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Joe Gordon

Joseph Lowell Gordon (Flash)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 18, 1915 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Jefferson HS (Portland, OR)
School: University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1936. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1938 (Age 23.059)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Indians 1938-1950

Final Game: September 30, 1950 (Age 35.224)
Died: April 14, 1978 in Sacramento, CA
Cremated
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 2009.
   View Joe Gordon Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Standard Batting

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
1938 23 NYY AL 127 520 458 83 117 24 7 25 97 11 3 56 72 .255 .340 .502 .843 108 230 3 3 *4 MVP-12
1939 ★ 24 NYY AL 151 648 567 92 161 32 5 28 111 11 10 75 57 .284 .370 .506 .876 123 287 15 2 4 *4 AS,MVP-9
1940 ★ 25 NYY AL 155 677 616 112 173 32 10 30 103 18 8 52 57 .281 .340 .511 .851 121 315 12 3 6 *4 AS,MVP-23
1941 ★ 26 NYY AL 156 665 588 104 162 26 7 24 87 10 9 72 80 .276 .358 .466 .824 117 274 16 4 1 *43 AS,MVP-7
1942 ★ 27 NYY AL 147 625 538 88 173 29 4 18 103 12 6 79 95 .322 .409 .491 .900 154 264 22 1 7 *4 AS,MVP-1
1943 ★ 28 NYY AL 152 649 543 82 135 28 5 17 69 4 7 98 75 .249 .365 .413 .778 126 224 18 2 7 *4 AS,MVP-25
1946 ★ 31 NYY AL 112 431 376 35 79 15 0 11 47 2 5 49 72 .210 .308 .338 .645 79 127 14 4 2 *4 AS
1947 ★ 32 CLE AL 155 626 562 89 153 27 6 29 93 7 3 62 49 .272 .346 .496 .842 135 279 16 1 1 *4 AS,MVP-7
1948 ★ 33 CLE AL 144 633 550 96 154 21 4 32 124 5 2 77 68 .280 .371 .507 .879 135 279 16 3 3 *4/6 AS,MVP-6
1949 ★ 34 CLE AL 148 633 541 74 136 18 3 20 84 5 6 83 33 .251 .355 .407 .762 103 220 20 4 4 *4 AS
1950 35 CLE AL 119 430 368 59 87 12 1 19 57 4 1 56 44 .236 .340 .429 .770 99 158 10 2 3 *4
11 Yrs 1566 6537 5707 914 1530 264 52 253 975 89 60 759 702 .268 .357 .466 .822 120 2657 159 29 41
162 Game Avg. 162 676 590 95 158 27 5 26 101 9 6 79 73 .268 .357 .466 .822 120 275 3 4
NYY (7 yrs) 1000 4215 3686 596 1000 186 38 153 617 68 48 481 508 .271 .358 .467 .825 120 1721 97 19 30
CLE (4 yrs) 566 2322 2021 318 530 78 14 100 358 21 12 278 194 .262 .354 .463 .817 120 936 62 10 11

