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Gabby Hartnett

Charles Leo Hartnett (Old Tomato Face)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 20, 1900 in Woonsocket, RI
High School: Dean Academy (Franklin, MA)
School: Dean College (Franklin, MA) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1922 (Age 21.113)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1923 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Giants 1922-1941

Final Game: September 24, 1941 (Age 40.278)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1955 (195/251 ballots).
   View Gabby Hartnett Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: December 20, 1972 in Park Ridge, IL
Buried: All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 30, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #105. Ted Simmons… #106. Darrell Evans… #107. Don Mattingly… #108. GABBY HARTNETT… #109. Minnie Minoso… #110. Buddy Bell… #111. Bobby Grich… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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 21 CHC NL 31 82 72 4 14 1 1 0 4 1 0 6 8 .194 .256 .236 .493 27 17 0 4 2
1923 22 CHC NL 85 262 231 28 62 12 2 8 39 4 0 25 22 .268 .347 .442 .789 107 102 3 4 23
1924 23 CHC NL 111 406 354 56 106 17 7 16 67 10 2 39 37 .299 .377 .523 .899 138 185 5 9 *2 MVP-15
1925 24 CHC NL 117 443 398 61 115 28 3 24 67 1 5 36 77 .289 .351 .555 .906 126 221 2 7 *2
1926 25 CHC NL 93 326 284 35 78 25 3 8 41 0 32 37 .275 .352 .468 .821 118 133 2 7 2
1927 26 CHC NL 127 509 449 56 132 32 5 10 80 2 44 42 .294 .361 .454 .815 115 204 3 13 *2 MVP-10
1928 27 CHC NL 120 464 388 61 117 26 9 14 57 3 65 32 .302 .404 .523 .928 142 203 2 9 *2 MVP-14
1929 28 CHC NL 25 29 22 2 6 2 1 1 9 1 5 5 .273 .407 .591 .998 144 13 0 1 /2
1930 29 CHC NL 141 577 508 84 172 31 3 37 122 0 55 62 .339 .404 .630 1.034 144 320 1 14 *2
1931 30 CHC NL 116 438 380 53 107 32 1 8 70 3 52 48 .282 .370 .434 .804 113 165 1 5 *2
1932 31 CHC NL 121 463 406 52 110 25 3 12 52 0 51 59 .271 .354 .436 .790 111 177 1 4 *2/3
1933 ★ 32 CHC NL 140 535 490 55 135 21 4 16 88 1 37 51 .276 .326 .433 .759 115 212 17 0 8 *2 AS,MVP-18
1934 ★ 33 CHC NL 130 487 438 58 131 21 1 22 90 0 37 46 .299 .358 .502 .860 129 220 15 3 9 *2 AS,MVP-14
1935 ★ 34 CHC NL 116 461 413 67 142 32 6 13 91 1 41 46 .344 .404 .545 .949 151 225 13 1 6 *2 AS,MVP-1
1936 ★ 35 CHC NL 121 468 424 49 130 25 6 7 64 0 30 36 .307 .361 .443 .804 114 188 12 6 8 *2 AS,MVP-11
1937 ★ 36 CHC NL 110 405 356 47 126 21 6 12 82 0 43 19 .354 .424 .548 .971 158 195 8 0 6 *2 AS,MVP-2
1938 ★ 37 CHC NL 88 353 299 40 82 19 1 10 59 1 48 17 .274 .380 .445 .825 123 133 9 3 3 2 AS,MVP-10
1939 38 CHC NL 97 351 306 36 85 18 2 12 59 0 37 32 .278 .358 .467 .825 118 143 11 1 7 2 MVP-23
1940 39 CHC NL 37 73 64 3 17 3 0 1 12 0 8 7 .266 .347 .359 .707 98 23 3 0 1 2/3
1941 40 NYG NL 64 165 150 20 45 5 0 5 26 0 12 14 .300 .356 .433 .789 120 65 5 1 2 2
20 Yrs 1990 7297 6432 867 1912 396 64 236 1179 28 7 703 697 .297 .370 .489 .858 126 3144 93 35 127
162 Game Avg. 162 594 524 71 156 32 5 19 96 2 57 57 .297 .370 .489 .858 126 256 3 10
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
CHC (19 yrs) 1926 7132 6282 847 1867 391 64 231 1153 28 7 691 683 .297 .370 .490 .860 126 3079 88 34 125
