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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
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 30, 2014 7:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #159. Maury Wills… #160. Stan Hack… #161. Rocky Colavito… #162. RALPH KINER… #163. Bob Elliott… #164. Mickey Vernon… #165. Jim Rice… 

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
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

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1946 PIT NL 23 OF 140 138 127 356 339 6 11 2 .969 2.46 .977 2.39 MVP-30
1946 PIT NL 23 CF 75 75 66 222 211 4 7 2 .968 2.87 .979 2.83 MVP-30
1946 PIT NL 23 LF 65 63 61 134 129 1 4 0 .970 2.00 .975 2.25 MVP-30
1947 PIT NL 24 LF 152 152 148 399 384 8 7 0 .982 2.58 .976 2.30 MVP-6
1947 PIT NL 24 OF 152 152 148 405 390 8 7 1 .983 2.62 .977 2.42 MVP-6
1948 PIT NL 25 LF 154 154 148 390 375 5 10 1 .974 2.47 .970 2.30 AS,MVP-7
1948 PIT NL 25 OF 154 154 148 398 382 6 10 1 .975 2.52 .978 2.39 AS,MVP-7
1949 PIT NL 26 LF 152 152 150 319 300 12 7 4 .978 2.05 .974 2.37 AS,MVP-4
1949 PIT NL 26 OF 152 152 150 330 311 12 7 3 .979 2.13 .977 2.48 AS,MVP-4
1950 PIT NL 27 LF 150 150 146 1325.2 297 275 11 11 3 .963 1.94 1.91 .977 2.29 2.27 AS,MVP-5
1950 PIT NL 27 OF 150 150 146 1325.2 311 287 13 11 2 .965 2.04 2.00 .978 2.34 2.31 AS,MVP-5
1951 PIT NL 28 LF 94 93 92 825.0 208 195 6 7 1 .966 2.19 2.14 .977 2.32 2.31 AS,MVP-10
1951 PIT NL 28 OF 94 93 92 825.0 209 195 7 7 1 .967 2.20 2.15 .981 2.42 2.41 AS,MVP-10
1951 PIT NL 28 1B 58 58 53 510.1 596 556 29 11 59 .982 10.32 10.09 .989 9.76 9.72 AS,MVP-10
1952 PIT NL 29 LF 149 149 137 1296.0 259 243 8 8 0 .969 1.74 1.68 .979 2.02 2.00 AS,MVP-23
1952 PIT NL 29 OF 149 149 137 1296.0 267 250 9 8 0 .970 1.80 1.74 .981 2.31 2.29 AS,MVP-23
1953 TOT NL 30 LF 157 157 141 1337.0 287 268 11 8 3 .972 -13 -12 1.88 1.78 .976 2.15 2.10 AS
1953 TOT NL 30 OF 157 157 141 1337.0 301 282 11 8 3 .973 -13 -12 1.97 1.87 .980 2.37 2.32 AS
1953 PIT NL 30 LF 41 41 38 352.0 70 65 5 0 1 1.000 2 6 1.79 1.71 .976 2.15 2.10
1953 PIT NL 30 OF 41 41 38 352.0 76 71 5 0 1 1.000 2 6 1.94 1.85 .980 2.37 2.32
1953 CHC NL 30 LF 116 116 103 985.0 217 203 6 8 2 .963 -15 -18 1.91 1.80 .976 2.15 2.10
1953 CHC NL 30 OF 116 116 103 985.0 225 211 6 8 2 .964 -15 -18 1.98 1.87 .980 2.37 2.32
1954 CHC NL 31 LF 147 147 121 1272.1 310 294 7 9 1 .971 -4 -4 2.13 2.05 .971 2.18 2.17
1954 CHC NL 31 OF 147 147 121 1272.1 313 298 6 9 1 .971 -4 -4 2.15 2.07 .975 2.36 2.34
1955 CLE AL 32 LF 87 79 60 701.2 146 142 2 2 0 .986 -12 -21 1.85 1.66 .980 2.26 2.25
1955 CLE AL 32 OF 87 79 60 701.2 145 141 2 2 0 .986 -12 -21 1.83 1.64 .982 2.40 2.38
10 Seasons OF 1382 1371 1270 6757.2 3035 2875 80 80 14 .974 -29 -5 2.00 2.14 .978 2.36 2.37
10 Seasons LF 1307 1296 1204 6757.2 2749 2605 71 73 13 .973 -29 -5 1.95 2.05 .975 2.19 2.23
1 Season CF 75 75 66 222 211 4 7 2 .968 2.87 .979 2.83
1 Season 1B 58 58 53 510.1 596 556 29 11 59 .982 10.32 10.09 .989 9.76 9.72
10 Seasons TOT 1440 1429 1323 7268.0 3631 3431 109 91 73 .975 -29 -5 2.58 2.46 .980 2.88 2.67
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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

