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Bernie Friberg

Bernard Albert Friberg
born Gustaf Bernhard Friberg

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: August 18, 1899 in Manchester, NH
High School: Worcester Academy HS (Worcester, MA)
School: Colby College (Waterville, ME) (All Transactions)
Debut: August 20, 1919 (Age 20.002)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1920 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cubs/RedSox 1919-1933

Final Game: June 27, 1933 (Age 33.313)
Died: December 8, 1958 in Lynn, MA
Buried: Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, MA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 28, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1652. Ski Melillo… #1653. Jim Rivera… #1654. Michael Barrett… #1655. BERNIE FRIBERG… #1656. Jim Spencer… #1657. Harry Bay… #1658. Russ Snyder… 

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
1919 19 CHC NL 8 20 20 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .200 .200 .250 .450 35 5 0 0 /O87
1920 20 CHC NL 50 124 114 11 24 5 1 0 7 2 2 6 20 .211 .250 .272 .522 49 31 0 4 4O7/89
1922 22 CHC NL 97 343 296 51 92 8 2 0 23 8 10 37 37 .311 .391 .351 .742 92 104 2 8 O98/7354
1923 23 CHC NL 146 617 547 91 174 27 11 12 88 13 19 45 49 .318 .372 .473 .846 122 259 2 23 *5
1924 24 CHC NL 142 589 495 67 138 19 3 5 82 19 27 66 53 .279 .369 .360 .729 95 178 5 21 *5
1925 25 TOT NL 135 518 456 53 121 17 4 6 38 1 2 53 57 .265 .344 .360 .704 76 164 2 8 457O/3621
1925 25 CHC NL 44 170 152 12 39 5 3 1 16 0 1 14 22 .257 .327 .349 .676 71 53 2 3 57O/36
1925 25 PHI NL 91 348 304 41 82 12 1 5 22 1 1 39 35 .270 .353 .365 .718 78 111 0 5 45/21
1926 26 PHI NL 144 553 478 38 128 21 3 1 51 2 57 77 .268 .346 .331 .676 77 158 0 18 *4
1927 27 PHI NL 111 396 335 31 78 8 2 1 28 3 41 49 .233 .322 .278 .600 64 93 3 17 *5/4
1928 28 PHI NL 52 113 94 11 19 3 0 1 7 0 12 16 .202 .292 .266 .558 43 25 0 7 6/54O378
1929 29 PHI NL 128 518 455 74 137 21 10 7 55 1 49 54 .301 .370 .437 .808 95 199 1 13 6O87/493 MVP-18
1930 30 PHI NL 105 388 331 62 113 21 1 4 42 1 47 35 .341 .425 .447 .872 105 148 1 8 4O76/58
1931 31 PHI NL 103 392 353 33 92 19 5 1 26 1 33 25 .261 .324 .351 .675 76 124 0 6 45/36
1932 32 PHI NL 61 178 154 17 37 8 2 0 14 0 19 23 .240 .324 .318 .642 66 49 0 5 4
1933 33 BOS AL 17 49 41 5 13 3 0 0 9 0 0 6 1 .317 .404 .390 .794 110 16 0 1 /456
