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Kirby Higbe

Walter Kirby Higbe

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: April 8, 1915 in Columbia, SC(All Transactions)
Debut: October 3, 1937 (Age 22.178)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1939 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Pirates/Phillies/Giants/Cubs 1937-1950

Final Game: July 7, 1950 (Age 35.090)
Died: May 6, 1985 in Columbia, SC
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC
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Standard Batting

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
1937 22 CHC NL 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1938 23 CHC NL 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1939 24 TOT NL 43 80 73 5 13 2 0 0 6 0 0 18 .178 .178 .205 .384 5 15 2 0 7 1
1939 24 CHC NL 9 8 7 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .286 .286 .429 .714 88 3 0 0 1 /1
1939 24 PHI NL 34 72 66 5 11 1 0 0 5 0 0 15 .167 .167 .182 .348 -4 12 2 0 6 1
1940 ★ 25 PHI NL 41 109 103 5 17 1 1 0 3 0 3 26 .165 .189 .194 .383 8 20 4 0 3 1 AS,MVP-21
1941 26 BRO NL 48 122 112 6 21 3 1 0 14 0 4 23 .188 .216 .232 .448 24 26 6 0 6 1 MVP-7
1942 27 BRO NL 38 84 77 2 8 2 0 0 8 0 0 16 .104 .104 .130 .234 -32 10 2 0 7 1
1943 28 BRO NL 35 72 65 2 9 0 0 1 1 0 3 12 .138 .176 .185 .361 4 12 1 0 4 1
1946 ★ 31 BRO NL 42 83 77 5 10 2 0 0 7 0 0 11 .130 .130 .156 .286 -20 12 0 0 6 1 AS,MVP-15
1947 32 TOT NL 50 85 77 6 11 3 0 1 4 0 2 12 .143 .165 .221 .385 0 17 2 0 6 1
1947 32 BRO NL 4 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 54 2 0 0 0 /1
1947 32 PIT NL 46 80 72 6 10 2 0 1 4 0 2 11 .139 .162 .208 .370 -4 15 2 0 6 1
1948 33 PIT NL 56 48 48 4 10 1 0 1 3 0 0 11 .208 .208 .292 .500 33 14 2 0 0 1
1949 34 TOT NL 44 21 18 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 .056 .190 .056 .246 -31 1 0 0 0 1
1949 34 PIT NL 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1949 34 NYG NL 37 18 15 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 .067 .222 .067 .289 -19 1 0 0 0 1
1950 35 NYG NL 18 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 31 1 0 0 0 1
12 Yrs 418 714 660 35 101 14 2 3 47 0 15 135 .153 .172 .194 .366 1 128 19 0 39
162 Game Avg. 162 277 256 14 39 5 1 1 18 0 6 52 .153 .172 .194 .366 1 50 7 0 15
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
BRO (5 yrs) 167 366 336 15 49 8 1 1 30 0 7 63 .146 .163 .185 .348 -2 62 9 0 23
PIT (3 yrs) 109 131 123 10 20 3 0 2 7 0 2 22 .163 .176 .236 .412 8 29 4 0 6
CHC (3 yrs) 12 14 13 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 .154 .154 .231 .385 2 3 0 0 1
NYG (2 yrs) 55 22 19 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 .105 .227 .105 .333 -8 2 0 0 0
PHI (2 yrs) 75 181 169 10 28 2 1 0 8 0 3 41 .166 .180 .189 .370 3 32 6 0 9

