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Jack Dittmer

John Douglas Dittmer

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 10, 1928 in Elkader, IA
High School: Elkader HS (Elkader, IA)
School: University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1950. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 17, 1952 (Age 24.159)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1952 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Tigers 1952-1957

Final Game: June 23, 1957 (Age 29.164)
Died: May 31, 2014 in Strawberry Point, IA
Buried: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elkader, IA
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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 24 BSN NL 93 355 326 26 63 7 2 7 41 1 0 26 26 .193 .255 .291 .546 53 95 9 1 2 4
1953 25 MLN NL 138 525 504 54 134 22 1 9 63 1 0 18 35 .266 .293 .367 .660 75 185 11 1 2 *4
1954 26 MLN NL 66 219 192 22 47 8 0 6 20 0 1 19 17 .245 .319 .380 .700 87 73 4 3 3 2 4
1955 27 MLN NL 38 76 72 4 9 1 1 1 4 0 0 4 15 .125 .171 .208 .379 2 15 1 0 1 0 1 4
1956 28 MLN NL 44 112 102 8 25 4 0 1 6 0 0 8 8 .245 .300 .314 .614 70 32 0 0 2 0 0 4
1957 29 DET AL 16 24 22 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 .227 .292 .273 .564 54 6 0 0 0 0 1 /54
6 Yrs 395 1311 1218 117 283 43 4 24 136 2 1 77 102 .232 .280 .333 .614 66 406 25 5 10 2 2
162 Game Avg. 162 538 500 48 116 18 2 10 56 1 0 32 42 .232 .280 .333 .614 66 167 10 2 4
MLN (5 yrs) 379 1287 1196 114 278 42 4 24 134 2 1 75 101 .232 .280 .334 .615 66 400 25 5 10 2 1
DET (1 yr) 16 24 22 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 .227 .292 .273 .564 54 6 0 0 0 0 1
NL (5 yrs) 379 1287 1196 114 278 42 4 24 134 2 1 75 101 .232 .280 .334 .615 66 400 25 5 10 2 1
AL (1 yr) 16 24 22 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 .227 .292 .273 .564 54 6 0 0 0 0 1

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 24 BSN NL 93 355 -19 -0 -0 -4 4 -20 -2.2 13 -6 -0.8 .477 .487 -0.4 -0.0 -2 4
1953 25 MLN NL 138 525 -20 1 1 -10 6 -21 -2.2 20 -1 -0.3 .485 .487 0.8 -0.4 8 *4
1954 26 MLN NL 66 219 -2 0 0 1 2 1 0.1 8 9 0.9 .502 .501 0.8 0.3 9 4
1955 27 MLN NL 38 76 -10 0 1 -3 1 -12 -1.2 3 -9 -0.9 .468 .493 -0.6 -0.3 -6 4
1956 28 MLN NL 44 112 -3 -0 1 1 1 0 -0.1 4 4 0.4 .500 .500 0.3 0.1 3 4
1957 29 DET AL 16 24 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /54
6 Seasons 395 1311 -55 0 3 -15 14 -52 -5.8 49 -3 -0.8 .486 .492 1.0 -0.3 12
MLN (5 yrs) 379 1287 -54 0 3 -15 14 -51 -5.7 48 -3 -0.8 .486 .491 1.0 -0.3 12
DET (1 yr) 16 24 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

