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John Kerr

John Francis Kerr

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 158 lb.

Born: November 26, 1898 in San Francisco, CA
High School: Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1923 (Age 24.156, 5,263rd in MLB history)   vs. CLE 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1929 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Senators/Tigers 1923-1934

Last Game: September 30, 1934 (Age 35.308)   vs. NYY 3 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Died: October 19, 1993 in Long Beach, CA
Buried: All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, 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
1923 24 DET AL 19 48 42 4 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 5 .214 .283 .238 .521 39 10 0 2 6
1924 25 DET AL 17 12 11 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .273 .545 42 3 0 1 /5O9
1929 30 CHW AL 127 478 419 50 108 20 4 1 39 9 8 31 24 .258 .310 .332 .642 67 139 1 26 *4/6
1930 31 CHW AL 70 297 266 37 77 11 6 3 27 4 2 21 23 .289 .351 .410 .760 95 109 4 6 46
1931 32 CHW AL 128 490 444 51 119 17 2 2 50 9 3 35 22 .268 .324 .329 .653 76 146 2 10 *4/56
1932 33 WSH AL 51 149 132 14 36 6 1 0 15 3 2 13 3 .273 .338 .333 .671 76 44 0 3 46/5
1933 34 WSH AL 28 45 40 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .200 .256 .200 .456 23 8 0 2 4/5
1934 35 WSH AL 31 113 103 8 28 4 0 0 12 1 1 8 13 .272 .324 .311 .635 67 32 0 2 54
8 Yrs 471 1632 1457 172 388 59 13 6 145 26 16 115 92 .266 .323 .337 .660 74 491 7 52
162 Game Avg. 162 561 501 59 133 20 4 2 50 9 6 40 32 .266 .323 .337 .660 74 169 2 18
WSH (3 yrs) 110 307 275 27 72 10 1 0 27 4 3 24 18 .262 .321 .305 .627 65 84 0 7
CHW (3 yrs) 325 1265 1129 138 304 48 12 6 116 22 13 87 69 .269 .325 .349 .674 77 394 7 42
DET (2 yrs) 36 60 53 7 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 .226 .281 .245 .526 40 13 0 3

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
1923 24 DET AL 19 48 -4 0 0 -2 1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .475 .497 -0.1 -0.1 -1 6
1924 25 DET AL 17 12 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 /5O9
1929 30 CHW AL 127 478 -21 -1 0 11 4 -7 -0.7 18 11 1.2 .495 .496 0.1 1.5 0 *4/6
1930 31 CHW AL 70 297 -1 0 0 -4 3 -2 -0.2 11 9 0.9 .498 .499 1.3 -0.1 13 $5,000 46
1931 32 CHW AL 128 490 -13 1 0 -8 4 -15 -1.4 18 3 0.4 .489 .491 1.1 -0.3 11 $5,500 *4/56
1932 33 WSH AL 51 149 -4 -0 0 -1 2 -3 -0.3 6 2 0.2 .494 .498 0.3 0.1 3 $6,000 46/5
1933 34 WSH AL 28 45 -4 0 0 0 0 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .487 .498 -0.2 0.1 -2 $5,000 4/5
1934 35 WSH AL 31 113 -5 -0 0 -1 1 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.1 .484 .497 0.0 -0.0 0 $3,500 54
8 Seasons 471 1632 -53 1 0 -5 15 -42 -4.0 61 20 2.0 .492 .496 2.4 1.1 25 $25,000
WSH (3 yrs) 110 307 -13 -0 0 -2 3 -12 -1.2 12 -1 -0.1 .489 .498 0.1 0.1 1 $14,500
CHW (3 yrs) 325 1265 -35 1 0 -1 11 -24 -2.3 47 24 2.4 .493 .495 2.4 1.1 25 $10,500
DET (2 yrs) 36 60 -5 0 0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 2 -3 -0.3 .484 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1

