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Charlie Gelbert

Charles Magnus Gelbert

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 26, 1906 in Scranton, PA
Schools: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), Lebanon Valley College (Annville, PA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1929 (Age 23.080)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1929 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Senators/Reds/RedSox/Tigers 1929-1940

Final Game: September 28, 1940 (Age 34.246)
Died: January 13, 1967 in Easton, PA
Buried: Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg, PA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 1, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1600. Brad Hawpe… #1601. Paul Sorrento… #1602. Alberto Callaspo… #1603. CHARLIE GELBERT… #1604. Art Wilson… #1605. John Vander Wal… #1606. Greg Brock… 

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 23 STL NL 146 578 512 60 134 29 8 3 65 8 51 46 .262 .329 .367 .696 70 188 0 15 *6
1930 24 STL NL 139 574 513 92 156 39 11 3 72 6 43 41 .304 .360 .441 .801 89 226 2 15 *6
1931 25 STL NL 131 505 447 61 129 29 5 1 62 7 54 31 .289 .365 .383 .748 97 171 0 4 *6 MVP-25
1932 26 STL NL 122 503 455 60 122 28 9 1 45 8 39 30 .268 .330 .376 .706 86 171 3 6 *6
1935 29 STL NL 62 187 168 24 49 7 2 2 21 0 17 18 .292 .357 .393 .750 98 66 2 0 2 56/4
1936 30 STL NL 93 307 280 33 64 15 2 3 27 2 25 26 .229 .292 .329 .620 67 92 13 0 2 56/4
1937 31 TOT MLB 63 182 161 16 26 6 0 1 14 1 0 19 23 .161 .250 .217 .467 27 35 2 0 2 6/45
1937 31 CIN NL 43 131 114 12 22 4 0 1 13 1 15 12 .193 .287 .254 .541 51 29 2 0 2 6/45
1937 31 DET AL 20 51 47 4 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 .085 .157 .128 .285 -28 6 0 0 6
1939 33 WSH AL 68 222 188 36 48 7 5 3 29 2 0 30 11 .255 .361 .394 .754 100 74 5 1 3 65/4
1940 34 TOT AL 52 158 145 16 38 9 1 0 15 0 0 12 19 .262 .323 .338 .661 72 49 2 1 0 56/14
1940 34 WSH AL 22 59 54 7 20 7 1 0 7 0 0 4 3 .370 .424 .537 .961 155 29 1 1 0 6/14
1940 34 BOS AL 30 99 91 9 18 2 0 0 8 0 0 8 16 .198 .263 .220 .482 24 20 1 0 0 5/6
9 Yrs 876 3216 2869 398 766 169 43 17 350 34 0 290 245 .267 .336 .374 .709 81 1072 24 7 49
162 Game Avg. 162 595 531 74 142 31 8 3 65 6 54 45 .267 .336 .374 .709 81 198 1 9
STL (6 yrs) 693 2654 2375 330 654 147 37 13 292 31 229 192 .275 .340 .385 .725 84 914 15 5 44
WSH (2 yrs) 90 281 242 43 68 14 6 3 36 2 0 34 14 .281 .374 .426 .800 112 103 6 2 3
CIN (1 yr) 43 131 114 12 22 4 0 1 13 1 15 12 .193 .287 .254 .541 51 29 2 0 2
DET (1 yr) 20 51 47 4 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 .085 .157 .128 .285 -28 6 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 30 99 91 9 18 2 0 0 8 0 0 8 16 .198 .263 .220 .482 24 20 1 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 736 2785 2489 342 676 151 37 14 305 32 244 204 .272 .338 .379 .717 82 943 17 5 46
AL (3 yrs) 140 431 380 56 90 18 6 3 45 2 0 46 41 .237 .322 .339 .662 73 129 7 2 3

