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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)
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

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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
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

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1952 BSN NL 31 1B 55 55 50 486.1 526 476 42 8 40 .985 9.59 9.42 .990 9.89 9.81
1953 MLN NL 32 1B 9 0 0 21.1 19 17 2 0 1 1.000 0 28 8.02 2.11 .990 9.87 9.68
1955 MLN NL 34 1B 79 77 75 690.2 746 677 61 8 62 .989 -3 -5 9.62 9.34 .991 9.79 9.70
1956 CIN NL 35 1B 32 25 24 242.0 253 225 25 3 15 .988 4 17 9.30 7.81 .989 9.82 9.72
1957 CIN NL 36 1B 120 117 111 1056.1 1029 932 86 11 86 .989 -4 -4 8.67 8.48 .990 9.67 9.73
1958 CIN NL 37 1B 93 87 66 745.1 772 713 53 6 65 .992 -3 -5 9.25 8.24 .990 9.54 9.49 AS
1958 CIN NL 37 2B 1 0 0 0.2 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 13.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.30 AS
1959 STL NL 38 1B 14 11 4 90.0 94 82 12 0 9 1.000 1 19 9.40 6.71 .988 9.58 9.48
1960 STL NL 39 1B 5 2 1 22.0 23 21 2 0 1 1.000 0 5 9.41 4.60 .990 9.57 9.56
8 Seasons 1B 407 374 331 3354.0 3462 3143 283 36 279 .990 -4 -2 9.19 8.42 .990 9.71 9.67
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 0.2 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 13.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.30
9 Seasons TOT 408 374 331 3354.2 3463 3144 283 36 280 .990 -4 -2 9.19 8.40 .990 9.71 9.66
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

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)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1957 NL  120 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1957 NL  86 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1955 NL  8 (5th)
1957 NL  11 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1956 NL  4 (3rd)
1959 NL  1 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1955 NL  9.34 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1957 NL  .989 (5th)

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 (1575), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1625), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (246th), 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

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Big George Daniel gearge George goerge Crowe

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