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Jerry Coleman

Gerald Francis Coleman

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: September 14, 1924 in San Jose, CA
High School: Lowell HS (San Francisco, CA)
School: University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1949 (Age 24)
Team: Yankees 1949-1957

Final Game: September 29, 1957 (Age 33)
Died: January 5, 2014 in La Jolla, CA
Buried: Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, 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 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1949 24 NYY AL 128 523 447 54 123 21 5 2 42 8 6 63 44 .275 .367 .358 .725 92 160 12 2 11 *4/6 RoY-3
1950 25 NYY AL 153 602 522 69 150 19 6 6 69 3 2 67 38 .287 .372 .381 .753 95 199 10 3 10 *4/6 AS
1951 26 NYY AL 121 404 362 48 90 11 2 3 43 6 1 31 36 .249 .315 .315 .630 73 114 11 4 8 46
1952 27 NYY AL 11 47 42 6 17 2 1 0 4 0 1 5 4 .405 .468 .500 .968 177 21 0 0 0 4
1953 28 NYY AL 8 11 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 10 2 0 0 1 /46
1954 29 NYY AL 107 333 300 39 65 7 1 3 21 3 0 26 29 .217 .278 .277 .555 55 83 8 0 5 1 46/5
1955 30 NYY AL 43 112 96 12 22 5 0 0 8 0 2 11 11 .229 .321 .281 .602 64 27 3 2 3 0 0 64/5
1956 31 NYY AL 80 203 183 15 47 5 1 0 18 1 2 12 33 .257 .305 .295 .600 62 54 5 1 6 1 2 465
1957 32 NYY AL 72 180 157 23 42 7 2 2 12 1 1 20 21 .268 .354 .376 .730 101 59 7 1 2 0 0 45/6
9 Yrs 723 2415 2119 267 558 77 18 16 217 22 15 235 218 .263 .340 .339 .680 83 719 56 13 46 2 2
162 Game Avg. 162 541 475 60 125 17 4 4 49 5 3 53 49 .263 .340 .339 .680 83 161 13 3 10

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
1949 24 NYY AL 128 523 -4 -1 -1 10 6 10 1.0 15 25 2.5 .508 .506 1.5 1.6 15 *4/6 RoY-3
1950 25 NYY AL 153 602 -1 -1 1 4 7 11 1.1 18 30 2.9 .507 .506 2.4 1.1 25 *4/6 AS
1951 26 NYY AL 121 404 -12 1 1 4 6 -1 -0.1 12 11 1.1 .499 .499 0.6 1.0 7 46
1952 27 NYY AL 11 47 4 0 0 1 0 6 0.6 1 7 0.8 .556 .504 0.6 0.2 6 4
1953 28 NYY AL 8 11 -1 0 0 1 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .498 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 /46
1954 29 NYY AL 107 333 -16 0 -0 -0 5 -12 -1.3 10 -2 -0.3 .488 .492 -0.2 0.5 -1 46/5
1955 30 NYY AL 43 112 -3 -1 0 -4 2 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .487 .497 0.2 -0.2 2 64/5
1956 31 NYY AL 80 203 -12 -1 0 -2 3 -11 -1.1 6 -5 -0.6 .486 .493 -0.4 0.2 -3 465
1957 32 NYY AL 72 180 0 -0 -1 -3 2 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.3 .497 .499 0.7 -0.1 7 45/6
9 Seasons 723 2415 -45 -3 0 11 32 -4 -0.6 73 69 6.6 .499 .500 5.3 4.4 58

