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Gil Coan

Gilbert Fitzgerald Coan

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 18, 1922 in Monroe, NC
School: Brevard College (Brevard, NC)
Signed
by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent in 1944. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1946 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Senators/Orioles/WhiteSox/Giants 1946-1956

Final Game: April 25, 1956 (Age 33)
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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
1946 24 WSH AL 59 147 134 17 28 3 2 3 9 2 2 7 37 .209 .269 .328 .597 71 44 1 4 2 O7/9
1947 25 WSH AL 11 47 42 5 21 3 2 0 3 2 1 5 6 .500 .553 .667 1.220 242 28 0 0 0 O9
1948 26 WSH AL 138 564 513 56 119 13 9 7 60 23 9 41 78 .232 .298 .333 .631 70 171 5 7 4 *7O
1949 27 WSH AL 111 389 358 36 78 7 8 3 25 9 6 29 58 .218 .278 .307 .586 57 110 4 1 1 O78
1950 28 WSH AL 104 403 366 58 111 17 4 7 50 10 5 28 46 .303 .359 .429 .788 105 157 1 4 5 O7/89
1951 29 WSH AL 135 592 538 85 163 25 7 9 62 8 5 39 62 .303 .357 .426 .782 113 229 6 6 8 *7O MVP-23
1952 30 WSH AL 107 365 332 50 68 11 6 5 20 9 4 32 35 .205 .277 .319 .596 68 106 2 1 0 O7/8
1953 31 WSH AL 68 195 168 28 33 1 4 2 17 7 0 22 23 .196 .301 .286 .586 61 48 3 3 2 O7
1954 32 BAL AL 94 287 265 29 74 11 1 2 20 9 4 16 17 .279 .320 .351 .671 91 93 1 1 3 2 78
1955 33 TOT MLB 87 176 160 18 36 7 1 1 12 4 2 13 21 .225 .287 .300 .587 63 48 2 1 2 0 0 7/98
1955 33 TOT AL 78 163 147 18 34 7 1 1 12 4 2 13 20 .231 .298 .313 .611 70 46 2 1 2 0 0 7/9
1955 33 BAL AL 61 146 130 18 31 7 1 1 11 4 2 13 15 .238 .313 .331 .643 80 43 2 1 2 0 0 7/9
1955 33 CHW AL 17 17 17 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .176 .176 .176 .353 -5 3 0 0 0 0 0 /97
1955 33 NYG NL 9 13 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .154 .154 .308 -18 2 0 0 0 0 0 /987
1956 34 NYG NL 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Yrs 918 3166 2877 384 731 98 44 39 278 83 38 232 384 .254 .316 .359 .675 84 1034 25 28 27 2 0
162 Game Avg. 162 559 508 68 129 17 8 7 49 15 7 41 68 .254 .316 .359 .675 84 182 4 5 5
WSH (8 yrs) 733 2702 2451 335 621 80 42 36 246 70 32 203 345 .253 .317 .364 .682 85 893 22 26 22
NYG (2 yrs) 13 14 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -24 2 0 0 0 0 0
BAL (2 yrs) 155 433 395 47 105 18 2 3 31 13 6 29 32 .266 .318 .344 .662 87 136 3 2 5 2 0
CHW (1 yr) 17 17 17 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .176 .176 .176 .353 -5 3 0 0 0 0 0
AL (10 yrs) 905 3152 2863 382 729 98 44 39 278 83 38 232 382 .255 .316 .360 .677 85 1032 25 28 27 2 0
NL (2 yrs) 13 14 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -24 2 0 0 0 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
1946 24 WSH AL 59 147 -6 -0 0 -1 -1 -8 -0.9 5 -4 -0.5 .485 .494 -0.4 -0.2 -3 O7/9
1947 25 WSH AL 11 47 8 0 0 0 -1 7 0.7 1 8 0.9 .567 .505 0.9 -0.1 8 O9
1948 26 WSH AL 138 564 -24 3 2 7 -6 -18 -1.8 16 -2 -0.2 .487 .489 -1.0 0.1 -9 *7O
1949 27 WSH AL 111 389 -24 1 1 -2 -3 -27 -2.8 11 -16 -1.7 .475 .483 -1.5 -0.5 -14 O78
1950 28 WSH AL 104 403 2 -0 3 0 -4 0 0.0 12 12 1.2 .500 .500 1.2 -0.4 12 O7/89
1951 29 WSH AL 135 592 8 1 2 8 -6 13 1.3 18 31 3.1 .510 .508 2.2 0.2 23 *7O MVP-23
1952 30 WSH AL 107 365 -14 3 3 0 -4 -11 -1.3 11 0 -0.1 .488 .492 -0.2 -0.4 -0 O7/8
1953 31 WSH AL 68 195 -8 1 1 8 -2 0 0.0 6 6 0.6 .500 .500 -0.2 0.6 -2 O7
1954 32 BAL AL 94 287 -2 1 2 -8 -2 -9 -0.9 9 0 -0.0 .490 .494 0.8 -1.1 8 78
1955 33 BAL AL 61 146 -3 -0 0 -9 -1 -13 -1.3 4 -8 -0.9 .478 .492 -0.0 -1.0 0 7/9
