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Chick Hafey

Charles James Hafey

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 12, 1903 in Berkeley, CA
High School: Berkeley HS (Berkeley, CA)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1923. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 28, 1924 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Reds 1924-1937

Final Game: September 30, 1937 (Age 34)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1971.
   View Chick Hafey Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: July 2, 1973 in Calistoga, CA
Buried: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, St. Helena, CA
Relatives: Cousin of Bud Hafey and Cousin of Tom Hafey
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 19, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #456. Josh Hamilton… #457. George Burns… #458. George Gore… #459. CHICK HAFEY… #460. Harry Steinfeldt… #461. Harry Davis… #462. Richie Hebner… 

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
1924 21 STL NL 24 100 91 10 23 5 2 2 22 1 0 4 8 .253 .292 .418 .709 89 38 1 4 O7/89
1925 22 STL NL 93 375 358 36 108 25 2 5 57 3 7 10 29 .302 .321 .425 .745 87 152 0 7 O97/8
1926 23 STL NL 78 242 225 30 61 19 2 4 38 2 11 36 .271 .311 .427 .738 94 96 2 5 O79
1927 24 STL NL 103 394 346 62 114 26 5 18 63 12 36 41 .329 .401 .590 .990 157 204 5 7 O79/8 MVP-26
1928 25 STL NL 138 584 520 101 175 46 6 27 111 8 40 53 .337 .386 .604 .990 152 314 2 22 *O79 MVP-12
1929 26 STL NL 134 574 517 101 175 47 9 29 125 7 45 42 .338 .394 .632 1.026 147 327 2 8 *7O
1930 27 STL NL 120 515 446 108 150 39 12 26 107 12 46 51 .336 .407 .652 1.059 146 291 7 16 *7O
1931 28 STL NL 122 494 450 94 157 35 8 16 95 11 39 43 .349 .404 .569 .973 154 256 3 2 *7O MVP-5
1932 29 CIN NL 83 279 253 34 87 19 3 2 36 4 22 20 .344 .403 .466 .869 137 118 3 0 7O
1933 30 CIN NL 144 612 568 77 172 34 6 7 62 3 40 44 .303 .351 .421 .772 122 239 11 2 2 *O87 AS,MVP-25
1934 31 CIN NL 140 596 535 75 157 29 6 18 67 4 52 63 .293 .359 .471 .830 124 252 10 3 6 *O87
1935 32 CIN NL 15 66 59 10 20 6 1 1 9 1 4 5 .339 .400 .525 .925 151 31 1 2 1 8O
1937 34 CIN NL 89 284 257 39 67 11 5 9 41 2 23 42 .261 .324 .447 .771 112 115 6 1 3 O87
13 Yrs 1283 5115 4625 777 1466 341 67 164 833 70 7 372 477 .317 .372 .526 .898 133 2433 28 33 83
162 Game Avg. 162 646 584 98 185 43 8 21 105 9 47 60 .317 .372 .526 .898 133 307 4 10
STL (8 yrs) 812 3278 2953 542 963 242 46 127 618 56 7 231 303 .326 .379 .568 .948 137 1678 22 71
CIN (5 yrs) 471 1837 1672 235 503 99 21 37 215 14 141 174 .301 .359 .452 .811 125 755 28 11 12

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
1924 21 STL NL 24 100 -2 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .491 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 O7/89
1925 22 STL NL 93 375 -8 -2 0 0 -4 -14 -1.4 12 -2 -0.2 .486 .492 -0.2 -0.4 -2 O97/8
1926 23 STL NL 78 242 -4 -0 0 -2 -2 -8 -0.9 7 -1 -0.1 .489 .495 0.1 -0.5 1 O79
1927 24 STL NL 103 394 27 0 0 2 -4 25 2.5 12 37 3.7 .524 .515 3.5 -0.3 35 O79/8 MVP-26
1928 25 STL NL 138 584 37 -0 0 2 -6 33 3.2 18 51 5.0 .524 .520 4.9 -0.5 49 *O79 MVP-12
1929 26 STL NL 134 574 35 -0 0 0 -6 29 2.6 18 46 4.3 .519 .516 4.3 -0.5 46 *7O
1930 27 STL NL 120 515 32 -0 0 -2 -5 24 2.1 16 40 3.6 .517 .513 3.9 -0.7 42 *7O
1931 28 STL NL 122 494 33 -1 0 0 -6 27 2.6 15 42 4.2 .522 .517 4.3 -0.6 42 *7O MVP-5
