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Ralph Kiner

Ralph McPherran Kiner

Positions: Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 27, 1922 in Santa Rita, NM
High School: Alhambra HS (Alhambra, CA)
Schools: Pasadena City College (Pasadena, CA), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1941. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1946 (Age 23.171)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1946 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Cubs/Indians 1946-1955

Final Game: September 25, 1955 (Age 32.333)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1975 (273/362 ballots).
   View Ralph Kiner Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: February 6, 2014 in Rancho Mirage, CA
Buried: Greenlawn Cemetery, Farmington, NM
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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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 23 PIT NL 144 579 502 63 124 17 3 23 81 3 74 109 .247 .345 .430 .775 116 216 15 1 2 *O87 MVP-30
1947 24 PIT NL 152 666 565 118 177 23 4 51 127 1 98 81 .313 .417 .639 1.055 173 361 12 2 1 *7O MVP-6
1948 ★ 25 PIT NL 156 670 555 104 147 19 5 40 123 1 112 61 .265 .391 .533 .924 146 296 15 3 0 *7O AS,MVP-7
1949 ★ 26 PIT NL 152 667 549 116 170 19 5 54 127 6 117 61 .310 .432 .658 1.089 186 361 10 1 0 *7O AS,MVP-4
1950 ★ 27 PIT NL 150 672 547 112 149 21 6 47 118 2 122 79 .272 .408 .590 .998 156 323 22 3 0 *7O AS,MVP-5
1951 ★ 28 PIT NL 151 670 531 124 164 31 6 42 109 2 1 137 57 .309 .452 .627 1.079 185 333 10 2 0 7O3 AS,MVP-10
1952 ★ 29 PIT NL 149 633 516 90 126 17 2 37 87 3 0 110 77 .244 .384 .500 .884 141 258 6 7 0 *7O AS,MVP-23
1953 ★ 30 TOT NL 158 666 562 100 157 20 3 35 116 2 1 100 88 .279 .391 .512 .903 132 288 11 3 1 *7 AS
1953 30 PIT NL 41 175 148 27 40 6 1 7 29 1 0 25 21 .270 .383 .466 .849 121 69 1 2 0 7O
1953 30 CHC NL 117 491 414 73 117 14 2 28 87 1 1 75 67 .283 .394 .529 .923 136 219 10 1 1 *7O
1954 31 CHC NL 147 643 557 88 159 36 5 22 73 2 0 76 90 .285 .371 .487 .858 121 271 17 2 5 3 *7
1955 32 CLE AL 113 390 321 56 78 13 0 18 54 0 0 65 46 .243 .367 .452 .818 116 145 8 0 0 4 1 7
10 Yrs 1472 6256 5205 971 1451 216 39 369 1015 22 2 1011 749 .279 .398 .548 .946 149 2852 126 24 9 7 1
162 Game Avg. 162 689 573 107 160 24 4 41 112 2 111 82 .279 .398 .548 .946 149 314 14 3 1
PIT (8 yrs) 1095 4732 3913 754 1097 153 32 301 801 19 1 795 546 .280 .405 .567 .971 157 2217 91 21 3
CHC (2 yrs) 264 1134 971 161 276 50 7 50 160 3 1 151 157 .284 .381 .505 .886 128 490 27 3 6 3
CLE (1 yr) 113 390 321 56 78 13 0 18 54 0 0 65 46 .243 .367 .452 .818 116 145 8 0 0 4 1
NL (9 yrs) 1359 5866 4884 915 1373 203 39 351 961 22 2 946 703 .281 .400 .554 .954 151 2707 118 24 9 3
AL (1 yr) 113 390 321 56 78 13 0 18 54 0 0 65 46 .243 .367 .452 .818 116 145 8 0 0 4 1

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 23 PIT NL 144 579 9 -0 0 -1 -3 5 0.5 22 27 2.8 .504 .503 2.9 -0.5 28 $5,000 *O87 MVP-30
