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George Crowe

George Daniel Crowe (Big George)

Positions: First Baseman and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: March 22, 1921 in Whiteland, IN
High School: Franklin HS (Franklin, IN)
School: University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1952 (Age 31.025, 8,469th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Redlegs/Braves/Cardinals 1952-1961

Final Game: April 30, 1961 (Age 40.039)
Died: January 18, 2011 in Rancho Cordova, CA
Cremated
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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
1952 31 BSN NL 73 240 217 25 56 13 1 4 20 0 1 18 25 .258 .329 .382 .712 99 83 5 5 0 3
1953 32 MLN NL 47 45 42 6 12 2 0 2 6 0 0 2 7 .286 .333 .476 .810 113 20 1 1 0 /3
1955 34 MLN NL 104 354 303 41 85 12 4 15 55 1 0 45 44 .281 .374 .495 .869 133 150 2 1 4 1 8 3
1956 35 CIN NL 77 157 144 22 36 2 1 10 23 0 0 11 28 .250 .312 .486 .798 107 70 1 2 0 0 1 3
1957 36 CIN NL 133 532 494 71 134 20 1 31 92 1 1 32 62 .271 .314 .504 .818 111 249 9 1 0 5 3 *3
1958 ★ 37 CIN NL 111 393 345 31 95 12 5 7 61 1 0 41 51 .275 .348 .400 .748 93 138 7 0 1 5 3 3/4 AS
1959 38 STL NL 77 109 103 14 31 6 0 8 29 0 0 5 12 .301 .330 .592 .923 134 61 4 0 0 1 2 3
1960 39 STL NL 73 79 72 5 17 3 0 4 13 0 0 5 16 .236 .278 .444 .723 88 32 4 0 0 2 1 /3
1961 40 STL NL 7 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -26 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 702 1916 1727 215 467 70 12 81 299 3 2 159 246 .270 .333 .466 .799 109 804 33 10 5 14 18
162 Game Avg. 162 442 399 50 108 16 3 19 69 1 0 37 57 .270 .333 .466 .799 109 186 8 2 1
MLN (3 yrs) 224 639 562 72 153 27 5 21 81 1 1 65 76 .272 .354 .450 .805 119 253 8 7 4 1 8
STL (3 yrs) 157 195 182 19 49 9 0 12 42 0 0 10 29 .269 .303 .516 .819 110 94 8 0 0 3 3
CIN (3 yrs) 321 1082 983 124 265 34 7 48 176 2 1 84 141 .270 .326 .465 .791 104 457 17 3 1 10 7

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
1952 31 BSN NL 73 240 0 -0 0 0 -2 -2 -0.2 9 7 0.7 .497 .499 0.7 -0.3 7 3
1953 32 MLN NL 47 45 2 -0 -0 0 -0 2 0.2 2 4 0.4 .504 .501 0.3 0.0 3 /3
1955 34 MLN NL 104 354 12 1 -0 -3 -4 6 0.5 13 20 1.8 .506 .504 2.3 -0.9 23 3
1956 35 CIN NL 77 157 1 -0 0 4 -1 3 0.3 6 9 0.9 .505 .502 0.6 0.1 6 3
1957 36 CIN NL 133 532 9 -1 0 -4 -7 -3 -0.4 20 17 1.6 .498 .498 2.1 -1.2 21 *3
1958 ★ 37 CIN NL 111 393 -4 -0 -1 -3 -5 -13 -1.4 15 2 0.1 .488 .492 0.5 -0.9 5 3/4 AS
1959 38 STL NL 77 109 5 0 -0 1 -1 6 0.6 4 10 1.0 .508 .504 0.9 0.1 8 3
1960 39 STL NL 73 79 -2 0 -1 0 -0 -3 -0.3 3 0 -0.0 .496 .498 -0.0 -0.0 0 /3
1961 40 STL NL 7 7 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .481 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
9 Seasons 702 1916 21 -0 -1 -4 -19 -4 -1.0 72 68 6.3 .499 .499 7.3 -2.9 72
MLN (3 yrs) 224 639 14 1 0 -2 -6 6 0.4 24 30 2.8 .503 .502 3.3 -1.1 33
STL (3 yrs) 157 195 1 0 -1 1 -1 2 0.1 7 9 0.9 .501 .501 0.7 0.1 7
CIN (3 yrs) 321 1082 6 -1 -0 -3 -12 -12 -1.6 41 29 2.5 .496 .497 3.2 -1.9 32

