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Bibb Falk

Bibb August Falk (Jockey)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 27, 1899 in Austin, TX
High School: S. F. Austin HS (Austin, TX)
School: University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) (All Transactions)
Debut: July 17, 1920 (Age 21.172)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1921 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Indians 1920-1931

Final Game: September 23, 1931 (Age 32.239)
Died: June 8, 1989 in Austin, TX
Buried: Austin Memorial Park, Austin, TX
Relatives: Brother of Chet Falk
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 14, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #716. Oscar Gamble… #717. Scott Fletcher… #718. Billy Rogell… #719. BIBB FALK… #720. Carlos Pena… #721. Dave Foutz… #722. Whitey Lockman… 

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
1920 21 CHW AL 7 19 17 1 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 .294 .294 .471 .765 100 8 0 2 /O9
1921 22 CHW AL 152 646 585 62 167 31 11 5 82 4 4 37 69 .285 .330 .402 .732 87 235 2 24 *7O/8
1922 23 CHW AL 131 534 483 58 144 27 1 12 79 2 6 27 55 .298 .335 .433 .768 100 209 0 24 *7O
1923 24 CHW AL 87 317 274 44 84 18 6 5 38 5 5 25 12 .307 .367 .471 .837 121 129 1 16 7O
1924 25 CHW AL 138 596 526 77 185 37 8 6 99 6 6 47 21 .352 .406 .487 .893 132 256 1 20 *7O
1925 26 CHW AL 154 677 602 80 181 35 9 4 99 4 5 51 25 .301 .357 .409 .766 98 246 2 22 *7O
1926 27 CHW AL 155 657 566 86 195 43 4 8 108 9 10 66 22 .345 .415 .477 .892 135 270 2 23 *7O MVP-12
1927 28 CHW AL 145 613 535 76 175 35 6 9 83 5 7 52 19 .327 .391 .465 .856 123 249 4 22 *7O
1928 29 CHW AL 98 320 286 42 83 18 4 1 37 5 1 25 16 .290 .347 .392 .739 95 112 0 10 7O
1929 30 CLE AL 125 489 426 65 133 30 7 13 93 4 4 42 14 .312 .374 .507 .881 122 216 0 20 *O97
1930 31 CLE AL 82 218 191 34 62 12 1 4 36 2 0 23 8 .325 .397 .461 .858 114 88 0 4 O79
1931 32 CLE AL 79 179 161 30 49 13 1 2 28 1 1 17 13 .304 .371 .435 .806 107 70 0 1 O9/7
12 Yrs 1353 5265 4652 655 1463 300 59 69 784 47 49 412 279 .314 .372 .449 .821 113 2088 12 188
162 Game Avg. 162 630 557 78 175 36 7 8 94 6 6 49 33 .314 .372 .449 .821 113 250 1 23
CHW (9 yrs) 1067 4379 3874 526 1219 245 50 50 627 40 44 330 244 .315 .370 .442 .813 112 1714 12 163
CLE (3 yrs) 286 886 778 129 244 55 9 19 157 7 5 82 35 .314 .379 .481 .860 117 374 0 25

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
1920 21 CHW AL 7 19 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .493 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $2,500 /O9
1921 22 CHW AL 152 646 -14 0 0 -6 -7 -26 -2.5 24 -2 -0.1 .483 .484 0.4 -1.2 4 $3,000 *7O/8
1922 23 CHW AL 131 534 -2 -1 0 -4 -6 -14 -1.5 20 7 0.6 .490 .492 1.1 -1.1 11 $3,600 *7O
1923 24 CHW AL 87 317 8 -0 0 -3 -4 1 0.1 12 13 1.3 .501 .501 1.6 -0.7 16 $4,800 7O
1924 25 CHW AL 138 596 26 -0 0 0 -6 20 2.0 22 42 4.2 .514 .512 4.1 -0.6 42 $4,800 *7O
1925 26 CHW AL 154 677 -1 0 0 -4 -7 -12 -1.1 26 14 1.4 .493 .493 1.8 -1.0 18 $7,500 *7O
1926 27 CHW AL 155 657 32 -1 0 8 -7 32 3.1 25 56 5.6 .520 .519 4.8 0.1 48 $7,500 *7O MVP-12
1927 28 CHW AL 145 613 20 -1 0 12 -7 24 2.4 23 47 4.7 .516 .515 3.5 0.5 35 $10,000 *7O
1928 29 CHW AL 98 320 -1 1 0 0 -4 -4 -0.4 12 8 0.8 .496 .498 0.8 -0.3 8 $10,000 7O
1929 30 CLE AL 125 489 14 -0 0 -4 -6 5 0.4 18 23 2.3 .504 .503 2.7 -0.9 27 $10,000 *O97
1930 31 CLE AL 82 218 6 1 0 0 -2 4 0.4 8 12 1.2 .505 .502 1.2 -0.2 13 $10,000 O79
1931 32 CLE AL 79 179 2 0 0 -2 -2 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .498 .499 0.6 -0.3 7 $10,000 O9/7
12 Seasons 1353 5265 90 -2 0 -3 -57 28 2.8 198 226 22.5 .502 .502 22.5 -5.7 229 $83,700
CHW (9 yrs) 1067 4379 68 -3 0 3 -48 21 2.1 165 185 18.5 .502 .502 18.0 -4.3 182 $53,700
CLE (3 yrs) 286 886 22 1 0 -6 -9 8 0.7 33 41 4.0 .502 .502 4.5 -1.4 47 $30,000

