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Nellie Fox

Jacob Nelson Fox (Mighty Mite)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: December 25, 1927 in St. Thomas, PA
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1944. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 8, 1947 (Age 19.165, 7,988th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1949 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Colt.45's/Athletics/Astros 1947-1965

Final Game: July 25, 1965 (Age 37.212)
Died: December 1, 1975 in Baltimore, MD
Buried: St. Thomas Cemetery, St. Thomas, PA
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1997.
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 27, 2014 1:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #159. Jack Glasscock… #160. Hugh Duffy… #161. Willie Randolph… #162. NELLIE FOX… #163. Steve Garvey… #164. Rocky Colavito… #165. Stan Hack… 

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 19 PHA AL 7 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 -27 0 0 0 0 /4
1948 20 PHA AL 3 14 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .154 .214 .154 .368 -2 2 0 0 0 /4
1949 21 PHA AL 88 296 247 42 63 6 2 0 21 2 2 32 9 .255 .354 .296 .650 75 73 10 6 11 4
1950 22 CHW AL 130 504 457 45 113 12 7 0 30 4 3 35 17 .247 .304 .304 .608 58 139 6 2 10 *4
1951 ★ 23 CHW AL 147 682 604 93 189 32 12 4 55 9 12 43 11 .313 .372 .425 .798 117 257 7 14 20 *4 AS,MVP-17
1952 ★ 24 CHW AL 152 700 648 76 192 25 10 0 39 5 5 34 14 .296 .334 .366 .700 94 237 11 3 15 *4 AS,MVP-7
1953 ★ 25 CHW AL 154 692 624 92 178 31 8 3 72 4 5 49 18 .285 .344 .375 .719 92 234 15 7 12 *4 AS
1954 ★ 26 CHW AL 155 706 631 111 201 24 8 2 47 16 9 51 12 .319 .372 .391 .763 107 247 13 5 15 4 *4 AS,MVP-9
1955 ★ 27 CHW AL 154 709 636 100 198 28 7 6 59 7 9 38 15 .311 .364 .406 .770 106 258 8 17 14 4 1 *4 AS,MVP-7
1956 ★ 28 CHW AL 154 721 649 109 192 20 10 4 52 8 4 44 14 .296 .347 .376 .723 91 244 19 10 13 5 1 *4 AS,MVP-14
1957 ★ 29 CHW AL 155 718 619 110 196 27 8 6 61 5 6 75 13 .317 .403 .415 .818 124 257 7 16 5 3 2 *4 AS,MVP-4,GG
1958 ★ 30 CHW AL 155 698 623 82 187 21 6 0 49 5 6 47 11 .300 .357 .353 .710 98 220 13 11 12 5 5 *4 AS,MVP-8
1959 ★ 31 CHW AL 156 717 624 84 191 34 6 2 70 5 6 71 13 .306 .380 .389 .770 113 243 6 7 9 5 8 *4 AS,MVP-1,GG
1960 ★ 32 CHW AL 150 684 605 85 175 24 10 2 59 2 4 50 13 .289 .351 .372 .723 96 225 11 10 14 5 2 *4 AS,MVP-18,GG
1961 ★ 33 CHW AL 159 696 606 67 152 11 5 2 51 2 3 59 12 .251 .323 .295 .618 69 179 17 9 15 7 3 *4 AS
1962 34 CHW AL 157 684 621 79 166 27 7 2 54 1 2 38 12 .267 .314 .343 .657 77 213 13 7 13 5 0 *4
1963 ★ 35 CHW AL 137 582 539 54 140 19 0 2 42 0 2 24 17 .260 .299 .306 .605 72 165 10 7 10 2 1 *4 AS,MVP-26
1964 36 HOU NL 133 502 442 45 117 12 6 0 28 0 2 27 13 .265 .320 .319 .639 86 141 8 10 20 3 1 *4
1965 37 HOU NL 21 42 41 3 11 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .268 .286 .317 .603 76 13 1 1 0 0 0 /534
19 Yrs 2367 10351 9232 1279 2663 355 112 35 790 76 80 719 216 .288 .348 .363 .710 93 3347 175 142 208 48 24
162 Game Avg. 162 708 632 88 182 24 8 2 54 5 5 49 15 .288 .348 .363 .710 93 229 12 10 14
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
CHW (14 yrs) 2115 9493 8486 1187 2470 335 104 35 740 73 76 658 192 .291 .349 .367 .717 95 3118 156 125 177 45 23
PHA (3 yrs) 98 314 263 44 65 6 2 0 21 3 2 34 9 .247 .347 .285 .632 70 75 10 6 11
HOU (2 yrs) 154 544 483 48 128 14 6 0 29 0 2 27 15 .265 .317 .319 .636 85 154 9 11 20 3 1
AL (17 yrs) 2213 9807 8749 1231 2535 341 106 35 761 76 78 692 201 .290 .349 .365 .714 94 3193 166 131 188 45 23
NL (2 yrs) 154 544 483 48 128 14 6 0 29 0 2 27 15 .265 .317 .319 .636 85 154 9 11 20 3 1