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
1938 23 NYY AL 127 520 1 1 0 9 5 16 1.5 19 35 3.2 .512 .509 2.4 1.3 26 $6,500 *4 MVP-12
1939 ★ 24 NYY AL 151 648 19 -2 0 21 6 44 4.1 23 67 6.3 .527 .525 4.2 2.6 46 $10,000 *4 AS,MVP-9
1940 ★ 25 NYY AL 155 677 17 1 0 14 6 38 3.7 23 61 5.8 .523 .522 4.4 2.0 47 $14,000 *4 AS,MVP-23
1941 ★ 26 NYY AL 156 665 14 -1 0 14 4 31 3.0 23 53 5.2 .520 .519 3.8 1.9 39 $15,000 *43 AS,MVP-7
1942 ★ 27 NYY AL 147 625 38 1 0 16 6 61 6.5 18 79 8.2 .544 .540 6.5 2.5 63 $17,000 *4 AS,MVP-1
1943 ★ 28 NYY AL 152 649 19 -1 0 17 7 42 4.8 19 61 6.7 .532 .530 4.7 2.8 44 $20,000 *4 AS,MVP-25
1946 ★ 31 NYY AL 112 431 -10 -1 0 12 5 6 0.7 13 19 2.0 .506 .504 0.6 1.9 7 *4 AS
1947 ★ 32 CLE AL 155 626 24 1 0 15 7 48 5.1 18 66 7.0 .533 .532 5.3 2.4 51 *4 AS,MVP-7
1948 ★ 33 CLE AL 144 633 26 1 -1 16 7 48 4.8 18 67 6.6 .533 .530 4.9 2.3 51 *4/6 AS,MVP-6
1949 ★ 34 CLE AL 148 633 3 -1 -1 14 7 23 2.3 18 41 4.1 .516 .514 2.7 2.1 27 *4 AS
1950 35 CLE AL 119 430 -1 3 -1 2 5 8 0.7 13 21 2.0 .506 .504 1.8 0.7 19 *4
11 Seasons 1566 6537 150 1 -2 150 66 364 37.1 205 569 57.1 .524 .522 41.4 22.4 419 $82,500
NYY (7 yrs) 1000 4215 97 -3 0 103 40 237 24.3 138 375 37.5 .524 .522 26.7 15.0 272 $82,500
CLE (4 yrs) 566 2322 52 3 -2 47 26 126 12.9 68 194 19.6 .523 .521 14.7 7.4 147

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1938 23 NYY AL 520 347 78 5.9 118 .255 .255 .290 .340 .369 .502 .432 .843 .801 108 .552 2.8 0.3 .863 .386 .247 15.3
1939 24 NYY AL 648 435 103 6.3 113 .276 .284 .285 .370 .360 .506 .422 .876 .782 123 .597 18.5 1.7 .847 .356 .222 15.8
1940 25 NYY AL 677 469 106 6.0 107 .270 .281 .274 .340 .347 .511 .416 .851 .763 121 .586 15.9 1.5 .821 .331 .231 22.5
1941 26 NYY AL 665 452 95 5.6 106 .285 .276 .274 .358 .351 .466 .404 .824 .755 117 .578 13.6 1.3 .778 .315 .190 14.1
1942 27 NYY AL 625 400 108 7.2 93 .365 .322 .263 .409 .337 .491 .369 .900 .706 154 .738 40.9 4.2 .891 .327 .169 14.4
1943 28 NYY AL 649 440 80 5.0 88 .262 .249 .257 .365 .332 .413 .355 .778 .687 126 .620 21.0 2.3 .741 .339 .164 6.5
1946 31 NYY AL 431 318 37 3.1 97 .232 .210 .265 .308 .339 .338 .381 .645 .720 79 .370 -10.3 -1.1 .560 .250 .128 3.4
1947 32 CLE AL 626 429 96 6.0 94 .256 .272 .259 .346 .339 .496 .373 .842 .711 135 .658 23.6 2.4 .808 .342 .224 11.3
1948 33 CLE AL 633 417 103 6.6 103 .271 .280 .269 .371 .354 .507 .389 .879 .743 135 .657 25.4 2.5 .874 .373 .227 8.6
1949 34 CLE AL 633 435 76 4.6 105 .238 .251 .268 .355 .360 .407 .390 .762 .750 103 .507 1.7 0.2 .710 .307 .155 8.0
1950 35 CLE AL 430 295 54 4.8 110 .223 .236 .274 .340 .360 .429 .410 .770 .770 99 .491 -1.2 -0.1 .750 .353 .193 6.6
11 Yrs 6537 4437 936 5.6 103 .269 .268 .271 .357 .349 .466 .394 .822 .744 120 .593 152.0 15.2 .790 .336 .197 131.7
162 Game Avg. 676 459 97 5.6 103 .269 .268 .271 .357 .349 .466 .394 .822 .744 120 .593 16 2 .790 .336 .197 14
NYY (7 yrs) 4215 2861 607 5.7 103 .280 .271 .273 .358 .348 .467 .398 .825 .745 120 .595 102.5 10.2 .792 .332 .196 94.2
CLE (4 yrs) 2322 1576 329 5.6 102 .249 .262 .267 .354 .352 .463 .389 .817 .741 120 .591 49.6 4.9 .788 .343 .201 34.7

