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George Grantham

George Farley Grantham (Boots)

Positions: Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: May 20, 1900 in Galena, KS
High School: Flagstaff HS (Flagstaff, AZ)
School: Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 20, 1922 (Age 22.123)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1923 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cubs/Reds/Giants 1922-1934

Final Game: July 26, 1934 (Age 34.067)
Died: March 16, 1954 in Kingman, AZ
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Kingman, AZ
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 25, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #488. Lu Blue… #489. Mike Griffin… #490. Sherm Lollar… #491. GEORGE GRANTHAM… #492. Chick Stahl… #493. Mike Smith… #494. Raul Mondesi… 

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
1922 22 CHC NL 7 24 23 3 4 1 1 0 3 2 0 1 3 .174 .208 .304 .513 30 7 0 0 /5
1923 23 CHC NL 152 666 570 81 160 36 8 8 70 43 28 71 92 .281 .360 .414 .774 104 236 0 24 *4
1924 24 CHC NL 127 538 469 85 148 19 6 12 60 21 21 55 63 .316 .390 .458 .848 125 215 2 13 *4/5
1925 25 PIT NL 114 423 359 74 117 24 6 8 52 14 4 50 29 .326 .413 .493 .906 125 177 3 11 3
1926 26 PIT NL 141 523 449 66 143 27 13 8 70 6 60 42 .318 .400 .490 .890 135 220 1 12 *3
1927 27 PIT NL 151 634 531 96 162 33 11 8 66 9 74 39 .305 .396 .454 .850 120 241 6 23 *43
1928 28 PIT NL 124 522 440 93 142 24 9 10 85 9 59 37 .323 .408 .486 .894 129 214 4 19 *3/45
1929 29 PIT NL 110 458 349 85 107 23 10 12 90 10 93 38 .307 .454 .533 .987 140 186 1 14 47O3
1930 30 PIT NL 146 652 552 120 179 34 14 18 99 5 81 66 .324 .413 .534 .947 127 295 2 17 *4/3
1931 31 PIT NL 127 555 465 91 142 26 6 10 46 5 71 50 .305 .400 .452 .851 130 210 2 17 34
1932 32 CIN NL 126 560 493 81 144 29 6 6 39 4 56 40 .292 .364 .412 .776 112 203 0 11 *43
1933 33 CIN NL 87 307 260 32 53 14 3 4 28 4 38 21 .204 .310 .327 .637 84 85 5 2 7 43
1934 34 NYG NL 32 37 29 5 7 2 0 1 4 0 8 6 .241 .405 .414 .819 122 12 0 0 0 /35
13 Yrs 1444 5899 4989 912 1508 292 93 105 712 132 53 717 526 .302 .392 .461 .854 122 2301 5 23 168
162 Game Avg. 162 662 560 102 169 33 10 12 80 15 80 59 .302 .392 .461 .854 122 258 3 19
PIT (7 yrs) 913 3767 3145 625 992 191 69 74 508 58 4 488 301 .315 .410 .491 .901 129 1543 19 113
CHC (3 yrs) 286 1228 1062 169 312 56 15 20 133 66 49 127 158 .294 .370 .431 .802 112 458 2 37
CIN (2 yrs) 213 867 753 113 197 43 9 10 67 8 94 61 .262 .345 .382 .728 102 288 5 2 18
NYG (1 yr) 32 37 29 5 7 2 0 1 4 0 8 6 .241 .405 .414 .819 122 12 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
1922 22 CHC NL 7 24 -3 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .473 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /5
1923 23 CHC NL 152 666 1 -1 0 7 5 12 1.2 20 32 3.2 .508 .507 2.5 1.2 25 *4
1924 24 CHC NL 127 538 17 -3 0 6 4 24 2.4 17 41 4.1 .519 .515 3.6 1.0 35 *4/5
1925 25 PIT NL 114 423 15 2 0 -5 -5 8 0.7 13 21 2.0 .506 .504 2.5 -0.9 26 3
1926 26 PIT NL 141 523 22 -1 0 -4 -6 12 1.1 16 28 2.8 .508 .507 3.2 -1.1 32 *3
1927 27 PIT NL 151 634 18 -1 0 -4 3 16 1.5 20 35 3.5 .510 .510 4.0 -0.1 39 *43
1928 28 PIT NL 124 522 20 -1 0 1 -5 15 1.5 16 31 3.1 .512 .509 3.1 -0.5 30 *3/45
1929 29 PIT NL 110 458 28 -1 0 -2 1 26 2.3 14 40 3.7 .521 .515 4.0 -0.1 43 47O3
1930 30 PIT NL 146 652 26 -0 0 -7 5 23 2.0 20 43 3.9 .514 .512 4.6 -0.2 50 *4/3
1931 31 PIT NL 127 555 22 -0 0 -7 -2 13 1.2 17 30 3.0 .510 .508 3.8 -0.9 37 34
1932 32 CIN NL 126 560 10 -0 0 -4 3 9 0.9 17 26 2.6 .507 .506 3.1 -0.1 30 *43
1933 33 CIN NL 87 307 -4 -0 0 -4 2 -6 -0.8 9 3 0.3 .492 .496 0.8 -0.3 7 43
1934 34 NYG NL 32 37 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .503 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /35
13 Seasons 1444 5899 175 -6 0 -23 5 151 13.8 181 332 32.4 .510 .508 35.1 -2.0 355
PIT (7 yrs) 913 3767 152 -1 0 -28 -10 113 10.3 116 228 22.0 .512 .509 25.1 -3.9 257
CHC (3 yrs) 286 1228 16 -4 0 13 9 34 3.3 38 72 7.2 .512 .511 5.9 2.2 59
CIN (2 yrs) 213 867 6 -0 0 -8 5 3 0.1 26 29 2.9 .501 .502 3.8 -0.4 37
NYG (1 yr) 32 37 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .503 .501 0.2 -0.0 2