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 19 PHA AL 7 4 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /4
1948 20 PHA AL 3 14 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .425 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /4
1949 21 PHA AL 88 296 -7 0 0 4 4 1 0.1 9 10 0.9 .501 .501 0.5 0.7 6 4
1950 22 CHW AL 130 504 -28 0 1 1 6 -20 -1.9 15 -5 -0.4 .485 .488 -0.6 0.7 -6 *4
1951 ★ 23 CHW AL 147 682 16 -2 1 7 7 29 2.9 20 49 4.8 .520 .518 4.0 1.4 42 *4 AS,MVP-17
1952 ★ 24 CHW AL 152 700 -5 -0 1 8 7 10 1.1 20 31 3.1 .508 .507 2.2 1.6 23 *4 AS,MVP-7
1953 ★ 25 CHW AL 154 692 -6 1 2 6 7 10 1.0 20 30 3.2 .507 .506 2.5 1.3 25 *4 AS
1954 ★ 26 CHW AL 155 706 7 3 1 11 6 28 3.0 20 48 5.1 .519 .519 3.9 1.8 37 *4 AS,MVP-9
1955 ★ 27 CHW AL 154 709 9 1 1 12 6 29 3.1 20 49 5.1 .520 .519 3.8 1.9 37 *4 AS,MVP-7
1956 ★ 28 CHW AL 154 721 -8 5 0 -4 6 -1 -0.1 21 20 1.9 .500 .500 2.1 0.3 23 *4 AS,MVP-14
1957 ★ 29 CHW AL 155 718 23 7 5 15 5 56 5.8 20 76 7.9 .539 .537 6.3 2.2 61 *4 AS,MVP-4,GG
1958 ★ 30 CHW AL 155 698 3 2 1 7 5 19 1.9 20 39 3.9 .513 .513 3.2 1.3 32 *4 AS,MVP-8
1959 ★ 31 CHW AL 156 717 11 1 2 21 5 40 4.0 20 60 6.0 .527 .526 3.9 2.6 39 $45,000 *4 AS,MVP-1,GG
1960 ★ 32 CHW AL 150 684 -0 0 2 16 5 22 2.1 20 42 4.0 .516 .514 2.5 2.1 26 $47,000 *4 AS,MVP-18,GG
1961 ★ 33 CHW AL 159 696 -26 -0 -0 4 4 -18 -2.2 21 3 -0.1 .488 .488 -0.3 0.7 -1 *4 AS
1962 34 CHW AL 157 684 -14 1 -1 6 4 -3 -0.6 21 18 1.5 .498 .498 1.1 0.9 11 *4
1963 ★ 35 CHW AL 137 582 -19 -1 0 10 4 -6 -0.9 18 12 0.9 .495 .496 -0.1 1.4 2 *4 AS,MVP-26
1964 36 HOU NL 133 502 -6 1 0 -4 3 -6 -0.6 19 13 1.4 .495 .496 1.8 -0.1 17 *4
1965 37 HOU NL 21 42 -1 -1 1 0 0 -1 -0.1 2 0 0.0 .494 .499 -0.0 0.1 0 /534
19 Seasons 2367 10351 -53 19 17 120 82 185 18.3 307 492 49.0 .508 .508 36.7 21.0 372 $92,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHW (14 yrs) 2115 9493 -37 18 16 121 75 194 19.2 277 471 46.9 .510 .509 34.5 20.3 350 $92,000
PHA (3 yrs) 98 314 -9 1 0 3 4 -2 -0.2 9 7 0.7 .498 .501 0.4 0.7 4
HOU (2 yrs) 154 544 -7 0 1 -4 3 -7 -0.7 20 13 1.4 .495 .496 1.7 -0.0 17

