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Bruce Edwards

Charles Bruce Edwards (Bull)

Positions: Catcher, Leftfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 15, 1923 in Quincy, IL
High School: Sacramento HS (Sacramento, CA)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 23, 1946 (Age 22.343, 7,886th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Cubs/Senators/Redlegs 1946-1956

Final Game: September 13, 1956 (Age 33.060)
Died: April 25, 1975 in Sacramento, CA
Buried: Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, 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
1946 22 BRO NL 92 337 292 24 78 13 5 1 25 1 34 20 .267 .348 .356 .704 99 104 9 2 10 2 MVP-14
1947 ★ 23 BRO NL 130 528 471 53 139 15 8 9 80 2 49 55 .295 .364 .418 .782 105 197 10 2 6 *2 AS,MVP-4
1948 24 BRO NL 96 319 286 36 79 17 2 8 54 4 26 28 .276 .341 .434 .774 105 124 10 2 4 2O75/3
1949 25 BRO NL 64 174 148 24 31 3 0 8 25 0 25 15 .209 .324 .392 .716 88 58 6 0 0 2/7O5
1950 26 BRO NL 50 156 142 16 26 4 1 8 16 1 13 22 .183 .256 .394 .651 66 56 6 1 0 2/3
1951 ★ 27 TOT NL 68 195 177 25 42 11 2 4 25 1 2 17 17 .237 .308 .390 .698 85 69 5 1 0 2/3 AS
1951 27 BRO NL 17 37 36 6 9 2 0 1 8 0 0 1 3 .250 .270 .389 .659 74 14 1 0 0 /2
1951 27 CHC NL 51 158 141 19 33 9 2 3 17 1 2 16 14 .234 .316 .390 .707 87 55 4 1 0 2/3
1952 28 CHC NL 50 103 94 7 23 2 2 1 12 0 0 8 12 .245 .304 .340 .644 78 32 4 0 1 2/4
1954 30 CHC NL 4 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .000 .400 .000 .400 15 0 0 0 0 0
1955 31 WSH AL 30 73 57 5 10 2 0 0 3 0 1 16 6 .175 .356 .211 .567 59 12 3 0 0 0 0 2/5
1956 32 CIN NL 7 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 /245
10 Yrs 591 1895 1675 191 429 67 20 39 241 9 3 190 179 .256 .335 .390 .725 93 653 53 8 21 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 519 459 52 118 18 5 11 66 2 52 49 .256 .335 .390 .725 93 179 15 2 6
BRO (6 yrs) 449 1551 1375 159 362 54 16 35 208 8 0 148 143 .263 .338 .402 .740 97 553 42 7 20
CHC (3 yrs) 105 266 238 27 56 11 4 4 30 1 2 26 28 .235 .313 .366 .679 83 87 8 1 1 0
WSH (1 yr) 30 73 57 5 10 2 0 0 3 0 1 16 6 .175 .356 .211 .567 59 12 3 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 7 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
NL (9 yrs) 561 1822 1618 186 419 65 20 39 238 9 2 174 173 .259 .334 .396 .730 95 641 50 8 21 0 0
AL (1 yr) 30 73 57 5 10 2 0 0 3 0 1 16 6 .175 .356 .211 .567 59 12 3 0 0 0 0

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
1946 22 BRO NL 92 337 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.3 13 16 1.6 .504 .502 1.6 0.3 16 2 MVP-14
1947 ★ 23 BRO NL 130 528 3 0 0 1 4 8 0.9 21 29 2.9 .507 .505 2.8 0.6 28 *2 AS,MVP-4
1948 24 BRO NL 96 319 2 -0 -1 -3 1 -2 -0.2 13 11 1.1 .498 .499 1.4 -0.2 14 2O75/3
1949 25 BRO NL 64 174 -2 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 7 6 0.6 .498 .499 0.6 0.1 6 2/7O5
1950 26 BRO NL 50 156 -8 -1 -1 0 1 -8 -0.9 6 -2 -0.3 .484 .495 -0.2 0.1 -2 2/3
1951 ★ 27 BRO NL 17 37 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .497 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2 AS
1951 ★ 27 CHC NL 51 158 -2 -1 -1 -2 1 -5 -0.6 6 1 0.0 .489 .497 0.3 -0.2 3 2/3 AS
1952 28 CHC NL 50 103 -3 0 -1 0 1 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .494 .498 0.1 0.1 1 2/4
1954 30 CHC NL 4 5 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
1955 31 WSH AL 30 73 -2 -1 -1 0 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .490 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1 2/5
1956 32 CIN NL 7 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /245
10 Seasons 591 1895 -15 -2 -4 -4 13 -11 -1.2 73 61 6.1 .498 .500 6.6 1.0 65
BRO (6 yrs) 449 1551 -6 -0 -2 -2 11 0 -0.0 60 60 6.1 .500 .501 6.3 0.9 62
CHC (3 yrs) 105 266 -6 -1 -1 -2 1 -8 -0.9 10 2 0.1 .492 .498 0.4 -0.1 4
WSH (1 yr) 30 73 -2 -1 -1 0 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .490 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1
CIN (1 yr) 7 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0

