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Larry Gardner

William Lawrence Gardner

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: May 13, 1886 in Enosburg Falls, VT
School: University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1908. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 25, 1908 (Age 22.043)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1910 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Indians/Athletics 1908-1924

Final Game: September 6, 1924 (Age 38.116)
Died: March 11, 1976 in St. George, VT
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 30, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #378. Garret Anderson… #379. Mo Vaughn… #380. Fred Tenney… #381. LARRY GARDNER… #382. Hal Trosky… #383. Johnny Callison… #384. Bob Meusel… 

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
1908 22 BOS AL 3 10 10 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .300 .300 .400 .700 125 4 0 0 /5
1909 23 BOS AL 19 45 37 7 11 1 2 0 5 1 4 6 .297 .381 .432 .813 153 16 1 3 /56
1910 24 BOS AL 113 475 413 56 117 12 10 2 36 8 41 52 .283 .354 .375 .729 125 155 4 17 *4
1911 25 BOS AL 138 593 492 80 140 17 8 4 44 27 64 58 .285 .373 .376 .749 110 185 5 32 54
1912 26 BOS AL 143 590 517 88 163 24 18 3 86 25 23 56 36 .315 .383 .449 .832 133 232 1 16 *5 MVP-14
1913 27 BOS AL 131 535 473 64 133 17 10 0 63 18 47 34 .281 .347 .359 .707 104 170 1 14 *5
1914 28 BOS AL 155 597 553 50 143 23 19 3 68 16 23 35 39 .259 .303 .385 .688 106 213 0 11 *5
1915 29 BOS AL 127 500 430 51 111 14 6 1 55 11 12 39 24 .258 .327 .326 .653 98 140 5 26 *5
1916 30 BOS AL 148 576 493 47 152 19 7 2 62 12 48 27 .308 .372 .387 .759 127 191 2 23 *5
1917 31 BOS AL 146 599 501 53 133 23 7 1 61 16 54 37 .265 .341 .345 .686 110 173 3 40 *5
1918 32 PHA AL 127 523 463 50 132 22 6 1 52 9 43 22 .285 .346 .365 .711 114 169 0 16 *5
1919 33 CLE AL 139 596 524 67 157 29 7 2 79 7 39 29 .300 .352 .393 .745 104 206 3 31 *5
1920 34 CLE AL 154 683 597 72 185 31 11 3 118 3 20 53 25 .310 .367 .414 .781 103 247 1 32 *5
1921 35 CLE AL 153 686 586 101 187 32 14 3 120 3 3 65 16 .319 .391 .437 .828 109 256 4 31 *5
1922 36 CLE AL 137 539 470 74 134 31 3 2 68 9 8 49 21 .285 .355 .377 .732 89 177 2 17 *5
1923 37 CLE AL 52 93 79 4 20 5 1 0 12 0 1 12 7 .253 .352 .342 .693 83 27 0 2 5
1924 38 CLE AL 38 52 50 3 10 0 0 0 4 0 1 5 1 .200 .273 .200 .473 22 10 0 0 /54
17 Yrs 1923 7692 6688 867 1931 301 129 27 934 165 91 654 435 .289 .355 .384 .739 109 2571 32 311
162 Game Avg. 162 648 563 73 163 25 11 2 79 14 55 37 .289 .355 .384 .739 109 217 3 26
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
BOS (10 yrs) 1123 4520 3919 496 1106 151 87 16 481 134 58 388 314 .282 .350 .377 .728 115 1479 22 182
CLE (6 yrs) 673 2649 2306 321 693 128 36 10 401 22 33 223 99 .301 .365 .400 .765 99 923 10 113
PHA (1 yr) 127 523 463 50 132 22 6 1 52 9 43 22 .285 .346 .365 .711 114 169 0 16

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
1908 22 BOS AL 3 10 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .472 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 /5
1909 23 BOS AL 19 45 2 -0 0 0 1 3 0.3 2 4 0.5 .517 .502 0.5 0.1 4 /56
1910 24 BOS AL 113 475 11 -1 0 0 0 10 1.1 18 28 3.1 .511 .508 3.2 -0.1 28 *4
