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Lee Handley

Lee Elmer Handley (Jeep)

Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: July 13, 1913 in Clarion, IA
School: Bradley University (Peoria, IL) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1936 (Age 22.277)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1937 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Phillies/Reds 1936-1947

Final Game: September 28, 1947 (Age 34.077)
Died: April 8, 1970 in Pittsburgh, PA
Buried: Resurrection Cemetery, Coraopolis, PA
Relatives: Brother of Gene Handley
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 19, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1811. Emilio Bonifacio… #1812. John McDonald… #1813. Don Kolloway… #1814. LEE HANDLEY… #1815. Randy Bush… #1816. Roger Metzger… #1817. Joe Sommer… 

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
1936 22 CIN NL 24 86 78 10 24 1 0 2 8 3 7 16 .308 .365 .397 .762 111 31 2 0 1 4/5
1937 23 PIT NL 127 521 480 59 120 21 12 3 37 5 37 40 .250 .305 .363 .668 81 174 7 1 4 *4/5
1938 24 PIT NL 139 630 570 91 153 25 8 6 51 7 53 31 .268 .332 .372 .704 93 212 13 1 5 *5 MVP-29
1939 25 PIT NL 101 421 376 43 107 14 5 1 42 17 32 20 .285 .341 .356 .697 89 134 12 0 13 5
1940 26 PIT NL 98 335 302 50 85 7 4 1 19 7 27 16 .281 .340 .341 .681 89 103 2 0 6 5/4
1941 27 PIT NL 124 510 459 59 132 18 4 0 33 16 35 22 .288 .338 .344 .682 92 158 13 0 15 *5
1944 30 PIT NL 40 93 86 7 19 2 0 0 5 1 3 5 .221 .247 .244 .491 36 21 6 0 4 45/6
1945 31 PIT NL 98 340 312 39 93 16 2 1 32 7 20 16 .298 .340 .372 .712 95 116 5 0 8 5
1946 32 PIT NL 116 456 416 43 99 8 7 1 28 4 29 20 .238 .289 .298 .587 65 124 10 1 10 5/4
1947 33 PHI NL 101 306 277 17 70 10 3 0 42 1 24 18 .253 .312 .310 .623 69 86 9 0 5 5/46
10 Yrs 968 3698 3356 418 902 122 45 15 297 68 267 204 .269 .323 .345 .669 84 1159 79 3 71
162 Game Avg. 162 619 562 70 151 20 8 3 50 11 45 34 .269 .323 .345 .669 84 194 13 1 12
PIT (8 yrs) 843 3306 3001 391 808 111 42 13 247 64 236 170 .269 .323 .347 .670 85 1042 68 3 65
PHI (1 yr) 101 306 277 17 70 10 3 0 42 1 24 18 .253 .312 .310 .623 69 86 9 0 5
CIN (1 yr) 24 86 78 10 24 1 0 2 8 3 7 16 .308 .365 .397 .762 111 31 2 0 1

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
1936 22 CIN NL 24 86 1 -0 0 -2 1 -0 -0.0 3 2 0.2 .499 .500 0.4 -0.1 4 4/5
1937 23 PIT NL 127 521 -12 -0 0 -3 5 -11 -1.2 17 6 0.6 .491 .493 0.9 0.2 9 *4/5
1938 24 PIT NL 139 630 -4 -1 0 9 2 6 0.5 20 26 2.6 .505 .504 1.7 1.0 17 *5 MVP-29
1939 25 PIT NL 101 421 -5 1 0 -2 1 -5 -0.6 14 9 0.8 .495 .497 1.1 -0.2 11 5
1940 26 PIT NL 98 335 -3 -0 0 -6 1 -9 -1.0 11 3 0.2 .491 .494 0.9 -0.6 9 5/4
1941 27 PIT NL 124 510 -4 -0 0 2 1 -1 -0.2 17 16 1.6 .499 .499 1.4 0.2 14 *5
1944 30 PIT NL 40 93 -7 -0 0 -1 1 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .480 .495 -0.4 0.0 -3 45/6
1945 31 PIT NL 98 340 -2 -0 0 3 0 0 0.1 11 11 1.1 .501 .500 0.8 0.3 8 5
1946 32 PIT NL 116 456 -19 -0 0 3 0 -16 -1.8 17 2 -0.1 .484 .489 -0.4 0.3 -1 5/4
1947 33 PHI NL 101 306 -11 0 0 -3 0 -14 -1.4 12 -2 -0.2 .486 .491 0.1 -0.2 1 5/46
10 Seasons 968 3698 -66 -1 0 0 11 -56 -6.5 125 69 6.5 .494 .496 6.6 1.1 69
PIT (8 yrs) 843 3306 -56 -1 0 5 10 -42 -5.1 110 68 6.4 .495 .497 6.1 1.4 63
PHI (1 yr) 101 306 -11 0 0 -3 0 -14 -1.4 12 -2 -0.2 .486 .491 0.1 -0.2 1
CIN (1 yr) 24 86 1 -0 0 -2 1 -0 -0.0 3 2 0.2 .499 .500 0.4 -0.1 4

