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Elbie Fletcher

Elburt Preston Fletcher

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 18, 1916 in Milton, MA
High School: Milton HS (Milton, MA)
Signed
by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1934. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1934 (Age 18.182, 6,488th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Bees/Braves 1934-1949

Last Game: October 2, 1949 (Age 33.198)
Died: March 9, 1994 in Milton, MA
Buried: Milton Cemetery, Milton, MA
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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
1934 18 BSN NL 8 4 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 178 2 0 0 0 /3
1935 19 BSN NL 39 157 148 12 35 7 1 1 9 1 7 13 .236 .271 .318 .589 64 47 3 0 2 3
1937 21 BSN NL 148 606 539 56 133 22 4 1 38 3 56 64 .247 .321 .308 .629 79 166 14 3 7 *3
1938 22 BSN NL 147 596 529 71 144 24 7 6 48 5 60 40 .272 .351 .378 .729 109 200 13 4 3 *3
1939 23 TOT NL 137 555 476 63 138 25 4 12 77 4 67 33 .290 .381 .435 .816 122 207 12 3 9 *3 MVP-25
1939 23 BSN NL 35 126 106 14 26 2 0 0 6 1 19 5 .245 .365 .264 .629 77 28 1 1 0 3
1939 23 PIT NL 102 429 370 49 112 23 4 12 71 3 48 28 .303 .386 .484 .869 134 179 11 2 9 3
1940 24 PIT NL 147 641 510 94 139 22 7 16 104 5 119 54 .273 .418 .437 .856 137 223 12 9 3 *3 MVP-19
1941 25 PIT NL 151 641 521 95 150 29 13 11 74 5 118 54 .288 .421 .457 .878 147 238 5 2 1 *3 MVP-14
1942 26 PIT NL 145 623 506 86 146 22 5 7 57 0 105 60 .289 .417 .393 .810 135 199 4 6 6 *3
1943 ★ 27 PIT NL 154 648 544 91 154 24 5 9 70 1 95 49 .283 .395 .395 .791 125 215 12 6 2 *3 AS,MVP-21
1946 30 PIT NL 148 650 532 72 136 25 8 4 66 4 111 37 .256 .384 .355 .739 108 189 7 0 8 *3
1947 31 PIT NL 69 187 157 22 38 9 1 1 22 2 29 24 .242 .364 .331 .695 83 52 5 1 0 3
1949 33 BSN NL 122 518 413 57 108 19 3 11 51 1 84 65 .262 .396 .402 .798 119 166 10 8 13 *3
12 Yrs 1415 5826 4879 723 1323 228 58 79 616 32 851 495 .271 .384 .390 .774 117 1904 97 42 54
162 Game Avg. 162 667 559 83 151 26 7 9 71 4 97 57 .271 .384 .390 .774 117 218 11 5 6
PIT (7 yrs) 916 3819 3140 509 875 154 43 60 464 20 625 306 .279 .403 .412 .815 128 1295 56 26 29
BSN (6 yrs) 499 2007 1739 214 448 74 15 19 152 12 226 189 .258 .348 .350 .699 97 609 41 16 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
1934 18 BSN NL 8 4 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 .505 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /3
1935 19 BSN NL 39 157 -7 -0 0 1 -2 -8 -0.8 5 -3 -0.3 .480 .495 -0.4 -0.1 -4 3
1937 21 BSN NL 148 606 -12 0 0 16 -7 -2 -0.4 20 17 1.7 .498 .498 0.1 0.9 1 $3,700 *3
1938 22 BSN NL 147 596 9 -0 0 13 -7 15 1.4 19 34 3.5 .511 .510 2.2 0.6 21 *3
1939 23 BSN NL 35 126 -2 -0 0 -4 -1 -7 -0.8 4 -3 -0.3 .479 .495 0.1 -0.6 1 3 MVP-25
1939 23 PIT NL 102 429 19 -0 0 -3 -5 11 1.0 14 25 2.5 .511 .507 2.9 -0.9 28 3 MVP-25
1940 24 PIT NL 147 641 32 -0 0 2 -7 27 2.7 22 48 4.9 .519 .517 4.8 -0.6 46 *3 MVP-19
1941 25 PIT NL 151 641 36 -0 0 5 -7 34 3.5 22 56 5.8 .524 .522 5.3 -0.3 51 *3 MVP-14
1942 26 PIT NL 145 623 26 1 0 6 -7 26 2.8 20 46 4.9 .520 .518 4.3 -0.2 40 *3
1943 ★ 27 PIT NL 154 648 20 0 0 5 -7 18 2.1 21 39 4.2 .514 .513 3.6 -0.3 34 *3 AS,MVP-21
1946 30 PIT NL 148 650 10 -0 0 -1 -7 1 0.1 24 25 2.6 .501 .501 2.7 -0.9 26 *3
1947 31 PIT NL 69 187 -3 -0 0 -1 -2 -6 -0.6 7 1 0.1 .491 .496 0.2 -0.3 2 3
1949 33 BSN NL 122 518 15 -1 1 -3 -6 6 0.6 20 27 2.7 .506 .504 3.0 -0.9 30 *3
12 Seasons 1415 5826 144 -2 1 36 -64 115 11.7 198 312 32.3 .509 .509 28.7 -3.4 277 $3,700
PIT (7 yrs) 916 3819 139 -1 0 13 -41 110 11.5 129 239 25.0 .513 .512 23.7 -3.3 226
BSN (6 yrs) 499 2007 5 -1 1 23 -23 5 0.1 68 73 7.3 .501 .503 5.0 -0.1 50 $3,700

