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Walker Cooper

William Walker Cooper (Walk)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: January 8, 1915 in Atherton, MO
High School: William Chrisman HS (Independence, MO)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1935. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1940 (Age 25.261)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Braves/Giants/Cubs/Reds/... 1940-1957

Final Game: September 20, 1957 (Age 42.255)
Died: April 11, 1991 in Scottsdale, AZ
Relatives: Brother of Mort Cooper and Father-In-Law of Don Blasingame
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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
1940 25 STL NL 6 21 19 3 6 1 0 0 2 1 2 2 .316 .381 .368 .749 103 7 0 0 0 /2
1941 26 STL NL 68 215 200 19 49 9 1 1 20 1 13 14 .245 .291 .315 .606 66 63 7 0 2 2
1942 ★ 27 STL NL 125 473 438 58 123 32 7 7 65 4 29 29 .281 .327 .434 .761 115 190 18 1 6 *2 AS,MVP-11
1943 ★ 28 STL NL 122 475 449 52 143 30 4 9 81 1 19 19 .318 .349 .463 .812 128 208 13 2 6 *2 AS,MVP-2
1944 ★ 29 STL NL 112 426 397 56 126 25 5 13 72 4 20 19 .317 .352 .504 .855 136 200 15 1 8 2 AS,MVP-8
1945 30 STL NL 4 18 18 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .389 .389 .389 .778 114 7 0 0 0 /2
1946 ★ 31 NYG NL 87 300 280 29 75 10 1 8 46 0 17 12 .268 .310 .396 .706 99 111 10 0 3 2 AS
1947 ★ 32 NYG NL 140 547 515 79 157 24 8 35 122 2 24 43 .305 .339 .586 .926 140 302 13 3 4 *2 AS,MVP-18
1948 ★ 33 NYG NL 91 319 290 40 77 12 0 16 54 1 28 29 .266 .332 .472 .805 115 137 14 1 3 2 AS
1949 ★ 34 TOT NL 124 489 454 48 117 13 4 20 83 0 28 32 .258 .308 .436 .744 97 198 19 5 1 *2 AS
1949 34 NYG NL 42 158 147 14 31 4 2 4 21 0 7 8 .211 .261 .347 .608 62 51 10 3 0 2
1949 34 CIN NL 82 331 307 34 86 9 2 16 62 0 21 24 .280 .330 .479 .809 113 147 9 2 1 2
1950 ★ 35 TOT NL 117 420 384 55 120 22 3 14 64 1 30 31 .313 .367 .495 .862 129 190 9 3 3 2 AS
1950 35 CIN NL 15 47 47 3 9 3 0 0 4 0 0 5 .191 .191 .255 .447 16 12 1 0 0 2
1950 35 BSN NL 102 373 337 52 111 19 3 14 60 1 30 26 .329 .389 .528 .917 145 178 8 3 3 2
1951 36 BSN NL 109 374 342 42 107 14 1 18 59 1 1 28 18 .313 .367 .518 .884 142 177 10 1 1 2
1952 37 BSN NL 102 375 349 33 82 12 1 10 55 1 0 22 32 .235 .282 .361 .643 79 126 7 1 3 2 MVP-40
1953 38 MLN NL 53 150 137 12 30 6 0 3 16 1 0 12 15 .219 .287 .328 .615 64 45 6 1 1 2
1954 39 TOT NL 71 198 173 21 52 12 2 7 33 0 0 23 24 .301 .389 .514 .903 133 89 8 2 0 0 2
1954 39 PIT NL 14 17 15 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .200 .294 .333 .627 65 5 1 0 0 0 /2
1954 39 CHC NL 57 181 158 21 49 10 2 7 32 0 0 21 23 .310 .398 .532 .929 140 84 7 2 0 0 2
1955 40 CHC NL 54 119 111 11 31 8 1 7 15 0 0 6 19 .279 .322 .559 .881 129 62 3 1 1 0 1 2
1956 41 STL NL 40 72 68 5 18 5 1 2 14 0 0 3 8 .265 .296 .456 .752 100 31 2 0 1 0 1 2
1957 42 STL NL 48 85 78 7 21 5 1 3 10 0 0 5 10 .269 .310 .474 .784 106 37 6 0 1 1 1 2
18 Yrs 1473 5076 4702 573 1341 240 40 173 812 18 1 309 357 .285 .332 .464 .796 116 2180 160 22 44 1 3
162 Game Avg. 162 558 517 63 147 26 4 19 89 2 34 39 .285 .332 .464 .796 116 240 18 2 5
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
STL (8 yrs) 525 1785 1667 203 493 107 19 35 265 11 0 91 102 .296 .334 .446 .779 116 743 61 4 24 1 2
NYG (4 yrs) 360 1324 1232 162 340 50 11 63 243 3 76 92 .276 .322 .488 .809 116 601 47 7 10
