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Liz Funk

Elias Calvin Funk

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: October 28, 1904 in La Cygne, KS
School: University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1929 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 1930 [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox/Yankees 1929-1933

Final Game: May 20, 1933 (Age 28)
Died: January 16, 1968 in Norman, OK
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK
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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
1929 24 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 25 DET AL 140 584 527 74 145 26 11 4 65 12 6 29 39 .275 .319 .389 .708 77 205 5 23 *O8/9
1932 27 CHW AL 122 495 440 59 114 21 5 2 40 17 15 43 19 .259 .325 .343 .668 78 151 0 11 *O8/79
1933 28 CHW AL 10 10 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .222 .300 .222 .522 44 2 0 0 /O87
4 Yrs 273 1089 976 134 261 47 16 6 105 29 21 73 58 .267 .322 .367 .688 77 358 5 34
162 Game Avg. 162 646 579 80 155 28 9 4 62 17 12 43 34 .267 .322 .367 .688 77 212 3 20
CHW (2 yrs) 132 505 449 60 116 21 5 2 40 17 15 44 19 .258 .325 .341 .665 78 153 0 11
NYY (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DET (1 yr) 140 584 527 74 145 26 11 4 65 12 6 29 39 .275 .319 .389 .708 77 205 5 23

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
1929 24 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,600
1930 25 DET AL 140 584 -20 1 0 0 -3 -22 -2.0 22 -0 0.2 .486 .488 0.1 -0.2 -0 $6,000 *O8/9
1932 27 CHW AL 122 495 -12 -3 0 4 -2 -12 -1.2 19 6 0.6 .490 .493 0.2 0.2 2 $5,000 *O8/79
1933 28 CHW AL 10 10 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $4,500 /O87
4 Seasons 273 1089 -32 -2 0 4 -5 -35 -3.3 41 6 0.7 .488 .490 0.3 -0.1 2 $19,100
CHW (2 yrs) 132 505 -12 -3 0 4 -2 -13 -1.3 19 6 0.5 .491 .493 0.2 0.2 2 $9,500
NYY (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,600
DET (1 yr) 140 584 -20 1 0 0 -3 -22 -2.0 22 -0 0.2 .486 .488 0.1 -0.2 -0 $6,000

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
1930 DET AL 25 OF 129 125 124 375 354 8 13 4 .965 2.81 .965 2.32
1930 DET AL 25 CF 127 124 123 371 350 8 13 4 .965 2.82 .966 2.84
1930 DET AL 25 RF 2 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .960 1.95
1932 CHW AL 27 OF 120 103 96 340 318 15 7 4 .979 2.78 .967 2.42
1932 CHW AL 27 CF 115 103 96 337 317 13 7 4 .979 2.87 .971 2.94
1932 CHW AL 27 LF 4 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .965 2.20
1932 CHW AL 27 RF 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.10
1933 CHW AL 28 OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.35
1933 CHW AL 28 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.80
1933 CHW AL 28 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
3 Seasons OF 251 228 220 715 672 23 20 8 .972 2.77 .966 2.37
3 Seasons CF 243 227 219 708 667 21 20 8 .972 2.83 .968 2.89
2 Seasons LF 5 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.40 .965 2.22
2 Seasons RF 3 1 1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 1.33 .960 2.00
4 Seasons TOT 251 228 220 715 672 23 20 8 .972 2.77 .966 2.37
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.
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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

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1932 AL  17 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1930 AL  5 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1930 AL  23 (3rd)
1932 AL  11 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1932 AL  15 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  127 (4th)
1932 AL  115 (5th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  350 (2nd)
1932 AL  317 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  8 (4th)
1932 AL  13 (2nd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  13 (2nd)
1932 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  4 (3rd)
1932 AL  4 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  354 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1932 AL  15 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  13 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  4 (3rd)
1932 AL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  2.82 (3rd)
1932 AL  2.87 (4th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1930 AL  .965 (4th)
1932 AL  .979 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1930 AL  2.81 (3rd)
1932 AL  2.78 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2214), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Center Field (470th), 0.7 career WAR/0.7 7yr-peak WAR/0.7 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
192722New York Yankees$2,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192924New York Yankees$3,600Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193025Detroit Tigers$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193227Chicago White Sox$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193328Chicago White Sox$4,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$21,600
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: Elias Calvin Liz Funk

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