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1959 31 CHW AL WS LAD L 6 28 24 4 9 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 .375 .464 .500 .964 12 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 6 28 24 4 9 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 .375 .464 .500 .964 12 0 0 0 0 0

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 19 2B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 5.50
1948 PHA AL 20 2B 3 3 3 20 13 6 1 1 .950 6.33 .976 5.63
1949 PHA AL 21 2B 77 73 64 394 191 196 7 68 .982 5.03 .974 5.49
1950 CHW AL 22 2B 121 120 113 1040.1 702 340 344 18 100 .974 5.92 5.65 .976 5.86 5.76
1951 CHW AL 23 2B 147 147 142 1342.1 879 413 449 17 112 .981 5.78 5.86 .978 5.72 5.69 AS,MVP-17
1952 CHW AL 24 2B 151 150 148 1354.2 852 406 433 13 111 .985 5.57 5.56 .978 5.57 5.57 AS,MVP-7
1953 CHW AL 25 2B 154 151 151 1368.2 892 451 426 15 101 .983 6 5 5.77 5.69 .979 5.60 5.57 AS
1954 CHW AL 26 2B 155 155 153 1373.0 801 400 392 9 103 .989 11 9 5.19 5.11 .976 5.37 5.33 AS,MVP-9
1955 CHW AL 27 2B 154 154 152 1364.1 906 399 483 24 110 .974 12 10 5.82 5.73 .976 5.37 5.32 AS,MVP-7
1956 CHW AL 28 2B 154 154 151 1380.0 886 478 396 12 124 .986 -4 -3 5.70 5.68 .973 5.44 5.40 AS,MVP-14
1957 CHW AL 29 2B 155 155 151 1392.2 919 453 453 13 141 .986 15 13 5.85 5.85 .980 5.39 5.41 AS,MVP-4,GG
1958 CHW AL 30 2B 155 155 152 1376.2 856 444 399 13 117 .985 7 6 5.51 5.44 .978 5.26 5.21 AS,MVP-8
1959 CHW AL 31 2B 156 156 151 1405.2 827 364 453 10 93 .988 21 18 5.23 5.24 .976 5.29 5.25 AS,MVP-1,GG
1960 CHW AL 32 2B 149 148 145 1323.2 872 412 447 13 126 .985 16 15 5.84 5.77 .979 5.46 5.45 AS,MVP-18,GG
1961 CHW AL 33 2B 159 156 151 1381.2 835 413 407 15 97 .982 4 3 5.34 5.16 .978 5.24 5.18 AS
1962 CHW AL 34 2B 154 151 142 1337.2 812 376 428 8 93 .990 6 6 5.41 5.22 .980 5.25 5.24
1963 CHW AL 35 2B 134 128 114 1147.2 655 305 342 8 71 .988 10 11 5.07 4.83 .980 5.08 5.09 AS,MVP-26
1964 HOU NL 36 2B 115 114 92 962.0 561 231 317 13 51 .977 -4 -6 5.13 4.77 .973 5.22 5.19
1965 HOU NL 37 3B 6 4 4 45.0 15 4 11 0 1 1.000 0 0 3.00 2.50 .951 2.82 2.82
1965 HOU NL 37 1B 2 1 1 8.0 9 8 1 0 1 1.000 0 15 10.12 4.50 .990 10.01 10.05
1965 HOU NL 37 2B 1 1 0 6.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 60 3.00 2.00 .975 5.25 5.30
19 Seasons 2B 2295 2271 2175 19557.0 12672 6090 6373 209 1619 .984 101 6 5.55 5.43 .977 5.41 5.38
1 Season 3B 6 4 4 45.0 15 4 11 0 1 1.000 0 0 3.00 2.50 .951 2.82 2.82
1 Season 1B 2 1 1 8.0 9 8 1 0 1 1.000 0 15 10.12 4.50 .990 10.01 10.05
19 Seasons TOT 2303 2276 2180 19610.0 12696 6102 6385 209 1621 .984 101 6 5.54 5.42 .977 5.40 5.38
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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.
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

