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Lou Gehrig

Henry Louis Gehrig (The Iron Horse, Biscuit Pants or Buster)
also known as Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: June 19, 1903 in New York, NY
High School: HS of Commerce (New York, NY)
School: Columbia University (New York, NY)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees in 1923. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 15, 1923 (Age 19.361)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1923-1939

Final Game: April 30, 1939 (Age 35.315)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Special Election as Player in 1939.
   View Lou Gehrig Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: June 2, 1941 in Bronx, NY
Buried: Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 25, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1. Babe Ruth… #2. Ted Williams… #3. LOU GEHRIG… #4. Honus Wagner… #5. Willie Mays… #6. Stan Musial… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1923 20 NYY AL 13 29 26 6 11 4 1 1 8 0 0 2 5 .423 .464 .769 1.234 218 20 0 1 /3
1924 21 NYY AL 10 13 12 2 6 1 0 0 5 0 0 1 3 .500 .538 .583 1.122 189 7 0 0 /3O9
1925 22 NYY AL 126 497 437 73 129 23 10 20 68 6 3 46 49 .295 .365 .531 .896 127 232 2 12 *3/O97 MVP-24
1926 23 NYY AL 155 696 572 135 179 47 20 16 109 6 5 105 73 .313 .420 .549 .969 152 314 1 18 *3 MVP-10
1927 24 NYY AL 155 717 584 149 218 52 18 47 173 10 8 109 84 .373 .474 .765 1.240 220 447 3 21 *3 MVP-1
1928 25 NYY AL 154 677 562 139 210 47 13 27 147 4 11 95 69 .374 .467 .648 1.115 193 364 4 16 *3
1929 26 NYY AL 154 694 553 127 166 32 10 35 125 4 3 122 68 .300 .431 .584 1.015 165 323 5 12 *3
1930 27 NYY AL 154 703 581 143 220 42 17 41 173 12 14 101 63 .379 .473 .721 1.194 203 419 3 18 *3/7O
1931 28 NYY AL 155 738 619 163 211 31 15 46 185 17 12 117 56 .341 .446 .662 1.108 194 410 0 2 *3/O9 MVP-2
1932 29 NYY AL 156 708 596 138 208 42 9 34 151 4 11 108 38 .349 .451 .621 1.072 181 370 3 1 *3 MVP-2
1933 ★ 30 NYY AL 152 687 593 138 198 41 12 32 140 9 13 92 42 .334 .424 .605 1.030 177 359 1 1 *3 AS,MVP-4
1934 ★ 31 NYY AL 154 690 579 128 210 40 6 49 166 9 5 109 31 .363 .465 .706 1.172 206 409 2 0 *3/6 AS,MVP-5
1935 ★ 32 NYY AL 149 673 535 125 176 26 10 30 120 8 7 132 38 .329 .466 .583 1.049 176 312 5 0 *3 AS,MVP-5
1936 ★ 33 NYY AL 155 719 579 167 205 37 7 49 152 3 4 130 46 .354 .478 .696 1.174 190 403 7 3 *3 AS,MVP-1
1937 ★ 34 NYY AL 157 700 569 138 200 37 9 37 158 4 3 127 49 .351 .473 .643 1.116 176 366 4 0 *3 AS,MVP-4
1938 ★ 35 NYY AL 157 689 576 115 170 32 6 29 114 6 1 107 75 .295 .410 .523 .932 132 301 5 1 *3 AS,MVP-19
1939 ★ 36 NYY AL 8 33 28 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 .143 .273 .143 .416 10 4 2 0 0 /3 AS
17 Yrs 2164 9663 8001 1888 2721 534 163 493 1995 102 100 1508 790 .340 .447 .632 1.080 179 5060 2 45 106