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 23 STL NL 146 578 -26 -1 0 6 10 -10 -1.0 18 7 0.8 .493 .494 0.3 1.4 1 *6
1930 24 STL NL 139 574 -10 -0 0 8 9 7 0.6 18 24 2.3 .504 .504 1.7 1.5 17 *6
1931 25 STL NL 131 505 -0 -1 0 12 8 20 2.0 16 35 3.6 .516 .513 2.4 2.1 23 *6 MVP-25
1932 26 STL NL 122 503 -8 -0 0 -2 8 -2 -0.3 16 13 1.4 .498 .499 1.6 0.6 15 *6
1935 29 STL NL 62 187 -0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 6 8 0.8 .503 .501 0.8 0.2 8 56/4
1936 30 STL NL 93 307 -12 -0 0 -3 3 -12 -1.3 10 -2 -0.2 .487 .492 0.1 0.0 1 56/4
1937 31 CIN NL 43 131 -7 -0 0 -1 3 -5 -0.6 4 -1 -0.1 .487 .497 -0.0 0.1 -0 6/45
1937 31 DET AL 20 51 -10 0 0 0 1 -9 -0.9 2 -7 -0.7 .458 .495 -0.7 0.1 -7 6
1939 33 WSH AL 68 222 1 1 0 3 2 7 0.7 8 15 1.4 .510 .504 1.1 0.5 12 65/4
1940 34 WSH AL 22 59 4 0 0 -2 1 3 0.3 2 5 0.5 .514 .502 0.7 -0.1 7 6/14
1940 34 BOS AL 30 99 -10 0 0 1 0 -9 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .471 .495 -0.6 0.1 -7 5/6
9 Seasons 876 3216 -78 -1 0 22 48 -9 -1.1 102 93 9.2 .499 .500 7.3 6.6 71
STL (6 yrs) 693 2654 -56 -2 0 21 41 4 0.2 82 86 8.7 .501 .501 6.8 5.9 65
WSH (2 yrs) 90 281 6 1 0 1 3 10 1.0 10 21 1.9 .511 .504 1.8 0.4 19
CIN (1 yr) 43 131 -7 -0 0 -1 3 -5 -0.6 4 -1 -0.1 .487 .497 -0.0 0.1 -0
DET (1 yr) 20 51 -10 0 0 0 1 -9 -0.9 2 -7 -0.7 .458 .495 -0.7 0.1 -7
BOS (1 yr) 30 99 -10 0 0 1 0 -9 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .471 .495 -0.6 0.1 -7

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
1930 24 STL NL WS PHA L 6 20 17 2 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 3 .353 .450 .471 .921 8 0 0 0 0 1
1931 ❍ 25 STL NL WS PHA W 7 24 23 0 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 .261 .261 .304 .565 7 1 0 1 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 13 44 40 2 12 1 1 0 5 0 0 3 7 .300 .349 .375 .724 15 1 0 1 0 1
2 WS 13 44 40 2 12 1 1 0 5 0 0 3 7 .300 .349 .375 .724 15 1 0 1 0 1

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
1940 34 WSH AL 0 0 9.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 5 4 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 21 51 11.09 2.000 11.3 4.5 6.8 2.3 0.33
1 Yr 0 0 9.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 5 4 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 21 51 11.09 2.000 11.3 4.5 6.8 2.3 0.33
162 Game Avg. 0 0 9.00 68 0 68 0 0 0 136 170 136 136 68 102 34 0 0 0 714 51 11.09 2.000 11.3 4.5 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
1940 34 WSH AL 4.0 2 0 4 9.00 4.95 -0.26 0.00 101.3 5.27 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .424 .499
1 Season 4.0 2 0 4 9.00 4.95 -0.26 0.00 101.3 5.27 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .424 .499