Hall of Fame
1971 BBWAA (10.8%)
1972 BBWAA (16.2%)
1973 BBWAA (19.2%)
1974 BBWAA (21.6%)
1975 BBWAA (21.0%)
1976 BBWAA (44.8%)
1977 BBWAA (39.7%)
1978 BBWAA (39.3%)
1979 BBWAA (40.3%)
1980 BBWAA (41.8%)
1981 BBWAA (41.9%)
1982 BBWAA (30.6%)
1983 BBWAA (46.3%)
1984 BBWAA (61.0%)
1985 BBWAA (74.7%)
1997 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1997
by Veteran's Committee

All-Star Games
1951 (2B)
1952
1953 *
1954 *
1955 (2B)
1956 (2B)
1957 (2B)
1958 (2B)
1959-1 (2B)
1959-2 (2B)
1960-1 *
1960-2 *
1961-1 *
1961-2
1963 (2B)

Awards (yr lg award)
1959 AL MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1951 AL (17, 7%)
1952 AL (7, 18%)
1954 AL (9, 9%)
1955 AL (7, 25%)
1956 AL (14, 8%)
1957 AL (4, 56%)
1958 AL (8, 26%)
1959 AL (1, 88%)
1960 AL (18, 3%)
1963 AL (26, 1%)
1 MVP
2.42 Career Shares (65th)

Gold Gloves
1957 ML (2B)
1959 AL (2B)
1960 AL (2B)
All multiple winners

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1951 AL  4.9 (9th)
1954 AL  5.1 (10th)
1955 AL  5.1 (10th)
1957 AL  7.9 (3rd)
1959 AL  6.0 (4th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1951 AL  4.9 (5th)
1954 AL  5.1 (8th)
1955 AL  5.1 (6th)
1957 AL  7.9 (3rd)
1959 AL  6.0 (2nd)
1960 AL  4.0 (7th)
Career  49.0 (196th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1951 AL  4.0 (9th)
1955 AL  3.8 (7th)
1957 AL  6.3 (3rd)
1959 AL  3.9 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1951 AL  1.4 (3rd)
1952 AL  1.6 (4th)
1953 AL  1.3 (10th)
1954 AL  1.8 (2nd)
1955 AL  1.9 (3rd)
1957 AL  2.2 (2nd)
1958 AL  1.3 (7th)
1959 AL  2.6 (1st)
1960 AL  2.1 (4th)
1963 AL  1.4 (8th)
Career  21.0 (41st)