1947 24 PIT NL 152 666 58 0 0 6 -7 58 5.8 26 83 8.3 .538 .535 7.7 -0.1 77 $15,000 *7O MVP-6
1948 ★ 25 PIT NL 156 670 37 -1 -0 6 -7 35 3.5 26 61 6.2 .523 .522 5.7 -0.1 55 $35,000 *7O AS,MVP-7
1949 ★ 26 PIT NL 152 667 68 -1 -0 -4 -7 56 5.5 26 82 8.1 .537 .534 8.6 -1.1 86 $50,000 *7O AS,MVP-4
1950 ★ 27 PIT NL 150 672 46 1 -1 -7 -7 33 3.0 24 57 5.6 .521 .520 6.4 -1.5 64 $65,000 *7O AS,MVP-5
1951 ★ 28 PIT NL 151 670 68 1 -0 -6 -7 56 5.6 24 81 8.1 .538 .535 8.9 -1.4 87 $65,000 7O3 AS,MVP-10
1952 ★ 29 PIT NL 149 633 31 -1 1 -5 -7 19 2.0 24 43 4.5 .514 .513 5.1 -1.3 48 $90,000 *7O AS,MVP-23
1953 ★ 30 PIT NL 41 175 4 -0 1 2 -2 5 0.4 7 12 1.1 .512 .503 1.0 -0.0 10 $75,000 7O AS
1953 ★ 30 CHC NL 117 491 21 -0 -2 -15 -5 -1 -0.2 18 18 1.6 .500 .500 3.2 -2.0 33 *7O AS
1954 31 CHC NL 147 643 18 2 -3 -4 -6 7 0.6 24 31 2.9 .505 .504 3.5 -1.2 35 $65,000 *7
1955 32 CLE AL 113 390 7 -1 -1 -12 -4 -11 -1.1 12 1 0.2 .490 .493 1.4 -1.6 13 $50,000 7
10 Seasons 1472 6256 369 -0 -5 -40 -62 262 25.7 233 495 49.3 .518 .517 54.2 -10.7 535 $515,000
PIT (8 yrs) 1095 4732 322 -1 1 -9 -47 266 26.3 179 445 44.6 .525 .523 46.1 -6.0 454 $400,000
CHC (2 yrs) 264 1134 40 1 -4 -19 -12 6 0.4 42 49 4.6 .502 .502 6.7 -3.2 68 $65,000
CLE (1 yr) 113 390 7 -1 -1 -12 -4 -11 -1.1 12 1 0.2 .490 .493 1.4 -1.6 13 $50,000

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 23 PIT NL 579 395 74 5.0 95 .273 .247 .266 .345 .342 .430 .372 .775 .714 116 .598 10.3 1.1 .748 .337 .183 5.3
1947 24 PIT NL 666 401 150 9.9 108 .291 .313 .278 .417 .354 .639 .412 1.055 .765 173 .802 59.7 5.7 1.155 .501 .326 2.0
1948 25 PIT NL 670 423 115 7.2 104 .236 .265 .271 .391 .346 .533 .401 .924 .747 146 .708 37.5 3.7 .974 .472 .268 2.0
1949 26 PIT NL 667 389 156 10.7 106 .267 .310 .273 .432 .347 .658 .408 1.089 .755 186 .826 69.3 6.7 1.247 .572 .348 10.8
1950 27 PIT NL 672 420 131 8.3 111 .242 .272 .273 .408 .351 .590 .423 .998 .774 156 .738 47.2 4.5 1.071 .545 .318 3.8
1951 28 PIT NL 670 378 150 10.7 105 .282 .309 .270 .452 .344 .627 .409 1.079 .753 185 .828 71.4 6.9 1.251 .578 .318 3.8
1952 29 PIT NL 633 396 98 6.6 99 .221 .244 .264 .384 .337 .500 .393 .884 .730 141 .702 32.3 3.3 .955 .475 .256 5.6
1953 30 TOT NL 666 418 112 7.1 111 .278 .279 .276 .391 .347 .512 .430 .903 .777 132 .669 28.8 2.7 .940 .413 .233 3.8
1953 30 PIT NL 175 109 26 6.3 109 .275 .270 .273 .383 .344 .466 .426 .849 .770 121 .620 5.3 0.5 .890 .372 .196 1.8
1953 30 CHC NL 491 309 86 7.4 112 .279 .283 .277 .394 .348 .529 .431 .923 .779 136 .684 23.5 2.2 .958 .428 .246 1.9
1954 31 CHC NL 643 423 101 6.4 110 .306 .285 .275 .371 .347 .487 .426 .858 .772 121 .629 18.4 1.8 .846 .341 .201 3.7
1955 32 CLE AL 390 255 57 6.0 106 .230 .243 .271 .367 .351 .452 .404 .818 .755 116 .620 8.6 0.8 .837 .411 .209 .0
10 Yrs 6256 3898 1144 7.8 106 .264 .279 .272 .398 .346 .548 .408 .946 .755 149 .731 383.4 37.2 1.006 .467 .269 41.5
162 Game Avg. 689 429 126 7.8 106 .264 .279 .272 .398 .346 .548 .408 .946 .755 149 .731 42 4 1.006 .467 .269 5
