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Buddy Kerr

John Joseph Kerr

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 6, 1922 in Astoria, NY
High School: George Washington HS (New York, NY)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1943 (Age 20.306)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1944 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Braves 1943-1951

Final Game: September 30, 1951 (Age 28.328)
Died: November 7, 2006 in New York, NY
Cremated
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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
1943 20 NYG NL 27 108 98 14 28 3 0 2 12 1 8 5 .286 .352 .378 .729 111 37 2 2 2 6
1944 21 NYG NL 150 598 548 68 146 31 4 9 63 14 37 32 .266 .316 .387 .703 98 212 14 3 10 *6
1945 22 NYG NL 149 605 546 53 136 20 3 4 40 5 41 34 .249 .304 .319 .623 72 174 11 2 16 *6 MVP-21
1946 23 NYG NL 145 571 497 50 124 20 3 6 40 7 53 31 .249 .324 .338 .662 88 168 10 2 19 *65 MVP-11
1947 24 NYG NL 138 595 547 73 157 23 5 7 49 2 36 49 .287 .331 .386 .717 89 211 12 0 13 *6
1948 ★ 25 NYG NL 144 555 496 41 119 16 4 0 46 9 56 36 .240 .317 .288 .605 64 143 7 0 3 *6 AS
1949 26 NYG NL 90 251 220 16 46 4 0 0 19 0 21 23 .209 .284 .227 .511 39 50 1 2 7 6
1950 27 BSN NL 155 572 507 45 115 24 6 2 46 0 50 50 .227 .296 .310 .606 64 157 21 0 14 *6
1951 28 BSN NL 69 200 172 18 32 4 0 1 18 0 0 22 20 .186 .282 .227 .509 43 39 2 1 5 6/4
9 Yrs 1067 4055 3631 378 903 145 25 31 333 38 0 324 280 .249 .312 .328 .640 76 1191 80 12 89
162 Game Avg. 162 616 551 57 137 22 4 5 51 6 49 43 .249 .312 .328 .640 76 181 12 2 14
NYG (7 yrs) 843 3283 2952 315 756 117 19 28 269 38 252 210 .256 .317 .337 .654 80 995 57 11 70
BSN (2 yrs) 224 772 679 63 147 28 6 3 64 0 0 72 70 .216 .293 .289 .581 59 196 23 1 19

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
1943 20 NYG NL 27 108 2 -0 0 -2 2 1 0.1 3 5 0.5 .505 .501 0.7 -0.0 7 6
1944 21 NYG NL 150 598 -1 0 0 2 10 11 1.1 19 30 3.0 .508 .507 2.8 1.3 28 *6
1945 22 NYG NL 149 605 -20 -0 0 4 10 -6 -0.6 19 13 1.2 .495 .496 0.8 1.5 9 *6 MVP-21
1946 23 NYG NL 145 571 -7 -0 0 5 8 6 0.7 22 28 2.9 .505 .504 2.4 1.5 23 *65 MVP-11
1947 24 NYG NL 138 595 -9 0 0 4 9 4 0.5 23 28 2.8 .503 .503 2.4 1.4 24 *6
1948 ★ 25 NYG NL 144 555 -22 -0 1 1 9 -12 -1.3 22 10 1.0 .491 .492 0.9 1.1 9 *6 AS
1949 26 NYG NL 90 251 -18 0 1 2 4 -11 -1.2 10 -1 -0.2 .487 .493 -0.4 0.6 -3 6
1950 27 BSN NL 155 572 -25 0 -2 1 10 -16 -1.8 22 6 0.5 .490 .490 0.5 1.0 5 *6
1951 28 BSN NL 69 200 -13 0 0 0 3 -9 -0.9 8 -1 -0.2 .487 .494 -0.1 0.3 -1 6/4
9 Seasons 1067 4055 -114 -0 -0 17 66 -31 -3.4 147 116 11.5 .497 .498 10.0 8.7 99
NYG (7 yrs) 843 3283 -76 -1 1 16 53 -6 -0.7 118 112 11.2 .499 .500 9.6 7.4 96
BSN (2 yrs) 224 772 -37 1 -2 1 13 -24 -2.7 29 5 0.3 .489 .491 0.4 1.3 4

