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Ben Chapman

William Benjamin Chapman

Positions: Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 25, 1908 in Nashville, TN
High School: Phillips HS (Birmingham, AL) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1930 (Age 21.111)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1930 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Indians/RedSox/Senators/WhiteSox/... 1930-1946

Final Game: May 12, 1946 (Age 37.138)
Died: July 7, 1993 in Hoover, AL
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 30, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #292. Harry Hooper… #293. Johnny Evers… #294. Gene Tenace… #295. BEN CHAPMAN… #296. Rabbit Maranville… #297. Jim Bottomley… #298. Joe Judge… 

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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
1930 21 NYY AL 138 565 513 74 162 31 10 10 81 14 6 43 58 .316 .371 .474 .845 116 243 2 6 54
1931 22 NYY AL 149 686 600 120 189 28 11 17 122 61 23 75 77 .315 .396 .483 .879 135 290 5 6 *O794 MVP-15
1932 23 NYY AL 151 663 581 101 174 41 15 10 107 38 18 71 55 .299 .381 .473 .854 125 275 5 5 *O97
1933 ★ 24 NYY AL 147 654 565 112 176 36 4 9 98 27 18 72 45 .312 .393 .437 .830 125 247 4 10 *O97 AS,MVP-20
1934 ★ 25 NYY AL 149 665 588 82 181 21 13 5 86 26 16 67 68 .308 .381 .413 .795 110 243 3 8 *O879 AS
1935 ★ 26 NYY AL 140 629 553 118 160 38 8 8 74 17 10 61 39 .289 .361 .430 .791 108 238 1 14 *8O AS
1936 ★ 27 TOT AL 133 629 540 110 170 50 10 5 81 20 9 84 38 .315 .408 .472 .880 122 255 1 3 *8O AS
1936 27 NYY AL 36 156 139 19 37 14 3 1 21 1 2 15 20 .266 .338 .432 .769 91 60 0 2 8O
1936 27 WSH AL 97 473 401 91 133 36 7 4 60 19 7 69 18 .332 .431 .486 .917 132 195 1 1 8O
1937 28 TOT AL 148 643 553 99 164 30 12 7 69 35 12 83 42 .297 .389 .432 .822 104 239 1 6 *O98/76
1937 28 WSH AL 35 156 130 23 34 7 1 0 12 8 0 26 7 .262 .385 .331 .715 85 43 0 0 8O
1937 28 BOS AL 113 487 423 76 130 23 11 7 57 27 12 57 35 .307 .391 .463 .854 110 196 1 6 *O98/76
1938 29 BOS AL 127 552 480 92 163 40 8 6 80 13 6 65 33 .340 .418 .494 .912 123 237 0 8 *O9/57
1939 30 CLE AL 149 654 545 101 158 31 9 6 82 18 6 87 30 .290 .390 .413 .802 108 225 19 2 20 *O89/7
1940 31 CLE AL 143 631 548 82 157 40 6 4 50 13 7 78 45 .286 .377 .403 .781 104 221 19 2 3 *O798
1941 32 TOT AL 85 331 300 35 71 15 1 3 29 4 4 29 20 .237 .304 .323 .627 68 97 9 0 2 78/9
1941 32 WSH AL 28 121 110 9 28 6 0 1 10 2 2 10 6 .255 .317 .336 .653 76 37 7 0 1 7O
1941 32 CHW AL 57 210 190 26 43 9 1 2 19 2 2 19 14 .226 .297 .316 .612 63 60 2 0 1 O87/9
1944 35 BRO NL 20 44 38 11 14 4 0 0 11 1 5 4 .368 .442 .474 .916 160 18 0 0 1 1
1945 36 TOT NL 37 77 73 6 19 2 0 0 7 0 4 2 .260 .299 .288 .586 66 21 5 0 0 1/8579
1945 36 BRO NL 13 24 22 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 .136 .208 .136 .345 -3 3 1 0 0 1
1945 36 PHI NL 24 53 51 4 16 2 0 0 4 0 2 1 .314 .340 .353 .693 96 18 4 0 0 O/85179
1946 37 PHI NL 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
15 Yrs 1717 7424 6478 1144 1958 407 107 90 977 287 135 824 556 .302 .383 .440 .823 114 2849 52 26 92
162 Game Avg. 162 700 611 108 185 38 10 8 92 27 78 52 .302 .383 .440 .823 114 269 2 9
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
NYY (7 yrs) 910 4018 3539 626 1079 209 64 60 589 184 93 404 362 .305 .379 .451 .830 119 1596 20 51
WSH (3 yrs) 160 750 641 123 195 49 8 5 82 29 9 105 31 .304 .403 .429 .832 113 275 7 1 2
PHI (2 yrs) 25 54 52 5 16 2 0 0 4 0 2 1 .308 .333 .346 .679 92 18 4 0 0
BOS (2 yrs) 240 1039 903 168 293 63 19 13 137 40 18 122 68 .324 .405 .480 .885 117 433 1 14
BRO (2 yrs) 33 68 60 13 17 4 0 0 14 1 7 5 .283 .358 .350 .708 100 21 1 0 1
CLE (2 yrs) 292 1285 1093 183 315 71 15 10 132 31 13 165 75 .288 .384 .408 .792 106 446 38 4 23
CHW (1 yr) 57 210 190 26 43 9 1 2 19 2 2 19 14 .226 .297 .316 .612 63 60 2 0 1
AL (12 yrs) 1659 7302 6366 1126 1925 401 107 90 959 286 135 815 550 .302 .384 .441 .825 114 2810 47 26 91
NL (3 yrs) 58 122 112 18 33 6 0 0 18 1 9 6 .295 .347 .348 .695 97 39 5 0 1

