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Monte Cross

Montford Montgomery Cross

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 148 lb.

Born: August 31, 1869 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: Tulsa HS (Tulsa, OK) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 27, 1892 (Age 23.027)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1895 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Phillies/Browns/Pirates/Orioles 1892-1907

Final Game: October 4, 1907 (Age 38.034)
Died: June 21, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA
Buried: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 23, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1175. Taylor Douthit… #1176. Vic Davalillo… #1177. Hank Blalock… #1178. MONTE CROSS… #1179. Joe Hauser… #1180. Steve Evans… #1181. Cristian Guzman… 

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
1892 22 BLN NL 15 54 50 5 8 0 0 0 2 2 4 10 .160 .222 .160 .382 14 8 0 6
1894 24 PIT NL 13 53 43 14 19 1 5 2 13 6 5 4 .442 .520 .837 1.357 225 36 2 3 6
1895 25 PIT NL 109 444 397 67 101 14 13 3 54 39 38 38 .254 .324 .378 .702 84 150 3 6 *6/4
1896 26 STL NL 125 502 427 66 104 10 6 6 52 40 58 48 .244 .342 .337 .679 82 144 6 11 *6
1897 27 STL NL 132 547 465 60 133 17 11 4 55 38 62 44 .286 .378 .396 .774 107 184 7 13 *6
1898 28 PHI NL 149 599 525 68 135 25 5 1 50 20 55 46 .257 .337 .330 .666 94 173 8 11 *6
1899 29 PHI NL 154 649 557 85 143 25 6 3 65 26 56 49 .257 .335 .339 .675 87 189 10 26 *6
1900 30 PHI NL 131 530 466 59 94 11 3 3 62 19 51 51 .202 .289 .258 .546 52 120 6 7 *6
1901 31 PHI NL 139 547 483 49 95 14 1 1 44 24 52 91 .197 .281 .236 .518 50 114 5 7 *6
1902 32 PHA AL 137 559 497 72 115 22 2 3 59 17 32 39 .231 .289 .302 .590 61 150 8 22 *6
1903 33 PHA AL 137 537 470 44 116 21 2 3 45 31 49 56 .247 .326 .319 .645 91 150 6 12 *6/4
1904 34 PHA AL 153 573 503 33 95 23 4 1 38 19 46 69 .189 .266 .256 .523 62 129 7 17 *6
1905 35 PHA AL 79 301 252 28 67 17 2 0 24 8 19 40 .266 .332 .349 .681 114 88 6 24 6/4
1906 36 PHA AL 134 525 445 32 89 23 3 1 40 22 50 89 .200 .291 .272 .563 74 121 7 23 *6
1907 37 PHA AL 77 301 248 37 51 9 5 0 18 17 39 45 .206 .316 .282 .598 89 70 1 13 6
15 Yrs 1684 6721 5828 719 1365 232 68 31 621 328 616 719 .234 .316 .313 .629 80 1826 82 195
162 Game Avg. 162 647 561 69 131 22 7 3 60 32 59 69 .234 .316 .313 .629 80 176 8
PHA (6 yrs) 717 2796 2415 246 533 115 18 8 224 114 235 338 .221 .299 .293 .592 78 708 35 111
PHI (4 yrs) 573 2325 2031 261 467 75 15 8 221 89 214 237 .230 .312 .293 .606 72 596 29 51
PIT (2 yrs) 122 497 440 81 120 15 18 5 67 45 43 42 .273 .344 .423 .767 99 186 5 9
STL (2 yrs) 257 1049 892 126 237 27 17 10 107 78 120 92 .266 .361 .368 .729 95 328 13 24
BLN (1 yr) 15 54 50 5 8 0 0 0 2 2 4 10 .160 .222 .160 .382 14 8 0
NL (9 yrs) 967 3925 3413 473 832 117 50 23 397 214 381 381 .244 .328 .328 .656 81 1118 47 84
AL (6 yrs) 717 2796 2415 246 533 115 18 8 224 114 235 338 .221 .299 .293 .592 78 708 35 111

