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Hank Greenberg

Henry Benjamin Greenberg (Hammerin' Hank)

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: January 1, 1911 in New York, NY
High School: James Monroe HS (Bronx, NY)
School: New York University (New York, NY)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers in 1929. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1930 (Age 19.256)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1933 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Pirates 1930-1947

Final Game: September 18, 1947 (Age 36.260)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1956 (164/193 ballots).
   View Hank Greenberg Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: September 4, 1986 in Beverly Hills, CA
Buried: Hillside Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 24, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #39. Jackie Robinson… #40. Ed Delahanty… #41. Shoeless Joe Jackson… #42. HANK GREENBERG… #43. Rod Carew… #44. Ichiro Suzuki… #45. Gary Carter… 

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
1930 19 DET AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1933 22 DET AL 117 499 449 59 135 33 3 12 87 6 2 46 78 .301 .367 .468 .835 119 210 1 2 *3
1934 23 DET AL 153 667 593 118 201 63 7 26 139 9 5 63 93 .339 .404 .600 1.005 156 356 2 9 *3 MVP-6
1935 24 DET AL 152 710 619 121 203 46 16 36 170 4 3 87 91 .328 .411 .628 1.039 170 389 0 4 *3 MVP-1
1936 25 DET AL 12 55 46 10 16 6 2 1 16 1 0 9 6 .348 .455 .630 1.085 165 29 0 0 3
1937 ★ 26 DET AL 154 701 594 137 200 49 14 40 183 8 3 102 101 .337 .436 .668 1.105 172 397 3 2 *3 AS,MVP-3
1938 ★ 27 DET AL 155 681 556 143 175 23 4 58 146 7 5 119 92 .315 .438 .683 1.122 169 380 3 3 *3 AS,MVP-3
1939 ★ 28 DET AL 138 604 500 112 156 42 7 33 112 8 3 91 95 .312 .420 .622 1.042 156 311 8 2 11 *3 AS,MVP-18
1940 ★ 29 DET AL 148 670 573 129 195 50 8 41 150 6 3 93 75 .340 .433 .670 1.103 171 384 15 1 3 *O7 AS,MVP-1
1941 30 DET AL 19 83 67 12 18 5 1 2 12 1 0 16 12 .269 .410 .463 .872 121 31 1 0 0 7O
1942 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service - US Army Air Forces)
1943 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service - US Army Air Forces)
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service - US Army Air Forces)
1945 34 DET AL 78 312 270 47 84 20 2 13 60 3 1 42 40 .311 .404 .544 .948 166 147 9 0 0 7O MVP-14
1946 35 DET AL 142 604 523 91 145 29 5 44 127 5 1 80 88 .277 .373 .604 .977 162 316 17 0 1 *3 MVP-8
1947 36 PIT NL 125 510 402 71 100 13 2 25 74 0 104 73 .249 .408 .478 .885 131 192 16 4 0 *3
13 Yrs 1394 6097 5193 1050 1628 379 71 331 1276 58 26 852 844 .313 .412 .605 1.017 158 3142 66 16 35
162 Game Avg. 162 709 603 122 189 44 8 38 148 7 99 98 .313 .412 .605 1.017 158 365 2 4
DET (12 yrs) 1269 5587 4791 979 1528 366 69 306 1202 58 26 748 771 .319 .412 .616 1.028 161 2950 50 12 35
PIT (1 yr) 125 510 402 71 100 13 2 25 74 0 104 73 .249 .408 .478 .885 131 192 16 4 0
AL (12 yrs) 1269 5587 4791 979 1528 366 69 306 1202 58 26 748 771 .319 .412 .616 1.028 161 2950 50 12 35
NL (1 yr) 125 510 402 71 100 13 2 25 74 0 104 73 .249 .408 .478 .885 131 192 16 4 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
1930 19 DET AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .471 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $3,000
1933 22 DET AL 117 499 10 1 0 3 -5 9 0.9 19 28 2.6 .507 .505 2.3 -0.2 25 $3,600 *3
1934 23 DET AL 153 667 45 0 0 3 -7 41 3.8 25 66 6.2 .525 .524 6.0 -0.4 63 $5,000 *3 MVP-6
1935 24 DET AL 152 710 60 0 0 5 -7 58 5.2 25 83 7.7 .535 .533 7.3 -0.3 78 $10,000 *3 MVP-1
1936 25 DET AL 12 55 5 0 0 0 -1 5 0.4 2 6 0.6 .533 .502 0.6 -0.1 7 $25,000 3
1937 ★ 26 DET AL 154 701 64 1 0 2 -7 60 5.4 24 84 7.7 .535 .533 7.5 -0.5 82 $25,000 *3 AS,MVP-3
1938 ★ 27 DET AL 155 681 59 -0 0 1 -7 53 4.7 24 77 7.0 .530 .529 6.8 -0.5 76 $30,000 *3 AS,MVP-3
1939 ★ 28 DET AL 138 604 41 1 0 2 -6 38 3.5 22 60 5.5 .525 .521 5.3 -0.3 57 $35,000 *3 AS,MVP-18
1940 ★ 29 DET AL 148 670 62 1 0 -2 -7 53 5.0 22 75 7.1 .534 .531 7.2 -0.8 77 $35,000 *O7 AS,MVP-1
1941 30 DET AL 19 83 2 0 0 -2 -1 -0 -0.0 3 3 0.2 .499 .500 0.4 -0.3 5 $55,000 7O
1945 34 DET AL 78 312 22 1 0 0 -3 19 2.1 9 28 3.0 .527 .513 3.0 -0.4 28 $10,000 7O MVP-14
1946 35 DET AL 142 604 42 1 0 7 -6 43 4.7 19 62 6.5 .533 .529 5.8 0.1 55 $55,000 *3 MVP-8
1947 36 PIT NL 125 510 21 1 0 -2 -6 14 1.5 20 34 3.4 .511 .509 3.6 -0.7 36 *3
13 Seasons 1394 6097 434 6 0 17 -64 393 37.0 214 607 57.5 .527 .523 55.9 -4.3 590 $291,600
DET (12 yrs) 1269 5587 413 5 0 19 -59 379 35.5 194 573 54.1 .528 .525 52.3 -3.6 554 $291,600
PIT (1 yr) 125 510 21 1 0 -2 -6 14 1.5 20 34 3.4 .511 .509 3.6 -0.7 36