1955 33 CHW AL 17 17 -3 -0 0 -0 -0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .485 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /97
1955 33 NYG NL 9 13 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .475 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 /987
1956 34 NYG NL 4 1 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0
11 Seasons 918 3166 -67 9 14 3 -31 -70 -7.5 95 25 2.0 .492 .495 1.4 -2.8 22
WSH (8 yrs) 733 2702 -57 9 11 20 -27 -44 -4.7 81 37 3.3 .494 .495 1.0 -0.7 17
NYG (2 yrs) 13 14 -2 -0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .480 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2
BAL (2 yrs) 155 433 -5 1 3 -17 -3 -21 -2.3 13 -8 -0.9 .485 .493 0.8 -2.1 8
CHW (1 yr) 17 17 -3 -0 0 -0 -0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .485 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1946 WSH AL 24 OF 29 27 26 64 62 0 2 0 .969 2.14 .977 2.36
1946 WSH AL 24 LF 27 26 26 63 61 0 2 0 .968 2.26 .974 2.24
1946 WSH AL 24 RF 2 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .973 2.10
1947 WSH AL 25 OF 11 11 11 23 22 1 0 1 1.000 2.09 .979 2.47
1947 WSH AL 25 RF 11 11 11 24 23 1 0 1 1.000 2.18 .977 2.11
1948 WSH AL 26 LF 131 126 121 359 339 9 11 3 .969 2.66 .975 2.33
1948 WSH AL 26 OF 131 126 121 363 341 11 11 3 .970 2.69 .975 2.51
1949 WSH AL 27 OF 97 78 76 239 225 8 6 3 .975 2.40 .980 2.44
1949 WSH AL 27 LF 65 56 54 170 155 10 5 3 .971 2.54 .982 2.32
1949 WSH AL 27 CF 29 22 22 75 74 0 1 0 .987 2.55 .980 2.80
1950 WSH AL 28 OF 98 83 76 769.1 231 220 4 7 1 .970 2.62 2.29 .979 2.51 2.47
1950 WSH AL 28 LF 95 80 74 742.2 217 209 2 6 0 .972 2.56 2.22 .977 2.39 2.35
1950 WSH AL 28 CF 3 3 2 25.0 14 10 3 1 1 .929 4.68 4.33 .981 2.92 2.87
1950 WSH AL 28 RF 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.10
1951 WSH AL 29 LF 132 127 125 1135.1 410 379 17 14 2 .966 3.14 3.00 .973 2.42 2.41 MVP-23
1951 WSH AL 29 OF 132 127 125 1135.1 405 374 17 14 2 .965 3.10 2.96 .977 2.45 2.44 MVP-23
1952 WSH AL 30 OF 86 77 76 720.2 192 185 4 3 1 .984 2.36 2.20 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 WSH AL 30 LF 85 76 75 711.2 185 178 4 3 1 .984 2.30 2.14 .979 2.27 2.27
1952 WSH AL 30 CF 1 1 1 9.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 6.00 6.00 .983 2.90 2.90
1953 WSH AL 31 OF 46 38 37 349.2 107 105 2 0 1 1.000 8 27 2.75 2.33 .981 2.43 2.41
1953 WSH AL 31 LF 45 38 37 349.2 107 105 2 0 1 1.000 7 24 2.75 2.38 .973 2.22 2.21
1954 BAL AL 32 OF 67 64 51 543.2 154 148 1 5 0 .968 -8 -18 2.47 2.22 .979 2.39 2.37
1954 BAL AL 32 LF 36 33 27 285.2 75 72 1 2 0 .973 0 2 2.30 2.03 .977 2.26 2.24
1954 BAL AL 32 CF 32 31 24 258.0 78 75 0 3 0 .962 -8 -40 2.62 2.34 .983 2.85 2.83
1955 TOT MLB 33 OF 52 31 23 303.2 65 59 5 1 0 .985 -9 -34 1.90 1.23 .982 2.39 2.37
1955 TOT MLB 33 LF 44 29 21 272.1 61 56 5 0 0 1.000 -9 -38 2.02 1.39 .980 2.25 2.24
1955 TOT MLB 33 RF 7 2 2 29.1 5 4 0 1 0 .800 0 0 1.23 0.57 .980 2.02 1.99
1955 TOT AL 33 OF 46 30 22 281.1 61 55 5 1 0 .984 -9 -37 1.92 1.30 .982 2.40 2.38
1955 TOT AL 33 LF 43 28 20 263.1 59 54 5 0 0 1.000 -9 -39 2.02 1.37 .980 2.26 2.25
1955 TOT AL 33 RF 3 2 2 18.0 4 3 0 1 0 .750 -0 -7 1.50 1.00 .980 2.05 2.03
1955 BAL AL 33 OF 43 29 21 266.1 59 53 5 1 0 .983 -9 -39 1.96 1.35 .982 2.40 2.38
1955 BAL AL 33 LF 42 28 20 258.1 59 54 5 0 0 1.000 -8 -38 2.06 1.40 .980 2.26 2.25
1955 BAL AL 33 RF 1 1 1 8.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -0 -60 1.12 1.00 .980 2.02 2.00
1955 CHW AL 33 OF 3 1 1 15.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.20 0.67 .980 2.40 2.37
1955 CHW AL 33 RF 2 1 1 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 36 1.80 1.00 .980 2.07 2.05