162 Game Avg. 162 723 599 141 204 40 12 37 149 8 7 113 59 .340 .447 .632 1.080 179 379 3 8
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
1923 20 NYY AL 13 29 4 0 0 -1 -0 3 0.3 1 4 0.4 .521 .502 0.5 -0.1 5 $2,400 /3
1924 21 NYY AL 10 13 2 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .514 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 $2,750 /3O9
1925 22 NYY AL 126 497 14 1 0 4 -6 14 1.3 19 33 3.1 .510 .508 2.8 -0.1 29 $3,750 *3/O97 MVP-24
1926 23 NYY AL 155 696 44 0 0 6 -7 43 4.2 25 69 6.8 .527 .526 6.2 -0.1 63 $6,500 *3 MVP-10
1927 24 NYY AL 155 717 103 -1 0 5 -7 100 9.3 25 125 11.8 .560 .557 11.3 -0.2 120 $8,000 *3 MVP-1
1928 25 NYY AL 154 677 77 -3 0 4 -7 71 6.9 25 96 9.4 .544 .542 8.9 -0.3 92 $25,000 *3
1929 26 NYY AL 154 694 58 1 0 3 -7 54 5.1 25 80 7.6 .533 .531 7.3 -0.4 77 $25,000 *3
1930 27 NYY AL 154 703 95 -3 0 -4 -7 81 7.0 25 106 9.6 .546 .543 9.8 -1.0 110 $25,000 *3/7O
1931 28 NYY AL 155 738 85 -1 0 -8 -7 69 6.3 26 95 8.8 .540 .539 9.5 -1.4 103 $25,000 *3/O9 MVP-2
1932 29 NYY AL 156 708 75 -3 0 -4 -7 61 5.4 26 86 7.9 .535 .534 8.3 -1.0 90 $25,000 *3 MVP-2
1933 ★ 30 NYY AL 152 687 65 -3 0 -7 -7 48 4.5 25 74 6.9 .530 .528 7.6 -1.3 81 $25,000 *3 AS,MVP-4
1934 ★ 31 NYY AL 154 690 93 0 0 3 -7 89 7.9 26 114 10.4 .552 .549 10.2 -0.4 111 $25,000 *3/6 AS,MVP-5
1935 ★ 32 NYY AL 149 673 67 -1 0 9 -7 69 6.2 25 94 8.6 .543 .539 7.9 0.1 85 $23,000 *3 AS,MVP-5
1936 ★ 33 NYY AL 155 719 88 -1 0 0 -7 80 6.8 25 105 9.1 .544 .542 9.2 -0.6 105 $23,000 *3 AS,MVP-1
1937 ★ 34 NYY AL 157 700 73 0 0 -6 -7 60 5.3 25 85 7.7 .534 .533 8.3 -1.2 91 $31,000 *3 AS,MVP-4
1938 ★ 35 NYY AL 157 689 30 1 0 -2 -7 22 2.0 25 47 4.3 .513 .512 4.5 -0.8 49 $31,000 *3 AS,MVP-19
1939 ★ 36 NYY AL 8 33 -4 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .453 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $36,000 /3 AS
17 Seasons 2164 9663 971 -11 0 2 -100 862 78.5 349 1212 112.4 .536 .534 112.1 -8.9 1210 $342,400
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
1926 23 NYY AL WS STL L 7 29 23 1 8 2 0 0 4 0 0 5 4 .348 .464 .435 .899 10 0 1 1
1927 ❍ 24 NYY AL WS PIT W 4 18 13 2 4 2 2 0 4 0 0 3 3 .308 .438 .769 1.207 10 0 0 0
1928 ❍ 25 NYY AL WS STL W 4 17 11 5 6 1 0 4 9 0 0 6 0 .545 .706 1.727 2.433 19 0 0 0
1932 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS CHC W 4 20 17 9 9 1 0 3 8 0 0 2 1 .529 .600 1.118 1.718 19 1 0 0
1936 ❍ 33 NYY AL WS NYG W 6 28 24 5 7 1 0 2 7 0 1 3 2 .292 .393 .583 .976 14 1 0 0
1937 ❍ 34 NYY AL WS NYG W 5 22 17 4 5 1 1 1 3 0 0 5 4 .294 .455 .647 1.102 11 0 0 1
1938 ❍ 35 NYY AL WS CHC W 4 16 14 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .286 .375 .286 .661 4 0 0 0
7 Yrs (7 Series) 34 150 119 30 43 8 3 10 35 0 1 26 17 .361 .483 .731 1.214 87 2 1 2
7 WS 34 150 119 30 43 8 3 10 35 0 1 26 17 .361 .483 .731 1.214 87 2 1 2

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
