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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1929 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Senators/Tigers 1923-1934

Final Game: September 30, 1934 (Age 35.308)
Died: October 19, 1993 in Long Beach, CA
Buried: All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, CA
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Standard Batting

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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

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 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1923 DET AL 24 SS 15 14 9 73 19 45 9 5 .877 4.27 .946 5.02
1924 DET AL 25 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.27
1924 DET AL 25 OF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.40
1924 DET AL 25 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.00
1929 CHW AL 30 2B 122 123 104 789 307 459 23 84 .971 6.28 .968 5.91
1929 CHW AL 30 SS 1 0 0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 8.00 .938 5.20
1930 CHW AL 31 2B 52 48 44 302 130 166 6 33 .980 5.69 .969 5.95
1930 CHW AL 31 SS 20 17 15 97 42 52 3 7 .969 4.70 .940 5.12
1931 CHW AL 32 2B 117 110 105 685 297 366 22 78 .968 5.67 .965 5.84
1931 CHW AL 32 3B 7 6 5 25 9 13 3 1 .880 3.14 .944 3.09
1931 CHW AL 32 SS 1 1 0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 5.00 .936 5.20
1932 WSH AL 33 2B 17 15 15 108 46 57 5 9 .954 6.06 .968 5.92
1932 WSH AL 33 SS 14 13 13 66 25 37 4 7 .939 4.43 .941 5.15
1932 WSH AL 33 3B 8 0 0 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 0.63 .950 2.96
1933 WSH AL 34 2B 16 6 4 58 25 31 2 4 .966 3.50 .971 5.99
1933 WSH AL 34 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
1934 WSH AL 35 3B 17 16 14 70 21 47 2 4 .971 4.00 .943 3.09
1934 WSH AL 35 2B 13 13 11 73 42 29 2 6 .973 5.46 .969 5.87
6 Seasons 2B 337 315 283 2015 847 1108 60 214 .970 5.80 .967 5.89
5 Seasons SS 51 45 37 249 90 143 16 19 .936 4.57 .942 5.10
5 Seasons 3B 36 22 19 100 32 63 5 6 .950 2.64 .944 3.07
1 Season OF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.40
1 Season RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.00
8 Seasons TOT 426 382 339 2365 970 1314 81 239 .966 5.36 .964 5.54
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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)

Assistss c a p y
1929 AL  464 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  122 (5th)
1931 AL  117 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  307 (4th)
1931 AL  297 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  459 (4th)
1931 AL  366 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  23 (3rd)
1931 AL  22 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  84 (4th)
1931 AL  78 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  6.28 (1st)
1931 AL  5.67 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  .971 (3rd)
1931 AL  .968 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2808), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (370th), 2.0 career WAR/2.3 7yr-peak WAR/2.1 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1930 31 Chicago White Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 32 Chicago White Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 33 Washington Senators $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 34 Washington Senators $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 35 Washington Senators $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$25,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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