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Ralph Houk

Ralph George Houk (Major)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 193 lb.

Born: August 9, 1919 in Lawrence, KS
High School: Lawrence HS (Lawrence, KS)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1939. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1947 (Age 27.260)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Team: Yankees 1947-1954

Final Game: May 1, 1954 (Age 34.265)
Died: July 21, 2010 in Winter Haven, FL
Buried: Rolling Hills Cemetery, Winter Haven, FL
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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
1947 27 NYY AL 41 104 92 7 25 3 1 0 12 0 0 11 5 .272 .356 .326 .682 91 30 2 1 0 2
1948 28 NYY AL 14 29 29 3 8 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .276 .276 .345 .621 65 10 0 0 0 2
1949 29 NYY AL 5 7 7 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .571 .571 .571 1.143 203 4 0 0 0 /2
1950 30 NYY AL 10 9 9 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .111 .111 .222 .333 -15 2 0 0 0 /2
1951 31 NYY AL 3 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 10 1 0 0 0 /2
1952 32 NYY AL 9 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .429 .333 .762 120 2 0 0 0 /2
1953 33 NYY AL 8 9 9 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .222 .444 22 2 1 0 0 /2
1954 34 NYY AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0
8 Yrs 91 170 158 12 43 6 1 0 20 0 0 12 10 .272 .327 .323 .650 79 51 3 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 303 281 21 77 11 2 0 36 0 0 21 18 .272 .327 .323 .650 79 91 5 2 0

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
1947 27 NYY AL 41 104 -1 0 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .498 .500 0.3 -0.0 3 $3,600 2
1948 28 NYY AL 14 29 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .493 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 $5,125 2
1949 29 NYY AL 5 7 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .519 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $6,500 /2
1950 30 NYY AL 10 9 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $7,500 /2
1951 31 NYY AL 3 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .480 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $8,500 /2
1952 32 NYY AL 9 6 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $9,000 /2
1953 33 NYY AL 8 9 -1 0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .486 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $10,000 /2
1954 34 NYY AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .471 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $11,000
8 Seasons 91 170 -4 0 -0 -1 1 -4 -0.4 5 1 0.1 .496 .500 0.2 0.0 2 $61,225

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
1947 27 NYY AL 104 69 10 3.9 96 .287 .272 .262 .356 .341 .326 .376 .682 .717 91 .465 -0.8 -0.1 .609 .174 .054
1948 28 NYY AL 29 21 3 3.8 105 .276 .276 .272 .276 .357 .345 .393 .621 .750 65 .414 -1.6 -0.2 .476 .069 .069
1949 29 NYY AL 7 3 2 17.7 107 .667 .571 .271 .571 .363 .571 .393 1.143 .756 203 .923 1.0 0.1 1.333 .000 .000
1950 30 NYY AL 9 8 0 0.0 111 .143 .111 .275 .111 .361 .222 .412 .333 .773 -15 .000 -1.6 -0.2 .250 .111 .111
1951 31 NYY AL 5 4 0 0.0 99 .250 .200 .263 .200 .343 .200 .385 .400 .728 10 .000 -0.6 -0.1 .250 .000 .000
1952 32 NYY AL 6 4 1 6.8 91 .333 .333 .253 .429 .332 .333 .369 .762 .701 120 .709 0.2 0.0 .750 .167 .000
1953 33 NYY AL 9 8 0 0.0 99 .250 .222 .265 .222 .340 .222 .390 .444 .730 22 .000 -1.0 -0.1 .250 .000 .000
1954 34 NYY AL 1 1 0 0.0 96 .000 .000 .262 .000 .337 .000 .383 .000 .720 -100 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
8 Yrs 170 118 16 3.6 99 .291 .272 .264 .327 .345 .323 .383 .650 .728 79 .419 -4.6 -0.5 .542 .127 .051
162 Game Avg. 303 210 28 3.6 99 .291 .272 .264 .327 .345 .323 .383 .650 .728 79 .419 -4.6 -0.5 .542 .127 .051