Batting Average s c a p y
1951 AL  .313 (5th)
1952 AL  .296 (9th)
1954 AL  .319 (5th)
1955 AL  .311 (4th)
1957 AL  .317 (5th)
1958 AL  .300 (10th)
1959 AL  .306 (4th)
1960 AL  .289 (9th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1957 AL  .403 (5th)
1959 AL  .380 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1951 AL  147 (7th)
1952 AL  152 (4th)
1953 AL  154 (6th)
1954 AL  155 (1st)
1955 AL  154 (1st)
1956 AL  154 (2nd)
1957 AL  155 (1st)
1958 AL  155 (1st)
1959 AL  156 (1st)
1960 AL  150 (9th)
1961 AL  159 (7th)
Career  2,367 (93rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1951 AL  604 (3rd)
1952 AL  648 (1st)
1953 AL  624 (2nd)
1954 AL  631 (2nd)
1955 AL  636 (1st)
1956 AL  649 (1st)
1957 AL  619 (4th)
1958 AL  623 (2nd)
1959 AL  624 (1st)
1960 AL  605 (1st)
1961 AL  606 (8th)
1962 AL  621 (8th)
Career  9,232 (56th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1951 AL  682 (3rd)
1952 AL  700 (2nd)
1953 AL  692 (3rd)
1954 AL  706 (2nd)
1955 AL  709 (3rd)
1956 AL  721 (1st)
1957 AL  718 (1st)
1958 AL  698 (1st)
1959 AL  717 (1st)
1960 AL  684 (1st)
1961 AL  696 (8th)
Career  10,351 (60th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1951 AL  93 (6th)
1953 AL  92 (8th)
1954 AL  111 (4th)
1955 AL  100 (6th)
1956 AL  109 (2nd)
1957 AL  110 (2nd)
1960 AL  85 (7th)
Career  1,279 (134th)

Hits s c a p y
1951 AL  189 (2nd)
1952 AL  192 (1st)
1953 AL  178 (6th)
1954 AL  201 (1st)
1955 AL  198 (2nd)
1956 AL  192 (3rd)
1957 AL  196 (1st)
1958 AL  187 (1st)
1959 AL  191 (2nd)
1960 AL  175 (2nd)
Career  2,663 (71st)

Total Bases s c a p y
1951 AL  257 (7th)
1954 AL  247 (10th)
1955 AL  258 (7th)
1957 AL  257 (7th)
Career  3,347 (201st)

Doubles s c a p y
1951 AL  32 (8th)
1953 AL  31 (8th)
1955 AL  28 (6th)
1957 AL  27 (9th)
1959 AL  34 (2nd)

Triples s c a p y
1951 AL  12 (2nd)
1952 AL  10 (2nd)
1953 AL  8 (5th)
1954 AL  8 (7th)
1955 AL  7 (8th)
1956 AL  10 (5th)
1957 AL  8 (4th)
1958 AL  6 (10th)
1959 AL  6 (7th)
1960 AL  10 (1st)
1962 AL  7 (9th)
Career  112 (120th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1957 AL  75 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1954 AL  16 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1951 AL  141 (2nd)
1952 AL  157 (1st)
1953 AL  136 (4th)
1954 AL  167 (1st)
1955 AL  157 (1st)
1956 AL  158 (1st)
1957 AL  155 (1st)
1958 AL  160 (1st)
1959 AL  149 (1st)
1960 AL  139 (1st)
1961 AL  134 (5th)
1962 AL  130 (9th)
1963 AL  119 (10th)
Career  2,161 (28th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1957 AL  124 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1955 AL  95 (7th)
1957 AL  109 (4th)
1959 AL  97 (10th)
Career  1,175 (212th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1957 AL  24 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1957 AL  2.4 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1951 AL  246 (7th)
1953 AL  234 (8th)
1954 AL  257 (5th)
1955 AL  253 (5th)
1956 AL  246 (7th)
1957 AL  287 (2nd)
1958 AL  245 (4th)
1959 AL  269 (3rd)
1960 AL  235 (5th)
Career  3,524 (96th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1957 AL  .680 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1949 AL  6 (3rd)
1951 AL  14 (2nd)
1953 AL  7 (4th)
1954 AL  5 (7th)
1955 AL  17 (1st)
1956 AL  10 (3rd)
1957 AL  16 (2nd)
1958 AL  11 (2nd)
1959 AL  7 (5th)
1960 AL  10 (2nd)
1961 AL  9 (3rd)
1962 AL  7 (8th)
1963 AL  7 (9th)
1964 NL  10 (3rd)
Career  142 (26th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1949 AL  11 (9th)
1950 AL  10 (10th)
1951 AL  20 (2nd)
1952 AL  15 (5th)
1953 AL  12 (10th)
1954 AL  15 (3rd)
1955 AL  14 (2nd)
1956 AL  13 (3rd)
1958 AL  12 (2nd)
1959 AL  9 (9th)
1960 AL  14 (3rd)
1961 AL  15 (1st)
1962 AL  13 (3rd)
1963 AL  10 (3rd)
1964 NL  20 (1st)
Career  208 (79th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1961 AL  7 (10th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1958 AL  5 (9th)
1959 AL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1953 AL  15 (9th)
1956 AL  19 (3rd)
1961 AL  17 (10th)
Career  175 (172nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1951 AL  12 (1st)
1954 AL  9 (3rd)
1955 AL  9 (2nd)
1957 AL  6 (10th)
1958 AL  6 (9th)
1959 AL  6 (6th)
Career  80 (225th)

