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Buddy Hassett

John Aloysius Hassett

Positions: First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 5, 1911 in New York, NY
School: Manhattan College (New York, NY) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1936 (Age 24.222, 6,623rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1936 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Bees/Yankees/Braves 1936-1942

Last Game: September 27, 1942 (Age 31.022)
Died: August 23, 1997 in Westwood, NJ
Buried: Garden of Memories, Washington, NJ
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 21, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1612. Germany Schaefer… #1613. Dave Brain… #1614. Bob Brenly… #1615. BUDDY HASSETT… #1616. Rafael Ramirez… #1617. Brandon Belt… #1618. Gates Brown… 

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 24 BRO NL 156 683 635 79 197 29 11 3 82 5 35 17 .310 .350 .405 .755 102 257 9 4 9 *3
1937 25 BRO NL 137 595 556 71 169 31 6 1 53 13 20 19 .304 .334 .387 .721 94 215 13 5 14 *3/O879
1938 26 BRO NL 115 376 335 49 98 11 6 0 40 3 32 19 .293 .356 .361 .717 95 121 9 1 8 7O/39
1939 27 BSN NL 147 638 590 72 182 15 3 2 60 13 29 14 .308 .342 .354 .696 94 209 10 1 18 *3O9 MVP-25
1940 28 BSN NL 124 485 458 59 107 19 4 0 27 4 25 16 .234 .273 .293 .566 61 134 14 0 2 3O9
1941 29 BSN NL 118 449 405 59 120 9 4 1 33 10 36 15 .296 .354 .346 .699 103 140 6 0 8 3
1942 30 NYY AL 132 581 538 80 153 16 6 5 48 5 5 32 16 .284 .325 .364 .689 95 196 6 0 11 *3
7 Yrs 929 3807 3517 469 1026 130 40 12 343 53 5 209 116 .292 .333 .362 .695 93 1272 67 11 70
162 Game Avg. 162 664 613 82 179 23 7 2 60 9 36 20 .292 .333 .362 .695 93 222 12 2 12
BSN (3 yrs) 389 1572 1453 190 409 43 11 3 120 27 90 45 .281 .324 .332 .656 86 483 30 1 28
BRO (3 yrs) 408 1654 1526 199 464 71 23 4 175 21 87 55 .304 .346 .389 .734 98 593 31 10 31
NYY (1 yr) 132 581 538 80 153 16 6 5 48 5 5 32 16 .284 .325 .364 .689 95 196 6 0 11
NL (6 yrs) 797 3226 2979 389 873 114 34 7 295 48 177 100 .293 .335 .361 .696 92 1076 61 11 59
AL (1 yr) 132 581 538 80 153 16 6 5 48 5 5 32 16 .284 .325 .364 .689 95 196 6 0 11

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 24 BRO NL 156 683 3 -0 0 8 -7 3 0.3 22 25 2.6 .502 .502 1.7 0.1 17 *3
1937 25 BRO NL 137 595 -3 -1 0 5 -6 -5 -0.6 19 14 1.4 .496 .497 0.9 -0.2 9 *3/O879
1938 26 BRO NL 115 376 -1 -0 0 0 -4 -5 -0.6 12 7 0.7 .495 .497 0.7 -0.5 7 7O/39
1939 27 BSN NL 147 638 -2 -1 0 3 -7 -7 -0.9 21 14 1.3 .495 .495 1.1 -0.5 11 *3O9 MVP-25
1940 28 BSN NL 124 485 -21 -0 0 0 -5 -27 -3.0 17 -10 -1.2 .477 .482 -1.2 -0.6 -10 3O9
1941 29 BSN NL 118 449 3 -1 0 2 -5 -0 -0.1 15 15 1.5 .500 .500 1.3 -0.3 13 $7,500 3
1942 30 NYY AL 132 581 -3 -0 0 7 -6 -3 -0.2 16 14 1.3 .498 .498 0.6 0.1 7 $7,500 *3
7 Seasons 929 3807 -25 -4 0 25 -40 -44 -5.2 122 79 7.6 .495 .496 5.1 -1.8 54 $15,000
BSN (3 yrs) 389 1572 -20 -2 0 5 -17 -34 -4.0 53 19 1.6 .491 .493 1.2 -1.4 14 $7,500
BRO (3 yrs) 408 1654 -2 -1 0 13 -17 -7 -1.0 53 46 4.7 .498 .499 3.3 -0.6 33
NYY (1 yr) 132 581 -3 -0 0 7 -6 -3 -0.2 16 14 1.3 .498 .498 0.6 0.1 7 $7,500