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
1947 23 BRO NL WS NYY L 7 29 27 3 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 7 .222 .276 .259 .535 7 1 0 0 0
1949 25 BRO NL WS NYY L 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 9 31 29 3 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 8 .241 .290 .276 .566 8 1 0 0 0
2 WS 9 31 29 3 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 8 .241 .290 .276 .566 8 1 0 0 0

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1946 BRO NL 22 C 91 87 79 493 431 53 9 9 .982 5.32 .980 5.01 7 11 21 25 54% 43% 2 MVP-14
1947 BRO NL 23 C 128 127 114 661 592 58 11 11 .983 5.08 .981 4.96 11 34 35 27 44% 44% 1 AS,MVP-4
1948 BRO NL 24 C 48 46 40 248 223 21 4 1 .984 5.08 .980 5.15 6 11 18 11 38% 40% 1
1948 BRO NL 24 OF 21 15 6 37 31 2 4 1 .892 1.57 .978 2.39
1948 BRO NL 24 LF 20 15 6 37 31 2 4 1 .892 1.65 .970 2.30
1948 BRO NL 24 3B 14 14 3 32 8 20 4 0 .875 2.00 .941 3.10
1948 BRO NL 24 1B 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .990 9.60
1949 BRO NL 25 C 41 34 29 199 184 13 2 0 .990 4.80 .982 4.98 4 5 8 6 43% 43% 0
1949 BRO NL 25 LF 4 4 3 6 5 0 1 0 .833 1.25 .973 2.38
1949 BRO NL 25 OF 4 4 3 7 6 0 1 0 .857 1.50 .977 2.48
1949 BRO NL 25 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1950 BRO NL 26 C 38 33 31 302.1 199 176 19 4 3 .980 5.80 5.13 .982 5.38 5.33 2 6 11 9 45% 38% 1
1950 BRO NL 26 1B 2 2 2 17.0 18 18 0 0 3 1.000 9.53 9.00 .990 9.69 9.60
1951 TOT NL 27 C 37 35 28 298.1 172 150 17 5 4 .971 5.04 4.51 .981 5.18 5.16 4 5 28 16 36% 41% 1 AS
1951 BRO NL 27 C 9 7 5 62.0 40 37 3 0 0 1.000 5.81 4.44 .981 5.18 5.16 0 0 0 2 100% 42% 1
1951 CHC NL 27 C 28 28 23 236.1 132 113 14 5 4 .962 4.84 4.54 .981 5.18 5.16 4 5 28 14 33% 41% 0
1951 CHC NL 27 1B 9 8 7 78.2 81 69 8 4 5 .951 8.81 8.56 .989 9.76 9.72 AS
1952 CHC NL 28 C 22 19 14 168.0 91 82 8 1 2 .989 4.82 4.09 .984 5.52 5.47 1 8 11 3 21% 44% 0
1952 CHC NL 28 2B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.40
1955 WSH AL 31 C 22 17 8 145.1 101 88 11 2 2 .980 -1 -8 6.13 4.50 .988 5.58 5.54 3 6 10 6 38% 47% 1
1955 WSH AL 31 3B 5 4 3 33.1 14 5 8 1 3 .929 1 36 3.51 2.60 .950 3.16 3.14
1956 CIN NL 32 C 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0.00 0.00 .980 5.85 5.75 0 0 0 0 0
1956 CIN NL 32 2B 1 0 0 0.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 540 13.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.30
1956 CIN NL 32 3B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
9 Seasons C 429 398 343 916.0 2165 1926 200 39 32 .982 -1 -1 5.41 4.96 .981 5.37 5.10 38 86 142 103 42% 43% 7
2 Seasons OF 25 19 9 44 37 2 5 1 .886 1.56 .978 2.40
2 Seasons LF 24 19 9 43 36 2 5 1 .884 1.58 .970 2.31
4 Seasons 3B 21 18 6 33.2 46 13 28 5 3 .891 1 36 3.48 1.95 .944 3.15 3.11
3 Seasons 1B 12 10 9 95.2 101 89 8 4 8 .960 8.94 8.08 .989 9.75 9.69
2 Seasons 2B 2 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 0.50 .980 5.40 5.35
10 Seasons TOT 489 445 367 1046.1 2357 2065 239 53 44 .978 0 0 5.68 4.71 .981 5.70 4.99 38 86 142 103 42% 43% 7
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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))
1946 NL (14, 6%)
1947 NL (4, 42%)
0.48 Career Shares (473rd)

Triples s c a p y
1947 NL  8 (6th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1946 NL  91 (4th)
1947 NL  128 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1946 NL  431 (3rd)
1947 NL  592 (1st)

Assists as C s c a p y
1946 NL  53 (4th)
1947 NL  58 (2nd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1946 NL  9 (4th)
1947 NL  11 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1946 NL  9 (4th)
1947 NL  11 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1946 NL  7 (2nd)
1947 NL  11 (3rd)
1948 NL  6 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1947 NL  35 (2nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1946 NL  25 (4th)
1947 NL  27 (2nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1946 NL  54.3 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  1 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1946 NL  5.32 (1st)
1947 NL  5.08 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1946 NL  .982 (3rd)
1947 NL  .983 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 11 (1144), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2119), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (256th), 6.1 career WAR/6.5 7yr-peak WAR/6.3 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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