1911 25 BOS AL 138 593 9 -1 0 9 2 19 2.0 22 41 4.2 .514 .512 3.2 1.2 32 54
1912 26 BOS AL 143 590 22 -2 0 7 5 32 3.3 22 54 5.6 .523 .520 4.8 1.3 47 *5 MVP-14
1913 27 BOS AL 131 535 3 -1 0 -5 4 1 0.1 20 21 2.2 .501 .501 2.8 -0.1 26 $6,000 *5
1914 28 BOS AL 155 597 2 -3 0 7 5 11 1.2 22 34 3.7 .509 .509 3.0 1.4 27 *5
1915 29 BOS AL 127 500 0 -1 0 0 4 3 0.3 19 22 2.3 .503 .502 2.3 0.4 22 *5
1916 30 BOS AL 148 576 17 -1 0 1 5 21 2.5 22 43 4.7 .517 .516 4.7 0.7 42 *5
1917 31 BOS AL 146 599 7 -1 0 4 5 15 1.8 23 38 4.2 .512 .511 3.7 1.1 33 *5
1918 32 PHA AL 127 523 8 -1 0 5 4 16 2.0 20 36 4.1 .516 .512 3.5 1.1 31 *5
1919 33 CLE AL 139 596 3 -0 0 0 5 8 0.9 22 30 3.2 .506 .505 3.1 0.6 30 *5
1920 34 CLE AL 154 683 4 -6 0 12 5 15 1.5 25 40 4.0 .510 .509 2.8 1.8 28 $6,000 *5
1921 35 CLE AL 153 686 12 1 0 4 5 22 2.1 25 47 4.6 .513 .512 4.1 0.9 43 $6,000 *5
1922 36 CLE AL 137 539 -6 -1 0 -1 4 -3 -0.4 20 17 1.6 .498 .498 1.8 0.2 18 $6,000 *5
1923 37 CLE AL 52 93 -2 -0 0 3 1 2 0.2 4 5 0.5 .503 .501 0.2 0.4 2 $6,000 5
1924 38 CLE AL 38 52 -5 -0 0 -1 0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .485 .496 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $6,000 /54
17 Seasons 1923 7692 88 -19 0 44 56 168 18.2 288 457 48.0 .510 .509 43.5 10.8 413 $36,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
BOS (10 yrs) 1123 4520 74 -12 0 22 32 115 12.5 170 286 30.5 .512 .510 28.3 5.8 263 $6,000
CLE (6 yrs) 673 2649 6 -7 0 17 20 37 3.7 98 135 13.5 .505 .506 11.7 3.9 118 $30,000
PHA (1 yr) 127 523 8 -1 0 5 4 16 2.0 20 36 4.1 .516 .512 3.5 1.1 31

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
1912 ❍ 26 BOS AL WS NYG W 8 34 28 4 5 2 1 1 5 0 0 2 5 .179 .250 .429 .679 12 0 1 2 1 0
1915 ❍ 29 BOS AL WS PHI W 5 19 17 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .235 .278 .353 .631 6 1 0 1 0 0
1916 ❍ 30 BOS AL WS BRO W 5 19 17 2 3 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 2 .176 .167 .529 .696 9 0 0 1 1 0
1920 ❍ 34 CLE AL WS BRO W 7 26 24 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 .208 .231 .250 .481 6 0 0 0 1 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 25 98 86 9 17 3 2 3 13 0 0 4 8 .198 .234 .384 .618 33 1 1 4 3 0
4 WS 25 98 86 9 17 3 2 3 13 0 0 4 8 .198 .234 .384 .618 33 1 1 4 3 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1908 BOS AL 22 3B 3 7 2 2 3 0 .571 1.33 .931 3.27
1909 BOS AL 23 3B 8 20 4 12 4 0 .800 2.00 .931 3.41
1909 BOS AL 23 SS 5 11 6 4 1 1 .909 2.00 .925 5.36
1910 BOS AL 24 2B 113 574 222 320 32 28 .944 4.80 .945 5.02
1911 BOS AL 25 3B 72 263 92 161 10 3 .962 3.51 .929 3.32
1911 BOS AL 25 2B 62 360 152 195 13 31 .964 5.60 .949 5.16
1912 BOS AL 26 3B 143 498 167 296 35 16 .930 3.24 .920 3.37 MVP-14
1913 BOS AL 27 3B 130 367 126 220 21 13 .943 2.66 .934 3.15
1914 BOS AL 28 3B 153 153 147 530 187 312 31 18 .942 3.26 .936 3.26
1915 BOS AL 29 3B 127 127 123 387 134 227 26 16 .933 2.84 .925 3.16
1916 BOS AL 30 3B 147 146 132 448 149 278 21 24 .953 2.90 .939 3.40
1917 BOS AL 31 3B 146 145 143 494 148 315 31 18 .937 3.17 .941 3.36
1918 PHA AL 32 3B 127 127 126 466 158 291 17 33 .964 3.54 .948 3.37
1919 CLE AL 33 3B 139 139 139 459 143 291 25 27 .946 3.12 .950 3.34
1920 CLE AL 34 3B 154 154 154 531 156 362 13 37 .976 3.36 .946 3.59
1921 CLE AL 35 3B 152 152 150 541 179 335 27 26 .950 3.38 .952 3.41
