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George Harper

George Washington Harper

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 167 lb.

Born: June 24, 1892 in Arlington, KY (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1916 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Reds/Giants/Tigers/Braves/... 1916-1929

Final Game: September 28, 1929 (Age 37)
Died: August 18, 1978 in Magnolia, AR
Buried: New Hope Cemetery, Magnolia, AR
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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
1916 24 DET AL 44 64 56 4 9 1 0 0 3 0 5 8 .161 .230 .179 .408 21 10 0 1 O/987
1917 25 DET AL 47 136 117 6 24 3 0 0 12 2 11 15 .205 .290 .231 .521 59 27 3 5 O9/8
1918 26 DET AL 69 258 227 19 55 5 2 0 16 3 18 14 .242 .301 .282 .583 79 64 1 12 O9/8
1922 30 CIN NL 128 482 430 67 146 22 8 2 68 11 10 35 22 .340 .397 .442 .839 118 190 6 11 *O9/87
1923 31 CIN NL 61 139 125 14 32 4 2 3 16 0 2 11 9 .256 .316 .392 .708 87 49 0 3 O8/79
1924 32 TOT NL 137 553 485 75 141 29 6 16 58 11 14 51 28 .291 .366 .474 .841 115 230 7 10 *O987
1924 32 CIN NL 28 90 74 7 20 3 0 0 3 1 3 13 5 .270 .393 .311 .704 92 23 2 1 O78
1924 32 PHI NL 109 463 411 68 121 26 6 16 55 10 11 38 23 .294 .361 .504 .865 119 207 5 9 *O9/8
1925 33 PHI NL 132 542 495 86 173 35 7 18 97 10 8 28 32 .349 .391 .558 .949 132 276 6 13 *O879 MVP-18
1926 34 PHI NL 56 216 194 32 61 6 5 7 38 6 16 7 .314 .367 .505 .872 125 98 0 6 O7/89
1927 35 NYG NL 145 593 483 85 160 19 6 16 87 7 84 27 .331 .435 .495 .930 149 239 5 21 *O9
1928 36 TOT NL 118 408 329 52 96 9 2 19 65 3 61 19 .292 .407 .505 .912 135 166 3 15 O9
1928 36 NYG NL 19 71 57 11 13 1 0 2 7 1 10 4 .228 .353 .351 .704 84 20 1 3 O9
1928 36 STL NL 99 337 272 41 83 8 2 17 58 2 51 15 .305 .418 .537 .955 145 146 2 12 O9
1929 37 BSN NL 136 538 457 65 133 25 5 10 68 5 69 27 .291 .389 .433 .822 108 198 4 8 *O79/8
11 Yrs 1073 3929 3398 505 1030 158 43 91 528 58 34 389 208 .303 .380 .455 .836 118 1547 35 105
162 Game Avg. 162 593 513 76 156 24 6 14 80 9 59 31 .303 .380 .455 .836 118 234 5 16
PHI (3 yrs) 297 1221 1100 186 355 67 18 41 190 26 19 82 62 .323 .376 .528 .904 126 581 11 28
CIN (3 yrs) 217 711 629 88 198 29 10 5 87 12 15 59 36 .315 .381 .417 .797 109 262 8 15
DET (3 yrs) 160 458 400 29 88 9 2 0 31 5 34 37 .220 .288 .253 .540 65 101 4 18
NYG (2 yrs) 164 664 540 96 173 20 6 18 94 8 94 31 .320 .427 .480 .906 142 259 6 24
BSN (1 yr) 136 538 457 65 133 25 5 10 68 5 69 27 .291 .389 .433 .822 108 198 4 8
STL (1 yr) 99 337 272 41 83 8 2 17 58 2 51 15 .305 .418 .537 .955 145 146 2 12
NL (8 yrs) 913 3471 2998 476 942 149 41 91 497 53 34 355 171 .314 .392 .482 .875 124 1446 31 87
AL (3 yrs) 160 458 400 29 88 9 2 0 31 5 34 37 .220 .288 .253 .540 65 101 4 18