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
1949 24 NYY AL 523 353 58 4.4 107 .302 .275 .271 .367 .363 .358 .393 .725 .756 92 .478 -3.8 -0.4 .664 .228 .083 3.2
1950 25 NYY AL 602 394 73 4.9 111 .301 .287 .275 .372 .361 .381 .412 .753 .773 95 .495 -2.2 -0.2 .703 .224 .094 4.0
1951 26 NYY AL 404 292 36 3.3 99 .269 .249 .263 .315 .343 .315 .385 .630 .729 73 .362 -13.4 -1.3 .542 .166 .066 4.0
1952 27 NYY AL 47 26 9 9.4 91 .447 .405 .253 .468 .332 .500 .369 .968 .701 177 .816 4.5 0.4 .962 .190 .095
1953 28 NYY AL 11 9 0 0.0 99 .250 .200 .265 .200 .340 .200 .390 .400 .730 10 .000 -1.3 -0.1 .250 .000 .000
1954 29 NYY AL 333 249 24 2.6 96 .230 .217 .262 .278 .337 .277 .383 .555 .720 55 .287 -19.1 -2.0 .461 .157 .060 3.0
1955 30 NYY AL 112 82 9 2.9 102 .259 .229 .265 .321 .345 .281 .395 .602 .740 64 .308 -4.5 -0.4 .481 .146 .052
1956 31 NYY AL 203 150 16 2.9 104 .311 .257 .264 .305 .345 .295 .403 .600 .748 62 .279 -10.2 -1.0 .462 .098 .038 .0
1957 32 NYY AL 180 125 20 4.3 99 .299 .268 .262 .354 .334 .376 .396 .730 .729 101 .494 0.5 0.0 .650 .236 .108 1.3
9 Yrs 2415 1680 245 3.9 103 .287 .263 .267 .340 .350 .339 .396 .680 .746 83 .424 -49.3 -4.9 .597 .190 .076 18.5
162 Game Avg. 541 376 55 3.9 103 .287 .263 .267 .340 .350 .339 .396 .680 .746 83 .424 -49.3 -4.9 .597 .190 .076 4