14 Yrs 1299 4798 4169 544 1170 181 44 38 471 51 60 471 498 .281 .356 .373 .728 88 1553 16 139
162 Game Avg. 162 598 520 68 146 23 5 5 59 6 59 62 .281 .356 .373 .728 88 194 2 17
PHI (8 yrs) 795 2886 2504 307 686 113 24 20 245 9 1 297 314 .274 .352 .362 .714 81 907 5 79
CHC (6 yrs) 487 1863 1624 232 471 65 20 18 217 42 59 168 183 .290 .361 .388 .748 98 630 11 59
BOS (1 yr) 17 49 41 5 13 3 0 0 9 0 0 6 1 .317 .404 .390 .794 110 16 0 1
NL (13 yrs) 1282 4749 4128 539 1157 178 44 38 462 51 60 465 497 .280 .355 .372 .728 87 1537 16 138
AL (1 yr) 17 49 41 5 13 3 0 0 9 0 0 6 1 .317 .404 .390 .794 110 16 0 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
1919 19 CHC NL 8 20 -1 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .475 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /O87
1920 20 CHC NL 50 124 -8 -0 0 -4 -1 -12 -1.4 4 -8 -1.0 .472 .491 -0.6 -0.6 -4 4O7/89
1922 22 CHC NL 97 343 -2 -2 0 -1 -3 -8 -0.8 11 2 0.3 .492 .495 0.4 -0.4 3 O98/7354
1923 23 CHC NL 146 617 16 -4 0 3 5 20 2.0 19 39 3.9 .513 .512 3.6 0.8 36 *5
1924 24 CHC NL 142 589 -1 -6 0 2 5 -0 -0.1 18 18 1.8 .500 .500 1.6 0.6 16 *5
1925 25 CHC NL 44 170 -7 -0 0 -1 0 -8 -0.8 5 -3 -0.2 .483 .495 -0.1 -0.1 -2 57O/36
1925 25 PHI NL 91 348 -10 0 0 -5 3 -12 -1.1 11 -1 -0.1 .488 .493 0.5 -0.2 4 45/21
1926 26 PHI NL 144 553 -16 0 0 -9 5 -20 -2.2 17 -3 -0.5 .485 .487 0.5 -0.5 6 *4
1927 27 PHI NL 111 396 -16 -0 0 -2 3 -15 -1.6 12 -3 -0.3 .486 .490 -0.1 0.1 -1 *5/4
1928 28 PHI NL 52 113 -8 0 0 -3 2 -9 -1.0 3 -6 -0.6 .482 .494 -0.3 -0.1 -3 6/54O378
1929 29 PHI NL 128 518 -5 0 0 -10 4 -10 -1.0 16 5 0.6 .493 .494 1.5 -0.6 15 6O87/493 MVP-18
1930 30 PHI NL 105 388 6 0 0 -11 1 -3 -0.3 12 9 0.9 .498 .498 1.9 -0.8 20 4O76/58
1931 31 PHI NL 103 392 -12 0 0 -5 3 -14 -1.5 12 -2 -0.2 .486 .491 0.4 -0.3 3 45/36
1932 32 PHI NL 61 178 -8 0 0 -5 2 -11 -1.1 5 -6 -0.6 .481 .493 -0.1 -0.4 -1 4
1933 33 BOS AL 17 49 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 2 3 0.3 .509 .501 0.3 0.0 3 /456
14 Seasons 1299 4798 -70 -10 0 -51 28 -103 -11.0 148 45 4.1 .492 .496 9.4 -2.3 96
PHI (8 yrs) 795 2886 -69 2 0 -50 22 -95 -9.8 89 -6 -0.7 .488 .492 4.3 -2.7 44
CHC (6 yrs) 487 1863 -3 -12 0 -1 6 -10 -1.3 57 47 4.5 .498 .501 4.8 0.4 48
BOS (1 yr) 17 49 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 2 3 0.3 .509 .501 0.3 0.0 3