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
1947 ❍ 27 NYY AL WS BRO W 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
1952 ❍ 32 NYY AL WS BRO W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 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
1947 27 NYY AL 104 0.0% 4.8% 10.6% 3.9% 16% 0.45 18.4 7.7 0.65 84%
1948 28 NYY AL 29 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.9% 25% 9.7 0.50 100%
1949 29 NYY AL 7 0.0% 14.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 7.0 7.0 1.00 86%
1950 30 NYY AL 9 0.0% 22.2% 0.0% 11.1% 100% 4.5 9.0 0.20 78%
1951 31 NYY AL 5 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 5.0 2.5 0.50 80%
1952 32 NYY AL 6 0.0% 0.0% 16.7% 0.0% 0% 0.00 0.33 100%
1953 33 NYY AL 9 0.0% 11.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 9.0 9.0 1.33 89%
1954 34 NYY AL 1 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100%
8 Yrs 170 0.0% 5.9% 7.1% 4.1% 16% 0.83 15.8 7.9 0.61 87%
MLB Averages 1.9% 10.0% 9.7% 6.4% 28% 1.03 8.8 46.7 8.1 0.97 77%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1947 27 NYY AL -0.8 -0.1 65 -0.0 0.7 -0.8 .72 0.1 -0.1 2.0 0.2 0.93 1.6 0
1948 28 NYY AL -1.6 -0.2 26 -0.0 0.3 -0.3 .68 -0.1 0.0 -1.5 -0.2 0.88 -2.0 0
1949 29 NYY AL 1.0 0.1 6 0.0 0.1 -0.1 .90 0.0 -0.0 0.9 0.1 0.99 0.4 0
1950 30 NYY AL -1.6 -0.2 8 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 1.00 -0.2 -0.0 -2.7 -0.3 0.95 -2.8 0
1951 31 NYY AL -0.6 -0.1 5 0.2 0.4 -0.2 2.64 -0.0 0.1 0.5 0.0 1.31 -0.5 0
1952 32 NYY AL 0.2 0.0 6 0.1 0.1 -0.0 .52 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.94 0.1 0.00 1
1953 33 NYY AL -1.0 -0.1 9 -0.2 0.2 -0.4 1.86 -0.1 0.0 -2.3 -0.2 1.17 -1.6 0
1954 34 NYY AL -0.3 -0.0 1 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .11 -0.0 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.86 -0.3 0.11 1
8 Yrs -4.6 -0.5 126 -0.2 1.8 -2.0 .88 -0.4 0.2 -2.7 -0.3 0.96 -5.0 0.05 2

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
1947 27 NYY AL 0 0 19% 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 43% 3 2 1 0 0 0 4 2 2
1948 28 NYY AL 0 0 38% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
1949 29 NYY AL 0 0 0% 3 0 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
1950 30 NYY AL 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 0
1951 31 NYY AL 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 0
1952 32 NYY AL 0 0 0% 3 0 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
1953 33 NYY AL 0 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
1954 34 NYY AL 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
8 Yrs 0 0 21% 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 46% 6 4 2 1 1 0 6 2 4

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
1947 27 NYY AL 65 54% 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 20% 4 1 25% 41 10 24% 2 2 100% 2 1 50% 39
1948 28 NYY AL 26 31% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0% 2 1 50% 15 3 20% 3 1 33% 0 0 3
1949 29 NYY AL 6 67% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 0 0 4 1 25% 0 0 0 0 1
1950 30 NYY AL 8 38% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 6 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 1
1951 31 NYY AL 5 80% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 6 2 33% 0 0 0 0 0
1952 32 NYY AL 6 83% 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 0 0 3 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1953 33 NYY AL 9 22% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25% 2 1 50% 11 1 9% 2 1 50% 2 1 50% 0
1954 34 NYY AL 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Yrs 126 48% 43 2 0 0 0 0.05 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 3 12% 10 3 30% 86 17 20% 8 4 50% 4 2 50% 44
MLB Averages 50% 649% 12% 33% 15% 51% 55%

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
1947 27 41 104 92 7 25 3 1 0 12 0 0 11 5 .272 .356 .326 .682 91 30 2 1 0
1948 28 55 133 121 10 33 5 1 0 15 0 0 11 5 .273 .338 .331 .669 85 40 2 1 0
1949 29 60 140 128 10 37 5 1 0 16 0 0 11 6 .289 .350 .344 .694 92 44 2 1 0
1950 30 70 149 137 10 38 6 1 0 17 0 0 11 8 .277 .336 .336 .671 85 46 2 1 0
1951 31 73 154 142 10 39 6 1 0 19 0 0 11 9 .275 .331 .331 .662 82 47 2 1 0
1952 32 82 160 148 10 41 6 1 0 19 0 0 12 9 .277 .335 .331 .666 84 49 2 1 0
1953 33 90 169 157 12 43 6 1 0 20 0 0 12 10 .274 .329 .325 .654 80 51 3 1 0
1954 34 91 170 158 12 43 6 1 0 20 0 0 12 10 .272 .327 .323 .650 79 51 3 1 0 0

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
1947 27 43 110 97 8 27 3 1 0 13 0 12 5 .278 .364 .330 .694 11 41
1948 28 15 31 31 3 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 .290 .290 .355 .645 3 14
1949 29 5 7 7 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .571 .571 .571 1.143 2 5
1950 30 10 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 10
1951 31 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 3
1952 32 9 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .429 .333 .762 1 9
1953 33 8 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 8
1954 34 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1
8 Yrs 94 179 165 11 42 5 1 0 17 0 13 10 .255 .313 .297 .610 17 91
162 Game Avg. 162 308 284 19 72 9 2 0 29 0 22 17 .255 .313 .297 .610 29 91



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Name and misspellings: Ralph George Major ralf Ralph Houk

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