SB % s c a p y
1954 AL  64.00 (5th)
1955 AL  43.75 (5th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1950 AL  26.9 (4th)
1951 AL  54.9 (1st)
1952 AL  46.3 (2nd)
1953 AL  34.7 (2nd)
1954 AL  52.6 (1st)
1955 AL  42.4 (1st)
1956 AL  46.4 (1st)
1957 AL  47.6 (1st)
1958 AL  56.6 (1st)
1959 AL  48.0 (1st)
1960 AL  46.5 (1st)
1961 AL  50.5 (1st)
1962 AL  51.8 (1st)
1963 AL  31.7 (1st)
1964 NL  34.0 (1st)
Career  42.7 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1951 AL  454 (4th)
1952 AL  487 (1st)
1953 AL  478 (4th)
1954 AL  471 (3rd)
1955 AL  473 (2nd)
1956 AL  498 (1st)
1957 AL  444 (7th)
1958 AL  472 (2nd)
1959 AL  459 (4th)
1960 AL  464 (5th)
1961 AL  496 (5th)
1962 AL  488 (4th)
Career  7,080 (46th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1957 AL  39.78 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1957 AL  3.9 (6th)
1959 AL  4.8 (3rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1957 AL  3.3 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1957 AL  4.0 (7th)

Assistss c a p y
1951 AL  449 (4th)
1952 AL  433 (2nd)
1953 AL  426 (5th)
1954 AL  392 (5th)
1955 AL  483 (1st)
1956 AL  396 (4th)
1957 AL  453 (1st)
1959 AL  453 (2nd)
1960 AL  447 (3rd)
Career  6,385 (29th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1955 AL  24 (5th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1954 AL  11 (5th)
1955 AL  12 (5th)
1957 AL  15 (2nd)
1959 AL  21 (2nd)
Career  101 (48th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1950 AL  121 (5th)
1951 AL  147 (2nd)
1952 AL  151 (1st)
1953 AL  154 (1st)
1954 AL  155 (1st)
1955 AL  154 (1st)
1956 AL  154 (1st)
1957 AL  155 (1st)
1958 AL  155 (1st)
1959 AL  156 (1st)
1960 AL  149 (2nd)
1961 AL  159 (3rd)
1962 AL  154 (5th)
1963 AL  134 (5th)
Career  2,295 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1950 AL  340 (5th)
1951 AL  413 (2nd)
1952 AL  406 (1st)
1953 AL  451 (1st)
1954 AL  400 (1st)
1955 AL  399 (1st)
1956 AL  478 (1st)
1957 AL  453 (1st)
1958 AL  444 (1st)
1959 AL  364 (1st)
1960 AL  412 (1st)
1961 AL  413 (1st)
1962 AL  376 (3rd)
1963 AL  305 (4th)
Career  6,090 (3rd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1950 AL  344 (5th)
1951 AL  449 (3rd)
1952 AL  433 (1st)
1953 AL  426 (2nd)
1954 AL  392 (2nd)
1955 AL  483 (1st)
1956 AL  396 (1st)
1957 AL  453 (1st)
1958 AL  399 (2nd)
1959 AL  453 (1st)
1960 AL  447 (1st)
1961 AL  407 (3rd)
1962 AL  428 (5th)
1963 AL  342 (5th)
1964 NL  317 (4th)
Career  6,373 (8th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1950 AL  18 (5th)
1951 AL  17 (3rd)
1952 AL  13 (4th)
1953 AL  15 (3rd)
1955 AL  24 (1st)
1956 AL  12 (5th)
1957 AL  13 (2nd)