PIT (8 yrs) 4732 2911 900 8.3 104 .260 .280 .271 .405 .346 .567 .404 .971 .750 157 .755 332.9 32.4 1.049 .494 .286 35.7
CHC (2 yrs) 1134 732 187 6.8 111 .295 .284 .276 .381 .347 .505 .428 .886 .775 128 .654 41.9 4.0 .893 .378 .220 5.7
CLE (1 yr) 390 255 57 6.0 106 .230 .243 .271 .367 .351 .452 .404 .818 .755 116 .620 8.6 0.8 .837 .411 .209 .0
NL (9 yrs) 5866 3643 1087 8.0 106 .267 .281 .272 .400 .346 .554 .409 .954 .755 151 .737 374.8 36.4 1.018 .471 .273 41.4
AL (1 yr) 390 255 57 6.0 106 .230 .243 .271 .367 .351 .452 .404 .818 .755 116 .620 8.6 0.8 .837 .411 .209 .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 PIT NL 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1949 PIT NL 26 as LF 5 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .800 1.000 4 1 0 0 0
1950 PIT NL 27 as LF 6 6 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 1.000 1.333 6 0 0 0 0
1951 PIT NL 28 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 2.000 2.500 4 0 0 0 0
1952 PIT NL 29 DNP
1953 CHC NL 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs (5 GP) 15 15 3 4 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 2 .267 .267 .933 1.200 14 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 23 PIT NL 579 4.0% 18.8% 12.8% 7.4% 35% 1.47 4.6 21.8 6.2 0.54 64%
1947 24 PIT NL 666 7.7% 12.2% 14.7% 11.7% 44% 0.83 7.0 11.1 4.4 0.68 65%
1948 25 PIT NL 670 6.0% 9.1% 16.7% 9.6% 44% 0.54 9.1 13.9 4.5 0.52 68%
1949 26 PIT NL 667 8.1% 9.2% 17.5% 11.7% 46% 0.52 9.0 10.2 4.3 0.60 65%
1950 27 PIT NL 672 7.0% 11.8% 18.2% 11.0% 50% 0.65 6.9 11.6 4.6 0.78 63%
1951 28 PIT NL 670 6.3% 8.5% 20.5% 11.8% 48% 0.42 9.3 12.6 4.9 0.53 64%
1952 29 PIT NL 633 5.9% 12.2% 17.4% 8.9% 44% 0.70 6.7 13.9 5.9 0.56 64%
1953 30 TOT NL 666 5.3% 13.2% 15.0% 8.7% 37% 0.88 6.4 16.1 4.8 0.70 66%
1953 30 PIT NL 175 4.0% 12.0% 14.3% 8.0% 35% 0.84 7.0 21.1 5.1 0.40 69%
1953 30 CHC NL 491 5.7% 13.7% 15.3% 9.0% 38% 0.89 6.2 14.8 4.8 0.82 65%
1954 31 CHC NL 643 3.4% 14.0% 11.8% 9.8% 40% 1.18 6.2 25.3 7.6 0.81 70%
1955 32 CLE AL 390 4.6% 11.8% 16.7% 8.0% 40% 0.71 7.0 17.8 5.9 0.30 67%
10 Yrs 6256 5.9% 12.0% 16.2% 10.0% 43% 0.74 6.9 14.1 5.1 0.60 65%
MLB Averages 1.9% 10.2% 9.7% 6.4% 28% 1.05 8.7 47.1 8.2 0.97 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 23 PIT NL 10.3 1.1 208 1.8 4.8 -3.0 1.04 1.3 0.5 10.1 1.0 0.96 11.9 2.12 1
1947 24 PIT NL 59.7 5.7 527 4.1 12.3 -8.2 .97 5.8 -1.6 60.5 5.7 0.97 65.5 0
1948 25 PIT NL 37.5 3.7 441 4.3 12.4 -8.1 1.11 4.1 -0.2 38.5 3.7 0.99 43.6 7.04 1
1949 26 PIT NL 69.3 6.7 492 5.1 12.6 -7.5 1.06 4.8 0.0 52.0 5.0 0.97 56.8 0
1950 27 PIT NL 47.2 4.5 517 3.8 13.1 -9.4 1.11 4.0 -0.6 33.0 3.1 0.98 43.5 0
1951 28 PIT NL 71.4 6.9 496 5.5 11.9 -6.4 .98 6.2 -0.6 61.6 5.9 0.94 69.5 0
1952 29 PIT NL 32.3 3.3 452 1.5 8.6 -7.2 1.02 2.7 -1.3 23.3 2.4 0.95 30.5 0
1953 30 TOT NL 28.8 2.7 576 3.1 11.8 -8.7 .98 2.3 0.8 33.6 3.1 0.94 26.2 3.35 1
1953 30 PIT NL 5.3 0.5 139 0.3 2.6 -2.3 1.08 0.3 0.0 6.1 0.6 0.98 3.2 0
