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Earle Bryan Combs (The Kentucky Colonel)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 14, 1899 in Pebworth, KY
School: Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1924 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 1925 [*]
Team: Yankees 1924-1935

Final Game: September 29, 1935 (Age 36)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1970.
   View Earle Combs Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: July 21, 1976 in Richmond, KY
Buried: Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, KY
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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
1924 25 NYY AL 24 39 35 10 14 5 0 0 2 0 1 4 2 .400 .462 .543 1.004 158 19 0 0 O/789
1925 26 NYY AL 150 674 593 117 203 36 13 3 61 12 13 65 43 .342 .411 .462 .873 123 274 4 11 *O87 MVP-18
1926 27 NYY AL 145 670 606 113 181 31 12 8 55 8 6 47 23 .299 .352 .429 .781 104 260 3 14 *O8/9
1927 28 NYY AL 152 725 648 137 231 36 23 6 64 15 6 62 31 .356 .414 .511 .925 141 331 2 12 *O8
1928 29 NYY AL 149 709 626 118 194 33 21 7 56 11 8 77 33 .310 .387 .463 .850 124 290 2 4 *8O MVP-6
1929 30 NYY AL 142 666 586 119 202 33 15 3 65 12 7 69 32 .345 .414 .468 .881 132 274 0 11 *8O
1930 31 NYY AL 137 617 532 129 183 30 22 7 82 16 10 74 26 .344 .424 .523 .947 142 278 0 11 *O789
1931 32 NYY AL 138 636 563 120 179 31 13 5 58 11 3 68 34 .318 .394 .446 .840 125 251 3 2 *8O
1932 33 NYY AL 144 675 591 143 190 32 10 9 65 3 9 81 16 .321 .405 .455 .860 127 269 2 1 *O87
1933 34 NYY AL 122 472 417 86 125 22 16 5 64 6 4 47 19 .300 .372 .465 .837 126 194 1 3 *O87/9
1934 35 NYY AL 63 295 251 47 80 13 5 2 25 3 1 40 9 .319 .412 .434 .847 124 109 0 4 O87
1935 36 NYY AL 89 335 298 47 84 7 4 3 35 1 3 36 10 .282 .359 .362 .722 91 108 0 1 O78
12 Yrs 1455 6513 5746 1186 1866 309 154 58 632 98 71 670 278 .325 .397 .462 .859 125 2657 17 74
162 Game Avg. 162 725 640 132 208 34 17 6 70 11 8 75 31 .325 .397 .462 .859 125 296 2 8

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
1924 25 NYY AL 24 39 3 -0 0 0 -0 2 0.2 1 4 0.4 .509 .501 0.4 -0.0 4 $5,000 O/789
1925 26 NYY AL 150 674 23 -2 0 -1 -4 16 1.5 25 41 4.0 .510 .509 4.0 -0.5 42 $7,500 *O87 MVP-18
1926 27 NYY AL 145 670 3 0 0 0 -4 -0 -0.1 24 23 2.3 .500 .500 2.4 -0.4 23 $9,000 *O8/9
1927 28 NYY AL 152 725 40 1 0 8 -3 46 4.4 25 70 6.8 .529 .527 6.0 0.4 62 $10,500 *O8
1928 29 NYY AL 149 709 23 -0 0 1 -3 21 2.1 24 45 4.5 .514 .513 4.3 -0.2 44 $13,500 *8O MVP-6
1929 30 NYY AL 142 666 32 1 0 -2 -3 28 2.5 23 51 4.9 .518 .516 5.1 -0.4 53 $13,500 *8O
1930 31 NYY AL 137 617 39 -0 0 0 -5 34 3.0 22 56 5.2 .522 .518 5.2 -0.5 56 $13,500 *O789
1931 32 NYY AL 138 636 24 2 0 -2 -2 21 2.0 23 44 4.2 .514 .512 4.4 -0.3 46 $13,500 *8O
1932 33 NYY AL 144 675 29 -2 0 4 -4 26 2.4 24 50 4.7 .517 .515 4.3 -0.0 46 $12,500 *O87
1933 34 NYY AL 122 472 16 0 0 -5 -2 9 0.9 18 27 2.6 .507 .506 3.0 -0.7 32 $11,500 *O87/9
1934 35 NYY AL 63 295 12 0 0 1 -1 12 1.1 10 22 2.1 .518 .507 2.0 -0.0 21 $10,000 O87
1935 36 NYY AL 89 335 -2 -1 0 2 -3 -3 -0.4 13 9 0.8 .496 .498 0.7 -0.1 7 $10,000 O78
12 Seasons 1455 6513 242 -1 0 6 -36 211 19.6 232 443 42.5 .514 .512 41.8 -2.8 437 $130,000

