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Herman Franks

Herman Louis Franks

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 187 lb.

Born: January 4, 1914 in Price, UT
School: University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1939 (Age 25.113, 6,977th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Athletics/Cardinals/Giants 1939-1949

Final Game: August 28, 1949 (Age 35.236)
Died: March 30, 2009 in Salt Lake City, UT
Cremated
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Standard Batting

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 25 STL NL 17 21 17 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 .059 .200 .059 .259 -29 1 1 0 1 2
1940 26 BRO NL 65 154 131 11 24 4 0 1 14 2 20 6 .183 .296 .237 .533 44 31 4 1 2 2
1941 27 BRO NL 57 156 139 10 28 7 0 1 11 0 14 13 .201 .275 .273 .548 52 38 1 0 3 2/O9
1947 33 PHA AL 8 19 15 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 4 .200 .368 .333 .702 95 5 1 0 0 /2
1948 34 PHA AL 40 120 98 10 22 7 1 1 14 0 0 16 11 .224 .345 .347 .692 83 34 4 2 4 2
1949 35 NYG NL 1 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 259 2 0 0 0 /2
6 Yrs 188 473 403 35 80 18 2 3 43 2 0 57 37 .199 .302 .275 .578 57 111 11 3 10
162 Game Avg. 162 408 347 30 69 16 2 3 37 2 49 32 .199 .302 .275 .578 57 96 9 3 9
PHA (2 yrs) 48 139 113 12 25 7 2 1 15 0 0 20 15 .221 .348 .345 .693 85 39 5 2 4
BRO (2 yrs) 122 310 270 21 52 11 0 2 25 2 34 19 .193 .285 .256 .541 48 69 5 1 5
NYG (1 yr) 1 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 259 2 0 0 0
STL (1 yr) 17 21 17 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 .059 .200 .059 .259 -29 1 1 0 1
NL (4 yrs) 140 334 290 23 55 11 0 2 28 2 37 22 .190 .284 .248 .532 45 72 6 1 6
AL (2 yrs) 48 139 113 12 25 7 2 1 15 0 0 20 15 .221 .348 .345 .693 85 39 5 2 4

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 25 STL NL 17 21 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 2
1940 26 BRO NL 65 154 -9 -0 0 1 1 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.2 .488 .495 -0.3 0.2 -3 2
1941 27 BRO NL 57 156 -9 0 0 1 1 -6 -0.7 5 -1 -0.2 .488 .496 -0.3 0.2 -2 $4,000 2/O9
1947 33 PHA AL 8 19 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1948 34 PHA AL 40 120 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 3 3 0.3 .498 .500 0.3 0.1 3 2
1949 35 NYG NL 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .565 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
6 Seasons 188 473 -23 0 0 2 4 -16 -1.8 15 -1 -0.2 .491 .497 -0.4 0.6 -3 $4,000
PHA (2 yrs) 48 139 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .499 .500 0.3 0.1 3
BRO (2 yrs) 122 310 -18 0 0 2 3 -13 -1.5 11 -3 -0.4 .488 .496 -0.6 0.5 -5 $4,000
NYG (1 yr) 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .565 .500 0.1 0.0 1
STL (1 yr) 17 21 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1939 25 STL NL 21 18 0 0.0 108 .071 .059 .287 .200 .354 .059 .411 .259 .765 -29 .000 -3.2 -0.3 .235 .176 .000
1940 26 BRO NL 154 113 9 2.2 104 .185 .183 .280 .296 .346 .237 .403 .533 .748 44 .214 -9.8 -1.0 .486 .221 .053 1.3
1941 27 BRO NL 156 115 10 2.3 98 .216 .201 .272 .275 .343 .273 .383 .548 .725 52 .258 -9.1 -1.0 .464 .173 .072 .0
1947 33 PHA AL 19 13 2 4.1 98 .273 .200 .264 .368 .344 .333 .379 .702 .723 95 .492 -0.0 0.0 .692 .400 .133
1948 34 PHA AL 120 84 11 3.5 106 .244 .224 .274 .345 .360 .347 .396 .692 .756 83 .375 -1.9 -0.2 .650 .286 .122 .0
1949 35 NYG NL 3 1 1 26.8 104 .667 .667 .270 .667 .344 .667 .405 1.333 .749 259 .962 0.6 0.1 2.000 .000 .000
6 Yrs 473 344 33 2.6 102 .212 .199 .275 .302 .348 .275 .394 .578 .742 57 .275 -23.4 -2.4 .518 .223 .077 2.4
162 Game Avg. 408 296 28 2.6 102 .212 .199 .275 .302 .348 .275 .394 .578 .742 57 .275 -23.4 -2.4 .518 .223 .077 2
PHA (2 yrs) 139 97 13 3.6 105 .247 .221 .273 .348 .357 .345 .394 .693 .752 85 .391 -1.9 -0.2 .656 .301 .124 .0
BRO (2 yrs) 310 228 19 2.2 101 .201 .193 .276 .285 .344 .256 .392 .541 .737 48 .236 -18.9 -2.0 .475 .196 .063 2.0
NYG (1 yr) 3 1 1 26.8 104 .667 .667 .270 .667 .344 .667 .405 1.333 .749 259 .962 0.6 0.1 2.000 .000 .000
STL (1 yr) 21 18 0 0.0 108 .071 .059 .287 .200 .354 .059 .411 .259 .765 -29 -3.2 -0.3 .235 .176 .000
NL (4 yrs) 334 247 20 2.2 101 .199 .190 .276 .284 .345 .248 .394 .532 .738 45 .225 -21.5 -2.2 .465 .193 .059 2.0
AL (2 yrs) 139 97 13 3.6 105 .247 .221 .273 .348 .357 .345 .394 .693 .752 85 .391 -1.9 -0.2 .656 .301 .124 .0

