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Nippy Jones

Vernal Leroy Jones

Positions: First Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: June 29, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Fremont HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1943. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 9, 1946 (Age 20.345, 7,883rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Braves/Phillies 1946-1957

Last Game: September 29, 1957 (Age 32.092)
Died: October 3, 1995 in Sacramento, CA
Buried: Southeast Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, CA
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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
1946 21 STL NL 16 14 12 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 .333 .429 .333 .762 114 4 2 0 0 /4
1947 22 STL NL 23 77 73 6 18 4 0 1 5 0 2 10 .247 .267 .342 .609 58 25 2 0 2 4/O9
1948 23 STL NL 132 523 481 58 122 21 9 10 81 2 36 45 .254 .307 .397 .704 85 191 25 1 5 *3
1949 24 STL NL 110 403 380 51 114 20 2 8 62 1 16 20 .300 .330 .426 .756 98 162 11 1 5 3
1950 25 STL NL 13 29 26 0 6 1 0 0 6 0 3 1 .231 .310 .269 .580 51 7 3 0 0 /3
1951 26 STL NL 80 312 300 20 79 12 0 3 41 1 2 9 13 .263 .287 .333 .620 66 100 13 1 2 3
1952 27 PHI NL 8 30 30 3 5 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .267 .433 19 8 2 0 0 /3
1957 32 MLN NL 30 83 79 5 21 2 1 2 8 0 0 3 7 .266 .293 .392 .685 88 31 0 0 1 0 1 3/9
8 Yrs 412 1471 1381 146 369 60 12 25 209 4 2 71 102 .267 .304 .382 .687 81 528 58 3 15 0 1
162 Game Avg. 162 578 543 57 145 24 5 10 82 2 28 40 .267 .304 .382 .687 81 208 23 1 6
STL (6 yrs) 374 1358 1272 138 343 58 11 22 196 4 2 68 91 .270 .308 .384 .693 82 489 56 3 14
MLN (1 yr) 30 83 79 5 21 2 1 2 8 0 0 3 7 .266 .293 .392 .685 88 31 0 0 1 0 1
PHI (1 yr) 8 30 30 3 5 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .267 .433 19 8 2 0 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
1946 21 STL NL 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /4
1947 22 STL NL 23 77 -5 0 0 -1 1 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .477 .497 -0.1 -0.0 -1 4/O9
1948 23 STL NL 132 523 -11 1 -1 -6 -6 -24 -2.5 21 -3 -0.4 .481 .485 0.2 -1.2 3 *3
1949 24 STL NL 110 403 -1 -1 -1 -6 -5 -13 -1.4 16 3 0.2 .488 .492 0.8 -1.1 9 3
1950 25 STL NL 13 29 -2 0 -0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .484 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /3
1951 26 STL NL 80 312 -13 -1 -1 1 -3 -18 -2.0 12 -6 -0.7 .476 .488 -0.8 -0.2 -7 3
1952 27 PHI NL 8 30 -3 0 -0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .447 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -3 /3
1957 32 MLN NL 30 83 -2 -0 1 4 -1 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .503 .501 0.0 0.3 0 3/9
8 Seasons 412 1471 -37 -1 -3 -8 -15 -64 -6.9 57 -7 -1.1 .484 .490 -0.1 -2.4 1
STL (6 yrs) 374 1358 -32 -1 -3 -12 -13 -61 -6.6 53 -8 -1.2 .483 .489 0.2 -2.6 4
MLN (1 yr) 30 83 -2 -0 1 4 -1 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .503 .501 0.0 0.3 0
PHI (1 yr) 8 30 -3 0 -0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .447 .497 -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
1946 21 STL NL 14 10 2 5.4 96 .400 .333 .267 .429 .343 .333 .374 .762 .717 114 .626 0.4 0.0 .600 .167 .000
1947 22 STL NL 77 59 7 3.2 109 .274 .247 .279 .267 .355 .342 .413 .609 .768 58 .331 -4.7 -0.5 .474 .123 .096 .0
1948 23 STL NL 523 389 58 4.0 107 .263 .254 .276 .307 .351 .397 .408 .704 .760 85 .447 -13.0 -1.3 .599 .222 .143 3.3
1949 24 STL NL 403 282 53 5.0 107 .301 .300 .275 .330 .349 .426 .412 .756 .761 98 .543 -2.5 -0.2 .650 .171 .126 1.8
1950 25 STL NL 29 23 2 2.3 111 .240 .231 .274 .310 .352 .269 .425 .580 .777 51 .214 -1.8 -0.2 .435 .154 .038
1951 26 STL NL 312 238 28 3.2 103 .268 .263 .268 .287 .342 .333 .405 .620 .747 66 .342 -14.9 -1.5 .462 .097 .070 1.5
1952 27 PHI NL 30 27 1 1.0 96 .160 .167 .260 .167 .333 .267 .388 .433 .721 19 .068 -3.5 -0.4 .296 .100 .100 .0
1957 32 MLN NL 83 59 9 4.2 97 .271 .266 .260 .293 .322 .392 .403 .685 .725 88 .449 -1.6 -0.2 .586 .165 .127 .0
8 Yrs 1471 1087 160 3.9 106 .274 .267 .273 .304 .347 .382 .408 .687 .755 81 .436 -41.7 -4.2 .563 .168 .115 6.9
162 Game Avg. 578 427 63 3.9 106 .274 .267 .273 .304 .347 .382 .408 .687 .755 81 .436 -41.7 -4.2 .563 .168 .115 3
STL (6 yrs) 1358 1001 150 4.0 106 .277 .270 .274 .308 .349 .384 .409 .693 .758 82 .445 -36.6 -3.7 .569 .170 .115 6.8
MLN (1 yr) 83 59 9 4.1 97 .271 .266 .260 .293 .322 .392 .403 .685 .725 88 .449 -1.6 -0.2 .586 .165 .127 .0
PHI (1 yr) 30 27 1 1.0 96 .160 .167 .260 .167 .333 .267 .388 .433 .721 19 .068 -3.5 -0.4 .296 .100 .100 .0

