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Lou Boudreau    \BOO-dro\

Louis Boudreau (Old Shufflefoot, Handsome Lou or The Good Kid)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 17, 1917 in Harvey, IL
High School: Thornton HS (Harvey, IL)
School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1938. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1938 (Age 21.054, 6,912th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/RedSox 1938-1952

Last Game: August 24, 1952 (Age 35.038)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1970 (232/300 ballots).
   View Lou Boudreau Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: August 10, 2001 in Olympia Fields, IL
Buried: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Frankfort, IL
Relatives: Father-In-Law of Denny McLain
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 22, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #192. David Wright… #193. Vern Stephens… #194. Chase Utley… #195. LOU BOUDREAU… #196. Ellis Burks… #197. Ron Cey… #198. Jim Rice… 

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
1938 20 CLE AL 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 37 0 0 0 /5
1939 21 CLE AL 53 256 225 42 58 15 4 0 19 2 1 28 24 .258 .340 .360 .700 81 81 5 0 3 6
1940 ★ 22 CLE AL 155 706 627 97 185 46 10 9 101 6 3 73 39 .295 .370 .443 .814 112 278 23 2 4 *6 AS,MVP-5
1941 ★ 23 CLE AL 148 681 579 95 149 45 8 10 56 9 4 85 57 .257 .355 .415 .770 107 240 11 3 14 *6 AS,MVP-17
1942 ★ 24 CLE AL 147 604 506 57 143 18 10 2 58 7 16 75 39 .283 .379 .370 .749 117 187 12 4 19 *6 AS,MVP-10
1943 ★ 25 CLE AL 152 649 539 69 154 32 7 3 67 4 7 90 31 .286 .388 .388 .776 134 209 12 0 20 *6/2 AS,MVP-10
1944 ★ 26 CLE AL 150 681 584 91 191 45 5 3 67 11 3 73 39 .327 .406 .437 .843 145 255 10 5 19 *6/2 AS,MVP-6
1945 27 CLE AL 97 402 345 50 106 24 1 3 48 0 4 35 20 .307 .374 .409 .783 132 141 9 2 20 6 MVP-8
1946 28 CLE AL 140 571 515 51 151 30 6 6 62 6 7 40 14 .293 .345 .410 .755 117 211 11 1 15 *6 MVP-10
1947 ★ 29 CLE AL 150 624 538 79 165 45 3 4 67 1 0 67 10 .307 .388 .424 .811 128 228 9 4 14 *6 AS,MVP-3
1948 ★ 30 CLE AL 152 676 560 116 199 34 6 18 106 3 2 98 9 .355 .453 .534 .987 165 299 15 2 16 *6/2 AS,MVP-1
1949 31 CLE AL 134 561 475 53 135 20 3 4 60 0 1 70 10 .284 .381 .364 .745 99 173 19 4 12 65/34 MVP-14
1950 32 CLE AL 81 295 260 23 70 13 2 1 29 1 2 31 5 .269 .349 .346 .695 82 90 9 1 3 6/345
1951 33 BOS AL 82 313 273 37 73 18 1 5 47 1 0 30 12 .267 .353 .396 .748 94 108 10 6 4 65/3
1952 34 BOS AL 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 /56
15 Yrs 1646 7024 6029 861 1779 385 66 68 789 51 50 796 309 .295 .380 .415 .795 120 2500 155 34 164
162 Game Avg. 162 691 593 85 175 38 6 7 78 5 5 78 30 .295 .380 .415 .795 120 246 3 16
CLE (13 yrs) 1560 6708 5754 823 1706 367 65 63 740 50 50 766 297 .296 .382 .416 .798 122 2392 145 28 159
BOS (2 yrs) 86 316 275 38 73 18 1 5 49 1 0 30 12 .265 .350 .393 .743 93 108 10 6 5

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
1938 20 CLE AL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .504 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,050 /5
1939 21 CLE AL 53 256 -6 0 0 3 4 1 0.1 8 9 0.9 .502 .500 0.6 0.6 6 $4,200 6
1940 ★ 22 CLE AL 155 706 13 1 0 15 10 39 3.8 23 62 6.0 .524 .523 4.5 2.5 47 $5,000 *6 AS,MVP-5
1941 ★ 23 CLE AL 148 681 8 1 0 6 10 24 2.4 22 46 4.5 .516 .515 3.9 1.6 40 $10,000 *6 AS,MVP-17
