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Joe Grace

Joseph LaVerne Grace

Positions: Outfielder and Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 5, 1914 in Gorham, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: September 24, 1938 (Age 24.262)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Senators 1938-1947

Final Game: September 3, 1947 (Age 33.241)
Died: September 18, 1969 in Murphysboro, IL
Buried: Tower Grove Cemetery, Murphysboro, IL
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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
1938 24 SLB AL 12 49 47 7 16 1 0 0 4 0 1 2 3 .340 .367 .362 .729 84 17 0 0 O9
1939 25 SLB AL 74 229 207 35 63 11 2 3 22 3 2 19 24 .304 .363 .420 .783 98 87 1 0 3 O897
1940 26 SLB AL 80 257 229 45 59 14 2 5 25 2 2 26 23 .258 .336 .402 .738 89 92 5 1 1 O92/7
1941 27 SLB AL 115 426 362 53 112 17 4 6 60 1 3 57 31 .309 .410 .428 .839 119 155 5 5 2 O9/2
1946 32 TOT AL 125 535 482 60 134 24 6 3 44 2 7 40 39 .278 .341 .371 .712 101 179 10 6 7 *79
1946 32 SLB AL 48 183 161 21 37 7 2 1 13 1 3 16 20 .230 .307 .317 .624 71 51 4 2 4 O9
1946 32 WSH AL 77 352 321 39 97 17 4 2 31 1 4 24 19 .302 .358 .399 .757 117 128 6 4 3 O79
1947 33 WSH AL 78 273 234 25 58 9 4 3 17 1 2 35 15 .248 .348 .359 .707 99 84 6 1 3 O7/98
6 Yrs 484 1769 1561 225 442 76 18 20 172 9 17 179 135 .283 .362 .393 .755 102 614 27 13 16
162 Game Avg. 162 592 522 75 148 25 6 7 58 3 6 60 45 .283 .362 .393 .755 102 206 4 5
SLB (5 yrs) 329 1144 1006 161 287 50 10 15 124 7 11 120 101 .285 .366 .400 .766 99 402 15 8 10
WSH (2 yrs) 155 625 555 64 155 26 8 5 48 2 6 59 34 .279 .354 .382 .736 109 212 12 5 6

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 24 SLB AL 12 49 -1 -0 0 -2 -1 -4 -0.3 2 -2 -0.2 .471 .498 -0.0 -0.2 -0 $2,400 O9
1939 25 SLB AL 74 229 -1 -0 0 -7 -2 -10 -0.9 8 -1 -0.1 .488 .495 0.5 -0.8 6 $2,400 O897
1940 26 SLB AL 80 257 -4 -0 0 -2 -2 -8 -0.8 9 1 0.1 .491 .495 0.2 -0.3 3 $3,900 O92/7
1941 27 SLB AL 115 426 13 -1 0 -4 -4 4 0.4 15 19 1.8 .504 .503 2.2 -0.8 23 $4,500 O9/2
1946 32 SLB AL 48 183 -6 -1 0 -1 -2 -10 -1.1 6 -4 -0.6 .477 .493 -0.4 -0.3 -3 $3,000 O9
1946 32 WSH AL 77 352 7 -1 0 0 -3 3 0.3 10 13 1.3 .504 .502 1.3 -0.4 13 O79
1947 33 WSH AL 78 273 1 -0 0 0 -3 -2 -0.3 8 5 0.5 .496 .498 0.5 -0.4 5 $6,000 O7/98
6 Seasons 484 1769 10 -4 0 -16 -16 -26 -2.6 57 31 2.9 .495 .498 4.4 -3.2 47 $22,200
SLB (5 yrs) 329 1144 2 -2 0 -16 -10 -27 -2.6 39 12 1.1 .492 .498 2.6 -2.4 28 $16,200
WSH (2 yrs) 155 625 8 -1 0 0 -6 1 0.0 18 19 1.8 .500 .500 1.8 -0.7 19 $6,000

