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Buddy Blair

Louis Nathan Blair

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 186 lb.

Born: September 10, 1910 in Columbia, MS
School: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1936. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1942 (Age 31)
Rookie Status: Lost 1942 [*]
Team: Athletics 1942

Final Game: September 20, 1942 (Age 32)
Died: June 7, 1996 in Monroe, LA
Buried: Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe, LA
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Standard Batting

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1942 31 PHA AL 137 523 484 48 135 26 8 5 66 1 6 30 30 .279 .325 .397 .722 103 192 14 3 6 *5
1 Yr 137 523 484 48 135 26 8 5 66 1 6 30 30 .279 .325 .397 .722 103 192 14 3 6
162 Game Avg. 162 618 572 57 160 31 9 6 78 1 7 35 35 .279 .325 .397 .722 103 227 17 4 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
1942 31 PHA AL 137 523 1 -2 0 -5 0 -5 -0.5 15 10 0.9 .496 .497 1.5 -0.4 15 $4,000 *5
1 Season 137 523 1 -2 0 -5 0 -5 -0.5 15 10 0.9 .496 .497 1.5 -0.4 15 $4,000

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
1942 PHA AL 31 3B 126 124 119 405 143 234 28 21 .931 2.99 .939 3.16
1 Season 3B 126 124 119 405 143 234 28 21 .931 2.99 .939 3.16
1 Season TOT 126 124 119 405 143 234 28 21 .931 2.99 .939 3.16
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

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1942 AL  126 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1942 AL  143 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1942 AL  234 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1942 AL  28 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1942 AL  21 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1942 AL  2.99 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1942 AL  .931 (3rd)



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Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
194029New York Yankees$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194130New York Yankees$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194231Philadelphia Athletics$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,000
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 Buddy Nathan Blair

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