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
1937 22 CHC NL 1 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .447 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1938 23 CHC NL 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .475 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1939 24 CHC NL 9 8 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1939 24 PHI NL 34 72 -10 0 0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1940 ★ 25 PHI NL 41 109 -13 0 0 0 12 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1 AS,MVP-21
1941 26 BRO NL 48 122 -12 0 0 0 13 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1 MVP-7
1942 27 BRO NL 38 84 -13 0 0 0 8 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .485 .497 -0.6 -0.0 -5 1
1943 28 BRO NL 35 72 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1946 ★ 31 BRO NL 42 83 -12 0 0 0 8 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $15,000 1 AS,MVP-15
1947 32 BRO NL 4 5 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .504 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $17,500 /1
1947 32 PIT NL 46 80 -12 0 0 0 9 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .494 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1948 33 PIT NL 56 48 -5 -0 0 0 5 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1949 34 PIT NL 7 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .493 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1949 34 NYG NL 37 18 -2 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1950 35 NYG NL 18 4 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
12 Seasons 418 714 -90 1 0 0 74 -15 -1.8 0 -15 -1.8 .496 .499 -1.7 -0.0 -15 $32,500
BRO (5 yrs) 167 366 -46 0 0 0 36 -9 -1.1 0 -9 -1.1 .494 .498 -1.1 -0.0 -9 $32,500
PIT (3 yrs) 109 131 -17 0 0 0 14 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .497 .499 -0.3 0.0 -3
CHC (3 yrs) 12 14 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
NYG (2 yrs) 55 22 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.0 0 -1 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -1
PHI (2 yrs) 75 181 -23 0 0 0 20 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .496 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -3

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1937 22 CHC NL 3 3 0 0.0 105 .000 .000 .285 .000 .347 .000 .404 .000 .751 -100 .000 -0.8 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1938 23 CHC NL 3 3 0 0.0 101 .000 .000 .278 .000 .343 .000 .396 .000 .739 -100 .000 -0.8 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1939 24 TOT NL 80 69 3 1.2 99 .236 .178 .274 .178 .339 .205 .391 .384 .730 5 .076 -9.7 -1.0 .242 .027 .027
1939 24 CHC NL 8 6 1 4.4 105 .500 .286 .283 .286 .349 .429 .404 .714 .753 88 .488 -0.1 -0.0 .600 .143 .143
1939 24 PHI NL 72 63 2 0.8 98 .216 .167 .273 .167 .338 .182 .390 .348 .728 -4 .044 -9.6 -1.0 .211 .015 .015
1940 25 PHI NL 109 93 4 1.2 94 .221 .165 .266 .189 .330 .194 .382 .383 .712 8 .081 -13.0 -1.3 .256 .058 .029
1941 26 BRO NL 122 103 6 1.6 98 .236 .188 .272 .216 .343 .232 .383 .448 .725 24 .143 -12.1 -1.3 .309 .080 .045
1942 27 BRO NL 84 78 1 0.4 88 .131 .104 .258 .104 .331 .130 .359 .234 .689 -32 .012 -13.2 -1.5 .141 .026 .026
1943 28 BRO NL 72 61 2 0.9 90 .154 .138 .266 .176 .335 .185 .361 .361 .695 4 .061 -8.4 -0.9 .263 .092 .046 .0
1946 31 BRO NL 83 73 2 0.7 94 .152 .130 .264 .130 .339 .156 .369 .286 .709 -20 .042 -12.4 -1.3 .179 .026 .026
1947 32 TOT NL 85 74 2 0.7 108 .156 .143 .278 .165 .353 .221 .412 .385 .765 0 .032 -11.5 -1.1 .279 .104 .078 .0
1947 32 BRO NL 5 4 0 0.0 108 .250 .200 .278 .200 .353 .400 .412 .600 .765 54 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .500 .200 .200
1947 32 PIT NL 80 70 2 0.8 108 .150 .139 .278 .162 .354 .208 .412 .370 .765 -4 .035 -11.2 -1.1 .266 .097 .069 .0
1948 33 PIT NL 48 40 3 2.0 104 .250 .208 .271 .208 .346 .292 .402 .500 .748 33 .186 -4.8 -0.5 .350 .083 .083 .0
1949 34 TOT NL 21 17 0 0.0 104 .071 .056 .271 .190 .344 .056 .405 .246 .750 -31 .000 -3.4 -0.3 .235 .167 .000
1949 34 PIT NL 3 3 0 0.0 105 .000 .000 .273 .000 .347 .000 .408 .000 .755 -100 .000 -0.9 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1949 34 NYG NL 18 14 0 0.0 104 .091 .067 .270 .222 .344 .067 .405 .289 .749 -19 .000 -2.5 -0.2 .286 .200 .000
1950 35 NYG NL 4 3 0 0.0 109 .250 .250 .271 .250 .348 .250 .420 .500 .768 31 .000 -0.4 -0.0 .333 .000 .000
12 Yrs 714 617 23 1.0 97 .188 .153 .269 .172 .339 .194 .383 .366 .722 1 .066 -90.6 -9.5 .247 .064 .041 .0
162 Game Avg. 277 239 9 1.0 97 .188 .153 .269 .172 .339 .194 .383 .366 .722 1 .066 -90.6 -9.5 .247 .064 .041
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
BRO (5 yrs) 366 319 11 0.9 93 .176 .146 .266 .163 .338 .185 .370 .348 .708 -2 .064 -46.4 -5.0 .233 .060 .039 .0
PIT (3 yrs) 131 113 5 1.2 107 .182 .163 .275 .176 .350 .236 .408 .412 .758 8 .077 -16.9 -1.7 .290 .089 .073 .0
CHC (3 yrs) 14 12 1 2.2 104 .250 .154 .282 .154 .347 .231 .402 .385 .749 2 .215 -1.8 -0.2 .273 .077 .077
NYG (2 yrs) 22 17 0 0.0 105 .133 .105 .270 .227 .345 .105 .408 .333 .753 -8 -3.0 -0.3 .294 .158 .000
PHI (2 yrs) 181 156 6 1.0 96 .219 .166 .269 .180 .333 .189 .385 .370 .718 3 .065 -22.5 -2.3 .238 .041 .024