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
1949 24 NYY AL WS BRO W 5 20 20 0 5 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .400 .650 8 0 0 0 0 0
1950 25 NYY AL WS PHI W 4 16 14 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 .286 .375 .357 .732 5 0 0 0 0 0
1951 26 NYY AL WS NYG W 5 9 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .333 .250 .583 2 0 0 0 0 0
1955 30 NYY AL WS BRO L 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 31 NYY AL WS BRO W 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1957 32 NYY AL WS MLN L 7 26 22 2 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 .364 .440 .455 .895 10 0 0 1 0 0
6 Yrs (6 Series) 26 77 69 6 19 6 0 0 9 0 0 6 8 .275 .333 .362 .696 25 0 0 2 0 0
6 WS 26 77 69 6 19 6 0 0 9 0 0 6 8 .275 .333 .362 .696 25 0 0 2 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1950 NYY AL 25 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1949 24 NYY AL 523 0.4% 8.4% 12.1% 5.4% 23% 0.70 10.2 223.5 10.6 1.07 77%
1950 25 NYY AL 602 1.0% 6.3% 11.1% 5.2% 21% 0.57 13.7 87.0 7.6 0.99 79%
1951 26 NYY AL 404 0.7% 8.9% 7.7% 4.0% 18% 1.16 10.1 120.7 8.4 1.33 80%
1952 27 NYY AL 47 0.0% 8.5% 10.6% 6.4% 18% 0.80 10.5 10.5 1.10 81%
1953 28 NYY AL 11 0.0% 18.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 5.0 2.50 73%
1954 29 NYY AL 333 0.9% 8.7% 7.8% 3.3% 17% 1.12 10.3 100.0 14.3 1.17 81%
1955 30 NYY AL 112 0.0% 9.8% 9.8% 4.5% 23% 1.00 8.7 12.0 1.43 76%
1956 31 NYY AL 203 0.0% 16.3% 5.9% 3.0% 13% 2.75 5.5 10.2 1.17 74%
1957 32 NYY AL 180 1.1% 11.7% 11.1% 6.1% 26% 1.05 7.5 78.5 13.1 1.73 74%
9 Yrs 2415 0.7% 9.0% 9.7% 4.6% 20% 0.93 9.7 132.4 9.8 1.18 78%
MLB Averages 2.1% 10.8% 9.5% 6.5% 28% 1.13 8.2 42.0 8.1 0.98 76%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1949 24 NYY AL -3.8 -0.4 474 -1.7 6.6 -8.3 .94 -1.1 -0.7 -17.2 -1.7 0.99 -14.1 1.39 1
1950 25 NYY AL -2.2 -0.2 562 -0.5 8.4 -8.9 .92 -0.6 0.0 -3.0 -0.3 0.98 -6.3 1.02 1
1951 26 NYY AL -13.4 -1.3 391 -0.9 5.6 -6.5 .97 -1.2 0.3 -5.4 -0.5 1.02 -13.2 2.47 2
1952 27 NYY AL 4.5 0.4 49 0.4 1.0 -0.6 .90 0.4 0.0 5.3 0.5 0.91 4.5 0
1953 28 NYY AL -1.3 -0.1 11 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 1.52 -0.1 -0.1 -1.8 -0.2 0.96 -1.5 0
1954 29 NYY AL -19.1 -2.0 334 -1.7 3.6 -5.3 .88 -1.5 -0.4 -16.9 -1.8 0.96 -17.0 0
1955 30 NYY AL -4.5 -0.4 122 -1.1 1.2 -2.4 .98 -0.7 -0.5 -7.8 -0.8 1.05 -5.6 10.82 1
1956 31 NYY AL -10.2 -1.0 206 -0.2 2.6 -2.8 .81 -1.1 0.9 -5.0 -0.5 0.96 -12.4 0.00 2
1957 32 NYY AL 0.5 0.0 185 0.0 2.8 -2.8 .91 0.0 -0.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.96 -0.8 2.48 4
9 Yrs -49.3 -4.9 2334 -6.0 31.8 -37.8 .92 -5.9 -0.5 -52.5 -5.3 0.98 -66.4 2.55 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
1949 24 NYY AL 3 0 28% 212 8 6 57% 7 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 7 0 1 3 2 6 36% 27 19 7 5 2 2 12 4 7
1950 25 NYY AL 11 0 29% 253 3 2 60% 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 0 3 5 0 1 53% 42 20 20 4 2 2 16 5 11
1951 26 NYY AL 8 0 36% 144 6 1 86% 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 2 1 59% 22 11 11 5 3 1 19 3 15
1952 27 NYY AL 0 0 27% 38 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 56% 7 4 3 1 0 1 1 0 1
1953 28 NYY AL 0 0 50% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1954 29 NYY AL 6 0 40% 131 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 2 8 47% 19 15 4 4 2 1 13 0 12
1955 30 NYY AL 3 0 34% 47 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 6 22% 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 31 NYY AL 1 0 25% 72 1 2 33% 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 43% 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 2
1957 32 NYY AL 1 0 33% 88 1 1 50% 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 50% 11 8 3 1 1 0 10 2 8
9 Yrs 33 0 32% 990 22 15 59% 16 11 2 2 0 1 9 0 31 0 5 10 8 31 49% 140 86 51 22 11 8 74 15 56

