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Les Fleming

Leslie Harvey Fleming (Mae)

Positions: First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 7, 1915 in Singleton, TX
School: St. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 22, 1939 (Age 23.258)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Pirates/Tigers 1939-1949

Final Game: June 9, 1949 (Age 33.306)
Died: March 5, 1980 in Cleveland, TX
Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, TX
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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 23 DET AL 8 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 /O97
1941 25 CLE AL 2 8 8 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625 67 3 0 0 0 /3
1942 26 CLE AL 156 662 548 71 160 27 4 14 82 6 8 106 57 .292 .412 .432 .845 144 237 13 6 2 *3 MVP-25
1945 29 CLE AL 42 153 140 18 46 10 2 3 22 0 0 11 5 .329 .382 .493 .874 159 69 3 1 1 O9/3
1946 30 CLE AL 99 358 306 40 85 17 5 8 42 1 0 50 42 .278 .383 .444 .827 138 136 8 2 0 3/O9
1947 31 CLE AL 103 337 281 39 68 14 2 4 43 0 0 53 42 .242 .362 .349 .711 101 98 6 0 3 3
1949 33 PIT NL 24 38 31 0 8 0 2 0 7 0 6 2 .258 .395 .387 .782 109 12 0 1 0 /3
7 Yrs 434 1572 1330 168 369 69 15 29 199 7 8 226 152 .277 .386 .417 .804 130 555 31 10 6
162 Game Avg. 162 587 496 63 138 26 6 11 74 3 84 57 .277 .386 .417 .804 130 207 12 4 2
CLE (5 yrs) 402 1518 1283 168 361 69 13 29 191 7 8 220 146 .281 .390 .423 .813 134 543 30 9 6
PIT (1 yr) 24 38 31 0 8 0 2 0 7 0 6 2 .258 .395 .387 .782 109 12 0 1 0
DET (1 yr) 8 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 410 1534 1299 168 361 69 13 29 192 7 8 220 150 .278 .386 .418 .804 131 543 31 9 6
NL (1 yr) 24 38 31 0 8 0 2 0 7 0 6 2 .258 .395 .387 .782 109 12 0 1 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 23 DET AL 8 16 -5 0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.5 1 -5 -0.4 .437 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -5 /O97
1941 25 CLE AL 2 8 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .477 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /3
1942 26 CLE AL 156 662 35 -1 0 -1 -7 26 2.8 19 45 4.6 .518 .517 4.7 -0.8 46 *3 MVP-25
1945 29 CLE AL 42 153 10 0 0 -2 -2 6 0.6 4 10 1.1 .516 .504 1.3 -0.4 12 O9/3
1946 30 CLE AL 99 358 16 1 0 0 -4 12 1.4 11 23 2.4 .514 .508 2.5 -0.4 23 3/O9
1947 31 CLE AL 103 337 2 0 0 5 -4 3 0.3 10 13 1.4 .504 .502 0.8 0.1 8 3
1949 33 PIT NL 24 38 1 0 0 -1 -0 -0 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 /3
7 Seasons 434 1572 58 -0 0 1 -17 42 4.5 47 88 9.1 .511 .509 9.0 -1.7 87
CLE (5 yrs) 402 1518 62 -0 0 2 -16 47 5.1 45 92 9.5 .513 .510 9.3 -1.6 90
PIT (1 yr) 24 38 1 0 0 -1 -0 -0 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.2 -0.1 2
DET (1 yr) 8 16 -5 0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.5 1 -5 -0.4 .437 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -5

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
1939 DET AL 23 OF 3 3 3 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .968 2.43
1939 DET AL 23 RF 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.10
1939 DET AL 23 LF 1 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .965 2.40
1941 CLE AL 25 1B 2 2 2 21 20 1 0 3 1.000 10.50 .990 9.90
1942 CLE AL 26 1B 156 156 154 1605 1503 90 12 152 .993 10.21 .989 10.08 MVP-25
1945 CLE AL 29 OF 33 33 15 65 59 2 4 2 .938 1.85 .978 2.40
1945 CLE AL 29 RF 33 33 15 66 60 2 4 2 .939 1.88 .974 2.13
1945 CLE AL 29 1B 5 5 5 37 32 4 1 2 .973 7.20 .989 10.10
1946 CLE AL 30 1B 80 76 74 680 607 62 11 60 .984 8.36 .989 9.58
1946 CLE AL 30 OF 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .975 2.40
1946 CLE AL 30 RF 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .970 2.10
1947 CLE AL 31 1B 77 75 68 733 662 63 8 78 .989 9.42 .990 9.64
1949 PIT NL 33 1B 5 3 3 43 43 0 0 4 1.000 8.60 .991 9.62
6 Seasons 1B 325 317 306 3119 2867 220 32 299 .990 9.50 .989 9.84
3 Seasons OF 37 37 19 73 66 2 5 2 .932 1.84 .977 2.40
3 Seasons RF 36 36 18 70 63 2 5 2 .929 1.81 .973 2.13
1 Season LF 1 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .965 2.40
7 Seasons TOT 362 354 325 3192 2933 222 37 301 .988 8.72 .989 9.08
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))
1942 AL (25, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1942 AL  4.6 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1942 AL  4.7 (6th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1942 AL  .412 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1942 AL  .845 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1942 AL  156 (1st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1942 AL  14 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1942 AL  82 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1942 AL  106 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1942 AL  57 (10th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1942 AL  144 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1942 AL  95 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1942 AL  38 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1942 AL  3.9 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1942 AL  272 (3rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1942 AL  .679 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1942 AL  6 (2nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1942 AL  8.4 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1942 AL  16.86 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1942 AL  4.4 (1st)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1942 AL  1.9 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1942 AL  1.8 (8th)

Putoutss c a p y
1942 AL  1,503 (1st)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1942 AL  156 (1st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1942 AL  1,503 (1st)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1942 AL  12 (5th)
1946 AL  11 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1942 AL  152 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1945 AL  2 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1942 AL  10.21 (4th)
1947 AL  9.42 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1942 AL  .993 (1st)

                           

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 - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 11 (1377), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1422), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (206th), 9.1 career WAR/9.1 7yr-peak WAR/9.1 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Leslie Harvey Les Mae Fleming

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