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Ferris Fain

Ferris Roy Fain (Burrhead or Cocky)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 29, 1921 in San Antonio, TX
High School: Roosevelt HS (Oakland, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1947 (Age 26.017)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/WhiteSox/Tigers/Indians 1947-1955

Final Game: September 24, 1955 (Age 34.179)
Died: October 18, 2001 in Georgetown, CA
Buried: Georgetown Pioneer Cemetery, Georgetown, CA
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #577. John Mayberry… #578. Dante Bichette… #579. Edgardo Alfonzo… #580. FERRIS FAIN… #581. Brady Anderson… #582. Gene Woodling… #583. Ripper Collins… 

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
1947 26 PHA AL 136 567 461 70 134 28 6 7 71 4 5 95 34 .291 .414 .423 .837 132 195 15 2 9 *3 MVP-19,RoY-4
1948 27 PHA AL 145 644 520 81 146 27 6 7 88 10 5 113 37 .281 .412 .396 .808 114 206 17 3 8 *3 MVP-24
1949 28 PHA AL 150 672 525 81 138 21 5 3 78 8 1 136 51 .263 .415 .339 .754 103 178 15 0 11 *3
1950 ★ 29 PHA AL 151 658 522 83 147 25 4 10 83 8 5 133 26 .282 .430 .402 .832 116 210 18 3 0 *3 AS
1951 ★ 30 PHA AL 117 512 425 63 146 30 3 6 57 0 3 80 20 .344 .451 .471 .921 148 200 10 3 3 *3O9/7 AS,MVP-6
1952 ★ 31 PHA AL 145 648 538 82 176 43 3 2 59 3 5 105 26 .327 .438 .429 .867 136 231 19 1 4 *3 AS,MVP-6
1953 ★ 32 CHW AL 128 564 446 73 114 18 2 6 52 3 2 108 28 .256 .405 .345 .750 102 154 11 4 6 *3 AS
1954 ★ 33 CHW AL 65 281 235 30 71 10 1 5 51 5 1 40 14 .302 .399 .417 .816 121 98 2 1 1 5 3 AS
1955 34 TOT AL 114 358 258 32 67 11 0 2 31 5 1 94 25 .260 .455 .326 .781 113 84 10 1 2 3 3 3
1955 34 DET AL 58 196 140 23 37 8 0 2 23 2 1 52 12 .264 .459 .364 .823 126 51 5 0 2 2 2 3
1955 34 CLE AL 56 162 118 9 30 3 0 0 8 3 0 42 13 .254 .451 .280 .730 97 33 5 1 0 1 1 3
9 Yrs 1151 4904 3930 595 1139 213 30 48 570 46 28 904 261 .290 .424 .396 .820 120 1556 117 18 44 8 3
162 Game Avg. 162 690 553 84 160 30 4 7 80 6 4 127 37 .290 .424 .396 .820 120 219 16 3 6
PHA (6 yrs) 844 3701 2991 460 887 174 27 35 436 33 24 662 194 .297 .426 .408 .834 124 1220 94 12 35
CHW (2 yrs) 193 845 681 103 185 28 3 11 103 8 3 148 42 .272 .403 .370 .773 108 252 13 5 7 5
CLE (1 yr) 56 162 118 9 30 3 0 0 8 3 0 42 13 .254 .451 .280 .730 97 33 5 1 0 1 1
DET (1 yr) 58 196 140 23 37 8 0 2 23 2 1 52 12 .264 .459 .364 .823 126 51 5 0 2 2 2