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
1934 23 DET AL WS STL L 7 32 28 4 9 2 1 1 7 1 0 4 9 .321 .406 .571 .978 16 0 0 0 0 0
1935 ❍ 24 DET AL WS CHC W 2 8 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 .167 .375 .667 1.042 4 1 1 0 0 0
1940 29 DET AL WS CIN L 7 30 28 5 10 2 1 1 6 0 0 2 5 .357 .400 .607 1.007 17 2 0 0 0 0
1945 ❍ 34 DET AL WS CHC W 7 31 23 7 7 3 0 2 7 0 0 6 5 .304 .467 .696 1.162 16 1 1 1 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 23 101 85 17 27 7 2 5 22 1 0 13 19 .318 .420 .624 1.044 53 4 2 1 0 0
4 WS 23 101 85 17 27 7 2 5 22 1 0 13 19 .318 .420 .624 1.044 53 4 2 1 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
1933 DET AL 22 1B 117 115 111 1210 1133 63 14 111 .988 10.22 .989 10.27
1934 DET AL 23 1B 153 153 151 1554 1454 84 16 124 .990 10.05 .991 10.00 MVP-6
1935 DET AL 24 1B 152 152 152 1549 1437 99 13 142 .992 10.11 .992 10.16 MVP-1
1936 DET AL 25 1B 12 12 11 129 119 9 1 14 .992 10.67 .991 9.93
1937 DET AL 26 1B 154 154 153 1592 1477 102 13 133 .992 10.25 .991 9.84 AS,MVP-3
1938 DET AL 27 1B 155 155 154 1618 1484 120 14 146 .991 10.35 .990 9.77 AS,MVP-3
1939 DET AL 28 1B 136 136 134 1289 1205 75 9 108 .993 9.41 .990 9.64 AS,MVP-18
1940 DET AL 29 OF 148 147 145 327 298 14 15 1 .954 2.11 .970 2.40 AS,MVP-1
1940 DET AL 29 LF 147 147 145 324 295 14 15 1 .954 2.10 .963 2.32 AS,MVP-1
1941 DET AL 30 LF 19 19 19 34 31 0 3 0 .912 1.63 .975 2.28
1941 DET AL 30 OF 19 19 19 35 32 0 3 0 .914 1.68 .973 2.41
1945 DET AL 34 LF 72 72 54 131 127 4 0 0 1.000 1.82 .975 2.21 MVP-14
1945 DET AL 34 OF 72 72 54 132 129 3 0 0 1.000 1.83 .978 2.40 MVP-14
1946 DET AL 35 1B 140 140 134 1380 1272 93 15 110 .989 9.75 .989 9.58 MVP-8
1947 PIT NL 36 1B 119 118 104 1071 983 79 9 85 .992 8.92 .991 9.62
9 Seasons 1B 1138 1135 1104 11392 10564 724 104 973 .991 9.92 .990 9.86
3 Seasons OF 239 238 218 494 459 17 18 1 .964 1.99 .972 2.40
3 Seasons LF 238 238 218 489 453 18 18 1 .963 1.98 .967 2.28
13 Seasons TOT 1377 1373 1322 11886 11023 741 122 974 .990 8.54 .990 8.57
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
1945 BBWAA ( 1.2%)
1949 BBWAA (43.8%)
1949 Run Off (23.5%)
1950 BBWAA (38.1%)
1951 BBWAA (29.6%)
1952 BBWAA (32.1%)
1953 BBWAA (30.3%)
1954 BBWAA (38.5%)
1955 BBWAA (62.5%)
1956 BBWAA (85.0%)
Selected to HOF in 1956 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1937
1938
1939 (1B)
1940 *
1945--not played

