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Ripper Collins

James Anthony Collins

Positions: First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: March 30, 1904 in Altoona, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1931 (Age 27.019, 6,156th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1931 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Cubs/Pirates 1931-1941

Final Game: September 28, 1941 (Age 37.182)
Died: April 15, 1970 in New Haven, NY
Buried: Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, NY
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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
1931 27 STL NL 89 301 279 34 84 20 10 4 59 1 18 24 .301 .350 .487 .837 118 136 3 1 3/O97
1932 28 STL NL 149 598 549 82 153 28 8 21 91 4 38 67 .279 .329 .474 .802 109 260 3 8 3O97 MVP-21
1933 29 STL NL 132 542 493 66 153 26 7 10 68 7 38 49 .310 .363 .452 .816 126 223 13 3 8 *3
1934 30 STL NL 154 662 600 116 200 40 12 35 128 2 57 50 .333 .393 .615 1.008 158 369 11 2 3 *3 MVP-6
1935 ★ 31 STL NL 150 647 578 109 181 36 10 23 122 0 65 45 .313 .385 .529 .915 139 306 5 3 1 *3 AS,MVP-21
1936 ★ 32 STL NL 103 327 277 48 81 15 3 13 48 1 48 30 .292 .399 .509 .908 144 141 4 1 1 3/O97 AS
1937 ★ 33 CHC NL 115 502 456 77 125 16 5 16 71 2 32 46 .274 .329 .436 .765 103 199 14 5 10 *3 AS
1938 34 CHC NL 143 555 490 78 131 22 8 13 61 1 54 48 .267 .344 .424 .768 108 208 13 3 8 *3
1941 37 PIT NL 49 70 62 5 13 2 2 0 11 0 6 14 .210 .279 .306 .586 65 19 0 0 2 3/O9
9 Yrs 1084 4204 3784 615 1121 205 65 135 659 18 356 373 .296 .360 .492 .852 126 1861 60 23 42
162 Game Avg. 162 628 566 92 168 31 10 20 98 3 53 56 .296 .360 .492 .852 126 278 3 6
STL (6 yrs) 777 3077 2776 455 852 165 50 106 516 15 264 265 .307 .370 .517 .887 134 1435 33 15 22
CHC (2 yrs) 258 1057 946 155 256 38 13 29 132 3 86 94 .271 .337 .430 .767 105 407 27 8 18
PIT (1 yr) 49 70 62 5 13 2 2 0 11 0 6 14 .210 .279 .306 .586 65 19 0 0 2

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
1931 27 STL NL 89 301 6 0 0 4 -3 7 0.7 9 16 1.7 .508 .505 1.3 0.0 12 3/O97
1932 28 STL NL 149 598 6 -0 0 -4 -7 -5 -0.6 18 14 1.4 .497 .497 1.8 -1.1 18 3O97 MVP-21
1933 29 STL NL 132 542 16 -1 0 1 -6 11 1.1 17 27 2.9 .509 .507 2.9 -0.6 26 *3
1934 30 STL NL 154 662 48 0 0 2 -7 43 4.2 20 64 6.3 .528 .526 6.1 -0.5 62 $8,000 *3 MVP-6
1935 ★ 31 STL NL 150 647 32 1 0 0 -7 26 2.6 20 46 4.7 .517 .516 4.6 -0.7 46 *3 AS,MVP-21
1936 ★ 32 STL NL 103 327 18 0 0 0 -3 15 1.4 11 25 2.5 .514 .509 2.5 -0.3 25 3/O97 AS
1937 ★ 33 CHC NL 115 502 1 0 0 5 -5 1 0.1 16 17 1.8 .501 .501 1.2 -0.0 12 *3 AS
1938 34 CHC NL 143 555 5 0 0 7 -6 6 0.5 18 24 2.4 .504 .504 1.7 -0.0 17 *3
1941 37 PIT NL 49 70 -3 0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .492 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -1 3/O9
9 Seasons 1084 4204 130 1 0 15 -45 101 9.6 132 233 23.5 .509 .508 22.0 -3.3 217 $8,000
STL (6 yrs) 777 3077 126 1 0 3 -33 97 9.5 95 192 19.5 .513 .511 19.1 -3.2 189 $8,000
CHC (2 yrs) 258 1057 6 0 0 12 -11 7 0.6 34 42 4.2 .503 .503 3.0 -0.1 30
PIT (1 yr) 49 70 -3 0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .492 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -1