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
1923 24 DET AL 48 35 3 2.3 106 .243 .214 .288 .283 .357 .238 .398 .521 .755 39 .214 -3.7 -0.4 .424 .119 .024
1924 25 DET AL 12 9 1 3.0 110 .273 .273 .295 .273 .365 .273 .405 .545 .770 42 .287 -1.0 -0.1 .375 .000 .000
1929 30 CHW AL 478 345 42 3.2 111 .272 .258 .289 .310 .356 .332 .418 .642 .774 67 .316 -20.9 -2.0 .539 .150 .074 1.8
1930 31 CHW AL 297 197 37 5.0 112 .308 .289 .290 .351 .354 .410 .426 .760 .780 95 .477 -2.0 -0.2 .712 .207 .120 3.4
1931 32 CHW AL 490 338 48 3.8 103 .279 .268 .279 .324 .345 .329 .399 .653 .744 76 .384 -14.2 -1.4 .576 .153 .061 3.3
1932 33 WSH AL 149 101 15 4.0 109 .279 .273 .283 .338 .353 .333 .416 .671 .769 76 .396 -4.4 -0.4 .592 .167 .061 .0
1933 34 WSH AL 45 34 2 1.6 105 .211 .200 .278 .256 .349 .200 .401 .456 .750 23 .117 -4.5 -0.4 .344 .075 .000
1934 35 WSH AL 113 78 10 3.4 108 .311 .272 .283 .324 .356 .311 .408 .635 .764 67 .331 -4.8 -0.5 .526 .117 .039 .0
8 Yrs 1632 1137 158 3.7 108 .281 .266 .285 .323 .352 .337 .412 .660 .763 74 .368 -55.4 -5.3 .574 .156 .071 9.8
162 Game Avg. 561 391 54 3.7 108 .281 .266 .285 .323 .352 .337 .412 .660 .763 74 .368 -55.4 -5.3 .574 .156 .071 3
WSH (3 yrs) 307 213 27 3.4 108 .280 .262 .282 .321 .354 .305 .411 .627 .764 65 .331 -13.7 -1.3 .529 .135 .044 .0
CHW (3 yrs) 1265 880 127 3.9 108 .283 .269 .285 .325 .351 .349 .412 .674 .763 77 .382 -37.0 -3.5 .593 .165 .080 9.4
DET (2 yrs) 60 44 4 2.4 107 .250 .226 .289 .281 .359 .245 .399 .526 .758 40 .229 -4.7 -0.4 .415 .094 .019

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
1933 34 WSH AL WS NYG L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1923 24 DET AL 48 0.0% 10.4% 8.3% 2.1% 11% 1.25 8.4 42.0 77%
1924 25 DET AL 12 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 11.0 92%
1929 30 CHW AL 478 0.2% 5.0% 6.5% 5.2% 23% 0.77 17.5 419.0 10.7 82%
1930 31 CHW AL 297 1.0% 7.7% 7.1% 6.7% 26% 1.10 11.6 88.7 9.9 1.01 81%
1931 32 CHW AL 490 0.4% 4.5% 7.1% 4.3% 18% 0.63 20.2 222.0 8.9 1.22 86%
1932 33 WSH AL 149 0.0% 2.0% 8.7% 4.7% 19% 0.23 44.0 8.8 1.28 87%
1933 34 WSH AL 45 0.0% 4.4% 6.7% 0.0% 0% 0.67 20.0 0.80 84%
1934 35 WSH AL 113 0.0% 11.5% 7.1% 3.5% 14% 1.63 7.9 8.6 0.85 80%
8 Yrs 1632 0.4% 5.6% 7.1% 4.8% 20% 0.80 15.8 242.8 10.0 1.12 83%
MLB Averages 1.2% 7.6% 8.0% 6.8% 27% 0.96 11.7 74.9 7.7 1.04 80%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1923 24 DET AL -3.7 -0.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 25 DET AL -1.0 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 30 CHW AL -20.9 -2.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 31 CHW AL -2.0 -0.2 248 0.2 4.5 -4.3 .98 0.1 0.1 1.1 0.94 -0.5 0.65 1
1931 32 CHW AL -14.2 -1.4 407 -0.6 5.8 -6.4 .91 -0.7 -0.0 -2.5 0.93 -5.5 1.15 4
1932 33 WSH AL -4.4 -0.4 87 -0.6 1.3 -1.9 1.05 -0.3 -0.2 -3.3 0.97 -3.5 1.83 4
1933 34 WSH AL -4.5 -0.4 28 -0.3 0.2 -0.5 .85 -0.3 -0.1 -4.8 1.09 -3.0 0.44 4
1934 35 WSH AL -4.8 -0.5 63 -0.6 0.7 -1.3 1.02 -0.5 -0.1 -5.7 0.90 -4.5 0.28 2
8 Yrs -55.4 -5.3 833 -2.0 12.5 -14.5 .95 -1.6 -0.5 -15.3 0.94 -17.1 0.99 15