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 (193rd)

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 (79th)

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)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1951 NL  11 (4th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  152 (1st)
1948 NL  154 (1st)
1949 NL  152 (2nd)
1950 NL  150 (1st)
1951 NL  94 (5th)
1952 NL  149 (2nd)
1953 NL  157 (1st)
1954 NL  147 (1st)
Career  1,307 (29th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  384 (1st)
1948 NL  375 (1st)
1949 NL  300 (4th)
1950 NL  275 (3rd)
1951 NL  195 (5th)
1952 NL  243 (3rd)
1953 NL  268 (3rd)
1954 NL  294 (2nd)
Career  2,605 (26th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  8 (5th)
1948 NL  5 (4th)
1949 NL  12 (3rd)
1950 NL  11 (3rd)
1952 NL  8 (4th)
1953 NL  11 (3rd)
1954 NL  7 (2nd)
Career  71 (56th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  4 (5th)
1947 NL  7 (3rd)
1948 NL  10 (2nd)
1949 NL  7 (4th)
1950 NL  11 (1st)
1951 NL  7 (2nd)
1952 NL  8 (2nd)
1953 NL  8 (2nd)
1954 NL  9 (1st)
Career  73 (25th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  1 (2nd)
1949 NL  4 (1st)
1950 NL  3 (1st)
1953 NL  3 (2nd)
1954 NL  1 (2nd)
Career  13 (58th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  75 (5th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  211 (4th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  7 (2nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1946 NL  140 (5th)
1947 NL  152 (2nd)
1948 NL  154 (2nd)
1949 NL  152 (5th)
1950 NL  150 (3rd)
1952 NL  149 (4th)
1953 NL  157 (1st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1946 NL  339 (2nd)
1947 NL  390 (1st)
1948 NL  382 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1950 NL  13 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1946 NL  11 (1st)
1948 NL  10 (3rd)
1950 NL  11 (2nd)
1952 NL  8 (5th)
1953 NL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1949 NL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 NL  1.94 (4th)
1952 NL  1.74 (5th)
1954 NL  2.13 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  2.58 (1st)
1948 NL  2.47 (1st)
1950 NL  1.91 (4th)
1951 NL  2.14 (5th)
1952 NL  1.68 (5th)
1954 NL  2.05 (3rd)
Career  2.05 (61st)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  .982 (2nd)
1948 NL  .974 (1st)
1949 NL  .978 (3rd)
1950 NL  .963 (5th)
1952 NL  .969 (4th)
1953 NL  .972 (5th)
1954 NL  .971 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1947 NL  2.62 (5th)

             

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 (97), 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

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1946 23 Pittsburgh Pirates $5,000 ? P. Gregory, The Baseball Player...(1951)
1947 24 Pittsburgh Pirates $15,000 ? P. Gregory, The Baseball Player...(1951) Includes $5,000 bonus
1948 25 Pittsburgh Pirates $35,000 ? P. Gregory, The Baseball Player... 1/14/48 TSN says $30,000
1949 26 Pittsburgh Pirates $50,000 ? P. Gregory, The Baseball Player... 8/31/49 TN says $40,000
1950 27 Pittsburgh Pirates $65,000 ? BJHA & P. Gregory, The Baseball Player..
1951 28 Pittsburgh Pirates $65,000 ? P. Gregory, The Baseball Player...(1951)
1952 29 Pittsburgh Pirates $90,000 ? Bill James Historical Abstract
1953 30 Pittsburgh Pirates $75,000 ? P. Gregory, The Baseball Player...(1956)
1954 31 Chicago Cubs $65,000 ? P. Gregory, The Baseball Player...(1956)
1955 32 Cleveland Indians $50,000 ? 10/26/55 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$515,000
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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