MLN (4 yrs) 366 1272 1165 139 330 51 5 45 190 4 1 92 91 .283 .339 .452 .790 115 526 31 6 8
CHC (2 yrs) 111 300 269 32 80 18 3 14 47 0 0 27 42 .297 .368 .543 .911 135 146 10 3 1 0 1
CIN (2 yrs) 97 378 354 37 95 12 2 16 66 0 21 29 .268 .313 .449 .762 101 159 10 2 1
PIT (1 yr) 14 17 15 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .200 .294 .333 .627 65 5 1 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
1940 25 STL NL 6 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .506 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1941 26 STL NL 68 215 -9 0 0 0 2 -7 -0.8 7 0 -0.1 .489 .495 -0.1 0.2 0 2
1942 ★ 27 STL NL 125 473 7 -0 0 -3 4 7 0.8 15 22 2.4 .507 .505 2.8 0.1 25 *2 AS,MVP-11
1943 ★ 28 STL NL 122 475 14 0 0 -3 4 15 1.7 15 30 3.2 .514 .511 3.6 0.1 33 *2 AS,MVP-2
1944 ★ 29 STL NL 112 426 17 -0 0 0 3 20 2.1 14 34 3.5 .519 .513 3.5 0.3 34 2 AS,MVP-8
1945 30 STL NL 4 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 1 0.1 .511 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $15,000 /2
1946 ★ 31 NYG NL 87 300 -0 0 0 -1 2 1 0.2 11 13 1.3 .502 .501 1.4 0.2 14 2 AS
1947 ★ 32 NYG NL 140 547 26 0 0 1 4 31 3.2 22 53 5.3 .522 .519 5.2 0.6 52 *2 AS,MVP-18
1948 ★ 33 NYG NL 91 319 5 -1 -1 0 3 6 0.6 13 19 1.9 .507 .504 2.0 0.3 19 2 AS
1949 ★ 34 NYG NL 42 158 -8 0 -2 0 1 -8 -0.8 6 -2 -0.2 .481 .495 -0.2 0.1 -2 2 AS
1949 ★ 34 CIN NL 82 331 5 0 -1 -2 3 5 0.5 13 18 1.8 .506 .503 2.0 0.1 20 2 AS
1950 ★ 35 CIN NL 15 47 -6 -0 -0 -1 0 -6 -0.7 2 -5 -0.5 .456 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -4 2 AS
1950 ★ 35 BSN NL 102 373 22 1 -1 -1 3 24 2.3 14 38 3.7 .523 .515 3.9 0.1 39 2 AS
1951 36 BSN NL 109 374 20 -0 -1 0 3 22 2.2 14 36 3.6 .521 .514 3.7 0.3 36 2
1952 37 BSN NL 102 375 -9 -0 0 1 3 -5 -0.6 14 9 0.9 .495 .497 0.8 0.4 8 2 MVP-40
1953 38 MLN NL 53 150 -8 0 -0 -1 1 -7 -0.8 6 -2 -0.2 .486 .496 -0.1 -0.0 -1 2
1954 39 PIT NL 14 17 -1 0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .492 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1954 39 CHC NL 57 181 12 -1 -1 0 2 11 1.1 7 18 1.8 .520 .507 1.8 0.1 18 2
1955 40 CHC NL 54 119 4 -1 -1 0 1 3 0.3 4 8 0.7 .507 .502 0.8 0.0 8 2
1956 41 STL NL 40 72 -1 -1 0 -4 1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .487 .497 0.2 -0.4 2 2
1957 42 STL NL 48 85 1 -0 -1 -1 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .498 .499 0.3 -0.1 3 2
18 Seasons 1473 5076 93 -2 -9 -15 41 108 10.5 185 292 29.3 .508 .506 31.5 2.4 307 $15,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
STL (8 yrs) 525 1785 30 -1 -1 -11 14 31 3.2 58 89 9.2 .507 .506 10.6 0.2 100 $15,000
NYG (4 yrs) 360 1324 23 -0 -3 0 11 31 3.1 52 83 8.4 .509 .508 8.4 1.2 83
MLN (4 yrs) 366 1272 25 1 -2 -1 10 33 3.1 48 81 8.0 .509 .507 8.3 0.9 82
CHC (2 yrs) 111 300 16 -2 -2 0 3 15 1.4 11 26 2.5 .513 .505 2.6 0.2 26
CIN (2 yrs) 97 378 -0 0 -1 -3 3 -2 -0.2 15 13 1.3 .498 .502 1.6 0.0 16
PIT (1 yr) 14 17 -1 0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .492 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0

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
1940 25 STL NL 21 13 3 6.2 102 .353 .316 .278 .381 .343 .368 .399 .749 .742 103 .656 0.2 0.0 .769 .211 .053 .0
1941 26 STL NL 215 160 18 3.0 100 .259 .245 .274 .291 .345 .315 .386 .606 .731 66 .357 -9.7 -1.0 .487 .140 .070 1.0
1942 27 STL NL 473 339 62 4.9 93 .289 .281 .265 .327 .338 .434 .368 .761 .706 115 .616 6.7 0.7 .673 .228 .153 5.1
