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Mark Christman

Marquette Joseph Christman

Positions: Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: October 21, 1913 in Maplewood, MO (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1938 (Age 24.181, 6,852nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Senators/Tigers 1938-1949

Final Game: September 23, 1949 (Age 35.337)
Died: October 9, 1976 in St. Louis, MO
Buried: Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
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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
1938 24 DET AL 95 347 318 35 79 6 4 1 44 5 2 27 21 .248 .307 .302 .609 49 96 0 2 56
1939 25 TOT AL 85 264 238 27 52 8 3 0 20 2 1 20 12 .218 .279 .277 .556 41 66 11 0 6 6/54
1939 25 DET AL 6 16 16 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .375 .625 53 6 2 0 0 /5
1939 25 SLB AL 79 248 222 27 48 6 3 0 20 2 1 20 10 .216 .281 .270 .551 40 60 9 0 6 6/4
1943 29 SLB AL 98 365 336 31 91 11 5 2 35 0 3 19 19 .271 .318 .351 .669 93 118 5 4 5 5634
1944 30 SLB AL 148 607 547 56 148 25 1 6 83 5 2 47 37 .271 .332 .353 .684 90 193 18 3 10 *5/3 MVP-11
1945 31 SLB AL 78 311 289 32 80 7 4 4 34 1 0 19 19 .277 .328 .370 .698 98 107 6 3 0 5 MVP-26
1946 32 SLB AL 128 486 458 40 118 22 2 1 41 0 2 22 29 .258 .295 .321 .616 68 147 15 2 4 56
1947 33 WSH AL 110 412 374 27 83 15 2 1 33 4 4 32 16 .222 .287 .281 .568 60 105 10 2 4 *6/4 MVP-26
1948 34 WSH AL 120 440 409 38 106 17 2 1 40 0 3 25 19 .259 .303 .318 .621 67 130 14 1 5 6/54
1949 35 WSH AL 49 121 112 8 24 2 0 3 18 0 0 8 7 .214 .273 .313 .585 57 35 5 1 1 5/364
9 Yrs 911 3353 3081 294 781 113 23 19 348 17 17 219 179 .253 .306 .324 .630 71 997 84 16 37
162 Game Avg. 162 596 548 52 139 20 4 3 62 3 3 39 32 .253 .306 .324 .630 71 177 3 7
SLB (5 yrs) 531 2017 1852 186 485 71 15 13 213 8 8 127 114 .262 .313 .337 .651 80 625 53 12 25
WSH (3 yrs) 279 973 895 73 213 34 4 5 91 4 7 65 42 .238 .293 .302 .594 63 270 29 4 10
DET (2 yrs) 101 363 334 35 83 8 4 1 44 5 2 27 23 .249 .305 .305 .610 49 102 2 0 2

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
1938 24 DET AL 95 347 -26 0 0 3 2 -20 -1.8 12 -8 -0.6 .481 .489 -0.9 0.5 -10 $2,100 56
1939 25 DET AL 6 16 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -1 -0.1 .481 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $4,200 /5
1939 25 SLB AL 79 248 -20 0 0 -9 4 -25 -2.3 9 -16 -1.5 .471 .486 -0.6 -0.4 -7 6/4
1943 29 SLB AL 98 365 -3 -1 0 -2 1 -4 -0.5 11 6 0.5 .495 .497 0.8 -0.1 8 $600 5634
1944 30 SLB AL 148 607 -6 0 0 3 -0 -3 -0.3 18 15 1.5 .498 .498 1.1 0.3 12 $6,500 *5/3 MVP-11
1945 31 SLB AL 78 311 -1 0 0 3 0 2 0.2 9 11 1.2 .504 .502 0.8 0.3 8 $6,000 5 MVP-26
1946 32 SLB AL 128 486 -18 -0 0 3 3 -12 -1.4 15 2 0.0 .489 .491 -0.3 0.7 -1 $6,000 56
1947 33 WSH AL 110 412 -18 -0 0 -6 7 -18 -2.0 12 -6 -0.8 .482 .488 -0.1 0.1 0 $8,500 *6/4 MVP-26
1948 34 WSH AL 120 440 -18 -1 -2 -15 7 -29 -2.9 13 -16 -1.7 .476 .482 -0.2 -0.8 -1 $9,500 6/54
1949 35 WSH AL 49 121 -7 -1 -0 -1 0 -9 -0.9 4 -5 -0.6 .481 .494 -0.5 -0.1 -4 $9,500 5/364
9 Seasons 911 3353 -119 -2 -2 -21 25 -119 -12.1 102 -17 -1.9 .487 .492 -0.0 0.6 4 $52,900
SLB (5 yrs) 531 2017 -49 0 0 -2 9 -42 -4.4 61 19 1.7 .492 .495 1.8 0.9 21 $19,100
WSH (3 yrs) 279 973 -43 -2 -2 -22 14 -56 -5.8 28 -27 -3.0 .479 .487 -0.8 -0.9 -5 $27,500
DET (2 yrs) 101 363 -27 0 0 3 2 -21 -1.9 13 -8 -0.7 .481 .489 -1.0 0.5 -11 $6,300