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
1952 31 BSN NL 240 167 26 4.2 95 .277 .258 .258 .329 .330 .382 .384 .712 .714 99 .502 0.1 0.0 .629 .203 .124 .0
1953 32 MLN NL 45 31 6 5.1 105 .303 .286 .267 .333 .337 .476 .416 .810 .753 113 .527 0.8 0.1 .742 .238 .190 .0
1955 34 MLN NL 354 225 59 7.0 102 .286 .281 .261 .374 .331 .495 .413 .869 .744 133 .677 14.8 1.4 .895 .366 .215 1.9
1956 35 CIN NL 157 109 22 5.4 107 .245 .250 .270 .312 .338 .486 .426 .798 .764 107 .585 0.4 0.0 .761 .313 .236 .0
1957 36 CIN NL 532 375 77 5.6 108 .254 .271 .276 .314 .340 .504 .427 .818 .766 111 .584 5.4 0.5 .762 .298 .233 1.9
1958 37 CIN NL 393 263 50 5.1 111 .301 .275 .277 .348 .346 .400 .432 .748 .778 93 .541 -3.1 -0.3 .700 .246 .125 1.8
1959 38 STL NL 109 77 18 6.2 110 .274 .301 .277 .330 .344 .592 .429 .923 .773 134 .635 4.5 0.4 .868 .340 .291 .0
1960 39 STL NL 79 61 8 3.5 106 .241 .236 .272 .278 .339 .444 .418 .723 .757 88 .404 -1.4 -0.1 .627 .278 .208 .0
1961 40 STL NL 7 6 0 0.0 113 .167 .143 .281 .143 .348 .143 .437 .286 .785 -26 .000 -1.3 -0.1 .167 .000 .000
9 Yrs 1916 1314 266 5.4 106 .273 .270 .270 .333 .338 .466 .420 .799 .758 109 .579 20.2 2.0 .752 .288 .195 5.8
162 Game Avg. 442 303 61 5.4 106 .273 .270 .270 .333 .338 .466 .420 .799 .758 109 .579 5 0 .752 .288 .195 1
MLN (3 yrs) 639 423 91 5.8 99 .283 .272 .260 .354 .331 .450 .402 .805 .733 119 .611 15.7 1.5 .778 .294 .178 1.9
STL (3 yrs) 195 144 26 4.8 108 .257 .269 .275 .303 .342 .516 .425 .819 .767 110 .531 1.8 0.2 .738 .302 .247 .0
CIN (3 yrs) 1082 747 149 5.4 109 .270 .270 .275 .326 .342 .465 .429 .791 .770 104 .569 2.7 0.3 .740 .282 .195 3.8

