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Solly Hemus

Solomon Joseph Hemus

Positions: Shortstop, Pinch Hitter and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: April 17, 1923 in Phoenix, AZ
High School: St. Augustine HS (San Diego, CA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 27, 1949 (Age 26.010, 8,181st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Phillies 1949-1959

Final Game: June 14, 1959 (Age 36.058)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 24, 2014 8:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #797. Duffy Lewis… #798. Mookie Wilson… #799. Stan Spence… #800. SOLLY HEMUS… #801. Eddie Miller… #802. Tony Taylor… #803. Dickie Thon… 

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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
1949 26 STL NL 20 40 33 8 11 1 0 0 2 0 7 3 .333 .450 .364 .814 117 12 1 0 0 4
1950 27 STL NL 11 17 15 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 .133 .235 .200 .435 14 3 0 0 0 /5
1951 28 STL NL 120 507 420 68 118 18 9 2 32 7 7 75 31 .281 .395 .381 .776 110 160 6 4 8 *64
1952 29 STL NL 151 690 570 105 153 28 8 15 52 1 5 96 55 .268 .392 .425 .817 126 242 11 20 4 *6/5 MVP-31
1953 30 STL NL 154 691 585 110 163 32 11 14 61 2 1 86 40 .279 .382 .443 .825 114 259 10 12 7 *6/4
1954 31 STL NL 124 276 214 43 65 15 3 2 27 5 1 55 27 .304 .453 .430 .883 133 92 1 5 0 2 654
1955 32 STL NL 96 240 206 36 50 10 2 5 21 1 1 27 22 .243 .335 .383 .718 91 79 2 2 4 1 0 54/6
1956 33 TOT NL 86 233 192 25 55 10 4 5 26 1 1 29 21 .286 .398 .458 .857 132 88 6 8 2 2 2 4/5
1956 33 STL NL 8 8 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .200 .429 .200 .629 78 1 0 1 1 0 0
1956 33 PHI NL 78 225 187 24 54 10 4 5 24 1 1 28 21 .289 .397 .465 .863 134 87 6 7 1 2 2 4/5
1957 34 PHI NL 70 130 108 8 20 6 1 0 5 1 1 20 8 .185 .323 .259 .582 62 28 8 2 0 0 4 4
1958 35 PHI NL 105 401 334 53 95 14 3 8 36 3 1 51 34 .284 .390 .416 .806 115 139 4 8 6 2 6 4/5
1959 36 STL NL 24 26 17 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 8 2 .235 .500 .353 .853 128 6 0 1 0 0 0 /45
11 Yrs 961 3251 2694 459 736 137 41 51 263 21 18 456 247 .273 .390 .411 .801 115 1108 49 62 31 7 12
162 Game Avg. 162 548 454 77 124 23 7 9 44 4 77 42 .273 .390 .411 .801 115 187 8 10 5
STL (9 yrs) 708 2495 2065 374 567 107 33 38 198 16 15 357 184 .275 .392 .414 .806 116 854 31 45 24 3 0
PHI (3 yrs) 253 756 629 85 169 30 8 13 65 5 3 99 63 .269 .381 .404 .784 112 254 18 17 7 4 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
1949 26 STL NL 20 40 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 2 4 0.4 .511 .501 0.4 0.1 4 4
1950 27 STL NL 11 17 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /5
1951 28 STL NL 120 507 9 -2 0 8 7 23 2.3 19 42 4.2 .520 .515 3.5 1.6 34 *64
1952 29 STL NL 151 690 24 0 -1 7 10 40 4.2 24 64 6.7 .529 .527 6.0 1.8 57 *6/5 MVP-31
1953 30 STL NL 154 691 17 -0 1 6 9 33 3.0 25 58 5.5 .521 .520 5.1 1.4 52 *6/4
1954 31 STL NL 124 276 15 3 2 3 4 26 2.6 10 37 3.7 .522 .517 3.4 0.6 34 654
1955 32 STL NL 96 240 -3 2 0 1 1 1 0.0 9 10 0.9 .501 .501 0.9 0.1 9 54/6
1956 33 STL NL 8 8 -0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0
1956 33 PHI NL 78 225 10 1 0 -2 2 11 1.1 8 20 1.9 .515 .507 2.3 -0.1 22 4/5
1957 34 PHI NL 70 130 -7 -0 -1 -0 1 -8 -0.9 5 -3 -0.4 .488 .495 -0.3 -0.0 -3 4
1958 35 PHI NL 105 401 8 -2 2 -2 3 9 0.9 15 24 2.4 .509 .506 2.7 0.0 26 4/5
1959 36 STL NL 24 26 1 -0 0 1 0 2 0.3 1 4 0.4 .511 .502 0.2 0.1 2 /45
11 Seasons 961 3251 74 2 4 22 36 138 13.5 120 258 25.6 .515 .512 24.1 5.5 236
STL (9 yrs) 708 2495 64 3 2 26 31 126 12.5 91 217 21.6 .518 .516 19.4 5.6 190
PHI (3 yrs) 253 756 11 -1 2 -4 5 12 1.0 28 41 3.9 .505 .503 4.7 -0.1 45

