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Hank Edwards

Henry Albert Edwards

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: January 29, 1919 in Elmwood Place, OH
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1941 (Age 22.224)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1943 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Reds/Cubs/Browns/Dodgers/... 1941-1953

Final Game: September 26, 1953 (Age 34.240)
Died: June 22, 1988 in Anaheim, CA
Buried: Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #1634. Buddy Kerr… #1635. Jon Jay… #1636. Don Wert… #1637. HANK EDWARDS… #1638. Miguel Olivo… #1639. Max Alvis… #1640. Al Zarilla… 

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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
1941 22 CLE AL 16 72 68 10 15 1 1 1 6 0 0 2 4 .221 .243 .309 .552 48 21 0 0 2 O9/7
1942 23 CLE AL 13 53 48 6 12 2 1 0 7 2 1 5 8 .250 .321 .333 .654 89 16 0 0 0 8O
1943 24 CLE AL 92 329 297 38 82 18 6 3 28 4 8 30 34 .276 .343 .407 .750 126 121 5 0 2 8O
1946 27 CLE AL 124 502 458 62 138 33 16 10 54 1 3 43 48 .301 .361 .509 .870 149 233 3 0 1 *O9/8
1947 28 CLE AL 108 428 393 54 102 12 3 15 59 1 3 31 55 .260 .315 .420 .735 106 165 4 1 2 O97
1948 29 CLE AL 55 179 160 27 43 9 2 3 18 1 1 18 18 .269 .346 .406 .753 102 65 2 1 0 O9
1949 30 TOT MLB 63 212 191 28 55 8 4 8 22 0 0 20 24 .288 .355 .497 .853 130 95 5 0 1 97
1949 30 CLE AL 5 16 15 3 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 .267 .313 .467 .779 107 7 1 0 0 /O9
1949 30 CHC NL 58 196 176 25 51 8 4 7 21 0 19 22 .290 .359 .500 .859 132 88 4 0 1 O97
1950 31 CHC NL 41 120 110 13 40 11 1 2 21 0 10 13 .364 .417 .536 .953 150 59 2 0 0 O9
1951 32 TOT NL 76 175 158 15 47 12 1 3 23 0 2 17 26 .297 .366 .443 .809 115 70 5 0 0 7/9
1951 32 BRO NL 35 35 31 1 7 3 0 0 3 0 0 4 9 .226 .314 .323 .637 70 10 2 0 0
1951 32 CIN NL 41 140 127 14 40 9 1 3 20 0 2 13 17 .315 .379 .472 .851 127 60 3 0 0 O7/9
1952 33 TOT MLB 82 221 202 26 58 7 6 6 29 0 3 19 24 .287 .348 .470 .819 126 95 3 0 0 79
1952 33 CIN NL 74 203 184 24 52 7 6 6 28 0 3 19 22 .283 .350 .484 .833 130 89 2 0 0 O79
1952 33 CHW AL 8 18 18 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 85 6 1 0 0 /7O
1953 34 SLB AL 65 119 106 6 21 3 0 0 9 0 1 13 10 .198 .286 .226 .512 39 24 1 0 0 O7/98
11 Yrs 735 2410 2191 285 613 116 41 51 276 9 22 208 264 .280 .343 .440 .783 118 964 30 2 8
162 Game Avg. 162 531 483 63 135 26 9 11 61 2 46 58 .280 .343 .440 .783 118 212 7 0 2
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