1923 NYY AL 20 1B 9 4 4 60 53 3 4 4 .933 6.22 .990 10.59
1924 NYY AL 21 1B 2 0 0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 5.00 .989 10.50
1924 NYY AL 21 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.40
1924 NYY AL 21 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.00
1925 NYY AL 22 1B 114 112 104 1192 1126 53 13 72 .989 10.34 .988 10.46 MVP-24
1925 NYY AL 22 OF 6 5 4 11 9 0 2 0 .818 1.50 .965 2.43 MVP-24
1925 NYY AL 22 RF 4 3 3 8 6 0 2 0 .750 1.50 .966 2.08 MVP-24
1925 NYY AL 22 LF 2 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .957 2.35 MVP-24
1926 NYY AL 23 1B 155 155 152 1654 1566 73 15 87 .991 10.57 .990 10.77 MVP-10
1927 NYY AL 24 1B 155 155 153 1765 1662 88 15 108 .992 11.29 .988 10.71 MVP-1
1928 NYY AL 25 1B 154 154 149 1585 1488 79 18 112 .989 10.18 .990 10.42
1929 NYY AL 26 1B 154 154 153 1549 1458 82 9 135 .994 10.00 .993 10.22
1930 NYY AL 27 1B 153 153 147 1402 1298 89 15 109 .989 9.07 .989 10.00
1930 NYY AL 27 LF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 2.10
1930 NYY AL 27 OF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .965 2.30
1931 NYY AL 28 1B 154 154 154 1423 1352 58 13 120 .991 9.16 .991 10.03 MVP-2
1931 NYY AL 28 OF 1 1 1 4 3 0 1 0 .750 3.00 .970 2.40 MVP-2
1931 NYY AL 28 RF 1 1 1 4 3 0 1 0 .750 3.00 .965 2.10 MVP-2
1932 NYY AL 29 1B 156 156 148 1386 1293 75 18 101 .987 8.77 .989 10.12 MVP-2
1933 NYY AL 30 1B 152 152 148 1363 1290 64 9 102 .993 8.91 .989 10.27 AS,MVP-4
1934 NYY AL 31 1B 153 153 149 1372 1284 80 8 126 .994 8.92 .991 10.00 AS,MVP-5
1934 NYY AL 31 SS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.20 AS,MVP-5
1935 NYY AL 32 1B 149 149 143 1434 1337 82 15 96 .990 9.52 .992 10.16 AS,MVP-5
1936 NYY AL 33 1B 155 155 151 1468 1377 82 9 128 .994 9.41 .991 9.93 AS,MVP-1
1937 NYY AL 34 1B 157 157 153 1460 1370 74 16 113 .989 9.20 .991 9.84 AS,MVP-4
1938 NYY AL 35 1B 157 157 151 1597 1483 100 14 157 .991 10.08 .990 9.77 AS,MVP-19
1939 NYY AL 36 1B 8 8 8 70 64 4 2 5 .971 8.50 .990 9.64 AS
17 Seasons 1B 2137 2128 2067 20790 19510 1087 193 1575 .991 9.64 .990 10.19
4 Seasons OF 9 7 6 18 15 0 3 0 .833 1.67 .967 2.41
3 Seasons RF 6 4 4 13 10 0 3 0 .769 1.67 .966 2.07
2 Seasons LF 3 3 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .962 2.27
1 Season SS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.20
17 Seasons TOT 2147 2136 2073 20808 19525 1087 196 1575 .991 9.60 .990 10.15
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 (22.6%)
1939 Special Election (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1939
by Special Election

All-Star Games
1933 (1B)
1934 (1B)
1935 (1B)
1936 (1B)
1937 (1B)
1938 *
1939

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 AL (24, 3%)
1926 AL (10, 11%)
1927 AL (1, 88%)
1931 AL (2, 74%)
1932 AL (2, 69%)
1933 AL (4, 49%)
1934 AL (5, 68%)
1935 AL (5, 36%)
1936 AL (1, 91%)
