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Charlie Gehringer

Charles Leonard Gehringer (The Mechanical Man)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 11, 1903 in Fowlerville, MI
High School: Fowlerville HS (Fowlerville, MI)
School: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers in 1924. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1924 (Age 21.134)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1926 season [*]
Team: Tigers 1924-1942

Final Game: September 27, 1942 (Age 39.139)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA in Runoff Election as Player in 1949 (159/187 ballots).
   View Charlie Gehringer Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: January 21, 1993 in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #24. Hank Greenberg… #25. Albert Pujols… #26. Eddie Mathews… #27. CHARLIE GEHRINGER… #28. Cal Ripken… #29. Robin Yount… #30. Johnny Mize… 

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
1924 21 DET AL 5 14 13 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 .462 .462 .462 .923 140 6 0 0 /4
1925 22 DET AL 8 20 18 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 .167 .250 .167 .417 8 3 0 0 /4
1926 23 DET AL 123 517 459 62 127 19 17 1 48 9 7 30 42 .277 .322 .399 .721 87 183 1 27 *4/5
1927 24 DET AL 133 571 508 110 161 29 11 4 61 17 8 52 31 .317 .383 .441 .824 112 224 2 9 *4
1928 25 DET AL 154 691 603 108 193 29 16 6 74 15 9 69 22 .320 .395 .451 .846 120 272 6 13 *4 MVP-8
1929 26 DET AL 155 717 634 131 215 45 19 13 106 27 10 64 19 .339 .405 .532 .936 139 337 6 11 *4
1930 27 DET AL 154 700 610 144 201 47 15 16 98 19 15 69 17 .330 .404 .534 .938 134 326 7 13 *4
1931 28 DET AL 101 414 383 67 119 24 5 4 53 13 4 29 15 .311 .359 .431 .790 104 165 0 2 4/3 MVP-17
1932 29 DET AL 152 692 618 112 184 44 11 19 107 9 8 68 34 .298 .370 .497 .867 119 307 3 3 *4 MVP-9
1933 ★ 30 DET AL 155 705 628 103 204 42 6 12 105 5 4 68 27 .325 .393 .468 .862 126 294 3 6 *4 AS,MVP-6
1934 ★ 31 DET AL 154 708 601 134 214 50 7 11 127 11 8 99 25 .356 .450 .517 .967 149 311 3 5 *4 AS,MVP-2
1935 ★ 32 DET AL 150 709 610 123 201 32 8 19 108 11 4 79 16 .330 .409 .502 .911 138 306 3 17 *4 AS,MVP-6
1936 ★ 33 DET AL 154 731 641 144 227 60 12 15 116 4 1 83 13 .354 .431 .555 .987 142 356 4 3 *4 AS,MVP-4
1937 ★ 34 DET AL 144 662 564 133 209 40 1 14 96 11 4 90 25 .371 .458 .520 .978 144 293 1 5 *4 AS,MVP-1
1938 ★ 35 DET AL 152 688 568 133 174 32 5 20 107 14 1 113 21 .306 .425 .486 .911 121 276 4 3 *4 AS,MVP-10
1939 36 DET AL 118 487 406 86 132 29 6 16 86 4 3 68 16 .325 .423 .544 .967 139 221 7 1 11 *4 MVP-14
1940 37 DET AL 139 629 515 108 161 33 3 10 81 10 0 101 17 .313 .428 .447 .875 119 230 9 3 10 *4 MVP-23
1941 38 DET AL 127 537 436 65 96 19 4 3 46 1 2 95 26 .220 .363 .303 .666 71 132 11 3 3 *4
1942 39 DET AL 45 52 45 6 12 0 0 1 7 0 0 7 4 .267 .365 .333 .699 91 15 0 0 0 /4
19 Yrs 2323 10244 8860 1774 2839 574 146 184 1427 181 90 1186 372 .320 .404 .480 .884 124 4257 27 50 141
162 Game Avg. 162 714 618 124 198 40 10 13 100 13 6 83 26 .320 .404 .480 .884 124 297 3 10
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