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
1916 24 DET AL 44 64 -5 0 0 -2 -1 -8 -1.0 2 -5 -0.7 .478 .494 -0.5 -0.3 -3 O/987
1917 25 DET AL 47 136 -5 -0 0 0 -2 -7 -0.9 5 -2 -0.3 .482 .495 -0.3 -0.2 -2 O9/8
1918 26 DET AL 69 258 -5 -0 0 0 -3 -8 -1.0 10 2 0.0 .485 .494 0.0 -0.4 2 O9/8
1922 30 CIN NL 128 482 13 -1 0 4 -5 11 1.1 15 26 2.6 .509 .507 2.2 -0.1 22 *O9/87
1923 31 CIN NL 61 139 -2 -1 0 -1 -1 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.1 .492 .497 0.1 -0.2 0 O8/79
1924 32 CIN NL 28 90 0 -1 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 O78
1924 32 PHI NL 109 463 11 -1 0 3 -5 8 0.7 14 22 2.2 .507 .505 2.0 -0.3 19 *O9/8
1925 33 PHI NL 132 542 24 -0 0 0 -5 18 1.6 17 35 3.3 .513 .511 3.4 -0.5 35 *O879 MVP-18
1926 34 PHI NL 56 216 7 -0 0 -2 -3 2 0.2 7 9 0.9 .504 .501 1.1 -0.5 11 O7/89
1927 35 NYG NL 145 593 39 -1 0 4 -7 35 3.5 18 54 5.4 .524 .522 5.0 -0.3 49 *O9
1928 36 NYG NL 19 71 -1 -0 0 2 -1 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 O9
1928 36 STL NL 99 337 20 -0 0 -1 -4 15 1.5 10 26 2.5 .515 .509 2.7 -0.5 27 O9
1929 37 BSN NL 136 538 9 -0 0 3 -6 6 0.5 17 22 2.2 .504 .503 1.9 -0.3 19 *O79/8
11 Seasons 1073 3929 104 -6 0 10 -42 67 5.7 124 191 18.3 .506 .506 17.7 -3.5 181
PHI (3 yrs) 297 1221 41 -2 0 1 -13 28 2.5 38 66 6.4 .509 .507 6.4 -1.3 65
CIN (3 yrs) 217 711 11 -2 0 3 -7 5 0.5 22 27 2.7 .502 .503 2.4 -0.3 24
DET (3 yrs) 160 458 -15 -0 0 -2 -5 -23 -2.8 17 -6 -1.0 .482 .494 -0.8 -0.9 -4
NYG (2 yrs) 164 664 38 -1 0 6 -7 35 3.5 20 56 5.6 .522 .519 5.1 -0.2 50
BSN (1 yr) 136 538 9 -0 0 3 -6 6 0.5 17 22 2.2 .504 .503 1.9 -0.3 19
STL (1 yr) 99 337 20 -0 0 -1 -4 15 1.5 10 26 2.5 .515 .509 2.7 -0.5 27