1937 AL (4, 53%)
1938 AL (19, 3%)
2 MVPs
5.45 Career Shares (7th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1926 AL  6.8 (3rd)
1927 AL  11.8 (2nd)
1928 AL  9.4 (2nd)
1929 AL  7.7 (5th)
1930 AL  9.6 (2nd)
1931 AL  8.8 (3rd)
1932 AL  7.9 (4th)
1933 AL  6.9 (4th)
1934 AL  10.4 (1st)
1935 AL  8.7 (3rd)
1936 AL  9.1 (2nd)
1937 AL  7.7 (4th)
Career  112.4 (18th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1926 AL  6.8 (2nd)
1927 AL  11.8 (2nd)
1928 AL  9.4 (2nd)
1929 AL  7.7 (5th)
1930 AL  9.6 (2nd)
1931 AL  8.8 (2nd)
1932 AL  7.9 (3rd)
1933 AL  6.9 (4th)
1934 AL  10.4 (1st)
1935 AL  8.7 (1st)
1936 AL  9.1 (1st)
1937 AL  7.7 (2nd)
Career  112.4 (13th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1926 AL  6.2 (2nd)
1927 AL  11.3 (1st)
1928 AL  8.9 (2nd)
1929 AL  7.3 (4th)
1930 AL  9.9 (2nd)
1931 AL  9.5 (2nd)
1932 AL  8.3 (3rd)
1933 AL  7.6 (2nd)
1934 AL  10.2 (1st)
1935 AL  7.9 (2nd)
1936 AL  9.2 (1st)
1937 AL  8.3 (1st)
Career  112.1 (14th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1927 AL  .373 (3rd)
1928 AL  .374 (3rd)
1930 AL  .379 (2nd)
1931 AL  .341 (5th)
1932 AL  .349 (3rd)
1933 AL  .334 (3rd)
1934 AL  .363 (1st)
1935 AL  .329 (6th)
1936 AL  .354 (5th)
1937 AL  .351 (2nd)
Career  .340 (17th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1926 AL  .420 (9th)
1927 AL  .474 (3rd)
1928 AL  .467 (1st)
1929 AL  .431 (2nd)
1930 AL  .473 (2nd)
1931 AL  .446 (3rd)
1932 AL  .451 (4th)
1933 AL  .424 (5th)
1934 AL  .465 (1st)
1935 AL  .466 (1st)
1936 AL  .478 (1st)
1937 AL  .473 (1st)
Career  .447 (5th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1926 AL  .549 (4th)
1927 AL  .765 (2nd)
1928 AL  .648 (2nd)
1929 AL  .584 (4th)
1930 AL  .721 (2nd)
1931 AL  .662 (2nd)
1932 AL  .621 (3rd)
1933 AL  .605 (2nd)
1934 AL  .706 (1st)
1935 AL  .583 (3rd)
1936 AL  .696 (1st)
1937 AL  .643 (4th)
Career  .632 (3rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1926 AL  .969 (4th)
1927 AL  1.240 (2nd)
1928 AL  1.115 (2nd)
1929 AL  1.015 (4th)
1930 AL  1.194 (2nd)
1931 AL  1.108 (2nd)
1932 AL  1.072 (3rd)
1933 AL  1.030 (2nd)
1934 AL  1.172 (1st)
1935 AL  1.049 (2nd)
1936 AL  1.174 (1st)
1937 AL  1.116 (1st)
Career  1.080 (3rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1926 AL  155 (2nd)
1927 AL  155 (1st)
1928 AL  154 (3rd)
1929 AL  154 (3rd)
1930 AL  154 (1st)
1931 AL  155 (2nd)
1932 AL  156 (1st)
1933 AL  152 (5th)
1934 AL  154 (1st)
1936 AL  155 (1st)
1937 AL  157 (1st)
1938 AL  157 (1st)
Career  2,164 (155th)

At Bats s c a p y
1927 AL  584 (5th)
1928 AL  562 (7th)
1931 AL  619 (3rd)
1932 AL  596 (10th)
1933 AL  593 (9th)
Career  8,001 (145th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1926 AL  696 (3rd)
1927 AL  717 (2nd)
1928 AL  677 (9th)
1929 AL  694 (5th)
1930 AL  703 (1st)
1931 AL  738 (1st)
1932 AL  708 (3rd)
1933 AL  687 (5th)
1934 AL  690 (5th)