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1934 AL (6, 36%)
1935 AL (1, 100%)
1937 AL (3, 60%)
1938 AL (3, 48%)
1939 AL (18, 4%)
1940 AL (1, 87%)
1945 AL (14, 7%)
1946 AL (8, 27%)
2 MVPs
3.69 Career Shares (18th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1934 AL  6.2 (8th)
1935 AL  7.7 (6th)
1937 AL  7.7 (5th)
1938 AL  7.0 (2nd)
1940 AL  7.1 (4th)
1946 AL  6.5 (6th)
Career  57.5 (205th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1934 AL  6.2 (5th)
1935 AL  7.7 (4th)
1937 AL  7.7 (3rd)
1938 AL  7.0 (2nd)
1939 AL  5.5 (8th)
1940 AL  7.1 (2nd)
1946 AL  6.5 (3rd)
Career  57.5 (131st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1934 AL  6.0 (5th)
1935 AL  7.3 (3rd)
1937 AL  7.5 (3rd)
1938 AL  6.9 (2nd)
1939 AL  5.3 (5th)
1940 AL  7.2 (1st)
1946 AL  5.8 (3rd)
Career  55.9 (113th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1934 AL  .339 (6th)
1935 AL  .328 (7th)
1937 AL  .337 (7th)
1940 AL  .340 (5th)
Career  .313 (76th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1934 AL  .404 (9th)
1935 AL  .411 (6th)
1937 AL  .436 (3rd)
1938 AL  .438 (3rd)
1939 AL  .420 (9th)
1940 AL  .433 (2nd)
1946 AL  .373 (8th)
1947 NL  .408 (7th)
Career  .412 (30th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1934 AL  .600 (3rd)
1935 AL  .628 (2nd)
1937 AL  .668 (2nd)
1938 AL  .683 (2nd)
1939 AL  .622 (3rd)
1940 AL  .670 (1st)
1946 AL  .604 (2nd)
1947 NL  .478 (10th)
Career  .605 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1934 AL  1.005 (3rd)
1935 AL  1.039 (3rd)
1937 AL  1.105 (2nd)
1938 AL  1.122 (2nd)
1939 AL  1.042 (4th)
1940 AL  1.103 (1st)
1946 AL  .977 (2nd)
1947 NL  .885 (9th)
Career  1.017 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1934 AL  153 (8th)
1935 AL  152 (3rd)
1937 AL  154 (7th)
1938 AL  155 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1934 AL  593 (9th)
1935 AL  619 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1934 AL  667 (10th)
1935 AL  710 (3rd)
1937 AL  701 (7th)
1938 AL  681 (10th)
1940 AL  670 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1934 AL  118 (6th)
1935 AL  121 (3rd)
1937 AL  137 (4th)
1938 AL  143 (1st)
1939 AL  112 (6th)
1940 AL  129 (2nd)
1946 AL  91 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1934 AL  201 (5th)
1935 AL  203 (4th)
1937 AL  200 (8th)
1940 AL  195 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1934 AL  356 (3rd)
1935 AL  389 (1st)
1937 AL  397 (2nd)
1938 AL  380 (2nd)
1939 AL  311 (5th)
1940 AL  384 (1st)
1946 AL  316 (2nd)
Career  3,142 (244th)