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
1941 26 BRO NL WS NYY L 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1940 PHI NL 25 DNP
1946 BRO NL 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1937 22 CHC NL 3 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 3.0 67%
1938 23 CHC NL 3 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 3.0 67%
1939 24 TOT NL 80 0.0% 22.5% 0.0% 2.5% 15% 4.1 12.2 69%
1939 24 CHC NL 8 0.0% 37.5% 0.0% 12.5% 50% 2.3 7.0 50%
1939 24 PHI NL 72 0.0% 20.8% 0.0% 1.4% 9% 4.4 13.2 71%
1940 25 PHI NL 109 0.0% 23.9% 2.8% 1.8% 12% 8.67 4.0 34.3 2.36 71%
1941 26 BRO NL 122 0.0% 18.9% 3.3% 3.3% 19% 5.75 4.9 8.0 1.82 73%
1942 27 BRO NL 84 0.0% 19.1% 0.0% 2.4% 25% 4.8 9.6 1.61 73%
1943 28 BRO NL 72 1.4% 16.7% 4.2% 1.4% 11% 4.00 5.4 65.0 65.0 1.72 72%
1946 31 BRO NL 83 0.0% 13.3% 0.0% 2.4% 20% 7.0 11.0 1.35 80%
1947 32 TOT NL 85 1.2% 14.1% 2.4% 4.7% 36% 6.00 6.4 77.0 19.3 1.87 75%
1947 32 BRO NL 5 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 20.0% 100% 5.0 2.00 80%
1947 32 PIT NL 80 1.3% 13.8% 2.5% 3.8% 30% 5.50 6.5 72.0 18.0 1.86 75%
1948 33 PIT NL 48 2.1% 22.9% 0.0% 4.2% 20% 4.4 48.0 16.0 5.67 75%
1949 34 TOT NL 21 0.0% 19.1% 14.3% 0.0% 0% 1.33 4.5 18.0 3.50 67%
1949 34 PIT NL 3 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100%
1949 34 NYG NL 18 0.0% 22.2% 16.7% 0.0% 0% 1.33 3.8 15.0 2.00 61%
1950 35 NYG NL 4 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 2.00 100%
12 Yrs 714 0.4% 18.9% 2.1% 2.7% 19% 9.00 4.9 220.0 14.0 1.84 73%
MLB Averages 1.5% 9.2% 9.2% 6.3% 27% 1.00 9.6 61.3 8.3 0.97 78%
PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1937 22 CHC NL -0.8 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 23 CHC NL -0.8 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 24 TOT NL -9.7 -1.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1939 24 CHC NL -0.1 -0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1939 24 PHI NL -9.6 -1.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1940 25 PHI NL -13.0 -1.3 58 -0.6 0.6 -1.2 1.01 -0.8 0.1 -6.9 -0.7 0.94 -8.2 0
1941 26 BRO NL -12.1 -1.3 123 -1.6 1.1 -2.7 .89 -1.3 -0.5 -14.7 -1.5 1.05 -14.1 0
1942 27 BRO NL -13.2 -1.5 85 -1.0 0.5 -1.5 .87 -1.2 -0.0 -12.4 -1.4 1.03 -12.8 0
1943 28 BRO NL -8.4 -0.9 72 -1.0 0.4 -1.4 .89 -0.9 -0.2 -11.0 -1.2 0.95 -9.9 0
1946 31 BRO NL -12.4 -1.3 83 -1.0 0.6 -1.6 .91 -1.3 0.2 -11.8 -1.3 1.08 -12.7 0
1947 32 TOT NL -11.5 -1.1 62 -0.6 0.6 -1.2 .79 -0.5 -0.2 -9.2 -0.9 0.92 -8.1 0
1947 32 BRO NL -0.3 -0.0 5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .85 -0.0 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1 1.33 -0.7 0
1947 32 PIT NL -11.2 -1.1 57 -0.5 0.6 -1.0 .79 -0.5 -0.1 -7.8 -0.8 0.88 -7.5 0
1948 33 PIT NL -4.8 -0.5 35 -0.4 0.3 -0.7 .89 -0.2 -0.2 -5.0 -0.5 1.01 -3.1 0
1949 34 TOT NL -3.4 -0.3 17 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 .75 -0.2 0.1 -1.7 -0.2 0.97 -2.5 0
1949 34 PIT NL -0.9 -0.1 3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 1.03 -0.1 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.75 -0.9 0
1949 34 NYG NL -2.5 -0.2 14 -0.0 0.1 -0.1 .69 -0.1 0.1 -1.1 -0.1 1.02 -1.6 0
1950 35 NYG NL -0.4 -0.0 4 0.0 0.1 -0.1 1.43 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.0 0.69 -0.5 0
12 Yrs -90.6 -9.5 539 -6.3 4.2 -10.5 .89 -6.5 -0.6 -72.7 -7.6 1.00 -71.9 0
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1940 25 PHI NL 3 0 25% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25% 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
1941 26 BRO NL 2 0 24% 33 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 38% 4 3 0 1 0 0 3 0 3
1942 27 BRO NL 2 0 25% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
1943 28 BRO NL 0 0 9% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25% 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1946 31 BRO NL 0 0 50% 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38% 4 2 2 1 1 0 3 2 1
1947 32 TOT NL 1 0 42% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1947 32 BRO NL 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 32 PIT NL 1 0 46% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1948 33 PIT NL 0 0 33% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1949 34 TOT NL 0 0 0% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 34 PIT NL 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 34 NYG NL 0 0 0% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 35 NYG NL 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Yrs 8 0 28% 122 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 34% 20 16 3 5 3 1 10 2 8