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
1924 21 DET AL 5 14 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 1 1 0.1 .513 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $2,100 /4
1925 22 DET AL 8 20 -2 -0 0 1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .480 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 $2,400 /4
1926 23 DET AL 123 517 -12 -0 0 -4 4 -12 -1.2 19 8 0.7 .490 .493 1.2 0.0 11 $3,000 *4/5
1927 24 DET AL 133 571 10 1 0 5 4 20 1.9 21 41 4.0 .514 .512 3.5 0.9 36 $4,000 *4
1928 25 DET AL 154 691 20 0 0 -6 5 20 2.0 25 44 4.4 .512 .512 5.0 -0.1 50 $6,000 *4 MVP-8
1929 26 DET AL 155 717 38 3 0 -11 5 35 3.2 25 61 5.8 .521 .520 6.8 -0.6 72 $8,000 *4
1930 27 DET AL 154 700 35 -2 0 7 5 45 4.0 25 70 6.5 .526 .525 5.8 1.1 63 $11,000 *4
1931 28 DET AL 101 414 3 2 0 -4 2 2 0.3 16 18 1.8 .502 .501 2.1 -0.1 22 $12,500 4/3 MVP-17
1932 29 DET AL 152 692 17 -1 0 4 5 26 2.3 25 51 4.7 .516 .515 4.4 0.9 47 $10,000 *4 MVP-9
1933 ★ 30 DET AL 155 705 26 0 0 18 5 50 4.8 26 75 7.2 .531 .529 5.4 2.3 57 $10,000 *4 AS,MVP-6
1934 ★ 31 DET AL 154 708 50 -1 0 11 5 66 6.0 26 91 8.4 .539 .537 7.5 1.5 80 $10,000 *4 AS,MVP-2
1935 ★ 32 DET AL 150 709 39 1 0 14 5 59 5.4 25 84 7.8 .537 .534 6.6 1.8 70 $12,500 *4 AS,MVP-6
1936 ★ 33 DET AL 154 731 47 1 0 6 5 59 5.1 25 84 7.4 .533 .531 6.9 1.0 78 $12,500 *4 AS,MVP-4
1937 ★ 34 DET AL 144 662 46 1 0 6 5 58 5.2 23 81 7.4 .536 .532 6.8 1.0 75 $17,500 *4 AS,MVP-1
1938 ★ 35 DET AL 152 688 25 3 0 -3 6 31 2.8 24 55 5.0 .518 .517 5.3 0.3 58 $20,000 *4 AS,MVP-10
1939 36 DET AL 118 487 27 -0 0 4 4 36 3.2 17 53 4.9 .527 .520 4.5 0.8 49 $20,000 *4 MVP-14
1940 37 DET AL 139 629 22 3 0 -11 6 20 1.9 21 40 3.8 .513 .511 4.8 -0.5 51 $20,000 *4 MVP-23
1941 38 DET AL 127 537 -15 -0 0 -3 5 -13 -1.3 18 6 0.5 .490 .492 0.8 0.2 9 $20,000 *4
1942 39 DET AL 45 52 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 2 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $10,000 /4
19 Seasons 2323 10244 379 9 0 34 77 499 45.4 364 864 80.6 .520 .518 77.5 10.7 830 $211,500
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards

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
1934 31 DET AL WS STL L 7 33 29 5 11 1 0 1 2 1 0 3 0 .379 .438 .517 .955 15 0 0 1 0 0
1935 ❍ 32 DET AL WS CHC W 6 27 24 4 9 3 0 0 4 1 0 2 1 .375 .423 .500 .923 12 0 0 1 0 0
1940 37 DET AL WS CIN L 7 30 28 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 .214 .267 .214 .481 6 3 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 20 90 81 12 26 4 0 1 7 2 0 7 1 .321 .375 .407 .782 33 3 0 2 0 0
3 WS 20 90 81 12 26 4 0 1 7 2 0 7 1 .321 .375 .407 .782 33 3 0 2 0 0

