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Dain Clay

Dain Elmer Clay (Sniffy or Ding-A-Ling)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: July 10, 1919 in Hicksville, OH
High School: Cuyahoga Falls HS (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
School: Kent State University (Kent, OH)(All Transactions)
Debut: June 12, 1943 (Age 23.337)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1944 season [*]
Team: Reds 1943-1946

Final Game: September 29, 1946 (Age 27.081)
Died: August 28, 1994 in Chula Vista, CA
Buried: Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, CA
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Standard Batting

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
1943 23 CIN NL 49 106 93 19 25 2 4 0 9 1 8 14 .269 .333 .376 .710 106 35 1 1 4 O8/97
1944 24 CIN NL 110 391 356 51 89 15 0 0 17 8 17 18 .250 .290 .292 .582 67 104 6 3 15 O8/79
1945 25 CIN NL 153 700 656 81 184 29 2 1 50 19 37 58 .280 .321 .335 .656 84 220 10 2 5 *8O
1946 26 CIN NL 121 502 435 52 99 17 0 2 22 11 53 40 .228 .318 .280 .599 73 122 5 5 9 *O87
4 Yrs 433 1699 1540 203 397 63 6 3 98 39 115 130 .258 .314 .312 .626 78 481 22 11 33
162 Game Avg. 162 636 576 76 149 24 2 1 37 15 43 49 .258 .314 .312 .626 78 180 8 4 12

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
1943 23 CIN NL 49 106 0 -0 0 -5 -0 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.2 .488 .496 0.3 -0.6 3 O8/97
1944 24 CIN NL 110 391 -14 -0 0 6 -1 -9 -1.1 12 3 0.2 .491 .494 -0.5 0.6 -3 O8/79
1945 25 CIN NL 153 700 -14 0 0 2 -1 -13 -1.3 21 8 0.8 .491 .492 0.6 0.2 6 *8O
1946 26 CIN NL 121 502 -13 -0 0 8 -1 -6 -0.8 19 12 1.2 .494 .495 0.3 0.8 4 *O87
4 Seasons 433 1699 -41 -0 0 11 -4 -34 -3.7 56 22 1.9 .491 .494 0.7 0.8 11

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1943 23 CIN NL 106 73 11 4.1 89 .316 .269 .264 .333 .332 .376 .358 .710 .690 106 .514 0.2 0.0 .652 .204 .108 .0
1944 24 CIN NL 391 288 30 2.8 91 .263 .250 .263 .290 .330 .292 .370 .582 .700 67 .323 -15.4 -1.6 .484 .112 .042 .0
1945 25 CIN NL 700 487 70 3.8 95 .307 .280 .271 .321 .340 .335 .374 .656 .714 84 .452 -14.7 -1.5 .577 .140 .055 1.9
1946 26 CIN NL 502 350 38 2.9 90 .247 .228 .259 .318 .334 .280 .363 .599 .697 73 .354 -13.6 -1.4 .560 .200 .053 3.4
4 Yrs 1699 1198 149 3.3 92 .280 .258 .265 .314 .336 .312 .369 .626 .704 78 .398 -43.4 -4.5 .555 .155 .055 5.6
162 Game Avg. 636 448 56 3.3 92 .280 .258 .265 .314 .336 .312 .369 .626 .704 78 .398 -43.4 -4.5 .555 .155 .055 2

