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Verne Clemons

Verne James Clemons (Stinger or Tubby)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 8, 1891 in Clemons, IA (All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1916 (Age 24.227)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1919 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Browns 1916-1924

Final Game: September 28, 1924 (Age 33.020)
Died: May 5, 1959 in Bay Pines, FL
Buried: Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, FL
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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
1916 24 SLB AL 4 6 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .286 .429 32 2 0 0 /2
1919 27 STL NL 88 270 239 14 63 13 2 2 22 4 26 13 .264 .336 .360 .696 114 86 0 5 2
1920 28 STL NL 112 378 338 17 95 10 6 1 36 1 1 30 12 .281 .340 .355 .695 101 120 0 10 *2
1921 29 STL NL 117 381 341 29 109 16 2 2 48 0 0 33 17 .320 .380 .396 .776 108 135 0 7 *2
1922 30 STL NL 71 179 160 9 41 4 0 0 15 1 0 18 5 .256 .331 .281 .613 63 45 0 1 2
1923 31 STL NL 57 142 130 6 37 9 1 0 13 0 0 10 11 .285 .345 .369 .714 91 48 2 0 2
1924 32 STL NL 25 58 56 3 18 3 0 0 6 0 0 2 3 .321 .345 .375 .720 94 21 0 0 2
7 Yrs 474 1414 1271 78 364 56 11 5 140 6 1 119 62 .286 .348 .360 .708 98 457 2 23
162 Game Avg. 162 483 434 27 124 19 4 2 48 2 41 21 .286 .348 .360 .708 98 156 1 8
STL (6 yrs) 470 1408 1264 78 363 55 11 5 140 6 1 119 61 .287 .349 .360 .709 99 455 2 23
SLB (1 yr) 4 6 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .286 .429 32 2 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 470 1408 1264 78 363 55 11 5 140 6 1 119 61 .287 .349 .360 .709 99 455 2 23
AL (1 yr) 4 6 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .286 .429 32 2 0 0

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
1916 24 SLB AL 4 6 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .489 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1919 27 STL NL 88 270 5 -0 0 2 3 10 1.1 8 18 2.0 .513 .507 1.8 0.6 16 2
1920 28 STL NL 112 378 2 1 0 0 4 7 0.7 12 18 2.0 .507 .505 2.0 0.5 18 *2
1921 29 STL NL 117 381 6 1 0 2 4 13 1.3 12 25 2.5 .512 .508 2.4 0.6 23 *2
1922 30 STL NL 71 179 -7 1 0 1 2 -4 -0.4 6 2 0.2 .495 .498 0.1 0.3 1 2
1923 31 STL NL 57 142 -1 0 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 4 4 0.3 .499 .500 0.4 0.0 5 2
1924 32 STL NL 25 58 -0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .497 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 2
7 Seasons 474 1414 3 3 0 3 15 24 2.5 44 68 7.2 .506 .504 7.0 1.9 65
STL (6 yrs) 470 1408 3 3 0 3 15 24 2.6 43 68 7.2 .506 .504 7.0 1.9 65
SLB (1 yr) 4 6 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .489 .500 -0.0 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1916 SLB AL 24 C 2 1 1 9 5 3 1 0 .889 4.00 .974 6.35 0 2 2 50% 42%
1919 STL NL 27 C 75 71 58 385 289 89 7 11 .982 5.04 .972 5.39 3 53 53 50% 44%
1920 STL NL 28 C 103 94 75 531 408 111 12 11 .977 5.04 .968 5.31 11 83 53 39% 46%
1921 STL NL 29 C 107 95 66 465 357 101 7 12 .985 4.28 .971 4.87 7 58 57 50% 49%
1922 STL NL 30 C 63 43 32 223 172 50 1 2 .996 3.52 .974 4.63 2 32 26 45% 46%
1923 STL NL 31 C 41 35 23 161 124 34 3 1 .981 3.85 .976 4.66 4 26 18 41% 44%
1924 STL NL 32 C 17 13 7 58 46 11 1 1 .983 3.35 .981 4.78 4 19 7 27% 47%
7 Seasons C 408 352 262 1832 1401 399 32 38 .983 4.41 .971 5.02 31 273 216 44% 46%
7 Seasons TOT 408 352 262 1832 1401 399 32 38 .983 4.41 .971 5.02 31 273 216 44% 46%
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

AB per SO s c a p y
1920 NL  28.2 (6th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1919 NL  75 (4th)
1920 NL  103 (3rd)
1921 NL  107 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1919 NL  289 (4th)
1920 NL  408 (2nd)
1921 NL  357 (2nd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1920 NL  111 (3rd)
1921 NL  101 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1919 NL  11 (2nd)
1920 NL  11 (4th)
1921 NL  12 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1920 NL  11 (2nd)
1921 NL  7 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1920 NL  83 (1st)
1921 NL  58 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1920 NL  53 (4th)
1921 NL  57 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1919 NL  50.0 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1919 NL  5.04 (3rd)
1920 NL  5.04 (3rd)
1921 NL  4.28 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1919 NL  .982 (4th)
1920 NL  .977 (3rd)
1921 NL  .985 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1977), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1841), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (226th), 7.2 career WAR/7.2 7yr-peak WAR/7.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Verne James Stinger Stinger,Tubby Tubby Verne Clemons

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