NYG (1 yr) 64 165 150 20 45 5 0 5 26 0 12 14 .300 .356 .433 .789 120 65 5 1 2

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 21 CHC NL 31 82 -8 0 0 0 1 -7 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .478 .496 -0.4 0.1 -4 2
1923 22 CHC NL 85 262 2 1 0 1 -0 4 0.4 8 12 1.2 .505 .503 1.1 0.1 11 23
1924 23 CHC NL 111 406 18 2 0 -3 3 21 2.0 13 34 3.4 .519 .513 3.7 -0.0 37 *2 MVP-15
1925 24 CHC NL 117 443 11 -1 0 0 4 14 1.2 14 27 2.6 .511 .508 2.7 0.3 27 *2
1926 25 CHC NL 93 326 6 0 0 -1 3 8 0.8 10 19 1.8 .509 .505 2.0 0.2 20 2
1927 26 CHC NL 127 509 9 -0 0 1 4 14 1.4 16 30 3.0 .512 .509 3.0 0.5 29 *2 MVP-10
1928 27 CHC NL 120 464 25 -0 0 2 4 30 3.0 14 45 4.4 .525 .519 4.3 0.6 43 *2 MVP-14
1929 28 CHC NL 25 29 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 1 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /2
1930 29 CHC NL 141 577 35 1 0 2 5 43 3.6 18 60 5.4 .526 .523 5.3 0.5 58 $18,000 *2
1931 30 CHC NL 116 438 8 -0 0 1 4 12 1.2 14 26 2.6 .511 .508 2.5 0.4 25 *2
1932 31 CHC NL 121 463 6 1 0 -1 4 10 0.9 14 24 2.5 .508 .506 2.6 0.3 25 *2/3
1933 ★ 32 CHC NL 140 535 9 0 0 1 4 15 1.5 16 31 3.4 .512 .510 3.3 0.6 30 *2 AS,MVP-18
1934 ★ 33 CHC NL 130 487 18 1 0 2 4 24 2.4 15 40 4.0 .519 .515 3.7 0.6 38 *2 AS,MVP-14
1935 ★ 34 CHC NL 116 461 30 0 0 2 4 36 3.5 14 50 5.0 .530 .522 4.8 0.6 48 $17,289 *2 AS,MVP-1
1936 ★ 35 CHC NL 121 468 8 1 0 2 4 15 1.4 15 30 3.0 .512 .509 2.8 0.6 28 $19,355 *2 AS,MVP-11
1937 ★ 36 CHC NL 110 405 30 1 0 1 3 35 3.4 13 48 4.8 .532 .522 4.7 0.4 47 $17,500 *2 AS,MVP-2
1938 ★ 37 CHC NL 88 353 11 0 0 2 3 16 1.6 11 28 2.8 .519 .510 2.6 0.4 26 2 AS,MVP-10
1939 38 CHC NL 97 351 8 0 0 0 3 11 1.1 11 22 2.3 .512 .507 2.3 0.2 23 $20,000 2 MVP-23
1940 39 CHC NL 37 73 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .502 .500 0.3 0.1 3 2/3
1941 40 NYG NL 64 165 4 0 0 0 1 5 0.5 6 11 1.1 .509 .503 1.1 0.1 11 2
20 Seasons 1990 7297 232 8 0 12 57 309 29.6 228 538 53.4 .515 .511 52.6 6.6 525 $92,144
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHC (19 yrs) 1926 7132 228 7 0 12 56 304 29.1 223 527 52.3 .516 .512 51.5 6.5 515 $92,144
NYG (1 yr) 64 165 4 0 0 0 1 5 0.5 6 11 1.1 .509 .503 1.1 0.1 11

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
1929 28 CHC NL WS PHA L 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 31 CHC NL WS NYY L 4 17 16 2 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 .313 .353 .625 .978 10 0 0 0 0 0
1935 34 CHC NL WS DET L 6 25 24 1 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .292 .292 .417 .708 10 2 0 1 0 0
1938 37 CHC NL WS NYY L 3 11 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .273 .364 3 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 16 56 54 3 13 2 1 2 3 0 0 1 11 .241 .255 .426 .680 23 2 0 1 0 0
4 WS 16 56 54 3 13 2 1 2 3 0 0 1 11 .241 .255 .426 .680 23 2 0 1 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1922 CHC NL 21 C 27 21 17 110 79 29 2 0 .982 4.00 .974 4.63 0 24 17 41% 46%
1923 CHC NL 22 C 39 31 29 168 143 24 1 2 .994 4.28 .976 4.66 0 18 15 45% 44%
1923 CHC NL 22 1B 31 27 26 289 270 15 4 23 .986 9.19 .990 10.56
1924 CHC NL 23 C 105 100 95 484 369 97 18 12 .963 4.44 .981 4.78 12 44 50 53% 47% MVP-15
1925 CHC NL 24 C 110 108 100 546 409 114 23 15 .958 4.75 .970 4.45 5 45 53 54% 44%