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
1930 21 NYY AL 138 565 12 1 0 -10 4 7 0.6 21 28 2.7 .505 .504 3.6 -0.5 38 $4,500 54
1931 22 NYY AL 149 686 31 3 0 10 -6 38 3.6 25 62 6.0 .524 .522 4.9 0.4 52 $7,500 *O794 MVP-15
1932 23 NYY AL 151 663 22 1 0 7 -8 22 2.0 25 46 4.3 .513 .512 3.7 -0.1 39 $12,000 *O97
1933 ★ 24 NYY AL 147 654 24 -1 0 10 -7 25 2.4 24 50 4.7 .517 .515 3.8 0.3 40 $11,000 *O97 AS,MVP-20
1934 ★ 25 NYY AL 149 665 11 -2 0 12 -4 17 1.5 25 42 3.9 .511 .510 2.9 0.7 30 $11,000 *O879 AS
1935 ★ 26 NYY AL 140 629 8 -0 0 7 -2 12 1.1 23 36 3.3 .508 .507 2.7 0.4 29 $12,000 *8O AS
1936 ★ 27 NYY AL 36 156 -3 -1 0 2 -0 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.3 .495 .499 0.2 0.1 1 $10,000 8O AS
1936 ★ 27 WSH AL 97 473 25 1 0 2 -1 27 2.3 16 42 3.8 .524 .514 3.6 0.1 40 8O AS
1937 28 WSH AL 35 156 -1 2 0 -1 -0 -1 -0.1 6 5 0.5 .498 .500 0.6 -0.1 6 $13,000 8O
1937 28 BOS AL 113 487 8 0 0 6 -5 9 0.9 17 27 2.5 .508 .505 2.0 0.1 21 *O98/76
1938 29 BOS AL 127 552 20 0 0 4 -6 18 1.7 20 38 3.5 .513 .510 3.1 -0.1 34 $12,500 *O9/57
1939 30 CLE AL 149 654 12 1 0 -3 -2 8 0.8 23 32 3.0 .505 .505 3.2 -0.4 35 $15,000 *O89/7
1940 31 CLE AL 143 631 7 0 0 4 -6 5 0.5 21 27 2.5 .504 .503 2.1 -0.1 23 $15,000 *O798
1941 32 WSH AL 28 121 -3 -0 0 0 -1 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.1 .483 .497 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $12,000 7O
1941 32 CHW AL 57 210 -10 -0 0 2 -1 -10 -1.0 7 -2 -0.3 .483 .494 -0.5 0.1 -4 O87/9
1944 35 BRO NL 20 44 3 -0 0 0 4 7 0.7 0 7 0.7 .537 .505 0.7 0.0 7 1
1945 36 BRO NL 13 24 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1945 36 PHI NL 24 53 -0 0 0 -2 -0 -2 -0.2 2 -1 -0.1 .490 .498 0.1 -0.2 1 O/85179
1946 37 PHI NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .485 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
15 Seasons 1717 7424 162 5 0 50 -41 176 16.1 265 441 41.3 .509 .508 36.7 0.5 391 $135,500
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
NYY (7 yrs) 910 4018 104 1 0 38 -24 119 11.0 149 268 25.3 .512 .511 21.8 1.4 230 $68,000
WSH (3 yrs) 160 750 21 2 0 1 -3 21 1.8 25 47 4.1 .511 .508 4.1 -0.2 46 $25,000
PHI (2 yrs) 25 54 -0 0 0 -2 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 0.1 -0.2 1
BOS (2 yrs) 240 1039 28 1 0 10 -11 28 2.6 37 65 6.0 .511 .508 5.1 0.0 55 $12,500
BRO (2 yrs) 33 68 0 -0 0 0 6 6 0.7 0 6 0.7 .520 .503 0.7 0.0 6
CLE (2 yrs) 292 1285 19 2 0 1 -8 14 1.3 45 58 5.5 .504 .504 5.3 -0.5 57 $30,000
CHW (1 yr) 57 210 -10 -0 0 2 -1 -10 -1.0 7 -2 -0.3 .483 .494 -0.5 0.1 -4