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
1924 25 NYY AL 39 22 8 9.7 112 .424 .400 .298 .462 .368 .543 .409 1.004 .776 158 .778 3.4 0.3 1.000 .229 .143
1925 26 NYY AL 674 414 109 7.0 114 .366 .342 .297 .411 .367 .462 .416 .873 .784 123 .642 22.3 2.1 .849 .228 .120 4.8
1926 27 NYY AL 670 445 90 5.4 109 .301 .299 .289 .352 .360 .429 .405 .781 .765 104 .563 1.2 0.1 .724 .211 .130 8.0
1927 28 NYY AL 725 435 137 8.4 109 .368 .356 .290 .414 .358 .511 .408 .925 .766 141 .732 38.2 3.6 .955 .264 .154 8.6
1928 29 NYY AL 709 444 111 6.7 106 .319 .310 .286 .387 .351 .463 .406 .850 .758 124 .651 22.6 2.2 .845 .281 .153 8.6
1929 30 NYY AL 666 402 113 7.5 107 .361 .345 .284 .414 .350 .468 .411 .881 .761 132 .682 30.5 2.9 .890 .249 .123 4.8
1930 31 NYY AL 617 370 117 8.4 112 .353 .344 .290 .424 .354 .523 .426 .947 .780 142 .703 36.2 3.3 .997 .329 .179 9.7
1931 32 NYY AL 636 389 99 6.8 104 .332 .318 .280 .394 .347 .446 .401 .840 .747 125 .644 22.3 2.1 .853 .263 .128 6.9
1932 33 NYY AL 675 411 106 6.9 107 .320 .321 .279 .405 .349 .455 .410 .860 .759 127 .643 26.8 2.5 .844 .261 .134 4.5
1933 34 NYY AL 472 299 71 6.4 101 .305 .300 .273 .372 .344 .465 .394 .837 .737 126 .631 15.1 1.4 .824 .283 .165 5.5
1934 35 NYY AL 295 176 45 6.8 106 .325 .319 .280 .412 .353 .434 .404 .847 .757 124 .636 10.9 1.0 .878 .283 .116 2.4
1935 36 NYY AL 335 218 38 4.7 107 .284 .282 .281 .359 .353 .362 .406 .722 .759 91 .466 -3.3 -0.3 .654 .195 .081 1.5
12 Yrs 6513 4025 1044 6.9 108 .334 .325 .286 .397 .354 .462 .408 .859 .762 125 .651 226.3 21.2 .853 .259 .138 72.9
162 Game Avg. 725 448 116 6.9 108 .334 .325 .286 .397 .354 .462 .408 .859 .762 125 .651 25 2 .853 .259 .138 8

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
1926 27 NYY AL WS STL L 7 33 28 3 10 2 0 0 2 0 0 5 2 .357 .455 .429 .883 12 0 0 0 0 0
1927 28 NYY AL WS PIT W 4 18 16 6 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 .313 .389 .313 .701 5 0 1 0 0 0
1928 29 NYY AL WS STL W 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0
1932 33 NYY AL WS CHC W 4 20 16 8 6 1 0 1 4 0 0 4 3 .375 .500 .625 1.125 10 1 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 16 72 60 17 21 3 0 1 9 0 0 10 7 .350 .444 .450 .894 27 1 1 0 1 0
4 WS 16 72 60 17 21 3 0 1 9 0 0 10 7 .350 .444 .450 .894 27 1 1 0 1 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
1924 25 NYY AL 39 0.0% 5.1% 10.3% 12.8% 36% 0.50 17.5 17.5 85%
1925 26 NYY AL 674 0.5% 6.4% 9.6% 7.7% 26% 0.66 13.8 197.7 9.7 81%
1926 27 NYY AL 670 1.2% 3.4% 7.0% 7.6% 28% 0.49 26.3 75.8 11.0 86%
1927 28 NYY AL 725 0.8% 4.3% 8.6% 9.0% 28% 0.50 20.9 108.0 10.1 84%
1928 29 NYY AL 709 1.0% 4.7% 10.9% 8.6% 31% 0.43 19.0 89.4 11.2 83%
1929 30 NYY AL 666 0.5% 4.8% 10.4% 7.7% 25% 0.46 18.3 195.3 9.0 83%
1930 31 NYY AL 617 1.1% 4.2% 12.0% 9.6% 32% 0.35 20.5 76.0 6.5 81%
1931 32 NYY AL 636 0.8% 5.4% 10.7% 7.7% 27% 0.50 16.6 112.6 9.7 82%
1932 33 NYY AL 675 1.3% 2.4% 12.0% 7.6% 27% 0.20 36.9 65.7 9.1 84%
1933 34 NYY AL 472 1.1% 4.0% 10.0% 9.1% 34% 0.40 21.9 83.4 6.5 83%
1934 35 NYY AL 295 0.7% 3.1% 13.6% 6.8% 25% 0.23 27.9 125.5 10.0 81%
1935 36 NYY AL 335 0.9% 3.0% 10.8% 4.2% 17% 0.28 29.8 99.3 8.5 85%
12 Yrs 6513 0.9% 4.3% 10.3% 8.0% 28% 0.41 20.7 99.1 9.1 83%
MLB Averages 1.2% 7.7% 8.0% 6.9% 27% 0.97 11.6 73.2 7.7 80%