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
1943 20 NYG NL 108 74 13 4.7 89 .286 .286 .265 .352 .333 .378 .359 .729 .693 111 .583 1.4 0.2 .667 .184 .092 1.3
1944 21 NYG NL 598 426 66 4.2 93 .270 .266 .267 .316 .334 .387 .375 .703 .709 98 .496 -2.5 -0.3 .639 .214 .120 11.0
1945 22 NYG NL 605 437 52 3.2 97 .260 .249 .274 .304 .344 .319 .379 .623 .723 72 .369 -21.4 -2.2 .527 .154 .070 4.4
1946 23 NYG NL 571 402 54 3.6 93 .257 .249 .262 .324 .338 .338 .368 .662 .706 88 .447 -7.8 -0.8 .601 .209 .089 6.5
1947 24 NYG NL 595 415 70 4.5 107 .305 .287 .275 .331 .351 .386 .408 .717 .759 89 .485 -10.2 -1.0 .619 .168 .099 3.1
1948 25 NYG NL 555 387 45 3.1 103 .259 .240 .270 .317 .345 .288 .400 .605 .744 64 .339 -24.4 -2.4 .542 .179 .048 .0
1949 26 NYG NL 251 182 14 2.1 104 .234 .209 .270 .284 .344 .227 .405 .511 .749 39 .188 -19.0 -1.9 .417 .114 .018
1950 27 BSN NL 572 427 47 2.9 103 .248 .227 .262 .296 .338 .310 .407 .606 .745 64 .295 -25.6 -2.5 .501 .181 .083 .0
1951 28 BSN NL 200 147 11 2.0 97 .205 .186 .259 .282 .332 .227 .392 .509 .724 43 .185 -12.9 -1.3 .437 .169 .041 .0
9 Yrs 4055 2897 372 3.4 99 .263 .249 .268 .312 .341 .328 .390 .640 .731 76 .389 -122.2 -12.3 .557 .179 .079 34.1
162 Game Avg. 616 440 56 3.4 99 .263 .249 .268 .312 .341 .328 .390 .640 .731 76 .389 -122.2 -12.3 .557 .179 .079 5
NYG (7 yrs) 3283 2323 314 3.6 99 .268 .256 .270 .317 .342 .337 .386 .654 .729 80 .418 -83.7 -8.5 .575 .179 .081 32.2
BSN (2 yrs) 772 574 58 2.7 101 .238 .216 .261 .293 .336 .289 .403 .581 .740 59 .269 -38.4 -3.8 .485 .178 .072 .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
1948 NYG NL 25 2 2 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
1943 20 NYG NL 108 1.9% 4.6% 7.4% 4.6% 18% 0.63 19.6 49.0 8.2 0.75 84%
1944 21 NYG NL 598 1.5% 5.4% 6.2% 7.4% 30% 0.86 17.1 60.9 8.7 0.77 85%
1945 22 NYG NL 605 0.7% 5.6% 6.8% 4.5% 20% 0.83 16.1 136.5 13.7 0.70 84%
1946 23 NYG NL 571 1.1% 5.4% 9.3% 5.1% 23% 0.58 16.0 82.8 12.4 0.59 81%
1947 24 NYG NL 595 1.2% 8.2% 6.1% 5.9% 22% 1.36 11.2 78.1 11.2 0.98 83%
1948 25 NYG NL 555 0.0% 6.5% 10.1% 3.6% 17% 0.64 13.8 10.8 1.03 83%
1949 26 NYG NL 251 0.0% 9.2% 8.4% 1.6% 9% 1.10 9.6 11.6 0.88 78%
1950 27 BSN NL 572 0.4% 8.7% 8.7% 5.6% 28% 1.00 10.1 253.5 11.0 0.86 80%
1951 28 BSN NL 200 0.5% 10.0% 11.0% 2.5% 16% 0.91 8.6 172.0 9.6 0.63 76%
9 Yrs 4055 0.8% 6.9% 8.0% 5.0% 22% 0.86 13.0 117.1 10.9 0.81 82%
MLB Averages 1.5% 9.4% 9.5% 6.1% 26% 0.99 9.5 59.0 8.4 0.97 78%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1943 20 NYG NL 1.4 0.2 27 0.3 0.6 -0.3 .93 0.0 0.3 0.9 0.1 0.96 0.7 0
1944 21 NYG NL -2.5 -0.3 354 -0.2 4.7 -4.9 .88 0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.0 1.03 1.5 0
1945 22 NYG NL -21.4 -2.2 519 -2.8 7.5 -10.2 1.10 -2.0 -0.6 -33.5 -3.5 1.03 -25.9 2.12 1
1946 23 NYG NL -7.8 -0.8 157 0.0 2.7 -2.6 1.07 -0.1 0.1 -0.6 -0.1 1.05 -1.0 2.66 1
1947 24 NYG NL -10.2 -1.0 452 1.0 7.8 -6.9 .92 1.0 0.1 6.0 0.6 0.92 6.4 0
1948 25 NYG NL -24.4 -2.4 342 -1.1 4.4 -5.5 .97 -1.1 0.0 -3.9 -0.4 0.98 -11.7 5.66 1
1949 26 NYG NL -19.0 -1.9 201 -1.3 1.7 -3.0 .82 -1.3 -0.3 -13.3 -1.3 0.94 -14.7 0
1950 27 BSN NL -25.6 -2.5 476 -2.5 6.2 -8.7 .98 -2.1 -0.5 -25.6 -2.6 1.02 -24.0 0
1951 28 BSN NL -12.9 -1.3 200 -0.4 2.6 -3.0 .93 -0.8 0.4 -5.3 -0.6 0.98 -8.2 0
9 Yrs -122.2 -12.3 2728 -7.0 38.1 -45.1 .96 -6.3 -1.0 -75.5 -7.7 0.99 -76.9 3.48 3