1953 30 CHC NL 23.5 2.2 437 2.8 9.2 -6.4 .95 2.1 0.9 27.4 2.6 0.92 23.0 3.35 1
1954 31 CHC NL 18.4 1.8 547 1.4 11.0 -9.6 1.00 2.7 -1.2 15.6 1.5 0.91 28.2 0
1955 32 CLE AL 8.6 0.8 393 2.0 8.6 -6.7 1.04 0.8 1.1 11.9 1.1 0.97 13.1 1.88 29
10 Yrs 383.4 37.2 4649 32.5 107.2 -74.7 1.03 34.7 -3.0 340.0 32.7 0.96 388.9 2.09 32

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 23 PIT NL 5 0 23% 86 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 22% 12 8 3 2 1 1 4 2 0
1947 24 PIT NL 5 0 30% 189 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 2 5 43% 34 27 6 11 5 6 20 4 16
1948 25 PIT NL 5 0 29% 168 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 1 1 4 4 35% 22 18 3 7 4 1 19 4 13
1949 26 PIT NL 3 0 27% 192 6 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 1 4 3 43% 34 23 9 10 3 5 16 4 12
1950 27 PIT NL 6 0 29% 181 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 9 23% 31 25 5 13 11 2 8 3 5
1951 28 PIT NL 8 0 31% 214 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 2 1 2 7 43% 29 20 8 6 5 1 19 3 14
1952 29 PIT NL 2 0 26% 176 3 0 100% 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 1 2 2 3 24% 33 25 6 6 5 1 11 5 5
1953 30 TOT NL 4 0 29% 197 2 1 67% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 6 31% 28 24 4 11 9 2 16 5 11
1953 30 PIT NL 1 0 33% 43 1 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 19% 10 8 2 4 4 0 2 1 1
1953 30 CHC NL 3 0 27% 154 1 1 50% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 5 36% 18 16 2 7 5 2 14 4 10
1954 31 CHC NL 8 0 31% 212 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 1 2 15 36% 32 26 6 5 4 1 24 8 15
1955 32 CLE AL 3 0 30% 133 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 9 37% 16 14 2 5 3 1 9 1 8
10 Yrs 49 0 28% 1748 22 2 200% 12 12 1 1 2 1 7 0 41 1 9 12 19 61 35% 271 210 52 76 50 21 146 39 99

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 23 PIT NL 206 37% 124 1 0 0 0 2.12 23 0 4 4 3 8 15 0 2 36 15 42% 20 10 50% 129 20 16% 14 8 57% 6 5 83% 373
1947 24 PIT NL 519 9% 177 0 0 0 0 51 0 11 40 5 28 23 0 1 107 12 11% 35 9 26% 376 63 17% 35 16 46% 21 7 33% 147
1948 25 PIT NL 434 15% 147 1 1 1 1 7.04 40 1 9 29 2 31 9 0 0 101 15 15% 49 5 10% 320 54 17% 26 10 38% 21 6 29% 236
1949 26 PIT NL 485 11% 170 0 0 0 0 54 2 8 34 4 29 25 0 0 114 10 9% 37 9 24% 341 50 15% 29 8 28% 23 11 48% 182
1950 27 PIT NL 506 13% 149 0 0 0 0 47 1 11 33 3 27 20 0 0 124 22 18% 48 17 35% 370 60 16% 43 19 44% 23 12 52% 166
1951 28 PIT NL 486 17% 164 0 0 0 0 42 1 7 28 4 26 16 0 0 88 10 11% 33 8 24% 311 47 15% 22 12 55% 18 9 50% 184
1952 29 PIT NL 444 19% 126 0 0 0 0 37 0 3 25 1 22 15 0 0 81 6 7% 29 7 24% 282 31 11% 18 6 33% 16 8 50% 189
1953 30 TOT NL 572 23% 157 1 0 0 0 3.35 35 1 12 27 5 19 16 0 1 121 11 9% 45 16 36% 392 72 18% 47 24 51% 19 10 53% 94
1953 30 PIT NL 138 17% 40 0 0 0 0 7 0 4 6 0 4 3 0 0 29 1 3% 10 4 40% 100 18 18% 10 7 70% 2 2 100% 37
1953 30 CHC NL 434 25% 117 1 0 0 0 3.35 28 1 8 21 5 15 13 0 1 92 10 11% 35 12 34% 292 54 18% 37 17 46% 17 8 47% 57
