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Nick Etten

Nicholas Raymond Thomas Etten

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 198 lb.

Born: September 19, 1913 in Spring Grove, IL
School: Villanova University (Villanova, PA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1938 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Phillies/Athletics 1938-1947

Final Game: May 9, 1947 (Age 33)
Died: October 18, 1990 in Hinsdale, IL
Buried: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 18, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #969. Stan Javier… #970. Johnny Bates… #971. Germany Smith… #972. NICK ETTEN… #973. Warren Cromartie… #974. Danny Green… #975. Chief Wilson… 

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
1938 24 PHA AL 22 90 81 6 21 6 2 0 11 1 0 9 7 .259 .333 .383 .716 82 31 0 0 3
1939 25 PHA AL 43 174 155 20 39 11 2 3 29 0 0 16 11 .252 .322 .406 .728 87 63 4 0 3 3
1941 27 PHI NL 151 626 540 78 168 27 4 14 79 9 82 33 .311 .405 .454 .859 147 245 10 3 2 *3 MVP-28
1942 28 PHI NL 139 531 459 37 121 21 3 8 41 3 67 26 .264 .357 .375 .732 120 172 8 0 5 *3
1943 29 NYY AL 154 666 583 78 158 35 5 14 107 3 7 76 31 .271 .355 .420 .775 125 245 13 0 6 *3 MVP-7
1944 30 NYY AL 154 680 573 88 168 25 4 22 91 4 2 97 29 .293 .399 .466 .865 143 267 14 4 6 *3 MVP-23
1945 31 NYY AL 152 663 565 77 161 24 4 18 111 2 3 90 23 .285 .387 .437 .824 135 247 21 4 4 *3 MVP-15
1946 32 NYY AL 108 364 323 37 75 14 1 9 49 0 1 38 35 .232 .315 .365 .680 89 118 5 1 2 3
1947 33 PHI NL 14 46 41 5 10 4 0 1 8 0 5 4 .244 .326 .415 .741 100 17 2 0 0 3
9 Yrs 937 3840 3320 426 921 167 25 89 526 22 13 480 199 .277 .371 .423 .794 126 1405 77 12 28
162 Game Avg. 162 664 574 74 159 29 4 15 91 4 83 34 .277 .371 .423 .794 126 243 2 5
NYY (4 yrs) 568 2373 2044 280 562 98 14 63 358 9 13 301 118 .275 .370 .429 .799 127 877 53 9 18
PHI (3 yrs) 304 1203 1040 120 299 52 7 23 128 12 154 63 .288 .381 .417 .798 133 434 20 3 7
PHA (2 yrs) 65 264 236 26 60 17 4 3 40 1 0 25 18 .254 .326 .398 .724 85 94 4 0 3
AL (6 yrs) 633 2637 2280 306 622 115 18 66 398 10 13 326 136 .273 .366 .426 .792 123 971 57 9 21
NL (3 yrs) 304 1203 1040 120 299 52 7 23 128 12 154 63 .288 .381 .417 .798 133 434 20 3 7

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
1938 24 PHA AL 22 90 -2 0 0 -2 -1 -5 -0.4 3 -2 -0.2 .479 .497 0.0 -0.3 0 3
1939 25 PHA AL 43 174 -3 0 0 -2 -2 -7 -0.6 6 -1 -0.1 .485 .496 0.1 -0.3 1 3
1941 27 PHI NL 151 626 35 -1 0 -14 -7 13 1.3 21 35 3.5 .509 .509 5.1 -2.3 49 *3 MVP-28
1942 28 PHI NL 139 531 13 -0 0 -9 -6 -2 -0.3 17 15 1.5 .498 .499 2.5 -1.8 24 *3
1943 29 NYY AL 154 666 19 -1 0 -6 -7 4 0.5 19 24 2.4 .503 .503 3.1 -1.5 30 $9,000 *3 MVP-7
1944 30 NYY AL 154 680 35 0 0 3 -7 31 3.4 19 50 5.4 .522 .521 5.0 -0.5 48 *3 MVP-23
1945 31 NYY AL 152 663 27 -0 0 -2 -7 18 2.0 19 37 4.0 .513 .513 4.2 -1.1 39 *3 MVP-15
1946 32 NYY AL 108 364 -4 -0 0 0 -4 -8 -0.9 11 3 0.2 .492 .494 0.2 -0.4 3 3
1947 33 PHI NL 14 46 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .497 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 3
9 Seasons 937 3840 121 -2 0 -32 -42 45 4.8 118 163 16.9 .506 .506 20.4 -8.3 195 $9,000
NYY (4 yrs) 568 2373 77 -1 0 -5 -25 46 5.0 68 114 11.9 .509 .509 12.5 -3.5 119 $9,000
PHI (3 yrs) 304 1203 48 -1 0 -23 -14 11 0.9 40 51 5.1 .504 .504 7.7 -4.2 74
PHA (2 yrs) 65 264 -5 0 0 -4 -3 -12 -1.1 9 -2 -0.2 .483 .496 0.1 -0.6 2