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
1892 22 BLN NL 15 54 -6 -0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .463 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -3 6
1894 24 PIT NL 13 53 10 1 0 -1 1 10 0.7 2 12 0.9 .553 .504 0.9 -0.0 13 6
1895 25 PIT NL 109 444 -13 4 0 -7 7 -9 -0.7 15 6 0.8 .494 .496 1.4 0.0 13 *6/4
1896 26 STL NL 125 502 -11 3 0 -15 8 -15 -1.2 17 2 0.5 .490 .492 1.7 -0.6 17 *6
1897 27 STL NL 132 547 6 2 0 4 9 21 1.7 19 39 3.5 .513 .511 3.2 1.0 35 *6
1898 28 PHI NL 149 599 -3 -1 0 -6 10 0 -0.0 20 21 2.1 .500 .500 2.8 0.4 27 *6
1899 29 PHI NL 154 649 -9 -1 0 5 10 5 0.4 22 28 2.7 .503 .503 2.3 1.4 23 *6
1900 30 PHI NL 131 530 -30 -0 0 -10 9 -32 -3.0 18 -14 -1.1 .478 .482 -0.2 -0.1 -4 *6
1901 31 PHI NL 139 547 -31 0 0 1 9 -21 -2.3 18 -3 -0.3 .484 .487 -0.3 0.9 -4 *6
1902 32 PHA AL 137 559 -27 -0 0 -7 9 -25 -2.5 20 -5 -0.6 .482 .485 0.2 0.2 2 *6
1903 33 PHA AL 137 537 -4 1 0 1 9 7 0.6 19 26 2.8 .506 .505 2.8 1.0 25 *6/4
1904 34 PHA AL 153 573 -20 0 0 -3 10 -13 -1.8 21 7 0.6 .489 .490 1.0 0.7 10 *6
1905 35 PHA AL 79 301 4 -0 0 -2 5 6 0.7 11 17 1.9 .510 .505 2.2 0.3 19 6/4
1906 36 PHA AL 134 525 -13 1 0 1 9 -3 -0.4 19 16 1.7 .497 .498 1.5 1.2 15 *6
1907 37 PHA AL 77 301 -3 1 0 3 5 6 0.8 11 17 1.9 .510 .505 1.5 1.0 14 6
15 Seasons 1684 6721 -150 10 0 -37 110 -67 -7.6 233 166 16.9 .496 .496 20.6 7.4 203
PHA (6 yrs) 717 2796 -63 2 0 -7 46 -21 -2.5 100 79 8.2 .497 .496 9.1 4.4 86
PHI (4 yrs) 573 2325 -74 -1 0 -10 38 -47 -4.9 79 32 3.4 .492 .494 4.5 2.5 42
PIT (2 yrs) 122 497 -3 4 0 -8 8 1 -0.1 17 18 1.6 .500 .497 2.3 -0.0 26
STL (2 yrs) 257 1049 -5 5 0 -11 17 6 0.4 36 42 4.0 .502 .502 5.0 0.5 53
BLN (1 yr) 15 54 -6 -0 0 -1 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .463 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -3

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
1905 35 PHA AL WS NYG L 5 17 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 .176 .176 .176 .353 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 17 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 .176 .176 .176 .353 3 0 0 0 0 0