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
1924 25 24 39 35 10 14 5 0 0 2 0 1 4 2 .400 .462 .543 1.004 158 19 0 0
1925 26 174 713 628 127 217 41 13 3 63 12 14 69 45 .346 .414 .467 .880 125 293 4 11
1926 27 319 1383 1234 240 398 72 25 11 118 20 20 116 68 .323 .384 .448 .832 115 553 7 25
1927 28 471 2108 1882 377 629 108 48 17 182 35 26 178 99 .334 .394 .470 .864 124 884 9 37
1928 29 620 2817 2508 495 823 141 69 24 238 46 34 255 132 .328 .393 .468 .861 124 1174 11 41
1929 30 762 3483 3094 614 1025 174 84 27 303 58 41 324 164 .331 .397 .468 .865 125 1448 11 52
1930 31 899 4100 3626 743 1208 204 106 34 385 74 51 398 190 .333 .401 .476 .877 128 1726 11 63
1931 32 1037 4736 4189 863 1387 235 119 39 443 85 54 466 224 .331 .400 .472 .872 128 1977 14 65
1932 33 1181 5411 4780 1006 1577 267 129 48 508 88 63 547 240 .330 .401 .470 .870 128 2246 16 66
1933 34 1303 5883 5197 1092 1702 289 145 53 572 94 67 594 259 .327 .398 .470 .868 127 2440 17 69
1934 35 1366 6178 5448 1139 1782 302 150 55 597 97 68 634 268 .327 .399 .468 .867 127 2549 17 73
1935 36 1455 6513 5746 1186 1866 309 154 58 632 98 71 670 278 .325 .397 .462 .859 125 2657 17 74

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
1924 25 25 40 36 10 14 5 0 0 2 0 4 2 .389 .450 .528 .978 8 24
1925 26 158 685 606 107 196 35 13 3 56 12 63 45 .323 .391 .439 .830 102 150
1926 27 153 697 631 113 184 32 12 8 55 8 48 24 .292 .345 .418 .763 90 145
1927 28 159 740 664 131 228 36 23 6 61 15 61 32 .343 .400 .494 .894 131 152
1928 29 157 735 651 118 197 34 21 7 56 11 78 35 .303 .379 .452 .831 112 149
1929 30 150 694 612 118 205 33 15 3 64 12 70 34 .335 .403 .453 .856 112 142
1930 31 144 623 541 115 174 29 21 7 73 15 70 27 .322 .399 .492 .891 105 137
1931 32 144 649 577 114 176 30 13 5 55 11 67 36 .305 .380 .428 .808 93 138
1932 33 151 689 607 133 185 31 10 9 61 3 79 17 .305 .387 .433 .820 101 144
1933 34 130 493 440 87 129 23 17 5 64 6 49 20 .293 .365 .457 .822 72 122
1934 35 66 303 259 45 79 13 5 2 24 3 40 9 .305 .398 .417 .815 43 63
1935 36 94 348 311 45 84 7 4 3 33 1 36 11 .270 .346 .347 .693 37 89
12 Yrs 1531 6696 5935 1136 1851 308 154 58 604 97 665 292 .312 .383 .445 .828 1006 1455
162 Game Avg. 162 709 628 120 196 33 16 6 64 10 70 31 .312 .383 .445 .828 106 1455