1936 AL  719 (4th)
1937 AL  700 (8th)
1938 AL  689 (6th)
Career  9,663 (103rd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1926 AL  135 (2nd)
1927 AL  149 (2nd)
1928 AL  139 (2nd)
1929 AL  127 (3rd)
1930 AL  143 (4th)
1931 AL  163 (1st)
1932 AL  138 (4th)
1933 AL  138 (1st)
1934 AL  128 (3rd)
1935 AL  125 (1st)
1936 AL  167 (1st)
1937 AL  138 (3rd)
1938 AL  115 (10th)
Career  1,888 (12th)

Hits s c a p y
1927 AL  218 (2nd)
1928 AL  210 (2nd)
1930 AL  220 (2nd)
1931 AL  211 (1st)
1932 AL  208 (4th)
1933 AL  198 (5th)
1934 AL  210 (2nd)
1936 AL  205 (7th)
1937 AL  200 (8th)
Career  2,721 (60th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1926 AL  314 (3rd)
1927 AL  447 (1st)
1928 AL  364 (3rd)
1929 AL  323 (5th)
1930 AL  419 (1st)
1931 AL  410 (1st)
1932 AL  370 (2nd)
1933 AL  359 (2nd)
1934 AL  409 (1st)
1935 AL  312 (5th)
1936 AL  403 (2nd)
1937 AL  366 (3rd)
1938 AL  301 (6th)
Career  5,060 (17th)

Doubles s c a p y
1926 AL  47 (5th)
1927 AL  52 (1st)
1928 AL  47 (1st)
1930 AL  42 (7th)
1932 AL  42 (4th)
1933 AL  41 (6th)
1934 AL  40 (9th)
Career  534 (37th)

Triples s c a p y
1926 AL  20 (1st)
1927 AL  18 (2nd)
1928 AL  13 (9th)
1930 AL  17 (3rd)
1931 AL  15 (2nd)
1933 AL  12 (7th)
Career  163 (33rd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1925 AL  20 (5th)
1926 AL  16 (6th)
1927 AL  47 (2nd)
1928 AL  27 (2nd)
1929 AL  35 (2nd)
1930 AL  41 (2nd)
1931 AL  46 (1st)
1932 AL  34 (4th)
1933 AL  32 (3rd)
1934 AL  49 (1st)
1935 AL  30 (3rd)
1936 AL  49 (1st)
1937 AL  37 (3rd)
1938 AL  29 (7th)
Career  493 (27th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1926 AL  109 (5th)
1927 AL  173 (1st)
1928 AL  147 (1st)
1929 AL  125 (4th)
1930 AL  173 (1st)
1931 AL  185 (1st)
1932 AL  151 (2nd)
1933 AL  140 (2nd)
1934 AL  166 (1st)
1935 AL  120 (2nd)
1936 AL  152 (2nd)
1937 AL  158 (3rd)
1938 AL  114 (7th)
Career  1,995 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1926 AL  105 (4th)
1927 AL  109 (2nd)
1928 AL  95 (4th)
1929 AL  122 (3rd)
1930 AL  101 (3rd)
1931 AL  117 (3rd)
1932 AL  108 (4th)
1933 AL  92 (6th)
1934 AL  109 (2nd)
1935 AL  132 (1st)
1936 AL  130 (1st)
1937 AL  127 (1st)
1938 AL  107 (5th)
Career  1,508 (17th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1925 AL  49 (10th)
1926 AL  73 (3rd)
1927 AL  84 (2nd)
1928 AL  69 (3rd)
1929 AL  68 (2nd)
1930 AL  63 (3rd)
1931 AL  56 (7th)
1938 AL  75 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1931 AL  17 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1928 AL  123 (10th)
1932 AL  123 (10th)
Career  1,531 (188th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1926 AL  152 (5th)
1927 AL  220 (2nd)
1928 AL  193 (2nd)
1929 AL  165 (3rd)
1930 AL  203 (2nd)
1931 AL  194 (2nd)
1932 AL  181 (3rd)
1933 AL  177 (2nd)
1934 AL  206 (1st)
1935 AL  176 (2nd)
1936 AL  190 (1st)
1937 AL  176 (1st)