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
1938 ❍ 23 NYY AL WS CHC W 4 16 15 3 6 2 0 1 6 1 0 1 3 .400 .438 .733 1.171 11 0 0 0 0 1
1939 ❍ 24 NYY AL WS CIN W 4 14 14 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 2 0 0 0 0 0
1941 ❍ 26 NYY AL WS BRO W 5 21 14 2 7 1 1 1 5 0 0 7 0 .500 .667 .929 1.595 13 1 0 0 0 2
1942 27 NYY AL WS STL L 5 21 21 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .095 .095 .143 .238 3 0 0 0 0 0
1943 ❍ 28 NYY AL WS STL W 5 20 17 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 3 .235 .350 .471 .821 8 0 0 0 0 0
1948 ❍ 33 CLE AL WS BSN W 6 23 22 3 4 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 .182 .217 .318 .536 7 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs (6 Series) 29 115 103 12 25 5 1 4 16 2 0 12 17 .243 .322 .427 .749 44 1 0 0 0 3
6 WS 29 115 103 12 25 5 1 4 16 2 0 12 17 .243 .322 .427 .749 44 1 0 0 0 3

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1939 NYY AL 24 as 2B 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1940 NYY AL 25 as 2B 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1941 NYY AL 26 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0
1942 NYY AL 27 as 2B 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1943 NYY AL 28 DNP
1946 NYY AL 31 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 2 0 0 0 0
1947 CLE AL 32 as 2B 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 2 0 0 0 0
1948 CLE AL 33 as 2B 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1949 CLE AL 34 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 2 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs (8 GP) 20 20 2 4 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 .200 .200 .350 .550 7 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1938 23 NYY AL 520 4.8% 13.9% 10.8% 10.8% 48% 1.29 6.4 18.3 4.7 69%
1939 24 NYY AL 648 4.3% 8.8% 11.6% 10.0% 40% 0.76 9.9 20.3 5.1 74%
1940 25 NYY AL 677 4.4% 8.4% 7.7% 10.6% 42% 1.10 10.8 20.5 6.0 0.68 78%
1941 26 NYY AL 665 3.6% 12.0% 10.8% 8.6% 35% 1.11 7.4 24.5 6.8 0.91 73%
1942 27 NYY AL 625 2.9% 15.2% 12.6% 8.2% 30% 1.20 5.7 29.9 5.2 0.88 68%
1943 28 NYY AL 649 2.6% 11.6% 15.1% 7.7% 37% 0.77 7.2 31.9 7.9 1.20 69%
1946 31 NYY AL 431 2.6% 16.7% 11.4% 6.0% 33% 1.47 5.2 34.2 8.0 2.11 68%
1947 32 CLE AL 626 4.6% 7.8% 9.9% 9.9% 41% 0.79 11.5 19.4 6.0 0.72 77%
1948 33 CLE AL 633 5.1% 10.7% 12.2% 9.0% 37% 0.88 8.1 17.2 4.4 0.70 71%
1949 34 CLE AL 633 3.2% 5.2% 13.1% 6.5% 30% 0.40 16.4 27.1 6.4 0.83 77%
1950 35 CLE AL 430 4.4% 10.2% 13.0% 7.4% 37% 0.79 8.4 19.4 6.5 0.61 71%
11 Yrs 6537 3.9% 10.7% 11.6% 8.7% 37% 0.92 8.1 22.6 5.9 0.81 73%
MLB Averages 1.5% 9.2% 9.3% 6.2% 27% 0.99 9.7 61.4 8.3 0.97 78%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1938 23 NYY AL 2.8 0.3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1939 24 NYY AL 18.5 1.7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1940 25 NYY AL 15.9 1.5 154 -0.9 1.9 -2.8 .99 0.2 -1.1 -2.4 -0.2 1.00 0.6 0
1941 26 NYY AL 13.6 1.3 696 2.2 13.3 -11.2 .98 2.4 -0.2 15.4 1.5 1.00 26.2 0
1942 27 NYY AL 40.9 4.2 327 1.8 6.7 -4.9 .97 1.7 0.2 22.5 2.3 1.03 20.7 0
1943 28 NYY AL 21.0 2.3 409 1.0 7.9 -6.9 1.06 0.8 0.1 -0.6 -0.1 1.01 9.0 0
1946 31 NYY AL -10.3 -1.1 48 0.0 0.7 -0.7 .87 -0.0 0.0 2.3 0.2 1.05 0.3 0.38 1
1947 32 CLE AL 23.6 2.4 647 3.5 14.5 -11.0 1.05 2.4 1.0 32.6 3.4 0.97 29.0 0
1948 33 CLE AL 25.4 2.5 650 3.0 13.3 -10.3 .97 3.5 -0.5 34.6 3.4 1.01 38.0 4.41 1
1949 34 CLE AL 1.7 0.2 647 -0.9 11.8 -12.7 1.13 1.0 -1.8 -3.1 -0.3 0.99 9.0 1.56 3
1950 35 CLE AL -1.2 -0.1 440 -0.6 7.4 -8.0 1.03 0.8 -1.4 -1.4 -0.1 0.99 4.7 1.31 12
11 Yrs 152.0 15.2 4018 9.0 77.6 -68.6 1.02 12.8 -4.0 99.9 10.1 1.00 137.6 1.48 17

