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Bill Brubaker

Wilbur Lee Brubaker

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: November 7, 1910 in Cleveland, OH
High School: Fairfax HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1932 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Braves 1932-1943

Final Game: July 11, 1943 (Age 32)
Died: April 2, 1978 in Laguna Hills, CA
Cremated
Relatives: Grandfather of Dennis Rasmussen
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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
1932 21 PIT NL 7 27 24 3 10 3 0 0 4 1 3 4 .417 .481 .542 1.023 178 13 0 0 /5
1933 22 PIT NL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /5
1934 23 PIT NL 3 7 6 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .429 .500 .929 145 3 0 0 0 /5
1935 24 PIT NL 6 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .154 .000 .154 -55 0 0 0 0 /5
1936 25 PIT NL 145 620 554 77 160 27 4 6 102 5 50 96 .289 .352 .384 .736 96 213 17 4 12 *5
1937 26 PIT NL 120 473 413 57 105 20 4 6 48 2 47 51 .254 .335 .366 .700 91 151 13 3 9 *5/63
1938 27 PIT NL 45 123 112 18 33 5 0 3 19 2 9 14 .295 .347 .420 .767 110 47 3 0 2 5/367O
1939 28 PIT NL 100 380 345 41 80 23 1 7 43 3 29 51 .232 .297 .365 .662 79 126 10 3 3 45/6
1940 29 PIT NL 38 90 78 8 15 3 1 0 7 0 8 16 .192 .267 .256 .524 46 20 0 0 4 5/63
1943 32 BSN NL 13 21 19 3 8 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 .421 .476 .579 1.055 207 11 0 0 0 /53
10 Yrs 479 1755 1564 208 413 85 10 22 225 13 151 239 .264 .333 .373 .706 91 584 43 10 30
162 Game Avg. 162 594 529 70 140 29 3 7 76 4 51 81 .264 .333 .373 .706 91 198 3 10
PIT (9 yrs) 466 1734 1545 205 405 82 10 22 224 13 149 237 .262 .331 .371 .702 90 573 43 10 30
BSN (1 yr) 13 21 19 3 8 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 .421 .476 .579 1.055 207 11 0 0 0

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
1932 21 PIT NL 7 27 3 -0 0 0 0 3 0.3 1 4 0.4 .539 .502 0.4 0.0 4 /5
1933 22 PIT NL 2 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .473 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /5
1934 23 PIT NL 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 1 0.1 .516 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /5
1935 24 PIT NL 6 12 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .461 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /5
1936 25 PIT NL 145 620 -4 -0 0 -8 3 -9 -1.0 20 11 1.1 .494 .494 1.9 -0.5 19 *5
1937 26 PIT NL 120 473 -4 0 0 3 2 1 0.0 15 16 1.7 .501 .501 1.3 0.5 13 *5/63
1938 27 PIT NL 45 123 1 -0 0 -3 -0 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .496 .499 0.5 -0.3 5 5/367O
1939 28 PIT NL 100 380 -11 -0 0 -3 3 -11 -1.2 12 1 0.1 .488 .493 0.4 -0.1 4 45/6
1940 29 PIT NL 38 90 -6 0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.7 3 -3 -0.4 .482 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -2 5/63
1943 32 BSN NL 13 21 2 0 0 0 -0 2 0.3 1 3 0.3 .520 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 /53
10 Seasons 479 1755 -21 -1 0 -12 9 -25 -2.8 57 32 3.2 .495 .497 4.5 -0.5 44
PIT (9 yrs) 466 1734 -23 -1 0 -12 9 -27 -3.1 56 29 2.9 .494 .496 4.1 -0.4 42
BSN (1 yr) 13 21 2 0 0 0 -0 2 0.3 1 3 0.3 .520 .502 0.3 -0.0 3

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
1932 PIT NL 21 3B 7 6 6 22 7 13 2 2 .909 2.86 .945 2.89
1933 PIT NL 22 3B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 3.00
1934 PIT NL 23 3B 3 1 1 6 1 5 0 1 1.000 2.00 .945 2.97
1935 PIT NL 24 3B 5 2 2 9 3 5 1 0 .889 1.60 .941 2.86
1936 PIT NL 25 3B 145 145 143 365 134 209 22 8 .940 2.37 .947 2.67
1937 PIT NL 26 3B 115 114 111 330 98 216 16 16 .952 2.73 .954 2.87
1937 PIT NL 26 SS 3 3 3 18 8 9 1 1 .944 5.67 .951 5.30
1937 PIT NL 26 1B 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .990 10.30
1938 PIT NL 27 3B 18 16 16 64 27 29 8 4 .875 3.11 .945 3.03
1938 PIT NL 27 1B 9 7 7 78 76 2 0 4 1.000 8.67 .992 10.47
1938 PIT NL 27 SS 3 2 2 13 7 5 1 2 .923 4.00 .943 5.33
1938 PIT NL 27 LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.20
1938 PIT NL 27 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.30
1939 PIT NL 28 2B 65 61 59 383 162 202 19 43 .950 5.60 .968 5.69
1939 PIT NL 28 3B 32 29 26 112 21 84 7 4 .938 3.28 .942 3.00
1939 PIT NL 28 SS 1 1 1 5 0 4 1 0 .800 4.00 .952 5.50
1940 PIT NL 29 3B 19 15 14 66 23 40 3 4 .955 3.32 .948 3.01
1940 PIT NL 29 SS 8 2 0 8 4 4 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 5.50
1940 PIT NL 29 1B 4 2 2 27 25 2 0 1 1.000 6.75 .990 10.48
1943 BSN NL 32 3B 5 3 2 9 2 5 2 0 .778 1.40 .948 3.16
1943 BSN NL 32 1B 3 0 0 8 7 1 0 2 1.000 2.67 .992 10.47
10 Seasons 3B 350 331 321 984 316 607 61 39 .938 2.64 .949 2.82
1 Season 2B 65 61 59 383 162 202 19 43 .950 5.60 .968 5.69
4 Seasons 1B 17 9 9 115 110 5 0 7 1.000 6.76 .992 10.46
4 Seasons SS 15 8 6 44 19 22 3 3 .932 2.73 .949 5.43
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.30
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.20
10 Seasons TOT 448 409 395 1527 608 836 83 92 .946 3.22 .957 3.61
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1936 NL  102 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1936 NL  96 (1st)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1936 NL  17 (7th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1939 NL  19 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1936 NL  145 (1st)
1937 NL  115 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1936 NL  134 (1st)
1937 NL  98 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1936 NL  209 (3rd)
1937 NL  216 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1936 NL  22 (1st)
1937 NL  16 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1937 NL  16 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1937 NL  2.73 (5th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1937 NL  .952 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1932 NL  born 1910-11-07 (8th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1919), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1811), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2413), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (309th), 3.2 career WAR/3.8 7yr-peak WAR/3.5 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Wilbur Bill billy Lee Will William Brubaker

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