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Doc Cook

Luther Almus Cook

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: June 24, 1886 in Witt, TX
School: Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) (All Transactions)
Debut: August 7, 1913 (Age 27.044)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1914 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1913-1916

Final Game: May 9, 1916 (Age 29.320)
Died: June 30, 1973 in Lawrenceburg, TN
Buried: Lawrence County Memorial Gardens, Lawrenceburg, TN
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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
1913 27 NYY AL 20 87 72 9 19 2 1 0 1 1 10 4 .264 .369 .319 .688 102 23 2 3 O
1914 28 NYY AL 132 534 470 59 133 11 3 1 40 26 32 44 60 .283 .356 .326 .681 105 153 9 11 *O98
1915 29 NYY AL 132 554 476 70 129 16 5 2 33 29 18 62 43 .271 .364 .338 .703 110 161 8 8 *O9
1916 30 NYY AL 4 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .100 .100 .100 .200 -40 1 0 0 /O9
4 Yrs 288 1185 1028 138 282 29 9 3 75 56 50 116 109 .274 .359 .329 .687 106 338 19 22
162 Game Avg. 162 667 578 78 159 16 5 2 42 32 65 61 .274 .359 .329 .687 106 190 11 12

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
1913 27 NYY AL 20 87 1 -0 0 0 -1 0 -0.0 3 3 0.3 .500 .500 0.3 -0.1 3 O
1914 28 NYY AL 132 534 3 -4 0 -3 -6 -10 -1.4 20 10 0.9 .491 .492 1.4 -1.2 13 *O98
1915 29 NYY AL 132 554 8 1 0 -1 -7 0 0.0 21 21 2.2 .500 .500 2.3 -0.9 22 $3,750 *O9
1916 30 NYY AL 4 10 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .447 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 $3,000 /O9
4 Seasons 288 1185 10 -4 0 -4 -14 -12 -1.6 44 33 3.2 .495 .497 3.8 -2.3 37 $6,750

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1913 NYY AL 27 OF 20 49 43 3 3 1 .939 2.30 .953 2.01 0-13-7
1914 NYY AL 28 OF 127 126 123 196 171 15 10 2 .949 1.46 .956 2.00
1914 NYY AL 28 RF 119 116 113 180 159 13 8 2 .956 1.45 .960 1.58
1914 NYY AL 28 CF 10 10 10 16 12 2 2 0 .875 1.40 .955 2.35
1915 NYY AL 29 OF 131 131 127 217 188 20 9 4 .959 1.59 .958 2.05
1915 NYY AL 29 RF 131 131 127 216 188 19 9 5 .958 1.58 .957 1.60
1916 NYY AL 30 OF 3 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .963 2.13
1916 NYY AL 30 RF 3 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 1.70
4 Seasons OF 281 260 252 465 405 38 22 7 .953 1.58 .957 2.03 0-23-260
3 Seasons (incomplete) RF 253 250 242 399 350 32 17 7 .957 1.51 .958 1.59
1 Season (incomplete) CF 10 10 10 16 12 2 2 0 .875 1.40 .955 2.35
4 Seasons TOT 281 260 252 465 405 38 22 7 .953 1.58 .957 2.03 0-23-260
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

Strikeouts s c a p y
1914 AL  60 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1914 AL  118 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1914 AL  9 (4th)
1915 AL  8 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1914 AL  32 (1st)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  131 (3rd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  188 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  19 (2nd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  8 (3rd)
1915 AL  9 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1915 AL  1.58 (3rd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  .956 (5th)
1915 AL  .958 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2257), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (323rd), 3.2 career WAR/3.2 7yr-peak WAR/3.2 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

  • July 28, 1913: Purchased by the New York Yankees from Austin (Texas). (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
  • May 15, 1916: Purchased by Oakland (PCL) from the New York Yankees.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1915 29 New York Yankees $3,750 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1916 30 New York Yankees $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,750
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Luther Almus Doc Cook

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