1958 AL  13 (2nd)
1959 AL  10 (4th)
1960 AL  13 (5th)
Career  209 (61st)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1951 AL  112 (3rd)
1952 AL  111 (2nd)
1953 AL  101 (5th)
1954 AL  103 (1st)
1955 AL  110 (2nd)
1956 AL  124 (1st)
1957 AL  141 (1st)
1958 AL  117 (1st)
1959 AL  93 (2nd)
1960 AL  126 (1st)
1961 AL  97 (4th)
1963 AL  71 (5th)
Career  1,619 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1953 AL  6 (4th)
1954 AL  11 (1st)
1955 AL  12 (1st)
1957 AL  15 (1st)
1958 AL  7 (3rd)
1959 AL  21 (1st)
1960 AL  16 (2nd)
1961 AL  4 (4th)
1963 AL  10 (2nd)
Career  101 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1951 AL  5.78 (4th)
1952 AL  5.57 (3rd)
1953 AL  5.77 (3rd)
1955 AL  5.82 (2nd)
1956 AL  5.70 (1st)
1957 AL  5.86 (1st)
1958 AL  5.51 (3rd)
1959 AL  5.23 (3rd)
1960 AL  5.84 (1st)
1961 AL  5.34 (5th)
1962 AL  5.41 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1949 AL  5.03 (5th)
1951 AL  5.86 (1st)
1952 AL  5.56 (2nd)
1953 AL  5.69 (1st)
1954 AL  5.11 (3rd)
1955 AL  5.73 (1st)
1956 AL  5.68 (1st)
1957 AL  5.85 (1st)
1958 AL  5.44 (3rd)
1959 AL  5.24 (2nd)
1960 AL  5.77 (1st)
1961 AL  5.16 (5th)
1962 AL  5.22 (4th)
Career  5.43 (62nd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1950 AL  .974 (4th)
1951 AL  .981 (4th)
1952 AL  .985 (1st)
1953 AL  .983 (3rd)
1954 AL  .989 (1st)
1955 AL  .974 (4th)
1956 AL  .986 (1st)
1957 AL  .986 (2nd)
1958 AL  .985 (3rd)
1959 AL  .988 (1st)
1960 AL  .985 (2nd)
1961 AL  .982 (2nd)
1962 AL  .990 (1st)
1963 AL  .988 (1st)
1964 NL  .977 (5th)
Career  .984 (59th)

Oldest s c a p y
1965 NL  born 1927-12-25 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1947 AL  born 1927-12-25 (5th)
1948 AL  born 1927-12-25 (5th)
1949 AL  born 1927-12-25 (9th)

             

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 23 (86), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 131 (135), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 163 (71), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 32 (265), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (21st), 49.0 career WAR/36.9 7yr-peak WAR/42.9 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1959 31 Chicago White Sox $45,000 ? 2/11/59 TSN
1960 32 Chicago White Sox $47,000 ? White Sox Encyclopedia 165
Career to date (may be incomplete)$92,000
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.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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German: Nellie Fox Statistik
Finnish: Nellie Fox tilastot
Japanese: ネリー・フォックス 統計
Polish: Nellie Fox Statystyki

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