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 24 BSN NL 355 274 24 2.3 95 .191 .193 .258 .255 .330 .291 .384 .546 .714 53 .260 -21.6 -2.3 .452 .181 .098 1.8
1953 25 MLN NL 525 383 54 3.7 105 .272 .266 .267 .293 .337 .367 .416 .660 .753 75 .384 -18.6 -1.8 .538 .139 .101 1.8
1954 26 MLN NL 219 155 22 3.8 104 .240 .245 .267 .319 .337 .380 .412 .700 .750 87 .396 -3.3 -0.3 .627 .229 .135 .0
1955 27 MLN NL 76 65 3 1.2 102 .143 .125 .261 .171 .331 .208 .413 .379 .744 2 .080 -10.4 -1.0 .297 .139 .083 .0
1956 28 MLN NL 112 79 10 3.4 98 .258 .245 .257 .300 .323 .314 .406 .614 .729 70 .375 -4.1 -0.4 .519 .147 .069 .0
1957 29 DET AL 24 17 2 3.2 102 .238 .227 .267 .292 .339 .273 .402 .564 .742 54 .357 -1.4 -0.1 .471 .136 .045
6 Yrs 1311 973 115 3.2 101 .237 .232 .263 .280 .334 .333 .406 .614 .739 66 .334 -59.4 -6.0 .509 .165 .101 3.7
162 Game Avg. 538 399 47 3.2 101 .237 .232 .263 .280 .334 .333 .406 .614 .739 66 .334 -59.4 -6.0 .509 .165 .101 2
MLN (5 yrs) 1287 956 113 3.2 101 .237 .232 .263 .280 .334 .334 .406 .615 .739 66 .334 -57.9 -5.8 .510 .166 .102 3.7
DET (1 yr) 24 17 2 3.2 102 .238 .227 .267 .292 .339 .273 .402 .564 .742 54 .357 -1.4 -0.1 .471 .136 .045
NL (5 yrs) 1287 956 113 3.2 101 .237 .232 .263 .280 .334 .334 .406 .615 .739 66 .334 -57.9 -5.8 .510 .166 .102 3.7
AL (1 yr) 24 17 2 3.2 102 .238 .227 .267 .292 .339 .273 .402 .564 .742 54 .357 -1.4 -0.1 .471 .136 .045

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 24 BSN NL 355 2.0% 7.3% 7.3% 4.5% 25% 1.00 12.5 46.6 8.0 1.08 83%
1953 25 MLN NL 525 1.7% 6.7% 3.4% 6.1% 24% 1.94 14.4 56.0 8.0 1.05 88%
1954 26 MLN NL 219 2.7% 7.8% 8.7% 6.4% 30% 0.89 11.3 32.0 9.6 0.70 78%
1955 27 MLN NL 76 1.3% 19.7% 5.3% 4.0% 33% 3.75 4.8 72.0 18.0 1.44 74%
1956 28 MLN NL 112 0.9% 7.1% 7.1% 4.5% 20% 1.00 12.8 102.0 17.0 0.94 83%
1957 29 DET AL 24 0.0% 4.2% 8.3% 4.2% 20% 0.50 22.0 11.0 0.88 88%
6 Yrs 1311 1.8% 7.8% 5.9% 5.4% 25% 1.32 11.9 50.8 9.0 0.99 83%
MLB Averages 2.2% 11.4% 9.2% 6.5% 28% 1.23 7.8 40.7 8.2 0.98 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 24 BSN NL -21.6 -2.3 345 -2.2 5.2 -7.4 1.18 -1.6 -0.3 -15.0 -1.6 1.03 -17.0 2.04 4
1953 25 MLN NL -18.6 -1.8 435 -1.4 6.1 -7.5 .94 -1.6 0.1 -12.0 -1.2 0.94 -18.8 0
1954 26 MLN NL -3.3 -0.3 208 0.4 4.1 -3.7 1.02 0.2 0.2 -1.5 -0.2 0.91 2.5 1.31 11
1955 27 MLN NL -10.4 -1.0 64 -0.7 0.5 -1.2 .89 -0.4 -0.4 -6.5 -0.7 0.99 -4.8 0.99 11
1956 28 MLN NL -4.1 -0.4 95 -0.5 1.3 -1.8 1.12 -0.3 -0.1 -2.9 -0.3 0.94 -2.7 0.56 4
1957 29 DET AL -1.4 -0.1 24 0.0 0.6 -0.6 1.69 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.0 0.95 -0.7 2.35 12
6 Yrs -59.4 -6.0 1171 -4.4 17.9 -22.3 1.05 -3.8 -0.4 -38.1 -3.9 0.97 -41.5 1.52 42

