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Woody English

Elwood George English

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: March 2, 1906 in Fredonia, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1927 (Age 21.055)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1927 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Dodgers 1927-1938

Final Game: July 1, 1938 (Age 32.121)
Died: September 26, 1997 in Newark, OH
Buried: Fredonia Cemetery, Fredonia, OH
Relatives: Nephew of Paul Carpenter
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 28, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #756. Al Bumbry… #757. Jose Vidro… #758. Dots Miller… #759. WOODY ENGLISH… #760. Pat Burrell… #761. Dan Uggla… #762. Jack Clements… 

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
1927 21 CHC NL 87 374 334 46 97 14 4 1 28 1 16 26 .290 .325 .365 .690 83 122 1 23 6/5
1928 22 CHC NL 116 522 475 68 142 22 4 2 34 4 30 28 .299 .343 .375 .718 88 178 2 15 *6/5
1929 23 CHC NL 144 699 608 131 168 29 3 1 52 13 68 50 .276 .352 .339 .691 72 206 3 21 *6
1930 24 CHC NL 156 755 638 152 214 36 17 14 59 3 100 72 .335 .430 .511 .941 125 326 6 11 56
1931 25 CHC NL 156 727 634 117 202 38 8 2 53 12 68 80 .319 .391 .413 .804 114 262 7 18 *65 MVP-4
1932 26 CHC NL 127 591 522 70 142 23 7 3 47 5 55 73 .272 .344 .360 .704 89 188 2 12 56
1933 ★ 27 CHC NL 105 457 398 54 104 19 2 3 41 5 53 44 .261 .348 .342 .690 98 136 7 0 6 *5/6 AS
1934 28 CHC NL 109 475 421 65 117 26 5 3 31 6 48 65 .278 .353 .385 .738 99 162 6 1 5 65/4
1935 29 CHC NL 34 109 84 11 17 2 0 2 8 1 20 4 .202 .368 .298 .666 80 25 0 2 3 56
1936 30 CHC NL 64 232 182 33 45 9 0 0 20 1 40 28 .247 .394 .297 .691 87 54 3 4 6 65/4
1937 31 BRO NL 129 446 378 45 90 16 2 1 42 4 65 55 .238 .350 .299 .649 77 113 14 0 3 *64
1938 32 BRO NL 34 81 72 9 18 2 0 0 7 2 8 11 .250 .333 .278 .611 67 20 2 1 0 5/46
12 Yrs 1261 5468 4746 801 1356 236 52 32 422 57 571 536 .286 .366 .378 .743 95 1792 32 29 123
162 Game Avg. 162 702 610 103 174 30 7 4 54 7 73 69 .286 .366 .378 .743 95 230 4 16
CHC (10 yrs) 1098 4941 4296 747 1248 218 50 31 373 51 498 470 .291 .368 .386 .754 97 1659 16 28 120
BRO (2 yrs) 163 527 450 54 108 18 2 1 49 6 73 66 .240 .347 .296 .643 75 133 16 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
1927 21 CHC NL 87 374 -9 -0 0 4 6 1 0.1 12 12 1.3 .501 .501 0.9 1.0 9 6/5
1928 22 CHC NL 116 522 -7 -0 0 12 8 12 1.1 16 28 2.7 .511 .508 1.6 2.0 16 *6/5
1929 23 CHC NL 144 699 -25 -1 0 13 10 -3 -0.3 20 17 1.6 .498 .498 0.5 2.1 4 *6
1930 24 CHC NL 156 755 32 0 0 0 7 40 3.4 21 61 5.5 .522 .521 5.6 0.6 61 $12,000 56
1931 25 CHC NL 156 727 15 -1 0 5 10 28 2.8 21 49 4.9 .518 .518 4.5 1.5 44 *65 MVP-4
1932 26 CHC NL 127 591 -7 -0 0 4 4 1 -0.0 17 18 1.8 .501 .500 1.4 0.8 14 56
1933 ★ 27 CHC NL 105 457 -0 -0 0 4 2 6 0.6 14 19 2.1 .506 .504 1.7 0.6 15 *5/6 AS
1934 28 CHC NL 109 475 -0 -0 0 6 5 10 1.0 15 25 2.5 .509 .506 1.9 1.1 19 65/4
1935 29 CHC NL 34 109 -1 -0 0 1 1 1 0.1 3 4 0.5 .503 .501 0.4 0.2 3 56
1936 30 CHC NL 64 232 -1 -0 0 6 3 8 0.8 8 16 1.6 .513 .505 1.0 0.9 10 65/4
1937 31 BRO NL 129 446 -10 -0 0 -9 8 -11 -1.2 14 3 0.3 .491 .493 1.3 -0.2 12 *64
1938 32 BRO NL 34 81 -3 -0 0 0 1 -2 -0.3 3 0 0.0 .492 .498 0.0 0.0 0 5/46
12 Seasons 1261 5468 -16 -4 0 46 64 91 8.0 162 252 24.8 .507 .506 20.6 10.7 206 $12,000
CHC (10 yrs) 1098 4941 -3 -3 0 55 55 104 9.5 145 249 24.5 .509 .508 19.4 10.8 194 $12,000
BRO (2 yrs) 163 527 -13 -0 0 -9 8 -14 -1.5 17 4 0.3 .491 .494 1.3 -0.1 13