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1932 ❍ 23 NYY AL WS CHC W 4 19 17 1 5 2 0 0 6 0 1 2 4 .294 .368 .412 .780 7 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 19 17 1 5 2 0 0 6 0 1 2 4 .294 .368 .412 .780 7 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1944 35 BRO NL 5 3 .625 3.40 11 9 1 6 0 0 79.1 75 36 30 4 33 37 3 0 1 349 105 3.62 1.361 8.5 0.5 3.7 4.2 1.12
1945 36 TOT NL 3 3 .500 5.79 13 7 5 2 0 0 60.2 71 41 39 3 38 27 3 1 2 288 66 4.32 1.797 10.5 0.4 5.6 4.0 0.71
1945 36 BRO NL 3 3 .500 5.53 10 7 2 2 0 0 53.2 64 33 33 3 32 23 3 1 2 254 68 4.37 1.789 10.7 0.5 5.4 3.9 0.72
1945 36 PHI NL 0 0 7.71 3 0 3 0 0 0 7.0 7 8 6 0 6 4 0 0 0 34 52 3.97 1.857 9.0 0.0 7.7 5.1 0.67
1946 37 PHI NL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0.89 0.750 6.8 0.0 0.0 6.8
3 Yrs 8 6 .571 4.39 25 16 7 8 0 0 141.1 147 77 69 7 71 65 6 1 3 642 84 3.90 1.542 9.4 0.4 4.5 4.1 0.92
162 Game Avg. 13 10 .571 4.39 41 27 12 13 0 0 234 244 128 114 12 118 108 10 2 5 1065 84 3.90 1.542 9.4 0.4 4.5 4.1 0.92
PHI (2 yrs) 0 0 6.48 4 0 4 0 0 0 8.1 8 8 6 0 6 5 0 0 0 39 63 3.47 1.680 8.6 0.0 6.5 5.4 0.83
BRO (2 yrs) 8 6 .571 4.26 21 16 3 8 0 0 133.0 139 69 63 7 65 60 6 1 3 603 86 3.92 1.534 9.4 0.5 4.4 4.1 0.92
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1944 35 BRO NL 79.1 11 9 36 4.08 3.90 -0.53 0.00 100.0 4.43 3 0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.0 10 .532 .502
1945 36 BRO NL 53.2 10 7 33 5.53 4.29 -0.08 0.00 97.9 4.28 -8 -0.8 .6 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .423 .495
1945 36 PHI NL 7.0 3 0 8 10.29 4.80 -0.45 0.00 97.9 5.14 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .374 .498
1946 37 PHI NL 1.2 1 0 0 0.00 4.47 -0.16 0.00 98.0 4.54 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 1 .602 .501
3 Seasons 141.2 25 16 77 4.89 4.10 -0.35 0.00 99.1 4.41 -8 -0.7 .9 -0.1 0.5 4 .472 .499
PHI (2 yrs) 8.2 4 0 8 8.31 4.74 -0.40 0.00 97.9 5.03 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .431 .498
BRO (2 yrs) 133.0 21 16 69 4.67 4.06 -0.35 0.00 99.2 4.37 -5 -0.4 .7 -0.1 0.7 7 .480 .499