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
1925 ❍ 25 PIT NL WS WSH W 5 15 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .133 .133 .133 .267 2 0 0 0 0 0
1927 27 PIT NL WS NYY L 3 12 11 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .364 .417 .455 .871 5 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 8 27 26 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .231 .259 .269 .528 7 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 8 27 26 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .231 .259 .269 .528 7 0 0 0 0 0

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
1922 CHC NL 22 3B 5 5 5 9 5 4 0 1 1.000 1.80 .948 3.04
1923 CHC NL 23 2B 150 149 148 947 374 518 55 90 .942 5.95 .959 5.90
1924 CHC NL 24 2B 118 117 109 743 273 426 44 78 .941 5.92 .961 5.98
1924 CHC NL 24 3B 6 6 6 24 4 16 4 0 .833 3.33 .956 2.93
1925 PIT NL 25 1B 102 99 89 980 925 44 11 96 .989 9.50 .989 10.33
1926 PIT NL 26 1B 132 130 117 1282 1203 66 13 106 .990 9.61 .989 10.56
1927 PIT NL 27 2B 124 117 107 674 279 363 32 65 .953 5.18 .966 5.93
1927 PIT NL 27 1B 29 28 27 262 247 12 3 22 .989 8.93 .989 10.51
1928 PIT NL 28 1B 119 117 113 1205 1117 71 17 83 .986 9.98 .989 10.48
1928 PIT NL 28 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.90
1928 PIT NL 28 3B 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 3.00 .943 3.10
1929 PIT NL 29 2B 76 74 70 459 205 239 15 54 .967 5.84 .968 5.82
1929 PIT NL 29 LF 19 19 16 30 25 4 1 1 .967 1.53 .971 2.10
1929 PIT NL 29 OF 19 19 16 30 25 4 1 1 .967 1.53 .973 2.47
1929 PIT NL 29 1B 12 8 6 73 71 1 1 5 .986 6.00 .989 10.47
1930 PIT NL 30 2B 141 141 138 848 324 488 36 84 .958 5.76 .963 5.94
1930 PIT NL 30 1B 4 4 3 37 33 4 0 4 1.000 9.25 .990 10.22
1931 PIT NL 31 1B 78 77 68 781 742 27 12 67 .985 9.86 .990 10.11
1931 PIT NL 31 2B 51 43 42 279 114 142 23 34 .918 5.02 .964 5.60
1932 CIN NL 32 2B 115 111 109 631 258 347 26 45 .959 5.26 .969 5.78
1932 CIN NL 32 1B 10 10 10 122 115 5 2 7 .984 12.00 .990 10.19
1933 CIN NL 33 2B 72 58 51 368 160 189 19 33 .948 4.85 .968 5.80
1933 CIN NL 33 1B 12 9 8 121 114 7 0 9 1.000 10.08 .990 10.42
1934 NYG NL 34 1B 4 0 0 22 21 1 0 1 1.000 5.50 .991 10.02
1934 NYG NL 34 3B 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .945 2.95
9 Seasons 2B 848 810 774 4949 1987 2712 250 483 .949 5.54 .964 5.87
10 Seasons 1B 502 482 441 4885 4588 238 59 400 .988 9.61 .989 10.40
1 Season LF 19 19 16 30 25 4 1 1 .967 1.53 .971 2.10
1 Season OF 19 19 16 30 25 4 1 1 .967 1.53 .973 2.47
4 Seasons 3B 14 12 12 38 11 23 4 2 .895 2.43 .952 2.99
13 Seasons TOT 1383 1323 1243 9902 6611 2977 314 886 .968 6.93 .976 7.44
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1958 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1924 NL  4.1 (10th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1927 NL  4.0 (10th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1923 NL  1.2 (7th)