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
1944 30 SLB AL WS STL L 6 22 22 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .091 .091 .091 .182 2 0 0 0 0
1 WS 6 22 22 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .091 .091 .091 .182 2 0 0 0 0

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
1938 DET AL 24 3B 69 65 62 230 86 140 4 14 .983 3.28 .941 3.14
1938 DET AL 24 SS 21 22 21 118 46 66 6 17 .949 5.33 .953 5.17
1939 DET AL 25 3B 5 3 3 10 4 5 1 1 .900 1.80 .943 3.16
1939 SLB AL 25 SS 64 59 52 375 151 209 15 45 .960 5.63 .950 5.16
1939 SLB AL 25 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.60
1943 SLB AL 29 3B 37 35 35 116 41 74 1 5 .991 3.11 .951 3.17
1943 SLB AL 29 SS 24 21 20 101 48 52 1 15 .990 4.17 .953 5.13
1943 SLB AL 29 1B 20 19 14 172 161 11 0 11 1.000 8.60 .991 10.05
1943 SLB AL 29 2B 14 14 13 65 29 35 1 10 .985 4.57 .969 5.57
1944 SLB AL 30 3B 145 145 143 502 172 316 14 34 .972 3.37 .954 3.34 MVP-11
1944 SLB AL 30 1B 3 3 3 35 33 1 1 2 .971 11.33 .990 10.07 MVP-11
1945 SLB AL 31 3B 77 76 72 222 79 137 6 12 .973 2.81 .948 3.16 MVP-26
1946 SLB AL 32 3B 77 77 68 238 61 171 6 21 .975 3.01 .948 3.06
1946 SLB AL 32 SS 47 43 43 221 77 137 7 23 .968 4.55 .954 4.97
1947 WSH AL 33 SS 106 103 99 505 203 291 11 75 .978 4.66 .964 5.13 MVP-26
1947 WSH AL 33 2B 1 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 4.00 .978 5.50 MVP-26
1948 WSH AL 34 SS 102 98 87 481 207 259 15 59 .969 4.57 .964 5.17
1948 WSH AL 34 3B 9 8 8 26 12 13 1 1 .962 2.78 .958 3.04
1948 WSH AL 34 2B 3 2 2 12 6 5 1 0 .917 3.67 .976 5.63
1949 WSH AL 35 3B 23 18 14 61 18 41 2 7 .967 2.57 .960 3.15
1949 WSH AL 35 1B 6 3 3 48 42 5 1 2 .979 7.83 .989 9.77
1949 WSH AL 35 SS 4 1 1 13 7 5 1 1 .923 3.00 .963 5.18
1949 WSH AL 35 2B 1 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 4.00 .975 5.50
8 Seasons 3B 442 427 405 1405 473 897 35 95 .975 3.10 .950 3.20
7 Seasons SS 368 347 323 1814 739 1019 56 235 .969 4.78 .959 5.13
3 Seasons 1B 29 25 20 255 236 17 2 15 .992 8.72 .990 9.99
5 Seasons 2B 20 17 15 85 39 44 2 10 .976 4.15 .971 5.58
9 Seasons TOT 859 816 763 3559 1487 1977 95 355 .973 4.03 .958 4.31
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
  • 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))
1944 AL (11, 8%)
1945 AL (26, 1%)
1947 AL (26, 1%)
0.10 Career Shares (945th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1946 AL  0.7 (10th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1944 AL  83 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1943 AL  4 (9th)
1945 AL  3 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1944 AL  18 (5th)
1946 AL  15 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1946 AL  15.8 (10th)
1948 AL  21.5 (6th)
Career  17.2 (191st)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1944 AL  145 (3rd)
1946 AL  77 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1944 AL  172 (1st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1944 AL  316 (2nd)
1946 AL  171 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1944 AL  34 (2nd)
1946 AL  21 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1944 AL  3.37 (4th)
1945 AL  2.81 (5th)
1946 AL  3.01 (2nd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1944 AL  .972 (1st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1947 AL  .978 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1903), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2306), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Shortstop (843rd), -1.9 career WAR/1.2 7yr-peak WAR/-0.4 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
1938 24 Detroit Tigers $2,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 25 Detroit Tigers $4,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts DET/SLB
1943 29 St. Louis Browns $600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 30 St. Louis Browns $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 31 St. Louis Browns $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 32 St. Louis Browns $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 33 Washington Senators $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 34 Washington Senators $9,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 35 Washington Senators $9,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$52,900
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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