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Buddy Blattner

Robert Garnett Blattner

Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 8, 1920 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Beaumont HS (St. Louis, MO) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1942 (Age 22.069)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Phillies/Cardinals 1942-1949

Final Game: October 2, 1949 (Age 29.236)
Died: September 5, 2009 in Chesterfield, MO
Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
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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
1942 22 STL NL 19 27 23 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 6 .043 .185 .043 .229 -33 1 1 1 0 6/4
1946 26 NYG NL 126 487 420 63 107 18 6 11 49 12 56 52 .255 .351 .405 .755 114 170 6 6 6 *4/3
1947 27 NYG NL 55 175 153 28 40 9 2 0 13 4 21 19 .261 .351 .346 .697 85 53 1 0 1 45
1948 28 NYG NL 8 24 20 3 4 1 0 0 0 2 3 2 .200 .304 .250 .554 51 5 0 0 1 /4
1949 29 PHI NL 64 118 97 15 24 6 0 5 21 0 19 17 .247 .371 .464 .835 125 45 2 0 2 45/6
5 Yrs 272 831 713 112 176 34 8 16 84 18 102 96 .247 .347 .384 .731 102 274 10 7 10
162 Game Avg. 162 495 425 67 105 20 5 10 50 11 61 57 .247 .347 .384 .731 102 163 6 4 6
NYG (3 yrs) 189 686 593 94 151 28 8 11 62 18 80 73 .255 .349 .384 .734 104 228 7 6 8
PHI (1 yr) 64 118 97 15 24 6 0 5 21 0 19 17 .247 .371 .464 .835 125 45 2 0 2
STL (1 yr) 19 27 23 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 6 .043 .185 .043 .229 -33 1 1 1 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
1942 22 STL NL 19 27 -4 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .481 .498 -0.3 0.1 -2 6/4
1946 26 NYG NL 126 487 8 -0 0 -2 5 11 1.2 18 29 3.1 .510 .508 3.3 0.4 31 *4/3
1947 27 NYG NL 55 175 -3 -0 0 -2 2 -4 -0.3 7 3 0.3 .493 .498 0.5 -0.0 5 45
1948 28 NYG NL 8 24 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.0 0.1 0 /4
1949 29 PHI NL 64 118 4 -0 -0 -1 1 3 0.3 5 8 0.8 .505 .502 0.9 -0.0 9 45/6
5 Seasons 272 831 3 0 -0 -4 9 8 0.8 32 39 4.1 .503 .503 4.5 0.5 43
NYG (3 yrs) 189 686 4 0 0 -3 7 8 0.9 26 34 3.6 .505 .504 3.9 0.5 37
PHI (1 yr) 64 118 4 -0 -0 -1 1 3 0.3 5 8 0.8 .505 .502 0.9 -0.0 9
STL (1 yr) 19 27 -4 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .481 .498 -0.3 0.1 -2

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 STL NL 22 SS 13 6 5 30 11 16 3 2 .900 2.08 .955 5.22
1942 STL NL 22 2B 3 0 0 5 3 2 0 1 1.000 1.67 .968 5.60
1946 NYG NL 26 2B 114 111 104 615 285 315 15 62 .976 5.26 .971 5.52
1946 NYG NL 26 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 10.00
1947 NYG NL 27 2B 34 32 31 189 79 100 10 14 .947 5.26 .975 5.57
1947 NYG NL 27 3B 11 3 3 14 7 6 1 1 .929 1.18 .947 3.06
1948 NYG NL 28 2B 7 4 4 30 8 22 0 4 1.000 4.29 .971 5.40
1949 PHI NL 29 2B 15 11 10 52 24 27 1 5 .981 3.40 .976 5.57
1949 PHI NL 29 3B 12 9 9 23 11 11 1 2 .957 1.83 .952 3.18
1949 PHI NL 29 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.00
5 Seasons 2B 173 158 149 891 399 466 26 86 .971 5.00 .972 5.53
2 Seasons 3B 23 12 12 37 18 17 2 3 .946 1.52 .950 3.13
2 Seasons SS 14 6 5 30 11 16 3 2 .900 1.93 .955 5.21
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 10.00
5 Seasons TOT 211 176 166 959 429 499 31 91 .968 4.40 .971 5.27
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

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1946 NL  12 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1946 NL  6 (1st)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1946 NL  11.5 (3rd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1946 NL  38.2 (8th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1946 NL  114 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1946 NL  285 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1946 NL  15 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1946 NL  62 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1946 NL  5.26 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1946 NL  .976 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2199), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Second Base (304th), 4.1 career WAR/4.1 7yr-peak WAR/4.1 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Robert Buddy Garnett Blattner

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