Batting Average s c a p y
Career  .302 (180th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1924 NL  .390 (8th)
1925 NL  .413 (8th)
1926 NL  .400 (8th)
1927 NL  .396 (8th)
1928 NL  .408 (3rd)
1929 NL  .454 (3rd)
1931 NL  .400 (6th)
Career  .392 (93rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1926 NL  .490 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1926 NL  .890 (6th)
1929 NL  .987 (9th)
Career  .854 (161st)

Games Played s c a p y
1923 NL  152 (7th)
1927 NL  151 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1923 NL  666 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1927 NL  96 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1923 NL  36 (2nd)
1927 NL  33 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
1926 NL  13 (10th)
1927 NL  11 (6th)
1930 NL  14 (6th)
Career  93 (195th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1924 NL  12 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1923 NL  71 (5th)
1924 NL  55 (9th)
1926 NL  60 (8th)
1927 NL  74 (3rd)
1929 NL  93 (2nd)
1930 NL  81 (4th)
1931 NL  71 (4th)
1932 NL  56 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1923 NL  92 (1st)
1924 NL  63 (1st)
1930 NL  66 (5th)
1931 NL  50 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1923 NL  43 (2nd)
1924 NL  21 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1926 NL  135 (8th)
1929 NL  140 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1926 NL  23 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1926 NL  2.3 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1923 NL  52 (9th)
1927 NL  52 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1927 NL  242 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1925 NL  .679 (10th)
1926 NL  .710 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1927 NL  6 (5th)
1928 NL  4 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1923 NL  24 (3rd)
1931 NL  17 (5th)
Career  168 (128th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1923 NL  28 (1st)
1924 NL  21 (3rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1923 NL  13.5 (7th)
1924 NL  15.3 (1st)
1925 NL  10.2 (6th)
1927 NL  8.5 (10th)
1928 NL  9.5 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1924 NL  39.1 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1923 NL  462 (3rd)

Putoutss c a p y
1926 NL  1,203 (5th)

Assistss c a p y
1923 NL  518 (2nd)
1930 NL  492 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1923 NL  55 (1st)
1924 NL  48 (3rd)
1930 NL  36 (4th)
1931 NL  35 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1926 NL  132 (4th)
1928 NL  119 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1926 NL  1,203 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1926 NL  66 (5th)
1928 NL  71 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1926 NL  13 (5th)
1928 NL  17 (3rd)
1931 NL  12 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1925 NL  96 (5th)
1926 NL  106 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  150 (1st)
1927 NL  124 (5th)
1930 NL  141 (3rd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  374 (1st)
1927 NL  279 (5th)
1930 NL  324 (3rd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  518 (1st)
1930 NL  488 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  55 (1st)
1924 NL  44 (1st)
1927 NL  32 (3rd)
1930 NL  36 (1st)
1931 NL  23 (3rd)
1932 NL  26 (2nd)
1933 NL  19 (4th)
Career  250 (48th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  90 (2nd)
1927 NL  65 (5th)
1930 NL  84 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 NL  1 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
Career  9.61 (93rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1926 NL  .990 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  5.95 (3rd)
1924 NL  5.92 (5th)
Career  5.54 (50th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1923 NL  .942 (4th)
1927 NL  .953 (5th)
1930 NL  .958 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 39 (646), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 36 (529), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 31 (292), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (62nd), 32.4 career WAR/24.6 7yr-peak WAR/28.5 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: George Boots Farley gearge George goerge Grantham

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