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
1931 27 STL NL 301 196 47 6.4 108 .319 .301 .291 .350 .351 .487 .411 .837 .762 118 .645 6.1 0.6 .810 .254 .186 1.6
1932 28 STL NL 598 404 85 5.7 107 .286 .279 .289 .329 .342 .474 .418 .802 .761 109 .585 5.2 0.5 .770 .271 .195 6.7
1933 29 STL NL 542 361 80 5.9 96 .329 .310 .281 .363 .335 .452 .385 .816 .720 126 .666 16.8 1.7 .768 .233 .142 8.2
1934 30 STL NL 662 414 144 9.3 110 .320 .333 .296 .393 .352 .615 .420 1.008 .772 158 .773 48.5 4.6 1.046 .380 .282 3.8
1935 31 STL NL 647 403 117 7.7 107 .310 .313 .290 .385 .346 .529 .414 .915 .760 139 .716 32.7 3.2 .930 .329 .216 .0
1936 32 STL NL 327 201 56 7.5 102 .291 .292 .285 .399 .344 .509 .398 .908 .742 144 .702 18.6 1.8 .955 .394 .217 1.9
1937 33 CHC NL 502 355 64 4.8 105 .277 .274 .285 .329 .347 .436 .404 .765 .751 103 .530 -0.2 -0.0 .690 .237 .162 3.6
1938 34 CHC NL 555 380 71 5.0 101 .275 .267 .278 .344 .343 .424 .396 .768 .739 108 .559 4.6 0.5 .715 .269 .157 1.9
1941 37 PIT NL 70 51 5 2.6 94 .271 .210 .266 .279 .336 .306 .375 .586 .711 65 .303 -3.2 -0.3 .510 .194 .097
9 Yrs 4204 2765 669 6.5 104 .301 .296 .287 .360 .345 .492 .406 .852 .751 126 .657 129.2 12.5 .829 .294 .196 31.8
162 Game Avg. 628 413 100 6.5 104 .301 .296 .287 .360 .345 .492 .406 .852 .751 126 .657 19 2 .829 .294 .196 5
STL (6 yrs) 3077 1979 529 7.2 105 .310 .307 .289 .370 .345 .517 .409 .887 .754 134 .693 127.9 12.4 .883 .311 .210 26.3
CHC (2 yrs) 1057 735 135 4.9 103 .276 .271 .281 .337 .345 .430 .400 .767 .745 105 .545 4.4 0.4 .703 .254 .160 5.4
PIT (1 yr) 70 51 5 2.6 94 .271 .210 .266 .279 .336 .306 .375 .586 .711 65 .302 -3.2 -0.3 .510 .194 .097

