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Bobby Bragan

Robert Randall Bragan (Nig)

Positions: Shortstop, Catcher and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: October 30, 1917 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Phillips HS (Birmingham, AL)
School: Birmingham-Southern College (Birmingham, AL) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1940 (Age 22.169)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Dodgers 1940-1948

Final Game: June 27, 1948 (Age 30.241)
Died: January 21, 2010 in Fort Worth, TX
Buried: Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, TX
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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
1940 22 PHI NL 132 504 474 36 105 14 1 7 44 2 28 34 .222 .265 .300 .565 59 142 10 0 2 *6/5
1941 23 PHI NL 154 595 557 37 140 19 3 4 69 7 26 29 .251 .285 .318 .603 73 177 17 0 14 *6/45
1942 24 PHI NL 109 362 335 17 73 12 2 2 15 0 20 21 .218 .264 .284 .548 65 95 10 1 7 62/45
1943 25 BRO NL 74 241 220 17 58 7 2 2 24 0 15 16 .264 .311 .341 .652 87 75 7 0 7 25
1944 26 BRO NL 94 288 266 26 71 8 4 0 17 2 13 14 .267 .304 .327 .631 79 87 10 1 8 62/54
1947 29 BRO NL 25 43 36 3 7 2 0 0 3 1 7 3 .194 .326 .250 .576 53 9 0 0 0 2
1948 30 BRO NL 9 14 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .231 .167 .397 7 2 0 0 1 /2
7 Yrs 597 2047 1900 136 456 62 12 15 172 12 110 117 .240 .282 .309 .591 70 587 54 2 39
162 Game Avg. 162 555 516 37 124 17 3 4 47 3 30 32 .240 .282 .309 .591 70 159 15 1 11
BRO (4 yrs) 202 586 534 46 138 17 6 2 44 3 36 33 .258 .306 .324 .630 79 173 17 1 16
PHI (3 yrs) 395 1461 1366 90 318 45 6 13 128 9 74 84 .233 .273 .303 .576 66 414 37 1 23

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
1940 22 PHI NL 132 504 -24 0 0 1 8 -15 -1.7 17 3 0.2 .488 .490 0.1 0.9 2 *6/5
1941 23 PHI NL 154 595 -18 -1 0 -13 10 -22 -2.4 20 -1 -0.3 .485 .486 1.1 -0.4 12 *6/45
1942 24 PHI NL 109 362 -13 0 0 0 6 -7 -0.9 12 5 0.3 .493 .495 0.4 0.7 5 62/45
1943 25 BRO NL 74 241 -4 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 8 7 0.6 .498 .499 0.7 0.2 7 25
1944 26 BRO NL 94 288 -7 -0 0 -5 5 -8 -0.8 9 2 0.1 .491 .495 0.6 -0.1 7 62/54
1947 29 BRO NL 25 43 -2 -0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .497 .499 -0.0 0.2 -0 2
1948 30 BRO NL 9 14 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $9,000 /2
7 Seasons 597 2047 -70 -0 0 -16 32 -54 -6.2 68 14 0.9 .490 .492 2.7 1.6 30 $9,000
BRO (4 yrs) 202 586 -14 0 0 -4 7 -11 -1.2 19 8 0.7 .494 .497 1.2 0.4 12 $9,000
PHI (3 yrs) 395 1461 -56 -0 0 -12 25 -43 -5.0 49 6 0.2 .488 .490 1.5 1.2 18

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
1947 29 BRO NL WS NYY L 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 2 0 0 0 0 0

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1940 PHI NL 22 SS 132 128 117 760 268 443 49 83 .936 5.39 .950 5.50
1940 PHI NL 22 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
1941 PHI NL 23 SS 154 152 137 804 322 437 45 86 .944 4.93 .951 5.17
1941 PHI NL 23 2B 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 5.60
1941 PHI NL 23 3B 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .950 3.30
1942 PHI NL 24 SS 78 73 67 425 161 238 26 49 .939 5.12 .955 5.22
1942 PHI NL 24 C 22 17 16 84 68 15 1 4 .988 3.77 .979 4.95 2 2 11 8 42% 46% 0
1942 PHI NL 24 2B 4 4 4 23 13 10 0 2 1.000 5.75 .968 5.60
1942 PHI NL 24 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1943 BRO NL 25 C 57 50 41 295 253 34 8 6 .973 5.04 .981 4.70 1 6 19 14 42% 44% 2
1943 BRO NL 25 3B 12 9 5 26 9 16 1 0 .962 2.08 .948 3.17
1944 BRO NL 26 SS 51 39 25 195 77 109 9 16 .954 3.65 .954 5.41
1944 BRO NL 26 C 35 30 23 153 130 20 3 5 .980 4.29 .979 4.56 0 10 14 9 39% 42% 1
1944 BRO NL 26 3B 6 6 6 21 4 16 1 0 .952 3.33 .948 3.28
1944 BRO NL 26 2B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 5.60
1947 BRO NL 29 C 21 8 6 61 56 5 0 1 1.000 2.90 .981 4.96 0 2 4 2 33% 44% 0
1948 BRO NL 30 C 5 2 1 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 2.40 .980 5.16 0 0 0 1 100% 40% 0
4 Seasons SS 415 392 346 2184 828 1227 129 234 .941 4.95 .952 5.31
5 Seasons C 140 107 87 605 518 75 12 16 .980 4.24 .980 4.76 3 20 48 34 41% 44% 3
5 Seasons 3B 24 16 11 49 14 33 2 0 .959 1.96 .948 3.19
3 Seasons 2B 7 4 4 25 14 11 0 2 1.000 3.57 .967 5.60
7 Seasons TOT 586 519 448 2863 1374 1346 143 252 .950 4.64 .958 5.10 3 20 48 34 41% 44% 3
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1940 NL  1.0 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1941 NL  154 (2nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1941 NL  557 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1941 NL  114 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1941 NL  14 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1941 NL  17 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1941 NL  448 (5th)

Assistss c a p y
1940 NL  443 (5th)
1941 NL  438 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1940 NL  49 (2nd)
1941 NL  45 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1943 NL  8 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  132 (3rd)
1941 NL  154 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  268 (3rd)
1941 NL  322 (3rd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  443 (3rd)
1941 NL  437 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  49 (2nd)
1941 NL  45 (2nd)
1942 NL  26 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  83 (3rd)
1941 NL  86 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  5.39 (4th)
1942 NL  5.12 (5th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1940 NL  .936 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2203), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Shortstop (388th), 0.9 career WAR/0.9 7yr-peak WAR/0.9 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1948 30 Brooklyn Dodgers $9,000 ? What Percentage Percentage,' Fireside 2
Career to date (may be incomplete)$9,000
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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