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
1958 CIN NL 37 DNP

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
1952 31 BSN NL 240 1.7% 10.4% 7.5% 7.5% 32% 1.39 8.7 54.3 10.9 0.96 78%
1953 32 MLN NL 45 4.4% 15.6% 4.4% 8.9% 33% 3.50 6.0 21.0 7.0 1.11 73%
1955 34 MLN NL 354 4.2% 12.4% 12.7% 8.8% 37% 0.98 6.9 20.2 5.5 1.11 69%
1956 35 CIN NL 157 6.4% 17.8% 7.0% 8.3% 36% 2.55 5.1 14.4 6.3 0.51 68%
1957 36 CIN NL 532 5.8% 11.7% 6.0% 9.8% 39% 1.94 8.0 15.9 5.4 0.67 76%
1958 37 CIN NL 393 1.8% 13.0% 10.4% 6.1% 25% 1.24 6.8 49.3 5.7 0.80 74%
1959 38 STL NL 109 7.3% 11.0% 4.6% 12.8% 45% 2.40 8.6 12.9 3.6 0.78 77%
1960 39 STL NL 79 5.1% 20.3% 6.3% 8.9% 41% 3.20 4.5 18.0 5.5 0.92 68%
1961 40 STL NL 7 0.0% 14.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 7.0 0.25 86%
9 Yrs 1916 4.2% 12.8% 8.3% 8.5% 35% 1.55 7.0 21.3 5.8 0.80 74%
MLB Averages 2.3% 12.2% 9.1% 6.6% 29% 1.35 7.3 39.2 8.3 1.00 75%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1952 31 BSN NL 0.1 0.0 228 0.2 4.1 -3.9 1.03 -0.1 0.3 -0.4 -0.0 0.90 -1.8 1.60 16
1953 32 MLN NL 0.8 0.1 37 -0.2 1.0 -1.2 1.72 0.2 -0.3 0.5 0.0 1.08 2.0 1.81 32
1955 34 MLN NL 14.8 1.4 307 1.6 6.3 -4.6 1.01 1.5 0.1 19.9 2.0 0.95 19.2 1.36 21
1956 35 CIN NL 0.4 0.0 158 0.4 3.2 -2.9 1.09 0.3 -0.0 5.3 0.5 0.94 3.8 1.49 43
1957 36 CIN NL 5.4 0.5 538 3.2 12.7 -9.5 1.03 2.2 0.9 23.4 2.2 0.95 22.8 2.35 13
1958 37 CIN NL -3.1 -0.3 395 1.5 9.8 -8.2 1.28 0.1 1.1 9.4 0.9 1.00 1.6 2.51 20
1959 38 STL NL 4.5 0.4 110 -0.4 2.8 -3.1 1.52 0.6 -0.8 5.9 0.6 1.13 7.7 1.94 63
1960 39 STL NL -1.4 -0.1 79 0.2 2.7 -2.5 1.85 -0.1 0.2 -3.9 -0.4 1.07 -0.7 2.00 61
1961 40 STL NL -1.3 -0.1 7 -0.3 0.0 -0.4 2.32 -0.1 -0.0 -2.0 -0.2 1.11 -1.5 2.32 7
9 Yrs 20.2 2.0 1859 6.3 42.5 -36.3 1.17 4.5 0.9 58.0 5.6 0.97 53.1 1.87 276

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
1952 31 BSN NL 1 0 28% 88 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 39% 13 11 2 3 1 2 10 4 6
1953 32 MLN NL 2 0 31% 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 34 MLN NL 2 0 22% 120 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 33% 14 13 1 5 3 2 5 0 5
1956 35 CIN NL 1 0 31% 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 29% 3 2 1 2 2 0 2 0 1
1957 36 CIN NL 9 0 29% 189 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 4 28% 22 17 5 7 5 1 11 6 5
1958 37 CIN NL 4 0 19% 124 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 41% 18 15 3 7 5 2 14 3 11
1959 38 STL NL 2 0 21% 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 40% 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 2
1960 39 STL NL 0 0 6% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 40 STL NL 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 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 21 0 24% 595 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 3 1 16 35% 74 61 13 24 16 7 46 15 30

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
1952 31 BSN NL 227 63% 56 16 5 1 4 1.60 4 0 5 4 0 2 2 0 0 46 5 11% 18 6 33% 124 17 14% 9 7 78% 7 3 43% 13
1953 32 MLN NL 37 100% 12 32 8 1 4 1.81 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 9 1 11% 2 1 50% 34 5 15% 3 1 33% 1 1 100% 8
1955 34 MLN NL 305 87% 85 21 5 1 3 1.36 15 0 9 12 1 4 11 0 3 4 133% 47 2 4% 20 9 45% 199 40 20% 19 8 42% 13 10 77% 49
1956 35 CIN NL 157 78% 36 43 11 3 4 1.49 10 0 1 7 3 6 4 0 1 0 0% 28 1 4% 16 4 25% 91 13 14% 4 1 25% 7 3 43% 0
1957 36 CIN NL 532 73% 134 13 5 0 2 2.35 31 0 9 29 2 19 12 0 0 0 100 9 9% 49 13 27% 334 64 19% 29 15 52% 20 10 50% 0
1958 37 CIN NL 393 83% 95 20 8 0 4 2.51 7 0 13 7 0 5 2 0 1 1 100% 85 7 8% 39 14 36% 299 56 19% 34 21 62% 14 10 71% 0
1959 38 STL NL 109 98% 31 63 17 4 13 1.94 8 1 8 8 0 5 3 0 0 0 34 4 12% 13 3 23% 109 21 19% 14 7 50% 3 1 33% 0
1960 39 STL NL 79 97% 17 61 15 4 10 2.00 4 0 6 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 19 4 21% 8 3 38% 72 9 13% 9 4 44% 1 1 100% 0
1961 40 STL NL 7 100% 1 7 1 0 0 2.32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 1 0 0% 8 0 0% 0 0 1 0 0% 0
9 Yrs 1846 80% 467 276 75 14 44 1.87 81 1 52 73 6 44 37 0 5 5 100% 370 33 9% 166 53 32% 1270 225 18% 121 64 53% 67 39 58% 70
MLB Averages 49% 98% 11% 31% 14% 50% 54%

