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Creepy Crespi

Frank Angelo Joseph Crespi

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: February 16, 1918 in St. Louis, MO
School: Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, OK) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1938 (Age 20.210)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1941 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 1938-1942

Final Game: September 27, 1942 (Age 24.223)
Died: March 1, 1990 in Florissant, MO
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
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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
1938 20 STL NL 7 21 19 2 5 2 0 0 1 0 2 7 .263 .333 .368 .702 89 7 1 0 0 /6
1939 21 STL NL 15 33 29 3 5 1 0 0 6 0 3 6 .172 .250 .207 .457 21 6 0 0 1 /46
1940 22 STL NL 3 12 11 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .273 .333 .364 .697 88 4 0 0 0 /56
1941 23 STL NL 146 635 560 85 156 24 2 4 46 3 57 58 .279 .355 .350 .705 93 196 11 9 9 *4 MVP-18
1942 24 STL NL 93 334 292 33 71 4 2 0 35 4 27 29 .243 .309 .271 .580 65 79 6 1 14 4/6
5 Yrs 264 1035 911 125 240 32 4 4 88 8 90 102 .263 .336 .321 .657 82 292 18 10 24
162 Game Avg. 162 635 559 77 147 20 2 2 54 5 55 63 .263 .336 .321 .657 82 179 11 6 15

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
1938 20 STL NL 7 21 -0 0 0 -2 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.2 .469 .499 0.1 -0.2 1 /6
1939 21 STL NL 15 33 -3 0 0 1 1 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .487 .499 -0.2 0.2 -2 /46
1940 22 STL NL 3 12 -0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .466 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 /56
1941 23 STL NL 146 635 -4 -0 0 6 6 9 0.8 22 30 3.1 .506 .506 2.5 1.3 24 *4 MVP-18
1942 24 STL NL 93 334 -13 -0 0 -2 4 -11 -1.3 11 -0 -0.2 .486 .492 0.1 0.2 2 4/6
5 Seasons 264 1035 -20 -0 0 2 11 -7 -1.0 34 27 2.6 .497 .500 2.4 1.3 25

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 ❍ 24 STL NL WS NYY W 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1938 STL NL 20 SS 7 7 4 32 14 12 6 4 .813 3.71 .943 5.34
1939 STL NL 21 2B 6 5 2 26 9 16 1 1 .962 4.17 .968 5.68
1939 STL NL 21 SS 4 2 1 10 0 9 1 0 .900 2.25 .953 5.50
1940 STL NL 22 3B 2 2 2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 2.50 .948 3.00
1940 STL NL 22 SS 1 1 0 6 2 3 1 1 .833 5.00 .950 5.50
1941 STL NL 23 2B 145 145 140 835 382 421 32 94 .962 5.54 .962 5.60 MVP-18
1942 STL NL 24 2B 83 76 69 423 219 190 14 42 .967 4.93 .968 5.61
1942 STL NL 24 SS 5 3 3 21 8 11 2 1 .905 3.80 .955 5.22
3 Seasons 2B 234 226 211 1284 610 627 47 137 .963 5.29 .964 5.61
4 Seasons SS 17 13 8 69 24 35 10 6 .855 3.47 .949 5.35
1 Season 3B 2 2 2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 2.50 .948 3.00
5 Seasons TOT 253 241 221 1358 638 663 57 143 .958 5.14 .963 5.57
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1941 NL (18, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1941 NL  1.3 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1941 NL  560 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1941 NL  635 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1941 NL  126 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1941 NL  222 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1941 NL  9 (2nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1942 NL  14 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1941 NL  424 (10th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  145 (1st)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  382 (1st)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  421 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  32 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  94 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  5.54 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1941 NL  .962 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1938 NL  born 1918-02-16 (2nd)
1939 NL  born 1918-02-16 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2443), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1578), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Second Base (354th), 2.6 career WAR/2.6 7yr-peak WAR/2.6 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: Frank Angelo Creepy Joseph Crespi

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