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1940 25 NYY AL 5 0 41% 49 18 8 69% 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 46% 7 4 3 2 1 1 4 2 2
1941 26 NYY AL 14 0 37% 236 10 9 53% 9 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 1 4 7 55% 49 27 20 11 4 7 23 3 19
1942 27 NYY AL 6 0 30% 125 12 6 67% 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 1 4 3 49% 19 13 6 8 5 3 16 3 12
1943 28 NYY AL 5 0 30% 137 4 7 36% 3 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 2 5 51% 23 11 11 6 3 3 10 3 6
1946 31 NYY AL 0 0 20% 9 2 5 29% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 33% 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1947 32 CLE AL 5 0 32% 233 7 3 70% 6 5 1 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 1 2 7 50% 28 20 8 11 4 7 25 8 17
1948 33 CLE AL 8 0 32% 232 5 2 71% 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 7 52% 33 21 12 9 4 5 18 3 14
1949 34 CLE AL 8 1 27% 255 5 6 45% 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 1 3 39% 32 25 6 7 3 4 17 5 12
1950 35 CLE AL 6 0 32% 133 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 7 51% 19 11 7 4 2 2 14 4 10
11 Yrs 57 2 32% 1409 89 60 60% 42 32 4 4 0 2 10 0 28 0 3 9 16 44 50% 212 134 73 59 26 33 127 31 92