Doubles s c a p y
1934 AL  63 (1st)
1935 AL  46 (2nd)
1937 AL  49 (2nd)
1939 AL  42 (3rd)
1940 AL  50 (1st)
1946 AL  29 (10th)
Career  379 (219th)

Triples s c a p y
1935 AL  16 (3rd)
1937 AL  14 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1934 AL  26 (7th)
1935 AL  36 (1st)
1937 AL  40 (2nd)
1938 AL  58 (1st)
1939 AL  33 (2nd)
1940 AL  41 (1st)
1945 AL  13 (7th)
1946 AL  44 (1st)
1947 NL  25 (8th)
Career  331 (103rd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1934 AL  139 (3rd)
1935 AL  170 (1st)
1937 AL  183 (1st)
1938 AL  146 (2nd)
1939 AL  112 (4th)
1940 AL  150 (1st)
1946 AL  127 (1st)
Career  1,276 (123rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1935 AL  87 (6th)
1937 AL  102 (2nd)
1938 AL  119 (1st)
1939 AL  91 (6th)
1940 AL  93 (6th)
1946 AL  80 (7th)
1947 NL  104 (1st)
Career  852 (202nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1933 AL  78 (3rd)
1934 AL  93 (2nd)
1935 AL  91 (3rd)
1937 AL  101 (2nd)
1938 AL  92 (3rd)
1939 AL  95 (1st)
1940 AL  75 (6th)
1946 AL  88 (4th)
1947 NL  73 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1934 AL  156 (4th)
1935 AL  170 (3rd)
1937 AL  172 (2nd)
1938 AL  169 (2nd)
1939 AL  156 (4th)
1940 AL  171 (2nd)
1946 AL  162 (2nd)
1947 NL  131 (9th)
Career  158 (16th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1934 AL  143 (4th)
1935 AL  159 (1st)
1937 AL  172 (1st)
1938 AL  164 (2nd)
1939 AL  130 (5th)
1940 AL  166 (1st)
1946 AL  118 (2nd)
Career  1,292 (150th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1934 AL  49 (4th)
1935 AL  62 (3rd)
1937 AL  67 (2nd)
1938 AL  61 (2nd)
1939 AL  44 (5th)
1940 AL  64 (1st)
1945 AL  24 (9th)
1946 AL  43 (4th)
Career  456 (60th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1934 AL  4.5 (4th)
1935 AL  5.7 (3rd)
1937 AL  6.0 (2nd)
1938 AL  5.5 (2nd)
1939 AL  4.0 (5th)
1940 AL  5.9 (1st)
1945 AL  2.6 (9th)
1946 AL  4.3 (4th)
Career  42.6 (63rd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1934 AL  96 (1st)
1935 AL  98 (1st)
1937 AL  103 (1st)
1938 AL  85 (2nd)
1939 AL  82 (2nd)
1940 AL  99 (1st)
1946 AL  78 (2nd)
Career  781 (126th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1934 AL  266 (6th)
1935 AL  290 (4th)
1937 AL  305 (2nd)
1938 AL  297 (2nd)
1939 AL  249 (9th)
1940 AL  289 (2nd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1934 AL  .759 (3rd)
1935 AL  .781 (3rd)
1937 AL  .805 (2nd)
1938 AL  .796 (2nd)
1939 AL  .757 (4th)
1940 AL  .812 (1st)
1946 AL  .766 (2nd)
1947 NL  .645 (10th)
Career  .765 (15th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1947 NL  4 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1946 AL  17 (4th)
1947 NL  16 (6th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1934 AL  13.4 (5th)
1937 AL  13.3 (3rd)
1938 AL  12.5 (8th)
1939 AL  12.9 (7th)
1946 AL  9.0 (3rd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1933 AL  37.4 (10th)
1934 AL  22.8 (8th)
1935 AL  17.2 (2nd)
1937 AL  14.9 (3rd)
1938 AL  9.6 (1st)
1939 AL  15.2 (2nd)
1940 AL  14.0 (1st)
1946 AL  11.9 (1st)
1947 NL  16.1 (4th)
Career  15.7 (25th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1940 AL  10.29 (10th)
1947 NL  33.79 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1946 AL  1.0 (8th)
1947 NL  3.1 (4th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.2 (7th)
1946 AL  0.8 (10th)
1947 NL  3.3 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1947 NL  3.2 (4th)