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
1947 26 PHA AL 136 567 24 -1 0 5 -6 22 2.3 16 38 4.0 .518 .515 3.5 -0.2 33 *3 MVP-19,RoY-4
1948 27 PHA AL 145 644 17 -0 -2 2 -7 10 1.0 18 28 2.8 .507 .506 2.5 -0.5 26 *3 MVP-24
1949 28 PHA AL 150 672 11 -1 1 0 -7 4 0.4 19 23 2.3 .503 .503 2.3 -0.7 23 *3
1950 ★ 29 PHA AL 151 658 22 -0 1 -2 -7 14 1.4 20 35 3.4 .509 .508 3.5 -0.8 37 *3 AS
1951 ★ 30 PHA AL 117 512 34 -1 0 3 -5 30 3.0 16 46 4.6 .526 .519 4.2 -0.2 43 *3O9/7 AS,MVP-6
1952 ★ 31 PHA AL 145 648 31 -0 -1 3 -7 26 2.8 19 46 4.8 .520 .518 4.4 -0.4 43 *3 AS,MVP-6
1953 ★ 32 CHW AL 128 564 6 -2 1 3 -6 3 0.3 17 20 2.1 .503 .502 1.7 -0.3 17 *3 AS
1954 ★ 33 CHW AL 65 281 7 -0 3 0 -3 6 0.7 9 15 1.6 .511 .504 1.5 -0.3 15 3 AS
1955 34 DET AL 58 196 10 -2 -0 0 -2 5 0.5 6 11 1.1 .509 .503 1.1 -0.2 11 $18,000 3
1955 34 CLE AL 56 162 2 -1 -1 0 -2 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .498 .499 0.3 -0.1 3 3
9 Seasons 1151 4904 163 -9 3 15 -51 121 12.4 145 266 26.9 .511 .509 25.0 -3.7 252 $18,000
PHA (6 yrs) 844 3701 139 -4 0 11 -39 108 11.0 109 216 21.7 .513 .511 20.3 -2.8 205
CHW (2 yrs) 193 845 13 -2 4 3 -9 10 1.0 26 35 3.6 .505 .503 3.3 -0.6 32
CLE (1 yr) 56 162 2 -1 -1 0 -2 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .498 .499 0.3 -0.1 3
DET (1 yr) 58 196 10 -2 -0 0 -2 5 0.5 6 11 1.1 .509 .503 1.1 -0.2 11 $18,000

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 Awards
1947 PHA AL 26 1B 132 130 121 1261 1141 101 19 118 .985 9.41 .990 9.64 MVP-19,RoY-4
1948 PHA AL 27 1B 145 145 138 1420 1284 120 16 148 .989 9.68 .991 9.69 MVP-24
1949 PHA AL 28 1B 150 150 146 1419 1275 122 22 194 .984 9.31 .989 9.77
1950 PHA AL 29 1B 151 151 150 1312.2 1429 1286 124 19 192 .987 9.67 9.34 .989 9.54 9.37 AS
1951 PHA AL 30 1B 108 106 95 909.0 1055 931 113 11 124 .990 10.34 9.67 .990 9.70 9.66 AS,MVP-6
1951 PHA AL 30 OF 11 10 9 81.1 16 11 2 3 1 .813 1.44 1.18 .977 2.45 2.44 AS,MVP-6
1951 PHA AL 30 RF 10 10 9 80.0 16 11 2 3 1 .813 1.46 1.30 .978 2.05 2.04 AS,MVP-6
1951 PHA AL 30 LF 1 0 0 1.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 6.75 1.00 .970 2.02 2.40 AS,MVP-6
1952 PHA AL 31 1B 144 144 135 1259.1 1417 1245 150 22 124 .984 9.97 9.69 .988 9.63 9.62 AS,MVP-6
1953 CHW AL 32 1B 127 124 121 1105.1 1227 1108 106 13 98 .989 3 3 9.88 9.56 .989 9.72 9.66 AS
1954 CHW AL 33 1B 64 64 49 538.0 604 565 31 8 54 .987 0 0 9.97 9.31 .990 9.60 9.53 AS
1955 TOT AL 34 1B 95 76 68 713.2 763 695 60 8 72 .990 0 1 9.52 7.95 .991 9.63 9.54
1955 DET AL 34 1B 44 42 35 366.1 404 370 29 5 42 .988 0 0 9.80 9.07 .991 9.63 9.54
1955 CLE AL 34 1B 51 34 33 347.1 359 325 31 3 30 .992 0 1 9.22 6.98 .991 9.63 9.54
9 Seasons 1B 1116 1090 1023 5838.0 10595 9530 927 138 1124 .987 4 1 9.89 9.37 .990 9.63 9.61
1 Season OF 11 10 9 81.1 16 11 2 3 1 .813 1.44 1.18 .977 2.45 2.44
1 Season RF 10 10 9 80.0 16 11 2 3 1 .813 1.46 1.30 .978 2.05 2.04
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 6.75 1.00 .970 2.02 2.40
9 Seasons TOT 1127 1100 1032 5919.1 10611 9541 929 141 1125 .987 4 1 9.77 9.29 .990 9.54 9.54
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.
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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.
  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1947 AL (19, 3%)
1948 AL (24, 1%)
1951 AL (6, 31%)
1952 AL (6, 20%)
0.55 Career Shares (420th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1951 AL  4.6 (8th)
1952 AL  4.8 (6th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1951 AL  4.2 (7th)
1952 AL  4.4 (7th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1951 AL  .344 (1st)
1952 AL  .327 (1st)