1922 CLE AL 36 3B 128 126 115 412 133 259 20 27 .951 3.06 .950 3.45
1923 CLE AL 37 3B 19 11 11 53 10 41 2 2 .962 2.68 .945 3.45
1924 CLE AL 38 3B 8 1 0 8 1 6 1 1 .875 0.88 .951 3.26
1924 CLE AL 38 2B 6 4 4 22 8 12 2 1 .909 3.33 .966 5.77
16 Seasons 3B 1656 1281 1240 5484 1789 3408 287 261 .948 3.14 .940 3.35
3 Seasons 2B 181 4 4 956 382 527 47 60 .951 5.02 .947 5.09
1 Season SS 5 11 6 4 1 1 .909 2.00 .925 5.36
17 Seasons TOT 1842 1285 1244 6451 2177 3939 335 322 .948 3.32 .941 3.53
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1912 AL (14, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1911 AL  4.2 (10th)
1912 AL  5.6 (7th)
1916 AL  4.8 (7th)
1917 AL  4.2 (10th)
1918 AL  4.0 (8th)
1921 AL  4.6 (9th)
Career  48.1 (201st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1912 AL  4.8 (9th)
1916 AL  4.7 (6th)
1918 AL  3.4 (9th)
Career  43.5 (236th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1911 AL  1.2 (3rd)
1912 AL  1.3 (6th)
1914 AL  1.4 (7th)
1917 AL  1.1 (7th)
1918 AL  1.1 (3rd)
1920 AL  1.8 (3rd)
1921 AL  0.9 (6th)
Career  10.8 (185th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1912 AL  .315 (9th)
1916 AL  .308 (5th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1912 AL  .383 (9th)
1916 AL  .372 (8th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1912 AL  .449 (7th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1912 AL  .832 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1914 AL  155 (8th)
1918 AL  127 (7th)
1919 AL  139 (9th)
1920 AL  154 (1st)
1921 AL  153 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
1919 AL  524 (9th)
1920 AL  597 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1920 AL  683 (8th)
1921 AL  686 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1914 AL  213 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1914 AL  23 (8th)
1918 AL  22 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1912 AL  18 (5th)
1914 AL  19 (2nd)
1921 AL  14 (7th)
Career  129 (82nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1911 AL  4 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1912 AL  86 (8th)
1914 AL  68 (10th)
1919 AL  79 (10th)
1920 AL  118 (5th)
1921 AL  120 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1911 AL  64 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1916 AL  124 (10th)
1920 AL  140 (10th)
1921 AL  138 (10th)
Career  1,474 (221st)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1912 AL  133 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1912 AL  84 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1912 AL  21 (9th)
1916 AL  16 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1912 AL  2.3 (9th)
1916 AL  1.8 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1912 AL  45 (9th)
1914 AL  45 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1921 AL  256 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1912 AL  .674 (9th)
1916 AL  .685 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1911 AL  32 (2nd)
1917 AL  40 (5th)
1919 AL  31 (8th)
1920 AL  32 (7th)
1921 AL  31 (7th)
Career  311 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1912 AL  23 (9th)
1920 AL  20 (2nd)
Career  91 (164th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1916 AL  18.3 (7th)