Career  179 (4th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1926 AL  131 (2nd)
1927 AL  208 (1st)
1928 AL  164 (2nd)
1929 AL  137 (5th)
1930 AL  192 (1st)
1931 AL  180 (2nd)
1932 AL  161 (2nd)
1933 AL  147 (2nd)
1934 AL  189 (1st)
1935 AL  143 (3rd)
1936 AL  189 (1st)
1937 AL  171 (2nd)
1938 AL  123 (6th)
Career  2,233 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1926 AL  46 (2nd)
1927 AL  105 (1st)
1928 AL  80 (2nd)
1929 AL  59 (3rd)
1930 AL  94 (2nd)
1931 AL  85 (2nd)
1932 AL  75 (3rd)
1933 AL  66 (2nd)
1934 AL  93 (1st)
1935 AL  67 (2nd)
1936 AL  87 (1st)
1937 AL  73 (1st)
Career  979 (5th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1926 AL  4.4 (2nd)
1927 AL  9.7 (1st)
1928 AL  7.5 (2nd)
1929 AL  5.5 (3rd)
1930 AL  8.4 (2nd)
1931 AL  7.9 (2nd)
1932 AL  6.9 (3rd)
1933 AL  6.3 (2nd)
1934 AL  8.5 (1st)
1935 AL  6.2 (2nd)
1936 AL  7.6 (1st)
1937 AL  6.6 (1st)
Career  89.9 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1926 AL  83 (1st)
1927 AL  117 (1st)
1928 AL  87 (2nd)
1929 AL  77 (4th)
1930 AL  100 (1st)
1931 AL  92 (1st)
1932 AL  85 (2nd)
1933 AL  85 (2nd)
1934 AL  95 (2nd)
1935 AL  66 (5th)
1936 AL  93 (2nd)
1937 AL  83 (4th)
1938 AL  67 (7th)
Career  1,190 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1926 AL  285 (3rd)
1927 AL  330 (1st)
1928 AL  309 (2nd)
1929 AL  293 (2nd)
1930 AL  324 (1st)
1931 AL  328 (1st)
1932 AL  319 (2nd)
1933 AL  291 (2nd)
1934 AL  321 (1st)
1935 AL  313 (2nd)
1936 AL  342 (1st)
1937 AL  331 (1st)
1938 AL  282 (5th)
Career  4,274 (31st)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1926 AL  .744 (6th)
1927 AL  .875 (2nd)
1928 AL  .836 (2nd)
1929 AL  .753 (4th)
1930 AL  .840 (2nd)
1931 AL  .824 (3rd)
1932 AL  .803 (3rd)
1933 AL  .785 (2nd)
1934 AL  .859 (1st)
1935 AL  .793 (2nd)
1936 AL  .830 (1st)
1937 AL  .823 (1st)
Career  .803 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1929 AL  5 (6th)
1935 AL  5 (5th)
1936 AL  7 (4th)
1938 AL  5 (3rd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1930 AL  18 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1928 AL  11 (6th)
1930 AL  14 (2nd)
1931 AL  12 (6th)
1932 AL  11 (4th)
1933 AL  13 (2nd)
1935 AL  7 (9th)
Career  100 (119th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1926 AL  8.7 (9th)
1927 AL  16.5 (2nd)
1930 AL  18.6 (2nd)
1931 AL  24.8 (2nd)
1933 AL  14.0 (2nd)
1934 AL  15.2 (4th)
1935 AL  12.6 (6th)
Career  169.0 (135th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1934 AL  18.7 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1925 AL  21.9 (3rd)
1926 AL  35.8 (9th)
1927 AL  12.4 (2nd)
1928 AL  20.8 (2nd)
1929 AL  15.8 (3rd)
1930 AL  14.2 (2nd)
1931 AL  13.5 (2nd)
1932 AL  17.5 (3rd)
1933 AL  18.5 (3rd)
1934 AL  11.8 (1st)
1935 AL  17.8 (3rd)
1936 AL  11.8 (1st)
1937 AL  15.4 (4th)
1938 AL  19.9 (9th)
Career  16.2 (33rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
