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Johnny Blatnik

John Louis Blatnik

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: March 10, 1921 in Bridgeport, OH
High School: Bridgeport HS (Bridgeport, OH)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1948 (Age 27.042, 8,047th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cardinals 1948-1950

Last Game: May 14, 1950 (Age 29.065)
Died: January 21, 2004 in Lansing, OH
Buried: Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH
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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
1948 27 PHI NL 121 454 415 56 108 27 8 6 45 3 31 77 .260 .315 .407 .722 96 169 12 2 5 *7O
1949 28 PHI NL 6 12 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 .125 .417 .125 .542 54 1 0 0 0 /O9
1950 29 TOT NL 11 29 24 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 5 .167 .310 .167 .477 28 4 1 0 0 /97
1950 29 PHI NL 4 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .250 .500 .250 .750 106 1 0 0 0 /7O
1950 29 STL NL 7 23 20 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 .150 .261 .150 .411 9 3 1 0 0 /O97
3 Yrs 138 495 447 59 113 27 8 6 46 3 40 83 .253 .317 .389 .706 92 174 13 2 5
162 Game Avg. 162 581 525 69 133 32 9 7 54 4 47 97 .253 .317 .389 .706 92 204 15 2 6
PHI (3 yrs) 131 472 427 59 110 27 8 6 45 3 37 81 .258 .320 .400 .720 96 171 12 2 5
STL (1 yr) 7 23 20 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 .150 .261 .150 .411 9 3 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
1948 27 PHI NL 121 454 -4 0 -1 -2 -5 -12 -1.3 18 6 0.5 .490 .492 0.8 -0.7 8 *7O
1949 28 PHI NL 6 12 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .498 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /O9
1950 29 PHI NL 4 6 0 -0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /7O
1950 29 STL NL 7 23 -3 0 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .445 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /O97
3 Seasons 138 495 -7 0 -1 -3 -5 -16 -1.7 19 4 0.3 .488 .493 0.7 -0.8 7
PHI (3 yrs) 131 472 -4 0 -1 -2 -5 -12 -1.3 19 7 0.6 .490 .493 0.9 -0.7 8
STL (1 yr) 7 23 -3 0 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .445 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2

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 Awards
1948 PHI NL 27 LF 105 102 95 243 221 9 13 1 .947 2.19 .970 2.30
1948 PHI NL 27 OF 105 102 95 242 220 9 13 1 .946 2.18 .978 2.39
1949 PHI NL 28 OF 2 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .977 2.50
1949 PHI NL 28 RF 2 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .977 2.05
1950 TOT NL 29 OF 8 7 4 56.0 10 8 1 1 0 .900 1.45 1.13 .978 2.33 2.31
1950 TOT NL 29 LF 3 3 0 15.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.20 0.67 .975 2.28 2.27
1950 PHI NL 29 LF 1 1 0 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 2.00 .975 2.25 2.30
1950 PHI NL 29 OF 1 1 0 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 2.00 .980 2.25 2.30
1950 STL NL 29 OF 7 6 4 52.0 8 6 1 1 0 .875 1.21 1.00 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 STL NL 29 RF 5 4 4 41.0 7 5 1 1 0 .857 1.32 1.20 .976 1.87 1.84
1950 STL NL 29 LF 2 2 0 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.29 2.25
3 Seasons OF 115 111 101 56.0 255 231 10 14 1 .945 1.45 2.10 .978 2.33 2.39
2 Seasons LF 108 105 95 15.0 245 223 9 13 1 .947 1.20 2.15 .970 2.28 2.30
2 Seasons RF 7 6 6 41.0 10 8 1 1 0 .900 1.32 1.29 .976 1.87 1.90
3 Seasons TOT 115 111 101 56.0 255 231 10 14 1 .945 1.45 2.10 .978 2.33 2.39
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

Doubles s c a p y
1948 NL  27 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1948 NL  8 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1948 NL  77 (2nd)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  105 (4th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  221 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  9 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  13 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  1 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1948 NL  13 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  2.19 (3rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  .947 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2112), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Left Field (554th), 0.3 career WAR/0.3 7yr-peak WAR/0.3 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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