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Babe Dahlgren

Ellsworth Tenney Dahlgren

Positions: First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 15, 1912 in San Francisco, CA
High School: Mission HS (San Francisco, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1935 (Age 22.305)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Pirates/RedSox/Phillies/Cubs/... 1935-1946

Final Game: September 3, 1946 (Age 34.080)
Died: September 4, 1996 in Arcadia, CA
Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA
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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
1935 23 BOS AL 149 596 525 77 138 27 7 9 63 6 5 56 67 .263 .337 .392 .730 84 206 3 12 *3
1936 24 BOS AL 16 65 57 6 16 3 1 1 7 2 1 7 1 .281 .359 .421 .780 88 24 0 1 3
1937 25 NYY AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1938 26 NYY AL 27 44 43 8 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .186 .205 .209 .414 4 9 0 0 /53
1939 27 NYY AL 144 603 531 71 125 18 6 15 89 2 3 57 54 .235 .312 .377 .689 76 200 15 2 13 *3
1940 28 NYY AL 155 622 568 51 150 24 4 12 73 1 1 46 54 .264 .325 .384 .709 86 218 20 5 3 *3
1941 29 TOT NL 143 586 525 70 140 28 2 23 89 2 59 52 .267 .343 .459 .802 129 241 15 2 0 *3/5 MVP-28
1941 29 BSN NL 44 183 166 20 39 8 1 7 30 0 16 13 .235 .306 .422 .728 109 70 7 1 0 3/5
1941 29 CHC NL 99 403 359 50 101 20 1 16 59 2 43 39 .281 .360 .476 .836 138 171 8 1 0 3
1942 30 TOT MLB 36 85 77 6 13 1 0 0 6 0 0 8 7 .169 .247 .182 .429 28 14 4 0 0 3
1942 30 TOT NL 34 83 75 6 13 1 0 0 6 0 8 7 .173 .253 .187 .440 31 14 4 0 0 3
1942 30 CHC NL 17 60 56 4 12 1 0 0 6 0 4 2 .214 .267 .232 .499 49 13 3 0 0 3
1942 30 SLB AL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1942 30 BRO NL 17 23 19 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 .053 .217 .053 .270 -20 1 1 0 0 3
1943 ★ 31 PHI NL 136 565 508 55 146 19 2 5 56 2 50 39 .287 .354 .362 .716 111 184 22 2 5 356/2 AS,MVP-29
1944 32 PIT NL 158 659 599 67 173 28 7 12 101 2 47 56 .289 .347 .419 .766 111 251 20 6 7 *3 MVP-12
1945 33 PIT NL 144 593 531 57 133 24 8 5 75 1 51 51 .250 .318 .354 .673 84 188 23 2 7 *3
1946 34 SLB AL 28 89 80 2 14 1 0 0 9 0 1 8 13 .175 .250 .188 .438 21 15 2 0 1 3
12 Yrs 1137 4508 4045 470 1056 174 37 82 569 18 11 390 401 .261 .329 .383 .713 93 1550 121 22 49
162 Game Avg. 162 642 576 67 150 25 5 12 81 3 56 57 .261 .329 .383 .713 93 221 3 7
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
NYY (4 yrs) 327 1270 1143 130 283 43 10 27 163 3 4 104 115 .248 .314 .374 .688 78 427 35 7 16
CHC (2 yrs) 116 463 415 54 113 21 1 16 65 2 47 41 .272 .348 .443 .791 127 184 11 1 0
PIT (2 yrs) 302 1252 1130 124 306 52 15 17 176 3 98 107 .271 .333 .388 .722 98 439 43 8 14
SLB (2 yrs) 30 91 82 2 14 1 0 0 9 0 1 8 13 .171 .244 .183 .427 18 15 2 0 1
BOS (2 yrs) 165 661 582 83 154 30 8 10 70 8 6 63 68 .265 .340 .395 .735 84 230 3 13
BRO (1 yr) 17 23 19 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 .053 .217 .053 .270 -20 1 1 0 0
PHI (1 yr) 136 565 508 55 146 19 2 5 56 2 50 39 .287 .354 .362 .716 111 184 22 2 5
BSN (1 yr) 44 183 166 20 39 8 1 7 30 0 16 13 .235 .306 .422 .728 109 70 7 1 0
NL (5 yrs) 615 2486 2238 255 605 100 19 45 327 7 215 205 .270 .338 .392 .730 106 878 84 12 19
AL (8 yrs) 522 2022 1807 215 451 74 18 37 242 11 11 175 196 .250 .319 .372 .691 77 672 37 10 30