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1929 STL NL 23 SS 146 145 136 883 338 499 46 95 .948 5.73 .950 5.61
1930 STL NL 24 SS 139 139 132 838 322 472 44 104 .947 5.71 .952 5.78
1931 STL NL 25 SS 130 129 116 747 281 435 31 91 .959 5.51 .954 5.53 MVP-25
1932 STL NL 26 SS 122 121 118 672 246 389 37 69 .945 5.20 .946 5.50
1935 STL NL 29 3B 37 30 26 92 34 56 2 8 .978 2.43 .941 2.86
1935 STL NL 29 SS 21 12 9 73 31 39 3 8 .959 3.33 .947 5.27
1935 STL NL 29 2B 3 0 0 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 2.00 .963 5.77
1936 STL NL 30 3B 60 54 45 170 60 104 6 11 .965 2.73 .947 2.67
1936 STL NL 30 SS 28 16 15 95 38 53 4 10 .958 3.25 .945 5.43
1936 STL NL 30 2B 8 2 1 14 9 5 0 1 1.000 1.75 .963 5.94
1937 TOT MLB 31 SS 53 36 26 219 88 122 9 23 .959 3.96 .952 5.27
1937 CIN NL 31 SS 37 28 19 158 66 87 5 16 .968 4.14 .951 5.29
1937 CIN NL 31 2B 9 5 2 31 19 12 0 4 1.000 3.44 .959 5.70
1937 CIN NL 31 3B 1 1 1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 4.00 .955 2.90
1937 DET AL 31 SS 16 8 7 61 22 35 4 7 .934 3.56 .955 5.23
1939 WSH AL 33 SS 28 27 24 135 41 90 4 17 .970 4.68 .950 5.16
1939 WSH AL 33 3B 20 18 17 54 19 32 3 3 .944 2.55 .943 3.15
1939 WSH AL 33 2B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 2.00 .965 5.60
1940 TOT AL 34 SS 13 10 10 50 20 26 4 3 .920 3.54 .949 4.85
1940 WSH AL 34 SS 12 10 10 50 20 26 4 3 .920 3.83 .949 4.85
1940 WSH AL 34 P 2 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.50 .960 2.02 2.00 0 0 0
1940 WSH AL 34 2B 1 1 1 8 4 3 1 0 .875 7.00 .969 5.40
1940 BOS AL 34 3B 29 25 21 95 23 65 7 5 .926 3.03 .937 3.21
1940 BOS AL 34 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4.80
9 Seasons SS 680 635 586 3712 1405 2125 182 420 .951 5.19 .950 5.53
5 Seasons 3B 147 128 110 415 139 258 18 27 .957 2.70 .943 2.89
5 Seasons 2B 22 8 4 61 36 24 1 6 .984 2.73 .962 5.78
1 Season P 2 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.50 .960 2.02 2.00 0 0 0
9 Seasons TOT 851 771 700 4.0 4189 1580 2408 201 453 .952 2.25 4.69 .950 2.02 5.07 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Hall of Fame
1947 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1949 BBWAA ( 1.3%)
1950 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1951 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1931 NL (25, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1929 NL  1.4 (5th)
1930 NL  1.5 (3rd)
1931 NL  2.1 (3rd)

Doubles s c a p y
1930 NL  39 (10th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1929 NL  46 (1st)
1930 NL  44 (3rd)
1931 NL  31 (5th)
1932 NL  37 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1929 NL  146 (2nd)
1930 NL  139 (2nd)
1931 NL  130 (5th)
1932 NL  122 (5th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1929 NL  338 (1st)
1930 NL  322 (3rd)
1931 NL  281 (4th)
1932 NL  246 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1929 NL  499 (3rd)
1930 NL  472 (2nd)
1931 NL  435 (3rd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1929 NL  46 (1st)
1930 NL  44 (3rd)
1931 NL  31 (3rd)
1932 NL  37 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1929 NL  95 (4th)
1930 NL  104 (3rd)
1931 NL  91 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1929 NL  5.73 (4th)
1930 NL  5.71 (4th)
1931 NL  5.51 (5th)
1932 NL  5.20 (4th)
Career  5.19 (43rd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1929 NL  .948 (5th)
1930 NL  .947 (5th)
1931 NL  .959 (5th)
1932 NL  .945 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 14 (1010), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2261), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (181st), 9.2 career WAR/10.3 7yr-peak WAR/9.8 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Charles charles charley Charlie charly Magnus Gelbert

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