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1940 25 NYY AL 145 43% 173 0 0 0 0 30 0 7 4 2 15 15 0 6 30 12 40% 19 6 32% 95 13 14% 14 8 57% 5 4 80% 532
1941 26 NYY AL 665 29% 162 0 0 0 0 24 0 22 18 6 8 16 0 1 145 16 11% 58 17 29% 473 69 15% 46 22 48% 16 9 56% 0
1942 27 NYY AL 315 27% 173 0 0 0 0 18 1 18 6 1 7 11 0 7 69 22 32% 35 13 37% 240 47 20% 31 16 52% 16 11 69% 310
1943 28 NYY AL 395 25% 135 0 0 0 0 17 1 14 8 3 11 6 0 7 75 18 24% 38 18 47% 280 30 11% 33 11 33% 24 11 46% 254
1946 31 NYY AL 46 13% 79 1 0 0 0 0.38 11 0 0 2 1 4 7 0 2 10 14 140% 5 3 60% 35 8 23% 3 3 100% 4 4 100% 385
1947 32 CLE AL 626 18% 153 0 0 0 0 29 1 15 23 6 12 17 0 1 113 16 14% 41 11 27% 403 68 17% 22 7 32% 20 11 55% 0
1948 33 CLE AL 633 29% 154 1 0 0 0 4.41 32 0 20 21 11 17 15 0 3 146 16 11% 73 29 40% 495 94 19% 63 35 56% 33 14 42% 0
1949 34 CLE AL 633 40% 136 3 0 0 0 1.56 20 1 18 14 6 11 9 0 4 145 20 14% 68 25 37% 452 64 14% 44 23 52% 20 9 45% 0
1950 35 CLE AL 430 50% 87 12 1 0 2 1.31 19 0 15 6 13 10 9 0 3 99 10 10% 52 18 35% 311 41 13% 25 14 56% 20 12 60% 0
11 Yrs 3888 31% 1530 17 1 0 2 1.48 253 4 129 102 49 119 134 0 41 832 159 19% 389 140 36% 2784 434 16% 281 139 49% 158 85 54% 2649
MLB Averages 49% 21% 34% 15% 51% 56%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1938 23 127 520 458 83 117 24 7 25 97 11 3 56 72 .255 .340 .502 .843 108 230 3 3
1939 24 278 1168 1025 175 278 56 12 53 208 22 13 131 129 .271 .357 .504 .861 116 517 15 5 7
1940 25 433 1845 1641 287 451 88 22 83 311 40 21 183 186 .275 .350 .507 .857 118 832 27 8 13
1941 26 589 2510 2229 391 613 114 29 107 398 50 30 255 266 .275 .353 .496 .849 118 1106 43 12 14
1942 27 736 3135 2767 479 786 143 33 125 501 62 36 334 361 .284 .364 .495 .859 125 1370 65 13 21
1943 28 888 3784 3310 561 921 171 38 142 570 66 43 432 436 .278 .364 .482 .846 125 1594 83 15 28
1944 29 888 3784 3310 561 921 171 38 142 570 66 43 432 436 .278 .364 .482 .846 125 1594 83 15 28
1945 30 888 3784 3310 561 921 171 38 142 570 66 43 432 436 .278 .364 .482 .846 125 1594 83 15 28
1946 31 1000 4215 3686 596 1000 186 38 153 617 68 48 481 508 .271 .358 .467 .825 120 1721 97 19 30
1947 32 1155 4841 4248 685 1153 213 44 182 710 75 51 543 557 .271 .357 .471 .827 122 2000 113 20 31
1948 33 1299 5474 4798 781 1307 234 48 214 834 80 53 620 625 .272 .358 .475 .833 124 2279 129 23 34
1949 34 1447 6107 5339 855 1443 252 51 234 918 85 59 703 658 .270 .358 .468 .826 122 2499 149 27 38
1950 35 1566 6537 5707 914 1530 264 52 253 975 89 60 759 702 .268 .357 .466 .822 120 2657 159 29 41