1943 28 STL NL 475 325 72 6.0 94 .318 .318 .272 .349 .341 .463 .368 .812 .710 128 .681 14.2 1.5 .721 .189 .145 1.8
1944 29 STL NL 426 294 70 6.4 97 .310 .317 .272 .352 .339 .504 .381 .855 .721 136 .683 16.8 1.7 .787 .247 .186 6.1
1945 30 STL NL 18 11 3 7.3 99 .412 .389 .277 .389 .347 .389 .382 .778 .729 114 .727 0.2 0.0 .636 .000 .000
1946 31 NYG NL 300 218 34 4.2 93 .258 .268 .262 .310 .338 .396 .368 .706 .706 99 .516 -1.8 -0.2 .595 .189 .129 .0
1947 32 NYG NL 547 375 101 7.2 107 .279 .305 .275 .339 .351 .586 .408 .926 .759 140 .689 24.3 2.4 .892 .332 .282 3.8
1948 33 NYG NL 319 230 45 5.2 103 .249 .266 .270 .332 .345 .472 .400 .805 .744 115 .570 4.7 0.5 .736 .307 .207 1.9
1949 34 TOT NL 489 357 61 4.6 104 .241 .258 .271 .308 .345 .436 .406 .744 .751 97 .499 -5.0 -0.5 .649 .240 .178 .0
1949 34 NYG NL 158 126 13 2.8 104 .200 .211 .270 .261 .344 .347 .405 .608 .749 62 .284 -8.9 -0.9 .484 .184 .136 .0
1949 34 CIN NL 331 231 48 5.6 105 .262 .280 .272 .330 .345 .479 .406 .809 .752 113 .588 3.9 0.4 .739 .267 .199 .0
1950 35 TOT NL 420 276 70 6.8 103 .313 .313 .263 .367 .339 .495 .408 .862 .747 129 .659 15.9 1.5 .821 .263 .182 1.9
1950 35 CIN NL 47 39 2 1.4 108 .214 .191 .270 .191 .346 .255 .418 .447 .764 16 .094 -5.8 -0.6 .308 .064 .064
1950 35 BSN NL 373 237 68 7.7 103 .327 .329 .262 .389 .338 .528 .407 .917 .745 145 .708 21.6 2.1 .906 .291 .199 1.9
1951 36 BSN NL 374 247 64 7.0 97 .291 .313 .259 .367 .332 .518 .392 .884 .724 142 .688 19.1 1.9 .837 .287 .205 1.9
1952 37 BSN NL 375 277 35 3.4 95 .235 .235 .258 .282 .330 .361 .384 .643 .714 79 .407 -10.8 -1.1 .547 .192 .126 1.8
1953 38 MLN NL 150 114 13 3.0 105 .227 .219 .267 .287 .337 .328 .416 .615 .753 64 .298 -7.0 -0.7 .522 .204 .109 1.5
1954 39 TOT NL 198 129 34 7.1 110 .317 .301 .275 .389 .346 .514 .425 .903 .772 133 .670 8.8 0.8 .884 .347 .214 .0
1954 39 PIT NL 17 13 1 2.1 107 .214 .200 .272 .294 .343 .333 .420 .627 .763 65 .175 -0.7 -0.1 .538 .267 .133
1954 39 CHC NL 181 116 33 7.6 110 .328 .310 .275 .398 .347 .532 .426 .929 .773 140 .701 9.5 0.9 .922 .354 .222 .0
1955 40 CHC NL 119 84 19 6.0 106 .282 .279 .266 .322 .337 .559 .421 .881 .757 129 .615 3.9 0.4 .831 .333 .279 .0
1956 41 STL NL 72 53 8 4.0 102 .276 .265 .263 .296 .330 .456 .415 .752 .745 100 .453 -0.3 -0.0 .654 .235 .191 .0
1957 42 STL NL 85 65 9 3.8 105 .273 .269 .271 .310 .335 .474 .420 .784 .754 106 .405 0.4 0.0 .667 .269 .205 .0
18 Yrs 5076 3567 721 5.4 100 .280 .285 .268 .332 .340 .464 .393 .796 .733 116 .598 80.7 7.9 .718 .248 .178 32.6
162 Game Avg. 558 392 79 5.4 100 .280 .285 .268 .332 .340 .464 .393 .796 .733 116 .598 9 1 .718 .248 .178 4
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
STL (8 yrs) 1785 1260 245 5.2 96 .299 .296 .270 .334 .340 .446 .378 .779 .718 116 .614 28.6 3.0 .687 .211 .150 16.7
NYG (4 yrs) 1324 949 193 5.4 102 .257 .276 .271 .322 .346 .488 .397 .809 .742 116 .589 18.3 1.7 .732 .276 .212 5.7
MLN (4 yrs) 1272 875 180 5.5 99 .277 .283 .261 .339 .334 .452 .397 .790 .731 115 .590 23.0 2.2 .723 .250 .168 7.3
CHC (2 yrs) 300 200 52 7.0 108 .310 .297 .271 .368 .343 .543 .424 .911 .766 135 .668 13.4 1.3 .884 .346 .245 .0
CIN (2 yrs) 378 270 50 5.0 105 .256 .268 .271 .313 .346 .449 .408 .762 .753 101 .534 -1.8 -0.2 .677 .240 .181 .0
PIT (1 yr) 17 13 1 2.1 107 .214 .200 .272 .294 .343 .333 .420 .627 .763 65 .176 -0.7 -0.1 .538 .267 .133

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