1954 31 CHC NL 540 21% 159 0 0 0 0 22 0 8 16 6 9 13 0 5 5 100% 98 17 17% 44 10 23% 321 44 14% 21 7 33% 22 10 45% 103
1955 32 CLE AL 390 51% 78 29 11 2 8 1.88 18 1 13 8 10 11 7 0 0 0 91 8 9% 25 8 32% 285 38 13% 24 12 50% 22 7 32% 0
10 Yrs 4582 20% 1451 32 12 3 9 2.09 369 7 86 244 43 210 159 0 5 9 180% 961 126 13% 365 99 27% 3127 479 15% 279 122 44% 191 85 45% 1674
MLB Averages 50% 440% 13% 33% 14% 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
1946 23 144 579 502 63 124 17 3 23 81 3 74 109 .247 .345 .430 .775 116 216 15 1 2
1947 24 296 1245 1067 181 301 40 7 74 208 4 172 190 .282 .383 .541 .924 148 577 27 3 3
1948 25 452 1915 1622 285 448 59 12 114 331 5 284 251 .276 .386 .538 .924 147 873 42 6 3
1949 26 604 2582 2171 401 618 78 17 168 458 11 401 312 .285 .398 .568 .966 157 1234 52 7 3
1950 27 754 3254 2718 513 767 99 23 215 576 13 523 391 .282 .400 .573 .973 157 1557 74 10 3
1951 28 905 3924 3249 637 931 130 29 257 685 15 1 660 448 .287 .409 .582 .991 161 1890 84 12 3
1952 29 1054 4557 3765 727 1057 147 31 294 772 18 1 770 525 .281 .405 .571 .976 159 2148 90 19 3
1953 30 1212 5223 4327 827 1214 167 34 329 888 20 2 870 613 .281 .404 .563 .967 155 2436 101 22 4
1954 31 1359 5866 4884 915 1373 203 39 351 961 22 2 946 703 .281 .400 .554 .954 151 2707 118 24 9 3
1955 32 1472 6256 5205 971 1451 216 39 369 1015 22 2 1011 749 .279 .398 .548 .946 149 2852 126 24 9 7 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 23 151 615 531 71 136 19 3 25 91 3 81 114 .256 .356 .444 .800 84 144
1947 24 159 686 584 116 178 23 4 51 125 1 99 85 .305 .407 .620 1.027 147 152
1948 25 163 695 577 106 151 20 5 41 125 1 115 64 .262 .387 .527 .914 117 156
1949 26 158 684 565 115 171 19 5 54 125 6 118 63 .303 .424 .641 1.065 154 152
1950 27 157 688 564 107 148 21 6 47 113 2 121 83 .262 .395 .571 .966 125 150
1951 28 157 690 548 125 167 32 6 43 110 2 140 59 .305 .448 .620 1.068 152 151
1952 29 156 669 543 98 135 18 2 40 94 3 118 80 .249 .390 .510 .900 106 149
1953 30 164 679 576 96 155 20 3 35 111 2 99 91 .269 .379 .497 .876 107 158
1954 31 155 670 582 88 163 37 5 23 73 2 78 95 .280 .365 .479 .845 101 147
1955 32 118 403 333 56 79 13 0 18 54 0 66 48 .237 .360 .438 .798 53 113
10 Yrs 1538 6479 5403 978 1483 222 39 377 1021 22 1035 782 .274 .393 .539 .932 1146 1472
162 Game Avg. 162 682 569 103 156 23 4 40 108 2 109 82 .274 .393 .539 .932 121 1472



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1960 BBWAA ( 1.1%)
1962 BBWAA ( 3.1%)
1964 BBWAA (15.4%)
1964 Run Off ( 1.5%)
1966 BBWAA (24.5%)
1967 BBWAA (42.5%)
1967 Run Off (13.4%)
1968 BBWAA (41.7%)
1969 BBWAA (40.3%)
1970 BBWAA (55.7%)
1971 BBWAA (58.9%)
1972 BBWAA (59.3%)
1973 BBWAA (61.8%)
1974 BBWAA (58.9%)
1975 BBWAA (75.4%)
Selected to HOF in 1975 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1946 NL (30, 1%)
1947 NL (6, 30%)
1948 NL (7, 16%)
1949 NL (4, 40%)
1950 NL (5, 27%)
1951 NL (10, 15%)
1952 NL (23, 2%)
1.31 Career Shares (176th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1947 NL  8.3 (3rd)