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1938 23 134 531 472 73 111 23 7 24 85 10 53 76 .235 .316 .466 .782 68 127
1939 24 159 659 581 83 154 31 5 27 100 11 72 60 .265 .348 .475 .823 95 151
1940 25 162 696 635 108 172 32 10 30 99 18 52 60 .271 .329 .494 .823 102 155
1941 26 162 681 604 101 162 26 7 24 85 10 72 83 .268 .350 .454 .804 95 156
1942 27 156 671 576 99 190 32 4 20 115 13 87 101 .330 .419 .503 .922 121 147
1943 28 160 702 582 97 153 32 6 19 82 5 111 79 .263 .383 .436 .819 97 152
1946 31 117 455 396 39 86 16 0 12 53 2 53 75 .217 .316 .348 .664 43 112
1947 32 161 664 594 102 169 30 7 32 106 8 68 51 .285 .359 .520 .879 110 155
1948 33 151 655 571 97 157 21 4 33 125 5 78 71 .275 .365 .499 .864 103 144
1949 34 155 656 563 75 140 19 3 21 85 5 85 34 .249 .351 .405 .756 78 148
1950 35 124 440 380 57 86 12 1 19 55 4 55 46 .226 .327 .413 .740 51 119
11 Yrs 1641 6810 5954 931 1580 274 54 261 990 91 786 736 .265 .354 .461 .815 963 1566
162 Game Avg. 162 672 588 92 156 27 5 26 98 9 78 73 .265 .354 .461 .815 95 1566



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1955 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1956 BBWAA ( 2.1%)
1958 BBWAA ( 4.1%)
1960 BBWAA ( 4.1%)
1962 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1964 BBWAA (14.9%)
1964 Run Off ( 0.5%)
1966 BBWAA (10.3%)
1967 BBWAA (22.6%)
1967 Run Off ( 4.2%)
1968 BBWAA (27.2%)
1969 BBWAA (28.5%)
1970 BBWAA (26.3%)
2009 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 2009
by Veteran's Committee

All-Star Games
1939 (2B)
1940 (2B)
1941 *
1942 (2B)
1943
1946 *
1947 (2B)
1948 (2B)
1949 *