1942 ★ 24 CLE AL 147 604 14 -4 0 6 10 26 2.8 17 43 4.4 .518 .517 3.8 1.7 37 $25,000 *6 AS,MVP-10
1943 ★ 25 CLE AL 152 649 26 -1 0 18 10 53 6.0 19 71 7.9 .540 .537 5.8 3.3 53 $25,000 *6/2 AS,MVP-10
1944 ★ 26 CLE AL 150 681 35 1 0 9 10 56 6.1 19 74 7.9 .541 .538 6.9 2.1 65 $25,000 *6/2 AS,MVP-6
1945 27 CLE AL 97 402 14 -1 0 4 6 24 2.6 12 35 3.9 .528 .517 3.4 1.2 31 $25,000 6 MVP-8
1946 28 CLE AL 140 571 12 -1 0 2 9 23 2.5 18 40 4.2 .518 .515 4.0 1.3 38 $25,000 *6 MVP-10
1947 ★ 29 CLE AL 150 624 22 1 0 19 10 52 5.6 18 70 7.5 .538 .535 5.4 3.1 51 $25,000 *6 AS,MVP-3
1948 ★ 30 CLE AL 152 676 58 -1 1 20 10 88 8.5 19 107 10.4 .556 .553 8.3 3.0 87 $35,000 *6/2 AS,MVP-1
1949 31 CLE AL 134 561 3 -1 -3 10 6 15 1.5 16 32 3.1 .511 .509 2.1 1.6 21 $60,000 65/34 MVP-14
1950 32 CLE AL 81 295 -5 -1 -1 3 4 0 0.0 9 9 0.9 .500 .500 0.6 0.7 6 $60,000 6/345
1951 33 BOS AL 82 313 -1 0 -0 3 3 4 0.4 10 14 1.4 .506 .503 1.0 0.6 11 $20,000 65/3
1952 34 BOS AL 4 3 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .480 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $35,000 /56
15 Seasons 1646 7024 193 -7 -3 118 102 403 42.2 210 613 63.0 .526 .523 50.3 23.3 495 $380,250
CLE (13 yrs) 1560 6708 195 -7 -3 115 99 400 41.9 200 600 61.6 .527 .524 49.3 22.7 485 $325,250
BOS (2 yrs) 86 316 -2 -0 -0 3 3 4 0.4 10 14 1.3 .504 .503 0.9 0.7 10 $55,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1948 ❍ 30 CLE AL WS BSN W 6 24 22 1 6 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 .273 .333 .455 .788 10 2 1 0 0
1 WS 6 24 22 1 6 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 .273 .333 .455 .788 10 2 1 0 0

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1938 CLE AL 20 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.10
1939 CLE AL 21 SS 53 53 53 301 103 184 14 31 .953 5.42 .950 5.16
1940 CLE AL 22 SS 155 155 149 755 277 454 24 116 .968 4.72 .949 4.85 AS,MVP-5
1941 CLE AL 23 SS 147 147 141 766 296 444 26 97 .966 5.03 .948 4.96 AS,MVP-17
1942 CLE AL 24 SS 146 144 132 733 281 426 26 107 .965 4.84 .949 5.01 AS,MVP-10
1943 CLE AL 25 SS 152 150 137 841 328 488 25 122 .970 5.37 .953 5.13 AS,MVP-10
1943 CLE AL 25 C 1 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 4.00 .980 5.20 0 1 0 0% 42% AS,MVP-10
1944 CLE AL 26 SS 149 148 142 874 339 516 19 134 .978 5.74 .947 5.29 AS,MVP-6
1944 CLE AL 26 C 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 4.90 0 0 0 AS,MVP-6
1945 CLE AL 27 SS 97 96 95 515 217 289 9 73 .983 5.22 .951 5.28 MVP-8
1946 CLE AL 28 SS 139 138 133 742 315 405 22 94 .970 5.18 .954 4.97 MVP-10
1947 CLE AL 29 SS 148 147 132 794 305 475 14 120 .982 5.27 .964 5.13 AS,MVP-3
1948 CLE AL 30 SS 151 150 138 800 297 483 20 119 .975 5.17 .964 5.17 AS,MVP-1
1948 CLE AL 30 C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.70 0 0 0 0 0 AS,MVP-1
1949 CLE AL 31 SS 88 86 77 456 176 272 8 78 .982 5.09 .963 5.17 MVP-14
1949 CLE AL 31 3B 38 37 37 114 34 76 4 13 .965 2.89 .960 3.15 MVP-14
1949 CLE AL 31 1B 6 6 1 44 41 3 0 3 1.000 7.33 .989 9.77 MVP-14
1949 CLE AL 31 2B 1 0 0 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 4.00 .975 5.50 MVP-14
1950 CLE AL 32 SS 61 61 50 509.0 292 118 170 4 44 .986 5.09 4.72 .961 5.05 4.96
1950 CLE AL 32 1B 8 4 3 44.0 39 34 5 0 2 1.000 7.98 4.88 .989 9.53 9.38
1950 CLE AL 32 2B 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.50 .980 6.00 5.75