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
1943 29 NYY AL WS STL W 5 20 19 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 .105 .150 .105 .255 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 20 19 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 .105 .150 .105 .255 2 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
1938 PHA AL 24 1B 22 22 22 225 212 10 3 20 .987 10.09 .990 9.77
1939 PHA AL 25 1B 41 41 40 399 376 19 4 29 .990 9.63 .990 9.64
1941 PHI NL 27 1B 150 149 146 1398 1286 89 23 124 .984 9.17 .989 10.16 MVP-28
1942 PHI NL 28 1B 135 131 121 1254 1152 83 19 99 .985 9.15 .989 10.18
1943 NYY AL 29 1B 154 154 154 1506 1410 79 17 148 .989 9.67 .991 10.05 MVP-7
1944 NYY AL 30 1B 154 154 154 1504 1382 106 16 144 .989 9.66 .990 10.07 MVP-23
1945 NYY AL 31 1B 152 152 151 1512 1401 94 17 149 .989 9.84 .989 10.10 MVP-15
1946 NYY AL 32 1B 84 83 82 779 717 55 7 80 .991 9.19 .989 9.58
1947 PHI NL 33 1B 11 11 8 105 94 10 1 4 .990 9.45 .991 9.62
9 Seasons 1B 903 897 878 8682 8030 545 107 797 .988 9.50 .990 10.03
9 Seasons TOT 903 897 878 8682 8030 545 107 797 .988 9.50 .990 10.03
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.
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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

All-Star Games
1945--not played

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1941 NL (28, 2%)
1943 AL (7, 18%)
1944 AL (23, 1%)
1945 AL (15, 6%)
0.27 Career Shares (653rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1944 AL  5.3 (8th)
1945 AL  3.9 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1941 NL  5.1 (6th)
1944 AL  5.0 (7th)
1945 AL  4.1 (7th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1941 NL  .311 (7th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1941 NL  .405 (6th)
1944 AL  .399 (4th)
1945 AL  .387 (5th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1943 AL  .420 (6th)
1944 AL  .466 (5th)
1945 AL  .437 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1941 NL  .859 (8th)
1943 AL  .775 (10th)
1944 AL  .865 (4th)
1945 AL  .824 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
1941 NL  151 (8th)
1943 AL  154 (6th)
1944 AL  154 (3rd)
1945 AL  152 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1943 AL  583 (10th)
1945 AL  565 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1943 AL  666 (5th)
1944 AL  680 (5th)
1945 AL  663 (3rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1945 AL  77 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1941 NL  168 (6th)
1943 AL  158 (8th)
1944 AL  168 (9th)
1945 AL  161 (4th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1941 NL  245 (10th)
1943 AL  245 (6th)
1944 AL  267 (5th)
1945 AL  247 (3rd)

Doubles s c a p y
1943 AL  35 (3rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1943 AL  14 (8th)
1944 AL  22 (1st)
1945 AL  18 (2nd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1943 AL  107 (2nd)
1944 AL  91 (6th)
1945 AL  111 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1941 NL  82 (5th)
1943 AL  76 (9th)
1944 AL  97 (1st)
1945 AL  90 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
1941 NL  123 (7th)
1945 AL  115 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1941 NL  147 (6th)
1944 AL  143 (5th)
1945 AL  135 (5th)
Career  126 (228th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1941 NL  98 (8th)
1943 AL  85 (6th)
1944 AL  106 (4th)
1945 AL  94 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1941 NL  37 (7th)
1944 AL  36 (5th)
1945 AL  28 (6th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1941 NL  3.8 (7th)
1944 AL  3.8 (5th)
1945 AL  3.0 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1943 AL  54 (3rd)
1945 AL  46 (6th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1941 NL  253 (4th)
1943 AL  234 (9th)
1944 AL  269 (2nd)
1945 AL  255 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1941 NL  .714 (8th)
1944 AL  .717 (5th)
1945 AL  .680 (5th)
Career  .640 (249th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1944 AL  4 (9th)
1945 AL  4 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1945 AL  21 (2nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1941 NL  11.0 (2nd)
1944 AL  6.8 (7th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1943 AL  18.8 (10th)
1945 AL  24.6 (5th)
Career  16.7 (215th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1944 AL  26.0 (2nd)
1945 AL  31.4 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1945 AL  432 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1941 NL  16.58 (9th)
1943 AL  32.75 (1st)
1945 AL  18.89 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1941 NL  1.4 (10th)
1943 AL  3.9 (1st)
1945 AL  2.1 (4th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1941 NL  1.9 (6th)
1943 AL  2.1 (1st)
1945 AL  1.3 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1941 NL  1.8 (7th)
1943 AL  3.5 (1st)
1945 AL  2.0 (5th)

Putoutss c a p y
1942 NL  1,152 (5th)
1943 AL  1,410 (3rd)
1944 AL  1,382 (3rd)
1945 AL  1,401 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1941 NL  150 (3rd)
1942 NL  135 (5th)
1943 AL  154 (2nd)
1944 AL  154 (2nd)
1945 AL  152 (2nd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1942 NL  1,152 (5th)
1943 AL  1,410 (3rd)
1944 AL  1,382 (3rd)
1945 AL  1,401 (3rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1941 NL  89 (4th)
1942 NL  83 (4th)
1944 AL  106 (3rd)
1945 AL  94 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1941 NL  23 (1st)
1942 NL  19 (1st)
1943 AL  17 (1st)
1944 AL  16 (3rd)
1945 AL  17 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1941 NL  124 (3rd)
1942 NL  99 (4th)
1943 AL  148 (2nd)
1944 AL  144 (3rd)
1945 AL  149 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1944 AL  9.66 (5th)
Career  9.50 (99th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1942 NL  .985 (5th)
1944 AL  .989 (4th)
1945 AL  .989 (5th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 10 (243), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 68 (374), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 22 (774), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1525), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (134th), 16.9 career WAR/17.1 7yr-peak WAR/17.0 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
194329New York Yankees$9,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$9,000
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: Nicholas Raymond Nick Thomas Etten

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