Awards (yr lg award)
1942 AL MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1938 AL (12, 7%)
1939 AL (9, 13%)
1940 AL (23, 1%)
1941 AL (7, 18%)
1942 AL (1, 80%)
1943 AL (25, 1%)
1947 AL (7, 18%)
1948 AL (6, 19%)
1 MVP
1.57 Career Shares (142nd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1939 AL  6.3 (8th)
1940 AL  5.9 (8th)
1941 AL  5.2 (8th)
1942 AL  8.2 (2nd)
1943 AL  6.8 (4th)
1947 AL  6.9 (3rd)
1948 AL  6.6 (5th)
Career  57.1 (212th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1939 AL  6.3 (5th)
1940 AL  5.9 (5th)
1941 AL  5.2 (5th)
1942 AL  8.2 (2nd)
1943 AL  6.8 (3rd)
1947 AL  6.9 (3rd)
1948 AL  6.6 (4th)
Career  57.1 (135th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1942 AL  6.5 (2nd)
1943 AL  4.7 (6th)
1947 AL  5.3 (4th)
1948 AL  4.9 (5th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1938 AL  1.3 (3rd)
1939 AL  2.6 (2nd)
1940 AL  2.0 (2nd)
1941 AL  1.9 (2nd)
1942 AL  2.5 (2nd)
1943 AL  2.8 (2nd)
1946 AL  1.9 (4th)
1947 AL  2.4 (2nd)
1948 AL  2.3 (2nd)
1949 AL  2.1 (1st)
1950 AL  0.7 (9th)
Career  22.4 (32nd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1942 AL  .322 (4th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1942 AL  .409 (5th)
1943 AL  .365 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1940 AL  .511 (9th)
1942 AL  .491 (6th)
1943 AL  .413 (8th)
1947 AL  .496 (3rd)
1948 AL  .507 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1942 AL  .900 (4th)
1943 AL  .778 (8th)
1947 AL  .842 (5th)
1948 AL  .879 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1939 AL  151 (5th)
1940 AL  155 (1st)
1941 AL  156 (1st)
1943 AL  152 (10th)
1947 AL  155 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1939 AL  567 (9th)
1940 AL  616 (4th)
1941 AL  588 (7th)
1947 AL  562 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1939 AL  648 (9th)
1940 AL  677 (7th)
1941 AL  665 (9th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1940 AL  112 (4th)
1941 AL  104 (8th)
1943 AL  82 (7th)
1947 AL  89 (7th)
1948 AL  96 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
1942 AL  173 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1939 AL  287 (8th)
1940 AL  315 (5th)
1941 AL  274 (9th)
1942 AL  264 (6th)
1947 AL  279 (2nd)
1948 AL  279 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1939 AL  32 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1940 AL  10 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1938 AL  25 (10th)
1939 AL  28 (5th)
1940 AL  30 (6th)
1941 AL  24 (7th)
1942 AL  18 (6th)
1943 AL  17 (5th)
1947 AL  29 (2nd)
1948 AL  32 (2nd)
1949 AL  20 (9th)
Career  253 (199th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1939 AL  111 (5th)
1940 AL  103 (8th)
1942 AL  103 (4th)
1947 AL  93 (7th)
1948 AL  124 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1942 AL  79 (9th)
1943 AL  98 (2nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1938 AL  72 (10th)
1941 AL  80 (4th)
1942 AL  95 (1st)
1943 AL  75 (5th)
1946 AL  72 (7th)
1948 AL  68 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1940 AL  18 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1942 AL  154 (3rd)
1947 AL  135 (4th)
1948 AL  135 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1939 AL  103 (10th)
1940 AL  106 (8th)
1942 AL  108 (4th)
1943 AL  80 (10th)
1947 AL  96 (5th)
1948 AL  103 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1942 AL  41 (3rd)
1947 AL  24 (7th)
1948 AL  25 (6th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1942 AL  4.2 (3rd)
1947 AL  2.4 (7th)
1948 AL  2.5 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1939 AL  65 (7th)
1940 AL  72 (4th)
1942 AL  51 (9th)
1943 AL  50 (8th)
1947 AL  62 (3rd)
1948 AL  57 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1942 AL  253 (8th)
1943 AL  235 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1942 AL  .738 (4th)
1947 AL  .659 (6th)
1948 AL  .657 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1940 AL  3 (8th)
1941 AL  4 (7th)
1946 AL  4 (4th)
1949 AL  4 (7th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1939 AL  15 (9th)
1941 AL  16 (9th)
1942 AL  22 (1st)
1943 AL  18 (6th)
1947 AL  16 (8th)
1949 AL  20 (5th)
Career  159 (242nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1939 AL  10 (3rd)
1940 AL  8 (6th)
1941 AL  9 (3rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1938 AL  15.3 (3rd)
1939 AL  15.8 (3rd)
1940 AL  22.5 (1st)
1941 AL  14.1 (4th)
1942 AL  14.4 (3rd)
1947 AL  11.3 (2nd)
1948 AL  8.6 (5th)
1949 AL  8.0 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1938 AL  18.3 (6th)
1939 AL  20.3 (9th)
1940 AL  20.5 (7th)
1941 AL  24.5 (8th)
1942 AL  29.9 (7th)
1943 AL  31.9 (5th)
1947 AL  19.4 (4th)
1948 AL  17.2 (2nd)
1949 AL  27.1 (10th)
Career  22.6 (214th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1939 AL  435 (10th)
1940 AL  469 (7th)
1941 AL  452 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1942 AL  22.47 (4th)
1947 AL  32.58 (5th)
1948 AL  34.62 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1941 AL  2.2 (6th)
1942 AL  1.8 (8th)
1947 AL  3.5 (2nd)
1948 AL  3.0 (7th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1941 AL  2.4 (6th)
1942 AL  1.7 (4th)
1943 AL  0.8 (8th)
1947 AL  2.4 (5th)
1948 AL  3.5 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1942 AL  2.3 (4th)
1947 AL  3.4 (5th)
1948 AL  3.4 (6th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (617), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 111 (191), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 88 (206), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 31 (300), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (15th), 57.1 career WAR/45.8 7yr-peak WAR/51.4 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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