1950 CLE AL 32 3B 2 1 1 13.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 2.77 2.00 .960 3.25 3.20
1951 BOS AL 33 SS 52 51 46 454.0 245 80 153 12 45 .951 4.62 4.48 .961 5.20 5.17
1951 BOS AL 33 3B 15 15 11 132.0 39 10 27 2 5 .949 2.52 2.47 .950 3.17 3.15
1951 BOS AL 33 1B 2 1 1 9.0 6 4 1 1 1 .833 5.00 2.50 .990 9.70 9.65
1952 BOS AL 34 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.60 3.30
1952 BOS AL 34 SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 .960 4.50 4.90
14 Seasons SS 1539 1526 1425 964.0 8115 3132 4760 223 1180 .973 4.87 5.13 .954 5.12 5.09
5 Seasons 3B 57 53 49 146.0 157 47 104 6 18 .962 2.53 2.65 .958 3.18 3.15
3 Seasons 1B 16 11 5 53.0 89 79 9 1 6 .989 7.47 5.50 .989 9.56 9.56
2 Seasons 2B 3 0 0 3.0 5 3 2 0 1 1.000 3.00 1.67 .976 6.00 5.67
3 Seasons C 3 0 0 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .978 4.93 0 0 1 0 0% 42% 0
15 Seasons TOT 1618 1590 1479 1166.0 8372 3265 4877 230 1205 .973 4.69 5.03 .955 5.08 5.06 0 0 1 0 0% 42% 0
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
1956 BBWAA ( 1.0%)
1958 BBWAA (24.1%)
1960 BBWAA (13.0%)
1962 BBWAA ( 7.5%)
1964 BBWAA (33.8%)
1964 Run Off (21.4%)
1966 BBWAA (38.1%)
1967 BBWAA (49.0%)
1967 Run Off (22.2%)
1968 BBWAA (51.6%)
1969 BBWAA (64.1%)
1970 BBWAA (77.3%)
Selected to HOF in 1970 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1940 *
1941 *
1942 (SS)
1943
1944
1945--not played
1947 (SS)
1948 (SS)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1940 AL (5, 35%)
1941 AL (17, 3%)
1942 AL (10, 10%)
1943 AL (10, 12%)
1944 AL (6, 25%)
1945 AL (8, 21%)
1946 AL (10, 11%)
1947 AL (3, 50%)
1948 AL (1, 96%)
1949 AL (14, 3%)
1 MVP
2.66 Career Shares (48th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1940 AL  6.0 (7th)
1943 AL  7.9 (1st)
1944 AL  8.0 (4th)
1947 AL  7.5 (2nd)
1948 AL  10.4 (1st)
Career  63.0 (150th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1940 AL  6.0 (4th)
1943 AL  7.9 (1st)
1944 AL  8.0 (2nd)
1947 AL  7.5 (2nd)
1948 AL  10.4 (1st)
Career  63.0 (100th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1940 AL  4.5 (10th)
1943 AL  5.8 (3rd)
1944 AL  6.9 (1st)
1947 AL  5.4 (3rd)
1948 AL  8.3 (2nd)
Career  50.3 (162nd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1940 AL  2.5 (1st)
1941 AL  1.6 (4th)
1942 AL  1.7 (5th)
1943 AL  3.3 (1st)
1944 AL  2.1 (3rd)
1945 AL  1.2 (8th)
1946 AL  1.3 (7th)
1947 AL  3.1 (1st)
1948 AL  3.0 (1st)
1949 AL  1.6 (6th)
Career  23.4 (23rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1943 AL  .286 (10th)
1944 AL  .327 (1st)
1946 AL  .293 (9th)
1947 AL  .307 (8th)
1948 AL  .355 (2nd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1943 AL  .388 (4th)
1944 AL  .406 (2nd)
1947 AL  .388 (9th)
1948 AL  .453 (2nd)
Career  .380 (164th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1948 AL  .534 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1943 AL  .776 (9th)
1944 AL  .843 (7th)
1947 AL  .811 (10th)
1948 AL  .987 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1940 AL  155 (1st)
1943 AL  152 (10th)
1944 AL  150 (9th)
1948 AL  152 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1940 AL  627 (3rd)
1944 AL  584 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1940 AL  706 (3rd)
1941 AL  681 (6th)
1944 AL  681 (4th)
1948 AL  676 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1944 AL  91 (6th)
1948 AL  116 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1944 AL  191 (2nd)