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
1924 DET AL 21 2B 5 2 2 30 12 17 1 2 .967 5.80 .966 5.76
1925 DET AL 22 2B 6 2 2 28 8 20 0 5 1.000 4.67 .962 5.77
1926 DET AL 23 2B 112 107 102 594 255 323 16 56 .973 5.16 .967 5.63
1926 DET AL 23 3B 6 6 5 26 9 17 0 0 1.000 4.33 .951 3.37
1927 DET AL 24 2B 121 121 121 769 304 438 27 84 .965 6.13 .961 5.69
1928 DET AL 25 2B 154 154 154 919 377 507 35 101 .962 5.74 .963 5.67 MVP-8
1929 DET AL 26 2B 154 152 151 928 404 501 23 93 .975 5.88 .968 5.91
1930 DET AL 27 2B 154 154 154 919 399 501 19 97 .979 5.84 .969 5.95
1931 DET AL 28 2B 78 77 73 470 224 236 10 54 .979 5.90 .965 5.84 MVP-17
1931 DET AL 28 1B 9 8 7 75 68 6 1 3 .987 8.22 .991 10.03 MVP-17
1932 DET AL 29 2B 152 152 152 921 396 495 30 110 .967 5.86 .968 5.92 MVP-9
1933 DET AL 30 2B 155 155 154 917 358 542 17 111 .981 5.81 .971 5.99 AS,MVP-6
1934 DET AL 31 2B 154 154 152 888 355 516 17 100 .981 5.66 .969 5.87 AS,MVP-2
1935 DET AL 32 2B 149 148 146 851 349 489 13 99 .985 5.62 .969 5.86 AS,MVP-6
1936 DET AL 33 2B 154 154 153 946 397 524 25 116 .974 5.98 .972 5.78 AS,MVP-4
1937 DET AL 34 2B 142 142 141 828 331 485 12 102 .986 5.75 .972 5.64 AS,MVP-1
1938 DET AL 35 2B 152 152 148 869 393 455 21 115 .976 5.58 .967 5.52 AS,MVP-10
1939 DET AL 36 2B 107 106 100 570 245 312 13 67 .977 5.21 .965 5.56 MVP-14
1940 DET AL 37 2B 138 138 118 669 276 374 19 72 .972 4.71 .969 5.39 MVP-23
1941 DET AL 38 2B 116 115 104 614 279 324 11 59 .982 5.20 .967 5.47
1942 DET AL 39 2B 3 1 1 16 7 9 0 1 1.000 5.33 .969 5.63
19 Seasons 2B 2206 2186 2128 12746 5369 7068 309 1444 .976 5.64 .968 5.74
1 Season 1B 9 8 7 75 68 6 1 3 .987 8.22 .991 10.03
1 Season 3B 6 6 5 26 9 17 0 0 1.000 4.33 .951 3.37
19 Seasons TOT 2221 2200 2140 12847 5446 7091 310 1447 .976 5.64 .968 5.75
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

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ()
1945 BBWAA ( 4.0%)
1946 Final Ballot ( 8.7%)
1946 Nominating Vote (21.3%)
1947 BBWAA (65.2%)
1948 BBWAA (43.0%)
1949 BBWAA (66.7%)
1949 Run Off (85.0%)
Selected to HOF in 1949
by BBWAA in Runoff Election

All-Star Games
1933 (2B)
1934 (2B)
1935 (2B)
1936 (2B)
1937 (2B)
1938 (2B)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1928 AL (8, 19%)
1931 AL (17, 5%)
1932 AL (9, 16%)
1933 AL (6, 40%)
1934 AL (2, 81%)
1935 AL (6, 33%)
1936 AL (4, 49%)
1937 AL (1, 98%)
1938 AL (10, 8%)
1939 AL (14, 6%)
1940 AL (23, 1%)
1 MVP
3.56 Career Shares (21st)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1930 AL  6.5 (10th)
1933 AL  7.2 (3rd)
1934 AL  8.5 (3rd)
1935 AL  7.8 (5th)
1936 AL  7.4 (4th)
1937 AL  7.4 (6th)
Career  80.6 (61st)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1929 AL  5.8 (6th)
1930 AL  6.5 (6th)
1932 AL  4.8 (8th)
1933 AL  7.2 (3rd)
1934 AL  8.5 (3rd)
1935 AL  7.8 (3rd)
1936 AL  7.4 (2nd)
1937 AL  7.4 (4th)
1938 AL  5.1 (8th)
Career  80.6 (36th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1928 AL  5.0 (6th)
1929 AL  6.8 (5th)
1930 AL  5.8 (7th)
1932 AL  4.4 (10th)
1933 AL  5.4 (6th)
1934 AL  7.5 (3rd)
1935 AL  6.6 (5th)
1936 AL  6.9 (2nd)
1937 AL  6.8 (4th)
1938 AL  5.3 (5th)
1940 AL  4.8 (7th)
Career  77.5 (41st)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1927 AL  0.9 (4th)
1930 AL  1.1 (5th)
1932 AL  0.9 (8th)
1933 AL  2.3 (2nd)
1934 AL  1.5 (3rd)
1935 AL  1.8 (3rd)
1936 AL  1.0 (7th)
1937 AL  1.1 (6th)
1939 AL  0.8 (8th)
Career  10.7 (188th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1933 AL  .325 (5th)
1934 AL  .356 (2nd)
1935 AL  .330 (5th)
1936 AL  .354 (4th)
1937 AL  .371 (1st)
1939 AL  .325 (9th)
Career  .320 (48th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1933 AL  .393 (8th)
1934 AL  .450 (2nd)
1935 AL  .409 (7th)
1936 AL  .431 (5th)
1937 AL  .458 (2nd)
1938 AL  .425 (6th)
1939 AL  .423 (8th)
1940 AL  .428 (4th)
Career  .404 (47th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1930 AL  .534 (9th)
1932 AL  .497 (10th)
1935 AL  .502 (8th)
1936 AL  .555 (7th)
1939 AL  .544 (7th)
Career  .480 (186th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1933 AL  .862 (9th)
1934 AL  .967 (7th)
1935 AL  .911 (5th)
1936 AL  .987 (6th)
1937 AL  .978 (8th)
1939 AL  .967 (8th)
Career  .884 (81st)