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1925 25 PHI NL 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 4 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 17 115 4.86 1.750 9.0 0.0 6.8 2.3 0.33
1 Yr 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 4 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 17 115 4.86 1.750 9.0 0.0 6.8 2.3 0.33
162 Game Avg. 0 0 4.50 68 0 68 0 0 0 272 272 136 136 0 204 68 0 0 0 1156 115 4.86 1.750 9.0 0.0 6.8 2.3 0.33
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1925 25 PHI NL 4.0 1 0 2 4.50 5.43 -0.36 0.00 124.0 7.18 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .621 .501
1 Season 4.0 1 0 2 4.50 5.43 -0.36 0.00 124.0 7.18 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .621 .501

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1919 CHC NL 19 OF 7 4 4 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1.86 .964 2.26
1919 CHC NL 19 CF 5 4 4 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 .968 2.60
1919 CHC NL 19 LF 2 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .965 2.20
1920 CHC NL 20 2B 24 22 15 136 57 74 5 9 .963 5.46 .963 5.73
1920 CHC NL 20 OF 24 13 7 31 28 2 1 0 .968 1.25 .964 2.34
1920 CHC NL 20 LF 16 11 6 19 17 1 1 1 .947 1.13 .967 2.18
1920 CHC NL 20 CF 6 1 1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .962 2.75
1920 CHC NL 20 RF 3 1 0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 1.33 .960 2.07
1922 CHC NL 22 OF 74 67 56 143 126 13 4 4 .972 1.88 .962 2.40
1922 CHC NL 22 RF 56 48 41 98 85 10 3 4 .969 1.70 .955 2.18
1922 CHC NL 22 CF 11 10 8 28 25 3 0 1 1.000 2.55 .970 2.82
1922 CHC NL 22 LF 9 9 7 17 16 0 1 0 .941 1.78 .958 2.22
1922 CHC NL 22 1B 6 3 3 45 44 1 0 4 1.000 7.50 .990 10.67
1922 CHC NL 22 3B 5 0 0 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 1.20 .948 3.04
1922 CHC NL 22 2B 3 0 0 6 2 4 0 2 1.000 2.00 .962 5.77
1923 CHC NL 23 3B 146 144 142 484 168 294 22 33 .955 3.16 .947 3.09
1924 CHC NL 24 3B 142 142 138 452 163 268 21 21 .954 3.04 .956 2.93
1925 TOT NL 25 3B 40 39 31 104 39 57 8 9 .923 2.40 .939 2.98
1925 CHC NL 25 3B 26 25 20 72 24 40 8 5 .889 2.46 .939 2.98
1925 CHC NL 25 LF 12 12 10 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 1.58 .967 2.26
1925 CHC NL 25 OF 12 12 10 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 1.58 .967 2.48
1925 CHC NL 25 1B 6 3 2 49 46 3 0 2 1.000 8.17 .989 10.33
1925 CHC NL 25 SS 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .940 5.75
1925 PHI NL 25 2B 77 76 66 454 181 257 16 36 .965 5.69 .967 5.85
1925 PHI NL 25 3B 14 14 11 32 15 17 0 4 1.000 2.29 .939 2.98
1925 PHI NL 25 C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.40 0 2 1 33% 44%
1925 PHI NL 25 P 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.48 2.40
1926 PHI NL 26 2B 144 142 134 915 381 512 22 89 .976 6.20 .965 5.78
1927 PHI NL 27 3B 103 99 94 365 124 226 15 23 .959 3.40 .945 2.96
1927 PHI NL 27 2B 5 2 2 22 10 12 0 1 1.000 4.40 .966 5.92
1928 PHI NL 28 SS 31 21 13 119 45 63 11 17 .908 3.48 .950 5.61
1928 PHI NL 28 3B 5 4 3 15 4 11 0 1 1.000 3.00 .943 3.06
1928 PHI NL 28 2B 3 0 0 6 2 4 0 1 1.000 2.00 .970 5.93
1928 PHI NL 28 OF 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .970 2.47
1928 PHI NL 28 1B 2 0 0 10 9 1 0 1 1.000 5.00 .989 10.50
1928 PHI NL 28 LF 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.25
1928 PHI NL 28 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
1929 PHI NL 29 SS 73 67 64 349 132 190 27 32 .923 4.41 .950 5.61 MVP-18
1929 PHI NL 29 OF 40 39 38 108 102 5 1 1 .991 2.68 .973 2.47 MVP-18
1929 PHI NL 29 CF 19 19 18 60 57 2 1 0 .983 3.11 .976 2.94 MVP-18
1929 PHI NL 29 LF 16 16 16 38 35 3 0 1 1.000 2.38 .971 2.10 MVP-18
1929 PHI NL 29 2B 8 6 6 29 10 19 0 2 1.000 3.63 .968 5.82 MVP-18
1929 PHI NL 29 RF 4 4 4 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .971 2.38 MVP-18
1929 PHI NL 29 1B 2 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .989 10.45 MVP-18
1930 PHI NL 30 2B 44 42 39 257 104 141 12 26 .953 5.57 .963 5.94
1930 PHI NL 30 OF 35 32 25 75 66 4 5 1 .933 2.00 .968 2.40
1930 PHI NL 30 LF 28 27 20 61 51 5 5 1 .918 2.00 .968 2.01
1930 PHI NL 30 SS 12 0 0 18 6 10 2 2 .889 1.33 .952 5.78
1930 PHI NL 30 3B 8 8 8 31 9 20 2 0 .935 3.63 .950 2.85
1930 PHI NL 30 CF 8 5 5 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .971 2.78