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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1930 NYY AL 21 3B 91 91 88 273 100 149 24 11 .912 2.74 .945 3.04
1930 NYY AL 21 2B 45 43 40 296 132 146 18 36 .939 6.18 .969 5.95
1931 NYY AL 22 OF 137 137 128 326 300 14 12 1 .963 2.29 .969 2.38 MVP-15
1931 NYY AL 22 LF 88 87 80 233 211 12 10 1 .957 2.53 .966 2.20 MVP-15
1931 NYY AL 22 RF 52 50 48 93 89 2 2 0 .978 1.75 .964 2.11 MVP-15
1931 NYY AL 22 2B 11 11 11 60 25 33 2 4 .967 5.27 .965 5.84 MVP-15
1932 NYY AL 23 OF 150 149 126 333 303 13 17 2 .949 2.11 .967 2.42
1932 NYY AL 23 RF 88 68 65 133 124 5 4 0 .970 1.47 .963 2.10
1932 NYY AL 23 LF 83 81 61 200 178 9 13 2 .935 2.25 .964 2.21
1933 NYY AL 24 OF 147 147 138 320 288 24 8 4 .975 2.12 .970 2.37 AS,MVP-20
1933 NYY AL 24 RF 78 74 70 151 134 11 6 3 .960 1.86 .962 2.10 AS,MVP-20
1933 NYY AL 24 LF 75 73 68 169 154 13 2 1 .988 2.23 .971 2.27 AS,MVP-20
1934 NYY AL 25 OF 149 149 140 393 368 12 13 2 .967 2.55 .968 2.29 AS
1934 NYY AL 25 CF 86 85 78 247 232 6 9 0 .964 2.77 .972 2.64 AS
1934 NYY AL 25 LF 41 41 41 100 94 4 2 1 .980 2.39 .968 2.17 AS
1934 NYY AL 25 RF 24 23 21 46 42 2 2 1 .957 1.83 .964 2.07 AS
1935 NYY AL 26 CF 138 138 134 412 372 25 15 7 .964 2.88 .974 2.84 AS
1935 NYY AL 26 OF 138 138 134 412 372 25 15 7 .964 2.88 .970 2.39 AS
1936 TOT AL 27 CF 133 133 129 406 377 13 16 4 .961 2.93 .974 2.82 AS
1936 TOT AL 27 OF 133 133 129 406 377 13 16 4 .961 2.93 .968 2.38 AS
1936 NYY AL 27 CF 36 36 33 113 106 3 4 0 .965 3.03 .974 2.82
1936 NYY AL 27 OF 36 36 33 113 106 3 4 0 .965 3.03 .968 2.38
1936 WSH AL 27 CF 97 97 96 293 271 10 12 4 .959 2.90 .974 2.82
1936 WSH AL 27 OF 97 97 96 293 271 10 12 4 .959 2.90 .968 2.38
1937 TOT AL 28 OF 144 144 138 367 349 10 8 1 .978 2.49 .969 2.35
1937 TOT AL 28 CF 43 42 41 120 113 3 4 0 .967 2.70 .974 2.84
1937 WSH AL 28 CF 32 32 31 90 85 1 4 0 .956 2.69 .974 2.84
1937 WSH AL 28 OF 32 32 31 92 87 1 4 0 .957 2.75 .969 2.35
1937 BOS AL 28 OF 112 112 107 275 262 9 4 1 .985 2.42 .969 2.35
1937 BOS AL 28 RF 100 100 95 239 229 7 3 1 .987 2.36 .964 2.04
1937 BOS AL 28 CF 11 10 10 30 28 2 0 0 1.000 2.73 .974 2.84
1937 BOS AL 28 LF 2 2 2 6 5 0 1 0 .833 2.50 .967 2.15
1937 BOS AL 28 SS 1 1 1 4 2 1 1 0 .750 3.00 .955 5.20
1938 BOS AL 29 OF 126 125 119 292 267 15 10 5 .966 2.24 .972 2.35
1938 BOS AL 29 RF 125 125 119 292 267 15 10 5 .966 2.26 .972 2.06
1938 BOS AL 29 3B 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 3.10
1938 BOS AL 29 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1939 CLE AL 30 OF 146 145 137 379 356 12 11 0 .971 2.52 .969 2.44
1939 CLE AL 30 CF 133 131 127 348 329 9 10 0 .971 2.54 .977 2.87
1939 CLE AL 30 RF 13 13 9 30 26 3 1 0 .967 2.23 .962 2.08
1939 CLE AL 30 LF 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.40
1940 CLE AL 31 OF 140 139 132 329 307 10 12 3 .964 2.26 .970 2.40
1940 CLE AL 31 LF 62 61 58 134 125 1 8 0 .940 2.03 .963 2.32
1940 CLE AL 31 RF 60 60 57 147 137 6 4 3 .973 2.38 .970 2.08
1940 CLE AL 31 CF 20 18 17 42 41 1 0 0 1.000 2.10 .976 2.78
1941 TOT AL 32 OF 75 73 69 185 176 7 2 2 .989 2.44 .973 2.41
1941 TOT AL 32 LF 47 47 44 106 99 6 1 1 .991 2.23 .975 2.28
1941 WSH AL 32 LF 26 26 26 57 52 5 0 1 1.000 2.19 .975 2.28
1941 WSH AL 32 OF 26 26 26 58 54 3 1 1 .983 2.19 .973 2.41
1941 CHW AL 32 OF 49 47 43 127 122 4 1 1 .992 2.57 .973 2.41
1941 CHW AL 32 CF 23 21 20 62 59 3 0 1 1.000 2.70 .976 2.78
1941 CHW AL 32 LF 21 21 18 49 47 1 1 0 .980 2.29 .975 2.28
1941 CHW AL 32 RF 6 5 5 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1.83 .969 2.13
1944 BRO NL 35 P 11 9 6 79.1 10 3 6 1 0 .900 1.02 0.82 .961 2.14 2.13 2 3 60% 0
1945 TOT NL 36 P 13 7 2 60.2 17 2 14 1 1 .941 2.37 1.23 .963 2.18 2.17 3 2 40% 0
1945 BRO NL 36 P 10 7 2 53.2 16 2 13 1 1 .938 2.52 1.50 .963 2.18 2.17 3 2 40% 0
1945 PHI NL 36 OF 10 4 4 15 13 1 1 0 .933 1.40 .978 2.45
1945 PHI NL 36 CF 6 4 4 13 12 0 1 0 .923 2.00 .983 2.87
1945 PHI NL 36 3B 4 2 2 10 2 6 2 1 .800 2.00 .941 3.20
1945 PHI NL 36 P 3 0 0 7.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.29 0.33 .960 2.19 2.17
1945 PHI NL 36 LF 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.35
1945 PHI NL 36 RF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .980 2.15
1946 PHI NL 37 P 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.20
12 Seasons OF 1495 1483 1394 3757 3476 156 125 31 .967 2.43 .969 2.38
8 Seasons CF 582 572 550 1650 1535 60 55 12 .967 2.74 .975 2.81
10 Seasons RF 548 518 489 1143 1060 51 32 13 .972 2.03 .966 2.08
10 Seasons LF 403 393 355 950 867 46 37 6 .961 2.27 .967 2.24
3 Seasons 3B 96 93 90 284 102 156 26 12 .908 2.69 .945 3.05
2 Seasons 2B 56 54 51 356 157 179 20 40 .944 6.00 .968 5.93
3 Seasons P 25 16 8 141.1 27 5 20 2 1 .926 1.59 1.00 .962 2.16 2.15 5 5 50% 0
1 Season SS 1 1 1 4 2 1 1 0 .750 3.00 .955 5.20
15 Seasons TOT 1673 1647 1544 141.1 4428 3742 512 174 84 .961 1.59 2.54 .968 2.16 2.53 5 5 50% 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Hall of Fame
1949 BBWAA ( 0.7%)
1952 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1931 AL (15, 9%)
1933 AL (20, 5%)
0.14 Career Shares (844th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1931 AL  6.0 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1931 AL  6.0 (6th)
1933 AL  4.7 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1931 AL  4.9 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1938 AL  .340 (3rd)
Career  .302 (181st)