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
1935 23 BOS AL 149 596 -15 -0 0 -6 -7 -28 -2.8 22 -6 -0.6 .482 .483 0.0 -1.3 0 $3,000 *3
1936 24 BOS AL 16 65 -1 -0 0 -1 -1 -3 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .484 .498 0.1 -0.2 0 $3,000 3
1937 25 NYY AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .471 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $5,000
1938 26 NYY AL 27 44 -7 0 0 -2 -0 -9 -0.8 2 -7 -0.7 .470 .495 -0.5 -0.2 -5 $6,000 /53
1939 27 NYY AL 144 603 -21 -0 0 2 -7 -26 -2.4 22 -4 -0.4 .483 .485 -0.6 -0.4 -6 $6,000 *3
1940 28 NYY AL 155 622 -11 0 0 1 -7 -16 -1.6 21 5 0.4 .490 .490 0.3 -0.5 4 $10,000 *3
1941 29 BSN NL 44 183 2 0 0 0 -2 0 0.0 6 7 0.7 .501 .500 0.7 -0.2 7 3/5 MVP-28
1941 29 CHC NL 99 403 17 -0 0 -3 -5 10 1.0 14 24 2.4 .511 .506 2.8 -0.9 26 $10,000 3 MVP-28
1942 30 CHC NL 17 60 -3 0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .474 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 3
1942 30 SLB AL 2 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .473 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1942 30 BRO NL 17 23 -3 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.3 .480 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 3
1943 ★ 31 PHI NL 136 565 8 0 0 -7 -2 -0 -0.1 18 18 1.8 .500 .500 2.6 -1.0 24 356/2 AS,MVP-29
1944 32 PIT NL 158 659 8 0 0 2 -7 3 0.3 21 24 2.4 .502 .502 2.2 -0.6 22 *3 MVP-12
1945 33 PIT NL 144 593 -12 0 0 -1 -7 -20 -2.0 19 -1 -0.2 .486 .487 -0.1 -0.7 0 *3
1946 34 SLB AL 28 89 -8 -0 0 -1 -1 -10 -1.2 3 -8 -0.9 .457 .493 -0.8 -0.2 -7 $10,000 3
12 Seasons 1137 4508 -45 -0 0 -16 -46 -107 -10.8 152 45 4.2 .491 .493 6.0 -6.3 61 $53,000
NYY (4 yrs) 327 1270 -38 -0 0 1 -14 -51 -4.8 44 -7 -0.6 .485 .488 -0.8 -1.1 -8 $27,000
CHC (2 yrs) 116 463 14 0 0 -3 -5 6 0.5 16 22 2.2 .505 .505 2.5 -0.9 25 $10,000
PIT (2 yrs) 302 1252 -4 0 0 1 -14 -17 -1.8 40 23 2.1 .494 .495 2.1 -1.3 22
SLB (2 yrs) 30 91 -9 -0 0 -1 -1 -11 -1.3 3 -8 -1.0 .458 .493 -0.9 -0.2 -7 $10,000
BOS (2 yrs) 165 661 -16 -0 0 -7 -8 -31 -3.1 25 -6 -0.7 .482 .485 0.1 -1.4 1 $6,000
BRO (1 yr) 17 23 -3 0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.3 .480 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2
PHI (1 yr) 136 565 8 0 0 -7 -2 -0 -0.1 18 18 1.8 .500 .500 2.6 -1.0 24
BSN (1 yr) 44 183 2 0 0 0 -2 0 0.0 6 7 0.7 .501 .500 0.7 -0.2 7