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
1920 CHW AL 21 OF 4 3 3 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.25 .962 2.25
1920 CHW AL 21 RF 4 3 3 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.25 .958 1.90
1921 CHW AL 22 LF 149 148 145 312 290 9 13 5 .958 2.01 .958 2.38
1921 CHW AL 22 OF 149 148 145 310 288 9 13 5 .958 1.99 .960 2.33
1921 CHW AL 22 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.70
1922 CHW AL 23 LF 129 128 126 273 253 10 10 3 .963 2.04 .969 2.40
1922 CHW AL 23 OF 129 128 126 273 253 10 10 3 .963 2.04 .964 2.31
1923 CHW AL 24 LF 80 72 66 162 148 6 8 3 .951 1.93 .966 2.35
1923 CHW AL 24 OF 80 72 66 162 148 6 8 3 .951 1.93 .965 2.38
1924 CHW AL 25 LF 134 131 128 329 294 25 10 4 .970 2.38 .964 2.34
1924 CHW AL 25 OF 134 131 128 328 292 26 10 4 .970 2.37 .970 2.39
1925 CHW AL 26 LF 153 153 149 338 306 18 14 4 .959 2.12 .958 2.33
1925 CHW AL 26 OF 153 153 149 338 306 18 14 4 .959 2.12 .965 2.43
1926 CHW AL 27 LF 155 155 147 357 338 16 3 4 .992 2.28 .965 2.30 MVP-12
1926 CHW AL 27 OF 155 155 147 357 338 16 3 4 .992 2.28 .966 2.34 MVP-12
1927 CHW AL 28 LF 145 141 134 403 372 22 9 9 .978 2.72 .967 2.38
1927 CHW AL 28 OF 145 141 134 403 372 22 9 9 .978 2.72 .964 2.35
1928 CHW AL 29 LF 79 71 66 179 165 9 5 0 .972 2.20 .974 2.30
1928 CHW AL 29 OF 78 71 66 178 164 9 5 0 .972 2.22 .973 2.36
1929 CLE AL 30 OF 120 111 106 245 216 15 14 4 .943 1.93 .966 2.42
1929 CLE AL 30 RF 62 54 52 97 80 7 10 0 .897 1.40 .963 1.97
1929 CLE AL 30 LF 59 57 54 144 132 7 5 1 .965 2.36 .964 2.39
1930 CLE AL 31 OF 42 40 37 91 84 4 3 3 .967 2.10 .965 2.32
1930 CLE AL 31 LF 25 24 22 63 59 1 3 1 .952 2.40 .968 2.14
1930 CLE AL 31 RF 18 16 15 28 25 3 0 2 1.000 1.56 .961 1.96
1931 CLE AL 32 OF 33 30 23 59 55 1 3 0 .949 1.70 .969 2.38
1931 CLE AL 32 RF 31 30 23 57 53 1 3 0 .947 1.74 .964 2.11
1931 CLE AL 32 LF 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .965 2.20
12 Seasons OF 1222 1183 1130 2749 2521 136 92 39 .967 2.17 .966 2.37
11 Seasons LF 1110 1080 1037 2562 2359 123 80 34 .969 2.24 .965 2.35
4 Seasons RF 115 103 93 187 163 11 13 2 .930 1.51 .963 2.00
1 Season CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.70
12 Seasons TOT 1222 1183 1130 2749 2521 136 92 39 .967 2.17 .966 2.37
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.
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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1926 AL (12, 9%)
0.09 Career Shares (960th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1926 AL  5.6 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1926 AL  5.6 (6th)
1927 AL  4.7 (8th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1924 AL  4.1 (9th)
1926 AL  4.8 (10th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1924 AL  .352 (3rd)
1926 AL  .345 (7th)
Career  .314 (74th)