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1943 23 CIN NL 106 0.0% 13.2% 7.6% 5.7% 24% 1.75 6.6 10.3 5.00 75%
1944 24 CIN NL 391 0.0% 4.6% 4.4% 3.8% 17% 1.06 19.8 20.9 1.15 86%
1945 25 CIN NL 700 0.1% 8.3% 5.3% 4.6% 17% 1.57 11.3 656.0 13.1 0.80 85%
1946 26 CIN NL 502 0.4% 8.0% 10.6% 3.8% 19% 0.75 10.9 217.5 19.8 0.85 78%
4 Yrs 1699 0.2% 7.7% 6.8% 4.2% 18% 1.13 11.8 513.3 15.7 0.93 83%
MLB Averages 1.1% 9.1% 8.8% 5.6% 25% 1.03 9.8 81.5 9.1 0.96 79%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1943 23 CIN NL 0.2 0.0 29 0.3 0.8 -0.5 1.05 0.3 -0.0 3.8 0.4 0.99 2.7 2.18 6
1944 24 CIN NL -15.4 -1.6 166 -0.1 2.6 -2.7 1.07 -0.1 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.98 0.1 2.58 4
1945 25 CIN NL -14.7 -1.5 253 -1.0 3.6 -4.7 1.10 -1.1 0.2 -8.6 -0.9 0.95 -12.6 0
1946 26 CIN NL -13.6 -1.4 249 -1.3 3.5 -4.7 1.11 -0.8 -0.3 -10.1 -1.1 0.89 -8.0 2.16 1
4 Yrs -43.4 -4.5 697 -2.1 10.5 -12.6 1.10 -1.8 -0.1 -14.0 -1.5 0.93 -17.9 2.32 11

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1943 23 CIN NL 0 0 46% 17 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75% 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2
1944 24 CIN NL 6 0 43% 89 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 63% 12 6 6 2 1 1 16 3 12
1945 25 CIN NL 3 0 36% 108 19 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 37% 17 13 3 3 2 1 7 1 6
1946 26 CIN NL 2 0 32% 113 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 3 42% 14 10 3 1 1 0 11 2 8
4 Yrs 11 0 37% 327 39 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 4 3 49% 45 30 13 6 4 2 36 6 28

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1943 23 CIN NL 27 22% 25 6 3 0 2 2.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 1 14% 1 0 0% 14 5 36% 0 0 0 0 79
1944 24 CIN NL 161 14% 89 4 2 0 1 2.58 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 15 41 6 15% 19 8 42% 89 10 11% 8 4 50% 4 2 50% 230
1945 25 CIN NL 244 3% 184 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 5 46 10 22% 19 6 32% 132 16 12% 5 4 80% 6 4 67% 456
1946 26 CIN NL 241 14% 99 1 0 0 0 2.16 2 0 5 1 0 1 1 0 9 25 5 20% 10 5 50% 99 11 11% 7 2 29% 3 2 67% 261
4 Yrs 673 10% 397 11 5 0 3 2.32 3 0 14 1 0 2 1 0 33 119 22 18% 49 19 39% 334 42 13% 20 10 50% 13 8 62% 1026
MLB Averages 48% 26% 37% 14% 52% 56%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1943 23 49 106 93 19 25 2 4 0 9 1 8 14 .269 .333 .376 .710 106 35 1 1 4
1944 24 159 497 449 70 114 17 4 0 26 9 25 32 .254 .299 .310 .609 75 139 7 4 19
1945 25 312 1197 1105 151 298 46 6 1 76 28 62 90 .270 .312 .325 .637 80 359 17 6 24
1946 26 433 1699 1540 203 397 63 6 3 98 39 115 130 .258 .314 .312 .626 78 481 22 11 33

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1943 23 51 113 99 23 28 2 4 0 11 1 9 15 .283 .349 .384 .732 14 49
1944 24 114 412 374 57 97 16 0 0 19 9 19 19 .259 .301 .302 .603 33 110
1945 25 160 733 687 86 194 31 2 1 53 20 39 61 .282 .323 .338 .661 74 153
1946 26 126 539 464 63 113 19 0 2 27 13 60 42 .244 .338 .297 .635 46 121
4 Yrs 451 1797 1624 229 432 68 6 3 110 43 127 137 .266 .324 .321 .645 167 433
162 Game Avg. 162 645 583 82 155 24 2 1 40 15 46 49 .266 .324 .321 .645 60 433



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1945 NL  153 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1945 NL  656 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1945 NL  700 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1945 NL  184 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1945 NL  29 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1945 NL  58 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1945 NL  19 (3rd)
1946 NL  11 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1945 NL  152 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1946 NL  5 (2nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1944 NL  15 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1945 NL  487 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 11 (1379), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Center Field (409th), 1.9 career WAR/1.9 7yr-peak WAR/1.9 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: Dain Dain Ding-A-Ling Elmer Sniffy Sniffy,Ding-A-Ling Clay clayton

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