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Al Bridwell

Albert Henry Bridwell

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 4, 1884 in Friendship, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1905 (Age 21.102, 2,690th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1905 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Terriers/Doves/Cubs/Beaneaters/... 1905-1915

Last Game: September 23, 1915 (Age 31.262)
Died: January 23, 1969 in Portsmouth, OH
Buried: Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, OH
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 20, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1165. Ping Bodie… #1166. Joe Pepitone… #1167. Bump Wills… #1168. AL BRIDWELL… #1169. Ed Morgan… #1170. Ron Hassey… #1171. Nick Johnson… 

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
1905 21 CIN NL 82 290 254 17 64 3 1 0 17 8 19 21 .252 .309 .272 .581 67 69 2 15 5O/463
1906 22 BSN NL 120 518 459 41 104 9 1 0 22 6 44 27 .227 .297 .251 .548 73 115 2 13 *6/O
1907 23 BSN NL 140 586 509 49 111 8 2 0 26 17 61 29 .218 .309 .242 .551 73 123 6 10 *6
1908 24 NYG NL 147 545 467 53 133 14 1 0 46 20 52 20 .285 .364 .319 .683 114 149 6 20 *6
1909 25 NYG NL 145 566 476 59 140 11 5 0 55 32 67 15 .294 .386 .338 .724 124 161 4 19 *6
1910 26 NYG NL 142 589 492 74 136 15 7 0 48 14 73 23 .276 .374 .335 .710 107 165 4 20 *6
1911 27 TOT NL 127 535 445 57 124 15 1 0 41 10 66 18 .279 .377 .317 .694 92 141 4 20 *6
1911 27 NYG NL 76 310 263 28 71 10 1 0 31 8 33 10 .270 .358 .316 .673 87 83 3 11 6
1911 27 BSN NL 51 225 182 29 53 5 0 0 10 2 33 8 .291 .403 .319 .721 98 58 1 9 6
1912 28 BSN NL 31 116 106 6 25 5 1 0 14 2 5 5 .236 .270 .302 .572 56 32 0 5 6
1913 29 CHC NL 136 495 405 35 97 6 6 1 37 12 16 74 28 .240 .358 .291 .650 87 118 1 15 *6
1914 30 SLM FL 117 481 381 46 90 6 5 1 33 9 71 18 .236 .359 .286 .645 82 109 2 24 *64
1915 31 SLM FL 65 211 175 20 40 3 2 0 9 6 25 6 .229 .328 .269 .597 73 47 1 9 45/3
11 Yrs 1252 4932 4169 457 1064 95 32 2 348 136 16 557 210 .255 .347 .295 .642 91 1229 32 170
162 Game Avg. 162 638 539 59 138 12 4 0 45 18 72 27 .255 .347 .295 .642 91 159 4 22
NYG (4 yrs) 510 2010 1698 214 480 50 14 0 180 74 225 68 .283 .372 .329 .701 110 558 17 70
BSN (4 yrs) 342 1445 1256 125 293 27 4 0 72 27 143 69 .233 .316 .261 .577 76 328 9 37
SLM (2 yrs) 182 692 556 66 130 9 7 1 42 15 96 24 .234 .350 .281 .630 79 156 3 33
CHC (1 yr) 136 495 405 35 97 6 6 1 37 12 16 74 28 .240 .358 .291 .650 87 118 1 15
CIN (1 yr) 82 290 254 17 64 3 1 0 17 8 19 21 .252 .309 .272 .581 67 69 2 15
NL (9 yrs) 1070 4240 3613 391 934 86 25 1 306 121 16 461 186 .259 .347 .297 .644 93 1073 29 137
FL (2 yrs) 182 692 556 66 130 9 7 1 42 15 96 24 .234 .350 .281 .630 79 156 3 33