1942 ❍ 27 STL NL WS NYY W 5 21 21 3 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .333 .619 7 0 0 0 0 0
1943 28 STL NL WS NYY L 5 18 17 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .294 .294 .294 .588 5 1 0 1 0 0
1944 ❍ 29 STL NL WS SLB W 6 26 22 1 7 2 1 0 2 0 0 3 2 .318 .400 .500 .900 11 1 0 1 0 2
3 Yrs (3 Series) 16 65 60 5 18 3 1 0 6 0 1 3 4 .300 .333 .383 .717 23 2 0 2 0 2
3 WS 16 65 60 5 18 3 1 0 6 0 1 3 4 .300 .333 .383 .717 23 2 0 2 0 2

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
1942 STL NL 27 as C 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0
1943 STL NL 28 as C 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0
1944 STL NL 29 as C 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .400 .800 2 0 0 0 0
1946 NYG NL 31 as C 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
1947 NYG NL 32 as C 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1948 NYG NL 33 as C 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1949 CIN NL 34 DNP
1950 BSN NL 35 DNP
8 Yrs (6 GP) 15 15 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 5 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
1940 25 STL NL 21 0.0% 9.5% 9.5% 4.8% 17% 1.00 9.5 9.5 81%
1941 26 STL NL 215 0.5% 6.5% 6.1% 5.1% 22% 1.08 14.3 200.0 10.0 1.37 86%
1942 27 STL NL 473 1.5% 6.1% 6.1% 9.7% 37% 1.00 15.1 62.6 6.7 1.17 85%
1943 28 STL NL 475 1.9% 4.0% 4.0% 9.1% 30% 1.00 23.6 49.9 5.5 0.95 89%
1944 29 STL NL 426 3.1% 4.5% 4.7% 10.1% 34% 0.95 20.9 30.5 5.5 1.06 86%
1945 30 STL NL 18 0.0% 5.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 18.0 18.0 94%
1946 31 NYG NL 300 2.7% 4.0% 5.7% 6.3% 25% 0.71 23.3 35.0 6.1 0.57 87%
1947 32 NYG NL 547 6.4% 7.9% 4.4% 12.3% 43% 1.79 12.0 14.7 4.2 0.88 80%
1948 33 NYG NL 319 5.0% 9.1% 8.8% 8.8% 36% 1.04 10.0 18.1 5.4 1.51 77%
1949 34 TOT NL 489 4.1% 6.5% 5.7% 7.6% 32% 1.14 14.2 22.7 5.5 1.23 82%
1949 34 NYG NL 158 2.5% 5.1% 4.4% 6.3% 32% 1.14 18.4 36.8 7.0 1.54 85%
1949 34 CIN NL 331 4.8% 7.3% 6.3% 8.2% 31% 1.14 12.8 19.2 5.0 1.09 81%
1950 35 TOT NL 420 3.3% 7.4% 7.1% 9.3% 33% 1.03 12.4 27.4 6.0 0.99 81%
1950 35 CIN NL 47 0.0% 10.6% 0.0% 6.4% 33% 9.4 11.8 0.82 89%
1950 35 BSN NL 373 3.8% 7.0% 8.0% 9.7% 32% 0.87 13.0 24.1 5.6 1.02 80%
1951 36 BSN NL 374 4.8% 4.8% 7.5% 8.8% 31% 0.64 19.0 19.0 5.8 0.88 82%
1952 37 BSN NL 375 2.7% 8.5% 5.9% 6.1% 28% 1.45 10.9 34.9 6.3 1.06 82%
1953 38 MLN NL 150 2.0% 10.0% 8.0% 6.0% 30% 1.25 9.1 45.7 8.6 0.94 79%
1954 39 TOT NL 198 3.5% 12.1% 11.6% 10.6% 40% 1.04 7.2 24.7 5.2 1.07 72%
1954 39 PIT NL 17 0.0% 5.9% 11.8% 11.8% 67% 0.50 15.0 15.0 0.50 82%
1954 39 CHC NL 181 3.9% 12.7% 11.6% 10.5% 39% 1.10 6.9 22.6 4.9 1.17 71%
1955 40 CHC NL 119 5.9% 16.0% 5.0% 13.5% 52% 3.17 5.8 15.9 7.4 0.93 71%
1956 41 STL NL 72 2.8% 11.1% 4.2% 11.1% 44% 2.67 8.5 34.0 4.9 1.00 81%
1957 42 STL NL 85 3.5% 11.8% 5.9% 10.6% 43% 2.00 7.8 26.0 7.8 1.04 78%
18 Yrs 5076 3.4% 7.0% 6.1% 8.9% 34% 1.16 13.2 27.2 5.8 1.02 82%
MLB Averages 1.7% 10.0% 9.3% 6.3% 27% 1.08 8.9 51.9 8.4 0.97 77%
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

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1940 25 STL NL 0.2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1941 26 STL NL -9.7 -1.0 53 -0.9 0.5 -1.4 1.23 -0.7 -0.1 -10.2 -1.0 1.08 -8.0 0.63 0
1942 27 STL NL 6.7 0.7 119 -0.8 1.9 -2.7 1.21 -0.5 -0.2 -5.4 -0.6 1.04 -5.2 2.72 6