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 Awards
1892 BLN NL 22 SS 15 66 18 39 9 2 .864 3.80 .897 5.37
1894 PIT NL 24 SS 13 79 34 39 6 7 .924 5.62 .897 5.70
1895 PIT NL 25 SS 108 664 257 330 77 42 .884 5.44 .899 5.63
1895 PIT NL 25 2B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .935 5.70
1896 STL NL 26 SS 125 776 298 394 84 31 .892 5.54 .903 5.58
1897 STL NL 27 SS 132 920 329 516 75 47 .918 6.40 .907 5.76
1898 PHI NL 28 SS 149 1003 404 506 93 65 .907 6.11 .913 5.66
1899 PHI NL 29 SS 154 989 370 529 90 55 .909 5.84 .910 5.65
1900 PHI NL 30 SS 131 860 339 459 62 68 .928 6.09 .922 5.87
1901 PHI NL 31 SS 139 853 343 445 65 31 .924 5.67 .925 5.73
1902 PHA AL 32 SS 137 905 373 466 66 37 .927 6.12 .928 5.74
1903 PHA AL 33 SS 137 746 305 396 45 36 .940 5.12 .913 5.28
1903 PHA AL 33 2B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 5.10
1904 PHA AL 34 SS 153 747 276 424 47 26 .937 4.58 .934 5.30
1905 PHA AL 35 SS 77 382 160 195 27 22 .929 4.61 .931 5.26
1905 PHA AL 35 2B 2 7 3 3 1 0 .857 3.00 .951 5.00
1906 PHA AL 36 SS 134 763 305 411 47 48 .938 5.34 .934 5.58
1907 PHA AL 37 SS 74 414 169 226 19 17 .954 5.34 .934 5.71
15 Seasons SS 1678 10167 3980 5375 812 534 .920 5.58 .918 5.60
3 Seasons 2B 4 10 6 3 1 0 .900 2.25 .947 5.20
15 Seasons TOT 1682 10177 3986 5378 813 534 .920 5.57 .918 5.60
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1897 NL  1.1 (8th)
1899 NL  1.4 (10th)
1901 NL  1.0 (8th)
1903 AL  1.0 (9th)
1906 AL  1.2 (7th)
1907 AL  1.0 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1899 NL  154 (3rd)
1901 NL  139 (8th)
1902 AL  137 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1897 NL  62 (10th)
1901 NL  52 (9th)
1903 AL  49 (6th)
1906 AL  50 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1896 NL  48 (5th)
1897 NL  44 (5th)
1898 NL  46 (9th)
1899 NL  49 (5th)
1900 NL  51 (4th)
1901 NL  91 (1st)
1904 AL  69 (10th)
1906 AL  89 (1st)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1903 AL  31 (6th)
Career  328 (128th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1902 AL  8 (5th)
1903 AL  6 (10th)
1906 AL  7 (10th)
Career  82 (152nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1899 NL  26 (3rd)
1902 AL  22 (4th)
Career  195 (87th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1899 NL  440 (7th)
1901 NL  395 (10th)
1902 AL  404 (3rd)

Assistss c a p y
1897 NL  516 (1st)
1898 NL  506 (4th)
1899 NL  529 (2nd)
1900 NL  459 (3rd)
1901 NL  445 (4th)
1902 AL  466 (3rd)
Career  5,378 (70th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1895 NL  77 (3rd)
1896 NL  84 (2nd)
1897 NL  75 (3rd)
1898 NL  93 (1st)
1899 NL  90 (1st)
1900 NL  62 (4th)
1901 NL  65 (2nd)
1902 AL  66 (3rd)
1906 AL  47 (3rd)
Career  813 (15th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1897 NL  132 (2nd)
1898 NL  149 (3rd)
1899 NL  154 (1st)
1900 NL  131 (2nd)
1901 NL  139 (1st)
1902 AL  137 (2nd)
1903 AL  137 (3rd)
1904 AL  153 (2nd)
1906 AL  134 (4th)
Career  1,678 (42nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1897 NL  329 (3rd)
1898 NL  404 (1st)
1899 NL  370 (1st)
1900 NL  339 (1st)
1901 NL  343 (1st)
1902 AL  373 (1st)
1903 AL  305 (1st)
1904 AL  276 (5th)
1906 AL  305 (4th)
Career  3,980 (14th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1897 NL  516 (1st)
1898 NL  506 (4th)
1899 NL  529 (1st)
1900 NL  459 (3rd)
1901 NL  445 (4th)
1902 AL  466 (3rd)
1906 AL  411 (5th)
Career  5,375 (39th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1895 NL  77 (3rd)
1896 NL  84 (2nd)
1897 NL  75 (3rd)
1898 NL  93 (1st)
1899 NL  90 (1st)
1900 NL  62 (1st)
1901 NL  65 (2nd)
1902 AL  66 (3rd)
1904 AL  47 (5th)
1906 AL  47 (3rd)
Career  812 (7th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1897 NL  47 (4th)
1898 NL  65 (3rd)
1899 NL  55 (3rd)
1900 NL  68 (1st)
1906 AL  48 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1897 NL  6.40 (3rd)
1898 NL  6.11 (3rd)
1899 NL  5.84 (5th)
1900 NL  6.09 (4th)
1901 NL  5.67 (4th)
1902 AL  6.12 (1st)
Career  5.58 (15th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1897 NL  .918 (5th)
1901 NL  .924 (5th)
1902 AL  .927 (5th)
1903 AL  .940 (2nd)
1904 AL  .937 (3rd)
1906 AL  .938 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1905 AL  born 1869-08-31 (9th)
1906 AL  born 1869-08-31 (8th)
1907 AL  born 1869-08-31 (8th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 13 (1291), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1578), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (865), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (132nd), 16.9 career WAR/16.6 7yr-peak WAR/16.7 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Montford Monte Montgomery Cross

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