On-Base% s c a p y
1947 AL  .414 (2nd)
1948 AL  .412 (5th)
1949 AL  .415 (7th)
1950 AL  .430 (4th)
1951 AL  .451 (2nd)
1952 AL  .438 (1st)
1953 AL  .405 (4th)
Career  .424 (13th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1947 AL  .837 (6th)
1951 AL  .921 (4th)
1952 AL  .867 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1949 AL  150 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1952 AL  176 (3rd)

Doubles s c a p y
1947 AL  28 (9th)
1951 AL  30 (9th)
1952 AL  43 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1947 AL  95 (5th)
1948 AL  113 (3rd)
1949 AL  136 (3rd)
1950 AL  133 (2nd)
1951 AL  80 (7th)
1952 AL  105 (3rd)
1953 AL  108 (2nd)
1955 AL  94 (4th)
Career  904 (168th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1948 AL  10 (8th)
1950 AL  8 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1952 AL  128 (5th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1947 AL  132 (7th)
1951 AL  148 (4th)
1952 AL  136 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1952 AL  100 (5th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1947 AL  25 (4th)
1951 AL  35 (4th)
1952 AL  35 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1947 AL  2.6 (4th)
1951 AL  3.4 (4th)
1952 AL  3.6 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1952 AL  48 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1948 AL  262 (7th)
1949 AL  274 (8th)
1950 AL  283 (4th)
1952 AL  282 (1st)
1953 AL  226 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1947 AL  .655 (8th)
1951 AL  .741 (3rd)
1952 AL  .718 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1949 AL  11 (9th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1952 AL  19 (3rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1948 AL  8.2 (7th)
1950 AL  8.9 (5th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1950 AL  20.1 (9th)
1951 AL  21.3 (7th)
1952 AL  20.7 (5th)
1953 AL  15.9 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1951 AL  34.34 (5th)
1952 AL  32.29 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1949 AL  3.0 (6th)
1951 AL  3.0 (5th)
1952 AL  4.2 (2nd)
Career  18.5 (209th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1947 AL  1.8 (10th)
1951 AL  2.9 (6th)
1952 AL  3.2 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1951 AL  3.4 (5th)
1952 AL  3.2 (6th)

Putoutss c a p y
1948 AL  1,284 (3rd)
1949 AL  1,275 (3rd)
1950 AL  1,286 (2nd)
1951 AL  942 (5th)
1952 AL  1,245 (4th)
1953 AL  1,108 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1952 AL  22 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1948 AL  145 (3rd)
1949 AL  150 (2nd)
1950 AL  151 (2nd)
1952 AL  144 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1948 AL  1,284 (3rd)
1949 AL  1,275 (3rd)
1950 AL  1,286 (2nd)
1951 AL  931 (5th)
1952 AL  1,245 (4th)
1953 AL  1,108 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1947 AL  101 (5th)
1948 AL  120 (1st)
1949 AL  122 (2nd)
1950 AL  124 (1st)
1951 AL  113 (1st)
1952 AL  150 (1st)
1953 AL  106 (2nd)
Career  927 (64th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1947 AL  19 (1st)
1948 AL  16 (1st)
1949 AL  22 (1st)
1950 AL  19 (1st)
1951 AL  11 (4th)
1952 AL  22 (1st)
1953 AL  13 (4th)
1954 AL  8 (4th)
1955 AL  8 (4th)
Career  138 (66th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1947 AL  118 (5th)
1948 AL  148 (2nd)
1949 AL  194 (1st)
1950 AL  192 (1st)
1951 AL  124 (2nd)
1952 AL  124 (4th)
Career  1,124 (65th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  3 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 AL  1 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1953 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1950 AL  9.67 (4th)
1951 AL  10.34 (2nd)
1952 AL  9.97 (2nd)
1953 AL  9.88 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1948 AL  9.68 (4th)
1949 AL  9.31 (5th)
1950 AL  9.34 (3rd)
1951 AL  9.67 (2nd)
1952 AL  9.69 (1st)
1953 AL  9.56 (3rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1948 AL  .989 (5th)
1949 AL  .984 (4th)
1951 AL  .990 (3rd)
1952 AL  .984 (5th)
1953 AL  .989 (4th)

                           

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 - 38 (661), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 34 (562), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 20 (742), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (79th), 26.9 career WAR/23.8 7yr-peak WAR/25.4 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1955 34 Detroit Tigers $18,000 ? 1/26/55 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$18,000
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: Ferris Burrhead Burrhead,Cocky Cocky farris farriss Ferris Roy Fain

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