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
1952 31 73 240 217 25 56 13 1 4 20 0 1 18 25 .258 .329 .382 .712 99 83 5 5 0
1953 32 120 285 259 31 68 15 1 6 26 0 1 20 32 .263 .330 .398 .728 102 103 6 6 0
1954 33 120 285 259 31 68 15 1 6 26 0 1 20 32 .263 .330 .398 .728 102 103 6 6 0
1955 34 224 639 562 72 153 27 5 21 81 1 1 65 76 .272 .354 .450 .805 119 253 8 7 4 1 8
1956 35 301 796 706 94 189 29 6 31 104 1 1 76 104 .268 .346 .458 .803 116 323 9 9 4 1 9
1957 36 434 1328 1200 165 323 49 7 62 196 2 2 108 166 .269 .333 .477 .810 114 572 18 10 4 6 12
1958 37 545 1721 1545 196 418 61 12 69 257 3 2 149 217 .271 .336 .460 .796 109 710 25 10 5 11 15
1959 38 622 1830 1648 210 449 67 12 77 286 3 2 154 229 .272 .336 .468 .804 111 771 29 10 5 12 17
1960 39 695 1909 1720 215 466 70 12 81 299 3 2 159 245 .271 .334 .467 .801 110 803 33 10 5 14 18
1961 40 702 1916 1727 215 467 70 12 81 299 3 2 159 246 .270 .333 .466 .799 109 804 33 10 5 14 18

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
1952 31 76 256 230 29 62 14 1 4 23 0 20 26 .270 .344 .391 .735 30 73
1953 32 49 46 43 6 12 2 0 2 6 0 2 7 .279 .326 .465 .791 6 47
1955 34 109 373 319 44 90 13 4 16 59 1 48 46 .282 .377 .498 .875 60 104
1956 35 80 163 150 23 37 2 1 10 24 0 11 29 .247 .307 .473 .780 22 77
1957 36 139 550 512 71 136 20 1 31 92 1 32 65 .266 .307 .490 .798 78 133
1958 37 117 408 360 31 97 12 5 7 61 1 42 54 .269 .342 .389 .730 48 111
1959 38 80 112 106 14 31 6 0 8 28 0 5 13 .292 .321 .575 .897 20 77
1960 39 76 82 75 5 18 3 0 4 13 0 5 17 .240 .280 .440 .720 9 73
1961 40 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 7
9 Yrs 733 1997 1802 223 483 72 12 82 306 3 165 258 .268 .331 .458 .789 273 702
162 Game Avg. 162 441 398 49 107 16 3 18 68 1 36 57 .268 .331 .458 .789 60 702



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Slugging % s c a p y
1957 NL  .504 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1957 NL  31 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1957 NL  92 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1952 NL  5 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1957 NL  15.9 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1957 NL  3.2 (7th)

Oldest s c a p y
1960 NL  born 1921-03-22 (7th)
1961 NL  born 1921-03-22 (4th)


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 - 11 (1377), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1584), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1627), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (245th), 6.3 career WAR/6.4 7yr-peak WAR/6.3 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Big George Daniel gearge George goerge Crowe

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