1947 AL  165 (7th)
1948 AL  199 (3rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1940 AL  278 (10th)
1944 AL  255 (10th)
1948 AL  299 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1940 AL  46 (2nd)
1941 AL  45 (1st)
1943 AL  32 (7th)
1944 AL  45 (1st)
1946 AL  30 (8th)
1947 AL  45 (1st)
1948 AL  34 (7th)
Career  385 (209th)

Triples s c a p y
1940 AL  10 (9th)
1942 AL  10 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1948 AL  18 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1940 AL  101 (10th)
1948 AL  106 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1942 AL  75 (10th)
1943 AL  90 (4th)
1944 AL  73 (6th)
1948 AL  98 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1944 AL  11 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1944 AL  138 (2nd)
1946 AL  109 (9th)
1947 AL  113 (10th)
1948 AL  141 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1943 AL  134 (7th)
1944 AL  145 (4th)
1947 AL  128 (9th)
1948 AL  165 (2nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1943 AL  80 (10th)
1944 AL  104 (5th)
1947 AL  88 (8th)
1948 AL  135 (3rd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1943 AL  28 (6th)
1944 AL  38 (4th)
1947 AL  24 (6th)
1948 AL  57 (2nd)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1943 AL  3.0 (6th)
1944 AL  4.0 (4th)
1947 AL  2.4 (6th)
1948 AL  5.5 (2nd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1940 AL  65 (9th)
1941 AL  63 (7th)
1944 AL  53 (8th)
1947 AL  52 (6th)
1948 AL  58 (6th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1940 AL  260 (8th)
1943 AL  244 (4th)
1944 AL  269 (2nd)
1947 AL  236 (8th)
1948 AL  299 (2nd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1943 AL  .636 (10th)
1944 AL  .712 (6th)
1947 AL  .656 (7th)
1948 AL  .777 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1941 AL  3 (10th)
1942 AL  4 (7th)
1944 AL  5 (7th)
1947 AL  4 (5th)
1949 AL  4 (7th)
1951 AL  6 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1941 AL  14 (1st)
1942 AL  19 (2nd)
1943 AL  20 (3rd)
1944 AL  19 (5th)
1945 AL  20 (2nd)
1946 AL  15 (1st)
1947 AL  14 (2nd)
1948 AL  16 (5th)
1949 AL  12 (6th)
Career  164 (139th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1940 AL  23 (1st)
1949 AL  19 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1942 AL  16 (1st)
1946 AL  7 (8th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1941 AL  9.5 (8th)
1946 AL  6.0 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1946 AL  36.8 (1st)
1947 AL  53.8 (1st)
1948 AL  62.2 (1st)
1949 AL  47.5 (2nd)
Career  19.5 (130th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1948 AL  31.1 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1940 AL  472 (5th)
1941 AL  459 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1940 AL  22.85 (3rd)
1941 AL  19.90 (8th)
1943 AL  10.92 (6th)
1947 AL  31.74 (6th)
1948 AL  66.62 (2nd)
Career  188.92 (239th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.2 (6th)
1945 AL  1.4 (9th)
1947 AL  2.4 (5th)
1948 AL  4.1 (3rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.4 (6th)
1942 AL  1.1 (8th)
1943 AL  1.1 (4th)
1947 AL  2.7 (4th)
1948 AL  6.0 (2nd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1940 AL  2.2 (3rd)
1941 AL  2.0 (8th)
1943 AL  1.2 (6th)
1947 AL  3.3 (6th)
1948 AL  6.5 (2nd)
Career  19.0 (228th)

Assistss c a p y
1940 AL  454 (3rd)
1941 AL  444 (3rd)
1943 AL  489 (4th)
1944 AL  517 (1st)