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
1931 ❍ 27 STL NL WS PHA W 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1934 ❍ 30 STL NL WS DET W 7 31 30 4 11 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 2 .367 .387 .400 .787 12 0 0 0 0
1938 34 CHC NL WS NYY L 4 15 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .133 .133 .133 .267 2 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 13 48 47 5 13 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 6 .277 .292 .298 .590 14 0 0 0 0
3 WS 13 48 47 5 13 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 6 .277 .292 .298 .590 14 0 0 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
1935 STL NL 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1936 STL NL 32 as 1B 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0
1937 CHC NL 33 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 GP) 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .250 .500 .250 .750 1 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
1931 27 STL NL 301 1.3% 8.0% 6.0% 11.3% 41% 1.33 11.6 69.8 4.7 83%
1932 28 STL NL 598 3.5% 11.2% 6.4% 9.5% 37% 1.76 8.2 26.1 6.0 77%
1933 29 STL NL 542 1.9% 9.0% 7.0% 7.9% 28% 1.29 10.1 49.3 7.3 80%
1934 30 STL NL 662 5.3% 7.6% 8.6% 13.1% 44% 0.88 12.0 17.1 4.7 78%
1935 31 STL NL 647 3.6% 7.0% 10.1% 10.7% 38% 0.69 12.8 25.1 4.7 79%
1936 32 STL NL 327 4.0% 9.2% 14.7% 9.5% 38% 0.63 9.2 21.3 5.8 72%
1937 33 CHC NL 502 3.2% 9.2% 6.4% 7.4% 30% 1.44 9.9 28.5 6.4 78%
1938 34 CHC NL 555 2.3% 8.7% 9.7% 7.8% 33% 0.89 10.2 37.7 8.0 77%
1941 37 PIT NL 70 0.0% 20.0% 8.6% 5.7% 31% 2.33 4.4 5.6 0.11 69%
9 Yrs 4204 3.2% 8.9% 8.5% 9.6% 36% 1.05 10.1 28.0 5.7 0.11 78%
MLB Averages 1.4% 8.7% 8.5% 6.8% 28% 1.02 10.3 64.1 7.8 0.96 80%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1931 27 STL NL 6.1 0.6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 28 STL NL 5.2 0.5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 29 STL NL 16.8 1.7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 30 STL NL 48.5 4.6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 31 STL NL 32.7 3.2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 32 STL NL 18.6 1.8 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 33 CHC NL -0.2 -0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 34 CHC NL 4.6 0.5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1941 37 PIT NL -3.2 -0.3 21 -0.0 0.7 -0.7 2.21 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 -0.0 1.25 -1.6 2.43 13
9 Yrs 129.2 12.5 21 -0.0 0.7 -0.7 2.21 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 -0.0 1.25 -1.6 2.43 13

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
1941 37 PIT NL 1 0 26% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 1 0 35% 2 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1941 37 PIT NL 20 100% 13 13 2 0 2 2.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0% 1 0 0% 23 3 13% 1 0 0% 0 0 50
9 Yrs 20 100% 1121 13 2 0 2 2.43 135 0 1 0 0 3 10 0 42 5 60 1200% 1 0 0% 23 3 13% 1 0 0% 0 0 605
MLB Averages 47% 73% 34% 15% 52% 57%

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
1931 27 89 301 279 34 84 20 10 4 59 1 18 24 .301 .350 .487 .837 118 136 3 1
1932 28 238 899 828 116 237 48 18 25 150 5 56 91 .286 .336 .478 .814 112 396 6 9
1933 29 370 1441 1321 182 390 74 25 35 218 12 94 140 .295 .346 .469 .815 117 619 13 9 17
1934 30 524 2103 1921 298 590 114 37 70 346 14 151 190 .307 .361 .514 .875 130 988 24 11 20
1935 31 674 2750 2499 407 771 150 47 93 468 14 216 235 .309 .367 .518 .885 133 1294 29 14 21
1936 32 777 3077 2776 455 852 165 50 106 516 15 264 265 .307 .370 .517 .887 134 1435 33 15 22
1937 33 892 3579 3232 532 977 181 55 122 587 17 296 311 .302 .364 .506 .870 129 1634 47 20 32
1938 34 1035 4134 3722 610 1108 203 63 135 648 18 350 359 .298 .362 .495 .857 127 1842 60 23 40
1939 35 1035 4134 3722 610 1108 203 63 135 648 18 350 359 .298 .362 .495 .857 127 1842 60 23 40
1940 36 1035 4134 3722 610 1108 203 63 135 648 18 350 359 .298 .362 .495 .857 127 1842 60 23 40
1941 37 1084 4204 3784 615 1121 205 65 135 659 18 356 373 .296 .360 .492 .852 126 1861 60 23 42