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
1949 24 NYY AL 452 40% 123 1 1 0 1 1.39 2 0 14 0 2 1 1 0 7 11 157% 90 12 13% 44 15 34% 293 40 14% 33 15 45% 13 5 38% 71
1950 25 NYY AL 556 44% 150 1 0 0 0 1.02 6 0 20 1 4 3 3 0 11 10 91% 117 10 9% 52 23 44% 399 58 15% 35 16 46% 18 11 61% 46
1951 26 NYY AL 384 52% 90 2 0 0 0 2.47 3 0 13 0 3 2 1 0 10 8 80% 93 11 12% 41 22 54% 285 41 14% 23 17 74% 17 8 47% 20
1952 27 NYY AL 47 68% 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 6 0 0% 2 1 50% 19 4 21% 0 0 2 2 100% 0
1953 28 NYY AL 11 45% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 2 0 0% 2 1 50% 5 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1954 29 NYY AL 327 32% 65 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 1 1 1 2 0 7 5 71% 57 8 14% 31 14 45% 183 14 8% 12 4 33% 10 7 70% 6
1955 30 NYY AL 112 24% 22 1 0 0 0 10.82 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 75% 23 3 13% 18 6 33% 76 8 11% 10 5 50% 5 3 60% 0
1956 31 NYY AL 203 33% 47 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 100% 41 5 12% 26 9 35% 128 19 15% 9 4 44% 7 3 43% 0
1957 32 NYY AL 180 35% 42 4 1 0 0 2.48 2 0 6 1 1 0 2 0 3 2 67% 33 7 21% 11 2 18% 99 10 10% 3 2 67% 5 2 40% 0
9 Yrs 2272 41% 558 11 2 0 1 2.55 16 0 68 3 11 7 9 0 50 46 92% 462 56 12% 227 93 41% 1487 194 13% 126 63 50% 77 41 53% 143
MLB Averages 50% 86% 11% 32% 14% 50% 55%

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
1949 24 128 523 447 54 123 21 5 2 42 8 6 63 44 .275 .367 .358 .725 92 160 12 2 11
1950 25 281 1125 969 123 273 40 11 8 111 11 8 130 82 .282 .370 .370 .740 94 359 22 5 21
1951 26 402 1529 1331 171 363 51 13 11 154 17 9 161 118 .273 .355 .355 .710 89 473 33 9 29
1952 27 413 1576 1373 177 380 53 14 11 158 17 10 166 122 .277 .359 .360 .718 91 494 33 9 29
1953 28 421 1587 1383 178 382 53 14 11 158 17 10 166 124 .276 .358 .359 .716 91 496 33 9 30
1954 29 528 1920 1683 217 447 60 15 14 179 20 10 192 153 .266 .344 .344 .688 85 579 41 9 35 1
1955 30 571 2032 1779 229 469 65 15 14 187 20 12 203 164 .264 .343 .341 .683 83 606 44 11 38 1 0
1956 31 651 2235 1962 244 516 70 16 14 205 21 14 215 197 .263 .339 .336 .676 81 660 49 12 44 2 2
1957 32 723 2415 2119 267 558 77 18 16 217 22 15 235 218 .263 .340 .339 .680 83 719 56 13 46 2 2

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
1949 24 134 540 463 53 124 21 5 2 41 8 64 46 .268 .359 .348 .707 57 128
1950 25 160 615 536 65 147 19 6 6 65 3 66 40 .274 .357 .366 .723 69 153
1951 26 127 426 381 50 95 12 2 3 45 6 33 38 .249 .316 .315 .631 37 121
1952 27 11 51 45 7 19 2 1 0 5 0 6 4 .422 .490 .511 1.001 11 11
1953 28 8 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 8
1954 29 112 351 317 44 71 8 1 3 24 3 28 30 .224 .286 .284 .570 26 107
1955 30 45 115 99 12 22 5 0 0 8 0 11 11 .222 .313 .273 .585 8 43
1956 31 84 212 191 15 49 5 1 0 18 1 13 34 .257 .306 .293 .599 17 80
1957 32 76 192 167 26 46 8 2 2 13 1 22 22 .275 .363 .383 .746 23 72
9 Yrs 757 2513 2209 272 573 80 18 16 219 22 243 227 .259 .336 .334 .670 248 723
162 Game Avg. 162 538 473 58 123 17 4 3 47 5 52 49 .259 .336 .334 .670 53 723



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1949 AL  1.6 (5th)
1950 AL  1.1 (5th)
1951 AL  1.0 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1950 AL  153 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1949 AL  11 (9th)
1950 AL  10 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2462), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (888), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2412), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (230th), 6.6 career WAR/7.4 7yr-peak WAR/7.0 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Gerald Francis gerry Jerry Choo Coleman

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