1926 CHC NL 25 C 88 83 76 402 307 86 9 6 .978 4.47 .971 4.39 12 24 37 61% 44%
1927 CHC NL 26 C 126 124 118 594 479 99 16 21 .973 4.59 .974 4.43 12 40 43 52% 39% MVP-10
1928 CHC NL 27 C 118 114 109 564 455 103 6 14 .989 4.73 .979 4.42 7 22 45 67% 45% MVP-14
1929 CHC NL 28 C 1 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 .975 4.30 0 0 0
1930 CHC NL 29 C 136 132 128 722 646 68 8 11 .989 5.25 .976 4.57 10 39 36 48% 44%
1931 CHC NL 30 C 105 103 96 522 444 68 10 16 .981 4.88 .980 4.64 8 21 32 60% 46%
1932 CHC NL 31 C 117 110 97 569 484 75 10 8 .982 4.78 .979 4.66 11 19 34 64% 44%
1932 CHC NL 31 1B 1 0 0 14 14 0 0 2 1.000 14.00 .990 10.20
1933 CHC NL 32 C 140 138 120 634 550 77 7 7 .989 4.48 .982 4.35 4 22 35 61% 46% AS,MVP-18
1934 CHC NL 33 C 129 124 108 694 605 86 3 11 .996 5.36 .985 4.85 9 25 36 59% 44% AS,MVP-14
1935 CHC NL 34 C 110 104 85 563 477 77 9 11 .984 5.04 .976 4.78 5 23 35 60% 44% AS,MVP-1
1936 CHC NL 35 C 114 111 97 584 504 75 5 8 .991 5.08 .979 4.96 5 20 30 60% 46% AS,MVP-11
1937 CHC NL 36 C 103 97 74 503 436 65 2 7 .996 4.86 .980 5.25 8 19 30 61% 46% AS,MVP-2
1938 CHC NL 37 C 83 81 66 400 358 40 2 8 .995 4.80 .979 4.85 6 11 15 58% 45% AS,MVP-10
1939 CHC NL 38 C 86 83 66 386 336 47 3 3 .992 4.45 .982 4.81 8 17 21 55% 46% MVP-23
1940 CHC NL 39 C 22 16 12 82 69 9 4 2 .951 3.55 .978 5.00 1 2 4 4 50% 45% 0
1940 CHC NL 39 1B 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .990 10.50
1941 NYG NL 40 C 34 33 27 154 138 15 1 1 .994 4.50 .983 5.04 3 0 12 6 33% 46% 1
20 Seasons C 1793 1714 1521 8685 7292 1254 139 163 .984 4.77 .978 4.68 126 2 449 574 56% 44% 1
3 Seasons 1B 33 27 26 305 285 16 4 25 .987 9.12 .990 10.55
20 Seasons TOT 1826 1741 1547 8990 7577 1270 143 188 .984 4.85 .979 4.78 126 2 449 574 56% 44% 1
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ()
1945 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 1.0%)
1947 BBWAA ( 1.2%)
1948 BBWAA (27.3%)
1949 BBWAA (22.9%)
1949 Run Off ( 3.7%)
1950 BBWAA (32.1%)
1951 BBWAA (25.2%)
1952 BBWAA (32.9%)
1953 BBWAA (39.4%)
1954 BBWAA (59.9%)
1955 BBWAA (77.7%)
Selected to HOF in 1955 by BBWAA

Awards (yr lg award)
1935 NL MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1924 NL (15, 6%)
1927 NL (10, 15%)
1928 NL (14, 8%)
1933 NL (18, 6%)
1934 NL (14, 11%)
1935 NL (1, 94%)
1936 NL (11, 8%)
1937 NL (2, 85%)
1938 NL (10, 18%)
1939 NL (23, 1%)
1 MVP
2.52 Career Shares (53rd)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
Career  53.4 (246th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1928 NL  4.4 (8th)
1930 NL  5.4 (9th)
1934 NL  3.9 (9th)
1935 NL  5.0 (8th)
1937 NL  4.9 (10th)
Career  53.4 (156th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1924 NL  3.7 (10th)
1928 NL  4.3 (9th)
1930 NL  5.3 (8th)
1934 NL  3.7 (10th)
1935 NL  4.8 (7th)
1937 NL  4.8 (6th)
Career  52.6 (145th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1935 NL  .344 (3rd)
1937 NL  .354 (3rd)
Career  .297 (247th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1928 NL  .404 (7th)
1935 NL  .404 (4th)
1937 NL  .424 (3rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1924 NL  .523 (7th)
1925 NL  .555 (6th)
1928 NL  .523 (8th)
1930 NL  .630 (5th)
1934 NL  .502 (9th)
1935 NL  .545 (5th)
1937 NL  .548 (4th)
