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Al Evans

Alfred Hubert Evans

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 28, 1916 in Kenly, NC
High School: Oak Ridge Military Academy (Oak Ridge, NC)
Signed
by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent in 1937. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1939 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Senators/RedSox 1939-1951

Final Game: August 5, 1951 (Age 34)
Died: April 6, 1979 in Wilson, NC
Buried: Kenly Cemetery, Kenly, NC
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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
1939 22 WSH AL 7 26 21 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 2 .333 .462 .333 .795 114 7 0 0 0 /2
1940 23 WSH AL 14 31 25 1 8 2 0 0 7 1 0 6 7 .320 .452 .400 .852 129 10 0 0 0 /2
1941 24 WSH AL 53 168 159 16 44 8 4 1 19 0 3 9 18 .277 .315 .396 .712 91 63 2 0 0 2
1942 25 WSH AL 74 251 223 22 51 4 1 0 10 3 0 25 36 .229 .309 .256 .565 60 57 5 1 2 2
1944 27 WSH AL 14 24 22 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 .091 .167 .091 .258 -24 2 1 0 0 /2
1945 28 WSH AL 51 169 150 19 39 11 2 2 19 2 1 17 22 .260 .339 .400 .739 123 60 3 1 2 2
1946 29 WSH AL 88 306 272 30 69 10 4 2 30 1 2 30 28 .254 .332 .342 .674 93 93 6 2 2 2
1947 30 WSH AL 99 351 319 17 77 8 3 2 23 2 1 28 25 .241 .303 .304 .607 71 97 11 0 4 2
1948 31 WSH AL 93 271 228 19 59 6 3 2 28 1 1 38 20 .259 .367 .338 .705 90 77 10 1 4 2
1949 32 WSH AL 109 374 321 32 87 12 3 2 42 4 1 50 19 .271 .369 .346 .715 92 111 8 0 3 *2
1950 33 WSH AL 90 322 289 24 68 8 3 2 30 0 0 29 21 .235 .309 .304 .614 61 88 7 2 2 2
1951 34 BOS AL 12 28 24 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 .125 .250 .167 .417 10 4 0 0 0 2
12 Yrs 704 2321 2053 188 514 70 23 13 211 14 9 243 206 .250 .332 .326 .658 82 669 53 7 19
162 Game Avg. 162 534 472 43 118 16 5 3 49 3 2 56 47 .250 .332 .326 .658 82 154 12 2 4
WSH (11 yrs) 692 2293 2029 187 511 69 23 13 209 14 9 239 204 .252 .333 .328 .660 83 665 53 7 19
BOS (1 yr) 12 28 24 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 .125 .250 .167 .417 10 4 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
1939 22 WSH AL 7 26 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .517 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /2
1940 23 WSH AL 14 31 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .513 .501 0.3 0.0 3 /2
1941 24 WSH AL 53 168 -2 -1 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.3 .496 .499 0.3 0.2 4 2
1942 25 WSH AL 74 251 -11 1 0 -3 2 -11 -1.2 7 -4 -0.5 .484 .493 -0.2 -0.1 -1 2
1944 27 WSH AL 14 24 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.3 .475 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 /2
1945 28 WSH AL 51 169 4 0 0 -2 1 4 0.4 5 8 0.9 .508 .502 1.1 -0.1 10 2
1946 29 WSH AL 88 306 -1 -0 0 -4 3 -3 -0.3 9 6 0.6 .496 .498 1.0 -0.2 10 2
1947 30 WSH AL 99 351 -11 0 0 2 3 -6 -0.7 10 4 0.3 .493 .496 0.1 0.5 2 2
1948 31 WSH AL 93 271 -1 0 -0 0 2 1 0.1 8 8 0.8 .501 .500 0.8 0.2 8 2
1949 32 WSH AL 109 374 -1 2 1 0 3 4 0.4 11 15 1.5 .504 .503 1.5 0.3 15 *2
1950 33 WSH AL 90 322 -16 1 -1 1 3 -12 -1.2 10 -2 -0.2 .487 .493 -0.3 0.4 -4 2