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1940 25 PHI NL 58 19% 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 4 33% 12 1 8% 37 3 8% 3 1 33% 3 1 33% 51
1941 26 BRO NL 122 21% 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 6 29 6 21% 26 2 8% 97 14 14% 9 3 33% 1 1 100% 0
1942 27 BRO NL 84 31% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 17 2 12% 24 6 25% 70 9 13% 9 6 67% 3 0 0% 0
1943 28 BRO NL 72 35% 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 11 1 9% 15 3 20% 42 0 0% 3 0 0% 1 1 100% 0
1946 31 BRO NL 83 46% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 6 18 0 0% 17 3 18% 65 7 11% 11 5 45% 6 3 50% 0
1947 32 TOT NL 62 11% 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 6 9 2 22% 12 6 50% 38 2 5% 2 1 50% 1 0 0% 23
1947 32 BRO NL 5 40% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 8 0 0% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
1947 32 PIT NL 57 9% 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 8 2 25% 11 6 55% 30 2 7% 1 1 100% 0 0 23
1948 33 PIT NL 35 9% 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 2 29% 8 1 13% 27 1 4% 2 0 0% 2 2 100% 13
1949 34 TOT NL 16 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0% 3 0 0% 11 1 9% 0 0 0 0 5
1949 34 PIT NL 3 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 2 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1949 34 NYG NL 13 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 2 0 0% 9 1 11% 0 0 0 0 5
1950 35 NYG NL 4 75% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
12 Yrs 536 26% 101 0 0 0 0 3 0 27 2 0 2 1 0 39 108 19 18% 117 22 19% 388 37 10% 39 16 41% 17 8 47% 175
MLB Averages 49% 22% 34% 15% 51% 56%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1937 22 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1938 23 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1939 24 46 86 79 5 13 2 0 0 6 0 0 20 .165 .165 .190 .354 -3 15 2 0 7
1940 25 87 195 182 10 30 3 1 0 9 0 3 46 .165 .178 .192 .371 3 35 6 0 10
1941 26 135 317 294 16 51 6 2 0 23 0 7 69 .173 .193 .207 .400 11 61 12 0 16
1942 27 173 401 371 18 59 8 2 0 31 0 7 85 .159 .175 .191 .366 2 71 14 0 23
1943 28 208 473 436 20 68 8 2 1 32 0 10 97 .156 .175 .190 .365 3 83 15 0 27
1944 29 208 473 436 20 68 8 2 1 32 0 10 97 .156 .175 .190 .365 3 83 15 0 27
1945 30 208 473 436 20 68 8 2 1 32 0 10 97 .156 .175 .190 .365 3 83 15 0 27
1946 31 250 556 513 25 78 10 2 1 39 0 10 108 .152 .168 .185 .353 -1 95 15 0 33
1947 32 300 641 590 31 89 13 2 2 43 0 12 120 .151 .168 .190 .358 -1 112 17 0 39
1948 33 356 689 638 35 99 14 2 3 46 0 12 131 .155 .171 .197 .368 2 126 19 0 39
1949 34 400 710 656 35 100 14 2 3 47 0 15 135 .152 .171 .194 .365 1 127 19 0 39
1950 35 418 714 660 35 101 14 2 3 47 0 15 135 .153 .172 .194 .366 1 128 19 0 39

