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Alex Grammas

Alexander Peter Grammas

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: April 3, 1926 in Birmingham, AL
School: Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1954 (Age 28)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Redlegs/Cubs 1954-1963

Final Game: September 29, 1963 (Age 37)
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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
1954 28 STL NL 142 455 401 57 106 17 4 2 29 6 1 40 29 .264 .335 .342 .676 78 137 12 5 4 5 *6/5
1955 29 STL NL 128 409 366 32 88 19 2 3 25 4 1 33 36 .240 .308 .328 .636 70 120 9 3 5 1 9 *6
1956 30 TOT NL 83 183 152 18 37 11 0 0 17 0 1 17 20 .243 .322 .316 .637 70 48 0 1 10 1 1 56/4
1956 30 STL NL 6 13 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .250 .308 .250 .558 54 3 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1956 30 CIN NL 77 170 140 17 34 11 0 0 16 0 1 16 18 .243 .323 .321 .644 71 45 0 1 10 1 1 56/4
1957 31 CIN NL 73 111 99 14 30 4 0 0 8 1 3 10 6 .303 .364 .343 .707 88 34 4 0 1 1 0 64/5
1958 32 CIN NL 105 259 216 25 47 8 0 0 12 2 2 34 24 .218 .329 .255 .584 54 55 6 2 7 0 1 654
1959 33 STL NL 131 416 368 43 99 14 2 3 30 3 3 38 26 .269 .337 .342 .679 78 126 9 1 5 3 6 *6
1960 34 STL NL 102 213 196 20 48 4 1 4 17 0 1 12 15 .245 .290 .337 .627 66 66 8 1 3 1 1 645
1961 35 STL NL 89 197 170 23 36 10 1 0 21 0 1 19 21 .212 .293 .282 .576 49 48 4 1 6 1 3 64/5
1962 36 TOT NL 44 82 78 3 16 3 0 0 4 1 1 3 13 .205 .244 .244 .487 29 19 4 1 0 0 1 6/45
1962 36 STL NL 21 19 18 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .111 .158 .111 .269 -29 2 1 0 0 0 1 6/4
1962 36 CHC NL 23 63 60 3 14 3 0 0 3 1 1 2 7 .233 .270 .283 .553 47 17 3 1 0 0 0 6/45
1963 37 CHC NL 16 27 27 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .185 .185 .185 .370 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 6
10 Yrs 913 2352 2073 236 512 90 10 12 163 17 14 206 193 .247 .318 .317 .635 68 658 56 15 41 13 22
162 Game Avg. 162 417 368 42 91 16 2 2 29 3 2 37 34 .247 .318 .317 .635 68 117 10 3 7 2
STL (7 yrs) 619 1722 1531 176 382 64 10 12 124 13 7 144 135 .250 .316 .328 .644 70 502 43 11 23 11 20
CIN (3 yrs) 255 540 455 56 111 23 0 0 36 3 6 60 48 .244 .335 .295 .629 67 134 10 3 18 2 2
CHC (2 yrs) 39 90 87 4 19 3 0 0 3 1 1 2 10 .218 .244 .253 .497 34 22 3 1 0 0 0

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
1954 28 STL NL 142 455 -14 2 -1 10 7 5 0.4 17 22 2.1 .503 .503 1.1 1.8 11 *6/5
1955 29 STL NL 128 409 -14 2 -0 4 7 -1 -0.3 15 14 1.2 .499 .499 1.0 1.0 10 *6
1956 30 STL NL 6 13 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .507 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 /6
1956 30 CIN NL 77 170 -5 0 2 5 1 4 0.3 6 10 1.0 .506 .503 0.5 0.6 5 56/4
1957 31 CIN NL 73 111 -2 -2 -1 -3 3 -6 -0.6 4 -2 -0.2 .492 .496 0.2 -0.1 2 64/5
1958 32 CIN NL 105 259 -12 0 0 3 5 -4 -0.4 10 6 0.6 .496 .498 0.3 0.8 3 654
1959 33 STL NL 131 416 -12 -1 0 6 7 -0 0.0 16 16 1.6 .500 .500 1.0 1.4 10 *6
1960 34 STL NL 102 213 -9 -1 -0 4 4 -1 -0.2 8 7 0.6 .499 .499 0.2 0.9 3 645
1961 35 STL NL 89 197 -11 -0 1 7 4 0 0.0 8 8 0.8 .500 .500 0.0 1.1 1 64/5
1962 36 STL NL 21 19 -4 -0 -0 1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -3 -0.3 .483 .498 -0.3 0.1 -3 6/4
1962 36 CHC NL 23 63 -3 -1 -0 2 1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .495 .499 -0.0 0.3 -0 6/45
1963 37 CHC NL 16 27 -3 0 0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .474 .497 -0.2 -0.0 -2 6
10 Seasons 913 2352 -88 -3 1 39 40 -10 -1.7 89 79 7.3 .499 .500 3.7 7.8 39
STL (7 yrs) 619 1722 -63 0 -0 33 30 -0 -0.4 65 65 6.1 .500 .500 3.0 6.3 31
CIN (3 yrs) 255 540 -19 -2 2 5 9 -5 -0.8 20 15 1.3 .498 .499 1.0 1.3 10
CHC (2 yrs) 39 90 -6 -0 -0 1 1 -5 -0.5 3 -1 -0.2 .486 .498 -0.3 0.2 -2