On-Base% s c a p y
Career  .372 (239th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1924 AL  .893 (10th)
1926 AL  .892 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1925 AL  154 (3rd)
1926 AL  155 (2nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1925 AL  602 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1926 AL  195 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1926 AL  270 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1924 AL  37 (10th)
1926 AL  43 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1922 AL  12 (8th)
1927 AL  9 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1924 AL  99 (10th)
1925 AL  99 (9th)
1926 AL  108 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1921 AL  69 (4th)
1922 AL  55 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1924 AL  134 (10th)
1925 AL  133 (9th)
1926 AL  140 (5th)
1927 AL  125 (10th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1924 AL  132 (10th)
1926 AL  135 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1924 AL  102 (10th)
1926 AL  109 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1924 AL  25 (7th)
1926 AL  32 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1924 AL  2.4 (7th)
1926 AL  3.1 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1926 AL  263 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1924 AL  .683 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
Career  188 (93rd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1926 AL  10 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1926 AL  8.5 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1929 AL  30.4 (5th)
Career  16.7 (216th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1922 AL  40.3 (9th)
1929 AL  32.8 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1921 AL  446 (10th)
1925 AL  448 (6th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 AL  149 (1st)
1922 AL  129 (4th)
1924 AL  134 (3rd)
1925 AL  153 (1st)
1926 AL  155 (1st)
1927 AL  145 (1st)
Career  1,110 (50th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 AL  290 (4th)
1922 AL  253 (5th)
1924 AL  294 (3rd)
1925 AL  306 (3rd)
1926 AL  338 (1st)
1927 AL  372 (1st)
Career  2,359 (34th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1924 AL  25 (1st)
1925 AL  18 (1st)
1926 AL  16 (1st)
1927 AL  22 (1st)
Career  123 (15th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 AL  13 (3rd)
1922 AL  10 (3rd)
1923 AL  8 (5th)
1924 AL  10 (3rd)
1925 AL  14 (3rd)
1927 AL  9 (4th)
1928 AL  5 (5th)
1929 AL  5 (5th)
Career  80 (17th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 AL  5 (1st)
1922 AL  3 (3rd)
1923 AL  3 (3rd)
1924 AL  4 (2nd)
1925 AL  4 (2nd)
1926 AL  4 (2nd)
1927 AL  9 (1st)
1930 AL  1 (3rd)
Career  34 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  10 (2nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1921 AL  149 (4th)
1925 AL  153 (1st)
1926 AL  155 (1st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  372 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1924 AL  26 (2nd)
1925 AL  18 (4th)
1927 AL  22 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1925 AL  14 (5th)
1929 AL  14 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1921 AL  5 (4th)
1927 AL  9 (1st)
Career  39 (77th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1924 AL  2.38 (4th)
1926 AL  2.28 (2nd)
1927 AL  2.72 (1st)
1928 AL  2.20 (4th)
Career  2.24 (22nd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1921 AL  .958 (5th)
1922 AL  .963 (5th)
1924 AL  .970 (2nd)
1925 AL  .959 (3rd)
1926 AL  .992 (1st)
1927 AL  .978 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  2.72 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1926 AL  .992 (1st)
1927 AL  .978 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 38 (661), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 30 (618), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 24 (533), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (99th), 22.5 career WAR/20.6 7yr-peak WAR/21.6 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1920 21 Chicago White Sox $2,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 22 Chicago White Sox $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 23 Chicago White Sox $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1923 24 Chicago White Sox $4,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 25 Chicago White Sox $4,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 26 Chicago White Sox $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1926 27 Chicago White Sox $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1927 28 Chicago White Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1928 29 Chicago White Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 30 Cleveland Indians $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 31 Cleveland Indians $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 32 Cleveland Indians $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$83,700
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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