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Zeke Bonura

Henry John Bonura

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: September 20, 1908 in New Orleans, LA
High School: St. Stanislaus HS (Bay St. Louis, MS)
School: Loyola University New Orleans (New Orleans, LA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1934 (Age 25.209)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Senators/Giants/Cubs 1934-1940

Final Game: September 26, 1940 (Age 32.006)
Died: March 9, 1987 in New Orleans, LA
Buried: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 22, 2014 8:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #655. Lloyd Moseby… #656. Lou Piniella… #657. Cecil Fielder… #658. ZEKE BONURA… #659. Frank Schulte… #660. Geoff Jenkins… #661. Ross Barnes… 

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
1934 25 CHW AL 127 576 510 86 154 35 4 27 110 0 2 64 31 .302 .380 .545 .925 134 278 0 1 *3
1935 26 CHW AL 138 612 550 107 162 34 4 21 92 4 0 57 28 .295 .364 .485 .849 116 267 3 1 *3 MVP-15
1936 27 CHW AL 148 688 587 120 194 39 7 12 138 4 2 94 29 .330 .426 .482 .908 121 283 4 2 *3 MVP-19
1937 28 CHW AL 116 502 447 79 154 41 2 19 100 5 1 49 24 .345 .412 .573 .984 145 256 2 4 *3
1938 29 WSH AL 137 589 540 72 156 27 3 22 114 2 2 44 29 .289 .346 .472 .818 110 255 3 2 *3
1939 30 NYG NL 123 517 455 75 146 26 6 11 85 1 46 22 .321 .388 .477 .865 130 217 22 4 12 *3
1940 31 TOT MLB 128 545 493 61 133 30 3 7 65 3 0 50 17 .270 .338 .385 .724 96 190 18 1 1 *3
1940 31 WSH AL 79 352 311 41 85 16 3 3 45 2 0 40 13 .273 .358 .373 .731 95 116 6 1 0 3
1940 31 CHC NL 49 193 182 20 48 14 0 4 20 1 10 4 .264 .302 .407 .709 96 74 12 0 1 3
7 Yrs 917 4029 3582 600 1099 232 29 119 704 19 7 404 180 .307 .380 .487 .867 122 1746 40 17 23
162 Game Avg. 162 712 633 106 194 41 5 21 124 3 71 32 .307 .380 .487 .867 122 308 3 4
CHW (4 yrs) 529 2378 2094 392 664 149 17 79 440 13 5 264 112 .317 .396 .518 .914 128 1084 9 8
WSH (2 yrs) 216 941 851 113 241 43 6 25 159 4 2 84 42 .283 .350 .436 .786 105 371 6 4 2
NYG (1 yr) 123 517 455 75 146 26 6 11 85 1 46 22 .321 .388 .477 .865 130 217 22 4 12
CHC (1 yr) 49 193 182 20 48 14 0 4 20 1 10 4 .264 .302 .407 .709 96 74 12 0 1
AL (6 yrs) 745 3319 2945 505 905 192 23 104 599 17 7 348 154 .307 .383 .494 .877 122 1455 6 13 10
NL (2 yrs) 172 710 637 95 194 40 6 15 105 2 56 26 .305 .364 .457 .821 121 291 34 4 13

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
1934 25 CHW AL 127 576 25 -1 0 3 -6 21 1.9 21 42 4.0 .516 .512 3.8 -0.3 39 *3
1935 26 CHW AL 138 612 13 1 0 9 -6 17 1.5 23 40 3.7 .512 .510 2.9 0.2 31 $7,000 *3 MVP-15
1936 27 CHW AL 148 688 26 0 0 7 -7 26 2.3 24 50 4.5 .516 .514 4.0 0.0 43 $8,500 *3 MVP-19
1937 28 CHW AL 116 502 32 1 0 -1 -5 27 2.4 18 45 4.1 .521 .515 4.2 -0.6 46 $12,000 *3
1938 29 WSH AL 137 589 8 0 0 0 -6 2 0.2 21 23 2.2 .501 .501 2.1 -0.5 23 *3
1939 30 NYG NL 123 517 21 0 0 6 -6 21 2.1 17 38 3.9 .518 .514 3.3 -0.0 32 *3
1940 31 WSH AL 79 352 1 1 0 -6 -4 -8 -0.8 12 4 0.4 .490 .495 0.9 -0.9 10 $10,000 3
1940 31 CHC NL 49 193 -1 0 0 3 -2 0 -0.0 7 7 0.7 .501 .500 0.4 0.1 4 3
7 Seasons 917 4029 124 3 0 21 -42 107 9.6 142 249 23.3 .511 .509 21.6 -2.0 228 $37,500
CHW (4 yrs) 529 2378 95 2 0 18 -25 91 8.1 86 177 16.3 .516 .513 14.8 -0.7 159 $27,500
WSH (2 yrs) 216 941 9 1 0 -6 -10 -6 -0.5 33 27 2.5 .497 .499 3.0 -1.4 33 $10,000
NYG (1 yr) 123 517 21 0 0 6 -6 21 2.1 17 38 3.9 .518 .514 3.3 -0.0 32
CHC (1 yr) 49 193 -1 0 0 3 -2 0 -0.0 7 7 0.7 .501 .500 0.4 0.1 4