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
1946 ❍ 21 STL NL WS BOS W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1957 ❍ 32 MLN NL WS NYY W 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 1 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 1 0 0 0
2 WS 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 1 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
1946 21 STL NL 14 0.0% 14.3% 14.3% 0.0% 0% 1.00 6.0 12.0 71%
1947 22 STL NL 77 1.3% 13.0% 2.6% 6.5% 28% 5.00 7.3 73.0 14.6 1.07 81%
1948 23 STL NL 523 1.9% 8.6% 6.9% 7.7% 33% 1.25 10.7 48.1 5.9 1.05 81%
1949 24 STL NL 403 2.0% 5.0% 4.0% 7.4% 26% 1.25 19.0 47.5 6.1 0.77 87%
1950 25 STL NL 29 0.0% 3.5% 10.3% 3.5% 17% 0.33 26.0 4.3 1.00 86%
1951 26 STL NL 312 1.0% 4.2% 2.9% 4.8% 19% 1.44 23.1 100.0 7.3 0.75 91%
1952 27 PHI NL 30 3.3% 13.3% 0.0% 3.3% 20% 7.5 30.0 6.0 1.86 83%
1957 32 MLN NL 83 2.4% 8.4% 3.6% 6.0% 24% 2.33 11.3 39.5 9.9 0.69 84%
8 Yrs 1471 1.7% 6.9% 4.8% 6.6% 26% 1.44 13.5 55.2 6.6 0.90 85%
MLB Averages 2.0% 10.5% 9.6% 6.4% 28% 1.10 8.4 45.2 8.2 0.98 76%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1946 21 STL NL 0.4 0.0 13 0.2 0.4 -0.1 .99 0.1 0.1 -0.4 -0.0 1.05 -0.3 1.29 8
1947 22 STL NL -4.7 -0.5 50 -0.2 0.7 -1.0 1.12 -0.2 0.0 -4.4 -0.4 0.98 -3.1 1.52 4
1948 23 STL NL -13.0 -1.3 314 -0.6 5.7 -6.3 1.13 -0.6 0.0 -1.3 -0.1 1.03 -4.7 1.93 2
1949 24 STL NL -2.5 -0.2 293 1.4 6.3 -4.9 1.01 0.1 1.2 7.6 0.7 0.98 0.8 2.04 10
1950 25 STL NL -1.8 -0.2 24 0.3 0.9 -0.6 1.47 -0.0 0.2 1.0 0.1 1.11 -0.2 2.29 4
1951 26 STL NL -14.9 -1.5 241 -0.9 4.2 -5.0 1.14 -0.6 -0.1 -5.9 -0.6 1.01 -8.7 1.58 7
1952 27 PHI NL -3.5 -0.4 27 -0.3 0.5 -0.7 1.25 -0.3 0.1 -3.7 -0.4 1.10 -3.2 0
1957 32 MLN NL -1.6 -0.2 84 0.5 2.2 -1.6 1.15 -0.4 0.8 -4.0 -0.4 1.02 -3.7 1.65 10
8 Yrs -41.7 -4.2 1046 0.5 20.8 -20.3 1.11 -1.8 2.3 -11.0 -1.2 1.01 -23.2 1.72 45

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
1946 21 STL NL 0 0 38% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1947 22 STL NL 0 0 26% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50% 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
1948 23 STL NL 5 0 32% 110 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 52% 12 6 6 4 3 1 7 2 5
1949 24 STL NL 6 1 35% 121 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 0 48% 19 10 7 2 2 0 10 2 8
1950 25 STL NL 0 0 0% 3 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
1951 26 STL NL 5 0 20% 86 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 1 4 19% 12 12 0 2 2 0 7 3 4
1952 27 PHI NL 1 0 50% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 32 MLN NL 0 0 14% 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Yrs 17 1 29% 373 4 2 133% 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 3 4 1 8 43% 53 34 17 8 7 1 26 7 19