CLE (7 yrs) 413 1579 1439 200 396 75 29 33 173 9 16 130 169 .275 .336 .436 .773 119 628 15 2 7
CIN (2 yrs) 115 343 311 38 92 16 7 9 48 0 5 32 39 .296 .362 .479 .841 128 149 5 0 0
CHC (2 yrs) 99 316 286 38 91 19 5 9 42 0 29 35 .318 .381 .514 .895 139 147 6 0 1
BRO (1 yr) 35 35 31 1 7 3 0 0 3 0 0 4 9 .226 .314 .323 .637 70 10 2 0 0
SLB (1 yr) 65 119 106 6 21 3 0 0 9 0 1 13 10 .198 .286 .226 .512 39 24 1 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 8 18 18 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 85 6 1 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 486 1716 1563 208 423 78 29 33 183 9 17 143 181 .271 .333 .421 .754 113 658 17 2 7
NL (4 yrs) 249 694 628 77 190 38 12 18 93 0 5 65 83 .303 .368 .487 .855 130 306 13 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
1941 22 CLE AL 16 72 -5 0 0 -2 -1 -8 -0.8 2 -5 -0.6 .451 .495 -0.3 -0.3 -3 O9/7
1942 23 CLE AL 13 53 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .494 .499 0.1 -0.0 1 8O
1943 24 CLE AL 92 329 8 -2 0 -2 -0 4 0.5 9 14 1.4 .505 .503 1.7 -0.3 16 8O
1946 27 CLE AL 124 502 26 -0 0 2 -6 22 2.4 15 38 3.9 .520 .515 3.7 -0.4 36 *O9/8
1947 28 CLE AL 108 428 2 -1 0 5 -5 1 0.1 12 14 1.4 .501 .501 0.8 -0.0 9 O97
1948 29 CLE AL 55 179 0 1 1 4 -2 4 0.4 5 9 0.9 .507 .502 0.5 0.2 5 O9
1949 30 CLE AL 5 16 0 0 -0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .494 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /O9
1949 30 CHC NL 58 196 7 0 0 -3 -2 2 0.2 8 10 1.0 .504 .501 1.3 -0.6 13 O97
1950 31 CHC NL 41 120 8 -0 0 -2 -1 4 0.4 5 9 0.9 .511 .503 1.1 -0.4 11 O9
1951 32 BRO NL 35 35 -1 0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.0 .495 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0
1951 32 CIN NL 41 140 5 -1 -0 0 -2 2 0.2 5 8 0.8 .506 .501 0.8 -0.2 7 O7/9
1952 33 CIN NL 74 203 7 -1 1 -1 -2 3 0.3 8 11 1.1 .505 .502 1.2 -0.4 12 O79
1952 33 CHW AL 8 18 -0 0 -0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /7O
1953 34 SLB AL 65 119 -8 -0 1 -1 -1 -10 -1.0 4 -6 -0.7 .484 .494 -0.6 -0.2 -5 O7/98
11 Seasons 735 2410 47 -3 2 0 -22 23 2.3 78 101 10.2 .503 .503 10.3 -2.5 101
CLE (7 yrs) 413 1579 31 -2 0 7 -14 23 2.5 47 70 7.2 .506 .506 6.4 -0.8 63
CIN (2 yrs) 115 343 11 -2 1 -1 -4 5 0.5 13 18 1.9 .505 .502 2.0 -0.5 19
CHC (2 yrs) 99 316 15 0 0 -5 -4 7 0.6 12 19 1.9 .507 .502 2.4 -0.9 24
BRO (1 yr) 35 35 -1 0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.0 .495 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0
SLB (1 yr) 65 119 -8 -0 1 -1 -1 -10 -1.0 4 -6 -0.7 .484 .494 -0.6 -0.2 -5
CHW (1 yr) 8 18 -0 0 -0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0