On-Base% s c a p y
1933 AL  .393 (9th)
1938 AL  .418 (8th)
Career  .383 (150th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1931 AL  .879 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1932 AL  151 (10th)
1939 AL  149 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
1931 AL  600 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1931 AL  686 (7th)
1939 AL  654 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1931 AL  120 (4th)
1933 AL  112 (4th)
1935 AL  118 (4th)
Career  1,144 (214th)

Hits s c a p y
1931 AL  189 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1931 AL  290 (10th)
1932 AL  275 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1932 AL  41 (7th)
1933 AL  36 (10th)
1935 AL  38 (4th)
1936 AL  50 (3rd)
1938 AL  40 (3rd)
1940 AL  40 (6th)
Career  407 (168th)

Triples s c a p y
1931 AL  11 (10th)
1932 AL  15 (4th)
1934 AL  13 (1st)
1937 AL  12 (7th)
Career  107 (139th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1931 AL  17 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1931 AL  122 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1931 AL  75 (10th)
1939 AL  87 (8th)
Career  824 (228th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1930 AL  58 (9th)
1931 AL  77 (4th)
1934 AL  68 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1931 AL  61 (1st)
1932 AL  38 (1st)
1933 AL  27 (1st)
1934 AL  26 (3rd)
1935 AL  17 (5th)
1936 AL  20 (4th)
1937 AL  35 (1st)
1938 AL  13 (8th)
1939 AL  18 (5th)
1940 AL  13 (8th)
Career  287 (175th)