1932 29 CIN NL 83 279 14 -0 0 0 -3 10 1.0 9 19 1.9 .513 .506 1.9 -0.3 19 7O
1933 30 CIN NL 144 612 15 -0 0 0 -4 12 1.2 19 30 3.2 .509 .508 3.3 -0.5 30 *O87 AS,MVP-25
1934 31 CIN NL 140 596 18 -0 0 -4 -3 11 1.1 18 30 3.0 .508 .507 3.3 -0.6 33 *O87
1935 32 CIN NL 15 66 4 -0 0 -2 -0 2 0.2 2 4 0.4 .513 .501 0.6 -0.2 6 8O
1937 34 CIN NL 89 284 3 -0 0 -2 -2 -0 -0.1 9 9 0.9 .500 .500 1.1 -0.4 11 O87
13 Seasons 1283 5115 205 -4 0 -8 -46 148 13.8 158 306 30.1 .511 .509 31.3 -5.6 314
STL (8 yrs) 812 3278 151 -3 0 0 -35 113 10.4 101 214 20.6 .513 .511 21.0 -3.5 214
CIN (5 yrs) 471 1837 55 -1 0 -8 -11 35 3.4 57 92 9.5 .508 .506 10.3 -2.1 100

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
1926 23 STL NL WS NYY W 7 29 27 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 .185 .185 .259 .444 7 0 0 2 0 0
1928 25 STL NL WS NYY L 4 16 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .250 .200 .450 3 0 0 0 0 0
1930 27 STL NL WS PHA L 6 23 22 2 6 5 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 .273 .304 .500 .804 11 0 0 0 0 0
1931 28 STL NL WS PHA W 6 24 24 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .167 .167 .167 .333 4 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 23 92 88 5 18 7 0 0 2 1 1 2 19 .205 .222 .284 .506 25 0 0 2 0 0
4 WS 23 92 88 5 18 7 0 0 2 1 1 2 19 .205 .222 .284 .506 25 0 0 2 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
1924 STL NL 21 OF 24 24 24 55 48 3 4 1 .927 2.13 .965 2.39
1924 STL NL 21 LF 16 16 16 39 33 3 3 1 .923 2.25 .964 2.26
1924 STL NL 21 CF 7 7 7 16 15 0 1 0 .938 2.14 .965 2.86
1924 STL NL 21 RF 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .967 2.10
1925 STL NL 22 OF 88 86 84 198 180 9 9 2 .955 2.15 .967 2.48
1925 STL NL 22 RF 57 57 56 129 115 6 8 2 .938 2.12 .967 2.27
1925 STL NL 22 LF 26 25 24 54 51 3 0 0 1.000 2.08 .967 2.26
1925 STL NL 22 CF 5 4 4 15 14 0 1 0 .933 2.80 .967 2.92
1926 STL NL 23 OF 54 50 49 115 106 6 3 1 .974 2.07 .965 2.42
1926 STL NL 23 LF 28 27 27 67 60 4 3 0 .955 2.29 .961 2.21
1926 STL NL 23 RF 26 23 22 48 46 2 0 1 1.000 1.85 .968 2.21
1927 STL NL 24 OF 94 92 83 202 179 19 4 7 .980 2.11 .970 2.49 MVP-26
1927 STL NL 24 LF 74 71 65 157 141 13 3 3 .981 2.08 .970 2.25 MVP-26
1927 STL NL 24 RF 22 20 17 42 35 6 1 2 .976 1.86 .968 2.26 MVP-26
1927 STL NL 24 CF 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .973 3.00 MVP-26
1928 STL NL 25 OF 133 132 127 311 287 13 11 3 .965 2.26 .972 2.47 MVP-12
1928 STL NL 25 LF 117 117 113 276 253 13 10 3 .964 2.27 .972 2.24 MVP-12
1928 STL NL 25 RF 16 15 14 35 34 0 1 0 .971 2.13 .968 2.26 MVP-12
1929 STL NL 26 LF 130 130 129 296 278 8 10 1 .966 2.20 .971 2.10
1929 STL NL 26 OF 130 130 129 296 278 8 10 1 .966 2.20 .973 2.47
1930 STL NL 27 LF 116 116 114 205 189 11 5 1 .976 1.72 .968 2.01
1930 STL NL 27 OF 116 116 114 205 189 11 5 1 .976 1.72 .968 2.40
1931 STL NL 28 LF 118 117 110 234 226 4 4 1 .983 1.95 .976 2.21 MVP-5
1931 STL NL 28 OF 118 117 110 234 226 4 4 1 .983 1.95 .973 2.48 MVP-5
1932 CIN NL 29 LF 65 65 48 141 131 5 5 0 .965 2.09 .975 2.28
1932 CIN NL 29 OF 65 65 48 141 131 5 5 0 .965 2.09 .976 2.52
1933 CIN NL 30 OF 144 144 139 385 364 16 5 5 .987 2.64 .977 2.43 AS,MVP-25
1933 CIN NL 30 CF 85 85 84 249 236 12 1 3 .996 2.92 .979 2.78 AS,MVP-25
1933 CIN NL 30 LF 59 59 55 136 128 4 4 2 .971 2.24 .976 2.29 AS,MVP-25