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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
1941 CLE AL 22 OF 16 16 16 28 23 3 2 0 .929 1.63 .973 2.41
1941 CLE AL 22 RF 14 14 14 28 23 3 2 0 .929 1.86 .969 2.13
1941 CLE AL 22 LF 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1942 CLE AL 23 CF 12 11 10 31 30 0 1 0 .968 2.50 .981 2.80
1942 CLE AL 23 OF 12 11 10 31 30 0 1 0 .968 2.50 .976 2.38
1943 CLE AL 24 CF 74 72 69 179 172 4 3 0 .983 2.38 .978 2.78
1943 CLE AL 24 OF 74 72 69 180 173 4 3 0 .983 2.39 .977 2.47
1946 CLE AL 27 OF 123 118 109 247 226 13 8 1 .968 1.94 .977 2.36
1946 CLE AL 27 RF 121 116 107 241 221 13 7 1 .971 1.93 .972 2.09
1946 CLE AL 27 CF 2 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.50 .985 2.70
1947 CLE AL 28 OF 100 96 81 204 199 3 2 0 .990 2.02 .979 2.47
1947 CLE AL 28 RF 59 52 47 101 98 2 1 0 .990 1.69 .977 2.11
1947 CLE AL 28 LF 47 44 34 99 98 0 1 0 .990 2.09 .976 2.31
1948 CLE AL 29 OF 41 39 22 78 76 1 1 0 .987 1.88 .975 2.51
1948 CLE AL 29 RF 41 39 22 78 76 1 1 0 .987 1.88 .971 2.14
1949 TOT MLB 30 OF 56 51 40 91 86 4 1 2 .989 1.61 .977 2.48
1949 TOT MLB 30 RF 44 40 32 70 66 4 0 2 1.000 1.59 .977 2.06
1949 CLE AL 30 OF 5 4 3 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.20 .980 2.44
1949 CLE AL 30 RF 5 4 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.40 .979 2.06
1949 CHC NL 30 OF 51 47 37 85 80 4 1 2 .988 1.65 .977 2.48
1949 CHC NL 30 RF 39 36 29 63 59 4 0 2 1.000 1.62 .977 2.06
1949 CHC NL 30 LF 13 11 8 21 20 0 1 0 .952 1.54 .974 2.37
1950 CHC NL 31 OF 29 26 21 218.0 41 38 2 1 0 .976 1.65 1.38 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 CHC NL 31 RF 29 26 21 218.0 42 40 1 1 0 .976 1.69 1.41 .976 1.86 1.84
1951 CIN NL 32 OF 34 33 23 281.0 65 64 0 1 0 .985 2.05 1.88 .981 2.42 2.41
1951 CIN NL 32 LF 25 24 14 201.0 58 57 0 1 0 .983 2.55 2.28 .977 2.32 2.31
1951 CIN NL 32 RF 9 9 9 80.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.01 1.00 .981 2.02 2.03
1952 TOT MLB 33 OF 54 51 30 402.2 91 88 2 1 0 .989 2.01 1.67 .981 2.32 2.30
1952 TOT MLB 33 LF 36 35 22 273.2 66 63 2 1 0 .985 2.14 1.81 .979 2.05 2.02
1952 CIN NL 33 OF 51 48 27 372.2 83 80 2 1 0 .988 1.98 1.61 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 CIN NL 33 LF 33 32 19 243.2 57 54 2 1 0 .982 2.07 1.70 .979 2.02 2.00
1952 CIN NL 33 RF 18 16 8 129.0 27 27 0 0 0 1.000 1.88 1.50 .980 2.07 2.05
1952 CHW AL 33 LF 3 3 3 30.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 2.70 3.00 .979 2.28 2.27
1952 CHW AL 33 OF 3 3 3 30.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.40 2.67 .980 2.40 2.40
1953 SLB AL 34 OF 21 16 12 151.0 38 36 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -8 2.26 1.81 .981 2.43 2.41
1953 SLB AL 34 LF 11 8 6 78.0 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -15 2.31 1.82 .973 2.22 2.21
1953 SLB AL 34 RF 7 5 5 52.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.90 1.57 .984 2.09 2.09
1953 SLB AL 34 CF 4 3 1 21.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.00 1.75 .984 2.96 2.95
11 Seasons OF 560 529 433 1052.2 1094 1039 34 21 3 .981 -1 -1 1.98 1.92 .978 2.37 2.41
9 Seasons RF 342 317 265 479.0 607 571 24 12 3 .980 0 0 1.65 1.74 .974 1.97 2.07
6 Seasons LF 134 124 86 552.2 264 257 3 4 0 .985 -1 -2 2.31 1.94 .977 2.17 2.23
4 Seasons CF 92 88 82 21.0 219 209 5 5 0 .977 0 0 3.00 2.33 .979 2.96 2.79
11 Seasons TOT 560 529 433 1052.2 1094 1039 34 21 3 .981 -1 -1 1.98 1.92 .978 2.37 2.41
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Hall of Fame
1960 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

Batting Average s c a p y
1946 AL  .301 (8th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1946 AL  .509 (5th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1946 AL  .870 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1946 AL  33 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1946 AL  16 (1st)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1946 AL  149 (5th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1946 AL  27 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1946 AL  2.8 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1946 AL  59 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1946 AL  .710 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1943 AL  8 (9th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 AL  121 (2nd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 AL  221 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 AL  13 (2nd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 AL  7 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 NL  2 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1946 AL  13 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 AL  1.93 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 AL  .971 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 10 (1437), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1770), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1732), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (193rd), 10.2 career WAR/10.6 7yr-peak WAR/10.4 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Henry Albert Hank henry Edwards

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