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
1941 27 BRO NL WS NYY L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1939 25 STL NL 21 0.0% 14.3% 14.3% 0.0% 0% 1.00 5.7 5.7 67%
1940 26 BRO NL 154 0.7% 3.9% 13.0% 3.3% 21% 0.30 21.8 131.0 9.4 0.69 81%
1941 27 BRO NL 156 0.6% 8.3% 9.0% 5.1% 29% 0.93 10.7 139.0 12.6 0.58 80%
1947 33 PHA AL 19 0.0% 21.1% 21.1% 5.3% 33% 1.00 3.8 15.0 1.00 58%
1948 34 PHA AL 120 0.8% 9.2% 13.3% 7.5% 41% 0.69 8.9 98.0 7.0 0.59 72%
1949 35 NYG NL 3 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 100%
6 Yrs 473 0.6% 7.8% 12.1% 4.9% 29% 0.65 10.9 134.3 9.4 0.63 77%
MLB Averages 1.4% 9.2% 9.2% 6.1% 26% 1.00 9.7 64.8 8.5 0.97 78%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1939 25 STL NL -3.2 -0.3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1940 26 BRO NL -9.8 -1.0 142 -1.9 2.0 -3.9 1.34 -0.9 -0.5 -10.7 -1.1 1.02 -10.1 2.22 23
1941 27 BRO NL -9.1 -1.0 158 -1.2 1.5 -2.7 .90 -1.1 -0.2 -12.0 -1.2 0.98 -13.7 1.95 6
1947 33 PHA AL -0.0 0.0 13 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 1.23 -0.2 -0.1 -2.7 -0.3 1.08 -2.2 0.96 1
1948 34 PHA AL -1.9 -0.2 69 -0.8 0.5 -1.3 .98 -0.7 -0.1 -9.3 -0.9 1.05 -8.9 1.39 9
1949 35 NYG NL 0.6 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
6 Yrs -23.5 -2.4 382 -4.3 4.1 -8.3 1.09 -3.0 -1.0 -34.7 -3.5 1.01 -34.9 1.96 39

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1940 26 BRO NL 0 0 23% 43 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 54% 6 4 2 1 1 0 6 1 5
1941 27 BRO NL 1 0 22% 43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 50% 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 3
1947 33 PHA AL 0 0 29% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 34 PHA AL 1 0 23% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 4 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 2
6 Yrs 2 0 23% 100 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 2 3 52% 12 7 4 3 3 0 12 2 10

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1940 26 BRO NL 139 97% 24 23 4 0 4 2.22 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 2 35 4 11% 20 8 40% 101 13 13% 12 4 33% 4 2 50% 15
1941 27 BRO NL 156 90% 28 6 1 1 1 1.95 1 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 32 1 3% 17 8 47% 111 10 9% 9 3 33% 8 7 88% 0
1947 33 PHA AL 13 85% 3 1 0 0 1 0.96 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33% 3 1 33% 12 1 8% 2 1 50% 1 1 100% 6
1948 34 PHA AL 69 93% 22 9 1 0 1 1.39 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 4 17 4 24% 8 2 25% 54 3 6% 3 0 0% 3 2 67% 51
6 Yrs 377 93% 80 39 6 1 7 1.96 3 0 14 2 0 1 2 0 10 87 11 13% 48 19 40% 278 27 10% 26 8 31% 16 12 75% 96
MLB Averages 49% 21% 35% 15% 52% 56%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1939 25 17 21 17 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 .059 .200 .059 .259 -29 1 1 0 1
1940 26 82 175 148 12 25 4 0 1 17 2 23 9 .169 .285 .216 .501 36 32 5 1 3
1941 27 139 331 287 22 53 11 0 2 28 2 37 22 .185 .280 .244 .524 43 70 6 1 6
1942 28 139 331 287 22 53 11 0 2 28 2 37 22 .185 .280 .244 .524 43 70 6 1 6
1943 29 139 331 287 22 53 11 0 2 28 2 37 22 .185 .280 .244 .524 43 70 6 1 6
1944 30 139 331 287 22 53 11 0 2 28 2 37 22 .185 .280 .244 .524 43 70 6 1 6
1945 31 139 331 287 22 53 11 0 2 28 2 37 22 .185 .280 .244 .524 43 70 6 1 6
1946 32 139 331 287 22 53 11 0 2 28 2 37 22 .185 .280 .244 .524 43 70 6 1 6
1947 33 147 350 302 24 56 11 1 2 29 2 0 41 26 .185 .285 .248 .533 46 75 7 1 6
1948 34 187 470 400 34 78 18 2 3 43 2 0 57 37 .195 .300 .273 .573 55 109 11 3 10
1949 35 188 473 403 35 80 18 2 3 43 2 0 57 37 .199 .302 .275 .578 57 111 11 3 10

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1939 25 18 22 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 17
1940 26 68 160 137 10 24 4 0 1 13 2 20 6 .175 .285 .226 .511 8 65
1941 27 59 160 143 10 28 7 0 1 11 0 14 14 .196 .268 .266 .533 10 57
1947 33 8 19 15 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 4 .200 .368 .333 .702 2 8
1948 34 42 121 100 9 21 7 1 1 13 0 15 11 .210 .325 .330 .655 10 40
1949 35 1 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 1 1
6 Yrs 196 485 416 32 78 18 2 3 38 2 56 38 .188 .288 .262 .550 31 188
162 Game Avg. 162 401 344 26 64 15 2 2 31 2 46 31 .188 .288 .262 .550 26 188



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