1939 37 BOS AL 14 35 33 3 9 1 0 1 5 0 0 2 3 .273 .314 .394 .708 77 13 1 0 0 2
15 Yrs 663 1962 1813 150 441 71 6 6 206 12 5 78 117 .243 .278 .299 .577 49 542 1 9 61
162 Game Avg. 162 479 443 37 108 17 1 1 50 3 1 19 29 .243 .278 .299 .577 49 132 2 15
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
BOS (5 yrs) 148 433 409 38 107 13 2 3 56 0 0 14 17 .262 .289 .325 .615 51 133 1 2 8
CHW (5 yrs) 279 902 819 69 205 36 0 0 94 8 4 42 65 .250 .292 .294 .586 54 241 6 34
WSH (3 yrs) 148 375 346 29 79 15 1 3 41 3 1 18 22 .228 .268 .303 .572 50 105 1 10
CLE (2 yrs) 39 114 110 5 26 4 1 0 9 0 0 2 8 .236 .250 .291 .541 39 32 0 2
BRO (1 yr) 49 138 129 9 24 3 2 0 6 1 0 2 5 .186 .198 .240 .439 16 31 0 7
AL (14 yrs) 614 1824 1684 141 417 68 4 6 200 11 5 76 112 .248 .284 .303 .587 51 511 1 9 54
NL (1 yr) 49 138 129 9 24 3 2 0 6 1 0 2 5 .186 .198 .240 .439 16 31 0 7

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 21 BRO NL 49 138 -16 1 0 -3 2 -16 -1.6 4 -12 -1.2 .468 .490 -0.9 -0.1 -9 6/4
1926 24 CHW AL 41 123 -10 -1 0 -1 2 -9 -0.9 5 -5 -0.5 .477 .494 -0.4 0.1 -4 $4,500 6/45
1927 25 CHW AL 35 77 -5 0 0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .484 .497 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $5,000 42/65
1928 26 CHW AL 76 255 -12 1 0 2 2 -7 -0.7 10 2 0.2 .490 .495 0.0 0.4 0 $6,000 2
1929 27 CHW AL 107 385 -17 1 0 2 3 -11 -1.0 14 4 0.4 .490 .494 0.2 0.5 2 $7,500 *2
1930 28 CHW AL 20 62 -12 0 0 0 1 -11 -1.0 2 -9 -0.8 .449 .494 -0.8 0.1 -9 $10,000 2
1931 29 CLE AL 10 14 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -3 -0.3 .469 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $7,500 /2
1932 30 WSH AL 75 208 -15 0 0 3 2 -10 -1.0 8 -2 -0.2 .487 .494 -0.5 0.4 -6 $5,500 2
1933 31 WSH AL 40 72 -5 0 0 0 1 -5 -0.4 3 -2 -0.2 .489 .497 -0.2 0.1 -2 $4,500 2
1934 32 WSH AL 33 95 -5 0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 4 -0 -0.0 .488 .498 -0.0 0.1 -0 $4,000 2
1934 32 CLE AL 29 100 -8 0 0 -1 1 -8 -0.8 4 -4 -0.4 .474 .495 -0.3 -0.0 -3 2
1935 33 BOS AL 38 105 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .495 .499 0.2 0.1 2 $4,000 2
1936 34 BOS AL 39 133 -14 0 0 0 1 -13 -1.2 5 -8 -0.7 .470 .493 -0.7 0.1 -8 $4,000 2
1937 35 BOS AL 47 148 -13 0 0 -1 1 -12 -1.1 5 -7 -0.6 .476 .493 -0.6 0.0 -6 $4,000 2
1938 36 BOS AL 10 12 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,000 /23
1939 37 BOS AL 14 35 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .494 .499 0.0 0.0 0 $4,000 2
15 Seasons 663 1962 -139 3 0 -2 19 -119 -11.4 72 -47 -4.4 .483 .495 -4.2 1.7 -45 $74,500
BOS (5 yrs) 148 433 -32 0 0 -1 4 -29 -2.7 16 -13 -1.2 .482 .495 -1.1 0.2 -12 $20,000
CHW (5 yrs) 279 902 -56 1 0 1 9 -44 -4.3 34 -10 -0.9 .485 .495 -1.1 1.0 -11 $33,000
WSH (3 yrs) 148 375 -26 1 0 3 3 -19 -1.8 14 -5 -0.5 .488 .496 -0.7 0.6 -8 $14,000
CLE (2 yrs) 39 114 -10 0 0 -2 1 -11 -1.1 4 -7 -0.7 .472 .496 -0.5 -0.1 -5 $7,500
BRO (1 yr) 49 138 -16 1 0 -3 2 -16 -1.6 4 -12 -1.2 .468 .490 -0.9 -0.1 -9