1921 AL  36.6 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1919 AL  398 (10th)
1920 AL  464 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1910 AL  113 (4th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1910 AL  222 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1910 AL  320 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1910 AL  32 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1911 AL  31 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  143 (4th)
1913 AL  130 (4th)
1914 AL  153 (2nd)
1915 AL  127 (4th)
1916 AL  147 (2nd)
1917 AL  146 (1st)
1918 AL  127 (1st)
1919 AL  139 (2nd)
1920 AL  154 (1st)
1921 AL  152 (2nd)
1922 AL  128 (2nd)
Career  1,656 (32nd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  167 (4th)
1913 AL  126 (4th)
1914 AL  187 (4th)
1915 AL  134 (4th)
1916 AL  149 (2nd)
1918 AL  158 (2nd)
1919 AL  143 (5th)
1920 AL  156 (1st)
1921 AL  179 (3rd)
1922 AL  133 (4th)
Career  1,789 (21st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  296 (3rd)
1913 AL  220 (4th)
1914 AL  312 (1st)
1915 AL  227 (3rd)
1916 AL  278 (2nd)
1917 AL  315 (2nd)
1918 AL  291 (1st)
1919 AL  291 (2nd)
1920 AL  362 (1st)
1921 AL  335 (1st)
1922 AL  259 (4th)
Career  3,408 (27th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  35 (3rd)
1913 AL  21 (5th)
1914 AL  31 (3rd)
1915 AL  26 (2nd)
1916 AL  21 (5th)
1917 AL  31 (1st)
1918 AL  17 (3rd)
1919 AL  25 (1st)
1921 AL  27 (1st)
1922 AL  20 (2nd)
Career  287 (35th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  16 (5th)
1913 AL  13 (5th)
1914 AL  18 (4th)
1915 AL  16 (4th)
1916 AL  24 (3rd)
1917 AL  18 (4th)
1918 AL  33 (1st)
1919 AL  27 (1st)
1920 AL  37 (1st)
1921 AL  26 (3rd)
1922 AL  27 (1st)
Career  261 (42nd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1910 AL  .944 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  3.24 (4th)
1913 AL  2.66 (5th)
1914 AL  3.26 (5th)
1915 AL  2.84 (5th)
1918 AL  3.54 (3rd)
1920 AL  3.36 (4th)
1921 AL  3.38 (4th)
Career  3.14 (57th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1912 AL  .930 (3rd)
1913 AL  .943 (2nd)
1914 AL  .942 (4th)
1915 AL  .933 (3rd)
1916 AL  .953 (2nd)
1918 AL  .964 (2nd)
1919 AL  .946 (5th)
1920 AL  .976 (1st)
1922 AL  .951 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1920 AL  born 1886-05-13 (10th)
1921 AL  born 1886-05-13 (6th)
1922 AL  born 1886-05-13 (7th)
1923 AL  born 1886-05-13 (5th)
1924 AL  born 1886-05-13 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 51 (504), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 34 (575), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 22 (646), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (31st), 48.0 career WAR/31.4 7yr-peak WAR/39.7 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1913 27 Boston Red Sox $6,000 ? Bill James Historical Abstract
1920 34 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 35 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 36 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1923 37 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 38 Cleveland Indians $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$36,000
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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