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
1943 20 NYG NL 0 0 33% 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
1944 21 NYG NL 5 0 33% 136 14 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 4 1 53% 19 9 9 3 2 1 16 5 10
1945 22 NYG NL 7 0 28% 189 5 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 2 1 3 45% 33 21 11 6 3 3 14 3 10
1946 23 NYG NL 5 0 25% 45 7 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 44% 6 4 2 0 0 0 3 1 2
1947 24 NYG NL 10 0 36% 198 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 4 2 8 40% 28 24 4 5 1 4 17 5 12
1948 25 NYG NL 4 0 23% 128 9 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 3 3 5 47% 19 12 7 0 0 0 13 2 8
1949 26 NYG NL 1 0 22% 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 46% 9 6 3 2 1 1 2 0 2
1950 27 BSN NL 3 0 26% 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 8 37% 19 13 6 2 1 1 9 5 4
1951 28 BSN NL 6 0 31% 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 44% 6 5 1 2 2 0 10 3 7
9 Yrs 41 0 29% 1033 38 0 21 12 5 1 0 0 3 0 27 1 6 10 10 27 45% 140 94 44 20 10 10 85 24 56

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
1943 20 NYG NL 27 11% 28 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 4 2 50% 2 0 0% 18 2 11% 0 0 0 0 81
1944 21 NYG NL 342 23% 146 0 0 0 0 9 0 16 1 2 8 1 0 10 73 14 19% 35 18 51% 248 39 16% 20 14 70% 8 6 75% 256
1945 22 NYG NL 509 23% 136 1 0 0 0 2.12 4 0 26 3 1 3 1 0 16 132 11 8% 66 19 29% 376 36 10% 43 19 44% 17 8 47% 96
1946 23 NYG NL 151 42% 124 1 1 0 0 2.66 6 0 3 1 0 6 0 0 19 35 10 29% 16 8 50% 115 12 10% 5 2 40% 8 6 75% 420
1947 24 NYG NL 445 31% 157 0 0 0 0 7 0 8 5 2 7 0 0 13 79 12 15% 46 18 39% 240 34 14% 17 11 65% 16 6 38% 150
1948 25 NYG NL 328 27% 119 1 1 0 1 5.66 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 3 54 7 13% 20 8 40% 211 29 14% 10 6 60% 14 8 57% 227
1949 26 NYG NL 200 32% 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 40 1 3% 20 12 60% 124 15 12% 7 7 100% 6 4 67% 51
1950 27 BSN NL 469 35% 115 0 0 0 0 2 0 18 1 0 0 2 0 14 98 21 21% 51 18 35% 347 39 11% 28 9 32% 14 8 57% 103
1951 28 BSN NL 200 34% 32 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 5 51 2 4% 24 9 38% 138 19 14% 13 7 54% 8 5 63% 0
9 Yrs 2671 29% 903 3 2 0 1 3.48 31 0 91 12 6 26 5 0 89 566 80 14% 280 110 39% 1817 225 12% 143 75 52% 91 51 56% 1384
MLB Averages 50% 16% 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
1943 20 27 108 98 14 28 3 0 2 12 1 8 5 .286 .352 .378 .729 111 37 2 2 2
1944 21 177 706 646 82 174 34 4 11 75 15 45 37 .269 .322 .385 .707 100 249 16 5 12
1945 22 326 1311 1192 135 310 54 7 15 115 20 86 71 .260 .314 .355 .668 87 423 27 7 28
1946 23 471 1882 1689 185 434 74 10 21 155 27 139 102 .257 .317 .350 .667 87 591 37 9 47