1948 NL  6.2 (6th)
1949 NL  8.2 (3rd)
1951 NL  8.1 (4th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1947 NL  8.3 (1st)
1948 NL  6.2 (4th)
1949 NL  8.2 (3rd)
1950 NL  5.6 (8th)
1951 NL  8.1 (3rd)
Career  49.4 (195th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1947 NL  7.7 (1st)
1948 NL  5.7 (6th)
1949 NL  8.6 (2nd)
1950 NL  6.4 (4th)
1951 NL  8.9 (2nd)
1952 NL  5.1 (5th)
Career  54.2 (126th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1947 NL  .313 (4th)
1949 NL  .310 (5th)
1951 NL  .309 (7th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1947 NL  .417 (3rd)
1948 NL  .391 (7th)
1949 NL  .432 (3rd)
1950 NL  .408 (6th)
1951 NL  .452 (1st)
1952 NL  .384 (6th)
Career  .398 (67th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1946 NL  .430 (9th)
1947 NL  .639 (1st)
1948 NL  .533 (4th)
1949 NL  .658 (1st)
1950 NL  .590 (3rd)
1951 NL  .627 (1st)
1952 NL  .500 (4th)
Career  .548 (26th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1947 NL  1.055 (1st)
1948 NL  .924 (4th)
1949 NL  1.089 (1st)
1950 NL  .998 (2nd)
1951 NL  1.079 (1st)
1952 NL  .884 (6th)
Career  .946 (23rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1947 NL  152 (5th)
1948 NL  156 (1st)
1949 NL  152 (9th)
1953 NL  158 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1947 NL  565 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1947 NL  666 (8th)
1948 NL  670 (4th)
1950 NL  672 (8th)
1951 NL  670 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1947 NL  118 (3rd)
1948 NL  104 (5th)
1949 NL  116 (4th)
1950 NL  112 (3rd)
1951 NL  124 (1st)
1952 NL  90 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1947 NL  177 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1946 NL  216 (9th)
1947 NL  361 (1st)
1948 NL  296 (4th)
1949 NL  361 (2nd)
1950 NL  323 (4th)
1951 NL  333 (2nd)
1952 NL  258 (7th)
1953 NL  288 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1951 NL  31 (7th)
1954 NL  36 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1946 NL  23 (1st)
1947 NL  51 (1st)
1948 NL  40 (1st)
1949 NL  54 (1st)
1950 NL  47 (1st)
1951 NL  42 (1st)
1952 NL  37 (1st)
1953 NL  35 (5th)
Career  369 (76th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1946 NL  81 (5th)
1947 NL  127 (2nd)
1948 NL  123 (3rd)
1949 NL  127 (1st)
1950 NL  118 (2nd)
1951 NL  109 (2nd)
1952 NL  87 (9th)
1953 NL  116 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1946 NL  74 (6th)
1947 NL  98 (4th)
1948 NL  112 (2nd)
1949 NL  117 (1st)
1950 NL  122 (2nd)
1951 NL  137 (1st)
1952 NL  110 (1st)
1953 NL  100 (2nd)
1954 NL  76 (8th)
Career  1,011 (111th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1946 NL  109 (1st)
1947 NL  81 (2nd)
1950 NL  79 (3rd)
1952 NL  77 (7th)
1953 NL  88 (6th)
1954 NL  90 (2nd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1947 NL  173 (1st)
1948 NL  146 (4th)
1949 NL  186 (1st)
1950 NL  156 (4th)
1951 NL  185 (1st)
1952 NL  141 (7th)