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
1936 CIN NL 22 2B 16 14 10 94 42 45 7 6 .926 5.44 .963 5.94
1936 CIN NL 22 3B 7 7 6 21 7 13 1 2 .952 2.86 .947 2.67
1937 PIT NL 23 2B 126 124 124 706 296 375 35 67 .950 5.33 .959 5.70
1937 PIT NL 23 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
1938 PIT NL 24 3B 136 136 133 446 119 304 23 26 .948 3.11 .945 3.03 MVP-29
1939 PIT NL 25 3B 100 98 96 281 83 180 18 14 .936 2.63 .942 3.00
1940 PIT NL 26 3B 80 71 67 241 84 139 18 12 .925 2.79 .948 3.01
1940 PIT NL 26 2B 2 2 2 10 5 4 1 3 .900 4.50 .964 5.60
1941 PIT NL 27 3B 114 111 108 393 125 247 21 19 .947 3.26 .949 3.33
1944 PIT NL 30 2B 19 14 13 75 39 32 4 7 .947 3.74 .963 5.63
1944 PIT NL 30 3B 11 3 3 23 6 17 0 0 1.000 2.09 .948 3.29
1944 PIT NL 30 SS 3 3 3 13 6 7 0 3 1.000 4.33 .954 5.40
1945 PIT NL 31 3B 79 74 70 283 85 183 15 13 .947 3.39 .941 3.20
1946 PIT NL 32 3B 102 99 92 359 107 237 15 13 .958 3.37 .952 3.08
1946 PIT NL 32 2B 3 2 2 13 9 2 2 0 .846 3.67 .971 5.53
1947 PHI NL 33 3B 83 73 68 237 87 144 6 8 .975 2.78 .947 3.06
1947 PHI NL 33 2B 3 0 0 6 4 1 1 0 .833 1.67 .975 5.57
1947 PHI NL 33 SS 1 1 1 8 2 4 2 0 .750 6.00 .962 5.10
10 Seasons 3B 713 672 643 2284 703 1464 117 107 .949 3.04 .946 3.10
6 Seasons 2B 169 156 151 904 395 459 50 83 .945 5.05 .960 5.71
2 Seasons SS 4 4 4 21 8 11 2 3 .905 4.75 .957 5.32
10 Seasons TOT 886 832 798 3209 1106 1934 169 193 .947 3.43 .950 3.61
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
  • 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1938 NL (29, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1938 NL  1.1 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1938 NL  570 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1938 NL  91 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1937 NL  12 (3rd)
1946 NL  7 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1939 NL  17 (1st)
1941 NL  16 (3rd)

Singles s c a p y
1938 NL  114 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1941 NL  15 (3rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1938 NL  6.5 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1946 NL  20.8 (9th)
Career  16.5 (227th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1938 NL  435 (6th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1937 NL  35 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1937 NL  126 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1937 NL  296 (5th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1937 NL  375 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1937 NL  35 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1937 NL  67 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  136 (3rd)
1946 NL  102 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  119 (4th)
1941 NL  125 (5th)
1946 NL  107 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  304 (1st)
1946 NL  237 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  23 (3rd)
1940 NL  18 (5th)
1941 NL  21 (3rd)
1945 NL  15 (4th)
1946 NL  15 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  26 (1st)
1946 NL  13 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1937 NL  5.33 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  3.11 (2nd)
1941 NL  3.26 (5th)
1945 NL  3.39 (2nd)
1946 NL  3.37 (1st)
1947 NL  2.78 (5th)
Career  3.04 (78th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1938 NL  .948 (4th)
1941 NL  .947 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (617), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 10 (1439), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2212), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (241st), 6.5 career WAR/7.2 7yr-peak WAR/6.8 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

  • November 29, 1936: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 2, 1936: Signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Name and misspellings: Lee Elmer Jeep Lee Handley

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