Games Played s c a p y
1928 AL  154 (3rd)
1929 AL  155 (1st)
1930 AL  154 (1st)
1932 AL  152 (8th)
1933 AL  155 (1st)
1934 AL  154 (1st)
1935 AL  150 (9th)
1936 AL  154 (6th)
1938 AL  152 (5th)
Career  2,323 (102nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1928 AL  603 (5th)
1929 AL  634 (2nd)
1930 AL  610 (5th)
1932 AL  618 (6th)
1933 AL  628 (3rd)
1934 AL  601 (6th)
1935 AL  610 (10th)
1936 AL  641 (3rd)
Career  8,860 (78th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1928 AL  691 (4th)
1929 AL  717 (1st)
1930 AL  700 (3rd)
1932 AL  692 (7th)
1933 AL  705 (2nd)
1934 AL  708 (2nd)
1935 AL  709 (4th)
1936 AL  731 (3rd)
1938 AL  688 (8th)
Career  10,244 (66th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1927 AL  110 (4th)
1928 AL  108 (5th)
1929 AL  131 (1st)
1930 AL  144 (3rd)
1932 AL  112 (10th)
1933 AL  103 (7th)
1934 AL  134 (1st)
1935 AL  123 (2nd)
1936 AL  144 (3rd)
1937 AL  133 (5th)
1938 AL  133 (3rd)
1940 AL  108 (7th)
Career  1,774 (21st)

Hits s c a p y
1928 AL  193 (5th)
1929 AL  215 (1st)
1930 AL  201 (8th)
1932 AL  184 (10th)
1933 AL  204 (2nd)
1934 AL  214 (1st)
1935 AL  201 (5th)
1936 AL  227 (2nd)
1937 AL  209 (5th)
Career  2,839 (47th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1928 AL  272 (7th)
1929 AL  337 (4th)
1930 AL  326 (8th)
1932 AL  307 (6th)
1933 AL  294 (4th)
1934 AL  311 (6th)
1935 AL  306 (6th)
1936 AL  356 (6th)
Career  4,257 (64th)

Doubles s c a p y
1929 AL  45 (1st)
1930 AL  47 (3rd)
1932 AL  44 (2nd)
1933 AL  42 (4th)
1934 AL  50 (2nd)
1936 AL  60 (1st)
Career  574 (21st)