Career  149 (38th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1947 NL  150 (1st)
1948 NL  115 (3rd)
1949 NL  156 (2nd)
1950 NL  131 (2nd)
1951 NL  150 (2nd)
1952 NL  98 (4th)
1953 NL  112 (7th)
Career  1,144 (237th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1947 NL  60 (1st)
1948 NL  38 (4th)
1949 NL  69 (2nd)
1950 NL  47 (2nd)
1951 NL  71 (1st)
1952 NL  32 (5th)
1953 NL  29 (10th)
Career  383 (79th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1947 NL  5.7 (1st)
1948 NL  3.7 (4th)
1949 NL  6.7 (2nd)
1950 NL  4.5 (2nd)
1951 NL  6.9 (1st)
1952 NL  3.3 (5th)
1953 NL  2.7 (10th)
Career  37.2 (83rd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1946 NL  43 (9th)
1947 NL  78 (2nd)
1948 NL  64 (4th)
1949 NL  78 (2nd)
1950 NL  74 (2nd)
1951 NL  79 (1st)
1952 NL  56 (6th)
1954 NL  63 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1947 NL  277 (1st)
1948 NL  262 (3rd)
1949 NL  288 (4th)
1950 NL  274 (4th)
1951 NL  303 (2nd)
1952 NL  243 (6th)
1953 NL  260 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1947 NL  .802 (1st)
1948 NL  .708 (4th)
1949 NL  .826 (1st)
1950 NL  .738 (3rd)
1951 NL  .828 (2nd)
1952 NL  .702 (5th)
Career  .731 (44th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1952 NL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1946 NL  15 (4th)
1948 NL  15 (6th)
1950 NL  22 (2nd)
1954 NL  17 (8th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1949 NL  10.8 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1946 NL  21.8 (1st)
1947 NL  11.1 (1st)
1948 NL  13.9 (1st)
1949 NL  10.2 (1st)
1950 NL  11.6 (1st)
1951 NL  12.6 (1st)
1952 NL  13.9 (1st)
1953 NL  16.1 (6th)
Career  14.1 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1948 NL  423 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1947 NL  60.54 (1st)
1948 NL  38.45 (3rd)
1949 NL  51.96 (2nd)
1950 NL  32.96 (9th)
1951 NL  61.64 (1st)
1952 NL  23.26 (10th)
1953 NL  33.56 (10th)
Career  340.03 (90th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1947 NL  4.1 (1st)
1948 NL  4.3 (3rd)
1949 NL  5.1 (3rd)
1950 NL  3.8 (3rd)
1951 NL  5.5 (4th)
1953 NL  3.1 (9th)
Career  32.5 (80th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1947 NL  5.8 (1st)
1948 NL  4.1 (2nd)
1949 NL  4.8 (2nd)
1950 NL  4.0 (3rd)
1951 NL  6.2 (1st)
1952 NL  2.7 (6th)
1954 NL  2.7 (10th)
Career  34.7 (75th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1947 NL  5.7 (1st)
1948 NL  3.7 (3rd)
1949 NL  5.0 (2nd)
1950 NL  3.1 (9th)
1951 NL  5.9 (1st)
1952 NL  2.4 (10th)
1953 NL  3.1 (10th)
Career  32.7 (91st)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 52 (25), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 145 (99), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 136 (98), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 34 (228), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (19th), 49.4 career WAR/43.7 7yr-peak WAR/46.5 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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