Putoutss c a p y
1934 AL  1,454 (2nd)
1935 AL  1,437 (2nd)
1937 AL  1,477 (1st)
1938 AL  1,484 (1st)
1939 AL  1,205 (4th)
1946 AL  1,272 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1933 AL  117 (5th)
1934 AL  153 (3rd)
1935 AL  152 (2nd)
1937 AL  154 (2nd)
1938 AL  155 (2nd)
1939 AL  136 (3rd)
1946 AL  140 (3rd)
1947 NL  119 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1934 AL  1,454 (2nd)
1935 AL  1,437 (2nd)
1937 AL  1,477 (1st)
1938 AL  1,484 (1st)
1939 AL  1,205 (4th)
1946 AL  1,272 (3rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1933 AL  63 (5th)
1934 AL  84 (3rd)
1935 AL  99 (1st)
1937 AL  102 (2nd)
1938 AL  120 (1st)
1939 AL  75 (4th)
1946 AL  93 (4th)
1947 NL  79 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1933 AL  14 (3rd)
1934 AL  16 (2nd)
1935 AL  13 (4th)
1937 AL  13 (2nd)
1938 AL  14 (2nd)
1946 AL  15 (1st)
1947 NL  9 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1933 AL  111 (3rd)
1934 AL  124 (5th)
1935 AL  142 (2nd)
1937 AL  133 (2nd)
1938 AL  146 (3rd)
1939 AL  108 (4th)
1946 AL  110 (3rd)
Career  973 (86th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  147 (1st)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  295 (1st)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  14 (1st)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 AL  15 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1940 AL  148 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1940 AL  14 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1940 AL  15 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1933 AL  10.22 (3rd)
1934 AL  10.05 (4th)
1935 AL  10.11 (3rd)
1937 AL  10.25 (1st)
1938 AL  10.35 (2nd)
1946 AL  9.75 (1st)
Career  9.92 (70th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1934 AL  .990 (5th)
1935 AL  .992 (4th)
1937 AL  .992 (4th)
1938 AL  .991 (4th)
1939 AL  .993 (1st)
1946 AL  .989 (4th)
1947 NL  .992 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1930 AL  born 1911-01-01 (1st)

                           

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 - 46 (31), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 171 (62), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 188 (53), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 46 (109), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (15th), 57.5 career WAR/47.7 7yr-peak WAR/52.6 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1930 19 Detroit Tigers $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 22 Detroit Tigers $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 23 Detroit Tigers $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 24 Detroit Tigers $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 25 Detroit Tigers $25,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1/13/38 TSN, per government filings:20000.00,
1937 26 Detroit Tigers $25,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 4/13/39 TSN, per government filings:25000.00,
1938 27 Detroit Tigers $30,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 28 Detroit Tigers $35,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts R. Tofer, A Legend in the Making 81:35000.00,AP, per J. Durso, The All-Amer $, p. 222 - $25K
1940 29 Detroit Tigers $35,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 30 Detroit Tigers $55,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:55000.00,
1945 34 Detroit Tigers $10,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts Bill James Historical Abstract:55000.00,
1946 35 Detroit Tigers $55,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 1/29/47 TSN:55000.00,BJHA says $75,000; 1/22/47 NYT says $60,000
1947 36 Detroit Tigers $85,000 ? W. Marshall, Baseball's Pivotal Era 156 Traded aft signing w/Detroit for $85K -1/14/48 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$376,600
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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