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
1905 21 CIN NL 82 290 -10 -1 0 -1 1 -11 -1.2 9 -2 -0.3 .485 .492 -0.1 0.0 -0 $2,100 5O/463
1906 22 BSN NL 120 518 -11 -1 0 -6 8 -10 -1.3 16 6 0.4 .490 .493 1.3 0.2 12 *6/O
1907 23 BSN NL 140 586 -11 -1 0 -5 9 -8 -1.1 19 10 0.9 .493 .494 1.7 0.5 16 *6
1908 24 NYG NL 147 545 9 -1 0 4 9 21 2.6 18 39 4.6 .518 .517 4.1 1.7 35 *6
1909 25 NYG NL 145 566 16 -0 0 5 10 30 3.7 18 49 5.6 .525 .522 4.9 1.8 44 *6
1910 26 NYG NL 142 589 8 -2 0 2 9 18 2.1 18 36 3.9 .514 .513 3.6 1.3 34 *6
1911 27 NYG NL 76 310 -2 -1 0 2 5 4 0.3 10 14 1.3 .506 .503 1.2 0.7 12 6
1911 27 BSN NL 51 225 2 -0 0 -2 3 3 0.3 7 10 1.0 .507 .502 1.3 0.1 12 6
1912 28 BSN NL 31 116 -6 -0 0 -3 2 -7 -0.8 4 -4 -0.4 .476 .495 -0.1 -0.1 -1 6
1913 29 CHC NL 136 495 -3 -2 0 1 8 4 0.5 15 20 2.0 .503 .503 1.9 1.0 19 *6
1914 30 SLM FL 117 481 -4 -1 0 -7 7 -5 -0.4 8 3 0.2 .495 .496 0.8 0.1 10 *64
1915 31 SLM FL 65 211 -5 -0 0 2 1 -2 -0.3 4 1 0.0 .495 .498 -0.2 0.3 -1 45/3
11 Seasons 1252 4932 -17 -10 0 -8 73 38 4.4 145 183 19.3 .504 .504 20.4 7.7 191 $2,100
NYG (4 yrs) 510 2010 32 -4 0 13 33 74 8.7 64 138 15.3 .517 .515 13.8 5.5 125
BSN (4 yrs) 342 1445 -26 -2 0 -16 23 -22 -2.9 45 23 1.9 .492 .495 4.2 0.7 39
SLM (2 yrs) 182 692 -9 -1 0 -5 7 -8 -0.7 11 4 0.3 .495 .497 0.6 0.4 9
CHC (1 yr) 136 495 -3 -2 0 1 8 4 0.5 15 20 2.0 .503 .503 1.9 1.0 19
CIN (1 yr) 82 290 -10 -1 0 -1 1 -11 -1.2 9 -2 -0.3 .485 .492 -0.1 0.0 -0 $2,100