1943 28 STL NL 14.2 1.5 168 0.2 3.5 -3.2 1.08 0.6 -0.4 0.4 0.0 1.06 5.5 1.98 4
1944 29 STL NL 16.8 1.7 161 0.7 3.2 -2.5 .92 0.2 0.6 3.3 0.3 1.10 2.1 1.80 5
1945 30 STL NL 0.2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 31 NYG NL -1.8 -0.2 84 -0.5 1.2 -1.7 1.13 -0.6 0.2 -1.6 -0.2 1.04 -5.2 1.31 3
1947 32 NYG NL 24.3 2.4 418 2.8 9.8 -7.0 .99 1.9 1.0 28.7 2.8 0.96 26.1 1.17 4
1948 33 NYG NL 4.7 0.5 222 0.2 4.2 -4.0 1.00 0.1 0.1 -3.1 -0.3 1.01 -1.8 1.99 6
1949 34 TOT NL -5.0 -0.5 397 -1.1 7.9 -9.0 1.19 -0.8 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 1.01 -4.9 2.92 7
1949 34 NYG NL -8.9 -0.9 127 -2.0 1.6 -3.6 1.26 -1.3 -0.3 -14.0 -1.4 1.03 -13.5 3.36 1
1949 34 CIN NL 3.9 0.4 270 0.9 6.3 -5.4 1.16 0.5 0.3 13.4 1.3 0.99 8.6 2.85 6
1950 35 TOT NL 15.9 1.5 380 0.4 6.6 -6.2 .98 1.1 -0.7 16.1 1.6 0.98 14.2 1.42 10
1950 35 CIN NL -5.8 -0.6 44 -0.6 0.4 -1.0 1.07 -0.3 -0.2 -2.7 -0.3 0.90 -4.0 1.52 4
1950 35 BSN NL 21.6 2.1 336 1.0 6.2 -5.2 .96 1.4 -0.4 18.8 1.9 1.00 18.1 1.36 6
1951 36 BSN NL 19.1 1.9 376 0.6 7.5 -6.9 1.10 1.9 -1.3 20.0 2.0 0.99 23.4 1.75 21
1952 37 BSN NL -10.8 -1.1 370 -0.8 7.1 -7.8 1.19 -0.4 -0.2 -3.9 -0.4 0.98 -5.3 2.13 12
1953 38 MLN NL -7.0 -0.7 112 -0.4 1.6 -2.0 1.03 -0.3 -0.1 -3.4 -0.3 0.96 -4.4 1.65 12
1954 39 TOT NL 8.8 0.8 161 0.3 3.1 -2.8 .97 0.6 -0.2 8.0 0.8 0.94 5.5 1.81 17
1954 39 PIT NL -0.7 -0.1 12 -0.3 0.1 -0.4 1.25 -0.1 -0.1 -1.8 -0.2 0.83 -1.8 1.59 7
1954 39 CHC NL 9.5 0.9 149 0.7 3.0 -2.4 .95 0.7 0.0 9.8 0.9 0.95 7.4 1.97 10
1955 40 CHC NL 3.9 0.4 102 -0.7 1.9 -2.7 1.26 0.2 -0.8 -1.3 -0.1 0.94 4.4 2.23 23
1956 41 STL NL -0.3 -0.0 73 0.6 2.4 -1.8 1.46 0.1 0.3 4.2 0.4 1.07 1.4 2.01 22
1957 42 STL NL 0.4 0.0 85 -1.0 1.6 -2.5 1.53 0.1 -0.7 -2.4 -0.2 1.05 -0.7 2.46 30
18 Yrs 80.7 7.9 3281 -0.3 64.0 -64.3 1.10 3.4 -3.7 48.7 4.7 1.00 47.1 2.04 182
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

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 26 STL NL 0 0 30% 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 25% 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0
1942 27 STL NL 1 0 35% 37 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43% 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 1 3
1943 28 STL NL 2 0 28% 60 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 4 0 1 39% 7 4 2 3 2 1 3 1 2
1944 29 STL NL 3 0 32% 43 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 1 3 2 0 38% 7 7 0 2 0 1 7 0 5
1946 31 NYG NL 0 0 25% 14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 44% 8 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
1947 32 NYG NL 3 0 30% 126 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 2 2 47% 18 11 7 4 3 1 12 3 8
1948 33 NYG NL 2 1 27% 52 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 19% 14 10 3 1 1 0 1 1 0
1949 34 TOT NL 4 1 22% 105 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 1 2 33% 18 17 1 5 4 1 13 3 10
1949 34 NYG NL 1 1 27% 27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 44% 4 4 0 1 1 0 4 0 4
1949 34 CIN NL 3 0 19% 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 30% 14 13 1 4 3 1 9 3 6
1950 35 TOT NL 8 0 30% 168 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 6 28% 25 22 3 4 4 0 11 3 8
1950 35 CIN NL 1 0 33% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1950 35 BSN NL 7 0 29% 152 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 5 30% 23 20 3 4 4 0 10 2 8