1931 PHI NL 31 2B 64 59 56 382 159 206 17 43 .955 5.70 .964 5.60
1931 PHI NL 31 3B 25 24 22 70 21 46 3 0 .957 2.68 .944 2.85
1931 PHI NL 31 1B 5 5 5 40 34 5 1 2 .975 7.80 .990 10.12
1931 PHI NL 31 SS 3 5 5 17 6 11 0 3 1.000 5.67 .954 5.53
1932 PHI NL 32 2B 56 45 36 255 107 137 11 22 .957 4.36 .969 5.78
1933 BOS AL 33 2B 6 6 6 40 14 24 2 5 .950 6.33 .971 5.98
1933 BOS AL 33 3B 5 1 1 8 2 5 1 0 .875 1.40 .954 2.92
1933 BOS AL 33 SS 2 1 1 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 2.00 .942 5.35
9 Seasons 3B 479 461 439 1535 533 930 72 87 .953 3.05 .949 2.99
11 Seasons 2B 434 400 360 2502 1027 1390 85 236 .966 5.57 .965 5.79
7 Seasons OF 195 169 142 391 355 25 11 6 .972 1.95 .967 2.41
6 Seasons SS 123 94 83 508 190 277 41 55 .919 3.80 .950 5.62
7 Seasons LF 85 77 61 160 143 10 7 3 .956 1.80 .967 2.13
3 Seasons RF 63 53 45 112 98 11 3 4 .973 1.73 .957 2.19
6 Seasons CF 50 39 36 121 114 6 1 1 .992 2.40 .972 2.83
5 Seasons 1B 21 11 10 152 141 10 1 9 .993 7.19 .990 10.40
1 Season C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.40 0 2 1 33% 44%
1 Season P 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.48 2.40
14 Seasons TOT 1254 1135 1034 4.0 5088 2246 2632 210 393 .959 0.00 3.89 .960 2.48 4.25 0 2 1 33% 44%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1929 NL (18, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1930 NL  .425 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1923 NL  12 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1924 NL  82 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1924 NL  66 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1923 NL  49 (7th)
1924 NL  53 (6th)
1925 NL  57 (3rd)
1926 NL  77 (1st)
1927 NL  49 (7th)
1929 NL  54 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1924 NL  19 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1924 NL  5 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1923 NL  23 (4th)
1924 NL  21 (2nd)
Career  139 (207th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1923 NL  19 (3rd)
1924 NL  27 (1st)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1923 NL  12.5 (8th)

Assistss c a p y
1926 NL  512 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1926 NL  144 (2nd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1926 NL  381 (1st)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1926 NL  512 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1926 NL  22 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1926 NL  89 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1923 NL  146 (4th)
1924 NL  142 (3rd)
1927 NL  103 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1923 NL  168 (3rd)
1924 NL  163 (3rd)
1927 NL  124 (3rd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1923 NL  294 (2nd)
1924 NL  268 (3rd)
1927 NL  226 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1923 NL  22 (4th)
1924 NL  21 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1923 NL  33 (1st)
1924 NL  21 (4th)
1927 NL  23 (1st)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 NL  5 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 NL  5 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 NL  1 (4th)
1930 NL  1 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 NL  10 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 NL  4 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1922 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1925 NL  5.69 (5th)
1926 NL  6.20 (1st)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1926 NL  .976 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1923 NL  3.16 (3rd)
1924 NL  3.04 (4th)
1927 NL  3.40 (1st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1923 NL  .955 (3rd)
1924 NL  .954 (5th)
1927 NL  .959 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1919 NL  born 1899-08-18 (4th)
1920 NL  born 1899-08-18 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 12 (1329), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1365), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1046), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (262nd), 4.1 career WAR/7.6 7yr-peak WAR/5.8 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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