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 Awards
1934 BSN NL 18 1B 1 1 1 8 7 0 1 1 .875 7.00 .991 10.00
1935 BSN NL 19 1B 39 38 37 381 353 27 1 22 .997 9.74 .989 9.93
1937 BSN NL 21 1B 148 148 148 1707 1587 108 12 117 .993 11.45 .989 10.31
1938 BSN NL 22 1B 146 139 133 1565 1424 126 15 108 .990 10.62 .992 10.47
1939 TOT NL 23 1B 132 131 129 1422 1345 64 13 131 .991 10.67 .989 10.24 MVP-25
1939 BSN NL 23 1B 31 30 28 348 335 8 5 34 .986 11.06 .989 10.24
1939 PIT NL 23 1B 101 101 101 1074 1010 56 8 97 .993 10.55 .989 10.24
1940 PIT NL 24 1B 147 147 143 1627 1512 104 11 128 .993 10.99 .990 10.47 MVP-19
1941 PIT NL 25 1B 151 151 144 1576 1444 118 14 113 .991 10.34 .989 10.16 MVP-14
1942 PIT NL 26 1B 144 144 143 1509 1379 118 12 104 .992 10.40 .989 10.18
1943 PIT NL 27 1B 154 154 149 1655 1541 108 6 141 .996 10.71 .992 10.48 AS,MVP-21
1946 PIT NL 30 1B 147 147 145 1470 1356 106 8 97 .995 9.95 .991 9.98
1947 PIT NL 31 1B 50 36 35 354 324 25 5 28 .986 6.98 .991 9.62
1949 BSN NL 33 1B 121 114 111 1045 965 71 9 96 .991 8.56 .991 9.62
12 Seasons 1B 1380 1350 1318 14319 13237 975 107 1086 .993 10.30 .990 10.19
12 Seasons TOT 1380 1350 1318 14319 13237 975 107 1086 .993 10.30 .990 10.19
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))
1939 NL (25, 1%)
1940 NL (19, 5%)
1941 NL (14, 7%)
1943 NL (21, 2%)
0.15 Career Shares (832nd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1941 NL  5.8 (6th)
1942 NL  4.9 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1940 NL  4.9 (8th)
1941 NL  5.8 (3rd)
1942 NL  4.9 (8th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1940 NL  4.8 (5th)
1941 NL  5.3 (5th)
1942 NL  4.3 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1937 NL  0.9 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1940 NL  .418 (1st)
1941 NL  .421 (1st)
1942 NL  .417 (1st)
1943 NL  .395 (4th)
1946 NL  .384 (8th)
1949 NL  .396 (9th)
Career  .384 (141st)