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 BRO NL 21 SS 47 38 30 234 86 126 22 20 .906 4.51 .939 5.80
1923 BRO NL 21 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.90
1926 CHW AL 24 SS 31 30 23 153 59 86 8 21 .948 4.68 .944 5.01
1926 CHW AL 24 2B 2 1 1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 2.00 .968 5.65
1926 CHW AL 24 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.40
1927 CHW AL 25 2B 11 4 3 21 4 16 1 2 .952 1.82 .961 5.69
1927 CHW AL 25 C 10 5 5 29 23 5 1 0 .966 2.80 .974 4.63 0 6 1 14% 39%
1927 CHW AL 25 SS 6 4 2 29 10 13 6 2 .793 3.83 .945 5.28
1927 CHW AL 25 3B 3 0 0 6 2 3 1 0 .833 1.67 .952 3.33
1928 CHW AL 26 C 73 69 55 311 256 52 3 8 .990 4.22 .976 4.71 5 18 28 61% 41%
1929 CHW AL 27 C 106 103 86 383 290 86 7 12 .982 3.55 .976 4.69 6 45 41 48% 44%
1930 CHW AL 28 C 20 18 10 70 55 14 1 1 .986 3.45 .984 4.88 2 12 6 33% 42%
1931 CLE AL 29 C 8 3 2 18 12 4 2 0 .889 2.00 .981 4.92 1 5 2 29% 42%
1932 WSH AL 30 C 75 60 37 264 229 35 0 9 1.000 3.52 .982 4.90 2 16 19 54% 43%
1933 WSH AL 31 C 35 13 8 86 76 10 0 3 1.000 2.46 .988 4.88 3 3 5 63% 46%
1934 TOT AL 32 C 59 51 37 239 214 21 4 2 .983 3.98 .981 4.99 3 19 9 32% 36%
1934 WSH AL 32 C 31 26 15 86 77 8 1 1 .988 2.74 .981 4.99 0 10 4 29% 36%
1934 CLE AL 32 C 28 25 22 153 137 13 3 1 .980 5.36 .981 4.99 3 9 5 36% 36%
1935 BOS AL 33 C 37 25 19 115 99 15 1 2 .991 3.08 .984 4.75 1 12 6 33% 41%
1936 BOS AL 34 C 39 31 26 207 175 29 3 3 .986 5.23 .979 4.78 4 25 13 34% 36%
1937 BOS AL 35 C 47 36 33 237 208 24 5 2 .979 4.94 .980 5.04 5 18 9 33% 37%
1938 BOS AL 36 C 7 3 1 12 11 1 0 1 1.000 1.71 .983 4.89 0 2 1 33% 38%
1938 BOS AL 36 1B 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1.000 3.00 .990 9.80
1939 BOS AL 37 C 13 11 6 57 45 10 2 1 .965 4.23 .981 4.92 1 7 2 22% 37%
13 Seasons C 529 428 325 2028 1693 306 29 44 .986 3.78 .980 4.83 33 188 142 43% 41%
3 Seasons SS 84 72 55 416 155 225 36 43 .913 4.52 .941 5.47
3 Seasons 2B 14 5 4 25 5 19 1 2 .960 1.71 .962 5.70
2 Seasons 3B 4 0 0 6 2 3 1 0 .833 1.25 .952 3.35
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1.000 3.00 .990 9.80
15 Seasons TOT 632 505 384 2478 1858 553 67 90 .973 3.81 .973 4.93 33 188 142 43% 41%
Lg 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
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
1958 BBWAA ( 1.5%)
1960 BBWAA ( 1.9%)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1929 AL  106 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1929 AL  290 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1928 AL  52 (5th)
1929 AL  86 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1928 AL  8 (3rd)
1929 AL  12 (2nd)
1932 AL  9 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1928 AL  5 (5th)
1929 AL  6 (3rd)
1937 AL  5 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1929 AL  45 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1929 AL  41 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1928 AL  60.9 (1st)
1929 AL  47.7 (4th)
1932 AL  54.3 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1929 AL  .982 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1923 NL  born 1902-03-02 (10th)

             

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
192624Chicago White Sox$4,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192725Chicago White Sox$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192826Chicago White Sox$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192927Chicago White Sox$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193028Chicago White Sox$10,000*Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsContract at HOF:10000.00,
193129Cleveland Indians$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193230Washington Senators$5,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193331Washington Senators$4,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193432Washington Senators$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsWSH/CLE
193533Boston Red Sox$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193634Boston Red Sox$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193735Boston Red Sox$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193836Boston Red Sox$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193937Boston Red Sox$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$74,500
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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