1951 36 BSN NL 5 2 20% 136 1 1 50% 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 2 26% 21 18 3 3 2 1 11 3 5
1952 37 BSN NL 0 0 24% 112 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 36% 14 12 2 3 0 3 5 1 3
1953 38 MLN NL 1 0 23% 29 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83% 4 1 3 1 0 1 1 0 1
1954 39 TOT NL 5 0 20% 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 25% 8 7 1 1 1 0 7 4 3
1954 39 PIT NL 0 0 0% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 39 CHC NL 5 0 22% 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 25% 8 7 1 1 1 0 7 4 3
1955 40 CHC NL 1 0 13% 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 40% 5 4 1 0 0 0 5 1 3
1956 41 STL NL 0 0 16% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0% 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0
1957 42 STL NL 2 0 17% 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1
18 Yrs 37 4 27% 1006 18 1 450% 7 4 2 3 0 0 7 0 35 2 13 9 11 22 34% 156 123 31 29 17 10 87 25 52
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

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 26 STL NL 53 26% 49 0 0 0 0 0.63 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 16 7 44% 9 2 22% 47 2 4% 3 0 0% 2 0 0% 162
1942 27 STL NL 117 31% 123 6 1 0 0 2.72 7 0 4 1 0 3 4 0 6 21 18 86% 6 2 33% 85 11 13% 4 2 50% 4 3 75% 356
1943 28 STL NL 166 29% 143 4 2 0 1 1.98 9 0 5 3 0 3 6 0 6 29 13 45% 17 10 59% 132 27 20% 11 8 73% 11 7 64% 309
1944 29 STL NL 158 28% 126 5 1 0 1 1.80 13 0 8 2 1 7 6 0 8 42 15 36% 20 9 45% 149 27 18% 13 8 62% 8 5 63% 268
1946 31 NYG NL 83 47% 75 3 0 0 1 1.31 8 1 6 1 1 1 7 0 3 13 10 77% 5 2 40% 58 10 17% 4 3 75% 3 2 67% 217
1947 32 NYG NL 413 30% 157 4 1 0 0 1.17 35 1 16 23 6 12 23 0 4 79 13 16% 33 12 36% 277 68 25% 32 18 56% 7 5 71% 134
1948 33 NYG NL 215 28% 77 6 2 0 1 1.99 16 0 8 6 4 7 9 0 3 53 14 26% 22 3 14% 165 21 13% 17 9 53% 12 5 42% 104
1949 34 TOT NL 394 43% 117 7 3 0 2 2.92 20 1 12 9 8 11 9 0 1 84 19 23% 34 12 35% 305 53 17% 23 14 61% 16 7 44% 95
1949 34 NYG NL 125 22% 31 1 1 0 1 3.36 4 0 5 1 2 1 3 0 0 33 10 30% 11 3 27% 98 9 9% 5 3 60% 6 3 50% 33
1949 34 CIN NL 269 52% 86 6 2 0 1 2.85 16 1 7 8 6 10 6 0 1 51 9 18% 23 9 39% 207 44 21% 18 11 61% 10 4 40% 62
1950 35 TOT NL 375 39% 120 10 3 0 0 1.42 14 1 11 8 5 4 10 0 3 80 9 11% 39 13 33% 271 51 19% 33 19 58% 22 13 59% 45
1950 35 CIN NL 43 81% 9 4 1 0 0 1.52 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 20% 3 1 33% 23 6 26% 4 3 75% 0 0 4
1950 35 BSN NL 332 34% 111 6 2 0 0 1.36 14 1 10 8 5 4 10 0 3 75 8 11% 36 12 33% 248 45 18% 29 16 55% 22 13 59% 41
1951 36 BSN NL 374 40% 107 21 3 0 4 1.75 18 0 11 11 7 7 11 0 1 73 10 14% 35 12 34% 253 45 18% 24 14 58% 20 14 70% 0
1952 37 BSN NL 365 39% 82 12 4 1 3 2.13 10 0 10 6 3 5 5 0 3 68 7 10% 31 16 52% 248 45 18% 18 11 61% 16 8 50% 10
1953 38 MLN NL 111 21% 30 12 1 0 1 1.65 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 1 26 6 23% 15 3 20% 77 10 13% 3 1 33% 3 2 67% 39
1954 39 TOT NL 160 40% 52 17 3 0 2 1.81 7 2 5 2 3 5 2 0 0 0 34 8 24% 8 1 13% 101 21 21% 9 5 56% 3 1 33% 38
1954 39 PIT NL 12 92% 3 7 1 0 0 1.59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 0 0 8 0 0% 0 0 0 0 5
1954 39 CHC NL 148 36% 49 10 2 0 2 1.97 7 2 5 2 3 5 2 0 0 0 33 7 21% 8 1 13% 93 21 23% 9 5 56% 3 1 33% 33
1955 40 CHC NL 102 27% 31 23 4 0 2 2.23 7 0 4 4 2 4 3 0 1 1 100% 24 3 13% 11 2 18% 65 7 11% 5 1 20% 3 1 33% 17