Triples s c a p y
1926 AL  17 (2nd)
1927 AL  11 (7th)
1928 AL  16 (3rd)
1929 AL  19 (1st)
1930 AL  15 (5th)
1936 AL  12 (7th)
Career  146 (58th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1930 AL  16 (10th)
1932 AL  19 (7th)
1935 AL  19 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1929 AL  106 (8th)
1933 AL  105 (7th)
1934 AL  127 (5th)
1935 AL  108 (9th)
Career  1,427 (66th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1928 AL  69 (10th)
1930 AL  69 (9th)
1934 AL  99 (5th)
1935 AL  79 (9th)
1937 AL  90 (6th)
1938 AL  113 (4th)
1940 AL  101 (3rd)
1941 AL  95 (5th)
Career  1,186 (63rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1926 AL  42 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1929 AL  27 (1st)
1930 AL  19 (2nd)
1931 AL  13 (10th)
1934 AL  11 (9th)
1938 AL  14 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1928 AL  142 (5th)
1929 AL  138 (5th)
1933 AL  144 (5th)
1934 AL  146 (3rd)
1935 AL  142 (4th)
1936 AL  140 (10th)
1937 AL  154 (2nd)
Career  1,935 (58th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1929 AL  139 (10th)
1933 AL  126 (10th)
1934 AL  149 (7th)
1935 AL  138 (5th)
1936 AL  142 (7th)
1937 AL  144 (8th)
1939 AL  139 (8th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1928 AL  106 (7th)
1929 AL  136 (6th)
1930 AL  126 (7th)
1932 AL  111 (7th)
1933 AL  114 (4th)
1934 AL  138 (6th)
1935 AL  125 (5th)
1936 AL  153 (4th)
1937 AL  135 (4th)
1938 AL  119 (9th)
Career  1,715 (47th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1929 AL  37 (8th)
1930 AL  32 (10th)
1933 AL  25 (7th)
1934 AL  50 (3rd)
1935 AL  36 (6th)
1936 AL  45 (4th)
1937 AL  44 (4th)
Career  355 (92nd)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1929 AL  3.5 (8th)
1930 AL  2.9 (10th)
1933 AL  2.5 (7th)
1934 AL  4.6 (3rd)
1935 AL  3.4 (6th)
1936 AL  4.0 (4th)
1937 AL  4.0 (4th)
Career  32.6 (105th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1929 AL  77 (4th)
1930 AL  78 (7th)
1932 AL  74 (4th)
1933 AL  60 (7th)
1934 AL  68 (6th)
1936 AL  87 (4th)
Career  904 (65th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1928 AL  268 (5th)
1929 AL  285 (4th)
1930 AL  277 (5th)
1933 AL  275 (3rd)
1934 AL  316 (2nd)
1935 AL  283 (5th)
1936 AL  314 (2nd)
1937 AL  300 (3rd)
1938 AL  291 (3rd)
1940 AL  265 (6th)
Career  4,075 (40th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1929 AL  .719 (10th)
1933 AL  .673 (7th)
1934 AL  .752 (4th)
1935 AL  .690 (6th)
1936 AL  .737 (6th)
1937 AL  .758 (4th)
1939 AL  .714 (8th)
1940 AL  .660 (9th)
Career  .665 (155th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1928 AL  6 (5th)
1929 AL  6 (5th)
1930 AL  7 (3rd)
1933 AL  3 (6th)
1934 AL  3 (9th)
1936 AL  4 (10th)
1938 AL  4 (7th)
1940 AL  3 (8th)
1941 AL  3 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1926 AL  27 (7th)
1935 AL  17 (2nd)
1940 AL  10 (7th)
Career  141 (199th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1928 AL  9 (9th)
1930 AL  15 (1st)
1932 AL  8 (10th)
1934 AL  8 (6th)
Career  90 (168th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1928 AL  8.6 (9th)
1929 AL  17.6 (1st)
1930 AL  17.4 (4th)
1932 AL  12.2 (7th)
1934 AL  11.0 (8th)
1935 AL  13.9 (4th)
1937 AL  12.3 (7th)
1938 AL  16.5 (1st)
Career  182.5 (108th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1928 AL  27.4 (9th)
1929 AL  33.4 (4th)
1930 AL  35.9 (3rd)
1931 AL  25.5 (7th)
1933 AL  23.3 (8th)
1934 AL  24.0 (3rd)
1935 AL  38.1 (2nd)
1936 AL  49.3 (2nd)
1937 AL  22.6 (8th)
1938 AL  27.0 (5th)
1939 AL  25.4 (3rd)
1940 AL  30.3 (2nd)
Career  23.8 (69th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1928 AL  432 (5th)
1929 AL  440 (8th)
1930 AL  437 (5th)
1932 AL  445 (7th)
1933 AL  434 (5th)
1935 AL  430 (8th)
Career  6,279 (118th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.1 (7th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1940 AL  0.9 (10th)