1934 CIN NL 31 OF 140 140 137 400 380 7 13 1 .968 2.76 .973 2.37
1934 CIN NL 31 CF 123 121 120 362 343 7 12 1 .967 2.85 .979 2.70
1934 CIN NL 31 LF 19 19 17 38 37 0 1 0 .974 1.95 .969 2.19
1935 CIN NL 32 CF 15 15 15 34 31 0 3 0 .912 2.07 .974 2.83
1935 CIN NL 32 OF 15 15 15 34 31 0 3 0 .912 2.07 .971 2.42
1937 CIN NL 34 OF 64 63 57 137 128 5 4 0 .971 2.08 .974 2.24
1937 CIN NL 34 CF 44 44 40 95 89 2 4 0 .958 2.07 .977 2.63
1937 CIN NL 34 LF 20 19 17 42 39 3 0 0 1.000 2.10 .973 2.10
13 Seasons OF 1185 1174 1116 2713 2527 106 80 23 .971 2.22 .972 2.44
12 Seasons LF 788 781 735 1685 1566 71 48 12 .972 2.08 .971 2.18
7 Seasons CF 280 277 271 774 731 21 22 4 .972 2.69 .978 2.73
5 Seasons RF 122 116 110 257 233 14 10 5 .961 2.02 .967 2.25
13 Seasons TOT 1185 1174 1116 2713 2527 106 80 23 .971 2.22 .972 2.44
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
1948 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1949 BBWAA ( 1.3%)
1950 BBWAA ( 2.4%)
1951 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1952 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1953 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1954 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1955 BBWAA ( 1.6%)
1956 BBWAA ( 8.3%)
1958 BBWAA ( 4.5%)
1960 BBWAA (10.8%)
1962 BBWAA ( 4.4%)
1971 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1971
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1927 NL (26, 1%)
1928 NL (12, 14%)
1931 NL (5, 36%)
1933 NL (25, 1%)
0.52 Career Shares (441st)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1928 NL  5.0 (7th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1928 NL  4.9 (7th)
1929 NL  4.4 (10th)
1931 NL  4.3 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1927 NL  .329 (8th)
1928 NL  .337 (8th)
1931 NL  .349 (1st)
Career  .317 (64th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1927 NL  .401 (7th)
1931 NL  .404 (2nd)
Career  .372 (238th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1927 NL  .590 (1st)
1928 NL  .604 (3rd)
1929 NL  .632 (4th)
1930 NL  .652 (4th)
1931 NL  .569 (3rd)
Career  .526 (54th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1927 NL  .990 (2nd)
1928 NL  .990 (5th)
1929 NL  1.026 (7th)
1930 NL  1.059 (5th)
1931 NL  .973 (3rd)
Career  .898 (67th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1928 NL  101 (7th)
1931 NL  94 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1928 NL  314 (5th)
1929 NL  327 (8th)
1931 NL  256 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1928 NL  46 (2nd)
1929 NL  47 (2nd)
1930 NL  39 (10th)
1933 NL  34 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1927 NL  18 (6th)
1928 NL  27 (3rd)
1929 NL  29 (7th)
1930 NL  26 (6th)
1931 NL  16 (7th)
1934 NL  18 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1928 NL  111 (4th)
1929 NL  125 (6th)
1931 NL  95 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1928 NL  53 (6th)
1934 NL  63 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1930 NL  12 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1927 NL  157 (3rd)
1928 NL  152 (5th)
1929 NL  147 (8th)
1930 NL  146 (7th)
1931 NL  154 (2nd)
Career  133 (136th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1928 NL  121 (7th)
1929 NL  128 (9th)
1931 NL  103 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1927 NL  28 (7th)
1928 NL  38 (6th)
