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Ray French

Raymond Edward French

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 158 lb.

Born: January 9, 1895 in Alameda, CA
High School: Alameda HS (Alameda, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1920 (Age 25.252)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1924 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Robins/WhiteSox/Yankees 1920-1924

Final Game: July 10, 1924 (Age 29.183)
Died: April 3, 1978 in Alameda, CA
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, CA
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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
1920 25 NYY AL 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /6
1923 28 BRO NL 43 82 73 14 16 2 1 0 7 0 0 4 7 .219 .269 .274 .543 45 20 1 4 6
1924 29 CHW AL 37 124 112 13 20 4 0 0 11 3 1 10 13 .179 .246 .214 .460 21 24 0 2 6/4
3 Yrs 82 208 187 29 36 6 1 0 19 3 1 14 21 .193 .252 .235 .488 29 44 1 6
162 Game Avg. 162 411 369 57 71 12 2 0 38 6 2 28 41 .193 .252 .235 .488 29 87 2 12
BRO (1 yr) 43 82 73 14 16 2 1 0 7 0 0 4 7 .219 .269 .274 .543 45 20 1 4
NYY (1 yr) 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 37 124 112 13 20 4 0 0 11 3 1 10 13 .179 .246 .214 .460 21 24 0 2
AL (2 yrs) 39 126 114 15 20 4 0 0 12 3 1 10 14 .175 .242 .211 .452 19 24 0 2
NL (1 yr) 43 82 73 14 16 2 1 0 7 0 0 4 7 .219 .269 .274 .543 45 20 1 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
1920 25 NYY AL 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .471 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,100 /6
1923 28 BRO NL 43 82 -6 0 0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 3 -4 -0.4 .485 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -2 6
1924 29 CHW AL 37 124 -13 0 0 -1 2 -12 -1.1 5 -7 -0.7 .468 .493 -0.6 0.1 -6 $5,500 6/4
3 Seasons 82 208 -20 1 0 -3 3 -19 -1.8 7 -12 -1.1 .477 .495 -0.9 0.1 -9 $7,600
BRO (1 yr) 43 82 -6 0 0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 3 -4 -0.4 .485 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -2
NYY (1 yr) 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .471 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,100
CHW (1 yr) 37 124 -13 0 0 -1 2 -12 -1.1 5 -7 -0.7 .468 .493 -0.6 0.1 -6 $5,500

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 NYY AL 25 SS 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 .945 5.20
1923 BRO NL 28 SS 30 22 17 143 43 82 18 17 .874 4.17 .939 5.80
1924 CHW AL 29 SS 28 27 26 137 36 91 10 9 .927 4.54 .949 5.14
1924 CHW AL 29 2B 3 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .967 5.77
3 Seasons SS 59 49 43 282 80 173 29 26 .897 4.29 .944 5.48
1 Season 2B 3 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .967 5.77
3 Seasons TOT 62 49 43 285 82 174 29 26 .898 4.13 .944 5.49
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

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
1920 25 New York Yankees $2,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 26 New York Yankees $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 29 Chicago White Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$10,000
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.

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Name and misspellings: Raymond Edward Ray French

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