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
1934 CHW AL 25 1B 127 127 126 1321 1239 77 5 94 .996 10.36 .991 10.00
1935 CHW AL 26 1B 138 137 137 1513 1421 83 9 102 .994 10.90 .992 10.16 MVP-15
1936 CHW AL 27 1B 146 146 144 1614 1500 107 7 150 .996 11.01 .991 9.93 MVP-19
1937 CHW AL 28 1B 115 115 107 1190 1114 63 13 123 .989 10.23 .991 9.84
1938 WSH AL 29 1B 129 128 125 1311 1209 93 9 132 .993 10.09 .990 9.77
1939 NYG NL 30 1B 122 121 117 1306 1205 90 11 110 .992 10.61 .989 10.24
1940 TOT MLB 31 1B 123 122 121 1220 1120 82 18 104 .985 9.77 .989 10.04
1940 WSH AL 31 1B 79 79 79 768 712 42 14 70 .982 9.54 .989 9.80
1940 CHC NL 31 1B 44 43 42 452 408 40 4 34 .991 10.18 .990 10.47
7 Seasons 1B 900 896 877 9475 8808 595 72 815 .992 10.45 .991 10.00
7 Seasons TOT 900 896 877 9475 8808 595 72 815 .992 10.45 .991 10.00
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1935 AL (15, 9%)
1936 AL (19, 1%)
0.10 Career Shares (932nd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1937 AL  .345 (4th)
1939 NL  .321 (7th)
Career  .307 (138th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1936 AL  .426 (7th)
1937 AL  .412 (7th)
1939 NL  .388 (9th)
Career  .380 (173rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1934 AL  .545 (7th)
1937 AL  .573 (5th)
Career  .487 (151st)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1934 AL  .925 (10th)
1937 AL  .984 (6th)
1939 NL  .865 (8th)
Career  .867 (120th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1935 AL  107 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1937 AL  41 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1934 AL  27 (6th)
1935 AL  21 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1934 AL  110 (8th)
1936 AL  138 (4th)
1938 AL  114 (7th)
1939 NL  85 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1936 AL  94 (6th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1937 AL  145 (6th)
1939 NL  130 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1937 AL  32 (8th)
1939 NL  20 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1937 AL  2.9 (8th)
1939 NL  2.0 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1934 AL  66 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1936 AL  292 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1934 AL  .691 (10th)
1937 AL  .741 (5th)
1939 NL  .654 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1936 AL  4 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1939 NL  22 (5th)
1940 ML  18 (7th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1940 ML  29.0 (8th)
Career  19.9 (121st)

AB per HR s c a p y
1934 AL  18.9 (6th)
1935 AL  26.2 (8th)
1937 AL  23.5 (10th)

Putoutss c a p y
1935 AL  1,421 (5th)
1936 AL  1,500 (1st)
1938 AL  1,209 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1936 AL  146 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1935 AL  1,421 (5th)
1936 AL  1,500 (1st)
1938 AL  1,209 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1935 AL  83 (4th)
1936 AL  107 (1st)
1938 AL  93 (5th)
1939 NL  90 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1937 AL  13 (2nd)
1940 AL  14 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1936 AL  150 (1st)
1937 AL  123 (4th)
1938 AL  132 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1934 AL  10.36 (2nd)
1935 AL  10.90 (1st)
1936 AL  11.01 (1st)
1937 AL  10.23 (2nd)
1938 AL  10.09 (3rd)
1939 NL  10.61 (2nd)
Career  10.45 (41st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1934 AL  .996 (1st)
1935 AL  .994 (2nd)
1936 AL  .996 (1st)
1938 AL  .993 (1st)
1939 NL  .992 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 45 (566), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 39 (495), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 26 (442), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (99th), 23.4 career WAR/23.4 7yr-peak WAR/23.4 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
1935 26 Chicago White Sox $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 27 Chicago White Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 28 Chicago White Sox $12,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts New Orleans Times-Picayune, 1937:11000.00,
1938 29 Chicago White Sox $14,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 31 Washington Senators $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts WSH/CHC
Career to date (may be incomplete)$51,500
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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