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1954 STL NL 28 SS 142 128 78 1098.0 708 252 432 24 100 .966 11 12 5.61 4.82 .959 5.15 5.12
1954 STL NL 28 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -240 9.00 1.00 .950 3.60 3.20
1955 STL NL 29 SS 126 118 91 991.0 594 235 340 19 76 .968 4 5 5.22 4.56 .964 5.02 4.98
1956 TOT NL 30 SS 17 8 3 87.0 34 15 18 1 3 .971 0 3 3.41 1.94 .962 4.93 4.89
1956 STL NL 30 SS 5 3 1 31.0 12 3 9 0 1 1.000 1 35 3.48 2.40 .962 4.94 4.88
1956 CIN NL 30 3B 58 43 20 342.1 124 41 79 4 8 .968 6 19 3.15 2.07 .956 3.05 3.02
1956 CIN NL 30 SS 12 5 2 56.0 22 12 9 1 2 .955 -1 -15 3.38 1.75 .962 4.93 4.89
1956 CIN NL 30 2B 5 3 0 26.1 12 4 8 0 1 1.000 1 27 4.10 2.40 .980 5.33 5.28
1957 CIN NL 31 SS 42 4 3 111.0 58 23 33 2 3 .966 -2 -23 4.54 1.33 .958 4.82 4.85
1957 CIN NL 31 2B 20 13 8 118.0 59 31 27 1 6 .983 -1 -8 4.42 2.90 .977 5.37 5.41
1957 CIN NL 31 3B 9 6 5 54.1 21 6 15 0 1 1.000 -0 -7 3.48 2.33 .952 2.97 2.98
1958 CIN NL 32 SS 61 23 9 246.1 140 55 84 1 21 .993 3 15 5.08 2.28 .964 5.11 5.08
1958 CIN NL 32 3B 38 35 20 274.2 99 35 60 4 4 .960 2 8 3.11 2.50 .952 3.18 3.16
1958 CIN NL 32 2B 14 11 9 108.0 67 36 30 1 7 .985 -2 -23 5.50 4.71 .975 5.33 5.30
1959 STL NL 33 SS 130 123 80 1006.0 611 216 373 22 80 .964 6 7 5.27 4.53 .966 5.11 5.06
1960 STL NL 34 SS 46 27 15 246.0 141 56 81 4 12 .972 -1 -4 5.01 2.98 .960 4.81 4.80
1960 STL NL 34 2B 38 17 10 187.1 105 38 63 4 16 .962 2 10 4.85 2.66 .974 5.20 5.19
1960 STL NL 34 3B 13 10 7 86.2 36 8 27 1 5 .972 4 48 3.63 2.69 .952 2.97 2.96
1961 STL NL 35 SS 65 35 25 350.2 226 81 136 9 29 .960 5 17 5.57 3.34 .959 4.92 4.87
1961 STL NL 35 2B 18 9 6 101.1 75 31 43 1 11 .987 2 24 6.57 4.11 .976 5.51 5.45
1961 STL NL 35 3B 3 2 2 18.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0 13 1.50 1.00 .947 2.90 2.90
1962 TOT NL 36 SS 29 13 11 165.2 92 31 59 2 13 .978 2 12 4.89 3.10 .963 5.05 5.01
1962 TOT NL 36 2B 5 2 1 21.0 10 3 7 0 1 1.000 0 29 4.29 2.00 .974 5.31 5.26
1962 STL NL 36 SS 16 1 1 53.2 30 11 17 2 2 .933 1 16 4.70 1.75 .963 5.05 5.01
1962 STL NL 36 2B 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.25
1962 CHC NL 36 SS 13 12 10 112.0 62 20 42 0 11 1.000 1 10 4.98 4.77 .963 5.05 5.01
1962 CHC NL 36 2B 3 2 1 19.0 10 3 7 0 1 1.000 1 38 4.74 3.33 .974 5.31 5.27
1962 CHC NL 36 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
1963 CHC NL 37 SS 13 5 5 59.0 22 8 13 1 1 .955 -1 -16 3.20 1.62 .961 4.84 4.82
10 Seasons SS 671 484 320 4360.2 2626 972 1569 85 338 .968 27 7 5.24 3.79 .962 5.05 5.00
7 Seasons 3B 123 96 54 778.0 284 91 184 9 18 .968 11 16 3.18 2.24 .954 3.08 3.05
6 Seasons 2B 100 55 34 562.0 328 143 178 7 42 .979 2 4 5.14 3.21 .975 5.33 5.30
10 Seasons TOT 894 635 408 5700.2 3238 1206 1931 101 398 .969 39 8 4.95 3.51 .963 4.81 4.77
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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

Defensive WARs c a p y
1954 NL  1.8 (2nd)
1959 NL  1.4 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1954 NL  5 (6th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1955 NL  9 (9th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1954 NL  142 (5th)
1959 NL  130 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1959 NL  216 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1954 NL  432 (5th)
1959 NL  373 (4th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1959 NL  22 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1954 NL  100 (5th)
1959 NL  80 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1956 NL  6 (4th)
1960 NL  4 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1954 NL  11 (1st)
1958 NL  3 (5th)
1959 NL  6 (4th)
1961 NL  5 (3rd)
Career  27 (61st)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1954 NL  5.61 (1st)
1955 NL  5.22 (3rd)
1959 NL  5.27 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1954 NL  .966 (2nd)
1955 NL  .968 (3rd)
1959 NL  .964 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2965), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (212th), 7.3 career WAR/7.9 7yr-peak WAR/7.6 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Alexander Alex alez Peter Grammas

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