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 24 BSN NL 7 0 23% 123 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 35% 12 11 1 4 2 1 10 3 7
1953 25 MLN NL 5 0 31% 176 1 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 47% 25 17 8 7 4 3 15 3 11
1954 26 MLN NL 4 0 25% 86 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55% 13 9 4 0 0 0 7 0 7
1955 27 MLN NL 1 0 23% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 33% 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
1956 28 MLN NL 2 0 21% 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 50% 4 2 1 2 0 1 2 0 2
1957 29 DET AL 1 0 43% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
6 Yrs 20 0 27% 461 2 1 67% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 1 2 3 3 45% 56 40 15 13 6 5 37 6 28

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 24 BSN NL 340 67% 63 4 0 0 0 2.04 7 0 14 5 1 5 2 0 2 72 9 13% 36 9 25% 242 30 12% 20 11 55% 13 10 77% 15
1953 25 MLN NL 433 86% 134 0 0 0 0 9 0 9 4 2 0 9 0 2 92 11 12% 28 10 36% 272 41 15% 19 14 74% 13 10 77% 92
1954 26 MLN NL 206 84% 47 11 2 0 1 1.31 6 0 4 6 0 3 3 0 4 3 75% 38 4 11% 25 9 36% 119 16 13% 11 6 55% 8 4 50% 13
1955 27 MLN NL 64 95% 9 11 1 0 0 0.99 1 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 100% 17 1 6% 7 3 43% 49 4 8% 3 0 0% 3 2 67% 12
1956 28 MLN NL 95 95% 25 4 2 0 0 0.56 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 67% 19 0 0% 11 3 27% 47 4 9% 1 1 100% 5 3 60% 17
1957 29 DET AL 24 96% 5 12 4 0 2 2.35 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 1 0 0% 13 2 15% 2 0 0% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 1162 81% 283 42 9 0 3 1.52 24 0 35 17 3 9 15 0 8 10 125% 240 25 10% 108 34 31% 742 97 13% 56 32 57% 42 29 69% 149
MLB Averages 49% 122% 11% 32% 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 24 93 355 326 26 63 7 2 7 41 1 0 26 26 .193 .255 .291 .546 53 95 9 1 2
1953 25 231 880 830 80 197 29 3 16 104 2 0 44 61 .237 .277 .337 .615 67 280 20 2 4
1954 26 297 1099 1022 102 244 37 3 22 124 2 1 63 78 .239 .286 .345 .631 71 353 24 5 7 2
1955 27 335 1175 1094 106 253 38 4 23 128 2 1 67 93 .231 .278 .336 .615 66 368 25 5 8 2 1
1956 28 379 1287 1196 114 278 42 4 24 134 2 1 75 101 .232 .280 .334 .615 66 400 25 5 10 2 1
1957 29 395 1311 1218 117 283 43 4 24 136 2 1 77 102 .232 .280 .333 .614 66 406 25 5 10 2 2

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 24 97 375 344 29 69 8 2 8 46 1 28 27 .201 .263 .305 .568 27 93
1953 25 143 544 522 55 138 23 1 9 64 1 19 36 .264 .292 .364 .655 55 138
1954 26 69 233 204 24 51 9 0 7 22 0 21 18 .250 .326 .397 .723 25 66
1955 27 40 81 76 5 10 1 1 1 5 0 4 16 .132 .175 .211 .386 3 38
1956 28 46 119 108 10 28 4 0 1 7 0 9 8 .259 .316 .324 .640 11 44
1957 29 17 26 24 4 6 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 .250 .308 .292 .599 2 16
6 Yrs 412 1378 1278 127 302 46 4 26 146 2 83 106 .236 .285 .340 .625 123 395
162 Game Avg. 162 542 503 50 119 18 2 10 57 1 33 42 .236 .285 .340 .625 48 395



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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2989), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (1025th), -0.8 career WAR/-0.8 7yr-peak WAR/-0.8 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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