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Al Brancato

Albert Brancato (Bronk)

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: May 29, 1919 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: South HS (Philadelphia, PA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1939 (Age 20.101)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Team: Athletics 1939-1945

Final Game: September 19, 1945 (Age 26.113)
Died: June 14, 2012 in Media, PA
Buried: SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA
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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
1939 20 PHA AL 21 79 68 12 14 5 0 1 8 1 0 8 4 .206 .299 .324 .622 61 22 3 1 2 5/6
1940 21 PHA AL 107 330 298 42 57 11 2 1 23 3 1 28 36 .191 .265 .252 .517 36 75 10 2 2 65
1941 22 PHA AL 144 594 530 60 124 20 9 2 49 1 5 59 49 .234 .311 .317 .628 68 168 11 0 5 *6/5
1945 26 PHA AL 10 35 34 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .118 .143 .147 .290 -15 5 0 0 0 6
4 Yrs 282 1038 930 117 199 37 11 4 80 5 6 96 92 .214 .290 .290 .580 55 270 24 3 9
162 Game Avg. 162 596 534 67 114 21 6 2 46 3 3 55 53 .214 .290 .290 .580 55 155 14 2 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
1939 20 PHA AL 21 79 -4 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 3 -0 -0.1 .485 .498 -0.1 0.0 -0 $1,200 5/6
1940 21 PHA AL 107 330 -27 1 0 -11 6 -32 -3.1 11 -21 -2.0 .471 .481 -1.0 -0.5 -10 $2,000 65
1941 22 PHA AL 144 594 -23 -1 0 -15 9 -30 -3.0 20 -9 -1.0 .479 .482 0.5 -0.5 6 $3,000 *6/5
1945 26 PHA AL 10 35 -5 0 0 -1 1 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.5 .442 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -3 $3,000 6
4 Seasons 282 1038 -58 -1 0 -27 16 -70 -6.9 35 -35 -3.6 .475 .483 -1.0 -1.0 -8 $9,200

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
1939 PHA AL 20 3B 20 19 11 66 20 42 4 2 .939 3.10 .943 3.15
1939 PHA AL 20 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.20
1940 PHA AL 21 SS 80 60 52 333 136 180 17 35 .949 3.95 .949 4.85
1940 PHA AL 21 3B 25 21 17 81 24 51 6 4 .926 3.00 .937 3.21
1941 PHA AL 22 SS 139 133 123 719 263 395 61 80 .915 4.73 .948 4.96
1941 PHA AL 22 3B 7 4 4 12 4 8 0 2 1.000 1.71 .947 3.29
1945 PHA AL 26 SS 10 8 8 49 22 25 2 5 .959 4.70 .951 5.28
4 Seasons SS 230 201 183 1101 421 600 80 120 .927 4.44 .948 4.94
3 Seasons 3B 52 44 32 159 48 101 10 8 .937 2.87 .940 3.20
4 Seasons TOT 282 245 215 1260 469 701 90 128 .929 4.15 .947 4.62
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

Errors Committeds c a p y
1941 AL  61 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  139 (3rd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  263 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  395 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  61 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1941 AL  4.73 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1939 AL  born 1919-05-29 (6th)

             

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
1939 20 Philadelphia Athletics $1,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 21 Philadelphia Athletics $2,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 22 Philadelphia Athletics $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 26 Philadelphia Athletics $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$9,200
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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Name and misspellings: Al alan Albert alberto allan allen alphonse Bronk Brancato

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