Slugging % s c a p y
1941 NL  .457 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1940 NL  .856 (10th)
1941 NL  .878 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1941 NL  151 (8th)
1943 NL  154 (4th)
1946 NL  148 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1940 NL  641 (8th)
1941 NL  641 (7th)
1946 NL  650 (3rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1940 NL  94 (7th)
1941 NL  95 (4th)
1942 NL  86 (9th)
1943 NL  91 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1941 NL  13 (2nd)
1946 NL  8 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1940 NL  104 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1939 NL  67 (10th)
1940 NL  119 (1st)
1941 NL  118 (1st)
1942 NL  105 (2nd)
1943 NL  95 (2nd)
1946 NL  111 (2nd)
1949 NL  84 (8th)
Career  851 (205th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1937 NL  64 (9th)
1942 NL  60 (6th)
1949 NL  65 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1940 NL  137 (8th)
1941 NL  147 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1940 NL  91 (10th)
1941 NL  100 (7th)
1942 NL  82 (10th)
1943 NL  84 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1940 NL  34 (3rd)
1941 NL  39 (3rd)
1942 NL  30 (8th)
1943 NL  23 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1940 NL  3.4 (3rd)
1941 NL  4.0 (3rd)
1942 NL  3.2 (8th)
1943 NL  2.4 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1941 NL  53 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1940 NL  267 (4th)
1941 NL  270 (2nd)
1942 NL  257 (4th)
1943 NL  255 (4th)
1946 NL  247 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1941 NL  .728 (6th)
1942 NL  .695 (10th)
1943 NL  .655 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1938 NL  4 (8th)
1940 NL  9 (1st)
1942 NL  6 (4th)
1943 NL  6 (2nd)
1949 NL  8 (2nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1949 NL  13 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1941 NL  6.9 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1937 NL  427 (7th)
1946 NL  411 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1943 NL  29.44 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1943 NL  3.4 (3rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1943 NL  2.4 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1943 NL  3.0 (4th)

Putoutss c a p y
1937 NL  1,587 (1st)
1938 NL  1,424 (3rd)
1939 NL  1,345 (5th)
1940 NL  1,512 (2nd)
1941 NL  1,444 (2nd)
1942 NL  1,379 (3rd)
1943 NL  1,541 (1st)
1946 NL  1,356 (1st)
1949 NL  965 (3rd)
Career  13,237 (66th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  148 (2nd)
1938 NL  146 (2nd)
1939 NL  132 (5th)
1940 NL  147 (3rd)
1941 NL  151 (2nd)
1942 NL  144 (2nd)
1943 NL  154 (1st)
1946 NL  147 (1st)
1949 NL  121 (3rd)
Career  1,380 (73rd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  1,587 (1st)
1938 NL  1,424 (3rd)
1939 NL  1,345 (5th)
1940 NL  1,512 (2nd)
1941 NL  1,444 (2nd)
1942 NL  1,379 (3rd)
1943 NL  1,541 (1st)
1946 NL  1,356 (1st)
1949 NL  965 (3rd)
Career  13,237 (62nd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  108 (2nd)
1938 NL  126 (1st)
1940 NL  104 (1st)
1941 NL  118 (1st)
1942 NL  118 (1st)
1943 NL  108 (1st)
1946 NL  106 (1st)
1949 NL  71 (3rd)
Career  975 (57th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  12 (4th)
1938 NL  15 (1st)
1939 NL  13 (5th)
1940 NL  11 (5th)
1941 NL  14 (4th)
1942 NL  12 (3rd)
1949 NL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  117 (1st)
1939 NL  131 (3rd)
1940 NL  128 (2nd)
1941 NL  113 (5th)
1942 NL  104 (3rd)
1943 NL  141 (2nd)
1946 NL  97 (3rd)
1949 NL  96 (3rd)
Career  1,086 (74th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  11.45 (1st)
1938 NL  10.62 (3rd)
1939 NL  10.67 (1st)
1940 NL  10.99 (1st)
1941 NL  10.34 (1st)
1942 NL  10.40 (3rd)
1943 NL  10.71 (2nd)
1946 NL  9.95 (4th)
Career  10.30 (52nd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  .993 (2nd)
1939 NL  .991 (4th)
1940 NL  .993 (2nd)
1941 NL  .991 (4th)
1942 NL  .992 (3rd)
1943 NL  .996 (1st)
1946 NL  .995 (3rd)
1949 NL  .991 (2nd)
Career  .993 (94th)

Youngest s c a p y
1934 NL  born 1916-03-18 (2nd)
1935 NL  born 1916-03-18 (2nd)
1937 NL  born 1916-03-18 (7th)


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 - 4 (430), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 38 (660), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1456), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1202), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (61st), 32.3 career WAR/28.6 7yr-peak WAR/30.4 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
1937 21 Boston Bees $3,700 ? C. Alexander, Past Times, at 12
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,700
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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