1929 NL  36 (8th)
1931 NL  34 (6th)
Career  213 (250th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1927 NL  2.7 (7th)
1928 NL  3.6 (6th)
1929 NL  3.2 (8th)
1931 NL  3.3 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1928 NL  79 (2nd)
1929 NL  85 (3rd)
1930 NL  77 (7th)
1931 NL  59 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1927 NL  .774 (3rd)
1928 NL  .753 (4th)
1929 NL  .741 (8th)
1930 NL  .722 (9th)
1931 NL  .784 (2nd)
Career  .683 (110th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1930 NL  7 (2nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1927 NL  14.4 (3rd)
1928 NL  12.3 (6th)
1929 NL  11.3 (10th)
1930 NL  16.4 (4th)
1931 NL  13.0 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1927 NL  19.2 (3rd)
1928 NL  19.3 (4th)
1929 NL  17.8 (5th)
1930 NL  17.2 (5th)
1931 NL  28.1 (5th)
1934 NL  29.7 (6th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  117 (3rd)
1929 NL  130 (2nd)
1930 NL  116 (5th)
1931 NL  118 (3rd)
Career  788 (99th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  253 (3rd)
1929 NL  278 (2nd)
1931 NL  226 (3rd)
Career  1,566 (87th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 NL  13 (3rd)
1928 NL  13 (1st)
1929 NL  8 (3rd)
1930 NL  11 (1st)
1932 NL  5 (5th)
Career  71 (56th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  10 (1st)
1929 NL  10 (2nd)
1930 NL  5 (5th)
1932 NL  5 (3rd)
Career  48 (64th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 NL  3 (3rd)
1928 NL  3 (2nd)
1929 NL  1 (4th)
1930 NL  1 (4th)
1931 NL  1 (3rd)
1933 NL  2 (3rd)
Career  12 (68th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 NL  123 (4th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 NL  343 (3rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 NL  12 (2nd)
1934 NL  7 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1934 NL  12 (1st)
1937 NL  4 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 NL  3 (2nd)
1934 NL  1 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 NL  8 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1933 NL  364 (4th)
1934 NL  380 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1927 NL  19 (5th)
1933 NL  16 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1934 NL  13 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1927 NL  7 (4th)
1933 NL  5 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  2.27 (2nd)
1929 NL  2.20 (2nd)
Career  2.08 (53rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1928 NL  .964 (3rd)
1929 NL  .966 (4th)
1930 NL  .976 (2nd)
1931 NL  .983 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1933 NL  2.92 (2nd)
1934 NL  2.85 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1933 NL  2.64 (5th)
1934 NL  2.76 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1931 NL  .983 (2nd)
1933 NL  .987 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1924 NL  born 1903-02-12 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 7 (327), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 79 (311), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 69 (284), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 33 (254), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (57th), 30.1 career WAR/27.1 7yr-peak WAR/28.6 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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