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
1930 31 CHW AL 4 0 34% 117 4 2 67% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 2 4 50% 20 11 8 3 2 1 7 1 6
1931 32 CHW AL 12 0 32% 178 9 3 75% 4 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 3 3 38% 29 20 8 5 3 1 13 4 9
1932 33 WSH AL 4 1 29% 34 3 2 60% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 33% 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 1
1933 34 WSH AL 1 0 29% 13 0 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
1934 35 WSH AL 0 0 22% 28 1 1 50% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 40% 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2
8 Yrs 21 1 32% 370 26 16 62% 9 4 1 1 1 0 3 0 11 0 3 2 6 7 41% 54 35 17 8 5 2 28 9 18

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
1930 31 CHW AL 238 22% 77 1 0 0 0 0.65 3 0 5 1 1 2 1 1 6 33 16 6 38% 121 23 19% 9 5 56% 4 2 50% 59
1931 32 CHW AL 393 24% 119 4 1 0 0 1.15 2 0 7 1 1 0 2 0 10 79 38 17 45% 231 42 18% 24 12 50% 16 9 56% 97
1932 33 WSH AL 85 40% 36 4 1 0 0 1.83 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 13 9 3 33% 60 7 12% 9 2 22% 3 1 33% 64
1933 34 WSH AL 25 28% 8 4 1 0 0 0.44 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 5 0 0% 23 0 0% 2 0 0% 2 0 0% 20
1934 35 WSH AL 62 15% 28 2 2 0 0 0.28 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 13 8 3 38% 35 5 14% 4 3 75% 0 0 51
8 Yrs 803 25% 388 15 5 0 0 0.99 6 0 20 2 2 2 3 1 52 146 76 29 38% 470 77 16% 48 22 46% 25 12 48% 291
MLB Averages 48% 3% 37% 16% 56% 61%

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
1923 24 19 48 42 4 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 5 .214 .283 .238 .521 39 10 0 2
1924 25 36 60 53 7 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 .226 .281 .245 .526 40 13 0 3
1925 26 36 60 53 7 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 .226 .281 .245 .526 40 13 0 3
1926 27 36 60 53 7 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 .226 .281 .245 .526 40 13 0 3
1927 28 36 60 53 7 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 .226 .281 .245 .526 40 13 0 3
1928 29 36 60 53 7 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 .226 .281 .245 .526 40 13 0 3
1929 30 163 538 472 57 120 21 4 1 41 9 8 35 29 .254 .307 .322 .629 64 152 1 29
1930 31 233 835 738 94 197 32 10 4 68 13 10 56 52 .267 .323 .354 .677 75 261 5 35
1931 32 361 1325 1182 145 316 49 12 6 118 22 13 91 74 .267 .323 .344 .668 76 407 7 45
1932 33 412 1474 1314 159 352 55 13 6 133 25 15 104 77 .268 .325 .343 .668 76 451 7 48
1933 34 440 1519 1354 164 360 55 13 6 133 25 15 107 79 .266 .323 .339 .662 74 459 7 50
1934 35 471 1632 1457 172 388 59 13 6 145 26 16 115 92 .266 .323 .337 .660 74 491 7 52

Neutralized Batting

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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
1923 24 20 51 45 4 10 1 0 0 1 0 4 5 .222 .286 .244 .530 3 19
1924 25 18 13 12 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 17
1929 30 134 493 434 46 105 19 4 1 36 9 30 25 .242 .292 .311 .604 39 127
1930 31 74 299 270 31 71 10 6 3 23 4 19 24 .263 .321 .378 .699 32 70
1931 32 134 501 455 47 115 16 2 2 46 9 34 23 .253 .308 .310 .617 43 128
1932 33 54 149 134 12 33 6 1 0 13 3 12 3 .246 .308 .306 .614 13 51
1933 34 30 47 42 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .190 .244 .190 .435 2 28
1934 35 33 116 106 7 27 4 0 0 11 1 8 14 .255 .307 .292 .599 9 31
8 Yrs 497 1669 1498 156 373 56 13 6 131 26 110 96 .249 .303 .316 .619 142 471
162 Game Avg. 162 544 488 51 122 18 4 2 43 8 36 31 .249 .303 .316 .619 46 471



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1929 AL  1.5 (2nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1929 AL  26 (4th)
1931 AL  10 (7th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2847), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (379th), 2.0 career WAR/2.3 7yr-peak WAR/2.1 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 20) = 69.3 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/56.9 JAWS

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