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Dick Cole

Richard Roy Cole

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: May 6, 1926 in Long Beach, CA
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1943. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1951 (Age 24.356)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cardinals/Braves 1951-1957

Final Game: July 21, 1957 (Age 31.076)
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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
1951 25 TOT NL 57 171 142 13 32 5 0 1 14 0 1 21 14 .225 .325 .282 .607 64 40 4 0 7 4/6
1951 25 STL NL 15 42 36 4 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 5 .194 .310 .222 .532 45 8 0 0 0 4
1951 25 PIT NL 42 129 106 9 25 4 0 1 11 0 1 15 9 .236 .331 .302 .632 70 32 4 0 7 4/6
1953 27 PIT NL 97 280 235 29 64 13 1 0 23 2 2 38 26 .272 .374 .336 .710 88 79 6 0 7 6/43
1954 28 PIT NL 138 542 486 40 131 22 5 1 40 0 0 41 48 .270 .323 .342 .664 75 166 20 0 8 6 654
1955 29 PIT NL 77 260 239 16 54 8 3 0 21 0 0 18 22 .226 .285 .285 .569 54 68 5 2 0 1 1 546
1956 30 PIT NL 72 110 99 7 21 2 1 0 9 0 0 11 9 .212 .291 .253 .543 50 25 5 0 0 0 0 54/6
1957 31 MLN NL 15 19 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 .071 .235 .071 .307 -9 1 1 0 2 0 1 4/35
6 Yrs 456 1382 1215 106 303 50 10 2 107 2 3 132 124 .249 .322 .312 .634 69 379 41 2 24 7 2
162 Game Avg. 162 491 432 38 108 18 4 1 38 1 1 47 44 .249 .322 .312 .634 69 135 15 1 9
PIT (5 yrs) 426 1321 1165 101 295 49 10 2 104 2 3 123 114 .253 .324 .318 .641 71 370 40 2 22 7 1
MLN (1 yr) 15 19 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 .071 .235 .071 .307 -9 1 1 0 2 0 1
STL (1 yr) 15 42 36 4 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 5 .194 .310 .222 .532 45 8 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
1951 25 STL NL 15 42 -3 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .495 .499 -0.0 0.2 -0 4
1951 25 PIT NL 42 129 -4 -1 -0 -2 2 -5 -0.6 5 -0 -0.1 .487 .497 0.2 0.0 2 4/6
1953 27 PIT NL 97 280 -4 -0 0 -2 5 -2 -0.2 11 9 0.8 .498 .499 1.1 0.2 11 6/43
1954 28 PIT NL 138 542 -17 -0 -0 -8 5 -20 -2.2 20 0 -0.2 .485 .487 0.8 -0.3 8 654
1955 29 PIT NL 77 260 -16 1 0 -0 2 -14 -1.6 10 -4 -0.6 .481 .491 -0.4 0.1 -4 546
1956 30 PIT NL 72 110 -5 -1 -0 -2 1 -6 -0.7 4 -2 -0.3 .491 .496 -0.0 -0.2 -0 54/6
1957 31 MLN NL 15 19 -3 0 -0 -3 0 -5 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .462 .496 -0.2 -0.3 -2 4/35
6 Seasons 456 1382 -51 -0 -1 -16 15 -53 -5.9 52 -1 -0.7 .488 .493 1.3 -0.4 15
PIT (5 yrs) 426 1321 -46 -1 -0 -14 15 -46 -5.2 50 3 -0.3 .489 .493 1.6 -0.3 17
MLN (1 yr) 15 19 -3 0 -0 -3 0 -5 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .462 .496 -0.2 -0.3 -2
STL (1 yr) 15 42 -3 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .495 .499 -0.0 0.2 -0

Standard Fielding

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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
1951 TOT NL 25 2B 48 42 31 352.2 226 106 115 5 28 .978 5.64 4.60 .976 5.70 5.68
1951 STL NL 25 2B 14 11 9 98.2 64 21 41 2 10 .969 5.66 4.43 .976 5.70 5.68
1951 PIT NL 25 2B 34 31 22 254.0 162 85 74 3 18 .981 5.63 4.68 .976 5.70 5.68
1951 PIT NL 25 SS 8 8 5 76.0 26 12 14 0 1 1.000 3.08 3.25 .955 4.89 4.88
1953 PIT NL 27 SS 77 65 57 579.2 343 139 192 12 40 .965 -2 -5 5.14 4.30 .958 5.04 4.94
1953 PIT NL 27 2B 7 4 4 37.1 27 16 11 0 2 1.000 0 3 6.51 3.86 .972 5.42 5.33
1953 PIT NL 27 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.70
1954 PIT NL 28 SS 66 62 58 544.1 294 101 178 15 29 .949 -4 -8 4.61 4.23 .959 5.15 5.12
1954 PIT NL 28 3B 55 50 47 434.0 170 48 112 10 7 .941 -4 -10 3.32 2.91 .952 3.17 3.15
1954 PIT NL 28 2B 17 18 18 160.0 92 43 46 3 5 .967 -1 -6 5.01 5.24 .976 5.57 5.54
1955 PIT NL 29 3B 33 29 28 263.2 92 25 61 6 7 .935 -1 -6 2.94 2.61 .951 3.13 3.10
1955 PIT NL 29 2B 24 22 18 190.0 131 60 67 4 13 .969 0 1 6.02 5.29 .974 5.48 5.43
1955 PIT NL 29 SS 12 4 3 58.1 48 18 30 0 5 1.000 1 23 7.41 4.00 .964 5.01 4.98
1956 PIT NL 30 3B 18 7 2 70.0 19 4 14 1 2 .947 0 9 2.31 1.00 .956 3.05 3.02
1956 PIT NL 30 2B 12 5 3 52.0 31 14 17 0 3 1.000 -2 -44 5.37 2.58 .980 5.35 5.28
1956 PIT NL 30 SS 6 4 1 23.0 10 2 7 1 4 .900 -0 -10 3.52 1.50 .962 4.93 4.88
1957 MLN NL 31 2B 10 3 0 34.2 21 11 9 1 5 .952 -2 -69 5.19 2.00 .977 5.37 5.41
1957 MLN NL 31 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 9.90 9.70
1957 MLN NL 31 3B 1 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -180 2.25 1.00 .950 2.92 3.00
5 Seasons SS 169 143 124 1281.1 721 272 421 28 79 .961 -5 -5 4.87 4.10 .959 5.07 5.01
6 Seasons 2B 118 94 74 826.2 528 250 265 13 56 .975 -4 -7 5.61 4.36 .976 5.58 5.52
4 Seasons 3B 107 86 77 771.2 282 78 187 17 16 .940 -5 -8 3.09 2.48 .952 3.14 3.11
2 Seasons 1B 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 0.50 .990 9.90 9.70
6 Seasons TOT 396 323 275 2881.2 1532 601 873 58 151 .962 -15 -6 4.60 3.72 .963 4.71 4.67
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.
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

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1954 NL  20 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1953 NL  5.14 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2813), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (951st), -0.7 career WAR/-0.7 7yr-peak WAR/-0.7 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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