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1937 BBWAA ( 2.0%)
1938 BBWAA ( 2.7%)
1939 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1948 BBWAA ( 5.0%)
1949 BBWAA ( 3.9%)
1950 BBWAA ( 1.8%)
1952 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1953 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1955 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1956 BBWAA ( 7.3%)
1958 BBWAA (12.8%)
1960 BBWAA (16.0%)
1962 BBWAA ( 3.8%)
1970 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1970
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 AL (18, 9%)
1928 AL (6, 20%)
0.29 Career Shares (632nd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1927 AL  6.9 (6th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1927 AL  6.9 (4th)
1929 AL  4.9 (9th)
1932 AL  4.7 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1925 AL  4.0 (9th)
1927 AL  6.1 (4th)
1928 AL  4.3 (10th)
1929 AL  5.1 (9th)
1930 AL  5.2 (10th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1927 AL  .356 (6th)
1929 AL  .345 (7th)
1932 AL  .321 (9th)
Career  .325 (40th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1925 AL  .411 (10th)
1927 AL  .414 (7th)
1929 AL  .414 (7th)
1930 AL  .424 (5th)
1932 AL  .405 (8th)
Career  .397 (73rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1927 AL  .511 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1927 AL  .925 (7th)
1930 AL  .947 (9th)
Career  .859 (138th)

Games Played s c a p y
1927 AL  152 (4th)

At Bats s c a p y
1925 AL  593 (10th)
1926 AL  606 (5th)
1927 AL  648 (1st)
1928 AL  626 (3rd)
1929 AL  586 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1926 AL  670 (7th)
1927 AL  725 (1st)
1928 AL  709 (2nd)
1929 AL  666 (10th)
1932 AL  675 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1925 AL  117 (3rd)
1926 AL  113 (4th)
1927 AL  137 (3rd)
1928 AL  118 (3rd)
1929 AL  119 (6th)
1930 AL  129 (5th)
1931 AL  120 (4th)
1932 AL  143 (3rd)
Career  1,186 (187th)

Hits s c a p y
1925 AL  203 (6th)
1927 AL  231 (1st)
1928 AL  194 (4th)
1929 AL  202 (6th)
1932 AL  190 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1925 AL  274 (8th)
1927 AL  331 (3rd)
1928 AL  290 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1925 AL  36 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1925 AL  13 (4th)
1926 AL  12 (9th)
1927 AL  23 (1st)
1928 AL  21 (1st)
1929 AL  15 (4th)
1930 AL  22 (1st)
1931 AL  13 (6th)
1933 AL  16 (2nd)
Career  154 (48th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1928 AL  77 (6th)
1930 AL  74 (6th)
1932 AL  81 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1930 AL  16 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1925 AL  151 (7th)
1927 AL  166 (1st)
1928 AL  133 (8th)
1929 AL  151 (1st)
1930 AL  124 (10th)
1931 AL  130 (9th)
1932 AL  139 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1927 AL  141 (5th)
1930 AL  142 (8th)
Career  125 (237th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1925 AL  109 (9th)
1927 AL  137 (4th)
1928 AL  111 (5th)
1929 AL  113 (10th)
1932 AL  106 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1927 AL  38 (5th)
1928 AL  23 (10th)
1930 AL  36 (6th)
1932 AL  27 (9th)
Career  226 (221st)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1927 AL  3.6 (5th)
1928 AL  2.2 (10th)
1930 AL  3.3 (6th)
1932 AL  2.5 (9th)
Career  21.2 (247th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1927 AL  65 (4th)
1928 AL  61 (6th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1925 AL  272 (4th)
1927 AL  295 (3rd)
1928 AL  273 (4th)
1929 AL  271 (5th)
1930 AL  257 (9th)
1932 AL  273 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1927 AL  .732 (5th)
1930 AL  .703 (8th)
Career  .651 (204th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1925 AL  13 (8th)
1930 AL  10 (7th)
1932 AL  9 (7th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1928 AL  8.6 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1926 AL  26.3 (10th)
1932 AL  36.9 (5th)
1933 AL  21.9 (10th)
Career  20.7 (109th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1926 AL  445 (7th)
1927 AL  435 (6th)
1928 AL  444 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1935 AL  born 1899-05-14 (10th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 7 (324), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 78 (318), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 94 (181), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 37 (197), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (35th), 42.5 career WAR/34.3 7yr-peak WAR/38.4 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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