Assistss c a p y
1927 AL  438 (4th)
1928 AL  507 (1st)
1929 AL  501 (2nd)
1930 AL  501 (4th)
1932 AL  495 (3rd)
1933 AL  542 (1st)
1934 AL  516 (2nd)
1935 AL  489 (3rd)
1936 AL  524 (1st)
1937 AL  485 (4th)
1938 AL  455 (3rd)
Career  7,091 (12th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1926 AL  112 (5th)
1927 AL  121 (3rd)
1928 AL  154 (1st)
1929 AL  154 (1st)
1930 AL  154 (1st)
1932 AL  152 (2nd)
1933 AL  155 (1st)
1934 AL  154 (1st)
1935 AL  149 (2nd)
1936 AL  154 (1st)
1937 AL  142 (2nd)
1938 AL  152 (1st)
1939 AL  107 (4th)
1940 AL  138 (4th)
Career  2,206 (6th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1926 AL  255 (5th)
1927 AL  304 (2nd)
1928 AL  377 (2nd)
1929 AL  404 (1st)
1930 AL  399 (2nd)
1932 AL  396 (1st)
1933 AL  358 (2nd)
1934 AL  355 (4th)
1935 AL  349 (2nd)
1936 AL  397 (2nd)
1937 AL  331 (2nd)
1938 AL  393 (1st)
1939 AL  245 (4th)
1940 AL  276 (5th)
Career  5,369 (6th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1927 AL  438 (1st)
1928 AL  507 (1st)
1929 AL  501 (2nd)
1930 AL  501 (3rd)
1932 AL  495 (2nd)
1933 AL  542 (1st)
1934 AL  516 (1st)
1935 AL  489 (1st)
1936 AL  524 (1st)
1937 AL  485 (2nd)
1938 AL  455 (1st)
1939 AL  312 (4th)
Career  7,068 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1927 AL  27 (3rd)
1928 AL  35 (2nd)
1929 AL  23 (3rd)
1932 AL  30 (1st)
1933 AL  17 (5th)
1936 AL  25 (1st)
1937 AL  12 (5th)
1938 AL  21 (5th)
1940 AL  19 (5th)
Career  309 (31st)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1927 AL  84 (1st)
1928 AL  101 (2nd)
1929 AL  93 (3rd)
1930 AL  97 (3rd)
1932 AL  110 (1st)
1933 AL  111 (1st)
1934 AL  100 (4th)
1935 AL  99 (2nd)
1936 AL  116 (1st)
1937 AL  102 (2nd)
1938 AL  115 (2nd)
1939 AL  67 (3rd)
Career  1,444 (7th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1927 AL  6.13 (1st)
1928 AL  5.74 (3rd)
1929 AL  5.88 (3rd)
1930 AL  5.84 (4th)
1931 AL  5.90 (2nd)
1932 AL  5.86 (4th)
1933 AL  5.81 (5th)
1935 AL  5.62 (5th)
1936 AL  5.98 (2nd)
1937 AL  5.75 (2nd)
1938 AL  5.58 (2nd)
1939 AL  5.21 (4th)
1941 AL  5.20 (4th)
Career  5.64 (38th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1926 AL  .973 (2nd)
1927 AL  .965 (4th)
1928 AL  .962 (4th)
1929 AL  .975 (1st)
1930 AL  .979 (1st)
1932 AL  .967 (5th)
1933 AL  .981 (2nd)
1934 AL  .981 (2nd)
1935 AL  .985 (1st)
1936 AL  .974 (1st)
1937 AL  .986 (1st)
1938 AL  .976 (2nd)
1939 AL  .977 (1st)
1940 AL  .972 (4th)
1941 AL  .982 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1940 AL  born 1903-05-11 (7th)
1941 AL  born 1903-05-11 (5th)
1942 AL  born 1903-05-11 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1924 AL  born 1903-05-11 (7th)

             

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 27 (69), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 191 (49), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 277 (18), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 72 (15), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (5th), 80.6 career WAR/50.5 7yr-peak WAR/65.6 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1924 21 Detroit Tigers $2,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 22 Detroit Tigers $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1926 23 Detroit Tigers $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1927 24 Detroit Tigers $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1928 25 Detroit Tigers $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 26 Detroit Tigers $8,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 27 Detroit Tigers $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 28 Detroit Tigers $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 29 Detroit Tigers $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 30 Detroit Tigers $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 31 Detroit Tigers $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 32 Detroit Tigers $12,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 33 Detroit Tigers $12,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1/13/38 TSN, per government filings:25000.00,
1937 34 Detroit Tigers $17,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 4/13/39 TSN, per government filings:18500.00,
1938 35 Detroit Tigers $20,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 36 Detroit Tigers $20,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts AP, per J. Durso, The All-Amer $, p. 222:18500.00,
1940 37 Detroit Tigers $20,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 38 Detroit Tigers $20,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 39 Detroit Tigers $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$211,500
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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