1956 41 STL NL 72 36% 18 22 3 1 3 2.01 2 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 50% 23 2 9% 5 1 20% 62 12 19% 5 2 40% 4 2 50% 0
1957 42 STL NL 85 45% 21 30 7 1 3 2.46 3 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 1 1 100% 20 6 30% 9 3 33% 67 7 10% 7 3 43% 3 2 67% 0
18 Yrs 3243 35% 1341 182 38 3 24 2.04 173 6 110 82 42 71 102 0 4 44 1100% 685 160 23% 299 103 34% 2362 417 18% 211 118 56% 137 77 56% 1833
MLB Averages 49% 410% 15% 33% 14% 51% 55%
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

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
1940 25 6 21 19 3 6 1 0 0 2 1 2 2 .316 .381 .368 .749 103 7 0 0 0
1941 26 74 236 219 22 55 10 1 1 22 2 15 16 .251 .299 .320 .619 69 70 7 0 2
1942 27 199 709 657 80 178 42 8 8 87 6 44 45 .271 .318 .396 .713 99 260 25 1 8
1943 28 321 1184 1106 132 321 72 12 17 168 7 63 64 .290 .330 .423 .753 111 468 38 3 14
1944 29 433 1610 1503 188 447 97 17 30 240 11 83 83 .297 .336 .444 .780 117 668 53 4 22
1945 30 437 1628 1521 191 454 97 17 30 241 11 83 84 .298 .336 .444 .780 117 675 53 4 22
1946 31 524 1928 1801 220 529 107 18 38 287 11 100 96 .294 .332 .436 .769 115 786 63 4 25
1947 32 664 2475 2316 299 686 131 26 73 409 13 124 139 .296 .334 .470 .804 121 1088 76 7 29
1948 33 755 2794 2606 339 763 143 26 89 463 14 152 168 .293 .334 .470 .804 120 1225 90 8 32
1949 34 879 3283 3060 387 880 156 30 109 546 14 180 200 .288 .330 .465 .795 116 1423 109 13 33
1950 35 996 3703 3444 442 1000 178 33 123 610 15 210 231 .290 .334 .468 .802 118 1613 118 16 36
1951 36 1105 4077 3786 484 1107 192 34 141 669 16 1 238 249 .292 .337 .473 .810 120 1790 128 17 37
1952 37 1207 4452 4135 517 1189 204 35 151 724 17 1 260 281 .288 .332 .463 .796 117 1916 135 18 40
1953 38 1260 4602 4272 529 1219 210 35 154 740 18 1 272 296 .285 .331 .459 .790 115 1961 141 19 41
1954 39 1331 4800 4445 550 1271 222 37 161 773 18 1 295 320 .286 .333 .461 .795 116 2050 149 21 41 0
1955 40 1385 4919 4556 561 1302 230 38 168 788 18 1 301 339 .286 .333 .464 .797 116 2112 152 22 42 0 1
1956 41 1425 4991 4624 566 1320 235 39 170 802 18 1 304 347 .285 .333 .463 .796 116 2143 154 22 43 0 2
1957 42 1473 5076 4702 573 1341 240 40 173 812 18 1 309 357 .285 .332 .464 .796 116 2180 160 22 44 1 3

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
1940 25 6 23 21 4 7 1 0 0 2 1 2 2 .333 .391 .381 .772 3 6
1941 26 71 222 207 19 50 9 1 1 20 1 13 15 .242 .286 .309 .596 19 68
1942 27 132 507 468 65 134 35 8 8 72 4 32 31 .286 .333 .447 .780 69 125
1943 28 128 502 474 57 154 32 4 10 89 1 20 20 .325 .355 .473 .827 79 122
1944 29 116 443 413 59 132 26 5 14 76 4 21 20 .320 .354 .508 .862 74 112
1945 30 4 19 19 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .421 .421 .421 .842 3 4
1946 31 91 319 297 33 83 11 1 9 53 0 19 13 .279 .323 .414 .737 40 87
1947 32 146 565 534 79 160 24 8 36 122 2 24 45 .300 .333 .577 .910 101 140
1948 33 95 336 303 42 80 12 0 17 56 1 29 30 .264 .330 .472 .802 47 91
1949 34 129 506 471 49 121 13 4 21 84 0 29 33 .257 .307 .435 .742 61 124
1950 35 122 442 404 58 128 23 3 15 67 1 32 32 .317 .371 .500 .871 74 117
1951 36 113 392 360 47 116 15 1 20 65 1 30 19 .322 .376 .536 .912 72 109
1952 37 107 398 370 38 91 13 1 11 63 1 24 33 .246 .294 .376 .669 41 102
1953 38 55 158 143 13 32 6 0 3 17 1 13 16 .224 .293 .329 .622 14 53
1954 39 75 207 181 21 54 12 2 7 33 0 24 25 .298 .386 .503 .889 35 71
1955 40 57 124 116 11 32 8 1 7 15 0 6 20 .276 .317 .543 .860 20 54