1951 34 BOS AL 12 28 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .477 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 2
12 Seasons 704 2321 -45 3 -0 -6 20 -29 -3.1 70 40 3.8 .496 .498 4.4 1.3 46
WSH (11 yrs) 692 2293 -42 3 -0 -6 19 -26 -2.8 69 42 4.0 .496 .498 4.6 1.3 48
BOS (1 yr) 12 28 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .477 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1939 WSH AL 22 C 6 6 6 28 21 6 1 0 .964 4.50 .981 4.92 0 4 2 33% 37%
1940 WSH AL 23 C 9 6 5 36 34 2 0 0 1.000 4.00 .982 5.27 1 2 5 1 17% 41% 0
1941 WSH AL 24 C 51 43 35 226 195 24 7 6 .969 4.29 .983 5.00 4 3 23 15 39% 41% 0
1942 WSH AL 25 C 67 56 53 308 254 42 12 5 .961 4.42 .979 4.93 10 3 27 28 51% 42% 1
1944 WSH AL 27 C 8 4 4 15 10 4 1 1 .933 1.75 .976 4.91 1 0 5 2 29% 39% 0
1945 WSH AL 28 C 41 40 40 184 160 19 5 4 .973 4.37 .986 4.92 9 5 11 5 31% 45% 0
1946 WSH AL 29 C 81 76 67 379 336 30 13 5 .966 4.52 .982 5.52 18 3 26 13 33% 46% 0
1947 WSH AL 30 C 94 91 84 442 389 48 5 14 .989 4.65 .985 5.02 4 9 25 31 55% 46% 0
1948 WSH AL 31 C 85 66 55 288 245 38 5 6 .983 3.33 .986 4.74 3 6 15 24 62% 45% 2
1949 WSH AL 32 C 107 99 81 372 322 47 3 2 .992 3.45 .985 4.76 2 25 28 24 46% 45% 3
1950 WSH AL 33 C 88 77 70 695.1 316 289 23 4 8 .987 4.04 3.55 .985 4.94 4.85 5 13 25 18 42% 49% 1
1951 BOS AL 34 C 10 8 4 70.0 41 40 1 0 0 1.000 5.27 4.10 .982 5.03 5.01 0 0 4 2 33% 46% 0
12 Seasons C 647 572 504 765.1 2635 2295 284 56 51 .979 4.15 3.99 .984 4.95 4.96 57 69 198 165 45% 44% 7
12 Seasons TOT 647 572 504 765.1 2635 2295 284 56 51 .979 4.15 3.99 .984 4.95 4.96 57 69 198 165 45% 44% 7
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.
  • 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1949 AL  107 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1947 AL  389 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1947 AL  48 (4th)
1949 AL  47 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1942 AL  12 (1st)
1945 AL  5 (5th)
1946 AL  13 (1st)
1948 AL  5 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1947 AL  14 (1st)
1950 AL  8 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1942 AL  10 (3rd)
1945 AL  9 (4th)
1946 AL  18 (1st)
1950 AL  5 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1946 AL  26 (4th)
1947 AL  25 (4th)
1949 AL  28 (4th)
1950 AL  25 (2nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1942 AL  28 (4th)
1947 AL  31 (3rd)
1948 AL  24 (4th)
1949 AL  24 (3rd)
1950 AL  18 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1942 AL  50.9 (2nd)
1947 AL  55.4 (3rd)
1948 AL  61.5 (3rd)
1949 AL  46.2 (5th)
Career  45.5 (83rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1947 AL  4.65 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1947 AL  .989 (4th)
1949 AL  .992 (1st)
1950 AL  .987 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2590), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (333rd), 3.8 career WAR/4.7 7yr-peak WAR/4.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Alfred Al alphonse allen allan alberto alan Hubert Evans evens

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