Singles s c a p y
1931 AL  133 (5th)
1933 AL  127 (9th)
1934 AL  142 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1931 AL  135 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1931 AL  116 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1931 AL  31 (9th)
1933 AL  24 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1931 AL  3.0 (9th)
1933 AL  2.3 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1932 AL  66 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1931 AL  269 (7th)
1934 AL  251 (10th)
1939 AL  247 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1931 AL  .660 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1931 AL  5 (8th)
1932 AL  5 (3rd)
1933 AL  4 (3rd)
1934 AL  3 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1935 AL  14 (8th)
1939 AL  20 (2nd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1939 AL  19 (2nd)
1940 AL  19 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1931 AL  23 (1st)
1932 AL  18 (1st)
1933 AL  18 (1st)
1934 AL  16 (1st)
1935 AL  10 (4th)
1936 AL  9 (5th)
1937 AL  12 (2nd)
Career  135 (42nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1931 AL  26.6 (1st)
1932 AL  15.8 (2nd)
1933 AL  13.5 (3rd)
1935 AL  10.9 (9th)
1937 AL  11.7 (10th)
Career  137.0 (232nd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1931 AL  35.3 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1931 AL  440 (6th)
1934 AL  431 (8th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1930 AL  42 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1930 AL  24 (1st)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  12 (2nd)
1932 AL  9 (4th)
1933 AL  13 (4th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  10 (3rd)
1932 AL  13 (3rd)
1940 AL  8 (5th)
Career  37 (96th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  1 (3rd)
1941 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  138 (3rd)
1939 AL  133 (4th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 AL  232 (5th)
1935 AL  372 (3rd)
1936 AL  377 (3rd)
1939 AL  329 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  25 (1st)
1936 AL  13 (2nd)
1939 AL  9 (5th)
Career  60 (95th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 AL  9 (3rd)
1935 AL  15 (1st)
1936 AL  16 (1st)
1939 AL  10 (4th)
Career  55 (53rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  7 (1st)
1936 AL  4 (2nd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 AL  125 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  229 (3rd)
1938 AL  267 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 AL  11 (3rd)
1938 AL  15 (1st)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 AL  10 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 AL  3 (3rd)
1937 AL  1 (5th)
1938 AL  5 (1st)
1940 AL  3 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1932 AL  150 (4th)
1933 AL  147 (4th)
1934 AL  149 (3rd)
1939 AL  146 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1934 AL  368 (3rd)
1935 AL  372 (4th)
1936 AL  377 (4th)
1937 AL  349 (5th)
1939 AL  356 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1931 AL  14 (4th)
1932 AL  13 (5th)
1933 AL  24 (1st)
1935 AL  25 (1st)
1938 AL  15 (3rd)
1939 AL  12 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1932 AL  17 (4th)
1934 AL  13 (5th)
1935 AL  15 (3rd)
1936 AL  16 (2nd)
1940 AL  12 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1933 AL  4 (3rd)
1935 AL  7 (1st)
1938 AL  5 (1st)
1940 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1931 AL  2.53 (1st)
1932 AL  2.25 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 AL  2.77 (1st)
1935 AL  2.88 (4th)
1936 AL  2.93 (4th)
Career  2.74 (31st)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1939 AL  .971 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1937 AL  2.36 (1st)
1938 AL  2.26 (2nd)
Career  2.03 (55th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1934 AL  2.55 (5th)
1935 AL  2.88 (3rd)
1936 AL  2.93 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1937 AL  .978 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 9 (260), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 67 (380), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 78 (246), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 37 (201), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (51st), 41.3 career WAR/29.9 7yr-peak WAR/35.6 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1927 18 New York Yankees $2,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1928 19 New York Yankees $2,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 21 New York Yankees $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 22 New York Yankees $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 23 New York Yankees $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 24 New York Yankees $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 25 New York Yankees $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 26 New York Yankees $12,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Richard Ben Cramer at 84:12000.00,
1936 27 New York Yankees $10,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Richard Ben Cramer at 84:10000.00,
1937 28 Washington Senators $13,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts WSH/BOS
1938 29 Boston Red Sox $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 30 Cleveland Indians $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 31 Cleveland Indians $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 32 Washington Senators $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts WSH/CHW
Career to date (may be incomplete)$139,700
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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