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 G Awards
1905 CIN NL 21 3B 43 142 55 79 8 6 .944 3.12 .921 3.20
1905 CIN NL 21 OF 18 27 23 2 2 0 .926 1.39 .955 1.97 3-2-13
1905 CIN NL 21 2B 7 44 14 25 5 5 .886 5.57 .943 5.20
1905 CIN NL 21 SS 5 26 12 12 2 4 .923 4.80 .931 5.58
1905 CIN NL 21 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.80
1906 BSN NL 22 SS 119 766 322 390 54 43 .930 5.98 .933 5.39
1906 BSN NL 22 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 0-0-1
1907 BSN NL 23 SS 140 809 325 437 47 57 .942 5.44 .932 5.18
1908 NYG NL 24 SS 147 818 277 486 55 39 .933 5.19 .930 5.30
1909 NYG NL 25 SS 145 755 269 441 45 55 .940 4.90 .926 5.33
1910 NYG NL 26 SS 141 762 304 417 41 52 .946 5.11 .924 5.20
1911 TOT NL 27 SS 127 651 207 398 46 45 .929 4.76 .925 5.12
1911 NYG NL 27 SS 76 412 129 249 34 26 .917 4.97 .925 5.12
1911 BSN NL 27 SS 51 239 78 149 12 19 .950 4.45 .925 5.12
1912 BSN NL 28 SS 31 141 52 80 9 14 .936 4.26 .931 5.19
1913 CHC NL 29 SS 136 718 282 399 37 46 .948 5.01 .937 5.33
1914 SLM FL 30 SS 103 104 100 538 217 291 30 36 .944 4.93 .929 5.24
1914 SLM FL 30 2B 11 10 9 49 23 25 1 1 .980 4.36 .951 5.17
1915 SLM FL 31 2B 42 35 32 166 60 98 8 9 .952 3.76 .951 5.07
1915 SLM FL 31 3B 15 11 11 53 17 32 4 1 .925 3.27 .943 3.33
1915 SLM FL 31 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.80
10 Seasons SS 1094 104 100 5984 2267 3351 366 391 .939 5.14 .930 5.26
3 Seasons 2B 60 45 41 259 97 148 14 15 .946 4.08 .950 5.10
2 Seasons 3B 58 11 11 195 72 111 12 7 .938 3.16 .927 3.23
2 Seasons OF 19 27 23 2 2 0 .926 1.32 .955 1.97 3-2-14
2 Seasons 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.80
11 Seasons TOT 1233 160 152 6465 2459 3612 394 413 .939 4.92 .930 5.12 3-2-14
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1909 NL  5.6 (7th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1909 NL  5.6 (2nd)
1910 NL  3.9 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1908 NL  4.1 (10th)
1909 NL  4.9 (3rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1908 NL  1.7 (3rd)
1909 NL  1.8 (4th)
1910 NL  1.3 (4th)
1913 NL  1.1 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1908 NL  .285 (8th)
1909 NL  .294 (5th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1908 NL  .364 (6th)
1909 NL  .386 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1909 NL  67 (5th)
1910 NL  73 (9th)
1913 NL  74 (4th)
1914 FL  71 (4th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1909 NL  32 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1908 NL  118 (10th)
1909 NL  124 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1909 NL  17 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1909 NL  2.0 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1909 NL  211 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1909 NL  .659 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1914 FL  24 (6th)
Career  170 (119th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1906 NL  17.0 (7th)
1907 NL  17.6 (9th)
1908 NL  23.4 (5th)
1909 NL  31.7 (1st)
1910 NL  21.4 (5th)
1911 NL  24.7 (1st)
1914 FL  21.2 (4th)
Career  19.9 (123rd)

Assistss c a p y
1908 NL  486 (3rd)
1909 NL  441 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1906 NL  54 (2nd)
1907 NL  47 (5th)
1908 NL  55 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1907 NL  140 (5th)
1908 NL  147 (3rd)
1909 NL  145 (2nd)
1910 NL  141 (2nd)
1911 NL  127 (4th)
1913 NL  136 (3rd)
1914 FL  103 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1906 NL  322 (3rd)
1907 NL  325 (2nd)
1908 NL  277 (4th)
1909 NL  269 (4th)
1910 NL  304 (2nd)
1913 NL  282 (4th)
Career  2,267 (83rd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1907 NL  437 (3rd)
1908 NL  486 (3rd)
1909 NL  441 (3rd)
1910 NL  417 (2nd)
1911 NL  398 (4th)
1913 NL  399 (4th)
1914 FL  291 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1906 NL  54 (2nd)
1907 NL  47 (4th)
1908 NL  55 (1st)
1911 NL  46 (5th)
1913 NL  37 (5th)
Career  366 (47th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1906 NL  43 (5th)
1907 NL  57 (2nd)
1908 NL  39 (4th)
1909 NL  55 (3rd)
1910 NL  52 (5th)
1911 NL  45 (5th)
1913 NL  46 (5th)
1914 FL  36 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1906 NL  5.98 (1st)
1907 NL  5.44 (2nd)
1908 NL  5.19 (5th)
1909 NL  4.90 (5th)
1913 NL  5.01 (5th)
Career  5.14 (50th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1907 NL  .942 (1st)
1909 NL  .940 (3rd)
1910 NL  .946 (2nd)
1911 NL  .929 (3rd)
1913 NL  .948 (4th)
1914 FL  .944 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1905 NL  born 1884-01-04 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 18 (1100), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 19 (789), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (113th), 19.3 career WAR/19.7 7yr-peak WAR/19.5 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
1905 21 Cincinnati Reds $2,100 ? Never Just a Game 163
1912 28 New York Giants $4,000 ? 3/2/22 TSN
1913 29 New York Giants $4,000 ? 3/2/22 TSN
1914 30 New York Giants $4,000 ? 3/2/22 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$14,100
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: Albert Al alan alberto allan allen alphonse Henry Bridwell

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