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Earle Brucker

Earle Francis Brucker Sr.

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: May 6, 1901 in Albany, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1937 (Age 35.348)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Team: Athletics 1937-1943

Final Game: May 23, 1943 (Age 42.017)
Died: May 8, 1981 in San Diego, CA
Buried: Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, CA
Relatives: Father of Earle Brucker
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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
1937 36 PHA AL 102 368 317 40 82 16 5 6 37 1 2 48 30 .259 .356 .397 .754 91 126 0 3 2
1938 37 PHA AL 53 191 171 26 64 21 1 3 35 1 1 19 16 .374 .437 .561 .998 152 96 0 1 2/3 MVP-24
1939 38 PHA AL 62 199 172 18 50 15 1 3 31 0 1 24 16 .291 .381 .442 .823 112 76 7 1 2 2
1940 39 PHA AL 23 52 46 3 9 1 1 0 2 0 0 6 3 .196 .288 .261 .549 45 12 4 0 0 2
1943 42 PHA AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 241 811 707 87 205 53 8 12 105 2 4 97 65 .290 .376 .438 .815 108 310 11 1 6
162 Game Avg. 162 545 475 58 138 36 5 8 71 1 3 65 44 .290 .376 .438 .815 108 208 1 4

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
1937 36 PHA AL 102 368 -3 -0 0 1 3 0 0.0 13 14 1.3 .500 .500 1.2 0.4 12 $3,000 2
1938 37 PHA AL 53 191 14 -0 0 0 1 16 1.4 7 22 2.0 .526 .509 2.0 0.2 23 $5,000 2/3 MVP-24
1939 38 PHA AL 62 199 4 -0 0 2 2 7 0.7 7 14 1.3 .511 .504 1.1 0.3 12 $6,000 2
1940 39 PHA AL 23 52 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .488 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1 $6,000 2
1943 42 PHA AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .474 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $6,000
5 Seasons 241 811 11 -1 0 3 6 20 1.8 29 49 4.5 .507 .503 4.2 0.9 46 $26,000

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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
1937 PHA AL 36 C 92 91 80 382 323 48 11 13 .971 4.03 .980 5.04 4 44 28 39% 37%
1938 PHA AL 37 C 44 43 40 211 188 20 3 1 .986 4.73 .983 4.88 3 26 12 32% 38% MVP-24
1938 PHA AL 37 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 9.80 MVP-24
1939 PHA AL 38 C 47 42 38 168 150 18 0 5 1.000 3.57 .981 4.92 2 29 14 33% 37%
1940 PHA AL 39 C 13 10 8 58 47 9 2 1 .966 4.31 .982 5.27 2 1 6 3 33% 41% 0
4 Seasons C 196 186 166 819 708 95 16 20 .980 4.10 .981 4.99 11 1 105 57 35% 38% 0
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 9.80
5 Seasons TOT 197 186 166 819 708 95 16 20 .980 4.08 .981 5.01 11 1 105 57 35% 38% 0
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1938 AL (24, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1937 AL  11 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1937 AL  13 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1937 AL  44 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1937 AL  28 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1939 AL  born 1901-05-06 (9th)
1940 AL  born 1901-05-06 (4th)
1943 AL  born 1901-05-06 (2nd)

                           

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
1937 36 Philadelphia Athletics $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 37 Philadelphia Athletics $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 38 Philadelphia Athletics $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 39 Philadelphia Athletics $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 42 Philadelphia Athletics $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$26,000
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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Name and misspellings: Earle Francis Earle Sr. Brucker

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