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1949 STL NL 26 2B 16 7 6 54 29 24 1 4 .981 3.31 .976 5.57
1950 STL NL 27 3B 5 2 2 23.0 10 2 8 0 1 1.000 3.91 2.00 .948 3.33 3.28
1951 STL NL 28 SS 105 102 96 903.1 544 181 344 19 72 .965 5.23 5.00 .955 4.89 4.87
1951 STL NL 28 2B 12 12 10 108.0 74 40 32 2 14 .973 6.00 6.00 .976 5.70 5.68
1952 STL NL 29 SS 148 148 140 1294.1 734 253 452 29 104 .960 4.90 4.76 .960 5.04 5.00 MVP-31
1952 STL NL 29 3B 2 2 2 18.0 11 3 7 1 0 .909 5.00 5.00 .954 3.15 3.10 MVP-31
1953 STL NL 30 SS 150 144 139 1277.0 760 257 476 27 90 .964 6 6 5.17 4.89 .958 5.04 4.94
1953 STL NL 30 2B 3 2 1 13.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -65 0.69 0.33 .970 5.47 5.33
1954 STL NL 31 SS 66 25 11 271.1 160 49 102 9 18 .944 2 7 5.01 2.29 .959 5.15 5.12
1954 STL NL 31 3B 27 4 4 83.0 34 9 24 1 3 .971 2 35 3.58 1.22 .952 3.17 3.15
1954 STL NL 31 2B 12 9 9 85.0 52 27 25 0 8 1.000 -1 -10 5.51 4.33 .976 5.57 5.54
1955 STL NL 32 3B 43 40 15 290.1 113 38 70 5 7 .956 -0 -1 3.35 2.51 .951 3.13 3.10
1955 STL NL 32 2B 10 7 5 67.1 38 18 20 0 3 1.000 2 32 5.08 3.80 .974 5.48 5.43
1955 STL NL 32 SS 2 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 3.00 0.50 .960 5.10 5.00
1956 PHI NL 33 2B 49 43 34 382.0 192 94 93 5 18 .974 -1 -4 4.41 3.82 .980 5.34 5.28
1956 PHI NL 33 3B 1 1 1 9.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -53 3.00 3.00 .957 3.00 3.00
1957 PHI NL 34 2B 24 21 10 172.2 98 51 45 2 10 .980 -0 -2 5.00 4.00 .977 5.37 5.41
1958 PHI NL 35 2B 85 78 70 714.2 421 188 220 13 52 .969 -2 -4 5.14 4.80 .975 5.33 5.30
1958 PHI NL 35 3B 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.20
1959 STL NL 36 2B 1 1 0 5.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1 144 5.40 3.00 .977 5.22 5.20
1959 STL NL 36 3B 1 1 0 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1 360 9.00 2.00 .950 3.15 2.90
5 Seasons SS 471 419 386 3749.0 2199 740 1375 84 284 .962 8 2 5.08 4.49 .958 5.01 4.97
9 Seasons 2B 212 180 145 1547.2 933 447 463 23 109 .975 -3 -2 4.98 4.29 .976 5.38 5.37
7 Seasons 3B 80 50 24 425.1 173 53 113 7 11 .960 2 6 3.51 2.08 .951 3.15 3.12
11 Seasons TOT 763 649 555 5722.0 3305 1240 1951 114 404 .966 7 1 4.94 4.18 .963 4.97 4.89
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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

Hall of Fame
1966 BBWAA ( 0.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1952 NL (31, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1548th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1952 NL  6.7 (5th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1952 NL  6.7 (3rd)
1953 NL  5.5 (8th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1952 NL  6.0 (3rd)
1953 NL  5.1 (8th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1951 NL  1.6 (4th)
1952 NL  1.8 (1st)
1953 NL  1.4 (6th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1951 NL  .395 (6th)
1952 NL  .392 (3rd)
Career  .390 (103rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1952 NL  .817 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1952 NL  151 (10th)
1953 NL  154 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1952 NL  690 (3rd)
1953 NL  691 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1952 NL  105 (1st)
1953 NL  110 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1951 NL  9 (6th)
1952 NL  8 (7th)
1953 NL  11 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1952 NL  96 (4th)
1953 NL  86 (5th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1952 NL  126 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1952 NL  26 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1952 NL  2.6 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1952 NL  269 (3rd)
1953 NL  261 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1952 NL  20 (1st)
1953 NL  12 (1st)
1954 NL  5 (6th)
1956 NL  8 (2nd)
1958 NL  8 (1st)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1951 NL  7 (7th)

Assistss c a p y
1952 NL  459 (5th)
1953 NL  477 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1952 NL  30 (2nd)
1953 NL  27 (5th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1952 NL  148 (4th)
1953 NL  150 (2nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1952 NL  253 (5th)
1953 NL  257 (4th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1951 NL  344 (5th)
1952 NL  452 (3rd)
1953 NL  476 (3rd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1951 NL  19 (5th)
1952 NL  29 (2nd)
1953 NL  27 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1951 NL  72 (5th)
1952 NL  104 (2nd)
1953 NL  90 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1954 NL  2 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1953 NL  6 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1951 NL  5.23 (1st)
1953 NL  5.17 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1951 NL  5.00 (1st)
1953 NL  4.89 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1951 NL  .965 (2nd)
1952 NL  .960 (5th)
1953 NL  .964 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 3 (537), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 15 (1209), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 12 (1124), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1536), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (77th), 25.6 career WAR/25.4 7yr-peak WAR/25.5 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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