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
1929 23 CHC NL WS PHA L 5 22 21 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 .190 .227 .286 .513 6 0 0 0 0 0
1932 26 CHC NL WS NYY L 4 19 17 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 .176 .263 .176 .440 3 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 9 41 38 3 7 2 0 0 1 0 2 3 8 .184 .244 .237 .481 9 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 9 41 38 3 7 2 0 0 1 0 2 3 8 .184 .244 .237 .481 9 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 Awards
1927 CHC NL 21 SS 84 81 79 487 177 281 29 47 .940 5.45 .944 5.50
1927 CHC NL 21 3B 1 1 1 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 6.00 .945 3.00
1928 CHC NL 22 SS 114 113 105 663 245 382 36 85 .946 5.50 .950 5.61
1928 CHC NL 22 3B 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.05
1929 CHC NL 23 SS 144 144 142 868 332 497 39 107 .955 5.76 .950 5.61
1930 CHC NL 24 3B 83 83 74 224 83 135 6 19 .973 2.63 .950 2.85
1930 CHC NL 24 SS 78 73 73 440 173 251 16 57 .964 5.44 .952 5.78
1931 CHC NL 25 SS 138 138 134 791 322 441 28 75 .965 5.53 .954 5.53 MVP-4
1931 CHC NL 25 3B 18 18 18 60 18 41 1 3 .983 3.28 .944 2.85 MVP-4
1932 CHC NL 26 3B 93 103 95 281 96 173 12 13 .957 2.89 .945 2.88
1932 CHC NL 26 SS 38 23 23 176 66 102 8 17 .955 4.42 .946 5.50
1933 CHC NL 27 3B 103 101 100 260 80 173 7 9 .973 2.46 .949 3.00 AS
1933 CHC NL 27 SS 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 5.40 AS
1934 CHC NL 28 SS 56 54 53 175 61 109 5 22 .971 3.04 .951 5.34
1934 CHC NL 28 3B 46 43 40 211 74 132 5 5 .976 4.48 .945 2.96
1934 CHC NL 28 2B 7 6 4 33 10 19 4 4 .879 4.14 .965 5.89
1935 CHC NL 29 3B 16 14 13 38 8 25 5 2 .868 2.06 .941 2.86
1935 CHC NL 29 SS 12 9 8 51 21 29 1 4 .980 4.17 .947 5.27
1936 CHC NL 30 SS 42 37 34 207 75 127 5 27 .976 4.81 .945 5.43
1936 CHC NL 30 3B 17 14 12 35 14 21 0 3 1.000 2.06 .947 2.67
1936 CHC NL 30 2B 1 1 1 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 7.00 .963 5.90
1937 BRO NL 31 SS 116 111 88 547 220 303 24 51 .956 4.51 .951 5.29
1937 BRO NL 31 2B 11 11 5 42 19 21 2 3 .952 3.64 .959 5.70
1938 BRO NL 32 3B 21 14 14 48 16 30 2 4 .958 2.19 .945 3.03
1938 BRO NL 32 2B 3 2 2 14 7 7 0 1 1.000 4.67 .969 5.73
1938 BRO NL 32 SS 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .940 5.33
12 Seasons SS 826 783 739 4407 1693 2523 191 492 .957 5.10 .950 5.52
10 Seasons 3B 400 392 367 1163 391 734 38 58 .967 2.81 .947 2.91
4 Seasons 2B 22 20 12 96 39 51 6 8 .938 4.09 .963 5.77
12 Seasons TOT 1248 1195 1118 5666 2123 3308 235 558 .959 4.35 .950 4.69
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1931 NL (4, 38%)
0.38 Career Shares (535th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1930 NL  5.5 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1930 NL  5.5 (8th)
1931 NL  4.9 (8th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1930 NL  5.6 (7th)
1931 NL  4.5 (8th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1927 NL  1.0 (10th)
1928 NL  2.0 (4th)
1929 NL  2.1 (3rd)
1931 NL  1.5 (5th)
1932 NL  0.8 (10th)
1933 NL  0.6 (10th)
1934 NL  1.1 (5th)
1936 NL  0.9 (7th)
Career  10.7 (186th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1930 NL  .430 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1930 NL  156 (1st)
1931 NL  156 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1929 NL  608 (10th)