1956 41 42 76 72 6 20 6 1 2 16 0 3 8 .278 .307 .472 .779 10 40
1957 42 50 88 81 7 21 5 1 3 10 0 5 10 .259 .299 .457 .756 11 48
18 Yrs 1539 5327 4934 611 1423 251 41 184 861 18 326 373 .288 .335 .468 .803 773 1473
162 Game Avg. 162 561 519 64 150 26 4 19 91 2 34 39 .288 .335 .468 .803 81 1473
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1968 BBWAA ( 2.8%)
1969 BBWAA ( 1.5%)
1970 BBWAA ( 3.0%)
1971 BBWAA ( 1.9%)
1972 BBWAA ( 2.0%)
1973 BBWAA ( 2.1%)
1974 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1975 BBWAA ( 3.6%)
1976 BBWAA (14.4%)
1977 BBWAA (11.7%)

All-Star Games
1942 (C)
1943 (C)
1944 (C)
1946 (C)
1947 (C)
1948 (C)
1949
1950

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1942 NL (11, 8%)
1943 NL (2, 56%)
1944 NL (8, 21%)
1947 NL (18, 6%)
1952 NL (40, 0%)
0.92 Career Shares (276th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1947 NL  5.3 (8th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1947 NL  5.2 (6th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1943 NL  .318 (3rd)
1944 NL  .317 (7th)
1947 NL  .305 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1942 NL  .434 (10th)
1943 NL  .463 (3rd)
1944 NL  .504 (6th)
1947 NL  .586 (3rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1943 NL  .812 (7th)
1944 NL  .855 (10th)
1947 NL  .926 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1947 NL  302 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1942 NL  32 (6th)
1943 NL  30 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1942 NL  7 (5th)
1947 NL  8 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1944 NL  13 (9th)
1947 NL  35 (4th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1943 NL  81 (5th)
1947 NL  122 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1943 NL  128 (9th)
1947 NL  140 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1947 NL  101 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1947 NL  24 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1947 NL  2.4 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1942 NL  46 (8th)
1947 NL  67 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1943 NL  .681 (7th)
1947 NL  .689 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1949 NL  5 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1942 NL  18 (3rd)
1944 NL  15 (7th)
1949 NL  19 (5th)
Career  160 (236th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1944 NL  20.9 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1944 NL  30.5 (8th)
1947 NL  14.7 (3rd)
1949 NL  22.7 (6th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1947 NL  28.72 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1947 NL  2.8 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1947 NL  2.8 (7th)

Oldest s c a p y
1951 NL  born 1915-01-08 (9th)
1952 NL  born 1915-01-08 (5th)
1953 NL  born 1915-01-08 (4th)
1954 NL  born 1915-01-08 (2nd)
1955 NL  born 1915-01-08 (1st)
1956 NL  born 1915-01-08 (2nd)
1957 NL  born 1915-01-08 (1st)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 46 (551), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 74 (264), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 32 (267), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (37th), 29.3 career WAR/23.1 7yr-peak WAR/26.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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