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Al Burch

Albert William Burch

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: October 7, 1883 in Albany, NY (All Transactions)
Debut: June 19, 1906 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Superbas/Cardinals/Dodgers 1906-1911

Final Game: July 30, 1911 (Age 27)
Died: October 5, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY
Buried: St. John Cemetery, Middle Village, NY
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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
1906 22 STL NL 91 381 335 40 89 5 1 0 11 15 37 58 .266 .339 .287 .625 98 96 0 9 O
1907 23 TOT NL 88 312 274 30 70 5 3 0 17 12 28 56 .255 .325 .296 .620 99 81 0 10 O/4
1907 23 STL NL 48 173 154 18 35 3 1 0 5 7 17 34 .227 .304 .260 .564 80 40 0 2 O
1907 23 BRO NL 40 139 120 12 35 2 2 0 12 5 11 22 .292 .351 .342 .693 125 41 0 8 O/4
1908 24 BRO NL 123 500 456 45 111 8 4 2 18 15 33 61 .243 .294 .292 .586 91 133 0 11 *O
1909 25 BRO NL 152 661 601 80 163 20 6 1 30 38 51 59 .271 .329 .329 .659 108 198 1 8 *O/3
1910 26 BRO NL 103 383 352 41 83 8 3 1 20 13 22 30 .236 .281 .284 .565 67 100 0 9 O3
1911 27 BRO NL 54 185 167 18 38 2 3 0 7 3 15 22 .228 .291 .275 .567 62 46 0 3 O/4
6 Yrs 611 2422 2185 254 554 48 20 4 103 96 186 286 .254 .312 .299 .612 91 654 1 50
162 Game Avg. 162 642 579 67 147 13 5 1 27 25 49 76 .254 .312 .299 .612 91 173 0 13
BRO (5 yrs) 472 1868 1696 196 430 40 18 4 87 74 132 194 .254 .308 .305 .613 91 518 1 39
STL (2 yrs) 139 554 489 58 124 8 2 0 16 22 54 92 .254 .328 .278 .606 93 136 0 11

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
1906 22 STL NL 91 381 -0 -1 0 -2 -3 -6 -0.9 12 6 0.4 .491 .495 0.8 -0.7 8 O
1907 23 STL NL 48 173 -4 -0 0 -2 -1 -7 -0.9 6 -1 -0.3 .482 .495 0.0 -0.4 1 O
1907 23 BRO NL 40 139 3 -0 0 -2 -2 -1 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .496 .499 0.6 -0.5 5 O/4
1908 24 BRO NL 123 500 -5 -1 0 6 -5 -4 -0.6 16 12 1.1 .495 .496 0.4 0.1 6 *O
1909 25 BRO NL 152 661 5 1 0 0 -5 1 0.2 21 22 2.3 .501 .501 2.2 -0.6 21 *O/3
1910 26 BRO NL 103 383 -14 -0 0 -3 -3 -21 -2.3 12 -9 -1.2 .477 .485 -0.9 -0.7 -6 O3
1911 27 BRO NL 54 185 -8 -0 0 0 -1 -10 -1.1 6 -4 -0.5 .481 .494 -0.4 -0.2 -4 O/4
6 Seasons 611 2422 -22 -2 0 -3 -21 -48 -5.8 77 28 2.3 .491 .495 2.7 -2.9 31
BRO (5 yrs) 472 1868 -18 -1 0 1 -17 -35 -4.0 59 24 2.1 .491 .495 1.9 -1.8 23
STL (2 yrs) 139 554 -4 -1 0 -4 -4 -13 -1.8 18 4 0.2 .488 .495 0.8 -1.1 8

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
1906 STL NL 22 OF 91 182 155 15 12 6 .934 1.87 .959 1.89 0-58-33
1907 TOT NL 23 OF 84 185 149 19 17 4 .908 2.00 .960 1.98 27-53-5
1907 STL NL 23 OF 48 103 85 10 8 4 .922 1.98 .960 1.98 0-48-0
1907 BRO NL 23 OF 36 82 64 9 9 0 .890 2.03 .960 1.98 27-5-5
1907 BRO NL 23 2B 1 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 6.00 .952 5.20
1908 BRO NL 24 OF 116 274 242 24 8 6 .971 2.29 .960 2.04 47-44-28
1909 BRO NL 25 OF 151 359 320 23 16 4 .955 2.27 .961 2.07 41-102-9
1909 BRO NL 25 1B 1 15 15 0 0 1 1.000 15.00 .985 10.80
1910 BRO NL 26 OF 70 141 124 11 6 6 .957 1.93 .959 2.17 0-26-45
1910 BRO NL 26 1B 13 133 122 7 4 9 .970 9.92 .984 10.40
1911 BRO NL 27 OF 43 107 98 6 3 3 .972 2.42 .960 2.15 0-41-3
1911 BRO NL 27 2B 3 14 6 8 0 0 1.000 4.67 .952 5.20
6 Seasons OF 555 1248 1088 98 62 29 .950 2.14 .960 2.04 115-324-123
2 Seasons 1B 14 148 137 7 4 10 .973 10.29 .984 10.43
2 Seasons 2B 4 20 7 13 0 0 1.000 5.00 .952 5.20
6 Seasons TOT 573 1416 1232 118 66 39 .953 2.36 .962 2.27 115-324-123
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.
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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

Games Played s c a p y
1909 NL  152 (4th)

At Bats s c a p y
1909 NL  601 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1909 NL  661 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1909 NL  163 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1907 NL  56 (10th)
1908 NL  61 (9th)
1909 NL  59 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1909 NL  38 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1909 NL  136 (2nd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1909 NL  215 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1909 NL  446 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  151 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  320 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1907 NL  19 (5th)
1908 NL  24 (2nd)
1909 NL  23 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1907 NL  17 (2nd)
1909 NL  16 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1906 NL  6 (3rd)
1908 NL  6 (5th)
1910 NL  6 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1909 NL  2.27 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 7 (1668), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2965), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (382nd), 2.3 career WAR/2.3 7yr-peak WAR/2.3 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Albert Al alan alberto allan allen alphonse William Burch

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