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1937 22 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1
1938 23 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 2
1939 24 45 85 78 6 15 2 0 0 7 0 0 19 .192 .192 .218 .410 3 43
1940 25 43 114 108 6 18 1 1 0 3 0 3 27 .167 .189 .194 .384 4 41
1941 26 50 128 118 7 23 3 1 0 16 0 4 24 .195 .221 .237 .459 6 48
1942 27 40 88 81 2 8 2 0 0 8 0 0 17 .099 .099 .123 .222 1 38
1943 28 37 75 68 2 9 0 0 1 1 0 3 13 .132 .169 .176 .345 2 35
1946 31 44 88 82 7 12 2 0 0 9 0 0 11 .146 .146 .171 .317 2 42
1947 32 52 89 81 7 12 3 0 1 4 0 2 13 .148 .169 .222 .391 3 50
1948 33 59 51 51 4 11 1 0 1 3 0 0 11 .216 .216 .294 .510 3 56
1949 34 46 22 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 .000 .136 .000 .136 0 44
1950 35 19 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 18
12 Yrs 438 750 696 41 108 14 2 3 51 0 15 141 .155 .173 .194 .367 24 418
162 Game Avg. 162 277 257 15 40 5 1 1 19 0 6 52 .155 .173 .194 .367 9 418



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1940 NL (21, 3%)
1941 NL (7, 19%)
1946 NL (15, 5%)
0.27 Career Shares (653rd)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Walter Kirby Higbe

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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