Career  .489 (146th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1924 NL  .899 (8th)
1928 NL  .928 (7th)
1930 NL  1.034 (9th)
1935 NL  .949 (4th)
1937 NL  .971 (4th)
Career  .858 (140th)

Games Played s c a p y
Career  1,990 (249th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1930 NL  320 (10th)
Career  3,144 (243rd)

Doubles s c a p y
1927 NL  32 (7th)
Career  396 (184th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1924 NL  16 (5th)
1925 NL  24 (2nd)
1930 NL  37 (4th)
1933 NL  16 (5th)
1934 NL  22 (4th)
Career  236 (237th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1930 NL  122 (7th)
1933 NL  88 (7th)
1935 NL  91 (9th)
1937 NL  82 (7th)
Career  1,179 (162nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1928 NL  65 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1925 NL  77 (1st)
1930 NL  62 (8th)
1932 NL  59 (8th)
1933 NL  51 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1924 NL  138 (8th)
1928 NL  142 (7th)
1930 NL  144 (8th)
1934 NL  129 (10th)
1935 NL  151 (3rd)
1937 NL  158 (4th)
Career  126 (232nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
Career  1,161 (220th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1930 NL  35 (9th)
1935 NL  31 (8th)
1937 NL  30 (6th)
Career  241 (204th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1930 NL  3.0 (9th)
1935 NL  3.0 (8th)
1937 NL  2.9 (6th)
Career  23.1 (216th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1930 NL  71 (10th)
Career  696 (185th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1924 NL  .695 (8th)
1928 NL  .710 (9th)
1930 NL  .719 (10th)
1935 NL  .744 (4th)
1937 NL  .783 (4th)
Career  .646 (229th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1924 NL  5 (10th)
1936 NL  6 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
Career  127 (250th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1933 NL  17 (10th)
1934 NL  15 (8th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1924 NL  12.3 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1924 NL  22.1 (3rd)
1925 NL  16.6 (2nd)
1928 NL  27.7 (9th)
1930 NL  13.7 (2nd)
1933 NL  30.6 (6th)
1934 NL  19.9 (4th)
1937 NL  29.7 (8th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1924 NL  105 (4th)
1925 NL  110 (1st)
1926 NL  88 (5th)
1927 NL  126 (1st)
1928 NL  118 (4th)
1930 NL  136 (1st)
1932 NL  117 (4th)
1933 NL  140 (2nd)
1934 NL  129 (2nd)
1935 NL  110 (3rd)
1936 NL  114 (3rd)
1937 NL  103 (3rd)
Career  1,793 (13th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1924 NL  369 (4th)
1925 NL  409 (1st)
1926 NL  307 (3rd)
1927 NL  479 (1st)
1928 NL  455 (2nd)
1930 NL  646 (1st)
1931 NL  444 (3rd)
1932 NL  484 (2nd)
1933 NL  550 (2nd)
1934 NL  605 (1st)
1935 NL  477 (2nd)
1936 NL  504 (2nd)
1937 NL  436 (3rd)
1938 NL  358 (5th)
Career  7,292 (39th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1924 NL  97 (2nd)
1925 NL  114 (1st)
1926 NL  86 (3rd)
1927 NL  99 (1st)
1928 NL  103 (1st)
1930 NL  68 (1st)
1931 NL  68 (4th)
1932 NL  75 (3rd)
1933 NL  77 (3rd)
1934 NL  86 (1st)
1935 NL  77 (1st)
1936 NL  75 (3rd)
1937 NL  65 (5th)
1939 NL  47 (5th)
Career  1,254 (21st)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1924 NL  18 (1st)
1925 NL  23 (1st)
1927 NL  16 (1st)
1931 NL  10 (3rd)
1932 NL  10 (4th)
1933 NL  7 (5th)