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
1928 36 STL NL WS NYY L 3 11 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .111 .273 .111 .384 1 1 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 11 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .111 .273 .111 .384 1 1 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 G Awards
1916 DET AL 24 OF 14 9 6 16 15 0 1 0 .938 1.07 .963 2.12
1916 DET AL 24 RF 8 6 4 12 11 0 1 0 .917 1.38 .960 1.69
1916 DET AL 24 CF 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.25 .970 2.45
1916 DET AL 24 LF 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .960 2.23
1917 DET AL 25 OF 31 28 25 51 48 2 1 0 .980 1.61 .967 2.22
1917 DET AL 25 RF 28 26 23 42 39 2 1 0 .976 1.46 .961 1.81
1917 DET AL 25 CF 5 2 2 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 .972 2.60
1918 DET AL 26 OF 64 61 56 136 125 5 6 2 .956 2.03 .962 2.26
1918 DET AL 26 RF 63 60 55 131 120 5 6 2 .954 1.98 .955 1.98
1918 DET AL 26 CF 2 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .968 2.65
1922 CIN NL 30 OF 109 106 102 246 220 15 11 2 .955 2.16 .962 2.40
1922 CIN NL 30 RF 103 102 98 231 206 14 11 2 .952 2.14 .955 2.18
1922 CIN NL 30 CF 5 4 4 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 2.80 .970 2.82
1922 CIN NL 30 LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.20
1923 CIN NL 31 OF 29 21 20 61 56 3 2 0 .967 2.03 .964 2.44
1923 CIN NL 31 CF 17 12 11 39 35 2 2 0 .949 2.18 .968 2.89
1923 CIN NL 31 LF 9 8 8 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 1.89 .966 2.26
1923 CIN NL 31 RF 3 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 .958 2.17
1924 TOT NL 32 OF 131 124 110 290 270 16 4 4 .986 2.18 .965 2.39
1924 TOT NL 32 CF 13 10 10 38 37 1 0 0 1.000 2.92 .965 2.85
1924 CIN NL 32 OF 22 18 17 56 51 3 2 0 .964 2.45 .965 2.39
1924 CIN NL 32 LF 12 10 9 26 22 2 2 0 .923 2.00 .964 2.26
1924 CIN NL 32 CF 10 8 8 30 29 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .965 2.85
1924 PHI NL 32 OF 109 106 93 234 219 13 2 4 .991 2.13 .965 2.39
1924 PHI NL 32 RF 107 104 91 227 211 14 2 4 .991 2.10 .966 2.06
1924 PHI NL 32 CF 3 2 2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.67 .965 2.87
1925 PHI NL 33 OF 126 123 107 345 319 16 10 5 .971 2.66 .967 2.48 MVP-18
1925 PHI NL 33 CF 63 60 53 196 180 9 7 1 .964 3.00 .967 2.92 MVP-18
1925 PHI NL 33 LF 36 32 30 80 75 3 2 1 .975 2.17 .967 2.26 MVP-18
1925 PHI NL 33 RF 33 31 24 69 64 4 1 3 .986 2.06 .967 2.27 MVP-18
1926 PHI NL 34 OF 55 50 36 120 111 2 7 1 .942 2.05 .965 2.42
1926 PHI NL 34 LF 44 36 30 90 81 2 7 1 .922 1.89 .961 2.21
1926 PHI NL 34 CF 8 7 1 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 .965 2.85
1926 PHI NL 34 RF 8 7 5 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 .968 2.21
1927 NYG NL 35 OF 142 141 136 320 299 13 8 5 .975 2.20 .970 2.49
1927 NYG NL 35 RF 142 141 136 320 299 13 8 5 .975 2.20 .968 2.26
1928 TOT NL 36 OF 102 92 83 217 196 17 4 3 .982 2.09 .972 2.47
1928 TOT NL 36 RF 102 92 83 217 196 17 4 3 .982 2.09 .968 2.26
1928 NYG NL 36 OF 18 16 14 46 40 4 2 1 .957 2.44 .972 2.47
1928 NYG NL 36 RF 18 16 14 46 40 4 2 1 .957 2.44 .968 2.26
1928 STL NL 36 OF 84 76 69 171 156 13 2 2 .988 2.01 .972 2.47
1928 STL NL 36 RF 84 76 69 171 156 13 2 2 .988 2.01 .968 2.26
1929 BSN NL 37 OF 130 124 116 281 266 7 8 2 .972 2.10 .973 2.47
1929 BSN NL 37 LF 118 114 106 251 241 4 6 0 .976 2.08 .971 2.10
1929 BSN NL 37 RF 11 10 10 30 25 3 2 2 .933 2.55 .971 2.37
1929 BSN NL 37 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
11 Seasons OF 933 879 797 2083 1925 96 62 24 .970 2.17 .967 2.42 223-118-608
11 Seasons RF 608 580 530 1302 1194 72 36 21 .972 2.08 .964 2.16
7 Seasons LF 223 200 183 467 438 12 17 2 .964 2.02 .968 2.16
9 Seasons CF 118 99 84 314 292 13 9 1 .971 2.58 .967 2.87
11 Seasons TOT 933 879 797 2083 1925 96 62 24 .970 2.17 .967 2.42 223-118-608
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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.
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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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 NL (18, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1927 NL  5.4 (10th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1927 NL  5.4 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1927 NL  5.1 (5th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1922 NL  .340 (7th)
1925 NL  .349 (6th)
1927 NL  .331 (7th)
Career  .303 (168th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1922 NL  .397 (10th)
1927 NL  .435 (3rd)
1928 NL  .407 (4th)
Career  .380 (166th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1925 NL  .558 (5th)
1927 NL  .495 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1925 NL  .949 (7th)
1927 NL  .930 (5th)
1928 NL  .912 (9th)
Career  .836 (220th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1925 NL  276 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1925 NL  35 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1924 NL  16 (5th)
1925 NL  18 (7th)
1927 NL  16 (7th)
1928 NL  19 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1927 NL  84 (2nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1925 NL  132 (9th)
1927 NL  149 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1925 NL  104 (7th)
1927 NL  103 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1925 NL  23 (10th)
1927 NL  38 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1925 NL  2.1 (10th)
1927 NL  3.7 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1925 NL  60 (6th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1927 NL  249 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1925 NL  .699 (8th)
1927 NL  .736 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1922 NL  6 (7th)
1924 NL  7 (5th)
1925 NL  6 (7th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1924 NL  14 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1924 NL  13.0 (4th)
1925 NL  12.9 (3rd)
1927 NL  9.7 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
Career  16.3 (232nd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1924 NL  30.3 (6th)
1925 NL  27.5 (6th)
1927 NL  30.2 (8th)
1928 NL  17.3 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 NL  7 (4th)
1929 NL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1926 NL  1 (3rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1925 NL  9 (3rd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 NL  103 (3rd)
1924 NL  107 (4th)
1927 NL  142 (2nd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 NL  206 (3rd)
1924 NL  211 (3rd)
1927 NL  299 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 NL  14 (3rd)
1924 NL  14 (2nd)
1928 NL  17 (2nd)
Career  72 (80th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 NL  11 (3rd)
1927 NL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1924 NL  4 (2nd)
1927 NL  5 (5th)
1928 NL  3 (2nd)
1929 NL  2 (5th)
Career  21 (56th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1924 NL  16 (5th)
1928 NL  17 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1924 NL  4 (4th)
1925 NL  5 (3rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 NL  .976 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 NL  2.14 (3rd)
1924 NL  2.10 (3rd)
1927 NL  2.20 (4th)
1928 NL  2.09 (5th)
Career  2.08 (29th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1922 NL  .952 (2nd)
1924 NL  .991 (1st)
1927 NL  .975 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1924 NL  .986 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 38 (658), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (906), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 23 (614), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (117th), 18.3 career WAR/19.4 7yr-peak WAR/18.9 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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