1955 CHW AL 33 LF 1 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -96 0.00 0.00 2.34 2.20
1955 NYG NL 33 OF 6 1 1 22.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.61 0.67 .978 2.30 2.28
1955 NYG NL 33 RF 4 0 0 11.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 11 0.79 0.25 .980 1.99 1.95
1955 NYG NL 33 CF 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 0.50 .980 2.70 2.60
1955 NYG NL 33 LF 1 1 1 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 2.00 2.00 .970 2.00 2.00
10 Seasons OF 749 662 622 3822.1 1843 1741 53 49 12 .973 -9 -3 2.65 2.40 .978 2.44 2.44
9 Seasons LF 660 591 560 3497.1 1647 1554 50 43 10 .974 -1 -0 2.65 2.43 .976 2.34 2.32
5 Seasons CF 67 57 49 294.0 174 166 3 5 1 .971 -8 -35 2.91 2.52 .981 2.86 2.81
4 Seasons RF 21 14 13 31.0 32 30 1 1 1 .969 0 0 1.16 1.48 .977 2.03 2.07
11 Seasons TOT 749 662 622 3822.1 1843 1741 53 49 12 .973 -9 -3 2.65 2.40 .978 2.44 2.44
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1951 AL (23, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1951 AL  .303 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1951 AL  163 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1948 AL  9 (9th)
1949 AL  8 (7th)
1951 AL  7 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1948 AL  78 (3rd)
1951 AL  62 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1948 AL  23 (2nd)
1949 AL  9 (8th)
1950 AL  10 (4th)
1952 AL  9 (9th)
1953 AL  7 (10th)
1954 AL  9 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1951 AL  122 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1946 AL  4 (4th)
1948 AL  7 (2nd)
1951 AL  6 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1948 AL  9 (6th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1948 AL  10.7 (3rd)
1950 AL  8.2 (10th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  131 (4th)
1950 AL  95 (5th)
1951 AL  132 (3rd)
1952 AL  85 (5th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  339 (1st)
1949 AL  155 (5th)
1951 AL  379 (1st)
1952 AL  178 (4th)
Career  1,554 (88th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  9 (3rd)
1949 AL  10 (2nd)
1951 AL  17 (1st)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  11 (2nd)
1949 AL  5 (3rd)
1950 AL  6 (5th)
1951 AL  14 (1st)
Career  43 (77th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  3 (2nd)
1949 AL  3 (1st)
1951 AL  2 (3rd)
1952 AL  1 (4th)
1953 AL  1 (5th)
Career  10 (84th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  374 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  11 (5th)
1951 AL  17 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  11 (5th)
1951 AL  14 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1948 AL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  7 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 AL  2.56 (2nd)
1951 AL  3.14 (1st)
1952 AL  2.30 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  2.66 (1st)
1951 AL  3.00 (1st)
1952 AL  2.14 (2nd)
Career  2.43 (1st)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 AL  .969 (4th)
1951 AL  .966 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1953 AL  8 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1951 AL  3.10 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1951 AL  2.96 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 22 (977), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1569), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2787), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (332nd), 2.0 career WAR/5.6 7yr-peak WAR/3.8 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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