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1938 SLB AL 24 OF 12 12 12 15 13 1 1 0 .933 1.17 .972 2.35
1938 SLB AL 24 RF 12 12 12 15 13 1 1 0 .933 1.17 .972 2.06
1939 SLB AL 25 OF 53 48 42 95 83 9 3 0 .968 1.74 .969 2.44
1939 SLB AL 25 CF 22 21 18 55 48 6 1 0 .982 2.45 .977 2.87
1939 SLB AL 25 RF 21 18 16 26 22 3 1 0 .962 1.19 .962 2.08
1939 SLB AL 25 LF 10 9 8 14 13 0 1 0 .929 1.30 .966 2.38
1940 SLB AL 26 OF 51 44 43 96 86 6 4 0 .958 1.80 .970 2.40
1940 SLB AL 26 RF 48 42 41 88 78 6 4 0 .955 1.75 .970 2.08
1940 SLB AL 26 C 12 3 2 17 16 1 0 1 1.000 1.42 .982 5.27 0 0 2 1 33% 41% 0
1940 SLB AL 26 LF 3 2 2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .963 2.33
1941 SLB AL 27 OF 88 85 83 180 164 13 3 1 .983 2.01 .973 2.41
1941 SLB AL 27 RF 88 85 83 184 168 13 3 1 .984 2.06 .969 2.13
1941 SLB AL 27 C 9 3 3 24 20 2 2 0 .917 2.44 .983 5.00 5 0 4 1 20% 41% 0
1946 TOT AL 32 OF 117 113 110 288 267 10 11 3 .962 2.37 .977 2.36
1946 TOT AL 32 RF 57 53 51 118 107 8 3 3 .975 2.02 .972 2.09
1946 SLB AL 32 OF 43 39 37 91 82 6 3 1 .967 2.05 .977 2.36
1946 SLB AL 32 RF 43 39 37 90 81 6 3 1 .967 2.02 .972 2.09
1946 WSH AL 32 OF 74 74 73 197 185 4 8 2 .959 2.55 .977 2.36
1946 WSH AL 32 LF 60 60 59 164 154 2 8 0 .951 2.60 .974 2.24
1946 WSH AL 32 RF 14 14 14 28 26 2 0 2 1.000 2.00 .972 2.09
1947 WSH AL 33 OF 67 61 55 170 162 4 4 0 .976 2.48 .979 2.47
1947 WSH AL 33 LF 56 54 48 146 139 4 3 0 .979 2.55 .976 2.31
1947 WSH AL 33 RF 8 6 6 15 14 0 1 0 .933 1.75 .977 2.11
1947 WSH AL 33 CF 3 1 1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .983 2.90
6 Seasons OF 388 363 345 844 775 43 26 4 .969 2.11 .975 2.41
6 Seasons RF 234 216 209 446 402 31 13 4 .971 1.85 .970 2.10
4 Seasons LF 129 125 117 331 313 6 12 0 .964 2.47 .974 2.28
2 Seasons CF 25 22 19 62 55 6 1 0 .984 2.44 .978 2.87
2 Seasons C 21 6 5 41 36 3 2 1 .951 1.86 .982 5.15 5 0 6 2 25% 41% 0
6 Seasons TOT 409 369 350 885 811 46 28 5 .968 2.10 .975 2.55 5 0 6 2 25% 41% 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP 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

On-Base% s c a p y
1941 AL  .410 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1941 AL  5 (4th)
1946 AL  6 (2nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1946 AL  7 (8th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 AL  8 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 AL  13 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 AL  3 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1946 AL  11 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1946 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 AL  2.06 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1970), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (338th), 2.9 career WAR/2.9 7yr-peak WAR/2.9 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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
1938 24 St. Louis Browns $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 25 St. Louis Browns $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 26 St. Louis Browns $3,900 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 27 St. Louis Browns $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 32 St. Louis Browns $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts SLB/WSH
1947 33 Washington Senators $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$22,200
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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