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
1939 ❍ 27 NYY AL WS CIN W 4 14 14 2 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 .214 .214 .571 .786 8 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 14 14 2 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 .214 .214 .571 .786 8 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1935 BOS AL 23 1B 149 148 137 1520 1433 69 18 109 .988 10.08 .992 10.16
1936 BOS AL 24 1B 16 16 16 147 136 8 3 10 .980 9.00 .991 9.93
1938 NYY AL 26 3B 8 6 6 23 11 8 4 0 .826 2.38 .941 3.14
1938 NYY AL 26 1B 6 0 0 28 26 2 0 2 1.000 4.67 .990 9.77
1939 NYY AL 27 1B 144 144 143 1384 1303 68 13 140 .991 9.52 .990 9.64
1940 NYY AL 28 1B 155 155 153 1578 1488 75 15 143 .990 10.08 .989 9.80
1941 TOT NL 29 1B 137 137 137 1414 1336 66 12 129 .992 10.23 .989 10.16 MVP-28
1941 BSN NL 29 1B 39 39 39 410 379 28 3 45 .993 10.44 .989 10.16
1941 BSN NL 29 3B 5 5 5 18 5 12 1 0 .944 3.40 .949 3.32 MVP-28
1941 CHC NL 29 1B 98 98 98 1004 957 38 9 84 .991 10.15 .989 10.16
1942 TOT NL 30 1B 24 14 14 199 183 14 2 13 .990 8.21 .989 10.18
1942 CHC NL 30 1B 14 13 13 148 136 10 2 7 .986 10.43 .989 10.18
1942 BRO NL 30 1B 10 1 1 51 47 4 0 6 1.000 5.10 .989 10.18
1943 PHI NL 31 1B 73 73 72 769 714 46 9 66 .988 10.41 .992 10.48 AS,MVP-29
1943 PHI NL 31 3B 35 35 23 94 33 52 9 4 .904 2.43 .948 3.17 AS,MVP-29
1943 PHI NL 31 SS 25 25 24 112 53 53 6 11 .946 4.24 .954 5.30 AS,MVP-29
1943 PHI NL 31 C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.70 0 0 0 AS,MVP-29
1944 PIT NL 32 1B 158 158 150 1588 1440 128 20 105 .987 9.92 .990 10.04 MVP-12
1945 PIT NL 33 1B 144 142 133 1472 1373 93 6 115 .996 10.18 .990 10.17
1946 SLB AL 34 1B 24 23 16 209 187 18 4 16 .981 8.54 .989 9.58
11 Seasons 1B 1030 1010 971 10308 9619 587 102 848 .990 9.91 .990 10.02
3 Seasons 3B 48 46 34 135 49 72 14 4 .896 2.52 .947 3.18
1 Season SS 25 25 24 112 53 53 6 11 .946 4.24 .954 5.30
1 Season C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.70 0 0 0
12 Seasons TOT 1104 1081 1029 10555 9721 712 122 863 .988 9.45 .989 9.61 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1941 NL (28, 2%)
1943 NL (29, 1%)
1944 NL (12, 10%)
0.13 Career Shares (867th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1941 NL  .459 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1940 AL  155 (1st)
1944 NL  158 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1944 NL  599 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1944 NL  173 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1945 NL  8 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1941 NL  23 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1941 NL  89 (8th)
1944 NL  101 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1935 AL  67 (6th)
1944 NL  56 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1944 NL  126 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1941 NL  53 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1940 AL  5 (2nd)
1944 NL  6 (3rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1939 AL  15 (9th)
1940 AL  20 (2nd)
1941 NL  15 (8th)
1943 NL  22 (2nd)
1944 NL  20 (2nd)
1945 NL  23 (1st)

AB per HR s c a p y
1941 NL  22.8 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1939 AL  437 (9th)
1944 NL  453 (5th)

Putoutss c a p y
1935 AL  1,433 (3rd)
1939 AL  1,303 (2nd)
1940 AL  1,488 (1st)
1941 NL  1,341 (5th)
1944 NL  1,440 (3rd)
1945 NL  1,373 (2nd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1935 AL  149 (4th)
1939 AL  144 (2nd)
1940 AL  155 (1st)
1944 NL  158 (1st)
1945 NL  144 (2nd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1935 AL  1,433 (3rd)
1939 AL  1,303 (2nd)
1940 AL  1,488 (1st)
1941 NL  1,336 (5th)
1944 NL  1,440 (3rd)
1945 NL  1,373 (2nd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1944 NL  128 (2nd)
1945 NL  93 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1935 AL  18 (1st)
1939 AL  13 (1st)
1940 AL  15 (3rd)
1941 NL  12 (5th)
1943 NL  9 (3rd)
1944 NL  20 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1935 AL  109 (5th)
1939 AL  140 (1st)
1940 AL  143 (2nd)
1941 NL  129 (2nd)
1944 NL  105 (5th)
1945 NL  115 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1935 AL  10.08 (4th)
1939 AL  9.52 (5th)
1940 AL  10.08 (2nd)
1941 NL  10.23 (2nd)
1944 NL  9.92 (5th)
1945 NL  10.18 (4th)
Career  9.91 (71st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1940 AL  .990 (3rd)
1941 NL  .992 (3rd)
1945 NL  .996 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (617), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 22 (975), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 7 (1392), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1966), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (252nd), 4.2 career WAR/7.3 7yr-peak WAR/5.8 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1935 23 Boston Red Sox $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 24 Boston Red Sox $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 25 New York Yankees $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 26 New York Yankees $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 27 New York Yankees $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 28 New York Yankees $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 29 Chicago Cubs $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 34 St. Louis Browns $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$53,000
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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Name and misspellings: Ellsworth Babe Tenney Dahlgren

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