1947 24 609 2477 2236 258 591 97 15 28 204 29 175 151 .264 .320 .359 .679 88 802 49 9 60
1948 25 753 3032 2732 299 710 113 19 28 250 38 231 187 .260 .320 .346 .666 83 945 56 9 63
1949 26 843 3283 2952 315 756 117 19 28 269 38 252 210 .256 .317 .337 .654 80 995 57 11 70
1950 27 998 3855 3459 360 871 141 25 30 315 38 302 260 .252 .314 .333 .647 77 1152 78 11 84
1951 28 1067 4055 3631 378 903 145 25 31 333 38 0 324 280 .249 .312 .328 .640 76 1191 80 12 89

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
1943 20 28 117 104 16 31 3 0 2 14 1 9 5 .298 .365 .385 .750 15 27
1944 21 156 627 574 75 157 33 4 10 69 15 40 33 .274 .324 .397 .721 73 150
1945 22 156 630 569 54 140 21 3 4 41 5 42 36 .246 .300 .315 .615 53 149
1946 23 152 609 528 58 138 22 3 7 46 8 59 32 .261 .338 .354 .692 63 145
1947 24 144 619 568 73 160 23 5 7 49 2 37 51 .282 .326 .377 .702 70 138
1948 25 151 579 518 43 124 17 4 0 48 9 58 38 .239 .316 .288 .604 47 144
1949 26 93 260 229 17 48 4 0 0 20 0 22 24 .210 .285 .227 .512 15 90
1950 27 162 599 531 48 121 25 6 2 49 0 53 52 .228 .298 .309 .607 49 155
1951 28 72 210 180 21 35 4 0 1 21 0 24 21 .194 .293 .233 .526 12 69
9 Yrs 1114 4250 3801 405 954 152 25 33 357 40 344 292 .251 .315 .330 .645 397 1067
162 Game Avg. 162 618 553 59 139 22 4 5 52 6 50 42 .251 .315 .330 .645 58 1067



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1945 NL (21, 2%)
1946 NL (11, 11%)
0.13 Career Shares (867th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1944 NL  1.3 (5th)
1945 NL  1.5 (3rd)
1946 NL  1.5 (5th)
1947 NL  1.4 (4th)
1948 NL  1.1 (5th)
1950 NL  1.0 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1946 NL  145 (9th)
1950 NL  155 (4th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1944 NL  14 (5th)
1948 NL  9 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1947 NL  122 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1945 NL  16 (7th)
1946 NL  19 (2nd)
1947 NL  13 (3rd)
1950 NL  14 (2nd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1944 NL  14 (9th)
1950 NL  21 (3rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1944 NL  11.0 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1945 NL  437 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
1943 NL  born 1922-11-06 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1732), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1825), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1046), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (157th), 11.5 career WAR/11.9 7yr-peak WAR/11.7 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: John Buddy Joseph Kerr

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