Career  5,488 (241st)

Putoutss c a p y
1926 AL  1,566 (2nd)
1927 AL  1,662 (1st)
1928 AL  1,488 (1st)
1929 AL  1,458 (4th)
1930 AL  1,300 (3rd)
1931 AL  1,355 (2nd)
1932 AL  1,293 (5th)
1933 AL  1,290 (4th)
1934 AL  1,284 (5th)
1936 AL  1,377 (3rd)
1937 AL  1,370 (3rd)
1938 AL  1,483 (2nd)
Career  19,525 (9th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1926 AL  155 (1st)
1927 AL  155 (1st)
1928 AL  154 (1st)
1929 AL  154 (2nd)
1930 AL  153 (2nd)
1931 AL  154 (2nd)
1932 AL  156 (1st)
1933 AL  152 (2nd)
1934 AL  153 (3rd)
1935 AL  149 (4th)
1936 AL  155 (1st)
1937 AL  157 (1st)
1938 AL  157 (1st)
Career  2,137 (9th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1926 AL  1,566 (2nd)
1927 AL  1,662 (1st)
1928 AL  1,488 (1st)
1929 AL  1,458 (4th)
1930 AL  1,298 (3rd)
1931 AL  1,352 (2nd)
1932 AL  1,293 (5th)
1933 AL  1,290 (4th)
1934 AL  1,284 (5th)
1936 AL  1,377 (3rd)
1937 AL  1,370 (3rd)
1938 AL  1,483 (2nd)
Career  19,510 (9th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1927 AL  88 (4th)
1928 AL  79 (5th)
1930 AL  89 (1st)
1931 AL  58 (5th)
1932 AL  75 (4th)
1933 AL  64 (4th)
1934 AL  80 (5th)
1935 AL  82 (5th)
1936 AL  82 (3rd)
1937 AL  74 (5th)
1938 AL  100 (4th)
Career  1,087 (39th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1926 AL  15 (5th)
1927 AL  15 (3rd)
1928 AL  18 (1st)
1929 AL  9 (4th)
1930 AL  15 (4th)
1931 AL  13 (4th)
1932 AL  18 (2nd)
1935 AL  15 (2nd)
1936 AL  9 (5th)
1937 AL  16 (1st)
1938 AL  14 (2nd)
Career  193 (35th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1927 AL  108 (4th)
1928 AL  112 (3rd)
1929 AL  135 (2nd)
1930 AL  109 (3rd)
1931 AL  120 (2nd)
1932 AL  101 (5th)
1933 AL  102 (4th)
1934 AL  126 (4th)
1936 AL  128 (4th)
1938 AL  157 (1st)
Career  1,575 (16th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1925 AL  10.34 (4th)
1926 AL  10.57 (4th)
1927 AL  11.29 (1st)
1928 AL  10.18 (3rd)
1929 AL  10.00 (4th)
1938 AL  10.08 (4th)
Career  9.64 (91st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1925 AL  .989 (4th)
1926 AL  .991 (3rd)
1927 AL  .992 (2nd)
1928 AL  .989 (5th)
1929 AL  .994 (4th)
1930 AL  .989 (4th)
1931 AL  .991 (5th)
1932 AL  .987 (5th)
1933 AL  .993 (3rd)
1934 AL  .994 (2nd)
1936 AL  .994 (3rd)
1938 AL  .991 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1923 AL  born 1903-06-19 (5th)
1924 AL  born 1903-06-19 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 75 (10), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 315 (13), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 352 (8), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 72 (13), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (1st), 112.4 career WAR/67.7 7yr-peak WAR/90.0 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1923 20 New York Yankees $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 21 New York Yankees $2,750 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 22 New York Yankees $3,750* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts NYT, 6/3/41:3750.00,