Career  139 (89th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1924 NL  12 (4th)
1925 NL  15 (1st)
1927 NL  21 (1st)
1928 NL  14 (2nd)
1930 NL  11 (1st)
1931 NL  16 (1st)
1934 NL  11 (1st)
1935 NL  11 (1st)
1936 NL  8 (5th)
1937 NL  7 (4th)
1938 NL  8 (2nd)
Career  163 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1924 NL  12 (1st)
1926 NL  12 (2nd)
1927 NL  12 (1st)
1928 NL  7 (2nd)
1930 NL  10 (1st)
1931 NL  8 (2nd)
1932 NL  11 (2nd)
1933 NL  4 (5th)
1934 NL  9 (2nd)
1937 NL  8 (4th)
1939 NL  8 (3rd)
Career  126 (95th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1925 NL  45 (4th)
1927 NL  40 (5th)
1930 NL  39 (1st)
1934 NL  25 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1924 NL  50 (3rd)
1925 NL  53 (2nd)
1926 NL  37 (4th)
1927 NL  43 (1st)
1928 NL  45 (2nd)
1930 NL  36 (1st)
1931 NL  32 (5th)
1932 NL  34 (4th)
1933 NL  35 (4th)
1934 NL  36 (1st)
1935 NL  35 (1st)
1936 NL  30 (3rd)
1937 NL  30 (4th)
1939 NL  21 (5th)
Career  574 (52nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1924 NL  53.2 (4th)
1925 NL  54.1 (3rd)
1926 NL  60.7 (1st)
1927 NL  51.8 (2nd)
1928 NL  67.2 (1st)
1931 NL  60.4 (1st)
1932 NL  64.2 (1st)
1933 NL  61.4 (2nd)
1934 NL  59.0 (1st)
1935 NL  60.3 (1st)
1936 NL  60.0 (3rd)
1937 NL  61.2 (2nd)
1939 NL  55.3 (3rd)
Career  56.1 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1924 NL  4.44 (3rd)
1925 NL  4.75 (1st)
1926 NL  4.47 (2nd)
1927 NL  4.59 (2nd)
1928 NL  4.73 (2nd)
1930 NL  5.25 (2nd)
1931 NL  4.88 (3rd)
1932 NL  4.78 (3rd)
1933 NL  4.48 (3rd)
1934 NL  5.36 (1st)
1935 NL  5.04 (2nd)
1936 NL  5.08 (2nd)
1938 NL  4.80 (2nd)
1939 NL  4.45 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1927 NL  .973 (5th)
1928 NL  .989 (1st)
1930 NL  .989 (1st)
1932 NL  .982 (5th)
1933 NL  .989 (3rd)
1934 NL  .996 (1st)
1935 NL  .984 (2nd)
1936 NL  .991 (1st)
1937 NL  .996 (1st)
1938 NL  .995 (1st)
1939 NL  .992 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1938 NL  born 1900-12-20 (8th)
1939 NL  born 1900-12-20 (4th)
1940 NL  born 1900-12-20 (3rd)
1941 NL  born 1900-12-20 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 69 (370), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 121 (117), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 48 (96), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (10th), 53.4 career WAR/30.3 7yr-peak WAR/41.8 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

  • Before 1922 Season: Sent from Worcester (Eastern) to the Chicago Cubs in an unknown transaction.
  • December 10, 1940: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Giants.
  • September 25, 1941: Released by the New York Giants.
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 29 Chicago Cubs $18,000 ? Undated HOF clip
1935 34 Chicago Cubs $17,289 ? 1/14/37 TSN, per government filings
1936 35 Chicago Cubs $19,355 ? 1/13/38 TSN, per government filings
1937 36 Chicago Cubs $17,500 ? 4/13/39 TSN, per government filings
1939 38 Chicago Cubs $20,000 ? AP, per J. Durso, The All-Amer $, p. 222
Career to date (may be incomplete)$92,144
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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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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