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
1931 27 93 311 289 33 85 20 10 4 58 1 18 25 .294 .342 .474 .816 46 89
1932 28 156 615 566 79 152 28 8 21 88 4 38 70 .269 .318 .458 .776 82 149
1933 29 138 571 519 72 164 28 8 11 74 8 41 51 .316 .369 .464 .834 88 132
1934 30 164 684 623 109 197 39 12 34 120 2 56 53 .316 .374 .581 .956 135 154
1935 31 158 665 597 104 179 36 10 23 116 0 64 47 .300 .370 .509 .880 112 150
1936 32 108 338 287 48 82 15 3 13 48 1 49 31 .286 .392 .495 .886 55 103
1937 33 121 524 475 76 127 16 5 16 70 2 33 48 .267 .322 .423 .745 63 115
1938 34 151 584 517 81 137 23 8 14 63 1 56 51 .265 .340 .422 .762 73 143
1941 37 51 73 65 6 14 2 2 0 13 0 6 15 .215 .282 .308 .589 6 49
9 Yrs 1140 4365 3938 608 1137 207 66 136 650 19 361 391 .289 .352 .478 .830 660 1084
162 Game Avg. 162 620 560 86 162 29 9 19 92 3 51 56 .289 .352 .478 .830 94 1084



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1932 NL (21, 4%)
1934 NL (6, 40%)
1935 NL (21, 2%)
0.46 Career Shares (478th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1934 NL  6.3 (6th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1934 NL  6.3 (3rd)
1935 NL  4.7 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1934 NL  6.1 (3rd)
1935 NL  4.6 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1933 NL  .310 (10th)
1934 NL  .333 (4th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1934 NL  .393 (8th)
1935 NL  .385 (10th)
1936 NL  .399 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1934 NL  .615 (1st)
1935 NL  .529 (7th)
1936 NL  .509 (7th)
Career  .492 (128th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1934 NL  1.008 (1st)
1935 NL  .915 (6th)
1936 NL  .908 (8th)
Career  .852 (165th)

Games Played s c a p y
1934 NL  154 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1934 NL  600 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1934 NL  662 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1934 NL  116 (3rd)
1935 NL  109 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1934 NL  200 (3rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1934 NL  369 (1st)
1935 NL  306 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1934 NL  40 (4th)
1935 NL  36 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1934 NL  12 (4th)
1935 NL  10 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1932 NL  21 (6th)
1934 NL  35 (1st)
1935 NL  23 (4th)
1936 NL  13 (10th)
1937 NL  16 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1932 NL  91 (8th)
1934 NL  128 (2nd)
1935 NL  122 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1934 NL  57 (10th)
1935 NL  65 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1932 NL  67 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1934 NL  158 (2nd)
1935 NL  139 (8th)
1936 NL  144 (8th)
Career  126 (236th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1934 NL  144 (1st)
1935 NL  117 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1934 NL  49 (2nd)
1935 NL  33 (6th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1934 NL  4.6 (2nd)
1935 NL  3.2 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1932 NL  57 (10th)
1934 NL  87 (1st)
1935 NL  69 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1934 NL  259 (6th)
1935 NL  249 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1934 NL  .773 (2nd)
1935 NL  .716 (6th)
1936 NL  .702 (9th)
Career  .657 (183rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1937 NL  5 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1933 NL  8.2 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1932 NL  26.1 (7th)
1934 NL  17.1 (2nd)
1935 NL  25.1 (5th)
1936 NL  21.3 (3rd)
1937 NL  28.5 (7th)
1938 NL  37.7 (10th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 8 (292), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 70 (363), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 42 (457), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (680), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (101st), 23.5 career WAR/22.3 7yr-peak WAR/22.9 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: James Anthony Ripper Collins

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