1926 23 New York Yankees $6,500* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Contract at HOF:6500.00,
1927 24 New York Yankees $8,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 5/23/27 AL letter at HOF:8000.00,
1928 25 New York Yankees $25,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 6/3/1941 NYT:25000.00,
1929 26 New York Yankees $25,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 6/3/1941 NYT:25000.00,
1930 27 New York Yankees $25,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Undated HOF clip:25000.00,
1931 28 New York Yankees $25,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Contract at HOF:25000.00,Plus $1,000 discretionary bonus at end of season
1932 29 New York Yankees $25,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 6/3/41 NYT:25000.00,
1933 30 New York Yankees $25,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 6/3/41 NYT:23000.00,
1934 31 New York Yankees $25,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1/16/36 TSN, per government report:23000.00,
1935 32 New York Yankees $23,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1/14/37 TSN, per government filings:31000.00,
1936 33 New York Yankees $23,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1/13/38 TSN, per government filings:31000.00,II Voight at 224 says $36,000; 1/22/47 NYT: $40K
1937 34 New York Yankees $31,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 4/13/39 TSN, per government filings:36000.00,
1938 35 New York Yankees $31,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Talmage Boston, 1939: Baseball's... at 5:39000.00,BJHA: $41K; R. Tofel, A Legend in the Making $37K
1939 36 New York Yankees $36,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts R. Tofer, A Legend in the Making 81:34000.00,6/3/41 NYT: $35K
1940 37 New York Yankees $39,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 38 New York Yankees $35,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$416,400
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.

Name Translations

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Arabic: لو جيرج إحصاءات
German: Lou Gehrig Statistik
Spanish: Lou Gehrig Estadísticas
Finnish: Lou Gehrig tilastot
French: Lou Gehrig statistiques
Hebrew: לו גריג סטטיסטיקה
Italian: Lou Gehrig statistica
Japanese: ルー・ゲーリッグ 統計
Korean: 루 게릭 통계
Latvian: Lū Gērigs statistika
Malagasy: Lou Gehrig statistika
Dutch: Lou Gehrig Statistieken
Polish: Lou Gehrig Statystyki
Portuguese: Lou Gehrig estatísticas
Russian: Гериг, Лу Статистика
Swedish: Lou Gehrig Statistik
Turkish: Lou Gehrig İstatistikler
Chinese: 盧·賈里格 统计

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