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
1946 21 STL NL 13 54% 4 8 3 0 1 1.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 50% 1 1 100% 10 1 10% 0 0 1 0 0% 1
1947 22 STL NL 48 42% 18 4 0 0 0 1.52 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 8 2 25% 9 2 22% 36 2 6% 3 0 0% 1 0 0% 29
1948 23 STL NL 312 46% 122 2 0 0 0 1.93 10 0 9 3 1 9 1 0 5 83 25 30% 31 14 45% 257 46 18% 31 18 58% 14 10 71% 211
1949 24 STL NL 291 76% 114 10 1 0 1 2.04 8 0 7 3 3 3 5 0 5 66 11 17% 39 9 23% 208 37 18% 18 11 61% 10 2 20% 112
1950 25 STL NL 24 67% 6 4 2 0 3 2.29 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 50% 3 1 33% 22 6 27% 2 2 100% 0 0 5
1951 26 STL NL 234 46% 79 7 1 0 0 1.58 3 0 11 0 2 1 2 0 2 57 13 23% 32 10 31% 174 32 18% 18 13 72% 13 4 31% 78
1952 27 PHI NL 27 48% 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 9 2 22% 6 1 17% 23 4 17% 2 1 50% 1 1 100% 3
1957 32 MLN NL 83 45% 21 10 2 0 1 1.65 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 100% 18 0 0% 9 2 22% 61 7 11% 5 1 20% 3 2 67% 0
8 Yrs 1032 55% 369 45 9 0 6 1.72 25 0 35 8 8 15 10 0 1 15 1500% 251 58 23% 130 40 31% 791 135 17% 79 46 58% 43 19 44% 439
MLB Averages 50% 259% 12% 32% 14% 50% 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
1946 21 16 14 12 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 .333 .429 .333 .762 114 4 2 0 0
1947 22 39 91 85 9 22 4 0 1 6 0 4 12 .259 .292 .341 .633 66 29 4 0 2
1948 23 171 614 566 67 144 25 9 11 87 2 40 57 .254 .305 .389 .693 82 220 29 1 7
1949 24 281 1017 946 118 258 45 11 19 149 3 56 77 .273 .315 .404 .719 88 382 40 2 12
1950 25 294 1046 972 118 264 46 11 19 155 3 59 78 .272 .315 .400 .715 87 389 43 2 12
1951 26 374 1358 1272 138 343 58 11 22 196 4 2 68 91 .270 .308 .384 .693 82 489 56 3 14
1952 27 382 1388 1302 141 348 58 11 23 201 4 2 68 95 .267 .305 .382 .687 81 497 58 3 14
1953 28 382 1388 1302 141 348 58 11 23 201 4 2 68 95 .267 .305 .382 .687 81 497 58 3 14
1954 29 382 1388 1302 141 348 58 11 23 201 4 2 68 95 .267 .305 .382 .687 81 497 58 3 14
1955 30 382 1388 1302 141 348 58 11 23 201 4 2 68 95 .267 .305 .382 .687 81 497 58 3 14
1956 31 382 1388 1302 141 348 58 11 23 201 4 2 68 95 .267 .305 .382 .687 81 497 58 3 14
1957 32 412 1471 1381 146 369 60 12 25 209 4 2 71 102 .267 .304 .382 .687 81 528 58 3 15 0 1

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
1946 21 17 15 13 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 .385 .467 .385 .851 2 16
1947 22 24 79 75 6 18 4 0 1 5 0 2 10 .240 .260 .333 .593 6 23
1948 23 138 540 498 57 123 21 9 10 80 2 36 47 .247 .299 .386 .685 57 132
1949 24 114 412 390 50 114 20 2 8 61 1 16 21 .292 .322 .415 .737 52 110
1950 25 14 30 27 0 6 1 0 0 6 0 3 1 .222 .300 .259 .559 2 13
1951 26 83 322 310 20 81 12 0 3 42 1 9 14 .261 .284 .329 .613 29 80
1952 27 8 30 30 2 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 4 .133 .133 .233 .367 1 8
1957 32 31 88 84 6 23 2 1 2 9 0 3 7 .274 .299 .393 .692 10 30
8 Yrs 429 1516 1427 145 374 60 12 25 208 4 71 106 .262 .298 .374 .672 159 412
162 Game Avg. 162 572 539 55 141 23 5 9 79 2 27 40 .262 .298 .374 .672 60 412



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Triples s c a p y
1948 NL  9 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1948 NL  25 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1980), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (922nd), -1.1 career WAR/-0.4 7yr-peak WAR/-0.7 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Vernal Leroy Nippy Jones

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