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Dick Culler

Richard Broadus Culler

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: January 15, 1915 in High Point, NC
High School: High Point School (High Point, NC)
School: High Point University (High Point, NC) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 19, 1936 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Braves/WhiteSox/Cubs/Athletics/Giants 1936-1949

Final Game: May 25, 1949 (Age 34)
Died: June 16, 1964 in Chapel Hill, NC
Buried: Floral Garden Park Cemetery, High Point, NC
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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
1936 21 PHA AL 9 40 38 3 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .237 .256 .237 .493 24 9 0 1 /46
1943 28 CHW AL 53 167 148 9 32 5 1 0 11 4 5 16 11 .216 .297 .264 .560 65 39 4 1 2 54/6
1944 29 BSN NL 8 32 28 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 .071 .188 .071 .259 -26 2 1 0 0 /6
1945 30 BSN NL 136 587 527 87 138 12 1 2 30 7 50 35 .262 .328 .300 .628 75 158 8 2 8 *6/5
1946 31 BSN NL 134 555 482 70 123 15 3 0 33 7 62 18 .255 .342 .299 .641 82 144 15 2 7 *6
1947 32 BSN NL 77 241 214 20 53 5 1 0 19 1 19 15 .248 .309 .280 .589 59 60 5 0 8 6
1948 33 CHC NL 48 105 89 4 15 2 0 0 5 0 13 3 .169 .275 .191 .466 31 17 4 0 3 6/4
1949 34 NYG NL 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 45 0 0 0 0 /6
8 Yrs 472 1728 1527 195 372 39 6 2 99 19 5 166 87 .244 .320 .281 .601 68 429 37 5 29
162 Game Avg. 162 593 524 67 128 13 2 1 34 7 57 30 .244 .320 .281 .601 68 147 2 10
BSN (4 yrs) 355 1415 1251 179 316 32 5 2 82 15 135 70 .253 .327 .291 .618 73 364 29 4 23
NYG (1 yr) 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 45 0 0 0 0
PHA (1 yr) 9 40 38 3 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .237 .256 .237 .493 24 9 0 1
CHC (1 yr) 48 105 89 4 15 2 0 0 5 0 13 3 .169 .275 .191 .466 31 17 4 0 3
CHW (1 yr) 53 167 148 9 32 5 1 0 11 4 5 16 11 .216 .297 .264 .560 65 39 4 1 2
NL (6 yrs) 410 1521 1341 183 331 34 5 2 87 15 149 73 .247 .324 .284 .608 70 381 33 4 26
AL (2 yrs) 62 207 186 12 41 5 1 0 12 4 5 17 14 .220 .289 .258 .547 56 48 4 1 3

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
1936 21 PHA AL 9 40 -5 0 0 -1 0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.3 .448 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -3 /46
1943 28 CHW AL 53 167 -6 -1 0 1 1 -4 -0.5 5 0 -0.0 .490 .497 -0.2 0.2 -1 $3,600 54/6
1944 29 BSN NL 8 32 -4 0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .445 .497 -0.3 0.1 -3 /6
1945 30 BSN NL 136 587 -15 -0 0 -1 8 -8 -0.9 19 10 0.9 .493 .494 1.1 0.8 11 *6/5
1946 31 BSN NL 134 555 -9 -1 0 -2 9 -2 -0.3 21 19 1.9 .498 .498 2.1 0.8 21 *6
1947 32 BSN NL 77 241 -12 0 0 2 4 -6 -0.6 9 4 0.4 .492 .496 0.2 0.6 2 6
1948 33 CHC NL 48 105 -8 -0 -0 2 2 -4 -0.5 4 -0 -0.0 .491 .497 -0.2 0.4 -2 6/4
1949 34 NYG NL 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /6
8 Seasons 472 1728 -58 -2 -0 1 25 -34 -3.6 61 26 2.5 .492 .497 2.4 2.9 25 $3,600
BSN (4 yrs) 355 1415 -40 -1 0 -1 22 -20 -2.1 50 30 2.9 .494 .496 3.0 2.3 31
NYG (1 yr) 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
PHA (1 yr) 9 40 -5 0 0 -1 0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.3 .448 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -3
CHC (1 yr) 48 105 -8 -0 -0 2 2 -4 -0.5 4 -0 -0.0 .491 .497 -0.2 0.4 -2
CHW (1 yr) 53 167 -6 -1 0 1 1 -4 -0.5 5 0 -0.0 .490 .497 -0.2 0.2 -1 $3,600

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
1936 PHA AL 21 2B 7 7 7 37 20 15 2 4 .946 5.00 .972 5.79
1936 PHA AL 21 SS 2 2 1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.00 .950 5.35
1943 CHW AL 28 3B 26 23 20 80 31 45 4 8 .950 2.92 .951 3.17
1943 CHW AL 28 2B 19 18 16 111 36 71 4 16 .964 5.63 .969 5.57
1943 CHW AL 28 SS 3 0 0 9 4 5 0 0 1.000 3.00 .953 5.13
1944 BSN NL 29 SS 8 7 6 52 14 33 5 6 .904 5.88 .954 5.41
1945 BSN NL 30 SS 126 124 115 669 252 386 31 71 .954 5.06 .947 5.26
1945 BSN NL 30 3B 6 6 6 26 9 14 3 1 .885 3.83 .941 3.20
1946 BSN NL 31 SS 132 130 110 695 279 380 36 68 .948 4.99 .957 5.15
1947 BSN NL 32 SS 77 66 44 329 106 212 11 31 .967 4.13 .963 5.11
1948 CHC NL 33 SS 43 32 16 185 65 114 6 18 .968 4.16 .959 4.98
1948 CHC NL 33 2B 2 1 1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 5.40
1949 NYG NL 34 SS 7 0 0 9 3 5 1 2 .889 1.14 .961 5.04
8 Seasons SS 398 361 292 1952 723 1139 90 196 .954 4.68 .955 5.16
2 Seasons 3B 32 29 26 106 40 59 7 9 .934 3.09 .949 3.18
3 Seasons 2B 28 26 24 152 59 87 6 20 .961 5.21 .970 5.61
8 Seasons TOT 458 416 342 2210 822 1285 103 225 .953 4.60 .955 5.05
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.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1947 NL  0.7 (9th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1946 NL  15 (4th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1946 NL  26.8 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1945 NL  34 (3rd)
1946 NL  36 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1945 NL  126 (2nd)
1946 NL  132 (3rd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1945 NL  252 (2nd)
1946 NL  279 (3rd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1945 NL  386 (2nd)
1946 NL  380 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1945 NL  31 (4th)
1946 NL  36 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1945 NL  71 (2nd)
1946 NL  68 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1945 NL  5.06 (3rd)
1946 NL  4.99 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1945 NL  .954 (4th)
1946 NL  .948 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2962), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (304th), 2.5 career WAR/2.8 7yr-peak WAR/2.6 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
194328Chicago White Sox$3,600Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,600
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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