1947 AL  475 (2nd)
1948 AL  483 (2nd)
Career  4,877 (98th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1940 AL  155 (1st)
1941 AL  147 (2nd)
1942 AL  146 (2nd)
1943 AL  152 (2nd)
1944 AL  149 (1st)
1946 AL  139 (4th)
1947 AL  148 (5th)
1948 AL  151 (2nd)
Career  1,539 (58th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1940 AL  277 (3rd)
1941 AL  296 (1st)
1942 AL  281 (4th)
1943 AL  328 (1st)
1944 AL  339 (1st)
1946 AL  315 (1st)
1947 AL  305 (3rd)
1948 AL  297 (2nd)
Career  3,132 (38th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1940 AL  454 (1st)
1941 AL  444 (2nd)
1942 AL  426 (3rd)
1943 AL  488 (2nd)
1944 AL  516 (1st)
1946 AL  405 (3rd)
1947 AL  475 (2nd)
1948 AL  483 (2nd)
Career  4,760 (58th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1948 AL  20 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1940 AL  116 (1st)
1941 AL  97 (3rd)
1942 AL  107 (2nd)
1943 AL  122 (1st)
1944 AL  134 (1st)
1945 AL  73 (4th)
1946 AL  94 (4th)
1947 AL  120 (1st)
1948 AL  119 (1st)
Career  1,180 (19th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1940 AL  4.72 (5th)
1941 AL  5.03 (2nd)
1943 AL  5.37 (3rd)
1944 AL  5.74 (1st)
1945 AL  5.22 (4th)
1946 AL  5.18 (1st)
1947 AL  5.27 (2nd)
1948 AL  5.17 (4th)
1949 AL  5.09 (2nd)
Career  5.13 (51st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1940 AL  .968 (1st)
1941 AL  .966 (1st)
1942 AL  .965 (1st)
1943 AL  .970 (1st)
1944 AL  .978 (1st)
1946 AL  .970 (1st)
1947 AL  .982 (1st)
1948 AL  .975 (1st)
Career  .973 (54th)

Youngest s c a p y
1938 AL  born 1917-07-17 (5th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 11 (219), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 82 (295), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 89 (198), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 34 (244), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (15th), 63.0 career WAR/48.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.8 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1938 20 Cleveland Indians $1,050 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 21 Cleveland Indians $4,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 22 Cleveland Indians $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 23 Cleveland Indians $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 24 Cleveland Indians $25,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 25 Cleveland Indians $25,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 26 Cleveland Indians $25,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 27 Cleveland Indians $25,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 28 Cleveland Indians $25,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1/22/47 NYT:30000.00,
1947 29 Cleveland Indians $25,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 30 Cleveland Indians $35,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 31 Cleveland Indians $60,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 2/2/49 TSN:60000.00,
1950 32 Cleveland Indians $60,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts BJHA; 2/8/50 NYT:65000.00,
1951 33 Boston Red Sox $20,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 34 Boston Red Sox $35,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$380,250
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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