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
1942 30 NYY AL WS STL L 3 9 9 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .444 .778 4 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 9 9 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .444 .778 4 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 Awards
1936 BRO NL 24 1B 156 156 156 1548 1401 121 26 89 .983 9.76 .990 10.15
1937 BRO NL 25 1B 131 128 123 1261 1125 116 20 96 .984 9.47 .989 10.31
1937 BRO NL 25 OF 7 7 4 16 15 0 1 0 .938 2.14 .974 2.24
1937 BRO NL 25 CF 6 6 3 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .977 2.63
1937 BRO NL 25 LF 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .970 2.10
1937 BRO NL 25 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1938 BRO NL 26 LF 72 69 63 163 154 0 9 0 .945 2.14 .971 2.23
1938 BRO NL 26 OF 71 69 63 163 154 0 9 0 .945 2.17 .976 2.34
1938 BRO NL 26 1B 8 6 6 76 61 13 2 6 .974 9.25 .992 10.48
1938 BRO NL 26 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1939 BSN NL 27 1B 123 121 119 1274 1143 112 19 127 .985 10.20 .989 10.24 MVP-25
1939 BSN NL 27 OF 23 23 20 44 41 2 1 0 .977 1.87 .975 2.32 MVP-25
1939 BSN NL 27 RF 23 23 20 44 41 2 1 1 .977 1.87 .973 2.12 MVP-25
1940 BSN NL 28 1B 98 96 92 989 877 91 21 102 .979 9.88 .990 10.47
1940 BSN NL 28 OF 13 13 5 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 1.69 .977 2.32
1940 BSN NL 28 RF 13 13 5 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 1.69 .973 2.02
1941 BSN NL 29 1B 99 95 89 982 895 78 9 92 .991 9.83 .989 10.16
1942 NYY AL 30 1B 132 125 123 1257 1128 118 11 130 .991 9.44 .989 10.08
7 Seasons 1B 747 727 708 7387 6630 649 108 642 .985 9.74 .989 10.23
4 Seasons OF 114 112 92 245 232 2 11 0 .955 2.05 .976 2.33
2 Seasons LF 73 70 64 164 154 0 10 0 .939 2.11 .971 2.23
4 Seasons RF 38 36 25 66 63 2 1 1 .985 1.71 .973 2.08
1 Season CF 6 6 3 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 .977 2.63
7 Seasons TOT 861 839 800 7632 6862 651 119 642 .984 8.73 .989 9.18
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))
1939 NL (25, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

Games Played s c a p y
1936 NL  156 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1936 NL  635 (5th)
1939 NL  590 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1936 NL  683 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1936 NL  197 (6th)
1937 NL  169 (9th)
1939 NL  182 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1937 NL  31 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1936 NL  11 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1937 NL  13 (3rd)
1939 NL  13 (5th)
1941 NL  10 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1936 NL  154 (3rd)
1937 NL  131 (10th)
1939 NL  162 (1st)
1942 AL  126 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1937 NL  5 (4th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1937 NL  14 (3rd)
1939 NL  18 (7th)
1942 AL  11 (9th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1936 NL  37.4 (2nd)
1937 NL  29.3 (3rd)
1939 NL  42.1 (2nd)
1940 NL  28.6 (5th)
1941 NL  27.0 (9th)
1942 AL  33.6 (5th)
Career  30.3 (22nd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1936 NL  456 (5th)
1939 NL  436 (8th)

Putoutss c a p y
1936 NL  1,401 (3rd)
1937 NL  1,140 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1936 NL  156 (1st)
1937 NL  131 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1936 NL  1,401 (3rd)
1937 NL  1,125 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1936 NL  121 (1st)
1937 NL  116 (1st)
1939 NL  112 (2nd)
1940 NL  91 (4th)
1942 AL  118 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1936 NL  26 (1st)
1937 NL  20 (1st)
1939 NL  19 (1st)
1940 NL  21 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1937 NL  96 (5th)
1939 NL  127 (4th)
1942 AL  130 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1938 NL  9 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1938 NL  9 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1940 NL  9.88 (5th)
Career  9.74 (84th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1942 AL  .991 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 21 (1010), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1369), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (230th), 7.6 career WAR/7.6 7yr-peak WAR/7.6 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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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
1941 29 Boston Braves $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
29 New York Yankees $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 30 New York Yankees $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$22,500
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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