1930 NL  638 (5th)
1931 NL  634 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1929 NL  699 (7th)
1930 NL  755 (1st)
1931 NL  727 (1st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1929 NL  131 (6th)
1930 NL  152 (3rd)
1931 NL  117 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1930 NL  214 (7th)
1931 NL  202 (3rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1930 NL  326 (8th)
1931 NL  262 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1931 NL  38 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1930 NL  17 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1930 NL  100 (3rd)
1931 NL  68 (5th)
1932 NL  55 (9th)
1933 NL  53 (8th)
1937 NL  65 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1929 NL  50 (10th)
1930 NL  72 (2nd)
1931 NL  80 (2nd)
1932 NL  73 (2nd)
1934 NL  65 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1931 NL  12 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1929 NL  135 (9th)
1930 NL  147 (6th)
1931 NL  154 (2nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1930 NL  139 (8th)
1931 NL  101 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1930 NL  320 (1st)
1931 NL  277 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1930 NL  6 (5th)
1931 NL  7 (2nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1929 NL  21 (10th)
1931 NL  18 (4th)
1932 NL  12 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1929 NL  461 (1st)
1930 NL  435 (5th)
1931 NL  450 (2nd)

Assistss c a p y
1931 NL  482 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1928 NL  36 (5th)
1929 NL  39 (2nd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1932 NL  93 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1932 NL  96 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1930 NL  19 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1929 NL  144 (4th)
1931 NL  138 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1929 NL  332 (2nd)
1931 NL  322 (1st)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1929 NL  497 (4th)
1931 NL  441 (2nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1927 NL  29 (5th)
1928 NL  36 (5th)
1929 NL  39 (2nd)
1931 NL  28 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1928 NL  85 (4th)
1929 NL  107 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1930 NL  2.63 (5th)
1932 NL  2.89 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1933 NL  .973 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1927 NL  5.45 (3rd)
1928 NL  5.50 (4th)
1929 NL  5.76 (3rd)
1931 NL  5.53 (3rd)
Career  5.10 (54th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1929 NL  .955 (3rd)
1931 NL  .965 (3rd)
1937 NL  .956 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (616), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 35 (713), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 35 (541), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 25 (526), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (89th), 24.8 career WAR/21.2 7yr-peak WAR/23.0 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1930 24 Chicago Cubs $12,000 ? Undated HOF clip
Career to date (may be incomplete)$12,000
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: Elwood George Woody English

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